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Music Reviews

This is the all-encompassing section to review anything music-related.

The Bluesbones photo Tim Janssens

The BluesBones – ‘Chasing Shadows’ and Capturing Fans

There is a familiarity to 'Chasing Shadows' that put us right at home from the very first. But then we played it again, and again, and discovered new delights each time.
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Kerri Powers Shares Her Essence on ‘Starseeds’

Powers has crafted a straight-forward album with an honesty and intensity that makes it feel huge.
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Have Mercy: The Gospel According to Paul Cauthen

On tour this summer, including five opening nights for Shakey Graves, Paul Cauthen is a don't miss act, and 'Have Mercy' is a must have EP.
The-Sheepdogs photo courtesy of the artist

The Sheepdogs Are ‘Changing Colours’

The Sheepdogs cross a lot of lines, and in doing so open a lot of doors. And behind those doors is a great Canadian band that’s coming to your town to help you party down.

Fantastic Negrito Is True to His Voice with ‘Please Don’t Be Dead’

'Please Don’t Be Dead' works because it sounds so natural. Every song sounds just how it should be...

Dan McKinnon Gives Us Blues with a Groove on ‘The Cleaner’

Great blues is about the groove, not the guitar solo. On 'The Cleaner,' Toronto’s own Dan McKinnon shows a great understanding of that concept.

Ally Venable Steps Up on ‘Puppet Show’

Venable is the real deal. 'Puppet Show' would be a mature album for someone twice her age.
CeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion

CeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion Give it All For ‘#5or5000’

Soul Kamotion defies genrefication. Their blues, soul, and gospel roots extend out into a lavish coppice of musical pageantry.

The Devon Allman Project Lights Up The Music Instrument Museum

Devon spoke about how the fans really helped ease the pain since his father Gregg's passing saying, “Many thanks, right from the heart.”
Jeff Jensen Band 2018

‘Wisdom & Decay’ From Jeff Jensen: His Most Soulful Yet

These years of living in Memphis, and absorbing all the city has to give have touched Jensen's soul. In turn, 'Wisdom & Decay' has touched ours.
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