REVIEW: Kevin West Explores Americana on the New EP ‘Story of My Life’

The good thing about Americana is that it is a pretty all-encompassing term. It can range from country and bluegrass to jazz. Story of My Life by Kevin West is an album that embraces a lot of the various facets (including jazz in the last two songs) of Americana. The EP kicks off with “Best […]

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REVIEW: Chip & Tony Kinman’s “Sounds Like Music” is Tantalizing

Chip & Tony Kinman’s Sounds Like Music (Omnivore Records) This 22-track of previously unissued songs of the Kinman Brothers’ bands was impressive. But you might’ve had to be a fan to fully appreciate it. Brothers Chip & the late Tony Kinman were notable for cowpunk, country-rock, alt-country that blended seamlessly. Their 3-LP 1981-7 Rank & File (Austin, Texas […]

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