Alejandro Escovedo Reaches The Crossing Point
Aug21

Alejandro Escovedo Reaches The Crossing Point

Read our review of ‘The Crossing’ by Alejandro Escovedo     By Rob Dickens         The Artist Alejandro Escovedo with Don Antonio (aka Antonio Gramentieri)   The Album The Crossing   The Cover The Release Date September 14 2018   The Label Yep Roc Records   The Introduction Texas songwriting journeyman Alejandro Escovedo has moved and inspired us over the course of fifteen albums.  The man has been a punk with The Nuns, a...

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Lera Lynn Plays Very Well With Others
Aug09

Lera Lynn Plays Very Well With Others

Read our review of Lera Lynn’s new outing ‘Plays Well With Others’     By Michael Emmerich LERA LYNN – PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS Duets Album with John Paul White, Shovels & Rope, Rodney Crowell & more Out Now Via Single Lock Records   Lera Lynn recorded Plays Well With Others at John Paul White‘s studio Sun Drop Sound in Florence, Alabama.  There with Lynn, White, and the Alabama Shakes’ Ben Tanner...

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The Bard Of New Jersey
Aug02

The Bard Of New Jersey

Read a personal journey with three of Bruce Springsteen’s albums By Michael Emmerich         This is not a definitive article on The Boss, but an introspective look at 3 albums which have resonated with me over time (I do need to revisit these 3 albums with a more weighty article). Springsteen is an artist I greatly admire and respect, for so many reasons; for his strong social consciousness and the way he juxtaposes darkness...

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The Mammals Glisten
Jun20

The Mammals Glisten

Read our review of The Mammals warm Sunshiner   By Rob Dickens         The Artist The Mammals   The Album Sunshiner   The Cover   The Release Date February 12, 2018   The Label Humble Abode Music   The Introduction The Mammals‘ emerged when Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar met in NYC in 2001.  Merenda is a highly acclaimed wordsmith and multi-instrumentalist, while Ungar is a terrific fiddler and daughter of the legendary (and Grammy...

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The Tree Of Forgiveness – John Prine Reviewed
May21

The Tree Of Forgiveness – John Prine Reviewed

Read Laura and Andy’s review of ‘The Tree Of Forgiveness’ by John Prine     By Laura Coates and Andrew Wrigglesworth*         John Prine has long been seen as the beloved Granddaddy of Contemporary Americana.  At 71, he has just been nominated for Artist of the Year in the 2018 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards, the same prize he took home last year.  We’ve tried in vain to catch him live over the...

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Harmony In Song and Spirit
May04

Harmony In Song and Spirit

Read about and listen to a fave band of ours – Mipso from North Carolina   By Rob Dickens I have been listening to Edges Run by Mipso for a while and continue to be impressed with this a serene, evocative and sparse musical landscape. Firstly, some background.  Hailing from the important music town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, indie Americana quartet Mipso are Jacob Sharp (mandolin, vocals), Wood Robinson (bass, vocals),...

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