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
 

 
 

Hey, Colorado

HONEY DON'T returns with its first new album in nearly eight years, and it's a gem. THREADBARE finds songwriter BILL POWERS at his peak, and the band speaking to a larger moment.
by David McGee
 

 

 

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