Ohora recreates the sound of 1960’s Bakersfield & Nashville with an authenticity that would enable you to stick track on a Rock-Ola in a 1960’s Honky Tonk.
Platt can find a tune and express it exquisitely with a distinctive voice and a sympathetic band.
Blindfaller by Mandolin Orange is a beautiful and thoughtful album that is both timely and timeless.
Pierce Edens’ new album, Stripped Down; Gussied Up, reveals both beauty and darkness in lean and fiery tunes that explore longing, loneliness, anger and love.
“Powerhouse rough-hewn style North Hill Country Blues” on Prayer For Peace by the North Mississippi Allstars.
Freedom Highway by Rhiannon Giddens is a fine piece of music that amply demonstrates her voice and interpretation of several styles.
In Blue Collar Hippie Music, The Plott Hounds don’t so much bring their southern jamming sound into your music machine but transport you to their live show.
Don Bryant has the credentials to fill a page, confirming his place in the pantheon of luminaries of Soul: but is the album any good? Yup, it’s superb.
John Moreland’s fourth album Big Bad Luv is the kind of slow burner that even on first listen you know contains a few years of pleasure up the road
On Live From Los Angeles two of the best Country songs ever to have graced these ears appear on each side.