REVIEW: “Bromberg Plays Hendrix” By Brian Bromberg Is A Dazzling Display Of Bass Playing Virtuosity

  It was in 2012 when renowned jazz bassist Brian Bromberg first unleashed his audacious and altogether brilliant instrumental album Bromberg Plays Hendrix into the music world and now in September 2020, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the tragic and untimely passing of Hendrix, we find that the bass player virtuoso is […]

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REVIEW: Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts “Nowhere To Go But Everywhere” is Instantly Likable

Fort Worth’s melodically full-bodied Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts – Nowhere To Go But Everywhere (drops Sept 18 – Wicked Cool Records) opens their sophomore LP with the integrated pop gasoline of “Only a Dream,” that tilts back its head to a new wave era when singles were filled with catchy hooks & melodies […]

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REVIEW: Brennen Leigh’s “Prairie Love Letter” Drops You into America’s Great Plains

If a songwriter is truly passionate about his or her subject matter, chances are the songs will be both singular and relatable. Over the summer, Colter Wall released a collection of original Canadfian cowboy songs that no one knew they needed, but the project succeeded because of Wall’s full-hearted attention to his craft. Brennen Leigh’s […]

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REVIEW: Trae Sheehan’s “Postcards From the Country” is Fine Craftmanship with No Showboating

Trae Sheehan – Postcards From the Country This EP is a fine example of straight-forward unassuming songs. Fine craftsmanship with no showboating. There’s nothing cutting here like Neil Young, but West Virginia’s Trae Sheehan also doesn’t have a whiney voice like Neil. There are no political overtones like the late Phil Ochs — Trae has […]

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Music Reviews: The Rolling Stones Reheat ‘Goats Head Soup,’ Plus New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers and Joey Molland

 By Jeff Burger Goats Head Soup, which the Rolling Stones cooked up in Jamaica, Los Angeles, and London in late 1972 and the first half of 1973, topped charts in the U.S., England, and other countries. It also delivered a number-one international single, “Angie.” But critics offered lukewarm reviews for this 11th (British) album—and those […]

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