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Margo Price - A Sound Accomplishment

With Her Superb New Album, Margo Price Proves It’s Possible to Best Success It’s something of a misnomer to proclaim any up and coming artist an overnight sensation, even when the success he or she has attained seems instantaneous. After all, in most cases, the artist has toiled relentlessly, albeit…

All That Jazz - Montreal Jazz Festival

Montreal Jazz Festival Soars to New Heights Montreal is amazing. The closest thing to a European metropolis in the whole of North America -- Quebec aside -- it’s the ideal  setting for the Festival International De Jazz De Montreal, easily one of the most amazing and diverse festivals of its…

'70s Rock & Romance Cruise Encourages a Nudge of Nostalgia

 AMERICA “When we talk about surviving the ‘70s, are we talking about the decade or a certain age?” That comment from John Hall, the erstwhile leader of the band Orleans, made during a panel discussion about the impact of music from that particular decade drew several chuckles, but it was…

Warren Haynes - A Journeyman Musician Tours in Tribute to the Band

Referring to guitarist, vocalist, musical arranger and bandleader Warren Haynes as a journeyman musician is kind of skin to making note of of the fact that it often snows in the arctic. In other words, it's simply stating the obvious. While his day job with Gov’t mule and ongoing efforts…

Tedeschi Trucks Band Tennessee Theater - Knoxville, TN

January 26, 2017 Husband-wife partnerships can be tenuous. At times they find a stronger partner adding a less talented mate merely to assure domestic tranquility.  Other times, they lead to a competitive situation which could cause a frayed relationships at home. Happily then, the Tedeschi Trucks Band seems to have…

Justin Hayward - A Timeless Troubador Muses About Days of Future Passed

At age 70, Justin Hayward could very well afford to retire and rest on his laurels, relishing a reputation that elevated him to the upper tier of British rock superstardom, not only for his role helming the Moody Blues, but also for a solo career that was recently encapsulated with…

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Me & Joe by Max Gomez

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by Lee Zimmerman

Max Gomez has a natural affinity for making music of the well worn and slightly…

The Wild by Rural Alberta Advantage

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by Mark Seder

In a very real sense, The Wild proves a descriptive title for this, the fourth…

Cry Cry Cry by Wolf Parade

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by Lee Zimmerman

There’s something to be said for music with mystique. Ready refrains aside, the lure that…

Undivided Heart & Soul by JD McPherson

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by Lee Zimmerman

JD McPherson doesn’t mess around. On the final song of his new album, he declares…

Black Irish by Shannon McNally

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by Lee Zimmerman

Having originated in the most difficult of circumstances -- after nursing her terminally ill mother…

Hustle Up Starlings by Matthew Ryan

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by Lee Zimmerman

Matthew Ryan’s built his career by creating an elusive sort of sound. Despite his knack…

Clipper Ship by Wooden Wand

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by Lee Zimmerman

The nom de plum for singer-songwriter James Jackson Toth, Wooden Wand has been variously labelled…

Still Testifying by My Darling Clementine

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by Lee Zimmerman

At first, Michael Weston King’s decision to team up with his wife, singer Lou Dalgeish,…

The Deadmen by The Deadmen

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by Lee Zimmerman

Judging by the solemn faces and the weathered expressions of the foursome that grace the…

Adios by Glen Campbell

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by Lee Zimmerman

When it was learned that Glen Campbell had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2011,…

Toto - Live at Montreux 1991

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by Lee Zimmerman

By the time Toto was invited to play the famed Montreux Jazz Festival in 1991,…

I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always by Luke Winslow-King

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by Lee Zimmerman

With five albums to his credit, Luke Winslow-King has sought to establish himself as a…

Sharkmouth by Russell Morris

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by Lee Zimmerman

Russell Morris is something of a legend in his native Australia, boasting an esteemed stature…

It’s a World of Love and Hope by The Flat Five

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by Lee Zimmerman

If ever an album lived up to its billing, then It’s A Wonderful World of Love…

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