Magical and Mystical
Jan11

Magical and Mystical

Read our review of In The Magical Hour by Aoife O’Donovan Aoife O’Donovan Releases In The Magic Hour 22 January 2016 Yep Roc Records Aoife* O’Donovan is Boston-raised and with Irish heritage.  Her second album In The Magic Hour will be out January 22 2016 on Yep Roc Records. O’Donovan has been lead singer of the progressive string band Crooked Still, was a featured vocalist on “The Goat Rodeo Sessions,” the...

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Punch Brothers – The Phosphorescent Blues – A Review
Mar11

Punch Brothers – The Phosphorescent Blues – A Review

Read our review of ‘The Phosphorescent Blues’ by Punch Brothers Punch Brothers formed in 2006.  Founder Chris Thile (vocals, mandolin) joined with four other virtuoso musicians: fiddler Gabe Witcher, banjoist Noam Pikelny, bassist Paul Kowert and guitarist Chris Eldridge. I saw the band live in Raleigh North Carolina at the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in 2013, just after the iconic and traditional bluegrass outfit Del...

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Bluegrass Is Wide Open
Oct07

Bluegrass Is Wide Open

Read about our experiences at the World of Bluegrass Festival Friday October 3 2014.  Raleigh NC. It’s another beautiful day here in Raleigh.  Still no rain on my trip which started on 14 September. As I won’t be back until late, I packed carefully for the day after a rudimentary Days Inn breakfast. I was at the Raleigh Convention Centre by around 10am and obtained my wrist band for entry into the Wide Open event, various...

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Sarah Jarosz – Build Me Up From Bones
Apr01

Sarah Jarosz – Build Me Up From Bones

Read our review of Sarah Jarosz’s ‘Build Me Up From Bones’ Sarah Jarosz – Build Me Up From Bones – A Highlight Of The Year   Americana Music Association members are now able to cast their votes for nominees for the 2014 Americana Awards in Nashville TN in September.  In considering some of the best releases in the past twelve months, I was reminded of Build Me Up From Bones....

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