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Thursday, April 15 2010

Solomon Burke: Nothing’s Impossible

After four albums of Americana crossover, Solomon Burke reminds us he’s a soul singer by joining forces with the late producer Willie Mitchell.


Thursday, April 8 2010

Will Hoge Survives the Wreckage

It never entered his mind that he wouldn’t tour again, but after the accident, Will Hoge was eager just to walk again.


Tuesday, February 23 2010

James McMurtry: Live in Europe

James McMurtry's character-driven songs get a muscular workout on this live CD/DVD package which offers the first authorized footage of McMurtry in concert.


Tuesday, January 5 2010

Devine’s Jug Band: Terrible Operation Blues

An old-time American jug band complete with a genuine old-time American jug.


Tuesday, December 1 2009

Beat Circus: Boy from Black Mountain

You are left with a memory of thrills and spills, daring and speculation, worlds visited and obstacles overcome. Beat Circus have provided one of the highs of the year.


Wednesday, November 4 2009

Caethua: The Long Afternoon of Earth

A thoughtful, wistful, and likable album.


Thursday, June 25 2009

Spring Creek: Way Up on a Mountain

Honest Downhome Folk


Wednesday, June 17 2009

Betse Ellis: Don’t You Want to Go?

Proof that Americana is still winning her over.


Sunday, May 3 2009

The English Major by Jim Harrison

This book asserts that however ineluctable sex and death may be, the life of the mind, or lack thereof, is where we find or lose our true selves.


Tuesday, April 14 2009

The Felice Brothers: Yonder is the Clock

The Felice Brothers’ latest effort is a looser affair -- far more The Basement Tapes than Blood on the Tracks -- yet still mirrors their self-titled in both its strengths and flaws. Where’s the growth?


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