The 29-year-old Texan, an old-school chanteuse with a contemporary lilt, has funded production of her second album via a community workshop and through…Continue
Posted on May 17, 2013 at 11:34pm
Word of mouth, tribute singers, car and cough syrup ads, and radio and film documentaries have already combined over time to turn the late Nick Drake from unheralded 1970s voice into 21st century music lore. Now a new CD of his songs covered by other artists and a remastered boxed vinyl of one of his few albums are set to add to the phenomenon.
Drake has been dead for nearly four decades but the British…Continue
Posted on May 4, 2013 at 2:00am — 1 Comment
There are some nice harmonies and gentle singing on this little six-song EP which ranges from British folk rock to old-tyme U.S. country with seeming ease. Not really surprising given that its from Blair Dunlop and U.S. group Larkin Poe's Rebecca and Megan Lovell .
The collaboration began last year at the Cropredy festival in rural England's Oxfordshire where the three performers did a version of Dylan's "I'll Keep It With Mine"…Continue
Posted on April 23, 2013 at 11:00am
There is no arguing the case that Joe Bonamassa is prolific. The blues guitarist promotes himself relentlessly, so a recent email hailing him as "beating " B.B. King and Stevie Ray Vaughn initially elicited a sigh from me. But when I read on it was "Bonamassa Beats B.B. King and Stevie Ray for Most #1 Billboard Blues Records", actually noting his record 10th number one debut on the Billboard blues charts (the other two have nine each).
The album in question is "An Acoustic…Continue
Posted on April 14, 2013 at 10:00am — 3 Comments