Burn What You Can, Bury The Rest… has the feeling of a seasoned group putting out an album so strong that it must have had years of road testing behind it. Falling somewhere between Whiskeytown and Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, Wik and his Charlatans have wonderfully blended alt country and ’70s rock with Midwest storytelling. The album is sincere, warm, and lush and sets the stage for the group to do wonders from this great starting point.”
– Marquee Magazine
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For anyone who felt that a favorite CSN&Y song was not included on the first volume of Pickin’ on Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the second volume offers nine more, mostly classic, tunes. The disc opens with strong instrumental versions of “Love the One You’re With” and “Our House,” two of the more mainstream CSN&Y songs. The latter, in particular, has a great fiddle part by Gabe Witcher, which captures the emotional depth of this delicate love song. In many ways, the CSN&Y volumes are stronger than many other items in the series. While the series sells itself as a purveyor of bluegrass versions of rock or country songs, it often lacks the bite one might expect of rural acoustic music. Here, the arrangements are consistent and enjoyable. The best tracks, “D j Vu” and “Guinnevere,” add the percussion of Lorenzo Martinez to spice things up. Still, the overall idea seems designed to offer a recording that is a step above Muzak. David West, who plays every instrument on “Long Time Gone” and “Wind on the Water,” is a fine guitar player, but he keeps things safe and predictable. Pickin’ on Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Vol. 2 offers 40 minutes of pleasant background music, sure to please old fans who’ve mellowed a bit.
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Small Town Outlaw” is the new album from Texas honky-tonk veteran Robby White. Robby and the boys deliver a hard driving musical style that is as deep and diverse as their Texas roots. Recommended if You Like: Billy Joe Shaver Buck Owens Waylon Jennings mp3 VBR~267 kbps | 87 MB | UL
The new album by Steven Wilson The Raven that Refused to Sing (and other stories) will be released on Kscope on 25th February. The album was written between January-July and recorded in Los Angeles in September with Steven’s current band line up of Guthrie Govan – lead guitar, Nick Beggs – bass guitar, Marco Minnemann […]