Category Archives: cd review

>CD review: Iron and Wine, "Kiss Each Other Clean"

>   In our last CD review, of the new Decemberists album, I wondered how the band’s longtime fans would react to their new sound. Well, I can ask the same question here, with Iron and Wine’s latest release, “Kiss Each … Continue reading

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>CD review: the Decemberists, "The King Is Dead"

>    My 17-year-old daughter and I both love the Decemberists, but I suspect for different reasons. She loves their wildly dramatic flair, their old-world story songs, and that British tone. I love all that too, but what gets me … Continue reading

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>CD review: Lori McKenna, "Lorraine"

>   It’s easy to hear the appeal of Lori McKenna’s songs to country music stars and fans: the trials and tribulations, thoughts and actions of her everyday characters are those that fill countless country songs.  Yet I certainly didn’t come … Continue reading

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>CD reviews: Lake Street Dive, Lucinda Black Bear, the Bowmans

>Lake Street Dive, “Lake Street Dive“   Band members Rachel Price, Michael Olson, Bridget Kearney and Michael Calabrese met at New England Conservatory, but don’t let that dissuade you from putting on this album and dancing around your living room because … Continue reading

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>CD reviews: Jess Yoakum, Dietrich Strause, Vickers Vimy

> Jess Yoakum, “This Quiet Mile” We first met Jess when she was gigging around Boston a few years ago. Her passionate, confessional lyrics drew us in, much like her musical influences Patty Griffin and Joni Mitchell. Since then Jess has … Continue reading

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>CD reviews: Mike & Ruthy, Kate Redgate, Deadly Gentlemen

>Mike & Ruthy, “Million to One”   We first took notice of Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar-Merenda when their previous band the Mammals covered Nirvana’s “Come As You Are” as a stripped-down, slowed-down folk blues. Now out on their own as … Continue reading

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>CD review: Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers

>  Gone Country… by way of Seattle ZOE MUTH &  THE LOST HIGH ROLLERS (Out now)   “Check out one of the best discoveries the EJB has made on the road…the great Zoe Muth!”This note by the Eilen Jewell Band on its … Continue reading

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