Accomplished Accomplices
Jan25

Accomplished Accomplices

Read our review of Tommy Emmanuel’s New Collaborative Gem     By Rob Dickens   The Artist Tommy Emmanuel   The Album Accomplice One   The Cover   The Release Date January 19, 2018   The Label Mascot   The Introduction Aussie ex-pat Tommy Emmanuel and his brother Phil taught themselves to play at a very early age.  A meeting turned jam session with his guitar hero Chet Atkins bolstered his confidence.  By the mid-1980’s, he...

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Mike and the Moonpies Raise The Steaks
Jan10

Mike and the Moonpies Raise The Steaks

Read our review of the new release from Mike and the Moonpies   By Rob Dickens   The Artist Mike and The Moonpies   The Album Steak Night At The Prairie Rose   The Cover                 The Release Date February 2 2018   The Introduction Austinite band Mike and the Moonpies are renowned for their tight mix of country, swing and soulful honky tonk, particularly live but also in the studio.  They had much critical success with 2015’s...

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Eliot and James
Nov24

Eliot and James

get your ears to the tunes of Eliot Bronson’s captivating album James   By Rob Dickens   The Artist Eliot Bronson   The Album James   The Cover   The Release Date August 25, 2017   The Introduction Atlanta-based Americana singer-songwriter Bronson is originally from Baltimore.  Bronson grew up in a religious household – both his father and grandfather were Pentecostal ministers – and found shelter in music.  At age 15, he got...

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Grant-Lee Phillips goes Counter-Clockwise
Nov20

Grant-Lee Phillips goes Counter-Clockwise

Read about Grant-Lee Phillips’ new album “WIDDERSHINS”   By Jim Jacob New Release – WIDDERSHIN ( To proceed counterclockwise) Release date : 23/02/2018 Released through : YEP ROC RECORDS   We at Listening Through The Lens are big fans of Grant-Lee Phillips.  His last album The Narrows (2016) had us doffing our collective hats.  You can read our earlier review HERE. Nashville via California singer songwriter...

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Here is Scott Miller With a Little Help From His Female Friends
Nov14

Here is Scott Miller With a Little Help From His Female Friends

Read our review of Scott Miller’s new CD Ladies Auxiliary   By Rob Dickens   The Artist Scott Miller   The Album Ladies Auxiliary   The Cover   The Release Date November 3 2017   The Label F.A.Y. Recordings   The Introduction In the 1990s, Scott Miller was a member of the very vibrant Knoxville TN-based outfit the V-Roys.  The band impressed Steve Earle who signed them to his label E-Squared.  Not long after, both label and band were...

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Strings and Startling Things
Oct19

Strings and Startling Things

Read our review of Billy Strings’ Turmoil & Tinfoil   By Rob Dickens The Artist Billy Strings The Album Turmoil & Tinfoil The Cover   The Release Date September 22 2017 The Label Apostol Recording Company The Introduction Originally from Kentucky and then Michigan, Billy Strings had so much talent as a child, his fate was sealed.  A fourth-generation prodigy who was practically born into bluegrass, started to play with...

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