Product Reviews

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Before the corporate whitewash of the disco plague obliterated a golden age of musical creativity, there was a time when artists with a musical vision, fired by spiritual fervour, could reach a global audience...
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Austrian guitarist Alex Machacek is one of the more exciting young players in the fusion world. He sounds like a cross between Allan Holdsworth and Mike Miller, in my opinion. Very dynamic phrasing, with great...
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For Vinyl’s latest release, the San Francisco funk veterans allowed acclaimed producing team The Rondo Brothers free reign over old master tapes from their “Flea Market” sessions. In doing so Fogshack Music...
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In the music world, and the world at large, things move at lightning speed. So many musical tides have risen and receded in this decade, one could argue that our beloved art form is having some serious erosion...
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Yell Fire! along with the DVD, I Know I Am Not Alone are the direct result of Franti's search for the human cost of war when he traveled through the war zones of Iraq, Palestine, and Israel with a guitar...
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Each New Day, Sim Redmond Band's fifth disc is a joyful celebration to the optimistic sprit of life.
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This is honestly one of my favorite new cds. It's one of those that I just can't help popping it in the CD player if I come across it in my stash. It is just non-stop good songs and lives up to its...
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Hot Buttered Rum’s Well-Oiled Machine is the band's second studio effort and was produced by Mike Marshall and recorded by famed Garcia / Grisman engineer Decibel Dave Dennison.
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Legendary, genre-bending, string wizard are some of the descriptions you hear when the name Sam Bush comes up. Some say he is the godfather of the jam band scene. With Laps in Seven he has done it again. This...
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Cornmeal represents several major reasons why the jamband movement is such a good thing. Harkening back to the beginning sounds of country rock in the late 1960's and early 1970's with tracks like...
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Driving on my way to work this afternoon, the sun is finally shining, and my ride is going to be accompanied by the funky jazz-rock influenced grooves of Garaj Mahal. The first track, "The Shadow,"...
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Known for their ability to channel a wide variety of musical idioms through their string-band instrumentation, Yonder Mountain String Band are intent on pushing their own limits. On their new album, simply...

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