Over The Rhine: Love & Revelation [Album Review]
Mar18

Over The Rhine: Love & Revelation [Album Review]

Over The Rhine Love & Revelation Great Speckled Dog [2019] Fire Note Says: Love & Revelation delivers another fine chapter in the artful catalog of Over the Rhine, a fine songwriting duo on their 15th album. Album Review: As songwriters, Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler have always invited people into their “Earthbound Love Song.” In the 30th year of their artistic sojourn as Over the Rhine, which was a quartet for that...

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Vandoliers: Forever [Album Review]
Mar13

Vandoliers: Forever [Album Review]

Vandoliers Forever Bloodshot Records [2019] Album Review: Dallas/Fort Worth band, Vandoliers come out of the gate on their Bloodshot Records debut sounding like the seasoned Texas bar-band they are, delivering up a healthy mix of sounds associated with the state where everything’s a bit larger than life-size. Singer/songwriter Joshua Fleming leads his band in a tradition that echoes early innovators like the Texas Tornados that...

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Patty Griffin: Patty Griffin [Album Review]
Mar11

Patty Griffin: Patty Griffin [Album Review]

Patty Griffin Patty Griffin Self-Released [2019] Fire Note Says: On her 10th studio album, singer/songwriter Patty Griffin has created an intimate, passionate recording centered around her singular artistic vision and beautiful voice. Album Review: Folk singer/songwriter, Patty Griffin’s songs on her self-titled 10th studio album are so intimate and quietly impactful, that you might forget the numerous covers of her songs by better...

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Peter Rogan: Still Tryin’ To Believe [Album Review]
Mar06

Peter Rogan: Still Tryin’ To Believe [Album Review]

Peter Rogan Still Tryin’ To Believe Self-Released [2019] Fire Note Says: Philadelphia singer/songwriter/guitarist, Peter Rogan creates his first album with the help of the Red Dirt Boys, resulting in soulful light rock and blues. Album Review: The very existence of this album by Reading, PA singer/songwriter/guitarist Peter Rogan should be an encouragement to anyone who’s wanted to make music, make art, write a novel, but put off that...

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Mavis Staples: Live In London [Album Review]
Mar04

Mavis Staples: Live In London [Album Review]

Mavis Staples Live In London ANTI- [2019] Album Review: At 79 years old, Mavis Staples is an R&B institution who has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall of Fame, but she’s not sitting back on her laurels in a rocking chair at the living legends nursing home. She’s produced four fine studio album just in this decade, three produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and one by M. Ward, and now she’s...

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