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Author Archives: John Heidt

Dale Watson

Keep On Truckin’
 
Dale Watson

The seeds of the latest album from Dale Watson were sown in 1998, when he released The Truckin’ Sessions . The Truckin’ Sessions 2 followed in 2009, and now he follows with a three-CD set, The Truckin’ Sessions Trilogy . Watson says it wasn’t planned. “I really didn’t think about it until (more…)

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Brian Tarquin

No Idle Hands
 
Brian Tarquin

Brian Tarquin is more than keeping busy. In the space of six weeks, he recently released two very different instrumental CDs centered on his playing with a multitude of guests, and he published a coffee-table book about guitars. Guitars For Wounded Warriors is a tribute to those (more…)

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Lyle Brewer

Lyle Brewer
 
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Even when Lyle Brewer covers standards, he makes the song his own. His last couple albums have been filled with familiar songs given the Brewer treatment. With his latest, we get a record full of Brewer originals and the result is the (more…)

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Andy Stack

Group Therapy
 
Andy Stack

Andy Stack spent the past few years doing gigs in New York City, staying busy as a session player, doing gigs with various bands, and even working in the orchestra pit for Broadway productions. But he needed something more. Looking to change things up, he formed Buffalo Stack, which recently released its self-titled debut album. […]

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Damon Fowler

Steamrolled
 
Damon Fowler

Damon Fowler’s records have traditionally been eclectic conjugations of American music – rock, country, a little sacred steel, and lots of R&B. On his latest, Sounds of Home, Fowler covers all that ground and more. “I lived with my grandparents, and everyone in the house liked country music,” he said. “So, I was around that […]

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The Kentucky Headhunters with Johnnie Johnson

Meet Me In Bluesland
 
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It’s hard to believe these recordings have been around since 2003 and are only now seeing the light of day. What started as Johnnie Johnson showing up to play on some Kentucky Headhunter (more…)

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Mark Elf

After the Storm
 
Mark Elf

The latest album from guitarist Mark Elf shot to the top of the jazz charts, but the route to success for Mark Elf Returns 2014 wasn’t so easy. “I was supposed to record in December of 2012, but Superstorm Sandy hit; my house and many (more…)

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Brad Allen Williams

Lamar
 
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Brad Allen Williams is a fine guitarist who has served the last few years as a sideman to numerous artists, most notably José James. Fans of his work with other folks might be surprised at this straightahead organ trio record that was (more…)

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Royal Southern Brotherhood

Don’t Look Back: the Muscle Shoals Sessions
 
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Royal Southern Brotherhood has a different guitar lineup, but the sound of the band – which incorporates pretty much anything you can think of on the American music scene – still remains pretty much perfect. Devon Allman and Rick Zito were charter members, (more…)

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Mark Doyle

Mark Doyle’s Guitar Noir: One November Night Live in Concert
 
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Mark Doyle put together a 10-piece touring band, complete with string quartet, last year after releasing several instrumental albums over a 15-year period. With that touring group he played mostly cuts from those records and has now released the result on this two-disc (more…)

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