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250 Word Album Review – Ashley Raines & The New West Revue – I’ll Fight: A Collection of Cover Songs

The consistently productive Ashley Raines returns with a small collection of cover songs. Before hearing a note it is instantly interesting for the section of covers alone. The title track is taken from possibly America’s greatest living band, Wilco. On … Continue reading

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Ashley Raines & The New West Revue – After The Bruising

David Byrne once said that singing was a trick to get people to listen to music longer than they would ordinarily, Ashley Raines takes the opposite approach. Raines has a lot to say and he uses the mood of his … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Ashley Raines & The New West Revue – Blush EP

Ashley Raines returns with the Blush EP that is every bit as dark and brooding as his last release, One Trick Mule. Raines summons the honest and unfiltered voice inside us all by pulling no punches and being as straight-forward … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Ashley Raines

WHO’S PERFORMING?  Ashley Raines (Colorado) WHAT TO EXPECT?  A brutally honest show… Raines brings a stripped down version of the New West Revue on the road for his shows. He might bring one person with him for accompaniment on stage … Continue reading

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VOT concert posters! – Ashley Raines

Ashley Raines is a great singer and songwriter from Colorado. I originally saw him at the Cafe Acoustic in St. Joseph, Missouri and it has led to me tracking his career closely. This is (right now, as I post this) … Continue reading

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A VOT Editorial: The $20 CD

Here at Vocals On Top a lot of opinions are expressed but they are rarely taken on directly and exclusively. Some issues deserve more focus to be put on them and to be discussed in a forum all their own. … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Ashley Raines at Cafe Acoustic in St. Joseph, MO 6/21/12 and The Dawg House in Forest City, MO 6/23/12

Ashley Raines played two shows in the area so this is a combination review of a couple really different environments. Separated by only about 30 miles, the two cities would possess very different atmospheres for the performer out of Colorado. Raines … Continue reading

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