Fayettevilleroots Festival Day # Two
Aug31

Fayettevilleroots Festival Day # Two

Read our review of day two fayettevillerootsfestival USA Music Tour 2015 Day 9 Fayetteville Arkansas On the way to the festival, some serious discussion underway. Cory Branan provides anthemic songs, magnetic choruses, wry and sharp lyrical observations and dominant guitar work.  Sometimes the world-weariness and maturity leaps out.  His latest album The No-Hit Wonder is gripping and was one of my top twenty albums of 2014.  The album...

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Another Day Another Time, Various Artists – A Review
Mar25

Another Day Another Time, Various Artists – A Review

Read our review of T Bone Burnett’s ‘Another Day Another Time’   This site is turning into a shrine to super producer T Bone Burnett. The last three new albums that I have come across – The Phosphorescent Blues by Punch Brothers, Rhiannon Gidden’s Tomorrow Is My Turn and the subject release of this article – have all been produced (in part or in full) by Burnette.  All three albums are out on...

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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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Wide Open Bluegrass Day # 1
Sep28

Wide Open Bluegrass Day # 1

Read about our first day at Wide Open Bluegrass 2013   After a quick coffee a block away we noticed these chargers for electric-powered cars. Bag packed for the day, we headed straight for the Amphitheatre where The Grass Cats were playing – very nice too. First impressions of the venue are: beautiful sound, no cover but clouds welcome and facilities well set out. Talked to a fellow from Denmark who mentioned that dobro...

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