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New Roots Rock: Justin Saladino Band — ‘Honest Lies’
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New Roots Rock: Justin Saladino Band — ‘Honest Lies’

Honest Lies, the new album from Montreal-based blues/rock guitarist, and songwriter, Justin Saladino is out now. It suggests that the band has continued its evolution into the roots-rock and blues realm. Saladino’s guitar playing has a free, expansive style that works well by contrasting the song’s compact lyrics. The ten original songs on the album … Continue reading

New Blues: Blue Moon Marquee — ‘Scream, Holler & Howl’
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New Blues: Blue Moon Marquee — ‘Scream, Holler & Howl’

There’s something undeniably sophisticated about the soulful growl and wail of A.W. Cardinal on Scream, Holler & Howl, the latest release from blues duo Blue Moon Marquee. It’s an album that transports the listener to other dimensions, and Mr. Cardinal is a trustworthy tour guide through the musical carny underground terrain. All in all, it’s … Continue reading

New Holiday Music: Handsome and the Humbles — ‘That’s A Mitzvah!’
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New Holiday Music: Handsome and the Humbles — ‘That’s A Mitzvah!’

“A Holiday’s a fine time for a mitzvah… whether you’re a Gentile or a Jew!” If you’ve been thinking that it’s about time someone came out with a new Jewish-Appalachian holiday song, you’re in luck. We can thank the band Handsome and the Humbles for answering our prayers. They’ve released the song “That’s A Mitzvah!” … Continue reading