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Jim Lauderdale’s Alien Creation

We review the new offering from the prolific one – Jim Lauderdale Jim Lauderdale in Nashville 2019 – Photo: LTTL By Rob Dickens I keep a pretty close tally of every show I’ve attended over the years – it can come in very handy, both to remind and recount. But I admit that I have lost count of the number of times I’ve seen Jim Lauderdale perform. I know the first one – at The Station Inn in Nashville...

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The Felice Brothers Disrobe
May10

The Felice Brothers Disrobe

Here is our review of ‘Undress’ the newbie from The Felice Brothers The Felice Brothers – Photo by Lawrence Braun By Rob Dickens I remember where I was when I first heard The Felice Brothers – the street, who was in the car, the album’s warm sound. The band’s 2008 eponymous release was striking – their upstate New York bucolic musings which would later be claimed to be quintessential Americana...

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RIP Tony Joe White
Oct26

RIP Tony Joe White

Read about the passing of the great swamp rocker Tony Joe White   Legendary swamp rocker Tony Joe White has passed away, aged 75. Famous for his gravelly voice, fuzzy guitar and driving blues boogie style, he has penned some memorable songs including breakthrough hits “Polk Salad Annie” and “Rainy Night In Georgia”, both from 1967.  His songs have been covered by the likes of Elvis Presley, Tina Turner and...

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Alejandro Escovedo Reaches The Crossing Point
Aug21

Alejandro Escovedo Reaches The Crossing Point

Read our review of ‘The Crossing’ by Alejandro Escovedo     By Rob Dickens         The Artist Alejandro Escovedo with Don Antonio (aka Antonio Gramentieri)   The Album The Crossing   The Cover                 The Release Date September 14 2018   The Label Yep Roc Records   The Introduction Texas songwriting journeyman Alejandro...

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Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore Team Up
Feb27

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore Team Up

Read about the new album from Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore announce new album: Downey to Lubbock Worldwide release date: June 1, 2018   “It’s like we’ve been playing together since we were kids,” says Downey, California’s Dave Alvin of his musical partnership with Lubbock, Texas native Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Now is as good a time as any to form finally form a collaborative duo.  The result...

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