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Joe Ely

Panhandle Rambler

Joe Ely’s latest is a little more laid back than past efforts, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t showcase his usual great songwriting and storytelling. A who’s who of guitarists are featured on the 12 cuts with playing that runs from joyful to (more…)

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Danielle Nicole

Wolf Den

As bassist and vocalist of the sibling group, Trampled Under Foot, Danielle Nicole helped her brothers play stomping blues and R&B that was authentic and rollicking. On her solo debut she leans more to the soul side of things with the help of (more…)

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Buick 6

Plays Well With Others
Rocks Well With Others

You’re likely wondering, just who is this Buick 6 and who do they play well with? Good questions. The trio is Lucinda Williams’ backing band, which has also become her opening act for many a show since the release of Williams’ 2014 double (more…)

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J.D. Simo

Let Love Show The Way

This latest shoehorns J.D. Simo’s Nashville six-string virtuosity with the soulful blues phrasing of Chicago, and the heart-pounding adrenaline of rawk. Embedded within a raucous ’60s psychedelic gumbo, Simo summons copious amounts of intensity reminiscent of the best live Cream bootlegs. This album (more…)

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Rick Vito

Mojo On My Side
Who Needs Frets?

Rick Vito is one of the few guitarists who didn’t just put his name on a guitar as an endorser; as his own guitar designer, he came up with the art deco Streamliner, then the Slingshot for the Reverend company, and Reverend’s Rick (more…)

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David Michael Miller

Same Soil

This makes it two in a row for David Michael Miller. His Poisons Sipped was one of last year’s surprise albums, introducing us to a songwriter, guitarist, and singer who is the whole package. Same Soil builds on that with its clear (more…)

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The Anderson Ponty Band

Better Late Than Never

It took 30 years but Jon Anderson of Yes and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty have finally cleared their schedules long enough to work on an album together. This collection fuses Anderson’s vocal style with Ponty’s violin. It’s a curious blend of Yes classics and new (more…)

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Kill The Flaw

Atlanta, Georgia’s Sevendust’s 11th album of head-butting alternative metal spotlights guitarists John Connolly and Clint Lowery serving up a fierce barrage of pummeling guitar arrangements, jam-packed with hellacious riffs and memorable hooks. The jackhammer rhythm section of bassist Vince Hornsby and drummer Morgan Rose, (more…)

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Los Lobos

Gates of Gold
Never Left, But Back

Los Lobos have never put out a bad album; in fact, their artistic track record, spread over 20 albums and 37 years, is something major bands like the Stones and Van Halen wish they could boast. But there was a period when, like any (more…)

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Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

Live In San Francisco 1971

On July 11, 1971, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, a pioneer of country rock light years from either Gram Parsons or the Eagles, appeared on KSAN-FM in San Francisco, a performance captured on tape. Lost In The Ozone, their debut album, would (more…)

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