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Coming Soon: Handpicked with Under The Big Oak Tree

WHO’S PLAYING?  Under The Big Oak Tree (and guests) (St. Joseph, MO) WHAT TO EXPECT?  Billed as “Winter Greens” this is another very unique concert that will feature songs related to the winter and the holiday season. The event will be part of … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Ashley Raines – King of Nothin’

The black album cover should tell you a lot about what you need to know about Ashley Raines’ latest release. He has traditionally kept his album cover barren when it comes to his name and album title but this takes it to … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Preston Ott & Glass House EP

Preston Ott is a lyrical driven singer/songwriter from the Kansas City area. It being very early in his music career it’s difficult not to think he is off to a great start. He writes with the heartbroken verses of Ryan … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Jerry Forney – Ridin’ The Rails

Jerry Forney lives and breathes the blues but that isn’t all there is to him. You’ll find a fair share of country heart on his latest record “Ridin’ The Rails” as well. On “Down South” Forney throws down a straight … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Drive-By Truckers – American Band

The Drive-By Truckers are at a place in their career where they have built such a solid fan base that they can take some chances. On their 11th proper studio album they do take some chances, maybe not a ton … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Handpicked with Under The Big Oak Tree

WHO’S PLAYING?  Under The Big Oak Tree (and guests) (St. Joseph, MO) WHAT TO EXPECT?  Billed as “Autumn Spirits & Spice” this is a very unique, one of a kind concert will feature songs related to the fall. The event will be part … Continue reading

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Vinyl Court: Father John Misty – I Love You Honeybear

Artist: Father John Misty Album: I Love You Honeybear (2015) Purchased at: Hastings (St. Joseph, MO) for $12 This album topped many best of lists in 2015 but I wasn’t ever sure if it was for me. My favorite local … Continue reading

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