New Country: Brit Taylor — ‘Kentucky Blue’
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New Country: Brit Taylor — ‘Kentucky Blue’

Brit Taylor — Kentucky Blue Label: Cut A Shine Records (in collaboration with Thirty Tigers) Release date: 2/3/23 Musicians: Brit Taylor (Lead Vocals), Miles Miller (Drums, Percussion), Dave Roe (Electric Bass, Upright), Russ Paul (Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar, Tic-tac Bass), Mark Howard (Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele), Joey Miskulin (Accordion), Matt Combs (Strings), Sam Bacco … Continue reading

New Americana: Peach and Quiet — ‘Beautiful Thing’
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New Americana: Peach and Quiet — ‘Beautiful Thing’

Peach and Quiet, is “a partnership in music, romance and life from the lushly forested and rocky shores of Pender Island, just off Canada’s west coast.” The touching duo (Heather Read and Jonny Miller) have released their latest album, Beautiful Thing, and their music is as alluring as their official description. If you appreciate solid musicianship, … Continue reading

New Blues: Diane Blue — ‘Live! At the Fallout Shelter’
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New Blues: Diane Blue — ‘Live! At the Fallout Shelter’

Diane Blue‘s new album, Live! At The Fallout Shelter, features the vocalist and harmonica player Blue, along with Chris Vitarello (Guitar), Dave Limina (Hammond B3 organ), and Lorne Entress (drums), on seven originals and two covers. The release, co-produced by Blue and drummer Lorne Entress, was recorded at The Fallout Shelter in Norwood, Massachusetts. Contemporary blues … Continue reading

New Folk: Jefferson Berry — ‘Dreams of Modern Living’
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New Folk: Jefferson Berry — ‘Dreams of Modern Living’

Dreams of Modern Living, the new solo album from singer/songwriter Jefferson Berry, is an opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the noble role of the songwriter in contemporary society. Berry takes on issues, realities, and possibilities of the day and explores them in thoughtful ways, all the while capturing their essence within perfect acoustic … Continue reading

New Jazz: Doug MacDonald — ‘Big Band Extravaganza’
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New Jazz: Doug MacDonald — ‘Big Band Extravaganza’

West-Coast guitarist and jazz legend Doug MacDonald is an artist so consistent, so correct, so precise, while at the same time so swinging that —as far as any jazz lover is concerned— he should just keep on releasing album after album, until virtually every known jazz song has been recorded… perhaps even with several alternate versions. The most … Continue reading

New Country Single: “Do This Life” (High Valley ft. Alison Krauss)
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New Country Single: “Do This Life” (High Valley ft. Alison Krauss)

“Do This Life,” written by Phil Barton, David Thompson, and Brad Rempel, might be the single that brings High Valley the attention they deserve. It’s an exuberant song, full of an optimism that is instantly appealing. The vocal interplay between Brad Rempel and Alison Krauss is a perfect fit. They match each other’s energy and tonal … Continue reading