In Heavy Rotation

Reviews of new CDs by IAN & SYLVIA, GLENNA BELL, ANDY STATMAN, EBONY HILLBILLIES, MARLEY'S GHOST, BLUE HIGHWAY, REBECCA DUMAINE and the DAVE MILLER COMBO and the VILLALOBOS BROTHERS
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Anchor Weighs In

In That's Where it's At, MICHAEL JEROME BROWNE celebrates his long love of pre-war blues and country and blends it with his take on modern pop and soul music, connecting our past with our present in telling a very human story.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Glorious Simplicity

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, SILVER LAKE 66 offers an interesting take on folk-country in its new album, RAGGED HEART. Attention must be paid, says our JOSEPH MCSPADDEN.
by David McGee
 

 
 

And The Word Was Good

KIMBERLY KAYE BACHMAN'S new EP, OLD TIME GOSPEL 'is like listening to an early Sunday morning radio broadcast emanating from an AM station in her native Iowa,' says BOB MAROVICH
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Deep Roots Elite Half-Hundred of 2018, Pt. 1

Part 1 of the Deep Roots Elie-Half Hundred of 2018 features ROGER MCGUINN, MELODY GARDOT, RORY BLOCK, RODNEY CROWELL, et al.
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Deep Roots Elite Half-Hundred of 2018, Pt. 2

Continuing the Elite Half-Hundred of 2018 with JUNIOR SISK, SARAH BORGES, SISTER SADIE, et al.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Musical Muscle & An Open Heart

Flexing musical muscle and an open heart, DULCIE TAYLOR returns with her most adventurous and piercing album yet in BETTER PART OF ME
by David McGee
 

 
 

Staying the Course

On CARTER STANLEY'S EYES, PETER ROWAN journeys into his deepest roots in bluegrass and folk. That's what happens when you stick with it.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Church Aphorisms and Mother Wit in Abundance

Still singing songs packed with church aphorisms and mother wit, some of BEVERLY CRAWFORD's most memorable moments are captured on THE ESSENTIAL-VOL 2
by David McGee
 

 
 

Make That ‘Loving Tribute’

Honoring important people in his life and career, ace jazz guitarist LARRY NEWCOMB adds BUCKY PIZZARELLI to his Quartet and delivers on LIVING TRIBUTE
by David McGee
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

Right Where You Need To Be

On TURN TO JESUS, the newly minted DAVE ADKINS TRIO explains what it means to be known by God, to be held in God's gaze, to be 'right where you need to be.'
by David McGee