Saturday , December 3 2022

Country and Americana

Music Reviews: John Fred, Caroline Spence, Abbie Gardner, the Muffs, Delbert McClinton, Abigail Lapell, and Marc Jordan & Amy Sky

A 1960s one-hit wonder, up-and-coming folksingers, a punk-rock reissue, and more new releases.

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Music Reviews: The Crests’ ‘Sixteen Candles: The Definitive Collection’ plus Michael Weston King and My Darling Clementine

An anthology offers 51 trips to doo-wop heaven. Also: Michael Weston King's first solo outing in 10 years and Elvis Costello covers from My Darling Clementine.

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Music Reviews: Mark Knopfler’s ‘The Studio Albums 1996–2007,’ plus Jesper Lindell’s ‘Twilights’

Mark Knopfler's The Studio Albums 1996-2007

A box set collects the first five solo albums from Dire Straits' leader and Jesper Lindell hits a home run with his sophomore release.

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Music Reviews: Willy DeVille’s ‘Venus of the Docks: Live in Bremen 2008,’ plus Erika Lewis, Michelle Malone, and Stew Cutler

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A live set from Willy DeVille embraces punk, doo-wop, Cajun, and Latin music.

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Music Reviews: The Loud Family and Anton Barbeau, Son House, Bailey Bigger, and Bart Davenport

A parting shot from the Loud Family hits its mark. Also, a previously unheard concert from Delta blues legend Son House, and CDs from Bailey Bigger and Bart Davenport.

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