Monthly Archives: February 2003

Pete Anderson – Dogs in Heaven


Pete Anderson is no stranger to these pages, having been featured in an interview, performance review, and record review for his first release on Little Dog. This time around, Pete has come up with a tasty offering in the form of (more…)

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Double Trouble – Been A Long Time


This celebratory debut release lays testament to the resilient talent of drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon, renowned as Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section, Double Trouble. Losing a front person of such mythic proportions may have sent the bandmates of (more…)

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Jim Weider

A Big Step with Big Foot

If you know of Jim Weider, it’s likely from his work with The Band. He took over the post held by Robbie Robertson when Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, and Richard Manuel reformed in (more…)

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Geoff Muldaur – Password


Geoff Muldaur has had a long, and at times, rocky career. He began as a principal member of the influential Jim Kweskin jug band and was instrumental in creating a funky ensemble sound that became a seminal part of the original early-’60s folk music revolution. (more…)

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Redd Volkaert – No Stranger to a Tele


Anybody who’s paid any attention to guitarists in the past decade or so won’t be too surprised when I say what a nice album this is. Redd, as many of you probably already know, is a genial-looking (more…)

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Omar And The Howlers – Swingland


I first ran across Omar Dykes in the mid ’80s when I heard a bluesy radio-ready rock album called Hard Times In The Land Of Plenty. I liked it, and some quick research dug up more rootsy stuff that showed him and the Howlers to (more…)

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Joe Pass – Resonance


In the history of jazz there have no doubt been numerous creative rolls like the one the late Joe Pass experienced in the early 1970s. But in Pass’ case, his DiMaggio-like streak was extremely well-documented. In ’72, the maiden release of the Concord Jazz label was (more…)

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Henry Gross – I’m Hearing Things


Wow! That was my first reaction to this one. Gross, as some of you may remember was noted for one hit back in the ’70s. That song – “Shannon” – was not exactly a barnburner, and apparently was about (more…)

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Chris Thomas King – Me, My Guitar and the Blues


Chris Thomas King is the real deal: a modern-day blues revivalist with one foot firmly in the past and the other keeping time in the present. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, King grew up schooled in the (more…)

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Luther Allison – Reckless


Luther Allison is the hottest thing going today in the world of the blues, and this, his third release on Alligator, keeps his tradition burning strong. Reckless is classic Luther Allison. It is chock full of the no-holds-barred powerhouse performances you expect. Armed with his (more…)

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