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JMSN: It is.

JMSN: It is.

JMSN It is. (White Room Records) JMSN, the Michigan-bred producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who released the acclaimed Priscilla LP in 2012, returns […]

Graham Nash: This Path Tonight

Graham Nash: This Path Tonight

Graham Nash This Path Tonight (Blue Castle) This Path Tonight is all about acoustic minimalism. What instruments there are (acoustic guitars, Hammond […]

The Magic Lightnin’ Boys: Stealin’ Thunder

The Magic Lightnin’ Boys: Stealin’ Thunder

Casey Gomez, singing lead, playing harp and picolo bass; Brian Tarter on guitar and singing background; Richie Lee on bass and Kurt Lipphardt on drums make-up the smokin’ country rockin’ quartet, The Magic Lighting Boys. Hailing from Cincinnati Ohio, the band’s new 13-song CD Stealin’ Thunder is a tight little gem of equally tight country electric tunes. Opening with “Nan’s Poem,” not much more then a warbling lady’s voice reciting a quick few lines of verse with Gomez’s lone harp behind and through the quick track, we are into a Tarter slide led “Bones” which sets the tone for the electric country storm we are going to get though-out. I love Gome’s distorted vocal here…and of course his harp wailing as well.

Elysian Fields: Ghosts of No

Elysian Fields: Ghosts of No

Elysian Fields Ghosts of No (Vicious Circle Records/Ojet) Elysian Fields’ Jennifer Charles has one of those beautiful voices that, as the saying […]

Cyndi Lauper: Detour

Cyndi Lauper: Detour

Cyndi Lauper Detour (Rhino Records) You can’t fault successful artists for sticking with their genre of choice through the decades, but Cyndi […]

Gallant: Ology

Gallant: Ology

Gallant Ology (Mind of a Genius/Warner Bros.) Whether intentional or not, it’s difficult to place Ology in any one category. With a rising […]

Woodkid: Desierto

Woodkid: Desierto

Woodkid Desierto (Green United Music) One of France’s greatest exports, Yoann Lemoine, who goes by the stage name Woodkid, is a complete […]

Santana: Santana IV

Santana: Santana IV

Guitar God Carlos Santana, drummer Michael Shrieve, percussionist Michael Carabello, guitarist Neal Schon (you may also know him from a little band called Journey) and vocalist and keyboardist Gregg Rolie have reformed near a half a century after they last played together to release Santana IV.

M83: Junk

M83: Junk

M83 Junk (Mute Records) If you like your synth pop to be so ’80s-inspired that you can practically smell the hairspray when […]

Sturgill Simpson: A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

Sturgill Simpson: A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

Sturgill Simpson A Sailor’s Guide to Earth (Atlantic Recording Corporation) On his third, full-length release, Sturgill Simpson continues to push the boundaries […]

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