Posted in July, 2017

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Barefoot/Head is The Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s third release in two years and shows the group in stellar form. The first cut, “Behold the Seer” kicks into high gear with goodtime … Read more

Billy Vera

After recording Billy Vera’s song, “I Really Got The Feeling” and taking it the top of the charts, Dolly Parton called and asked to meet him. Who among us would … Read more

Spending time with Jerry Douglas

Elmore writer Iain Patience spoke with Jerry Douglas about Douglas’ new album, What If. Anyone who might just have wondered what might have been if US Dobro and Weissenborn slide-guitar wizard … Read more

Premiere: Foster McGinty’s “Juanita”

Foster McGinty’s New Shackle Island radiates the confidence that comes from holding hands with your partner and plunging headlong into the pursuit of shared goals. With New Shackle Island, that plunge … Read more

The Nighthawks

This venerable band is marking its 43rd year with vocalist/harmonicist Mark Wenner as its only remaining original member. Back in 1983, they headlined a blues festival I promoted in their … Read more

Nicky Holland

Nicky Holland is a Brit, a classically trained pianist who, on this offering, clearly has some pretty mean and menacing keyboard chops up her sleeve. With Nobody’s Girl, Holland branches … Read more

Premiere: Flagship Romance

As the Florida-based duo Flagship Romance, married couple Shawn Fisher (vocals/guitar) and Jordyn Jackson (vocals), live, work, and travel tens of thousands of miles together annually, even sharing a custom-built dual microphone stand. An … Read more

Johnny Ray Jones

He sounds as if he’s been doing this for years, and even though this is only his first solo record, Johnny Ray Jones has a pedigree worthy of the best … Read more

Sherman Holmes

This is the first solo album from 77-year old Sherman Holmes, the long-time bassist and vocalist for The Holmes Brothers. While it’s dedicated to the memory of his brother Wendell … Read more