Show Review: Slocan Ramblers Pick a Whirlwind of Bluegrass in Maryland Tour Stop

Bluegrass band The Slocan Ramblers took the stage at the Weinberg Theatre in Frederick, Maryland last week with a youthful, contemporary set, demonstrating with ease the timelessness of the genre that is nowhere near retired. Hailing originally from Toronto, the Slocan Ramblers feature lead vocals by Frank Evans who also plays banjos, Adrian Gross (who […]

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Show Review: Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman with Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Sweetheart of the Rodeo at the Ryman

In 1978 or so my relatives in Germany sent me a budget Byrds compilation lp. I didn’t know anything about the band as I was nine years old but I was immediately taken by their harmonies, the intricacies of the melodies and how they seemed to effortlessly move into and out of various styles of […]

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Show Review: Alejandro Escovedo Show Was Quality Over Quantity in OKC

Come on now Oklahoma City, that was embarrassing. This past Saturday night saw the great Alejandro Escovedo in town touring in support of his just released album, “The Crossing” which was reviewed here:  (https://americanahighways.org/2018/09/14/alejandro-escovedos-the-crossing-is-one-of-the-finest-albums-of-the-year/ ) by our own Mark Joseph Engleson. I’ve been fortunate to have seen Escovedo many times over the years, and it’s […]

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