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    The Best of the Rest for 2022...winners all!
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THE DEEP ROOTS ELITE HALF-HUNDRED of 2022

The Best of the Rest for 2022...winners all!
by David McGee
 

 
 

In Heavy Rotation: Blues & Soul From Near and Far

The latest soul from DAVE PORTER's vault; blues from CRYSTAL SHAWANDA and TERESA JAMES (via the BEATLES), and blistering blues-rock from STEVE HILL.
by David McGee
 

 

 

DEEP ROOTS ALBUMS OF THE YEAR, 2022

Honors for 2022 go to JOHN PRIMER, MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY & RYAN MURPHEY, RORY BLOCK, THE TWANGTOWN PARAMOURS, CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES and six others.
by David McGee
 

 
 

In Trim: Bruce Brown’s Endless Epic

Writing for Longboard magazine in 2005, PAUL HOLMES captured the entire epic saga of the making of BRUCE BROWN's THE ENDLESS SUMMER.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Me and the Boss

MICHELLE EDWARDS's ME AND THE BOSS is subtitlted "A Story About Mending and Love." For young readers, it's so much more. Illustrations by APRIL HARRISON.
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Blues Boss Goes Global

Paying tribute to MEMPHIS SLIM and WILLIE DIXON, KENNY 'BLUES BOSS' WAYNE, now 77 and better than ever, delivers on all fronts on his latest outing.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Church Music as Catalyst for Change

BISHOP WILLIAM MURPHY embraces the responsibility of social leadership through music ministry on WORSHIP & JUSTICE, recorded live in Atlanta.
by David McGee
 

 
 

A Man and A Woman

MELODY GARDOT and pianist PHILIPPE POWELL meets outside the frame and make beautiful music together on ENTRE EUX DEUX
by David McGee
 

 

 

A World Strange Yet Familiar

SHINING SHORE explores THREE NOTCH'D ROAD: THE VIRGINIA BAROQUE ENSEMBLE's own heritage, presenting music from the 17th to the 19th centuries that would have been heard in Virginia.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Let the Hard Times Roll…

It's always a good year for the blues when JOHN PRIMER surfaces on record. His latest, TOUGH TIMES is one of his finest.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Hope Is the Thing With Feathers

As birds go, so goes humanity. Three nominally classical albums poetically address the looming threats to the natural world.
by David McGee