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
 

 
 

Company’s Comin’

Wagons leader Henry Wagons is back with a compelling solo EP, 'Expecting Company?' These short stories in musical form find Wagons edging into Jorge Luis Borges territory. What will he make of that?
by David McGee
 

 

 

Really? ‘The Letter’?

FRANK SOLIVAN & DIRTY KITCHEN reassert themselves as one of bluegrass's finest young bands with their new Compass album, ON THE EDGE
by David McGee
 

 
 

A Soul Man Exits, With Love

AIN'T NO MORE LOVE IN THIS HOUSE is the last will and testament on record by classic soul singer LOU PRIDE, who died before its release last year. He went out in grand style, though.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Hurricane Warning

Almost a half-century into his career. BOBBY 'HURRICANE' SPENCER delivers big-time on 'HURRICANE UNLEASHED,' singing some hard-luck blues but also revealing himself as a true romantic, in spite of heartbreak.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Fanning the Flames of Whitman’s ‘Subtle Electric Fire’

Enlisting the support of some 64 musicians and choir/session singers, GARRY DIAL and DICK OATTS have delivered a stirring, jazz-oriented musical interpretation of Walt Whitman poems.
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Perfect ‘Storm’

One of our great contemporary gospel singers has returned from a four-year recording hiatus with her strongest album yet. 'Til The Storm Passes By captures the versatile Lynda Randle at her testifying best on a powerhouse colle...
by David McGee
 

 
 

Family Ties

Bluegrass newcomers FLATT LONESOME are capturing the traditional world's attention with their debut album. A flawless start it's not, but the band is positioning itself for a long, fruitful run.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Her Songs, Her Voice, Her Guitar…Her Life

On Stage: MARY GAUTHIER came solo acoustic to Hill Country in New York City and mesmerized a near-sellout audience.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Songs in the Key of Life

Madrid native CARMEN CUESTA follows her acclaimed bossa nova album with a collection of a dozen well-turned, mostly sensual boleros in UNA TODA VIDA...
by David McGee
 

 

 

On the Spiritual Cost of Leaving

Produced by LORRAINE JORDAN, North Carolina's THE GENTLEMEN OF BLUEGRASS make a thorough examination of the physical and metaphysical cost of leaving on their debut album.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Of Heart, Soul & the Collaborative Dance

The collaborative art of heart and soul via solid new albums by the ERNIE WATTS QUARTET and the combo led by LAFAYETTE HARRIS JR. with guest legend HOUSTON PERSON on tenor sax.
by David McGee