Buffalo Killers- Heavy Reverie  (ALBUM REVIEW)

Buffalo Killers- Heavy Reverie (ALBUM REVIEW)

You can’t fake family, and Ohio brothers Zachary and Andrew Gabbard are proof. Their band Buffalo Killers’ latest record Heavy Reverie is a study in the nuances of familiarity and kin, with an authenticity that’s like flipping through an old photo album. Reverie plays like an old 70s record, with  ...[more]

Eric Clapton & Friends – Call Me the Breeze: An Appreciation of J. J. Cale (ALBUM REVIEW)

Eric Clapton & Friends – Call Me the ...

The greatest tribute Eric Clapton and Friends offer in their tribute to the late J.J. Cale on Call Me The Breeze is to so accurately emulate the low-key sound the late Oklahoman most often formulated on his own records. The brevity and economy of the tracks just begins to descend  ...[more]

Crosby Stills Nash and Young – Live 1974 (ALBUM REVIEW)

Crosby Stills Nash and Young – Live 1974 ...

Hailed as the first stadium tour of its kind, Crosby, Sills, Nash and Young’s 24-city tour across the summer of 1974 is the stuff of pure classic rock mythmaking. And this long-awaited, hotly anticipated 3 CD/1DVD box set, simply entitled CSNY 1974, has been on the minds and message boards  ...[more]

Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers – The Long Center, Austin, TX 7/29/14 (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers – ...

Celebrities often use their time and money to pursue various creative endeavors that branch off from what they are known for. This usually results in a self-indulgent romp that ends poorly (Arnold Schwarzenegger anyone?) However, in the case of actor and comedian Steve Martin, who has played the banjo for  ...[more]

The Floozies- Crossroads KC, Kanas City, MO 7/25/15 (SHOW REVIEW)

The Floozies- Crossroads KC, Kanas City, MO 7/25/15 ...

“Funk Street present by The Floozies” was grooving full steam at The Crossroads in Kansas City as the duo continued to honor their Kansas City/ Lawrence hometown family of fans. Friday the crowd was subject to yet another massive dance party conducted by the talented Hill brothers, as their livetronica  ...[more]

Hard Working Americans – Stubb’s BBQ, Austin, TX 7/26/14 (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Hard Working Americans – Stubb’s BBQ, Austin, TX ...

The Hard Working Americans most definitely live up to their name, but like all good Americans, they also know how to let loose and have a good time. Consisting of singer-songwriter Todd Snider, Widespread Panic bassist Dave Schools, Neal Casal of the Cardinals and Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Chad Staehly of  ...[more]

Bob Dylan – The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration – Deluxe Remaster (DVD REVIEW)

Bob Dylan – The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration ...

There was no celebration recognizing the fiftieth anniversary of Bob Dylan’s recording career in 2013, perhaps because The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration, released in a deluxe edition of DVD/Blu-ray & CD, simply couldn’t be surpassed. The stunning visuals and audio clarity of the recording match an redoubtable array of artists  ...[more]

All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman (DVD Review)

All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice ...

With its emotional honesty and clarity of introspection, there’s such a deep-rooted melancholy in Gregg Allman’s greatest song, “Old Before My Time” (from 2003’s ABB album Hittin’ the Note), that it’s inclusion in the setlist for All My Friends might well have unduly dampened the celebratory atmosphere that permeates the  ...[more]

Allman Brothers Band/40: 40th Anniversary Show Live At The Beacon Theatre (DVD Review)

Allman Brothers Band/40: 40th Anniversary Show Live At ...

As handsomely packaged as last year’s Brothers & Sisters, ‘Deluxe Edition,’ 40 is so impeccably recorded in audio and video (the latter of which makes an often cheesy light show look impressive), it is comparable to 2003′s Live at the Beacon Theatre DVD (though lacking its assortment of bonus features).  ...[more]

Please Be With Me by Galadrielle Allman (Book Review)

Please Be With Me by Galadrielle Allman (Book ...

“Please Be With Me, A Song for My Father” is, quite simply, the most insightful book written to date about The Allman Brothers Band. In a quest to learn the true nature of the parent she never knew—the famed guitarist died when the author was but two years old—Galadrielle Allman  ...[more]

One Way Out: The Inside History of The Allman Brothers Band

One Way Out: The Inside History of The ...

Alan Paul creates the chronological narrative of One Way Out: The Inside History of The Allman Brothers Band by interweaving excerpts of interviews with band members, family and friends, business partners and acquaintances, with much the same intricacy the band itself improvises. In doing so, he, more often than not,  ...[more]

Willin’: The Story of Little Feat

Willin’: The Story of Little Feat

If ever a beloved band (besides the seminal country-rockers Poco) deserved its story told, it’s Little feat. One of the most distinctive rock and roll units of its time, Lowell George and co. went unjustly under recognized during his lifetime despite an affectionate fanbase whose passion and loyalty far surpassed  ...[more]

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