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Monthly Archives: June 2004
"Fourth Person" is the debut CD by Sarah Sharp of Austin, Texas. It’s an artsy, emotional CD filled with songs about people who find life isn’t what it first seemed – but adjust and move on. Her voice hovers between … Continue reading
Heston Francis is a modern soul singer with heartfelt messages and laid-back grooves. Heston’s love songs have a twist; they can be self-critical and have positive messages. This self-released EP, shows an artist who has stayed true to his musical … Continue reading
Lori McKenna’s songs are strong snapshots of personal struggles in working-class America. She began her music career after marrying young and starting a family. McKenna draws on her experiences to sing about people who are restless and hoping for more. … Continue reading
After more than three decades, American folk singer-songwriter James Talley has released a career retrospective, a live CD taken from a recent European tour. Talley grew up in Oklahoma and knows the people, places and lives that inspired working-class artists … Continue reading