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Mark Knopfler: Tracker

by Jeff Tamarkin on March 26, 2015
He’s been praised for his guitar work since he first emerged leading Dire Straits in the late ‘70s—and he is a magnificent player—but more than anything else, Mark Knopfler has always...
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Twin Shadow: Eclipse

by Ryan Reed on March 25, 2015
George Lewis Jr. brandishes love like a jackhammer, and he expects the same in return. “Drill me to the floor,” the singer begs over a digitized Caribbean groove on “Old Love/New Love.”...
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North Mississippi Osborne: Freedom & Dreams

by Sam D’Arcangelo on March 24, 2015
Freedom & Dreams, a collaboration between Anders Osborne and North Mississippi Allstars, finds New Orleans’ preeminent guitarist and his colleagues from the Magnolia State effortlessly...
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Brothers Keeper: Todd Meadows

by Abbe Ouziel on March 23, 2015
The three musicians at the core of Brothers Keeper have spent a majority of their careers on the road with various acts. Drummer John Michel and bassist Michael Jude have accompanied John...
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Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit

by Jason Woodbury on March 20, 2015
Melbourne singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett’s had a big couple of years leading up to her debut full-length, Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit, with her two previous EPs...
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Steve Gunn & The Black Twig Pickers: Seasonal Hire

by John Adamian on March 19, 2015
Steve Gunn released one of the best records of 2014. Oh, but he did the same thing in 2013, too. So, he’s prolific, and handling both the quality and quantity ends of the equation. Here, the...
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Steve Earle & The Dukes: Terraplane

by Bill Murphy on March 18, 2015
Amazingly, Texas-raised troubadour and outlaw country badass Steve Earle has never made a blues record. Named for the car that inspired Robert Johnson’s classic “Terraplane Blues,” his...
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Houndmouth: Little Neon Limelight

by Rob Slater on March 17, 2015
Sophomore LPs aren’t supposed to sound this effortless and confident, but that’s precisely the way that Indiana-based rockers Houndmouth sound on their follow-up to 2013’s wildly popular...
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Jeff Austin: The Simple Truth

by Benjy Eisen on March 16, 2015
In certain respects, The Simple Truth is Jeff Austin’s prison break from the world of traditional string music. Released just a few months after parting ways with his longtime jamgrass band...
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Love: Black Beauty

by John Adamian on March 13, 2015
This record, recorded in 1973, wasn’t released because of a number of typical record-business flameouts, until it was reissued on vinyl over 40 years later by High Moon. Now the forgotten...

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