Review: Eleven Hundred Springs "Eight The Hard Way"

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The music business is tough, and any artist or group that manages to write, record, market and tour with eight albums has to be taken serio...

Review: Stacy Grubb "Hurricane"

Rising artist Stacy Grubb released her debut album "Hurricane" many months ago. Lucky for us, a copy managed to turn up at the Co...

Review: Kevin Deal "Seven"

A clear, authentic Texas country voice and hard-driving lyrics are the most important factors that make Kevin Deal's new album "Se...

Review: Jeff Talmadge "Kind Of Everything"

Folk and Americana music maestro Jess Talmadge is back with "Kind Of Everything," which is an apt description of an album that su...

Review: Louisa Branscomb "I'll Take Love"

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Bluegrass songwriting diva Louisa Branscomb has a smokin' pen that has fired off more than 90 recorded bluegrass and acoustic songs. In...

Review: Susan Gibson "Tightrope"

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Singer-songwriter Susan Gibson may be a name that is unfamiliar, but you have definitely heard her music ("Wide Open Spaces" per...

Review: Tejas Brothers "Rich Man"

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Middle class men, dirt poor men and, yes, even the top one-percent can't help but love the new release "Rich Man" from the ar...

Review: Jackson Taylor & The Sinners "Let The Bad Times Roll"

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If Red Dirt music had a "Storyteller-in-Chief" the most obvious candidate would be rule-breaking singer-songwriter Jackson Taylor...

Review: Emory Quinn "See You At The Next Light"

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Creating a unique sound is easier said than done, but Texas country band Emory Quinn has managed to make it look simple. In fact, Emory Qui...

Review: Old Californio "Sundrunk Angels"

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Old Californio is a band that defies generic musical labels. Indeed, with "Sundrunk Angels" the Pasadena, California band has met...

Review: Bart Crow Band "Brewster Street Live"

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Corpus Christi, Texas' Brewster Street Ice House played host to one of the best live Texas country albums ever recorded when the Bart C...

Review: Hayes Carll "Kmag Yoyo (& Other American Stories)"

No one can accuse Hayes Carll of being a shrinking violet as his notorious video and radio single "She Left Me for Jesus" proved....

Review: Andy Friedman "Laserbeams And Dreams"

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Andy Friedman's sparse vocals and quiet guitar hit the heart like a silver bullet on his intellectually stimulating new release "L...

Review: Hudson Moore "Fireworks"

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The title of Hudson Moore's new album "Fireworks" is entirely fitting, because this artist's career is starting to light ...

Review: Ted Russell Kamp "Get Back To The Land"

Some musicians have the ability to transform seemingly simple lyrics into a powerful force that sends heartache packing. Ted Russell Kamp i...

Review: Jesse And Noah "Landfall"

Country and rock mix together better than Jack Daniels and Coca-Cola on the completely self-produced album "Landfall" from country...

Review: Hunter McKithan & The Offenders "Not Broken Yet"

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As the saying goes... if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Red Dirt music's best brain-for-hire Hunter McKithan and his friends The...

Review: Red Dog Ash "Red Dog Ash"

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A surprisingly fresh and exciting bluegrass band named Red Dog Ash from central California has crafted a well-rounded, self-titled album th...

Review: J. Collins "Green Means Go"

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Country musicians don't come more authentic than J Collins, who looks and sounds every bit like a country star for the 2010s. However, ...

Review: Zane Williams "Ride With Me"

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Zane Williams excavates his past in the terrific album "Ride With Me," which offers indelible melodies and satisfying lyrics. ...

Review: Jim Anthony "Good To Be Me"

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With charmingly self-incriminating lyrics and a melodic country sound, Jim Anthony has a cool Phil Vassar meets Josh Gracin sound that dese...

Review: Jackie Bristow "Freedom"

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New Zealand native Jackie Bristow has a uniquely wonderful country music voice, and her album "Freedom" proves that while she was...

Review: Neil Getz "Factory Second"

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Debut albums rarely sound as sweet as "Factory Seconds" from the feisty and down-home Neil Getz, who has a natural musical gift m...

Review: Jed Dunkin "Dixie To Detroit City"

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If suave seduction and subtle melodies are your favorite country music elements, then stay far, far away from the first two tracks of Jed D...

Review: Baron Lewis "Long Overdue"

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British singer-songwriter Baron Lewis has a rich voice reminiscent of a curious mixture of the soulful Michael McDonald and country impresa...

Review: Maurice Tani/Jenn Courtney & 77 El Deora "The Crown & The Crow's Confession"

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Finding the right cover art is never easy, and sometimes it just goes horribly wrong. Unfortunately, that's the case of Maurice Tani/J...

Review: Bill Bachmann "Folk-N-Roller"

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Unafraid and uncompromising are the best terms to describe the perky new album from folk rocker Bill Bachmann with the intriguing title &qu...

Review: Amanda Nagurney "So Full Of Country"

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Full of life, confidence, and country charm is the best way to describe Buffalo, New York native Amanda Nagurney on her sophomore album &qu...

Review: Flat River Band "High Roller"

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Brotherly love is mandated by The Good Book, but it is easier said than done. However, the Sitze brothers (Chad, Dennijo and Andy) have man...

Review: Diana Jones "High Atmosphere"

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Musician and portrait artist Diana Jones has a unique voice that could pierce the hardest of hearts. Indeed, the singer-songwriter's ne...

Review: Amy Speace "Land Like a Bird"

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Television hasn't exactly been kind to the image outsiders have of New Jersey. Indeed the Jersey Shore , Real Housewives of New Jersey ...

Review: Rebecca Linda Smith "True Love"

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Approaching the new album "True Love" by Rebecca Linda Smith is like stepping back in time to the days when the women of ...

Review: Outshyne "Country Boy In Me"

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Playing 180 shows in 2010 helped cement the already sterling musical marriage of five young men from Laurens, South Carolina who are doing ...