Through the years I heard re-arranged interpretations of many songs that, when written, were never intended to be performed the way some artists performed them. Some worked. Others didn't. Many songs…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Arlene Nov 29, 2012.
It occured to me that over the years many great country, Americana, folk, blues artists don't all come from the part of the United States associated with this type of music. Original country music…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom McD Feb 27, 2011.
Another unexpected surprise greeted me one morning -- who would ever have thought a band from Denmark would have Americana blood coursing through their veins and those veins were strung down the neck of a Danish guitar? Not me. But the opening track of this fine double CD has a blast of melodic harmonica to mark this powerful and catchy, clever exploration into a formidable roots music performance and later, a dash of their more pop melodic Traveling…Continue
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 4:00pm
The offspring of two famous musicians prove their worth independently on this commendable effort
I came to this music on “Wreckin’ Yard” not knowing anything about Stevie Agnew and his band. And that’s a good thing, because as time went by I learned more and was pleasantly surprised.
I don’t usually read biographies or research other critics reviews of an artists’ music because I don’t want to be influenced by what they might…Continue
Posted on May 1, 2013 at 2:30pm
After listening to many great releases by many talented artists I was afforded a chance to sit back and listen to something I can simply enjoy in the spirit in which it was made. This music was actually recommended to me by another musician I respect and admire.
Jay Aymar has been mining a stylistic narrative songwriting vein for a few years now but this latest effort – “Overtime” -- while being for selective tastes – and…Continue
Posted on May 1, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment
From the scratchy opening intro (intended) and its guitar twang, the band -- Waiting For Henry seems to have been worth waiting for.
But that guitar twang is not representative of every song. There is a diversity in this work: some songs burn, some smolder and some are slow silent fiery embers….
This independent New Jersey band (I assume, being this album was recorded in Bruce Springsteen’s backyard -- Freehold, NJ) features a nice…Continue
Posted on April 7, 2013 at 10:00am