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Category Archives: Music

James Burton, Albert Lee,Amos Garrett, David Wilcox

Guitar Heroes
 
Guitar-Heroes

Recorded live in 2013, this album is exactly what you’d think given the players: an onslaught of guitar playing that would make even the most cynical music fan smile. All four players are featured in a set of songs that have been around forever. The opener, (more…)

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Tremonti

Cauterize
 
Tremonti-band

Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti is at it again, this time enlisting the help of guitarist Eric “Erock” Friedman, drummer Garrett Whitlock, and bassist Wolfgang Van Halen. Following up his first solo album All I Was, this new outing explodes with jackhammer rhythms and (more…)

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Sugarcane Jane

Dirt Road’s End
 
Sugarcane-Jane

There are enough examples of married-couple acts imploding or having one spouse drag the other down that there probably ought to be a warning sign, if not a law. But the debut duo album by Anthony and Savana Lee Crawford as Sugarcane Jane is enough (more…)

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Jethro Tull

Minstrel in the Gallery: 40th Anniversary: La Grande Edition
Masterwork Revisited
 
Jethro-Tull

Jethro Tull’s 1975 masterwork gets the deluxe box-set treatment with all the trimmings. Packaged in a hardbound book cover, the set includes remastered tracks (with that classic “green” Chrysalis label); a fresh live recording from Paris in ’75; and two discs of DVD-Audio material with (more…)

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Sly and the Family Stone

Live At The Fillmore East
Groovalicious Glory
 
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Long before short attention spans and the need to record an experience on your iPhone became more important than the experience itself, there was Sly and the Family Stone. It was a time of unrest and exploration. A time when music genres collided to form the (more…)

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Nashville Pussy

Ten Years of Pussy
 
Nashville-Pussy

For heavy-rock fans complaining that nobody makes good music anymore, meet Nashville Pussy. This Atlanta-based band has been kicking ass since ’97. Creating a white-trash blend of AC/DC meets Lynyrd Skynyrd with a dash of ’70s Nugent, Nashville Pussy was formed by the husband-and-wife (more…)

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Grant Green

Racing Green – Guitar Solos, 1959-62
 
Grant-Green

Prolific though he was, there have been more albums devoted to jazz guitar great Grant Green posthumously than were released in his lifetime. Not surprising, considering he died at 43. A heroin addict for much of his career, a heart attack felled him in 1979. This (more…)

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Ian Siegal

The Picnic Sessions
 
Ian-Siegal

This is what happens when you throw a bunch of talented musicians in a studio with no planning. Ian Siegal, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Cody and Luther Dickinson, and Jimbo Mathus basically just sat down in front of some mics and started doing songs. The result (more…)

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Otis Taylor

Hey Joe Opus Red Meat
 
Otis-Taylor

Anyone familiar with Otis Taylor’s work won’t be surprised by the hypnotic nature of his new record, featuring vocal numbers and instrumental interludes that all are seemingly connected. The classic title cut gets two different takes and they both are stunning. The first one, the record’s (more…)

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Sonny Landreth

Bound By The Blues
 
Sonny-Landreth

Sonny Landreth is arguably the finest living slide-guitar player on the planet – and one of the few not ransacking Duane Allman’s lick library. On his latest, he paints upon a blues canvas with his own indelible fingerprint. Triple-thick slide tones masterfully permeate old favorites such (more…)

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