REVIEW: J.D. Wilkes’ “Will I See You One Day in God’s Glory Land?” is Emotionally Genuine, Skilled Bluegrass

J.D. Wilkes’ new release Will I See You One Day in God’s Glory Land? (Arkam Records) was recorded at the Muscle Shoals’ studio The Nutt House, with some recorded in Wilkes’ home in Kentucky and a bit more in fiddler, Jamie Barrier’s, cabin in Tennessee. The album is a collection of traditional old time mountain […]

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REVIEW: Rosie Flores’ “Simple Case of the Blues” is Defiant, Bluesy and Clear

Rosie Flores’ new release, Simple Case of the Blues, was produced by Charlie Sexton, Kenny Vaughan and Dave Roe. The album features Rosie Flores and Kenny Vaughan on guitars with Charlie Sexton on rhythm guitar and percussion; Dave Roe on bass(es),  Jimmy Lester on drums.  And with T. Jarrod Bonta on piano and Wurlitzer;  Mike Flanigin on […]

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REVIEW: Charles Wesley Godwin Sings With Authenticity About Seneca Creek on Album “Seneca”

The release of Seneca marks the arrival of Morgantown, West Virginia singer-songwriter Charles Wesley Godwin as an authentic voice in country music. Singing about the “hills where my grandfather worked” with a clear, strong voice, Godwin spins a warm vision of the people of coal country and their lives. He paints with his words, vividly […]

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REVIEW: Marley’s Ghost’s “Travelin’ Shoes” is Honest, Pure Classic Gospel

Travelin’ Shoes, the new gospel release from Marley’s Ghost, is the group’s third’s collaboration with producer Larry Campbell, former guitarist for Bob Dylan and bandleader for Levon Helm. Larry writes, “This a group whose artistic life blood springs from the deep well of American traditional music. They love it, they’ve lived it, they respect it, […]

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