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Miked - Live Reviews from Issue #52 July-Aug 2004

Graham Parker / Anne McCue – Duck Room (St. Louis, MO)

It’s been a hoot reading some of the reviews of Graham Parker’s latest album, Your Country, especially those that accuse the British-born, New York-based singer of jumping on the alt-country bandwagon. With all due respect to the venerable and puissant magazine you hold in your hands, one has to wonder how big a bandwagon there [...]

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Waxed - Record Review from Issue #51 May-June 2004

Asylum Street Spankers – Mercurial

How does the idea of string-band versions of the B-52′s “Dance This Mess Around”, the Beastie Boys’ “Paul Revere” and Black Flag’s “TV Party” (complete with a series of kitschy TV theme-song excerpts) strike you? Your answer will likely determine how you feel about the Asylum Street Spankers in general, and their new album in [...]

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Waxed - Record Review from Issue #51 May-June 2004

Eliza Gilkyson – Land of Milk and Honey

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Miked - Live Reviews from Issue #51 May-June 2004

Alejandro Escovedo Tribute – Las Manitas (Austin, TX)

“You look good, Alejandro,” singer Nicholas Tremulis said to Alejandro Escovedo, who for a change was attending a South By Southwest concert in the back room of the Mexican cafe Las Manitas instead of hosting one. “Maybe a little too good,” Tremulis continued, joking. “I don’t know about all this illness business. I think you’ve [...]

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Town and Country - Shorter Artist Feature from Issue #50 March-April 2004

Garrison Starr – Woman Who Still Rocks

The most pointed and personal song on Garrison Starr’s new album Airstreams & Satellites is one that’s not even mentioned in the track listing. It’s a hidden cut, a bare-bones demo called “Inside Out”, that kicks in near the end of the disc, just after the title song fades. “I didn’t even think about recording [...]

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Waxed - Record Review from Issue #49 Jan-Feb 2004

John Sieger With The Skeletons – Her Country: The Songs Of Michael Feldman

Michael Feldman, host of Public Radio International’s popular quiz-and-interview show “Whaddya Know?”, isn’t someone you’d think of as a musical artist. Apparently he feels that way, too. While the other left-of-the-dial funnyman, Garrison Keillor, croons away week in and week out, Feldman contents himself by parodying the national news, quizzing audience members on minutiae of [...]

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Waxed - Record Review from Issue #48 Nov-Dec 2003

Ellis Paul & Vance Gilbert – Side Of The Road

Ellis Paul and Vance Gilbert both came up as singer-songwriters on the Boston folk music scene of the late 1980s and early ’90s, and they’ve shared many a stage over the years, so it’s only natural that they’d eventually record together. Though their styles differ somewhat — Paul’s songs are intimate and introspective, Gilbert’s a [...]

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Waxed - Record Review from Issue #48 Nov-Dec 2003

Nadine – Strange Seasons

The story of Nadine’s fourth album, Strange Seasons, has a lot to do with process. The album was recorded a year and a half ago by the band’s core members — guitarist/vocalist Adam Reichmann, guitarist/keyboardist Steve Rauner, and bassist Anne Tkach — plus a number of sidemen (including Centro-matic’s Matt Pence, who produced the disc). [...]

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The Long Way Around - Feature from Issue #47 Sept-Oct 2003

Robert Randolph – Heart of steel

Robert Randolph is perched on the edge of the stage at St. Louis nightclub Mississippi Nights, so close to the crowd down front that at any minute the unruly throng might reach up and pull him in, along with his custom-made 13-string steel guitar. Should Randolph topple, however, there are plenty of outstretched arms to [...]

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Waxed - Record Review from Issue #46 July-Aug 2003

Charlie Robison – Live

You’d think being Nashville’s most outspoken critic would be a full-time job. But as it turns out, Charlie Robison actually has time to make albums and do live shows, two pursuits that come together nicely on Live, recorded during a two-night stand at Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, Texas. Robison’s natural charisma is most evident [...]

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From the Blogs

  • SummerTyne Americana Festival #9 - Jumping Hot Club Stage (Gateshead, U.K. - July 18-20, 2014)
    photos from this Festival are available here - http://www.harrisonaphotos.co.uk/Music/SummerTyne-2014/ Wow, it’s taken nearly two weeks for me to get my breath back after another frantic and wonderful SummerTyne Americana Festival. As I say every year, the crowds turn up not knowing anyone on the Jumping Hot Club… […]
  • The Song's the Thing: An Interview with Robby Hecht
    Robby Hecht sings like a whisper, like a hesitant truth that simply can’t go unsung anymore. His songs can invoke starry nights and fog rolling in on the beach. Lights turning off. Front porch silences and morning walks alone. Holding hands for the first time, letting go for the last. Across his three indie releases, Hecht has distinguished himself as the se […]
  • What Happens When a Band on the Rise Finds Out Its Name Is an Obscure Racial Stereotype? Meet Parsonsfield (Formerly Poor Old Shine).
    For Poor Old Shine, it started with a song… a traditional prison work song of the American South, called “Ain’t No Cane on This Brazos.” It’s been interpreted by everyone from Dylan and the Band, to the Low Anthem, Lyle Lovett and the Wood Brothers. And it was the song in one of the great scenes in the movie “Festival Express,” as a completely blotto Rick Da […]
  • Eric Clapton Pays Homage to His Late Friend JJ Cale
    A year after the death of  cult singer-songwriter JJ Cale, his close friend Eric Clapton has launched a tribute with an album and documentary, featuring the likes of Willie Nelson and Mark Knopfler. The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale features 16 interpretations of Cale's typically laid-back repertoire and is named after a 1972 release Call Me The Br […]
  • The Infamous Stringdusters on Country Fried Rock
    The Infamous Stringdusters tour so much that they even have their own festival, the Festy, with a fabulous lineup including our alumni, New Country Rehab. Chris Pandolfi and Andy Hall are so in sync that they alternate answering questions and finish each others' sentences. For their fifth album, Let It Go, the… […]
  • Jillpoke Bohemia: An Interview with the Author, Conducted by Himself - Part 2
    Let’s talk about the music behind Jillpoke Bohemia. Webcomics don’t typically have soundtracks, but one can imagine that a Jillpoke Bohemia soundtrack might sound pretty cool. Sure.  Maybe the comic could be represented by a virtual band, in the tradition of the Archies and the Gorillaz.  If we could find a couple of unknown musicians who sound the way I ima […]

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