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Albums of the Month – March 2020
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Albums of the Month – March 2020

our top picks for Mar 2020 Tami Neilson – Photo: LTTL Top New Releases – March 2020 By Rob Dickens Teddy Thompson Heartbreaker Please Thirty Tigers 8 May 2020 Teddy Thompson with Kelly Jones – Photo: LTTL Teddy Thompson has been quietly forging his own musical path, away from the shadow of being son of Richard & Linda Thompson. His previous albums have been well-regarded and he has been successfully showing his...

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Albums of the Month – February 2020
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Albums of the Month – February 2020

our top picks for Feb 2020 Caleb Caudle – Photo: LTTL Top New Releases – February 2020 By Rob Dickens Caleb Caudle Better Hurry Up Soundly Music 3 April 2020 Caleb Caudle really raises the ante here. A full, grounded groove permeates throughout, helped with some A-list friends such as Elizabeth Cook, Courtney Marie Andrews, Gary Louris and John Paul White. The eleven songs on Caudle’s eighth release are...

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Blues Music Award Nominees 2020
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Blues Music Award Nominees 2020

Read the blues nominees Trombone Shorty – Photo: LTTL 41ST ANNUAL BLUES MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED Winners Revealed May 7 2020 in Memphis The 41st annual Blues Music Awards will be handed out in Memphis on Thursday May 7, 2020. Presented by The Blues Foundation, the Awards are regarded internationally as the pinnacle of events to honor this music form and recognise the past year’s exceptional...

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Albums of the Month – January 2020
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Albums of the Month – January 2020

our top picks for Jan 2020 The SteelDrivers – Photo: Anthony Scarlatti Top New Releases – January 2020 Marcus King El Dorado Easy Eye Sound 17 January 2020 After becoming a guitar phenomenon at 23 years of age and two official releases under the Marcus King Band moniker, King is issuing his debut solo album El Dorado, to be released January 17, 2020. While a cracking guitarist, it is his soaring, soulful vocals that...

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Best Albums 2019
Dec30

Best Albums 2019

Our annual top 20 plus more Photo: LTTL Introduction Welcome to our Best Of Vol VII. I am writing this on the penultimate day of the year. I like to leave my final evaluation of the year’s music until the very latest because (1) I insist on taking up the maximum time to get to hear as much music as possible and (2) the last two weeks around the holidays tend to be quieter as a lot of publicists and record labels have packed up,...

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Albums of the Month – Dec 2019
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Albums of the Month – Dec 2019

our top picks for the month Chris Knight – Photo: LTTL Top New Releases – December 2019 By Rob Dickens Zachary Lucky Midwestern Independent October 18 2019 Zachary Lucky’s fourth release Midwestern is a study in simplicity and artfulness. This Saskatchewan joins the ranks of artists from that area that are producing excellent work, such as Colter Wall, Kacy and Clayton, as well as Belle Paine. The themes here are of...

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