In Heavy Rotation: Blues, Country & Country Blues

AL BASILE, DAILEY & VINCENT (with guest vocalist RHONDA VINCENT) and HANK WILLIAMS JR.
by David McGee
 

 
 

No Goofy Exercise

TONY WRAY & TIM CROUCH are back, delightfully so, with A DREAM IS A WISH: A SPECIAL ACOUSTIC TRIBUTE TO THE MAGIC KINGDOM.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Chamber Blues on a Higher Plane

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES offers a blues-classical-world music fusion that reveals its depth on first blush and then burrows deeper.
by David McGee
 

 
 

She’ll Take You There

RORY BLOCK returns in celebration of "power women of song" on AIN'T NOBODY WORRIED--a thoroughly captivating outpouring of signature songs by female artists from the '60s through the '80sl
by David McGee
 

 

 

Restoring Harmony in Discordant Times

Led by Amaan Ali Bangash, the musicians on MUSIC FOR HOPE comprise a cross-cultural collaboration demonstrating harmony in discordant times.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Fresh Utterances of Life Force

A gospel, classical and jazz hybrid comprised of original songs by pianist JOHN PAUL MCGEE and stirring, even surprising interpretations of ever-relevant warhorses.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Wherein Murph Lights Out for the Horizon, Yet Again

MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY, collaborating with son RYAN MURPHEY, rises to every challenge he sets for himself on ROAD BEYOND THE VIEW, a standout among many in his extensive catalogue.
by David McGee
 

 
 

You Can’t Do That? You Can Do That.

Jazz improvisation meets Lennon-McCartney in tasty fashion on LOREN DANIELS's TICKET TO RIDE.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Always More Love to Be Had

The TWANGTOWN PARAMOURS are back with their third album, DOUBLE DOWN ON A BAD THING, with well-wrought songs, sparkling musicianship, affecting vocals and a deeper exploration of the nuances of relationships. It ain't over 'til...
by David McGee
 

 
 

In Heavy Rotation: Roots & Blues

Rounding up a quartet of must-hear recent releases: NORMAN BLAKE, Day by Day; MARK O'CONNOR, Markology II; MIKE ZITO, Resurrection; and TIFFANY POLLACK, Bayou Liberty.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Love Is a Many-Splintered Thing

Herein a dozen smokey, sensuous and often ambivalent discourses on love and passion delivered with the breathy tenderness and sublime understatement of someone defining love not as a many-splendored thing, but rather as a many-...
by David McGee
 

 
 

In Heavy Rotation: Blues

A potpourri of recent blues albums worthy of attention. Behold the diversity and soulfuness of what's being wrought by MIKE ZITO, BOB CORRITORE AND FRIENDS, MARIA MULDAUR and SUE FOLEY.
by David McGee