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Sam Morrow Gets By and Gets Down With Slinky, Swampy, Funk-Infused Americana 

Sam Morrow | Gettin’ By on Gettin’ Down | (Forty Below Records) 3 1/2 out of 5 stars “My favorite rock & roll is the stuff that has groove to it…funky, layered rock…” proclaims Texas-bred country rocker...

The Shadowboxers Weigh in Once Again With ‘The Slow March of Time Flies By’

The Shadowboxers | The Slow March of Time Flies By | (independent release)Three out of Five Stars Nostalgia can be kickstarted in several different ways. It might be an old movie, a faded photograph, a...

Lera Lynn ‘On My Own’ Is Steeped in Melancholia

Lera Lynn | On My Own | (Ruby Range Records/INgrooves) 3 1/2 out of 5 stars The follow-up to Lera Lynn’s 2018 Plays Well with Others takes a 180-degree stylistic turn....

David Quinn Continues To Impress With Second Album, ‘Letting Go’

David Quinn | Letting Go | (Independent) 3.5 out of 5 stars David Quinn is a ramblin’ man. “It’s like what they say about some sharks: if they’re not moving, they...

Bruce Sudano Hits The High Notes, Recasting Himself as a Timeless Troubadour

Bruce Sudano | Spirals Vol. 2…Time & The Space In Between | (Purple Heart Recording Co.)Four out of five stars Naturally, it’s not unusual for a songwriter to further his or her creative quest...

Still Rolling Along: The Now-sober Ronnie Wood Feeling Both Blessed and Buoyant

Ronnie Wood | Somebody Up There Likes Me - A Mike Figgis Film | (Eagle Entertainment)4 1/2 out of five stars “I wouldn’t change anything, except I’d do it with my eyes open a bit more,” Ronnie...

Good Golly Miss Molly, Little Richard’s Expanded And Remastered Reissues Capture Occasional Comeback Sparks

Little Richard The Second Coming-reissue 3 1/2 stars Lifetime Friend-reissue-2 stars (Omnivore) The second and likely final batch of Omnivore’s Little Richard reissues, includes two albums released over a...

Soul Singer Sharon Jones’ Legacy Stays Alive With A New Covers Collection

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings | Just Dropped in (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In) | (Daptone)4 out of 5 stars The untimely death of retro soul singer Sharon Jones from pancreatic...

Gecko Arrives As Cheeky Pop Poet On Second Album, ‘Climbing Frame’

Gecko | Climbing Frame | (Independent)4 out of 5 Stars Gecko is a peculiar duck. Out of London, the indie-pop musician swings a mallet of strange turns of phrase ─ upending expectations and leaving...
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