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Monthly Archives: April 2008

Donal Clancy – Close to Home

Donal Clancy continues the tradition of the Clancy Brothers, demonstrating that contemporary Celtic music is as vibrant as any musical genre. Clancy grew up surrounded...

Mavis Staples – We’ll Never Turn Back

Billed as her most personal statement, this may well be Mavis Staples' finest solo effort to date. In 2004, the powerhouse lead singer of...

Bradley Walker – Highway of Dreams

Once in a great while an artist's voice grabs you after just a couple of seconds. Bradley Walker just may have the finest male...

Various Artists – Ruf Records 12 Year Anthology

Ruf Records' mix of blues, soul, and rock can be a welcome addition to any record collection, and this CD/DVD expands its reach. The...

Tommy Castro – Painkiller

Tommy Castro's pure Fender tone, whiskey-and-cigarette voice, and knack for writing a great tune are about as good as it gets on the blues...

Joan Osborne – Pretty Little Stranger

"Versatile" doesn't quite do justice to Joan Osborne's uncanny range. One minute she's guesting with the Chieftains, the next she's touring with the Dead....

Flatt & Scruggs – Best of The Flatt and Scruggs TV Show

Before "Hullabaloo" or "Hootenany" there was the Grand Ole Opry, America's first national country music show broadcast on the radio. Of course the Opry...

Tomo Fujita – Right Place, Right Time

Fujita is a professor at Berklee College of Music, and the music here flies in the face of the old adage, "Those who can't...

America – Here & Now

The folk-pop songs of America have, for many, long been one of life's guilty pleasures. And for every "Horse With No Name" there was...

Foley, Coleman, Potvin – Time Bomb

From the first notes of the title-track opener, this trio of guitarists leaves no doubt that this album is going to rock and roll. Sue...
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