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Donna Dean

Now they have introduced Donna Dean to the masses and about time, I’d say, because it’s clear that they have been practicing for a while….uh, duh…..where has she been? where have I been? Continue reading

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Ronnie Fauss’s “Mulligan”

Fauss has got that songwriting/storytelling gene I admire in the great ones – James McMurtry, Steve Earle, Neil Young . The music stays with you and the stories are fascinating, kind of open ended so you have to think. With a lot of humor thrown in. Continue reading

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We Got Mail

The Philistines, Jr. are doing something different. On first listen, my thoughts meandered this away: Long, electro intros that make me wonder if it’s gonna be worth the wait, stellar keyboard work, interesting and unexpected arrangements, sparse lyrics well worth the wait. Now this was so sweet and strange that . . . Continue reading

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How Big Is The Big To-Do?

The new Drive By Truckers’ album was released on March 16th and I was pretty excited about this one. It’s a full-blown PRODUCTION kind of album. How big is Big To-Do? Continue reading

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Top Ten for 2009?

From the moment I sussed out the info that Steve Earle was releasing “Townes”, I knew I’d have to have that one. It’s a forever keeper. And, Guy Clark’s “Sometimes the Song Writes You” was getting multiple rave reviews before I’d ever heard of it, so I internet-ordered that. Kris Kristofferson’s “Closer to the Bone” kept me camped out by the mailbox for a while. Well worth the frostbite, though. Continue reading

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We Are The O’s

The O’s are Taylor Young and John Pedigo. They both sing. Taylor has the guitar and the drum. John has the banjo. It sounds like there are a lot more than two of them up there. Takes coordination to do that. And it’s not like they weren’t drinking or anything. Continue reading

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Ronnie Fauss – New Songs For The Old Frontier (Volume 1)

So I get Ronnie Fauss’s EP, New Songs for the Old Frontier (Fig Records), in the mail today. I play it a couple times and immediately fall in love with it. Continue reading

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Drive-By Truckers – The Fine Print

A Collection of Oddities and Rarities 2003 – 2008   So the Drive-By Truckers have another release and another triumph.  The Fine Print (A Collection Of Oddities And Rarities 2003-2008) is a collection of alternate takes, covers made for tribute … Continue reading

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Ode to the Gourds (Including a Semi-Review of “Haymaker”)

So I’m listening to the Gourds new CD “Haymaker” this week. This isn’t so much an indepth review of the CD (alright then – here’s the review: It’s good. Go buy it. You don’t really need me to tell you … Continue reading

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Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit

Jason and the 400 Unit put out a crazy good CD just a year or so ago called Sirens of the Ditch. It had "Brand New Kind of Actress" and "Dress Blues "and got plenty attention. I ordered it pre-released … Continue reading

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