The Deep Roots Yuletide Baedeker v2022

It's back! The Deep Roots 2022 Yuletide Baedeker is updated and ready for prime time.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Ought It Not To Be a Merry Christmas?

CHRISTMAS DURING THE CIVIL WAR: 'Even with all the sorrow that will forever hang, over so many households; ought it not to be, and is it not, a merry Christmas?' A brief history.
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Heart of the Matter

Pop, soul and doo-wop come together on 23-year-old CHRIS RUGGIERO's first Christmas album. Underneath Ruggiero's impressive voice is something else: pure, unadulterated heart.
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Beauty of Belle at Yuletide

  By Robert M. Marovich   MY COLORFUL CHRISTMAS Regina Belle Tashi3  Entertainment/Altavoz Distribution http://iamreginabelle.com/   My Colorful Christmas, the first yuletide album from GRAMMY Awardee Regina Bel...
by David McGee
 

 

 

Christmas Stocking Stuffers 2022

DARYL MOSLEY weighs in with a nostalgic, affecting paean to 'An Old-Fashioned Christmas' and gospel artist ANTHONY FAULKNER offers the uplifting 'This Time of Year'
by David McGee
 

 
 

Transcending Avant-Garde Boundaries

On the rediscovered gem Bílé Inferno, Czech artists Iva Bittová and Vladimír Václavek transcend the avant-garde with music emanating from physical and emotional ecosystems.
by David McGee
 

 

 

When Tonality Means a Journey

Bernard Hughes music is both satisfying and challenging to sing, as well as being rewarding for both singer and audience. PRECIOUS THINGS, by the EPIPHONI CONSORT, is a case in point.
by David McGee
 

 
 

To Dream Like an Angel

Under the direction of BERNARD LABADIE, LA CHAPELLE DE QUEBEC's THE ROAD TO CHRISTMAS will light your way, all through the days--nay, years--ahead.
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Emotional Lives of Wolves

From High Country News, a review of 'Wolf whisperer' RICK MCINTYRE's third in a series of novels centered on the emotional lives of the Yellowstone alpha wolves,
by David McGee
 

 
 

Jennie Ross Cobb: Indian Territory Trailblazer

Remembering JENNIE ROSS COBB, the first-known Native American female photographer, who put her subjects at ease for uniquely candid images from early 1900s Indian Territory.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Where Grief and Anger Share Space

This new disc from Toccata Classics features chamber music by the young composer Noah Max and exudes, as one critic notes, 'a sense of loss pervading almost everything here.' Yet, it's not a downer.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot

With more than one million views at present, this video of CARL SAGAN's eloquent, poetic meditation on 'the only home we've ever known' is even more timely and important than it was when published in 1994. To say it speaks for ...
by David McGee