Luther Dickinson And Sisters Of The Strawberry Moon: Solstice [Album Review]
Apr04

Luther Dickinson And Sisters Of The Strawberry Moon: Solstice [Album Review]

Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon Solstice New West Records [2019] Fire Note Says: Luther Dickinson brings together some up & coming female folk/rock singers, who collaborate for a long weekend, singing each other’s songs and the result is a delight. Album Review: As Luther Dickinson describes it, Solstice came together like a potluck dinner where new friends meet and share some of their favorite recipes. The...

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The Mekons: Deserted [Album Review]
Apr02

The Mekons: Deserted [Album Review]

The Mekons Deserted Bloodshot Records [2019] Fire Note Says: The punk rock collective that is The Mekons drives us into the desert for a sing-along pub crawl that mixes punk, country and classic rock, in their 4th decade on Deserted. Album Review: There is a loose, playful, devil-may-care quality to The Mekons’ approach to punk, country, and classic rock and folk music that is a pleasant antidote to modern life, as experienced in the...

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John Kilzer: Scars [Album Review]
Apr01

John Kilzer: Scars [Album Review]

John Kilzer Scars Archer Records [2019] Fire Note Says: Memphis singer/songwriter John Kilzer delivers soulful pop/rock Americana, in what turns out to be his last will and testament. Album Review: Singer/songwriter John Kilzer has had a long, somewhat remarkable career in his hometown of Memphis, where, at 6’ 6”, he was a star forward for Memphis State Tigers, and playing basketball led to a Master’s degree in English literature and...

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Son Volt: Union [Album Review]
Mar29

Son Volt: Union [Album Review]

Son Volt Union Transmit Sound/Thirty Tigers [2019] Fire Note Says: Jay Farrar’s Son Volt gives a nod once again to the protest folk music of Woody Guthrie with songs that chronicle the divisions and injustices of our own era. Album Review: There’s a certain comfort in hearing Jay Farrar’s voice on the newest album from his band Son Volt, no doubt recalling our first exposure to that brooding baritone on his work in Uncle Tupelo in the...

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Paul Weller: Other Aspects, Live At The Royal Festival Hall [Album Review]
Mar25

Paul Weller: Other Aspects, Live At The Royal Festival Hall [Album Review]

Paul Weller Other Aspects, Live At The Royal Festival Hall Warner Bros. Records [2019] Album Review: At 60, Paul Weller, who started his career leading the seminal punk/mod revival band The Jam and spent a few years in The Style Council, a Britpop group with R&B/soul and jazz leanings, before his long and substantial solo career, has reached a point where he’s quite comfortable owning his standing as one of England’s major pop...

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