Swingin’ and A-Surfin’, All Summer Long: Revisited

A fresh look at one of our 2014 summer picks, SUMMER BEACH PARTY, a collection of tunes from the beach movies of the '60s, with some curious omissions to account for.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Beyond Time

Hailing from South Florida, musical educators and musicians all, the NEW VISION SAX ENSEMBLE makes its recording debut with scintillating takes on classic jazz, pop and show tunes.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Blues, Classical & Corky Siegel Ascendant

Blues harmonica master and skilled composer CORKY SIEGEL returns with his CHAMBER BLUES string quartet for a blues-classical romp on DIFFERENT VOICES..
by David McGee
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

Turn The World Around

The 'west' of MARTY STUART AND HIS SUPERLATIVES' provocative WAY OUT WEST is as much metaphysical as geographical, despite nods to the likes of Dick Dale...
by David McGee
 

 

 

Special Delivery

A loving and long overdue tribute to the great SONNY TERRY & BROWNIE MCGHEE by Ambassador of the Blues GUY DAVIS and his producer-harmonica ace FABRIZIO POGGI. All aboard!
by David McGee
 

 
 

All Who Wander Are Not Lost

Staying in touch with his divine roots, ERIC BIBB returns with MIGRATION BLUES, a humanistic and common sense perspective on immigration issues within and outside of U.S. borders. It's the best, most important music he's made.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Songs From The Heart and The Headlines

In laying out challenges and rewards for even a casual singer-songwriter fan, SARAH BEATTY'S 'BANDIT QUEEN' says much about her confidence in herself and in her audience.
by David McGee
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

Universal Truths

NOAM PIKELNY steps away from the PUNCH BROTHERS for his fourth solo album, UNIVERSAL TRUTH; and the truth is, it's just Noam, his instruments, his voice, and it's great.
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Presence of ‘Being’ in Every Note…

Poland's ANNA MARIA JOPEK has sung with STING, collaborated with PAT METHENY and now joins forces with some of Cuba's finest on MINIONE.
by David McGee