To Attract and To Intrigue

On THE ORIGIN OF ADJUSTABLE THINGS, jazz singer/composer JOANNA WALLFISCH, accompanied by pianist DAN TEPFER, offers new songs and inspired covers in a variety of styles.

Tough Love? Tough Stuff.

Bluesman TINSLEY ELLIS's new CD, TOUGH LOVE, proves itself tough stuff indeed--10 original songs played and sung with conviction to burn.


A Stop at Theresa’s

It was Junior Wells’s return to the Delmark fold; it was the titan Otis Spann’s last recording session. Buddy Guy was on guitar, Fred Below on drums. The spirit was that of Theresa's Lounge. Stop by.

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.


Being About The Enduring Values

One of the hottest new bluegrass releases of this young year, DARIN & BROOKE ALDRIDGE's SNAPSHOTS centers on the enduring values of faith and love.

If Ever There Were a Needed Time…

ERIC BIBB's powerful BLUES PEOPLE, inspired by the work and words of DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, espouses racial harmony in soulful tones, while underscoring how much work towards that ideal remains.


Skip James Made Manifest

In the fifth and final volume of her Mentor Series, RORY BLOCK makes SKIP JAMES manifest on HARD LUCK CHILD: A TRIBUTE TO SKIP JAMES.

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.


Bluegrass Cum Laude, And Then Some

DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER begin 2015 with honors with bluegrass cum laude on IN SESSION. Highest honors here, and well earned.

Slim In Name Only

ANTHOLOGY, a new double-CD overview, chronicles the tough, tender and topical sides of TOO SLIM AND THE TAILDRAGGERS, one of America's best bands


Christmas Blues with a Positive Spin

Appraising a Yuletide gem from Carolina beach music legend, soul veteran CLIFFORD CURRY, and a look back at Curry's interesting career.

45 Years Later, Still Right on Time

The tipoff is in the title: MERRY CHRISTMAS WITH MARTY ROBBINS. One of country's greatest singers is intimately involved in the thoughtful songs he shares with us for the Yuletide including two of his own.