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- Chuck Wicks: Turning Point
- Green River Ordinance: Fifteen
- Jack Wall: Call of Duty, Black Ops III
- Black Violin: Stereotypes
- Glen Hansard: Didn’t He Ramble
- Dominik Scherrer: The Missing
- Jonathan McReynolds: Life Music, Stage Two
- Bobby Long: Ode To Thinking
- Alicia Witt: Revisionary History
- Angaleena Presley: American Middle Class
- Pat McGee: Pat McGee
- John Anderson: Goldmine
- Whitey Morgan: Sonic Ranch
- Anat Cohen: Luminosa
- Meredith Monk: Piano Songs
- Gretchen Peters: Blackbirds
- Louise Goffin: Appleonfire
- Mohammed Fairouz: Follow, Poet
- Michael J. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas
- Patty Larkin: Still Green
- Somi: The Lagos Music Salon
- The Barr Brothers: Sleeping Operator
- Lee Ann Womack: The Way I’m Livin’
- Montell Jordan: Captured
- Marco Benevento: Swift
Category Archives: Blues-Roots
Montell Jordan, the R&B singer-songwriter who had a big string of hits in the 1990s, is now the lead worship pastor at Victory World Church near Atlanta. Among his duties, he leads a fantastic gospel-rock orchestra that has just finished … Continue reading
Alexis Spight is a superb singer-songwriter whose debut, "L.O.L. (Live Out Loud)," is making waves in the Gospel world with its polish, emotional honesty and uncompromising message of acceptance and inclusion. The Buffalo, New York, native was raised in the … Continue reading
Billy Rogan discovered acoustic guitar instrumentals in open tunings after playing electric guitar for many years. "A Loss For Words" is his demo EP, showcasing a half-dozen compositions where he combines the sweeping sounds of altered tunings with the drama … Continue reading
Jonathan Edwards is a beloved folk troubadour whose optimistic voice and vision have engaged fans for decades. In "My Love Will Keep," his first studio recording in 14 years, Edwards has crafted new and old favorites into expansive, expressive compositions … Continue reading
Elvin Bishop has been playing great blues for decades. On this live recording from the 2010 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Bishop did what he does best: put together an all-star line-up to deliver earthy soulful blues. This live CD … Continue reading
It’s not every singer-songwriter who dedicates their recording to playwright Edward Albee. But Glenna Bell’s "Perfectly Legal: Songs of Sex, Love and Murder" draws on a theatrical sensibility and a flair for the dramatic and gothic to present stark and … Continue reading
Susan Marshall is a fabulous Memphis-based vocalist who displays the best of that city’s rich rhythm and soul traditions while pushing those sounds into the 21st century. "Little Red," her latest CD, is co-produced by Memphis’ Jeff Powell and London’s … Continue reading
"Young Blood, Old Soul" is the debut recording by Danny Chaimson, a Chicago-based keyboardist and songwriter who spent years fine-tuning his considerable skills as a session player in Los Angeles and a member of the city’s funk and soul scene. … Continue reading
Victor Axelrod has many musical identities. In the reggae world, the keyboardist, arranger and engineer is known as Ticklah. His latest CD, "Ticklah vs. Axelrod," is a modern dub recording, where the instruments and occasional vocals are mixed in and … Continue reading
Steve Sano is an accomplished guitarist who came to Hawaiian slack key guitar later in life. After studying with the genre’s masters, he became one if its leading practitioners. "Songs from the Taro Patch" has wonderful versions of newly arranged … Continue reading