Tuesday , April 16 2024

Country and Americana

Music and Book Reviews: Wonder Women of Country, plus Thee Sinseers, Matt Blake, Pete Ham, and Eddie Hinton

onder Women of Country

Texas-based trio Wonder Women of Country consists of longtime alt-country artist Kelly Willis; Melissa Carper, whose excellent 'Ramblin’ Soul' appeared in 2022; and Brennen Leigh.

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Music Reviews: ‘New Guitars in Town’ (a Power-Pop Anthology), plus Christian Parker, Ted Russell Kamp, Marcia Griffiths, Willie Lindo

New Guitars in Town

Reviews: an anthology of UK power pop, plus Christian Parker, Ted Russell Kamp, and reggae from 1974.

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Music Reviews: ‘The JFK Inauguration: US Top 100 20th January 1961,’ plus Mike Zito, Vanessa Peters, and Lance Cowan

JFK Inauguration

A fascinating new anthology collects music from the week when President John F. Kennedy took office, featuring most of the songs that made Billboard’s chart that week.

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Charlie Doherty’s Top 25 Tunes of 2023 (Feat. Lana Del Rey, Blur, Rolling Stones, and More)

Lana Del Rey - Ocean Blvd

The Rolling Stones, Lana Del Rey, Blur, Boygenius, and Dropkick Murphys are among the many artists in my favorite songs of 2023 list.

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Charlie Doherty’s Top Music Releases of 2023 (Neil Young, Boygenius, Jesse Ahern, Rancid, and More)

Jason Isbell - Weathervanes

2023 was a very good year for rock releases by veteran and newer artists, including Palehound, Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Boygenius, and more.

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Music Reviews: the Rolling Stones’ ‘Hackney Diamonds,’ plus James Talley, Clay Parker and Jodi James, and the Babys

Rolling Stones-Hackey Diamonds

With 'Hackney Diamonds,' The Rolling Stones deliver their first album of new material since 2005. Plus, reviews of James Talley, Clay Parker and Jodi James, and the Babys.

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Music and Film Reviews: ‘Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90,’ plus Violent Femmes and Catbells

Willie Nelson 90

A concert pays tribute to Willie Nelson, plus a reissue of Violent Femmes' debut and a new release from the mysterious Catbells.

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