Articles by: Doug Collette

Jay Farrar & Son Volt Emit Haunting & Spirited Effort On ‘Notes of Blue’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


Even as he devotes the majority of time to his ongoing solo career, Jay Farrar has applied a no less discerning focus on those projects with his post-Uncle Tupelo band, Son Volt. For the first ...

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I Was There When Bob Dylan Visited UVM’s Patrick Gymnasium on The Rolling Thunder Revue ’75


You know you got a good friend when he knows you so well he does on instinct what you would do yourself under similar circumstances. I was lucky enough to have such a friend in ...

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Small Stages Not Much Longer: The Marcus King Band Lights Up Nectars (SHOW REVIEW)


Since the release of its eponymous sophomore album last autumn, The Marcus King Band has generated a groundswell of recognition for itself with almost constant roadwork. The group’s appearance at Nectar’s in Burlington on January ...

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John Mayall Strikes Again On ‘Talk About That’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


John Mayall has earned the title “Godfather of British Blues” by the very longevity of his career in combination with the pedigree of  musicians who’ve advanced through his bands over the years. Mayall celebrated his ...

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Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau Offer All Engrossing 70 Minute Collaborative LP (ALBUM REVIEW)


Although pianist Brad Mehldau spends the greater portion of his time on his main pursuits, that is, playing with his trio and in a solo format, his outside collaborations aren’t much less intense. Or provocative ...

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In Memoriam: Butch Trucks 1947-2017, Five Essential Performances


It was perfectly apropos for the late drummer Butch Trucks, one of the original members of The Allman Brother Band, to nickname one of his own groups “Freight Train.” Even in the later years of ...

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The Wood Brothers Waste No Notes On ‘Live at The Barn’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


It’s hardly a coincidence that this is the third live album The Wood Brothers have released since vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix united with siblings Chris and Oliver. In the interim since issuing Sky High and Nail ...

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Take Five: Cameron Mizell, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Wadada Leo Smith & More (JAZZ LP RECAPS)


Take Five is a seasonal jazz column by Glide contributor Doug Collette, who will be taking snap-shot reviews of recent jazz albums… Cameron Mizell - Negative Spaces: Alternately insistent and intoxicating, this album belies its title with uninterruptedly elevating ...

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood Strike Hot On ‘If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now’ EP (ALBUM REVIEW)


With the release of, If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now EP, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s earlier 2016 full LP release Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel makes more sense. ...

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Neil Young Forsakes Pointed Social Commentary With ‘Peace Trail’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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On Peace Trail, Neil Young forsakes his recent penchant for pointed social commentary in favor of a disarmingly offhanded approach that’s much more effective. Over the course of ten no nonsense tracks, the Canadian musical ...

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