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The O’Hara Sisters’ ‘Dark Fairy Tale’ by Jules

Featuring HORTENSE AND THE SHADOW, 'a dark fairy tale' by NATALIE and LAUREN O'HARA, a writer-and-illustrator sister team with a new book inspired by stories told on snowy nights by their Polish grandmother.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Talking Animals: Feral, And a Friend of Animals

She's 30 years into her Presidency of FRIENDS OF ANIMALS, an international animal advocacy organization, and her name really is PRISCILLA FERAL. 'I'm wired for this kind of confrontational work,' she says.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Orpheus, Don’t Look Back

GRAYSON CAPPS's Scarlett Roses is an epic vision of life, love and struggle in the here and now. It is some kind of masterpiece.
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Deep Roots Elite Half-Hundred of 2017 (Part 1)

The Best of the Rest: The Elite Half-Hundred of 2017 honors 50 outstanding albums of the year newly completed. Part 1 includes gospel, classical, bluegrass, blues, world music and unadulterated rock 'n' roll (thank you, Chuck B...
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Deep Roots Elite Half-Hundred of 2017 (Part 2)

Part 2 of the Elite Half-Hundred of 2017 features albums by JUNIOR SISK & THE RAMBLERS, DENNIS JOHNSON, DUDLEY TAFT, MUSICA SECRETA, RAPHAEL PICHON & PYGMALION, MAC WISEMAN and others.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Deep Roots Albums of the Year, 2017

Our Albums of the Year for 2017, wherein we honor exemplary artistry by ERIC BIBB, GRAYSON CAPPS, RICHARD HARVEY, LITTLE STEVEN CARY MORIN, MARTY STUART and LEE ANN WOMACK. Well done!
by David McGee
 

 

 

Bob Marovich’s Gospel Picks

Reviews of powerful new gospel albums from ROYCE LOVETT, NATASHA OWENS, NICHOLE NORDEMAN, DERRICK 'DOC' PEARSON, DEVIN WILLIAMS, ADAM EVERETT, WORLD CHURCH UNITES. BOB MAROVICH appraises the lot.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Timeless Gospel Messages Delivered in New Ways

MICHELLE DAVID is a gospel dynamo, and she's outdone herself, again, with THE GOSPEL SESSIONS VOL. 2. Bob Marovich weighs in one on of 2017's finest new CD releases.
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Meaning of Folk-Rock

'The Meaning of Folk-Rock,' an excerpt from CHRISTOPHER HILL's essential 'INTO THE MYSTIC: THE VISIONARY and ECSTATIC ROOTS OF 1960S ROCK AND ROLL'
by David McGee
 

 
 

Marilyn & Alan Bergman: A Marriage of Two Minds

An exclusive excerpt from MICHAEL SIGMAN's second volume of HITS HISTORY OF THE MUSIC BIZ interviews, this one featuring the great songwriting team of MARILYN & ALAN BERGMAN
by David McGee