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Music Review: Stacey Kent – ‘The Changing Lights’

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Kent is bewitching, beguiling, entrancing and enthralling, and so much more. Read More »

Music Review: Suzy Bogguss – ‘Lucky’

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'Lucky' is both a heartfelt tribute and an expansion on Merle Haggard's artistic legacy. It’s wise, warm, and wonderful. Go ahead – get 'Lucky'! Read More »

Music Review: Holland K. Smith – ‘Cobalt’

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'Cobalt' is an excellent summation of Smith’s wide-ranging tastes and consummately professional skills. Read More »

Music Review: Patty Griffin – “American Kid”

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Griffin is an absolutely first-rate writer. Every line seems to shimmer with something larger, with meaning beyond mere words. Read More »

Music Review: Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses) – “The Low Highway”

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Very much a road record, a collection that’s restless and agitated, full of questions and indignation. Read More »

Music Review: SJ – Coffee: Strong Brew Edition

Music that's gently yet genuinely uplifting Read More »

Music Review: Old Crow Medicine Show – Carry Me Back

OCMS return with a collection that looks to the past but refuses to dwell there... Read More »

Book Review: Harlem Jazz Adventures: A European Baron’s Memoir 1934 -1969 by Baron Timme Rosenkrantz

A lively and engaging look at the golden age of jazz. Read More »

Music Review: Janis Joplin – The Pearl Sessions

A fitting anniversary of a landmark recording. Read More »

Music Review: Steve Tyrell – I’ll Take Romance

A sublimely romantic collection from a master. Read More »