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Friday, April 24 2015

Rosenblume - ‘All Through the Fire, All Through the Rain’ (EP stream) (Premiere)

Liverpudlian singer/songwriter Rosenblume channels Greenwich Village and Laurel canyon folk in his latest EP, All Through the Fire, All Through the Rain.


Pokey LaFarge: Something in the Water

The music sounds old, as if it was meant to be played on a 78 rpm turntable, but without the scratchiness.


Thursday, April 23 2015

John Moreland: High on Tulsa Heat

John Moreland proves there's nothing sanctimonious about singing the truth on High on Tulsa Heat.


Rocky Votolato: Hospital Handshakes

Hospital Handshakes is a milestone in Rocky Votolato’s career and one that would do well to serve as a springboard for all his efforts going forward.


The Westies: West Side Stories

Michael McDermott's newest project is off to a promising start. If only it was a little more difficult.


Wednesday, April 22 2015

Ron Sexsmith: Carousel One

Blandness sometimes encroaches, but Sexsmith’s 14th record proves, at its strongest, to be a typically warm, reassuring, and likeable piece of work.


Peggy Lee: At Last: The Lost Radio Recordings

Forty four tracks from Lee’s radio show that she never recorded later and have, for the most part, not been heard since they originally aired.


Tuesday, April 21 2015

Sax Gordon: In the Wee Small Hours

Sax Gordon and friends make for a relaxed performance for the staunch jazz enthusiast.


Monday, April 20 2015

Widespread Panic Burns Down Los Angeles Once Again

Playing the right song at the right time has long been part of Widespread Panic's magic formula, and so it was again with their March 2015 concert in Los Angeles.


Bombadil: Hold On

Hold On is full of perky, precocious and thoroughly engaging intent, an album with a more experimental nature that doesn’t diminish ample accessibility. Consider it a must-hear, even if for its sheer ingenuity alone.


Seth Glier: If I Could Change One Thing (Capsule Reviews) [16.Apr.15]
Folk Family Revival: Water Walker (Reviews) [14.Apr.15]
Sidewalk Chalk: Shoulder Season (Reviews) [14.Apr.15]
George Van Eps: Once in Awhile (Reviews) [10.Apr.15]
April Verch: The Newpart (Capsule Reviews) [8.Apr.15]
Ryley Walker: Primrose Green (Reviews) [3.Apr.15]
Tom Brosseau: Perfect Abandon (Reviews) [31.Mar.15]
Laura Marling: Short Movie (Reviews) [26.Mar.15]
John Statz: Tulsa (Reviews) [25.Mar.15]
Jack DeJohnette: Made in Chicago (Reviews) [23.Mar.15]
Erik Deutsch: Outlaw Jazz (Capsule Reviews) [12.Mar.15]
Amy Speace: That Kind of Girl (Reviews) [3.Mar.15]
Vijay Iyer Trio: Break Stuff (Reviews) [26.Feb.15]
Elana James: Black Beauty (Reviews) [26.Feb.15]
Hypercolor: Hypercolor (Reviews) [25.Feb.15]
Sun Kil Moon: Third and Seneca EP (Reviews) [14.Jan.15]
Dana Stephens: Peace (Reviews) [21.Nov.14]
Frank Kimbrough: Quartet (Reviews) [14.Nov.14]
Darius Jones: The Oversoul Manual (Reviews) [11.Nov.14]
Matt Ulery: In the Ivory (Reviews) [10.Nov.14]
Nicholas Payton: Numbers (Reviews) [7.Nov.14]
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