Matt Hannah – Dreamland

Matt Hannah’s sophomore album expands his “acoustic, melancholy-country spin on Americana folk music” Matt Hannah’s second album Dreamland is a first rate follow up to his 2014 debut Let the Lonely Fade that signals clear development since that highly praised initial release. Dreamland is a ten song collection with the … Continue reading

Van Morrison – Roll With The Punches

Van Morrison‘s 2016 album Keep Me Singing included the hard blues track “Goin’ Down to Bangor,” a tune that directly foreshadowed Roll with the Punches, a set of five originals and ten covers drenched in Chicago-style blues. He also heavily engages in collaboration here with appearances by Jeff Beck, Chris … Continue reading

A.J. Croce – Just Like Medicine

Following a successful demo session with producer Dan Penn, A.J. Croce decided to make Just Like Medicine — the singer/songwriter’s ninth record — his first full-fledged soul album. Croce and Pennassembled a world-class crew of musicians — Steve Cropper and Vince Gill are the superstar cameos but the entire band … Continue reading

Dale Ann Bradley – Dale Ann Bradley

3x IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year and daughter of bluegrass Dale Ann Bradley celebrates her musical heritage with new original tracks, a classic rock cover and a timeless tribute to Bill Monroe. “I grew up in a tar and paper covered shack right near Loretta Lynn’s childhood home,” reflects … Continue reading

Rhonda Vincent & Daryle Singletary – American Grandstand

Two legends of country music will join forces for one album on July 7th when traditional country artist Daryle Singletary, and the “Queen of Bluegrass” Rhonda Vincent release a duets album called American Grandstandvia Upper Management Music. Along with the album, the duo will also make a round of public … Continue reading

Elliott Brood – Ghost Gardens

Several things spring to mind when one thinks of veteran folk rockers Elliott Brood: steely acoustic guitar strums, banjos and lyrics that address more bygone Canadiana than a Pierre Berton book, with all of those lines sung in a twangy downhome delivery. What we fans of the Ontario alt-country troop … Continue reading