"If you like Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers and similar road blues outfits you should check out San Diego's Black Market III. A recent band built around a veteran bluesman in power-trio format. They rock.
"I don't go to nearly as many shows as when I was younger, but have been to several shows where the sets were around 40 to 45 minutes. Once was Jean Luc Ponty in the mid '70s at a club at a college, at the same college, at a show in the…"
"I don't think you need to become an audiophile to get the most out of vinyl LPs, but it is worth a few bucks to get a good direct drive turntable with a decent cartridge, and run it through an amp and speakers that will give some range. I have…"
"I freely admit that the politics expressed in a song has a lot to do with whether I will like it, or the singer/writer. I think roots music should express progressive politics, and the more socialist the tone, the better. This music should be…"
"I really like Jim M's analysis. For me, Americana music is a broad category that is uniquely "American" since in some way it all can be traced back to songs played by workers in the fields or hills in the 19th Century in the…"
"If you get a chance, listen to some music by Venice, out of LA. It has two sets of brothers, all are cousins, and they specialize in close harmonies a la CSN. They have played with all of the big name acts and are huge in Europe, 'Born and…"
"Bless, me brethren, for I have:
-Been a huge fan of the power pop bands Badfinger, Easybeats, Big Star, Plimsouls, Raspberries, Gin Blossoms and the Smithereens. I have most of the discs by all of these bands, while many are dismissed as…"
"Christopher: I'm not familiar with Rafferty's North and South, thanks for turning me on to it. I personally think City to City was a great disc that he really never could measure up to again. I have a number of Whitesnake's discs on…"
"...And then don't listen to anything else by the Dead unless you are into sloppy doodling or are a Deadhead. I played guitar in my last band on Friend of the Devil and Franklin's Tower and still cannot figure out the fascination, even…"
"Totally agree on Love Forever Changes, and Marquee Moon by Television is good but not great. How about Blind Faith's one-off, Gerry Rafferty's City to City, Asia's gazillion seller, and Derek and the Dominos Layla? (I know there…"
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