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Jimmie Rodgers, Tommy Johnson, and Various Artists

Producer, A&R man, and music publisher Ralph Peer was a critical figure in launching the modern recording industry. He pioneered field recordings after World...

Vinny Roth

Vinny Roth proves adept at mixing funk, rock, and fusion to make a record that sounds fresh and new – and yet still seems...

David Bowie

Shedding his Ziggy Stardust glam persona, David Bowie took a hard turn in the mid ’70s and embraced European minimalism and electronica, covered here...

Chris Hillman

To understand this album’s significance, it’s worth recounting the highlights of Chris Hillman’s distinguished career. An admired West Coast bluegrass musician, in 1964 he...

Tommy “CGP” Emmanuel and David “Dawg” Grisman

Tommy Emmanuel is one of just five pickers hailed by his mentor Chet Atkins as a “certified guitar player,” or CGP. On two new...

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real

Lukas Nelson and his band have been around for several years, but they have really hit their stride with their latest release. Nelson is...

Deep Purple

There have been innumerable Deep Purple compilations, but this clever set includes at least one track from every Purp album. Three guitar legends are...

Billy Burnette

Billy Burnette was born to rock and roll. His bass-playing father Dorsey Burnette was one third of the great trifecta of rockabilly, Johnny Burnette...

Whiskey Shivers

Whiskey Shivers’ instrumentation, the basic construction of their songs, and lightning fast picking mean you could call this a bluegrass band. But the ensemble...

Joan Osborne

Osborne could sing a dictionary and make it sound good, and though she’s written much of her best material, she’s proven to be a...