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On The Street Where She Lived

Continuing to advance the art of jazz harp and her own compositional skills, CAROL ROBBINS is joined by Billy Childs' Jazz Chamber Ensemble and others on nine cool new tunes on TAYLOR STREET.
by David McGee
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In the Mist of a Memory

86-year-old BOYD LEE DUNLOP survives a near-fatal heart attack to triumph on his second album, THE LAKE REFLECTIONS, a collection of solo piano improvisations.
by David McGee
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One Humanist Touch

The second album from singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Mike T. Lewis and his wife and musical partner MaryBeth Zamer–collectively known as the Twangtown Paramours–is a solid advance over the couple’s 2010 debut.
by David McGee
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Out of Nowhere, Making a Joyful, and Most Memorable, Noise

Out of St. Louis and in the spirit of The Goat Rodeo Sessions, The Punch Brothers and Mark O'Connor, The 442s have made a joyful, and most memorable, noise on their debut album.
by David McGee
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On Down the Line

After a year of personal misfortune, siblings ELAINE and LEE ROY, aka THE ROYS, have transformed their miseries into art on their new album, GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAIN, another stone-cold winner for the duo.
by David McGee
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Black Sacred Music, A.D. to B.D.

An essential overview of black scared folk music recorded between 1926 A.D. (After Arizona Dranes) and 1936 B.D. (Before Thomas Dorsey)
by David McGee
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Offering God Beautiful Music from Hearts at Peace with Him

After topping the Classical chart last year, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles return with more stirring messages of faith. Also: an exclusive Deep Roots Interview with Sr. Scholastica Radel.
by David McGee
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Planting Seeds in The Wild

Trumpian turbulence and an inner spiritual journey fuel CARY MORIN's arresting new collection of solo acoustic fingerpicked beauties, including a triumphant anthem for the Standing Rock protests.
by David McGee
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Sean Costello, Fully Present

Finally seeing the light of day after being recorded in 2005, SEAN COSTELLO's IN THE MAGIC SHOP is more than a fitting final tribute--it's a masterpiece by an artist who is fully present in all dimensions.
by David McGee
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The Angels Listened In

It's been a long, hard climb back to the active list for JAMES ARMSTRONG following a 1996 home invasion that left him without the use of his left arm. But back he has come, all the way, with GUITAR ANGELS, a blues triumph throu...
by David McGee
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Virginia ‘Jennie’ Wade, who was staying in her sister’s home in Gettysburg, PA, to help care for her nephew. On July 3, 1863, during the Battle of Gettysburg, as she was standing in the kitchen baking break for Union soldiers, a bullet penetrated two wooden doors and struck her in the back. She was 20 years old and the only civilian killed in the Battle of Gettysburg. Her tragic story inspired a song on the new CD, God Didn’t Choose Sides: Civil War True Stories about Real People, Vol. 1.

Voices From Beyond the Glow in the Sunset Skies

An all-star cast of roots songwriters, musicians and vocalists join forces on GOD DIDN'T CHOOSE SIDES: Civil War True Stories about Real People, Volume 1. Ye shall be moved.
by David McGee
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Of Life and Hearts in the Balance

The earth and the hearts of people living on it are in the balance in the potent songs on IAN TYSON's memorable new album, CARNERO VAQUERO. It's a Tyson classic.
by David McGee
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