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The Heaters

Phil Spector could have done wonders for the Heaters, whose blissful, artfully arranged girl-group harmonies and pearly melodies are finally coming out of hiding. Shelved since the early ‘80s, this … read more

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Bo Ramsey

Lucinda Williams has always credited Bo Ramsey for teaching her about the value of spaces in music.  Others like Bill Frisell and Miles Davis are huge proponents of spaces in … read more


Roland Johnson

After years in cover bands, St. Louis singer Roland Johnson makes his label debut at 68 with a set of undiluted, classic soul that will please fans of Otis Redding and … read more


The Danberrys

There is something to be said for the tighter bonds that marriage often brings. Likewise, there’s something to be said for the talent that seems inherent within the bounds of … read more

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Dolly Shine

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and apparently that includes grit and attitude. Dolly Shine makes a convincing case for that very premise, and on their new nine song … read more


Rich Robinson

Rich Robinson’s body of work with the Black Crowes can unquestionably stand up against any level of scrutiny as one of the finest representations of American bred rock n’ roll. … read more


Jomo & the Possum Posse

When a band thanks something called the Guns and Oil Brewing Company in Austin in their liner notes, and gives a shout out to Saved by the Bell’s AC Slater … read more

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JJ Thames

Following up her successful debut, 2014’s Tell You What I Know, Motown-born, classically and jazz-trained vocalist JJ Thames returns to the Malaco Studios with producer/guitarist Eddie Cotton  for their collaboration … read more


Liz Longley

Deeply introspective, almost to the point of self-obsession, singer-songwriter Liz Longley develops therapeutic folk/pop-rock musings that have all the candid intimacy of diary entries on her sophomore effort Weightless.  Her … read more

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