Dime Stories, Vol 2. by The Carolyn Sills Combo evokes the spirit of the Old West, of desperadoes, gunslingers, and True Grit heroes.
Tony Joe White’s Rain Crow is down-tempo blues that passes both the road test and the headphones test, with its creepy tones and swamp rock guitar licks.
The Honeycutters’ On The Ropes combines effortlessly conversational lyrics and every-man musical riffs into a TKO of an album.
Detour by Cyndi Lauper is a CD of country classics that are respectful of the songs and a good showcase for Lauper’s infectious enthusiasm for the material.
Hayes Carll goes all singer/songwriter on us with his latest album, Lovers And Leavers, but he sure can turn a phrase.
Midwest Farmer’s Daughter by Margo Price is a neo-traditional country album, part auto-biography, part myth, full of her hardships, sorrows and strengths.
More Rock Than Eagle Block by Farmington Hill reminescent of Old 97’s or Jason & the Scorchers, good road-trip music for your next trip across the border.
Even if you think bluegrass isn’t for you, give Town Mountain’s Southern Crescent a try. Their music is more heartfelt & real than many bands in the genre.
Anders Osborne’s Spacedust & Ocean Views is a downtempo, R&B & blues album which still highlights is ability to create a mood with a guitar.
This live show release, mixed from the original masters, is a great example of the Allman Brothers from this era of their lineup.