Michael Verity
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Michael Verity is a writer, photographer and producer based in Portland, OR. He's regular contributor to Relix, American Songwriter, Country Standard Time and Bluegrass Situation, among others.

He also produces an hour long radio program called Michael Verity's American Music.

He lives on a farm with his wife, two cats, three kids, four dogs and several thousand albums that never seem to find their way into alphabetical order.

See his portfolio at MichaelVerity.com.

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Good Foot Lounge, Portland, 11/9/13
Nov 20, 2013
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Charles Bradley - The Screaming Eagle of Soul

"Thank you, Linda. That was the third time I shot him. He's an amazing performer. MV"
Oct 9, 2013
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Charles Bradley - The Screaming Eagle of Soul

"Oh man! What a picture. Incredible."
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Charles Bradley - The Screaming Eagle of Soul

Bumbershoot, Seattle, August 31, 2013(c) Michael Verity
Sep 12, 2013
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Bobby Bare - Darker Than Light

For this album, Bare picks a playlist of 16 longtime favorites ranging from traditional folk songs to recent hits.The ones that work the best are the classics. Bare's husky baritone and truck driver-friendly delivery are perfect for the Woody Guthrie classic "Going Down The Road Feeling Bad" and the loping "Boll Weevil," a tune he learned from Tex Ritter back in the 1950's. "Farewell Angelina", a Dylan tune made famous by Joan Baez, is delightfully simple, a thoughtful interpretation steeped in…See More
Aug 17, 2013
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Bobby Bare - Darker Than Light

For this album, Bare picks a playlist of 16 longtime favorites ranging from traditional folk songs to recent hits.The ones that work the best are the classics. Bare's husky baritone and truck driver-friendly delivery are perfect for the Woody Guthrie classic "Going Down The Road Feeling Bad" and the loping "Boll Weevil," a tune he learned from Tex Ritter back in the 1950's. "Farewell Angelina", a Dylan tune made famous by Joan Baez, is delightfully simple, a thoughtful interpretation steeped in…See More
Aug 16, 2013
Christopher Coolidge commented on Michael Verity's blog post 'Darius Rucker - True Believers'
"I'll take Darius over The Dave Matthews band any day, but my observation of him being the C&W Bryan Adams is rather apt. He's a company man all the way, he seems to have the intelligence to come up with a good to great mainstream…"
Aug 15, 2013
Joseph May commented on Michael Verity's blog post 'Darius Rucker - True Believers'
"   Here come my "Pieces" (5 star Gary Allan classic) First off I've been a J.J. Cale fan since "Naturally " back in 71. I can still remember calling 'Brother Ed" in G.R. and requesting…"
Aug 11, 2013
Phil Knipe commented on Michael Verity's blog post 'Darius Rucker - True Believers'
"No further comment from me, Carl....I've said my piece and have nothing more to add.  "
Aug 11, 2013
RP N10 commented on Michael Verity's blog post 'Darius Rucker - True Believers'
"http://www.familyofrock.com/browse/details/liverpool80.html Liverpool in early 80s seemed to have taken over from San Francisco mid 60s on the name front."
Aug 11, 2013
Carl Parker commented on Michael Verity's blog post 'Darius Rucker - True Believers'
"The corollary of your position would be that there should be a hierarchy of topics worth commenting upon and the lower down the scale the topic, the fewer comments should be allowed. As one of the few people who wrote supportively of Darius’s…"
Aug 11, 2013
Phil Knipe commented on Michael Verity's blog post 'Darius Rucker - True Believers'
"You've really have to wonder sometimes. One of the all time greats of the roots music world, J.J.Cale, cashes in the chips and attracts eight comments, then a few days later, we've got folks telling us how wonderful Darius Rucker's…"
Aug 10, 2013
Christopher Coolidge commented on Michael Verity's blog post 'Darius Rucker - True Believers'
"Haven't heard the album either, but the review did a pretty good job of telling me not to buy the album. I want to like Darius Rucker, I really do, he's got a great voice like the reviewer said and he knows how to put a good pop tune…"
Aug 10, 2013
Jim Suiter commented on Michael Verity's blog post 'Darius Rucker - True Believers'
"Haven't heard the album, but I saw/heard the "Wagon Wheel" video and think Darius sang it better than Old Crow Medicine Show."
Aug 10, 2013
Joseph May commented on Michael Verity's blog post 'Darius Rucker - True Believers'
"   Well "Rock me Mama" Carl it sounds like you could have been on that southbound train!!!!!!"
Aug 7, 2013

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At 10:46am on December 20, 2012, NoDepression said…

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Michael Verity's Blog

Bobby Bare - Darker Than Light

For this album, Bare picks a playlist of 16 longtime favorites ranging from traditional folk songs to recent hits.

The ones that work the best are the classics. Bare's husky baritone and truck driver-friendly delivery are perfect for the Woody Guthrie classic "Going Down The Road Feeling Bad" and the loping "Boll Weevil," a tune he learned from Tex Ritter back in the 1950's. "Farewell Angelina", a Dylan tune made famous by Joan Baez, is delightfully simple, a…

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Posted on August 16, 2013 at 8:00am

Darius Rucker - True Believers

Darius Rucker remains a great singer. He still has that smiling South Carolina party boy delivery that made him Hootie The Hitmaker. His guitarist, J.T. Corenflos, knows how to knock out a solo or two and his producer, Frank Rogers, does admirable work surrounding D-Ruck's voice with just the right amount of compression.

So why is this the front runner for Most Boring Country Album of 2013? Well, for starters, the songs suck. The lyrics are so insipid they…

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Posted on August 2, 2013 at 7:30am — 28 Comments

CD Review: Steve Earle - The Low Highway

If you're a forever smitten fan of Steve Earle who's always looking forward to his next record, you'll likely be satisfied with The Low Highway. It's a 12-song collection of strong songs, all stamped with his signature sound.

The title cut is a beautiful, world-weary ballad that narrates a trip along the highways and byways of America. Over a gently rocking beat, Earle crosses paths with empty houses, hungry people and broken factories, a bleak picture that belies a…

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Posted on July 23, 2013 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

CD Review - Florida Georgia Line - Here's To The Good Times

This record can be summed up with five words: "Def Leppard with a banjo."

Replace the leather pants and motorcycle boots with scuffed up Romeos and roughed up jeans and you've transformed England's most successful arena rockers into America's new favorite arena twangers. Switch the Flying V's with mandolins, cover British accents with country twang and replace the girls with big hair with girls with big ( ) and you've got yourself a formula for hit records and sold out…

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Posted on April 20, 2013 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

 
 
 

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