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ARTHUR ADAMS – Kick Up Some Dust

March 18, 2023

Cleopatra Blues 2023 Venerated Los Angeleno serves up sweet strife to ruffle a few feathers and smooth a few riffs. Almost octogenarian now, Arthur Adams might have been a fixture on the American roots scene for longer than six decades, … Continue reading

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BEN E. KING – Supernatural Soul

December 3, 2022

Goldenlane 2022 Previously unheard updates of gems by one of the primary shakers and movers of black music bring back that cosmic feeling – and Bootsy’s sway to boot. It was a rather rare case in pre-soul rhythm-and-blues to hear … Continue reading

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SUN KING RISING – Signs & Wonders

October 19, 2022

PeacockSunrise 2022 Looking for omens to follow a tuneful star, Port Isabel professor clears quagmires of the mind for rivers of fantasy to run free. The rise of John Blangero as a musician was little short of sensational not only … Continue reading

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RZN8R – Closing The Golden Gate

October 13, 2022

Mantraum Music 2022 On his way from the Bay Area to Brooklyn, electronica-obsessed soulster throws a confetti- and streamers-festooned party. Moving from coast to coast is never an easy thing, and producer Derek Buckwalter experienced this process on multiple levels … Continue reading

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AVERY RAQUEL – Avery Raquel

April 15, 2022

Avery Raquel 2022 Avoiding diva deliverables, sweet-toned lady from Hamilton sculpts a stunningly understated cycle of songs. Previously, “precocious” was the most perfect word to refer to this young artiste whose talents as a performer promised her a prominent role … Continue reading

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