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New Music: Red Idle Rejects—’Ink and Nicotine’

Label: Oak Honest Records (Release Date: March 27, 2021) Things aren’t always what they sound like. Take, for example, the collection of new songs that comprise Ink and Nicotine, the new album from consistently energetic alt-country/Americana band Red Idle Rejects. What at first might seem a carefree, rollicking experience turns into a much more thoughtful … Continue reading

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New Americana: The Nouveaux Honkies — ‘Loud In Here’

The Nouveaux Honkies — Loud In Here The Nouveaux Honkies’ latest album consists of a duo that feels like a single artist—Tim O’Donnell (vocals, guitar, drums, bass, mandola, Rhodes), and Rebecca Dawkins (vocals, violin)—along with a few other talented players on various tracks (Pat Manske, Nate Rowe, Bill Kirchen, Chris Gage, Ephraim Owens, Lloyd Maines, … Continue reading

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Slide Guitar Heaven — Dennis Johnson’s ‘Rhythmland’

Dennis Johnson & The Mississippi Ramblers — Rhythmland With Rhythmland, Dennis Johnson has delivered a well-thought-out, well rounded, thoroughly satifying collection of songs (9 of 10 being originals) that employ the slide guitar in all of its impressive versatility. If you are in the mood for a master musician dealing out a blend of blues, jazz, … Continue reading

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New Country/Rock/Blues: The Kentucky Headhunters — ‘On Safari’

The Kentucky Headhunters — On Safari Label: Plowboy Records/Practice House Records They released their debut album, Pickin’ On Nashville, in 1989. Country music didn’t exactly know what to do with their new southern rock sound, but fans new they loved it and wanted more. Fast forward twenty-five years (and a Grammy award) and it should come … Continue reading