Hard, Stomping and Merciless

Out of Seattle with a Chicago mindset and some southwestern sizzle, RJ Knapp & Honey Robin offer hard, stomping, merciless urban blues on Don't Blame the Dynamite..If You Can't Light the Fuse.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Chaotic, Angelic & Many Other Fine Things

A review of Sarah Alden's debut album, FISTS OF VIOLETS.
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Wounded Wanderer, Restored

U.S. Route 50 lives in the shadow of Route 66 in the lore of legendary American highways, but it’s no less awesome as either myth or fact. Built in 1926 as part of the original U.S. Highway system, Route 50 runs east and west...
by David McGee
 

 
 

A New Spin on the Old Chanson

On VINTAGE FRANCE, the classic French chanson is alive and hip in the hands of expert practitioners such as MADELEINE PEYROUX, JULIETTE GRECO and others.
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
 

 
 

It’s Been a Blue, Blue Day

Squirrel Nut Zippers founder Jimbo Mathus's six-song EP Blue Light is the perfect stage-setter for his forthcoming full-length album, slated for release in early 2013.
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Curious Looming of Objects Between Earth and Sky

Minnesota six- and 12-string guitarist KYLE FOSBURGH new album, THE TRAVELER'S JOURNEY, 'is calculated to excite the perceptions and keep alive the imagination.' Add to this: powerful, evocative, spiritually resonant. And beaut...
by David McGee
 

 
 

Forty Years, and No End in Sight

MARTY RAYBON celebrates his 40th year in the business in grand bluegrass style on his new album, THE BACK FORTY, with his band FULL CIRCLE in full bloom.
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
 

 
 

And For Tomorrow, Too

On Just for Today, Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters deliver an invigorating set of performances recorded in three venues in three Massachusetts towns
by David McGee
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

Union Avenue Communiqué

THE HOWLIN' BROTHERS went to Memphis's legendary SUN STUDIOS and cut an impressive six-song EP as a stopgap between their acclaimed debut album, released earlier this year, and their new CD, due in Feb. 2014.
by David McGee