REVIEW: TJ George “Fragmented Soul: Vol. 2” is Unique Melodic Groove

TJ George – Fragmented Soul: Vol. 2  Columbus, Ohio’s TJ George (keys/vocals) offers a unique blend of soul, folk, pop, R&B that he calls his “melodic groove.” On his 4th effort & follow-up to Vol. 1 is the 6-song EP Fragmented Soul: Vol. 2 (drops June 26 – Independent). Track 1 comes galloping in with […]

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REVIEW: Whitten’s “How to Speak to Giants” Sets a Standard in Instrumental Country Grooves

A retired road warrior’s solo debut sets a new standard in instrumental country grooves. Whit Wright’s Whitten project showcases the former American Aquarium and current Nashville hired gun’s pedal steel work over a bevy of keys, bass, and drums. How to Speak to Giants (out now) finds Whit exploring musical genres and pushing pedal steel […]

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REVIEW: “The John Hartford Fiddle Tune Project – Vol. 1” is Diversity of John Hartford

This is not a new John Hartford record. It’s a collection of unrecorded Hartford fiddle tunes found in his archive after his passing (1937-2001). Amassed from 68 journals, composed during his last 18 years & newly recorded by his proteges: many of today’s stellar acoustic musicians. The John Hartford Fiddle Tune Project – Vol. 1 (drops […]

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