Posts by date : July 2011

North Mississippi Allstars – Shake Hands With Shorty (2000)

Posted by Zorn on July 31, 2011 with No Commentsas

What is the sound of one blues exploding? It is the North Mississippi Allstars, one of the most exciting bands to emerge from the South in a long, long time. This is Black Flag if its members were Fred McDowell, R. L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, and Otha Turner. Guest stars would include Duane Allman, Captain Beefheart, and Howlin’ Wolf. Luther Dickinson plays guitar like an octogenarian bluesman on his first amphetamine rush; his brother Cody drums hard, like a Keith Moon born and bred in Mississippi (their dad is famed producer/musician Jim Dickinson). Linking the two is Chris Chew, who spits out bass fat and heavy. Their music rockets from the rural backwoods to the laser CD player like a jack on a jenny. Songs that evolved through the last century are given new life, ensuring their relevance to another generation.

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Robert Ellis – Photographs (2011)

Posted by Zorn on July 31, 2011 with No Commentsas

Texas singer-songwriter Robert Ellis is inspired by what he knows best. His nostalgia-filled debut album, Photographs, is like a series of snapshots culled directly from Ellis’ life. Acoustic guitars and banjo licks climb gently over the lyrics as he paints beautiful pictures of home life, relationships and love. Ellis’ twangy, traditional vocals stand out over the subtle yet skillful guitar-driven instrumentation. It’s time-honored, down home country music with a bit of a modern folk twist and musical simplicity at its very finest.

The New York Times recently proclaimed that Ellis sounds “equally inspired by Jackson Browne and George Jones.”

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Bonnie Pointer – Like A Picasso (2011)

Posted by Zorn on July 31, 2011 with No Commentsas

Like A Picasso, the first album in years from Grammy winner Bonnie Pointer, marks not only a return for the remarkable singer-songwriter but her re-emergence as unique singer and performer whose matured talents transcend any boundaries or genre. The 14 rock, country, gospel and pop tunes are each performed with a level of grace and authenticity that are destined to once again land Bonnie in the spotlight. No doubt about it, Bonnie is back.Since returning from a European Tour in 2008, Bonnie has performed in several Pride Festivals and Hard Rock Cafés . Yearning to return to the studio however, Bonnie contacted long time friend David Williams at Melrose Mastering and with writing/producing partners Lloyd Poe and Robin Taylor immersed herself in Like A Picasso. With her vocals at their peak and experimenting with a new feel and sound, Like A Picasso exhibits one of Bonnie’s most powerful and versatile performances ever.

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VA – Mojo Presents – Well… All Right! (2011)

Posted by Zorn on July 30, 2011 with No Commentsas

01. Buddy Holly – Well… All Right 02. The Big  Kids – I m Bored 03. F J McMahon – Sister Brothers 04. Bonobo – Between The Lines 05. The Woodentops – Why (Live) 06. Buffy Sainte Marie – He s a Keeper On The Fire 07. Yage – The Woodlands Of Old 08. Hank […]

Richard Buckner – Our Blood (2011)

Posted by Zorn on July 29, 2011 with No Commentsas

Enigmatic singer-songwriter Richard Buckner has been highly acclaimed but chiefly a cult phenomenon since his 1994 debut, Bloomed. Our Blood is the first album from Buckner in five years, and the story behind its series of delays is as intriguing as it is unfortunate. Scoring a film that never came to pass? It happened. After that, […]

Cedar Hill – I’ve Got A Thing About Doors (2011)

Posted by Zorn on July 29, 2011 with No Commentsas

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Vargas, Bogert & Appice – Vargas, Bogert & Appice (2011)

Posted by Zorn on July 28, 2011 with No Commentsas ,

Surrender the famous song by Cheap Trick, is elected as the first single from the new draft Vargas, Bogert & Appice, a record that includes ten of the best songs of rock and R & B, published in recent years. Recorded at Hit Track Studio of Las Vegas (USA) with the involvement of Tim Bogert […]

The Jayhawks – Mockingbird Time (2011)

Posted by Zorn on July 27, 2011 with No Commentsas

After a stretch of 11 years since their last studio recording, The Jayhawks have come together for the new album, Mockingbird Time. The album contains 12 tracks and will be released on September 20 on Rounder Records. The album will include all former bands members with songs written by band leaders Mark Olson and Gary […]

John Hiatt – Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns (2011)

Posted by Zorn on July 27, 2011 with No Commentsas

Produced by Kevin “Caveman” Shirley (Silverchair, Aerosmith, Joe Bonamassa), Hiatt’s timeless songwriting is paired with the aggressive blues guitar. Hiatt is back in the studio with his touring combo (Kenny Blevins on drums, Patrick O’Hearn on bass and Doug Lancio on guitars). mp3 320 kbps | 116 MB | FSo | WU

America – Back Pages (2011)

Posted by Zorn on July 26, 2011 with No Comments
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They need absolutely no introduction to two generations of music lovers. America led for four decades by Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell are still one of the most beloved groups in the history of pop. As they embark upon their 40th Anniversary Tour, they maintain a large and devoted fan base that attends over 100 […]

Wylie & The Wild West – Rave In The Wind (2011)

Posted by Zorn on July 25, 2011 with No Commentsas

Much of Wylie’s earlier work mined the musical styles of the American West including plenty of Western swing, Bakersfield sound, a bit of rockabilly, and some fantastic yodeling. Wylie is, after all, the guy who wrote and performed the famous Yahoo! yodel. Those influences are still here, but this record has a stronger rock component […]

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer – Stones on the Ground (2011)

Posted by Zorn on July 24, 2011 with No Comments
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Currently taking the folk world by storm, Vicki is one of the best pipers in the business, able to seamlessly veer from soulful airs to driving, up-tempo tunes to set every foot tapping, and this is all aided by Jonnys brilliantly inventive, subtle yet strong guitar work. Although best-known for their instrumental skills, the duo […]

The Dad Horse Experience – Dead Dog on a Highway (2011)

Posted by Zorn on July 24, 2011 with No Commentsas

With his debut album TOO CLOSE TO HEAVEN (2008) german based musician Dad Horse Ottn set the base for an individual genre. THE DAD HORSE EXPERIENCE’s style was tagged as Outlaw- or Underground Gospel; Ottn himself calls it Keller-Gospel, an unconventional mixture of Southern Gospel with european elements from Punk, Trash and Polka, played with […]

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Peyton On Patton (2011)

Posted by Zorn on July 23, 2011 with No Commentsas

The band’s latest release Peyton on Patton is a bit of a different look at The Rev. The album is a tribute to the legendary Delta Bluesman Charley Patton. Peyton on Patton is a largely solo affair with the Rev’s growling vocals and searing guitar work placed front and center on these rural blues classics. […]

Anna Spackman – Her Voice (2011)

Posted by Zorn on July 23, 2011 with No Comments
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Anna Spackman’s sophomore album branches out from her beginning songs in adventurous ways, in both subject matter and musical cohesion. Spackman draws from many stories for inspiration, exploring voices of the earth and its children to illuminate how one voice is made by many through conversation and connection. Her voice has grown in maturity and […]

The New Familiars – Between the Moon and Morning Light (2011)

Posted by Zorn on July 23, 2011 with No Commentsas

The New Familiars has gone through a few lineup changes in recent years, but the band has settled into a comfortable spot — one that shines through in each of the 11 tunes featured on the band’s new disc. Fans will recognize most if not all of the songs here — ones regularly performed during […]

Suzanne Vega – Close-Up vol. 3, States of Being (2011)

Posted by Zorn on July 17, 2011 with No Comments
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2011 release, the third installment in the singer/songwriter’s four-part series which finds her acoustically reinterpreting portions of her back catalog. States Of Being has Suzanne revisiting her most haunting songs. Suzanne used to call these the Mental Health songs. They express a state of mind, but also more than that; Suzanne says, they are descriptions […]

Jeff Bridges – Jeff Bridges (2011)

Posted by Zorn on July 15, 2011 with No Commentsas

2011 album from the Oscar-winning actor, performer and songwriter. A musician before his acting career took off, Bridges’ award-winning and critically acclaimed role in 2009’s Crazy Heart introduced his musical talents to a wider audience. Working with producer T-Bone Burnett again, this self-titled album picks up where Crazy Heart left off, proving that Jeff Bridges […]

Willy Deville – Come A Little Bit Closer-The Best Of Willy Deville Live (2011)

Posted by Zorn on July 13, 2011 with No Commentsas

This is a brand new compilation of classic live tracks including rare performances and versions not previously available on CD.Willy DeVille was one of the finest American songwriters of his generation. Drawing influences from Blues, Rock, Cajun, Latin, Country and more he created a rich blend of music that acknowledged its roots but was uniquely […]

Eilen Jewell – Queen of the Minor Key (2011)

Posted by admin on July 9, 2011 with No Commentsas

Eilen Jewell’s fourth CD release (including her 2010 tribute album to Loretta Lynn ‘Butcher Holler’) is titled ‘Queen Of The Minor Key’ & has combination of Americana styles. She has featured many established musicians in this album for the first time, hopefully to be major player in the music scene. FLAC + COVERS | 227 […]