REVIEW: Bill Bloomer is “Bounty”-Full

In the final section of Four Quartets, “Little Gidding,” T.S. Elliot writes: We shall not cease from exploration/And the end of all our exploring/ Will be to arrive where we started/ And know the place for the first time. Exploration and arrival are equally integral parts of a paradox, in which “knowing” happens only in the […]

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REVIEW: Fionn Regan’s “Cala” is Pristinely Finger-Plucked Majesty

Fionn Regan’s Cala (Abbey Records), the Spanish word for creek, continues to build on Regan’s fascination with waterways and water imagery. His 2017 release, The Meetings of the Waters was released to critical acclaim. Cala finds Regan performing all the recording and performance duites himself and dives in deep to pristinely finger-plucked acoustic guitar majesty within just a few bars of the album […]

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