Royal Southern Brotherhood: Earning their self-bestowed sovereignty. From left: Charlie Wooten (bass); Mike Zito (guitar, vocals); Cyrill Neville (percussion, vocals); Devon Allman (guitar, vocals); Yonrico Scott (drums).

Sovereignty Well Earned

You may think these fellows rather audacious in naming themselves Royal Southern Brotherhood, but when you see their lineup includes an Allman, a Neville and a Zito, well, good to see you, fellows. As that funnyman from Transyl...
by David McGee
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Christmas Picks 2012

TheBluegrassSpecial.com/Deep Roots Christmas Picks for 2012 include new seasonal outpourings from DONNA ULISSE, EDIE ADAMS, DALLAS WIND SYMPHONY, HEY ROSETTA, THE JAY UNGAR & MOLLY MASON FAMILY BAND, DEATH MIGHT BE YOUR SANTA C...
by David McGee
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Dailey & Vincent & The L Word

Bluegrass superstars DAILEY & VINCENT return to the rock-solid traditional bluegrass that brung 'em to the dance, and they've got a concept going too. Read on...
by David McGee
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Big Brass Ones for Christmas

On its fifth holiday album, CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE, CANADIAN BRASS honors the music of animated Yule favorites and the arrangements of LUTHER HENDERSON and BRANDON RIDENOUR.
by David McGee
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A Solid Sender

KENNY 'BLUES BOSS' WAYNE is back with ROLLIN' WITH THE BOSS, a cool album of Kansas City boogie-woogie and New Orleans grooves that won't stop rockin'.
by David McGee
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It’s Life, Y’know

It's the centennial year of MUDDY WATERS's birth, and two new tributes mark that special occasion: MUDDY WATERS 100, featuring contemporary Muddy acolytes, and the DVD, BLUES SUMMIT IN CHICAGO, 1974
by David McGee
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Michael Bram Goes Yard

Michael Bram's new Suitcase In the Hall is a tape-measure home run of soulful singing, inspired playing, terrific songs and great vibes from first to last.
by David McGee
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The Time Jumpers: (front row, seated, from left) Jeff Taylor, Kenny Sears, Paul Franklin, Billy Thomas. (back row, from left) Dennis Crouch, Larry Franklin, Ranger Doug Green, Joe Spivey, Dawn Wells, Andy Reiss, Vince Gill.

A Stop at Willoughby

Fresh off another Grammy nomination, the Time Jumpers pulled into Manhattan's City Winery on February 12 for a show of traditional country tunes and great picking that explained why the group has few equals.
by David McGee
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Blues As Biography

It's blues as biography on the JAMES MONTGOMERY BAND's new album, FROM DETROIT...TO THE DELTA, with guests JAMES COTTON, JOHNNY WINTER and others.
by David McGee
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That’s Not Theory, Pal, That’s Life!

ANDY STATMAN is back with another winner in SUPERSTRING THEORY, another scintillating exercise in multicultural musical explorations with guestS TIM O'BRIEN and MICHAEL CLEVELAND in tow.
by David McGee
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Keeping the Faith and Keeping It Well

Seasoned and undiminished soul and gospel veterans, JOHNNY RAWLS and OTIS CLAY, finally get together for a rousing outing on SOUL BROTHERS.
by David McGee
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A Master In His Element, On Key, On Time & Wed To the Truth

Buddy Guy has been playing hot guitar for decades now, but the irony of his BORN TO PLAY GUITAR album is that it may well be his finest-ever set of end-to-end vocal performances.
by David McGee
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