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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Tim Mahoney

Tim Mahoney’s latest work combines elements of heavy-metal power pop with ethereal folk ballads, and his mix of guitar raunch and lyricism makes for...

Stéphane Grappelli

Monsieur Grappelli had a knack for being in the right place at the right time in terms of finding the perfect guitarist foils. This...

Fere’s Hot Strings

With the passing of decades, Fere Scheidegger has become one of the venerable masters of Gypsy jazz. His Hot Strings group has released a...

Jinx Jones

Jinx Jones long ago proved himself a fine player, and his latest disc reinforces that he is a major talent in the rockabilly, jazz,...

Dave Stryker Organ Quartet

Stryker stretches out while putting his skills as a soloist on full display, especially on the title cut – a highflying swing tune where...

Veterans Music Camp Reveals War Stories in New Light

LifeQuest Military Transitions, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides ill and wounded veterans with physical rehabilitation and training, adventure activities, and life-skills development, is...

Tomas Janzon

Tomas Janzon is a traditional-jazz guitarist influenced by Wes Montgomery, with hints of Metheny and Scofield. It’s also obvious he has one of the...

Devi

Devi is a rock trio led by singer/ guitarist Debra, and the band shows an affinity for good songs with strong, melodic hooks. The...

Mitch Seidman, Jamie MacDonald, Claire Arenius

The set, recorded live at the Open Music Collective, in Vermont, perfectly captures the workings of this trio and the inherent quirkiness in the...

Drive-By Truckers

It’s been less than a year since the Drive-By Truckers released The Big To-Do, but the songs on Go-Go Boots don’t suffer from the...
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