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Monthly Archives: February 2008
Martin Page has worked with many well-known rock artists. But "In The Temple of The Muse" is an entirely different project. After stepping away from the studio, the singer-songwriter-producer created a personal recording that is a midlife meditation on love, … Continue reading
"Comedians and Angels," the new recording by folk singer Tom Paxton, reflects and celebrates all kinds of love: from family to friends to country to flights of fancy. Now 70, Paxton says his conception of love songs has never been … Continue reading
Marc Mellits is a composer-performer who writes intricate, polyrhythmic music where nuanced individual elements create a surprising whole. "Paranoid Cheese," featuring his five-member Mellits Consort, combines elements of modern minimalist technique, classical training and a love of modern rock. The … Continue reading
Donna Jean and the Tricksters is a musical match made in heaven. The former Muscle Shoals session singer and Grateful Dead vocalist has teamed up with the heavyweight jam-band to create a heartfelt, southern R&B influenced recording. The CD blends … Continue reading