REVIEW: Steve Earle & The Dukes Are Talking To All Of Us On “Ghosts Of West Virginia”

  With their new album Ghosts of West Virginia (New West Records) Americana music stalwarts Steve Earle & The Dukes tell the story, in song, of the deadliest coal mine explosion in American history – the Upper Big Branch explosion in West Virginia that claimed 29 lives in 2010. Born out of the music Earle […]

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REVIEW: Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings October 1962 is Invigorating

Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton – Smithsonian Folkways Recordings October 1962 This collection may be suited for purists & archival completists than the average music lover. Though I’ve been wrong before. Recorded at 2 NYC concerts (Oct. ’62) – at the NYU School of Education & West Village’s Blind Lemon’s folk club, folklorist Ralph Rinzler […]

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REVIEW: Vickikristinabarcelona: “Pawn Shop Radio” Reworks the Songs of Tom Waits with Exceptional Style

Vickikristinabarcelona – Pawn Shop Radio – Reworks the Songs of Tom Waits Vicki Kristina Barcelona (spelled as one long word) is a play on words from a similar Woody Allen film. The 3 ladies responsible for this are multi-instrumentalists: NY’s Rachelle Garniez, London’s Amanda Homi & Brooklyn’s Terry Radigan. What have they done? Well… They […]

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REVIEW: Heather Anne Lomax Dazzles With Her Voice And Her Songs With “All This Time”

      On her new album All This Time (self-released), singer/songwriter Heather Anne Lomax  (formerly known as the artist Michael-Ann) delivers an intense fusion of early rock and roll, blues, and Memphis-style soul that should instantly captivate any fan of those three genres. On this record, with a booming and powerful voice that echoes […]

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