Friday, April 24 2015
The music sounds old, as if it was meant to be played on a 78 rpm turntable, but without the scratchiness.
Monday, October 13 2014
With some luck, we’ll be talking about JW-Jones in the same breath as we do Johnny Winter and Jimmie Vaughan.
Sunday, June 2 2013
This World Oft Can Be is the rarest kind of roots album: The past grounds it, but so too does the present, and the result illuminates both.
Thursday, September 29 2011
The bluegrass outfit, led by Legendary Shack Shakers frontman (and Kentucky colonel) J.D. Wilkes, offers up an express train of an album.
Sunday, September 18 2011
Holy Ghost Station is exceptional considering the wide range of musical territory that is covered.
Wednesday, July 9 2008
Living is Hard is a compilation that deserved to be made, not only because the music is beautiful and worth hearing, but because it offers us a glance into the idea of continuity, of the flow of time.
Thursday, May 22 2008
Two-disc retrospective of one of the most enduring and influential artists in reggae over the last 30 years.
Tuesday, July 17 2007
Despite the different springs feeding into these women's inspirational homes, the album is successful at uniting these unique, accomplished musicians.
Friday, May 25 2007
Wednesday, October 4 2006
Superlative jazz trumpeter, sometimes with splendid saxophonist, but much of the time so very sanctified.