Maura Walz

Reviews

Wednesday, December 3 2008

Ben Sollee: Learning to Bend

Learning to Bend uses spare but inventive arrangements in a refreshingly cool exploration of the open spaces between genres and between instruments, but stumbles in its over-earnest lyricism.


Wednesday, September 3 2008

Pictures and Sound: Pictures and Sound

For his first solo project after Blue Merle, Luke Reynolds brings familiar musical elements to his even more familiar-sounding voice.


Wednesday, August 20 2008

Frank Carillo and the Bandoleros: Someday

Frank Carillo takes the lessons learned from three decades supporting rock luminaries and makes an album that sounds like a synthesis of the music of three decades of rock luminaries.


Monday, August 11 2008

Johnny Flynn: A Larum

Lest us Yankee folkies get lost in the woods of the Appalachians, Johnny Flynn is here to remind us of Americana’s roots in pastoral British folk.


Sunday, August 10 2008

Portland Cello Project: Portland Cello Project

Portland collective takes an all-cello approach to everything from Bach to Balkan to Britney.


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