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A Search for Unity Within the Miraculous

Ireland's LOUTH CONTEMPORARY MUSIC SOCIETY has one of the year's most intriguing new releases in IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS, which mirrors George Gurdjieff's populist, pan-global approach to spiritual teaching.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Way Out Western Swing…

Best known as a jazz singer, SOLITAIRE MILES, in the guise of SUSIE BLUE, makes a convincing western swing chanteuse on her new album.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Momo & OHora (& Frank Zappa) Before Breakfast

JULES interviews author-illustrator ZACHARIAH OHORA about his newest picture book, MY COUSIN MOMO, and shows some of his fine illustrations. FRANK ZAPPA and CAPTAIN BEEFHEART show up too.
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
 

 

 

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.
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Yuletide Report From the Chairman of the Board

Revised and updated, this appraisal of Frank Sinatra's Christmas recordings as an art form unto themselves was first published in TheBluegrassSpecial.com in 2008.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Catch Them If You Can

THE BOXCARS' third album, Grammy-nominated IT'S JUST A ROAD, is the quintet's strongest amalgam yet of inspired covers and impressive original songs in a traditional bluegrass mode.
by David McGee
 

 
 

For Whom These Bells Toll

THREE BELLS, a collaboration between three great dobro masters--MIKE AULDRIDGE, JERRY DOUGLAS and ROB ICKES--is flat-out a beautiful, evocative album with virtuosity always in service to the heart. Is is also the great AULDRIDG...
by David McGee
 

 

 

Dancing Bears: la danse de l’ours

Dancing bears have been around since at least the Middle Ages. Sheer Folk blogger SERGIO RIBNKIKOV GUNNARSON has been studying the rather obscure history of these mammalian hoofers and herein reports on his findings.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Bob Marovich’s Gospel Picks

Another stellar crop of new gospel CDs: The superb anthology CHRISTIANS CATCH HELL, THE DYNAMIC ABRAHAM BROTHERS, JOR'DAN ARMSTRONG, HI-LITE JUNIORS, KASSANDRA MCGHEE, CONRAD MILLER.
by David McGee