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This New Blues Album Is Worth Your Time – And Money!

I have had the privilege to see Dan Whitener, the terrific banjo player with hip-hop bluegrass band Gangstagrass as well as with the newgrass band Man About a Horse, a number of times (only with Gangstagrass) and thoroughly enjoy his style and versatility. I am thrilled to review his new solo album, Crossover.

Crossover Album Cover

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The Midnight Songster Strikes Gold

I was recently introduced to musician Jake LaBotz, whose new album, Sunnyside, was released on May 12; it was produced by Jimmy Sutton who also produces JD McPherson and Pokey LaFarge.

Jake La Botz Sunnyside album cover

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A Terrific New Traditional Album Enters The Scene by The Berger Sisters

Sometimes I come across (or rather something comes across me) a new album that impresses me with its quality and earnestness. Maybe So by The Berger Sisters is one of those albums.

Maybe So

Maybe So

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The Silks Are Bringing Their New Album To The Fallout Shelter

Rhode Island based The Silks are making their début at The Fallout Shelter at The Extended Play Sessions in support of their new album, Turn Me On.

The Silks

The Silks at Thunder Road March 4, 2016

I have had the privilege of seeing this band several times and enjoy them more each time.

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Kingsley Flood Will Rock You

I have been a fan of Kingsley Flood since I first saw them perform at the Lowell Summer Music Series at least six years ago, and the love continues.

Another Other

Another Other

They recently released a new album – Another Other – which is their most personal album to date, and it will be featured at their upcoming show at The Sinclair on Friday, November 18th. Tickets are still available here and you need to be at the show! Both openers – Leland Sundries and Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents – are killer and you should catch them too.

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Americana/Roots Rocker You Want To Know

I was lucky enough to see The Texas Gentlemen and Friends at Newport Folk Festival this year; they delivered one of my favorite sets of the Festival. The Gentlemen are a collaborative of Texas musicians, one of whom is guitarist Kirby Brown.

Kirby Brown (photo by Alex Justice)

Kirby Brown (photo by Alex Justice)

I spoke with Kirby later that day and then ran into him and several other Gentlemen at the Americana Music Association Festival and Conference a couple of months later. I am now the lucky recipient of his new EP Out of Exile 1 and I love it!

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An Irish Blues Musician For You To Discover!

One of the most rewarding things about running this website is that I am introduced to musicians I would not be likely to meet (either in person or virtually). David King, an Irish blues and soul guitarist and singer, is one such musician.

David King (Official Photo)

David King (Official Photo)

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Susan Cattaneo Penned My New Anthem

I first heard of Susan Cattaneo when she performed in the music of Muscle Shoals, Alabama show last December. I was quite impressed when I heard her perform songs written by others; I am even more impressed with Susan’s songwriting, as evidenced by her newly-released album, “Haunted Heart”.

Susan Cattaneo - photo by Jyoti Sackett

Susan Cattaneo – photo by Jyoti Sackett

Susan is a songwriting professor at Berklee College of Music. This is the first album for which she wrote all of the songs, and it’s stunning. Read the rest of this entry

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