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250 word album review: Melanie Brulée – Fires, Floods & Things We Leave Behind

Country music is stronger than it has been in decades. Tons of young artists are pushing through with really strong country and western records and that wouldn’t have happened even a few years ago. Now a new wave of the … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Grindstone Creek – Low Down, Dirty and Mean

Grindstone Creek isn’t your father’s country, but they are also a hell of a lot closer to your father’s country than current country. The twang is unmistakably there but there’s also guitar licks that would be more at home in … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Waxahatchee – Great Thunder

Waxahatchee follows the breathrough album “Out In The Storm” with this nearly solo piano laden record of older songs from her former band. Waxahatchee is essentially Katie Crutchfield and on this 6 song EP she shows it. These songs are … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Ben Pirani – How Do I Talk To My Brother

It’s hard to imagine Ben Pirani nailing the old soul sound any more than he does on “How Do I Talk To My Brother.” The fact that so many artists are striving for this “new retro” is very refreshing. On … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Say Hi – Caterpillar Centipede

Say Hi completes a big comeback with their latest album “Caterpillar Centipede.” They have picked up where they left off with the great run of “The Wishes & The Glitch” “Oohs & Aahs” and “Um, Uh Oh” from 2008 to … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Tyler Childers – Live on Red Barn Radio I & II

Album reviews are usually just vaulted comparisons and the really good ones avoid that trap. There are good reasons for saying “sounds like…” in a review and no tricks will be pulled here because the best way to represent what … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Under The Big Oak Tree – The Ark

Under The Big Oak Tree is already well established as one of the finer bluegrass outfits in the Midwest and with their third album release they show they are still growing as a group. Literally and figuratively that is, they … Continue reading

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