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A collaboration between two stalwarts of Soul and R&B, "My Heart’s in Memphis" features the singing of the "Soul Queen of New Orleans," Irma Thomas, and one of the architects of soul music, writer Dan Penn. Both have countless hits, … Continue reading
Bare Jr. is a quartet of renegade Nashville native sons led by Bobby Bare Jr., son of country legend, Bobby Bare. This is not his father’s music; Bare Jr. is a swirl of rootsy, distorted, rock. This sophomore release consists … Continue reading
Raised in the family band and steeped in traditional country music, Elizabeth Cook’s self-produced debut reflects who she is. It’s also generated enough excitement to land her a deal with Atlantic Records and a string of performances on the Grand … Continue reading
Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott created this Grammy-nominated album in a no-overdubs session at Scott’s house. O’Brien was a member of Hot Rize, a dominant force in bluegrass from 1978 to 1990. Scott is a well known session player in … Continue reading