REVIEW: Will Kimbrough’s “I Like It Down Here” is Talented Worthy Storytelling

I Like It Down Here, is a fascinating look at the incredible singer/songwriter, Will Kimbrough, and the stories he tells through his lyrics and music.  Whether wearing the producer hat, as he did for this album and for artists from Shemekia Copeland to Jimmy Buffett, or lending his guitar talents to artists like Todd Snider, […]

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A Must-Hear Album from Southside Johnny and Little Steven; Plus The Schramms, RJ Cowdery, Carlo Ditta, Greg Jacobs and Ellis Mano Band

Back in 1993, Bruce Springsteen guitarist Little Steven—who cofounded Southside Johnny’s Asbury Jukes in the mid 70s—teamed up with Southside to perform an acoustic benefit concert that aired on New York radio. The show, which embraced several of their best-known originals as well as a long menu of well-chosen covers, featured Asbury Jukes guitarist Bobby […]

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REVIEW: The Felice Brothers’ “Undress” Tackles Current Events With Finesse

It’s not often I hear a pop-oriented band of young musician’s tackle politics lyrically and with finesse. With no fear of addressing current events this group drapes it all in a cross between Beatlesque arrangements, Bob Dylan early 60’s political lyrical settings with words not ordinarily pop lyrical. The creativity on the opening track “Undress,” […]

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REVIEW: Midnight Singers’ “Nowhere Else” Reflects Philly’s Robust Americana Scene

Unbeknownst to many, the Gloria Dei (aka, Old Swedes’) Episcopalian Church in the historic Queen Village area of Philadelphia has been home to a burgeoning Americana-centered music scene. Fostered by the church’s on- site Sexton, Jim Minacci, and his wife Paula, their Sexton Sideshow collaborative has been welcoming up-and-coming as well as established singer-songwriters and […]

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