In the tradition of such independent troubadours as Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and John Prine (who makes an appearance on the album), Winding Highways is a collection of classic Americana
Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
If the members of the United Nations formed a world-fusion band, it might look and sound a little something like Ancient Future’s re-issue of their seventh recording.
Supporting Caste is no slouch: Witness the outspoken quartet make veiled death threats toward fermentation revivalist Sandor Katz and rail against pro-war announcers of “Hockey Night
You’ve got to hand it to Bell X1 — most groups would have broken up after being dumped by Damien Rice.
Considering that Doves are masters of moody, mid-tempo Brit-rock, it’s hard to believe they were once an acid house band trafficking under the moniker Sub Sub.
Think early Outkast if they’d hailed from Louisville and made the attendant references and you’ll have some sense of Steven Johnson’s — aka Polio’s — sound.
Alanna Fugate’s new release, Imaginary Boats, harkens to an earlier folk tradition that many modern balladeers have forgotten, that of Joan Baez and early Dylan.
Mono are grandiose. It takes a certain stomach, a certain predisposition to go through as many moods as Mono evokes.
When you put on Dangerbird’s Doctor Legs & The Medicine Ball, the weather starts to get warmer, frosty bottles of beer appear, and guys with B.O.