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On Smooth Waters
Jan27

On Smooth Waters

Read our review of ‘Cayamo Sessions’ by Buddy Miller & Friends BUDDY MILLER & FRIENDS CAYAMO SESSIONS AT SEA  DUE JANUARY 29 2016   INCLUDES KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, KACEY MUSGRAVES, LEE ANN WOMACK, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, RICHARD THOMPSON, NIKKI LANE, SHAWN COLVIN  I write this with not a little trepidation. It’s not that I don’t like this new album.  I do … by a good length, in horse racing parlance....

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Rhiannon Giddens – Tomorrow Is My Turn – A Review
Mar18

Rhiannon Giddens – Tomorrow Is My Turn – A Review

Read our review of ‘Tomorrow Is My Turn’ by Rhiannon Giddens Listening to Tomorrow Is My Turn took me a little by surprise. I was expecting something along the lines of her previous work in the Grammy award-winning outfit Carolina Chocolate Drops, an old-time string band that provides an energetic take on traditional folk music.  Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and founding member of that outfit, Rhiannon...

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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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Justin Townes Earle – Absent Fathers & Australian Tour
Feb11

Justin Townes Earle – Absent Fathers & Australian Tour

Read our review of ‘Absent Fathers’ by Justin Townes Earle Justin Townes Earle Releases – Absent Fathers Australian Tour 2015 Following the success of his fifth studio album, Single Mothers, Justin Townes Earle has released the companion album Absent Fathers.  Comprised of ten original tracks (and one bonus song for the Australian edition), Absent Fathers was recorded alongside Single Mothers as a double album of...

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Rhiannon Giddens – Tomorrow Is My Turn
Nov22

Rhiannon Giddens – Tomorrow Is My Turn

Read about the new release from Rhiannon Giddens ‘Tomorrow Is My Turn’ Rhiannon Giddens Solo Debut Album  – Tomorrow Is My Turn Produced By T Bone Burnett – Due February 6 on Nonesuch The first time I saw, or heard, or even heard of for that matter, Rhiannon Giddens was at the New Orleans’ Jazz and Heritage Festival in 2008.  She was a member of Carolina Chocolate Drops who were playing in the Blues Tent,...

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