Monthly Archives: February 2006

JJ Baron – Brand New Stranger

For a healthy dose of folk rock, take a look at singer/songwriter JJ Baron’s "Brand New Stranger," released in 2005 by Rhody Records. Baron’s got a voice with "that high lonesome sound that bluegrass music requires."  The influences are there … Continue reading

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David Childers & The Modern Don Juans – Jailhouse Religion

Okay. David Childers and the Modern Don Juans. Never heard of them. Sounded interesting on BootLiquor.com. The CD is called Jailhouse Religion. That’s kind of appealing. So I got hold of it – it’s brand new – and gave it … Continue reading

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The Dust Devils – Gathering Dust

One thing you can tell right away about the husband-wife band The Dust Devils is that co-bandleader and songwriter Kevin Higgins grew up on seventies music; particularly seventies Southern rock. He hooked up with wife Barbara Malteze in LA when … Continue reading

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Hayes Carll – Little Rock

The Woodlands, the affluent suburb just north of Houston, seems like an unlikely place to spawn a gritty Texas country singer-songwriter but that’s where Hayes Carll was apparently raised in a two-attorney household. He left there to attend college in … Continue reading

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The Gourds – Heavy Ornamentals

The Austin-based band, The Gourds, has put out its eighth CD, and just when you think this ragtag clan of modern day redneck hippies may be pushing too hard to maintain the magic, they turn it up two notches. In … Continue reading

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