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Monday, March 17th, 2014

Plus Regina Carter, Kris Bowers, St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Violinist Carter is a certified genius, with a MacArthur Fellows Program grant to back it up. Calling her a jazz violinist fails to encompass her range, which runs from blues to swing to folk to second line to Zydeco, with stops at Ravel and Paganini...
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Friday, February 28th, 2014

Plus Takuya Kuroda, Allman Brothers, Applebutter Express

Although Spotify’s version omits a couple tracks, this is a first-rate overview of a ‘60s and ‘70s would-be guitar hero you’ve probably heard about but never got around to exploring. Don’t miss Bob Dylan’s rambling intro of Bloomfield that precedes a live take on “The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar"...
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Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Plus Sybarite5, The Beatles

The debut EP from the Panama City country band features hefty doses of rock ‘n roll. The six original songs are superbly thought out and structured. If you prefer your country with some oomph and shredding guitars, Barbed Wire Creek is out to please you...
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Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Plus Peter Gabriel's Pals, Roosevelt Sykes, Charlie Peacock

Something southern lingers in the corners of Baker’s approach to singing and songwriting—it’s more akin to gospel than other genres inspired by the region. He has that illustrious “it”—his vocal quality and control suggest he might be David Gray’s long lost cousin...
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Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Plus Gretchen Peters, Zero Our, Saint Johns

Swiss keyboardist Bugnon shoots for evocative variety, from the title on down. Old school jazz fans will recognize some of the titles, notably “Lush Life” and “A Night in Tunisia.” The latter, Dizzy Gillespie’s trumpet standard immortalized by Clifford Brown, is comfortably (if a little smooth-jazzily) translated to piano...