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David Starr


We don’t normally review EPs, but rules are made to be broken—that’s a founding concept of rock ‘n’ roll, BTW—and not a jury in the world would convict us in … Read more

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Arizona-based band Tow’rs, made up of husband and wife duo Kyle & Gretta Miller accompanied by their talented friends, is not worried about being right or knowing what comes next. … Read more

Jason Anick & Jason Yeager

Friends since they were teenagers, violinist and mandolinist Jason Anick and pianist Jason Yeager draw upon their love of melody while blending what they call “jazz without borders.” Covering a … Read more

Kathy & The Kilowatts

This a rollicking. fine album, smashing stuff bursting with high energy and hopeful, upbeat music that veers from near-straight rock to blues without so much as a missed beat or … Read more

Ron Sexsmith

An earnest troubadour, Ron Sexsmith has regularly received acclaim for his catalogue, and with his 14th release The Last Rider, Sexsmith once again provides a thoughtful collection of tracks that … Read more

The Bill Evans Trio

Though jazz itself was flying off into a myriad of highly creative places (fusion, funk, new cool, etc.), Evans (who always fought his inner demons) was in the honeymoon period … Read more

Sera Cahoone

  Just over 10 years after her first self-titled solo release, Sera Cahoone creates a catchy, lo-fi folk project that arrives more polished and well-executed than its predecessors. From Where … Read more

Cindy Lee Berryhill

The healing process continues for Cindy Lee Berryhill, the widow of Crawdaddy magazine founder Paul Williams, who passed away in 2013. Williams suffered a traumatic brain injury from a bicycling … Read more

David Olney

David Olney is, by any measure, a gritty, no-nonsense type of singer and songwriter. Although he rarely concedes to softer sentiments, his songs cut to the heart of the given … Read more

James Talley

James Talley is not often mentioned with icons Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, or Waylon Jennings, yet he can stand as an equal to any one of them. As … Read more