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Articles by: Lee Zimmerman

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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 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)

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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)

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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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