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Tuesday, April 7 2015

Country Fried Rock: Bones of JR Jones Interview

At a dreary March gig one Wednesday night in the Catskills, the Bones of JR Jones performed for five people. What could have been his worst gig of the year turned into the one where he met a benefactor who funded his first album.


Wednesday, January 4 2012

Pine Hill Haints: Welcome to the Midnight Opry

An otherwise worthy batch of full-spectrum roots music that suffers from slipshod production.


Sunday, July 29 2007

Scott Miller & the Commonwealth: Reconstruction

Since Scott Miller's turn as frontman of seminal 1990s alt-country luminaries the V-Roys, he's been perfecting -- in both sound and lyric -- the South-as-microcosm template.


Wednesday, April 4 2007

The Marleys and Mind Control

The efforts of major corporations to disarm their consumers is a reminder that music used to be judged by how it made the listener feel, not how many times it was downloaded.


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