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Albums Of The Month – March 2021
Mar05

Albums Of The Month – March 2021

Our Top Six Releases Mar 21 Luke Sinclair – Photo: LTTL Top Six Releases March 2021 Our Top Six Releases By Rob Dickens Bones Owens Bones Owens Black Ranch Records/Thirty Tigers 26 February 2021 Bones Owens is Missouri-bred and Nashville-based, but he sounds more like a linchpin of the bluesy rock ‘n’ roll scene in neighbouring Memphis. His self-titled debut is a jubilant concoction – gritty and pulsating...

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You Need To Find Lucero
Feb15

You Need To Find Lucero

We review Lucero’s new release Lucero – Photo: Bob Bayne Lucero’s ‘When You Found Me’ Sets The Artistic Benchmark For 2021 By Rob Dickens Lucero frontman and songwriter Ben Nichols is originally an Arkansan but moved to nearby Memphis Tennessee early on. The music scene there captivated him and before long Lucero (‘Loose-air-o’) was born and the band has over the past twenty years enjoyed...

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Harry Dean Stanton Live in ’93
Jan28

Harry Dean Stanton Live in ’93

New Live 1993 Release By Rob Dickens On paper it looks easier to move from singer/musician to actor rather than the other way around. Some examples where the former career transition has paid off in spades: Cher, Madonna, Dolly Parton, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Ice Cube, Lady Gaga, James Taylor, Art Garfunkel, Elvis Presley, Mandy Moore, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Harry Belafonte, Kris Kristofferson, Diana Ross,...

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Best Albums 2020
Jan02

Best Albums 2020

Top 2020 releases plus more Waylon Payne – Photo: LTTL By Rob Dickens Introduction and Observations Welcome to our ‘Best Of’ Vol VIII. I am writing this a little later this year. Maybe it’s a reflection of the lethargy that 20-bloody-20 has left us with. We’ve endured about ten months of pandemic news, restrictions, debates, border closures, travel plans scuttled and not being able to see our loved ones....

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Albums Of The Month – January 2021
Dec31

Albums Of The Month – January 2021

Our Top Six Releases Aaron Lee Tasjan – Photo: LTTL Top Six Releases January 2021 Our Top Six Releases By Rob Dickens Aaron Lee Tasjan Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan! New West 5 February 2021 The cool Americana/pop minstrel from East Nashville brings us another collection of Jeff Lynne (ELO and The Traveling Wilburys)-inspired glitter. But beneath the beautiful lush and jangly sounds and the excitable title, there’s a lot going on...

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Rod Abernethy – When Normal Meets Abnormal
Dec27

Rod Abernethy – When Normal Meets Abnormal

Rod Abernethy’s Upcoming Release Rod Abernethy – Photo: Ed Speas Rod Abernethy ‘Normal Isn’t Normal Anymore’ Out February 5, 2021 By Rob Dickens He’s a gifted songwriter alright. Don’t just take my word for it. Rod Abernethy is one of not many who has both BAFTA and American Songwriter’s Bob Dylan Songwriting Contest awards on their CV. Throw into the mix his clarion vocals, masterly guitar...

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