Product Reviews

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The best rock and soul album of the year with the best soul singer in America (at least until Mike Mattison of the Derek Trucks Band releases another CD).
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Bob Dylan may or may not be in the Swan Song of his career but Stoltz sure isn’t. Brian Stoltz crafts ten epic and righteous attacks on our bizarre, circular foreign policies with the proper tinge of liberal...
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Ask anyone who’s seen him live about the experience and you will surely get a response that you’d swear was from a swooning 13 year-old girl. Voted the #1 dj in San Francisco, Lorin aka Bassnectar...
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Multi-date recordings are all the rage in current live music production; various locations seamlessly mixed together into one organic whole. This production procedure isn’t as easy as it may seem, as the band...
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Over the past decade, Jazz Mandolin Project has been making music that steadily evolved. In the late 90’s the sound was born of jazz and shot through with heaps of improvisation and exploration. The unique...
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One must approach Tribute CDs with extreme levels of caution. There is perhaps no more dangerous bridge to cross as a music buyer. Sometimes it works out OK - pleasant enough jazz and bluegrass tributes have...
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Australian Xavier Rudd is the most popular unknown musician in the United States at the moment. The one-man rhythm and melody machine impressed enough folks at Bonnaroo last year to outsell even the biggest...
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Like most good bluegrass, Chatham County Line’s sophomore album, Route 23, mourns the loss of things cherished and the slow decay of the memories attached to them, but the band itself has little need for...
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Mixing cultures here but hey, it’s all in the musical family. Led Zeppelin reached a key summit with their 1975 release “Physical Graffiti.” In retrospect, this Moroccan album via the Flames of Albion...
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Zilla is the brainchild of four of the most talented musicians on the improvisational scene. On their latest live release, they continue to explore their rhythmic mountain climbing. Instead of slowly building...
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(R)evolution is the second studio album from Macon, GA’s Moonshine Still, an affable rock sextet with a serious penchant for percussive, free-flowing jams. The band’s name might be a little confusing for some,...
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The Duhks’ journey south of the Canadian border began in the nurturing womb of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, where banjoist Leonard Podolak’s first spread his wings, and it traverses an entire continent before...

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