An Evening with the Tedeschi Trucks Band [Concert Review]
Nov16

An Evening with the Tedeschi Trucks Band [Concert Review]

Tedeschi Trucks Band Tour; Palace Theatre, Columbus, OH – Friday, November 9, 2018 On Friday night the big band led by Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks took the stage at the Palace Theatre for two solid sets that would lead anyone with good ears and an awareness of the roots music of American experience to conclude they are one of the best and most versatile groups currently on the scene. And, it’s not an exaggeration to call this a...

Read More
Billy F Gibbons: The Big Bad Blues [Album Review]
Nov12

Billy F Gibbons: The Big Bad Blues [Album Review]

Billy F Gibbons & the BFG’s Big Bad Blues Concord Music [2018] Fire Note Says: ZZ Top guitarist goes back to explore his blues roots on his sophomore solo outing. Album Review: Okay, this no doubt shows my age, but there was a time before ZZ Top was best known for “Sharp Dressed Man” – with its synthesizer enhanced rock sound and touring with five female dancers who were at times a few scant inches of lycra away from “adult...

Read More
Laura Grace & The Devouring Mothers: Bought To Rot [Album Review]
Nov09

Laura Grace & The Devouring Mothers: Bought To Rot [Album Review]

Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers Bought To Rot Bloodshot Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Laura Jane Grace steps away from Against Me! for a more personal, intimate and immediate album backed with her rhythm section, The Devouring Mothers. Album Review: When Laura Jane Grace sang Transgender Dysphoria Blues with her band Against Me!, how “we can’t choose how we’re made,” it’s hard to imagine that she was holding anything...

Read More
St. Paul & The Broken Bones: Young Sick Camellia [Album Review]
Nov07

St. Paul & The Broken Bones: Young Sick Camellia [Album Review]

St. Paul & The Broken Bones Young Sick Camellia RECORDS/Sony Music [2018] Fire Note Says: St. Paul & The Broken Bones maintain their soulful energy. Album Review: With their third album in six years, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, no longer satisfied with being appreciated for their status as a world class retro-soul act with strong Gospel music influences, charismatic vocalist Paul Janeway and his rockin’ brass band seek...

Read More
Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Look Now [Album Review]
Nov05

Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Look Now [Album Review]

Elvis Costello & The Imposters Look Now Concord Music [2018] Fire Note Says: Elvis Costello returns for his second album in the 2010’s, echoing and growing on his previous collaboration with Burt Bacharach, so it turns out that sophisticated pop rock is this year’s model. Album Review: In the 2010’s, Elvis Costello, the iconic punk savant, has stayed active by touring most summers, but he’s only made one album since the T Bone...

Read More