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New Blues: The Duke Robillard Band’s ‘Calling All Blues!’

The Duke Robillard Band — Calling All Blues! *** (out of 4 stars) Label: Stony Plain Records Callling All Blues! by The Duke Robillard Band is the latest entertaining album from the man on a mission to keep the blues … read more »

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GLORIANA’s Sizzling New Single – “Trouble”

Gloriana — “Trouble” (single) ***½ (out of 4 stars) They’re the best trio in country music, and they just released a new single. It’s called “Trouble.” After introducing the song to crowds all summer, when they toured with Rascal Flatts, … read more »

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New Bluegrass/Gospel: Larry Stephenson Band’s ‘Pull Your Savior In’

Larry Stephenson Band — Pull Your Savior In *** (out of 4 stars) Label: Whysper Dream Music Celebrating their 25th anniversary with their latest CD, The Larry Stephenson Band has put out a collection of bluegrass and gospel songs that … read more »

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Love Country Music? Bad News: Ariana Grande & Meghan Trainor To Perform On “The CMA Awards”

Do they never learn? Looks like there is no stopping the Country Music Association (CMA) from continuing to decrease the pleasure of country music in its constant goal of increasing the TV audience on Country Music’s Biggest Night — Wednesday, … read more »

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New Blues: Rory Block’s ‘Hard Luck Child’

Rory Block — Hard Luck Child ***½ (out of 4 stars) Label: Stony Plain Records The always dependable Stony Plain Records has just released Rory Block’s new album, Hard Luck Child: a Tribute to Skip James. On the album, the … read more »

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New Tunes: Jesse Brewster’s ‘March of Tracks’

Jesse Brewster – March of Tracks *** (out of 4 stars) ‘March of Tracks’ is Jesse Brewster’s follow up to his critically acclaimed album, ‘Wrecking Ball at the Concert Hall.’ Delivering his music in his usual creative style, the northern … read more »

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New Bluegrass: The Earls of Leicester

The Earls of Leicester – The Earls of Leicester *** (out of 4 stars) Label: Rounder Records The Earls of Leicester are Barry Bales (bass), Jerry Douglas, Shawn Camp (lead vocals and guitar), Charlie Cushman (banjo), Johnny Warren (fiddle) and … read more »

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New Folk/Rock: John Brazile’s ‘North Country’

John Brazile – North Country *** (out of 4 stars) He may be from the North (he grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts), but his soul is (if not in the South) clearly in the country. Actually, he makes music that … read more »

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The 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Award Winners

The winners of the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards were revealed in a ceremony at the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, N.C., last Thursday night (Oct. 2). The winners of the 2014 IBMA Awards: Hall of Fame Inductees: … read more »

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New Contemporary Blues: E.G. Kight’s ‘A New Day’

E.G. Kight – A New Day *** (out of 4 stars) Label: Blue South Records E.G. Kight is one of those singer-songwriters who make you wonder where you’ve been all you music-listening life. Her approach to the material (a blend … read more »

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