Monthly Archives: December 2008

Halford and the Healers – Broken Chord


Building on his last two records, Halford proves to be one of the strongest of a group of songwriters in the Bob Dylan mold. He doesn’t sound like Dylan, but his mix rock, blues, country, and soul, along with his always-interesting lyrics, put him firmly in (more…)

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Bryan Sutton – Secrets for Flatpickers


Grab any top-selling country CD produced in the last five years that has acoustic instruments on it and chances are you’ll find Bryan Sutton credited with playing acoustic guitar. On Homespun Video’s latest release, Bryan Sutton’s Secrets for Successful Flatpicking, you can pick up some tips (more…)

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Mountain Heart – The Road That Never Ends (The Live Album)


Mountain Heart plays music its own way. What makes the band so different? Breadth. While most bands narrow their scope to one particular sound, Mountain Heart pushes boundaries past traditional bluegrass into other popular musical forms. This album was recorded in one take at a club in (more…)

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Don Latarski & Rue D’ Acoustic


Don Latarski is a fine guitarist who has produced recordings to go along with his wonderful live work. His work with Rue de Blues was a great mix of R&B and soul. Here, he changes the scenery with the acoustic jazz of Rue D’Acoustic. Very notable here (more…)

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December 2008


FEATURES BRENT ROWAN Nashville Trail Blazer The studio vet has worked with everyone from George Jones to Robert Plant. A strong religious upbringing kept him from listening to pop music in his youth, but taught him much about how music can affect people. By Zac Childs AMP-O-RAMA The “Silverface” Fender Princeton Reverb The definitive “student […]

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Toots and the Maytals – Light Your Light


News flash: Toots is sporting dreads! Since the dawn of his career in the mid 1960s, Frederick “Toots” Hibbert has sworn by a close-shaven head. And his music has remained close to its ska and reggae roots, rather than the mystical, hard-core Rastafarian world of the (more…)

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