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Return Of The Delta Lady     Leon Russell wrote “Delta Lady” for his girlfriend Rita Coolidge, the beautiful Cherokee with the silky warm sensuous voice that captivated a generation. Coolidge, 7...

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Hoboken Plumber     For the past 30 years, Gene Turonis has been known around Hoboken as The Singing Plumber. He’d carry around his wrench by day and, as Gene D. Plumber, his guitar at night. ...

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Metal From The Dark Side   In the 1990s, Norwegian black metal pioneers Emperor stretched its genre perimeters in an effort to transcend its limited appeal. Vegard Sverre Tveitan, known as Ihsahn, almos...

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Dylan Jazz     Life Is Brief:  The Music Of Bob Dylan (Green Mind Records), by Indianapolis-based guitarist Charlie Ballantine, proves that The Bard’s melodies are good enough to stand wi...

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Houston’s Mighty Orq     He needs no band. The Mighty Orq, from Houston, has been entertaining solo since 2002. He’s recorded seven CDs but seeing him live is an experience you won’t soon forg...

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Athletic Jazz     Taking their cue from Talking Heads, More Songs About Error And Shame (self-released with the help of the Canadian Arts Council) by Peripheral Vision, is a an all-original seve...
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A Real Life Atlantis     There’s no telling where the music of Toronto drummer/composer/producer Robert Diack will go. Underwater would be a start. His self-released Lost Villages was named af...

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Long Tall Deb and Colin John     The “Lungs” of the late Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt is the only cover on the exquisite Dragonfly (VizzTone) by Long Tall Deb and Colin John. The follow-up ...

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Steve Earle: Political Animal   “I’ve been fortunate enough to meet most of my musical heroes,” said Steve Earle from the stage of the MusikFest Café in Bethlehem, Pa., “and only two of ‘em were assholes....
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