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The Eternal Ache in Full, Glorious Flower

The timelessness of CARTER FAMILY songs is underscored in DON'T FORGET ME LITTLE DARLING, an homage by ANTIQUE PERSUASION, a trio of roots veterans that has made one of 2015's finest albums.
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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Bringing It All Back Home

One of the best albums of 2016 was recorded in 1978 and is only now seeing the light of day. LIVE AT ROSY'S captures the great SARAH VAUGHAN in a peak moment. She was indeed the Divine One--and Sassy too.
by David McGee
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Existential Bluegrass

Bluegrass existentialists THE ROYS are back with THE VIEW, comprised of songs pondering the burden of memory as time marches on, along with philosophical appraisals of quotidian troubles and joys.
by David McGee
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The Journey Proceeds Apace…

In the front rank of Ireland's new wave of young traditionalists, BEOGA is making its move in the U.S. with a strong new album that continues the band's amazing journey since its formation in 2002.
by David McGee
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The Mystery Endures

MELODY GARDOT's brilliant CURRENCY OF MAN, finds this unique artist on intimate terms with 'chaos at any moment.' Dark, but empathetic, the new CD is all that, and more.
by David McGee
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Rhonda’s Revenge

Though she says it was inspired by George Jones, Rhonda Vincent's ONLY ME, a double-CD release containing one side of country and one of bluegrass, has n other message to send. Call it Rhonda's Revenge.
by David McGee
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The Throw of the Dice: Josquin’s ‘Missa Di Dadi’

With PETER PHILLIPS directing , THE TALLIS SCHOLARS return with their eleventh disc of JOSQUIN masses, a welcome release featuring two quirkly early masses, including 'Missa Di Dadi,' or 'The Dice Mass.'
by David McGee
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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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Thanks All Around

For some 30 years Lou Pallo was the steady rhythm guitarist supporting Les Paul's incandescent leads in the Les Paul Trio. Now Pallo pays tribute to his boss with an all-star tribute featuring the likes of Keith Richards, Slash...
by David McGee
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Communing With Misfortune, In Search of Justice

Falsely convicted of murder, four Native Alaskans--the Fairbanks Four--were freed in 2015 after 18 years in prison. Composer Emerson Eads responded with MASS FOR THE OPPRESSED.
by David McGee
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An ’Old Church’ Remembrance, Righteous and Rousing

BOB MAROVICH uncovers a five-star gospel gem in the new CD, A TRIBUTE TO SUNDAY MORNING GOSPEL, VOLUME 1, PART 1 featuring BISHOP J.D. MEANS SR.
by David McGee
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