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Monthly Archives: October 2000
Bluesman James Armstrong is back, two years after a crazed intruder’s attack left his fretting hand useless and his young son severely injured. His son is nearly recovered, and his left hand is slowly mending. "I’m the best two-fingered guitarist … Continue reading
On “Songs from the Wild Land”, singer/songwriter and former Blaster Dave Alvin explores America’s and his own musical roots. Alvin says he wanted to produce something timeless. The songs on this record have no known authors, and many are so … Continue reading
Rupert Parkes, better known as Photek, has been a dominant figure in Drum and Bass, but his latest effort, “Solaris”, is a departure. He explores other textures and tempos, from ethereal sonic washes to the distinctive “house” vocals of Robert … Continue reading
Eclectic songwriter/guitarist Tom Burris steps out in the Big Apple with a new (since his last CD) group, a batch of new songs, and a new producer (John Alagia of Dave Matthews fame). Released: 10/1/2000 Label: Safari Records Genre: Rock … Continue reading
"Evening Moods" is the first solo recording in 17 years by former Grateful Dead guitarist and vocalist Bob Weir. The album features strong songwriting and lively improvisations in a band led by Weir and accomplished bassist Bob Wasserman. Weir spent … Continue reading