Sunday , December 4 2022

Country and Americana

Concert Review: Little Big Town, Kasey Musgraves, Midland, and Coors on The Breakers Tour in Austin, TX 2/9/18

Little Big Town

Crazy fun with a Texas drawl highlighted the second night of Little Big Town’s The Breakers Tour, on February 9, at Austin’s Irwin Center on the University of Texas campus.

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Music Review: Andrew Reed – ‘If All the World Were Right’ Metes Out Dazzling Soft Rock

Andrew Reed

This is a beautiful album, full of sumptuous rich melodies laced with exquisite, mellow energy. Reed’s voice is easy to listen to, placid and satisfying. 'If All the World Were Right' is perfect for chilling on a sunny afternoon.

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Music Premiere: Kelly McGrath – ‘Fall Into You’ Oozes Charm and Dazzling Vocal Colors

Kelly McGrath - Fall Into You

'Fall Into You' is beautiful, deliciously haunting, and wistful. The melody surges with flooding sparkling energy as well as an aura of desire and hope. And McGrath’s marvelously persuasive tones heighten the romantic susceptibility. 'Fall Into You' is a must-listen-to song.

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Charlie Doherty’s Favorite Songs and Albums of 2017

Jay Som - Everybody Works

Veterans such as Neil Young, Ryan Adams, blues great Joe Bonamassa, Bjork, The War On Drugs, St. Vincent, The National, Spoon, and Living Colour made stellar releases. Favorite new artist: Jay Som.

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Music Review: Chris Sullivan – ‘By the Light of the Radio’ Delivers Potent Rock with Emotional Impact

'By the Light of the Radio' is outstanding. The contagious melody thrums with allure, while the rolling rhythm growls with hormonal exuberance.

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Music Reviews: Brian Lisik and the Unfortunates – ‘We’re Sorry…’ and Thor Platter – ‘Take Time’

Straight-ahead but rough-edged and with quirky lyrics, Lisik's songs are self-aware with a sometimes tongue-in-cheek attitude but nonetheless soaked in real feeling.

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Music Reviews: Emily Mure – ‘Worth’ and Bob Bradshaw – ‘American Echoes’

Tragic overtones aside, the smooth beauty of Emily Mure's music leaves a quietly happy echo, while Bob Bradshaw's 'American Echoes' shows a singer, songwriter, and bandleader in full command of his muse.

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