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Carl Bradychok and Don Leady

Those once considered the young guns of roots rock (Deke Dickerson, Dave Biller, Joel Paterson) are now “middle-aged.” So it’s encouraging to know that...

Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn, who turned 84 this year, first became famous for her plain-spoken, proudly twangy hits in the ’60s and ’70s, many of the...

Bonnie Raitt

The adjective “smooth” can sometimes get a bad rep, but as the new album by Bonnie Raitt readily shows, it can be a good...

The Allman Brothers

Recorded for a live radio broadcast just a couple months before Duane Allman’s death, this rediscovered collection showcases a band at the top of...

Toronzo Cannon

You can’t take anything away from Toronzo Cannon. He’s toiled non-stop on the super-competitive Chicago blues circuit, sharing the stage with some of the...

Robert Mugge

In 1991, Robert Mugge made the documentary Deep Blues, with the help of journalist Robert Palmer, who wrote the book of the same name,...

Steve Dawson

Steve Dawson shines as a session player and producer supporting other artists’ work. But when he hides away in his own studio and cuts...

Bad Company

Thanks to advances in audio tweaking, studio engineers can now take 40-year-old concert tapes and make them sound thrilling. Case in point, Bad Company’s...
Teleslinger Laur “L’il Joe” Joamets with Sturgill Simpson. Photo: Andy Sapp.

Sturgill Simpson

Parental advisory: this ain’t no country album. Rather, Sturgill Simpson – hailed far and wide as the (latest) savior of that good ol’ Nashville...

Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals

  The difference between Ben Harper and other contemporary blues-based artists is that Harper’s blues reflects the reality of his surroundings. If one chooses to...
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