Monthly Archives: September 2009

Sierra Hull

No American musical style is as intergenerational as bluegrass. At festival jams you regularly find 10-year-olds playing with 80-year-olds. Sixteen-year-old Sierra Hull is a...

Rene Mailhes Trio – Chtildo

René Mailhes is a holdout. On any night in Paris, you can hear young Gypsy tyros tearing up the fretboards playing hot Gypsy jazz...

Vance Gilbert – Up On Rockfield

Vance Gilbert is a true student of the art of songwriting, and his latest CD demonstrates his fervor for composing is as powerful as...

Cadillac Angels – Two Blocks Off Main

Guitarist Tony Balbinot employs an array of classic Gretsch guitars to make his band's distinct rockabilly music. Sure, they wear the derigueur cowboy gear...

Drew Emmitt – Long Road

Drew Emmitt has been making music for more than 25 years. His first band, Leftover Salmon, developed a cult following and though it still...

Loe & the Nastys – Loe & the Nastys

Loe and the Nastys deal in music that isn't popular with young folks anymore; equal parts jazz, Jobim-influenced Latin music, and even a little...

Love – Out Here, False Start

Some consider these albums minor releases in the Love canon. But neither might have been considered so if the magnificent Forever Changes hadn't set...

George Jones – The Hits…’Till Now

Unlike some country greats, George Jones is no au courant object of fashion, and he's not part of today's you-can-hardly-tell-it's-country music. From his earliest...

Denise Franke – Gulf Coast Blues

Texas songwriter Denice Franke's fourth solo disc sounds as though its inspiration could have come from nowhere but that mystical area the title references,...

Alejandro Escovedo – Real Animal

Long a favorite of critics, the former member of the Nuns takes us through a personal history put to musical styles that show his...
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