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Music Reviews: Holly Norman’s Bluegrass Tribute to Elvis Presley and Whitney Rose’s ‘South Texas Suite’

Don't let the cheesy cover art steer you away from this music, which is anything but. It's hard to go wrong with material this good, and Holly Norman and her fantastic backup musicians do right by it – and by Elvis – in a big way.

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Music Reviews: Jim Cullum’s ‘Porgy and Bess Live’ and The Oatmeal Jazz Combo’s ‘Instant Oats’

One of the long-running Jim Cullum Jazz Band's great achievements is its jazz-band version of 'Porgy and Bess,' now available on a two-CD set, including narration by William Warfield, who played Porgy on stage many times.

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The Price You Pay for Bruce Springsteen Tickets (and the Ties That Bind the Fans)

This weekend's controversial on-sale for his upcoming The River Tour, has some Bruce Springsteen fans asking if rock's working class hero has turned into more of a nightmare Boss.

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Music Review: Indie Roundup – Ric Todd’s ‘Drawing Lines’ and Danielle Nicole’s ‘Wolf Den’

Ric Todd, Drawing Lines Ric Todd’s new EP Drawing Lines crashes out of the gate with the heavy blues-rock of “Red Letter,” followed by the bouncier but still gritty “Something Real.” These smartly conceived songs combine crisp, stark modern production with traditional retro-rock attitude; in pure sound terms they’re superb. …

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Music Reviews: Indie Roundup – Wide-Ranging Americana from Holly Golightly, Stephen Young & the Union, Andy Hackbarth

These three new albums all fit loosely into the Americana category but are all very, very different. Two are from artists who aren't even (originally) from America.

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Music Review: John Hulburt – ‘Opus III’ (Tompkins Square Reissue of Knaves Guitarist’s 1972 Acoustic Album)

For fans of Jorma Kaukonen, Paul Simon, Ellen McIlwaine, Leo Kottke, John Fahey, and acoustic guitar mastery in general, discovering Hulburt's only solo album will be a treat as well as a rewarding time capsule (timeless capsule?) too.

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