Country Girl, City Rocker

ANN KLEIN has made a name for herself as a fiery guitarist, but on her new solo album, TUMBLEWEED SYMPHONY, she reveals a tender side plus an affinity for country music.
by David McGee
 

 
 

What If?

Remembering STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN and Canned Heat's ALAN WILSON, on the 30th anniversary of SRV's debut, TEXAS FLOOD, and the release of a long-awaited Wilson retrospective.
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Past Is Present (And Accounted For)

On COUNTRY GRASS, LORRAINE JORDAN & CAROLINA ROAD bluegrassify old country hits but add a unique twist along the way.
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
 

 

 

That Swingin’ Little Guitar Man

Carl Perkins recalled a show he played in Atlanta in 1958 at which he was visited backstage by a young fellow who came with guitar in hand and introduced himself as Jerry Hubbard. The two pickers engaged each other in a couple ...
by David McGee
 

 
 

Just Like Old Times

JIM ED BROWN makes a stirring comeback with IN STYLE AGAIN; ROB ICKES & TREY HENSLEY deliver one for old times' sake in BEFORE THE SUN GOES DOWN.
by David McGee
 

 

 

By Any Other Name…

Singer-songwriter-stellar guitarist Quintus McCormick doesn't look to re-invent the wheel, but rather reminds listeners that the fraught territory of human interactions--especially the gulf between the sexes--is where his music...
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Elite Half Hundred of 2016, Part 2

Albums 26 through 50 in Part 2 of the Elite Half Hundred of 2016
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
 

 
 

You Feel Them?

The last time we heard from the Grascals, in the summer of 2011, they were doing God’s work in crafting a tribute to the music of The Andy Griffith Show on an EP titled Dance Til Your Stockings Are Hot and Ravelin’, when th...
by David McGee
 

 

 

At The Summit

Recorded live at the historic Bell Theater in Pineville, Kentucky, CHRISTMAS THE MOUNTAIN WAY is a bluegrass celebration of the Yuletide's true meaning, with a first-rate lineup of traditional bluegrass artists in peak form. Ma...
by David McGee
 

 
 

Hearts in Flux

On DULCIE TAYLOR's moving new album, ONLY WORN ONE TIME, the singer-songwriter offers Finely etched reflections on mortality, heartbreak, self-reliance, self-doubt, commitment and similar weighty topics.
by David McGee