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Big Dave McLean

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Big Dave McLean is a highly acclaimed Canadian roots and blues musician, hailed in some quarters as “Winnipeg’s ‘Howlin’ Wolf.” His gruff, raspy voice, and feel for the traditional acoustic … Read more

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Hugh Prestwood

Hugh Prestwood is no stranger to the music scene, having written hits for any number of marquee names, among them, Trisha Yearwood, Barbara Mandrell, Collin Raye, Shenandoah, Alison Krauss and … Read more

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Scott H. Biram

Cut from the same rebellious, unwashed cloth as Shooter Jennings and Hank Williams III, Scott H. Biram rings out a grimy bar rag of hard truth and tortured, rough-and-tumble Americana … Read more

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The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Photos by Arnie Goodman Long before there was Alice Cooper, Kiss or David Bowie (and certainly before Michael Jackson, though those were accidents) there was Arthur Brown. Covered in deathshead … Read more

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Southern Avenue

These days, Southern Avenue courses through Memphis to Soulsville in two ways. Years ago, it became the road around town that arrives at the illustrious Stax music studio and record … Read more

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Kelly and Ellis

For every duo that makes it big, there are ten more hoping to follow in their footsteps. For Leslie Ellis and Casey Kelly, “fame” is something they have both experienced … Read more

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Curtis McMurtry

Austin’s Curtis McMurtry is plying completely different territory than his dad, James. How many albums do you know featuring a chamber ensemble of banjo, cello, upright bass and muted trumpet? … Read more

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Shinyribs

Putting the soulful horn-drenched sensibility of Kevin Russell together with the rock ‘n’ roll spirit of Jimbo Mathus is a surefire recipe for success, especially when blended with New Orleans … Read more

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Photos by Steven Sandick Every now and then an artist comes along who reminds you of another artist—familiar, but different. That’s how I felt the first time I heard Aubrie … Read more

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Josh Hyde

Sonny Landreth sums up Josh Hyde succinctly; funky, atmospheric, and soulful. This writer can’t really improve on that but can shed some light on this Louisiana artist’s impressive debut. The … Read more