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Paper Bird: Paper Bird

by Lee Zimmerman on January 20, 2017
Denver’s Paper Bird bears a certain kinship to other Colorado combos, particularly those that strive for populist appeal. Now, with new vocalist Carleigh Aikins helping out at the helm, the band...
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The Mavericks: All Night Live Volume 1

by Lee Zimmerman on January 19, 2017
Following The Mavericks’ decision to regroup in 2012 after a bitter breakup eight years earlier, the band’s recent success has nearly eclipsed their accomplishments the first time around. For...
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Various Artists: Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia

by Lee Zimmerman on January 18, 2017
Recorded live in May 2015, shortly before the Dead’s Fare Thee Well celebration, the Dear Jerry show actually marked the first time Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart and Bob Weir shared...
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David Bromberg Band: The Blues, the Whole Blues and Nothing But the Blues

by Jeff Tamarkin on January 17, 2017
You wouldn’t call David Bromberg a blues artist per se—he’s always assimilated to numerous genres—but since day one of his career, the blues have never been further than a lurk away. The...
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Brownout: Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath Vol. II

by Wayan Zoey on January 13, 2017
Who knew that Latin-funk versions of Black Sabbath tunes would be so popular? No doubt the success of the first volume of Brown Sabbath was a surprise to Brownout, the eight-piece Grupo Fantasma...
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Luke Temple: A Hand Through the Cellar Door

by Ryan Reed on January 12, 2017
Luke Temple, mastermind of experimental indie-pop act Here We Go Magic, began his career noodling with folk tunes in his Brooklyn bedroom. So the stripped-bare, all-acoustic format of his fifth...
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John McEuen: Made in Brooklyn

by Lee Zimmerman on January 11, 2017
John McEuen established his credence as both an archivist and traditional troubadour 45 years ago when he invited a gathering of country music’s living legends to join his group, the Nitty...
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The Olympians: The Olympians

by Bill Murphy on January 10, 2017
Ever since the 1996 release of Mike Jackson & The Soul Providers’ The Revenge of Mister Mopoji—a retrosoul soundtrack to a fictional kung fu film, produced by future Dap-Kings founder Gabe Roth...
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Jim Lauderdale: This Changes Everything

by Jeff Tamarkin on January 09, 2017
You know those records in your collection that, within the first five seconds you heard them, you knew they were going to leave you wanting more? This Changes Everything is one of those records....
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Tim Reynolds: That Way

by Matt Inman on January 06, 2017
In an era where we can access nearly any instrument with the touch of a button, encountering a true acoustic-guitar album—especially one worth listening to all the way through—is a welcome rarity....

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