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Ed Whitelock

Ed Whitelock is a professor of English at Gordon State College in Barnesville, GA, just 106 miles southwest of Philomath.  He is co-author, with David Janssen, of Apocalypse Jukebox: The End of the World in American Popular Music (2009) from the PopMatters imprint of Soft Skull Press.


Sunday, October 19 2014

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen: Cold Spell

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen are poised to become a lasting force in bluegrass and also demonstrate the potential for broader success.

Wednesday, October 15 2014

Billy Thermal: Billy Thermal

A long-shelved power pop gem gets its chance to shine.

Wednesday, October 8 2014

Iain Matthews and Searing Quartet: Joy Mining / Iain Matthews and Egbert Derix: In the Now

Iain Matthews finds a rare musical soul-mate in Dutch pianist Egbert Derix. The two albums resulting from this unexpected collaboration rank among the best of Matthew's career.

Monday, October 6 2014

The Mastersons: Good Luck Charm

A testament to the power of love and commitment and one of the best Americana releases of the year.

Sunday, October 5 2014

Doug Seegers: Going Down to the River

A beautiful debut from a late-discovered master songwriter and country music craftsman.

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