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250 word album review: Matthew Coman – Crooked Moon

Matthew Coman explores some folk ambitions on his new album “Crooked Moon.” Whether it is the country tinged “I’d Love To Stick Around” or the Dylan-esque “Not Talking Anymore” you can feel the singer/songwriter in Coman thriving. “Ol’ Danny” is … Continue reading

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Concert Review: The Folk Alliance International music conference 2/21/15

The Folk Alliance International Music Fair and Conference is flat out overwhelming. Split between two major Kansas City hotels (the Westin and the Sheraton) there is more to digest than any one appetite could take in. The lobby is instantly … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Sans Abri – Shelter

Sans Abri uses an arsenal of folk instrumentation to create a front porch stomping bluegrass sound for their debut EP Shelter. The accumulation of acoustic instruments build an overall fast paced group of songs with first class picking. The album … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Langhorne Slim & The Law – The Way We Move

Langhorne Slim has improved with each of his first four full-length albums. The Way We Move is the most recent being released in 2012 and therefor the best in his/the group’s catalog. This album shakes no ground musically and doesn’t … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Amanda Shires – Carrying Lightning

Amanda Shires has a sweet, gentle voice that is so fragile you feel it could break at any time. It is no surprise that heartbreak is a common theme on her record Carrying Lightning and it is well done. The songs aren’t too … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Reveiw: Barry – Yawnin’ In The Dawnin’

Barry is a band of three brothers. They crank up a smooth acoustic sound on their debut 7-song EP Yawnin’ In The Dawnin’. The band is a labor of love for the Barrys, even overcoming an age difference of about … Continue reading

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