Monthly Archives: June 2009

Tommy Emmanuel – Center Stage

A Tommy Emmanuel concert is such an enthralling experience, any studio effort is almost doomed to suffer by comparison. He's such a commanding performer...

Robben Ford – In Concert Revisited

The premise of the Autour Du Blues DVD was to stage a transatlantic blues summit for the 25th anniversary of Paris' New Morning club...

Hacienda Bros. – Arizona Motel

Arizona Motel is the last album we will ever get from the Hacienda Brothers. The death of lead singer Chris Gaffney in April has...

Nels Andrews – Off-Track Betting

Nels Andrews' second release straddles the gap between singer/songwriter folk and roots rock. Andrews paints tableaus with broad strokes so listeners can fill in...

The Clash – Live At Shea Stadium

If the Rolling Stones were the "World's greatest rock and roll band" from 1968 to '72, then 10 years later, that appellation could safely...

The Beach Boys – Singles Collection

At this point, there are far more retrospectives of the Beach Boys than original albums. Their catalog has been recycled in every way imaginable....

Backyard Tire Fire – The Places We Lived

Backyard Tire Fire can be called "tasteful," "workmanlike" (in the best sense of the word), and "tough." Many of the songs are about uneasy...

Delbert McClinton – Rocking the Boat: A Musical Conversation & Journey

Depicting several of the acts on Delbert McClinton's Sandy Beaches Cruise from '06, this film was recognized at a host of film festivals. Both...

The Infamous Stringdusters

A band's sophomore release usually has a snappier title than the name of the band. But in some ways this second album is a...

Donna The Buffalo – Silverlined

Some still think Jethro Tull is the name of that band's lead singer. So was it wise for a band, especially one with a...
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