Hal Horowitz

Hal Horowitz

Hal Horowitz

Hal has been a professional music journalist since 1994, writing predominately about country, blues, Americana, roots rock and singer/songwriter genres for a variety of publications. He won the prestigious Keeping the Blues Alive award for journalism in 2009.

Latest from Hal

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Review: Motown Singer Mary Wilson Gets A Supreme Anthology

Mary WilsonThe Motown Anthology(Real Gone Music)3 out of 5 stars As the only member of the Supremes to be in every incarnation of the group (she started with the Primettes and continued through Diana Ross leaving and the group’s final years), Mary Wilson holds a unique place in the history of Motown’s music. Her unexpected More

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Review: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss’ ‘Raise the Roof’

Raise the Roof | Rounder | 4 out of 5 Stars One can only imagine the chagrin felt by Rounder label bigwigs when Robert Plant and Alison Krauss decided not to immediately follow up their six-time Grammy-winning, platinum collaboration (2007). Those frowns have likely now turned upside down as the unpredictable ex-Zeppelin frontman and his bluegrass-based musical compatriot give their unlikely partnership More

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Gizmodome

Review: The Stewart Copeland/Adrian Belew Fronted Gizmodrome Delivers Live Intensity for Fusion Fans

GizmodromeGizmodrome Live(EARMUSIC)3 1/2 out of 5 stars Releasing a live performance as only your second album would be an unusual move for most bands. But Gizmodrome is no ordinary group. Comprised of prominent, critically acclaimed musicians in the form of one time King Crimson/David Bowie/Talking Heads/Zappa veteran guitarist/singer Adrian Belew, ex-Police drummer (and here, singer More

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Review: Pittsburgh Icon Joe Grushecky Gets a Well Deserved Expanded 25th Anniversary Reissue for ‘American Babylon’

Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers American Babylon-25th Anniversary Edition(Cleveland International Records)Music: 4 out of 5 starsReissue Package: 2 out of 5 stars Few who have heard Joe Grushecky’s music, or seen him blow the roof off clubs live in his prime, would dispute that life just hasn’t been fair to the heartland rocker.  As frontman More

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Rod Stewart

Review: Rod Stewart Returns with a Mixed Bag

Rod StewartThe Tears of Hercules(Rhino)2 1/2 out of 5 stars Respect the aging rock star. Now 76, Rod Stewart is a multimillionaire who doesn’t need to sing another note, or play another gig, and can live out the rest of his days in the comfort of knowing he has been there, done that, and has More

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Review: Hayes Carll Delivers on ‘You Get It All’

Hayes CarllYou Get It All | Dualtone | 4 out of 5 Stars “This is a country singer-songwriter record. It’s just unapologetically me,” says Hayes Carll in the notes to his eighth album in a decade. It’s a self-deprecating statement describing a superb set that ranks as one of his finest.   Like John Prine, Carll More

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