The Slide Brothers are Calvin Cooke, Chuck Campbell, Darick Campbell and Aubrey Ghent the greatest living musicians who embody the Sacred Steel tradition. The joyous music these legendary artists create extends far beyond scared steel to encompass blues, rock and soul all celebrated with a sound that is uniquely their own. The goal of Robert Randolph the most successful artist to emerge from the Sacred Steel tradition is to share the extraordinary talents of these legendary masters with audiences throughout the world.
“America Come Home”, is California songwriter Joel Rafael’s eighth album. The album provides 12 tracks of Rafael’s unique brand of American Power Folk. “Dance Around My Atom Fire,” is a Woody Guthrie-Joel Rafael co-write, which opens the album and sets the tone of social consciousness that permeates Rafael’s writing. “America Come Home”, the album’s title track performed with David Crosby and Graham Nash, is a wonderful request to restore the American Dream”
In 1990, Emmylou Harris’ run of superb mid-’70s albums was over, and she hadn’t yet assembled the Nash Ramblers, the acoustic band that gave her music a heady kick-start prior to her first striking collaboration with Daniel Lanois, Wrecking Ball. As a result, Brand New Dance captures Harris at the end of one cycle and just before the start of another, and the material and production suggest Harris was ready for some changes. Emmylou Harris probably couldn’t make a truly bad album if she tried, and as always, she’s in lovely voice on Brand New Dance, but she doesn’t always sound especially engaged with the material, most of which falls into the “good-but-not-great” category (notable exceptions — a strong cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Tougher Than the Rest” and the title cut). In addition, producer Allen Reynolds puts a shade too much pop-friendly gloss on the arrangements and mix for several of these tunes, and despite the presence of a truly impressive team of accompanists, this album never quite catches fire as in Harris’ best work. Brand New Dance is a strong and professional piece of work, but Harris’ next few albums would remind fans she was capable of a lot more than that.
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The new Velvet Truckstop CD ” SouthBound and Down” , produced by the legendary Johnny Sandlin ( Capricorn Records, Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic and more).Featuring two songs by Randell Bramblett. Recommended if You Like: Drive By Truckers The Band Wilco mp3 160 kbps | 35 MB | UL
Zach Brough – Vocals, Bass Johny “Cat” Shahery – Vocals, piano, organ Tobias Sanchez-Mahan – Vocals, Guitar Rhyne Erde – Percussion, Drums Paul “Mendelsohn” Girouard – Vocals, mandolin mp3 320 kbps | 132 MB | UL | CL