Monthly Archives: May 2005

Mary Gauthier – Mercy Now

Mary Gauthier is a fast rising star in what she calls “American music”.  She’s been hailed by publications as diverse as No Depression and the New York Times.  Even the Reader’s Digest has named her the best about-to-hit country artists. … Continue reading

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Steve Earle – The Revolution Starts Now

“The Revolution Starts Now” (Artemis Records) is not Steve Earle’s best work but it’s still pretty dang good.  He threw it together in a hurry to get his message out during the 2004 presidential campaign and it serves the purpose … Continue reading

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Ryan Adams & the Cardinals – Cold Roses

I’ll never forget the first time I saw Whiskeytown live.  It was a Bloodshot Records package tour that had them and Hazeldine opening for Old 97s at the Sons of Hermann Hall. I had been listening to their debut “Faithless … Continue reading

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Adam Carroll – Live at Cheatham Street

Adam Carroll, a singer/songwriter from – you guessed it – Texas, views life at a slant and weaves vivid stories out of ordinary commonplace events, fleshing them out with real and imagined details.  All but one of these songs can … Continue reading

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Dave Alvin – Ashgrove

Dave Alvin’s obviously been doing a lot of reminiscing. His latest studio effort, “Ashgrove,” released by Yep Roc Records, is full of looking back and longing: for a simpler time, for lost friends, lost love, and lost youth. And as … Continue reading

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