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Scott Ellison

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Good Morning Midnight, Scott Ellison’s latest release on Red Parlor Records, was produced by co-songwriter Walt Richmond, who is known for his studio work with Eric Clapton, JJ Cale and … Read more

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Chelsea Williams

Photos By Arnie Goodman Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Chelsea Williams released her debut album for the Blue Élan music label. Boomerang spotlights Williams’ tantalizing vocal skills, with musical accents reminiscent of … Read more

Ten Years After

Ten Years After Photos by Arnie Goodman (at B.B. King’s Blues Club, NYC)  Fifty years on, Ten Years After is a long way from a greatest-hits nostalgia act. Okay, that … Read more

Van Morrison

The oft-controversial and unconventional Van Morrison caused a mild stir last week with his unceremonious two-word acceptance speech at the annual Americana Music Awards. Equally characteristically, the next night Morrison … Read more

Bash and Pop

  Recorded with producer Don Smith (Cracker, Keith Richards, John Hiatt) and with help from Heartbreakers Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell, and Americana icon Greg Leisz, Bash and Pop’s debut … Read more

Chris Bell

Rock snobs rejoice. This latest reissuing of Big Star co-founder Chris Bell’s solo output is an all-encompassing treat. And it’s only the tip of the iceberg. Omnivore Recordings is re-releasing … Read more

John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension

Regardless of the setting, fusion jazz legend John McLaughlin possesses a unique ability to blow its roof off, no matter how subdued or dazzlingly fast he plays. Settled contently with … Read more

Nothin’ like the blues

Jimmy Vivino, the man responsible for any number of great bands over the years—Fab Faux, (Conan O’Brien’s) Basic Cable Band, Prisoners of Second Avenue, the Black Italians and the Levon … Read more

Shawn Colvin

Nobody walks away completely unscathed from the emotional wreckage of a failed marriage. The wounds from her divorce were still fresh when Shawn Colvin made A Few Small Repairs, the singer/songwriter’s beautifully … Read more