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Yearly Archives: 2009
Vocalist-guitarist Rosie Flores may be best known in the rockabilly world, but in recent years she has explored idioms from roots rock to vocal jazz. On "Girl of the Century," Flores returns to her Americana roots with songs that wonderfully … Continue reading
Keyboardist and arranger Bernie Worrell has been at the cutting edge of soul, funk and rock music for decades. The founding member and musical director of Parliament Funkadelic, and later a collaborator with many notables such as the Talking Heads, … Continue reading
Among The Oak & Ash is Josh Joplin and Garrison Starr, two singer-songwriters drawn to the drama and darkness in traditional American and British folk songs. Their self-titled CD recasts many songs in moody and evocative folk-rock settings. The result … Continue reading
Marshall Crenshaw’s "Jaggedland" may be the acclaimed singer-songwriter-guitarist’s best work yet. The recording’s songs are memorable, emotionally observant and musically catchy sketches of the ups and downs of Crenshaw’s life and American society in recent years. Among the notable contributing … Continue reading
Jazz-pop instrumentalist Peter White’s latest recording, "Good Day," is his first collection of original compositions in several years. White, who began his career as a keyboardist with Al Stewart in the 1970s, excels at writing pop- and jazz-inflected songs featuring … Continue reading