Articles by: Lee Zimmerman

Band of Heathens Unites In Purpose With ‘Duende’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


As one might expect of a collective of sorts, Band of Heathens worked their way into the spotlight fairly quickly. It wasn’t that they had any grand designs, or even any thoughts about becoming a ...

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Infamous Stringdusters Tap Tradition & Modern Flair On ‘Laws of Gravity’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


Coming on the heels of a pair of musical detours – Undercover, a set of songs that found them re-imaging some of their favorite cover tunes, and last year’s Ladies & Gentlemen, an album that ...

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Warren Haynes Embraces A New ‘Band’ For The Last Waltz 40 Tour (INTERVIEW)


No one could ever accuse guitarist, vocalist, musical arranger and bandleader Warren Haynes of being a slacker. While his work with his signature band Gov’t mule and a steady solo career keep him occupied as ...

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The Youngest Make Immediate Impact With ‘See It Through’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


With their second album See It Through, The Youngest discover a fine line between the wistful and the resolute. The blend is not only impressive, but memorable as well, a divide that finds the band ...

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Tami Neilson Shows Soul & Sass On ‘Don’t Be Afraid’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


Canadian songstress Tami Neilson delivers a powerful blend of soul and sass on her sophomore LP, a combination that’s compelling enough to convince anyone who was heretofore unawares just how powerful her potential is within ...

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Melissa Etheridge Nails Stax Classics On ‘Memphis Rock and Soul’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


Anyone who’s ever heard a single note from Melissa Etheridge during her multi-decade career can attest to the fact that she’s not only a tenacious and tempestuous performer possessed with grit and sass, but also ...

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The Green Pajamas Cast Haunting Aura On ‘To The End of the Sea’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


Purveyors of their own take on psychedelia, The Green Pajamas have been plying their singular style for the better part of the past 30 years. Having carved something of a legendary stature in their native ...

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Leon Russell 1942-2016: Leon Russell and his Fabled Friends – 10 Most Noteworthy Collaborations (LIST)


 While his flowing silver locks and gnarly beard created his countenance and contributed to his image as a rock ‘n’ roll renegade, the fact remains that Leon Russell was one of modern music’s most talented ...

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Becky Warren’s ‘War Surplus’ Resonates Powerfully & Poignantly (ALBUM REVIEW)


Becky Warren instills authenticity in every note she sings, and much like her formative efforts with her early band The Great Unknowns, she makes music that’s borne from a knowing point of view. That’s evident ...

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Alejandro Escovedo Nods Towards Punk Beginnings On ‘Burn Something Beautiful’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


As one of the chief architects of insurgent Americana, Alejandro Escovedo has continued to further the cause by cutting a swatch across rock and roots with deliberate defiance of the norms. Sometimes strident, always unrepentant, he ...

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