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RACHEL WISE – Southern Life

October 31, 2018

Rachel Wise 2018 Mississippi belle steps out to lasso an idlewild wind and get carried away. “If you wanna know how to live right, well, here’s your recipe”: this line from Rachel Wise’s first album should sum it up nicely, … Continue reading

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GEORGE ST. CLAIR – Ballads Of Captivity And Freedom

October 26, 2018

George St. Clair 2018 Albion-based Texan expat takes a look at his native land with a prospect of righting its wrongs. Coming out of the Great Plains with a great pain in his heart, George St. Clair must have been … Continue reading

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THE HARDCHARGERS – Scarecrow

September 24, 2018

Market Square 2018 Frighteningly intense splicing of country tropes onto blues ropes from Norniron’s noisemaking trio. There’s something unsettling about “Scarecrow”: appearing today, when complacency has fuddled the fibers of many a music style, this record rips the cloth of … Continue reading

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VELOCIHAMSTER – Wheel Of Steel

September 23, 2018

Born Free Then Caged 2018 Lap steel going mental to harness six-string instrumental delirium ans reinvent the metal wheel. Languid: that would be the regular mode for a lap steel guitar – yet, having mastered it, Sean Williamson doesn’t see … Continue reading

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SAM LLANAS – Return Of The Goya – Part 1

August 11, 2018

Llanas Music 2018 Former BoDean delivers paean to his long-lost six-string and longs for his love to Appalachian lore. If the texture of Sam Llanas’ 2014 album “The Whole Night Thru” exposed bare, baroque nerve to the listener, the fiber … Continue reading

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