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CD REVIEW: Comeback King by Brooks Maguire

The new nine song collection from Gulf Coast born singer/songwriter Brooks Maguire is his second in the last two years, the last being 2014’s The Road I Never Chose, and there’s little doubt that this is a singer and songwriter experiencing a late career peak that shows no signs of …

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CD REVIEW: The Tinker’s Dream by Chris Murphy

No one can accuse Chris Murphy of being a slacker. In the last year, Murphy’s released three full length studio albums solidifying his standing as one of the finest purveyors of Americana working today. The latest of these trio of albums, The Tinker’s Dream, stands to be ranked as the …

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CD REVIEW: New Orleans Bound by Little Diamonds

Luke LeBlanc, writing and recording under the stage name Little Diamonds, has released his second full length album entitled New Orleans Bound. This self-taught musician began playing music near this twelfth birthday and has since mastered a number of instruments while honing his act to incorporate nothing by original tunes …

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CD REVIEW: While Everything Is Now by Trey Connor

The debut solo release from Trey Connor marks this twenty year old’s true coming out party. The EP While Everything Is Now features six songs, all running less than four minutes, packed with guitar heroics, first class vocals, melody, and infectious pop energy. They are likewise characterized by astonishingly self-aware …

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CD REVIEW: Elixir by Erica Sunshine Lee

Erica Sunshine Lee, a self proclaimed “Georgia Gypsy”, has carved out quite a reputation in the country music community for her vocal and songwriter talents. She’s gotten her skill set over for obvious reasons, but an additional factor is her tireless commitment to keeping the fires burning with live appearances …

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CD REVIEW: StonerPop Self-titled EP

Based out of Louisiana, electro-pop duo StonerPop’s debut self-titled EP is as unique as a musical voyage as listeners are likely to take in 2016. The five track collection features Maudie Michelle on vocals while she shares musical arranging and songwriting chores with her artistic partner Jimmie Maneuva. The band’s …

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CD REVIEW: Dreams by Jesse Eplan

Some artists can and will do it all. Jesse Eplan is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer whose passion and skill set put him on a pedestal far above common American Idol groomed talents so prevalent in pop music today. There’s no pandering in this act – his latest single …

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CD REVIEW: VI by Go Time!

The Chicago based three piece Go Time! has released six albums since their 2009 debut Speak and the latest, VI, is their first since January 2015.Led by singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist Scott Niekelski, the band’s lineup is rounded off with Steve Grzenia on drums and Marco Marketti on bass …

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CD REVIEW: In This Together by Big Tribe

The three piece Big Tribe has a much wider creative and collaborative base than many outfits. The core three of singer/songwriter Peter Panyon, vocalist Bonnie Eyler, and Joe Heutte are unafraid to divvy up the artistic pie with numerous guests – thirty-two top flight musicians have lent their talents to …

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CD REVIEW: Build Your Own Empire by The Cavalry

The Cavalry, basically a one-man project of actor/musician/vocalist Tristan Jackson, performs in the Nashville Rock vein, that curious 21st century anagram of pop, Southern Rock, and a smattering of classic country sounds that has been the sole instrument-driven genre to hold a commercial line in this brave new world against …

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