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Sunday, September 18 2011

The Dustbowl Revival: Holy Ghost Station EP

Holy Ghost Station is exceptional considering the wide range of musical territory that is covered.


Thursday, September 15 2011

Edwin McCain: Mercy Bound

The journeyman rock balladeer, who scored big with "I'll Be" and "I Could Not Ask for More" in the late '90s, delivers his 10th album.


Joy Kills Sorrow: This Unknown Science

Quite simply, this is one of the best bluegrass-meets-folk albums you hear this year – if not in any given year.


Monday, September 12 2011

Big Harp: White Hat

While White Hat isn’t the most markedly original collection of character sketches that you might have heard, it is an album for the back porch with a beer in hand as the wind gently slams against the screen door.


Thursday, September 1 2011

Tommy Stinson: One Man Mutiny

One Man Mutiny is a showcase for former Replacement Tommy Stinson’s skills mining disparate genres of music, from the blues to jangle pop to country.


Thursday, August 25 2011

Levi Lowrey: I Confess I Was a Fool

Quality songwriting about regret and redemption, from a man unfettered by, but still steeped in tradition.


Sunday, August 14 2011

The Great Book of John: The Great Book of John

Essential listening for anyone with even a casual interest in either Wilco or Radiohead.


Sunday, July 31 2011

Brian Keenan: Today This Year

Today This Year is a crackling statement – or, at least, it starts out that way.


Wednesday, July 27 2011

Efren: Rise on Up and Melt

Bemoaning guitar and rueful lyrics yield an underwhelming effort after the fast-paced country rock of 2010's Always Been a Bleeder EP.


Wednesday, July 20 2011

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Del McCoury Band - “I’ll Fly Away” (video)

Last night, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band, joined forces for a foot-stomping, soul movin' version of the gospel classic "I'll Fly Away" on the stages of the Late Show with David Letterman.


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