Album Reviews

Rusty Young

Rusty Young’s roots stretch all the way back to Buffalo Springfield, but he’s best remembered for the steel guitar virtuosity he brought to Poco, another seminal American band. Poco literally … Read more

The Knast

Don’t count The Knast among those eager to shovel more dirt on rock ‘n’ roll’s grave, although its obituary has been written at least a thousand times in the last … Read more

The Waterboys

Thirty-five years on and across a dizzying array of lineups, the Waterboys hardly resemble the traditionally-sounding British Isles band that gave us Fisherman Blues and Room to Roam. Leader/vocalist/composer Mike … Read more

Elles Bailey

Elles Bailey is a young UK blues singer-songwriter with more than a spark of promise. Last year, she turned out a powerful, well-produced EP to whet the appetite, a release … Read more

Steve Winwood

Steve Winwood was only 14 years old when he joined the Spencer Davis Group in 1963. He’s always managed to maintain a youthful persona relative to his peers, sidestepping the … Read more

Savoy Brown

Savoy Brown has never been an outfit to stray from classic themes or the immutable presence of the otherworldly culture of the deep south. Indeed, Witchy Feelin’ proves yet again … Read more

Whiskey Shivers

Whiskey Shivers has its most obvious roots in bluegrass, but it’s not a niche so much as a jumping-off point. Fiddle, banjo and harmonica get used in familiar ways and … Read more

Harold Little 

Music is a vehicle for us to go deeper and reflect, enabling one to go to a special place to gain insight, to feel and know what is beyond words … Read more

Susan Cattaneo

With the Hammer & the Heart we have a double-disc release from one of the lyricist lynchpins of the recent Nashville TV series. Susan Cattaneo marks her fourth release with … Read more

Ray Wylie Hubbard

While this may not be officially a trilogy of albums, it would certainly qualify musically and almost so thematically. You could listen to The Grifter’s Hymnal, Ruffian’s Misfortune, and this … Read more