Monthly Archives: June 2005

Creosote – Blacksmoke

Few things in life are more exciting than buying a disc from an artist you’ve never heard of and discovering it’s one of the best albums you’ve heard in years.    The description of Creosote’s “Blacksmoke” at Miles of Music included … Continue reading

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Lucinda Williams – Live at The Fillmore

Early in her career, Lucinda Williams gained a reputation for being a perfectionist. It took her five years to make a record.  Her live shows were rare and elusive – rumors of her being difficult abounded.  But with each release … Continue reading

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Todd Snider & the Nervous Wrecks plus Fred Eaglesmith @ The Gypsy Tea Room, Dallas

The Fred heads were there. So were the Todd faithful. The big side of Dallas’s Gypsy Tea Room was about half capacity so there was plenty of room to maneuver through the crowd without getting jostled (or having to jostle) … Continue reading

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Todd Snider – East Nashville Skyline

Todd Snider’s CDs have always been autobiographical and that’s never been more apparent than in his 2004 release from Oh Boy Records, “East Nashville Skyline.” The liner notes don’t have song lyrics but they have something even better: Todd’s notes … Continue reading

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Bruce Springsteen – Devils and Dust

What can you say about Bruce Springsteen that hasn’t already been said?  He’s the quintessential rock and roll troubadour.  A master storyteller and a mighty rocker. Springsteen has been a superstar for almost 30 years and still manages to write … Continue reading

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