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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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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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Brighter Than Creation’s Dark – Drive-By Truckers

If you haven’t heard all the raving about the newest Drive-By Truckers’ release, Brighter Than Creation’s Dark, then you haven’t been paying attention! This one’s getting lots of positive press. Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley and Shonna Tucker have written the … Continue reading

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Gracey’s Favoritest CDs in 2007

I am still listening to Icky Thump (White Stripes) and enjoying it more each time, so maybe that’s my favorite album of 2007. I really think Jack White brings something unexpected to the table every single time and you gotta … Continue reading

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Alison Krauss and Robert Plant – Raising Sand

The cover actually says Robert Plant/Alison Krauss. I’m thinkin’ Alison should have gotten top billing here. It’s really her album. I am still pleased with my purchase, but I’d read some promo-hype and was expecting more. I just feel slightly … Continue reading

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My Night at the Fox in Boulder on a Damn Thursday

Jason Isbell is an outstanding performer. He took charge of the stage and his band, the 400 Unit, and put on quite a show from the very beginning. By the second song, I had forgotten that he had ever consorted … Continue reading

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Steve Earle Plays Nice!

Steve Earle is one of the most entertaining wordsmiths still slinging his guitar around these days. He got it honestly, learning from the likes of Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark. A little younger than Guy, seems Steve is keeping … Continue reading

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