Memphissippi

REVIEW: Memphissippi Sounds “Welcome to the Land”

Memphissippi Sounds – Welcome to the Land A bit of surprise — the cover depicts 2 young men who appear more as rappers or hip-hop artists. Yet, from the start, this 9-song CD takes off like a blues rocket. The propulsion is smooth. The blues stomping harmonica-driven “Who’s Gonna Ride,” follows a superb Taj Mahal […]

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Kevin Coons

Song Premiere: Kevin Coons “Rattlesnake Canyon”

Americana Highways brings you this premiere of Kevin Coons’ song “Rattlesnake Canyon” from his forthcoming album.  The album  was produced by Coons, recorded in Southern California and Nashville; and  mixed and mastered by Nate Bridges of High Noon Audio in Nashville. “Rattlesnake Canyon” is Kevin on vocals, guitar, bass, and harmonica; and Dillon Napier (Margo Price […]

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Rolling Stones

Music Reviews: Rolling Stones’ ‘Tattoo You’ (Super Deluxe Ed.), plus Elvis Costello’s ‘Spanish Model’ and New Holiday Music

Music Reviews: Rolling Stones’ ‘Tattoo You’ (Super Deluxe Ed.), plus Elvis Costello’s ‘Spanish Model’ and New Holiday Music Given the way the Rolling Stones’ Tattoo You came together, this 1981 album could have easily ended up as a disjointed mess. The group needed a successor to 1980’s Emotional Rescue to fulfill contractual obligations and because […]

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Legendary Shack Shakers

REVIEW: J.D. Wilkes & The Legendary Shack Shakers – “Cockadoodledeux”

J.D. Wilkes & The Legendary Shack Shakers – Cockadoodledeux This release celebrates 25 years as a band. Founder J.D. Wilkes commemorates that milestone by producing a 12-cut collection. Kentucky’s The Legendary Shack Shakers had a “family reunion,” since many members had come & gone & came back for this. Cockadoodledeux is scheduled for mass consumption […]

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