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Music Review: Indie Roundup – Claire Lynch Band’s Holiday Album, Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons, The Suitcase Junket

ben hunter and joe seamons

I never thought of it before, but The Claire Lynch Band did: Could any instrument be a better choice to power "Jingle Bells" than the banjo? Read More »

Music Review: Various Artists – ‘The Blues & Salvation’

The Blues & Salvation

This is a collection of 38 gems. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘Stevie Ray Vaughan – Rise Of A Texas Bluesman: 1954-1983′

Stevie Ray Vaughn

'Rise of a Texas Bluesman' should be required viewing for Texas blues fans in general and Stevie Ray Vaughan devotees in particular. Read More »

I Shall Be Released: New Recordings and Tours from Nicki Minaj, Neil Young, Lee Ann Womack, Willie Nelson and More

Jack Bruce

Plus Everclear, Cracker, Jason Marsalis, Soundgarden, Cream (R.I.P. Jack Bruce) and R.E.M. Read More »

Concert Review: Bassekou Kouyate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC, 10/30/14)

Bassekou Kouyate playing the ngoni

Kouyate is so heavily identified with the West African lute called the ngoni that the instrument's Wikipedia page features a photo of him. Read More »

Music Review: Cold Blue Water – ‘Cold Blue Water’ EP

Cold Blue Water Performing

If you are in need of tracks to create a relaxed yet energetic environment, you might find something here. Read More »

Music Review: Liz Mandeville – ‘Heart ‘o’ Chicago’

Liz Mandeville

Liz Mandeville takes us on a trip through Chigaco blues and R&B with 11 original numbers that sound vintage. Read More »

Music Review: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble – ‘The Complete Epic Recordings Collection’

stevie ray vaughan

The 12-disc box set of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Epic Records releases is for those who love SRV and those who should. Read More »

Music Review: The City Boys Allstars – ‘Blinded by the Night’

City Boys

The City Boys play a blend of blues and funk, uniting some hot horns driven by a dynamite rhythm section with strong vocals. Read More »

Music Review: Marc Broussard – ‘A Life Worth Living’

marc broussard a life worth living

Broussard provides open, honest and catchy tunes for a deeply satisfying release. Read More »