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October Desk Clearing (part one?): Buck Owens To Frank Zappa

I wanted to share some of the music news that surfaced on my radar during October. Well, at least some of it. It got to the point that I needed just to wrap it up and ship it out. So, … Continue reading

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August Desk Clearing: Shovels & Rope, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, NRBQ and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Another busy month in the music world. What with Sir Paul re-signing with Capitol. R.E.M. announcing a big reissue of Out Of Time to celebrate the CD’s 25th anniversary. News that Bob Weir will release his first new solo album … Continue reading

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July Desk Clearing: Bowie, Flamin’ Groovies, Black Oak Arkansas & Porter Wagoner

So the big music news this week probably is the announcement that Bruce Springsteen is releasing a companion CD to accompany the publication of this autobiography Born To Run on Sept. 27. The CD, entitled Chapter and Verse, is an … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Aug 10-12 (The Dustbowl Revivial/Heartworn Highways edition)

I just wanted to quickly ship out information on shows happening the beginning of this week. Mon. 8/10 Top Show: Pony Boy rides into the Satellite in advance of her new CD Blue Gold. You can check out her sultry … Continue reading

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Top Picks From 2014 So Far: Loveless, Greyhounds, Arc Iris, The Sea The Sea and more

I have been meaning to share some thoughts on a bunch of music that have impressed me so far this year. So without further ado… Lydia Loveless – Somewhere Else (Bloodshot) Loveless is a torch & twang firecracker and her … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Nov. 26-Dec. 1 (Thanksgiving/Back to Bad Friday edition)

It looks like this Thanksgiving week is shaping up as a slow week for shows. I will resist describing it as a “turkey” – whoops, I just did. While there might not be a lot of cool shows, there will … Continue reading

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New Summer Titles From Chambers and Cook

Two of my long-time favorite singers, Kasey Chambers and Elizabeth Cook, have CDs coming out this summer. First up will be Elizabeth Cook‘s Gospel Plow. This EP, slated for a June 12 release, features 6 gospel tunes plus that “religious” … Continue reading

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