Category: Once more with feeling

Eilen Jewell: Down Hearted Blues (Signature Sounds)

Eilen Jewell Down Hearted Blues (Signature Sounds) Mining for treasure into the depths of great American blues and roos songs, Eilen Jewell strikes gold with her seventh album ‘Down Hearted Blues.’ The Boise, Idaho singer/songwriter and her trio lead by…

Sarah Rogo: Live at Lestat’s West (Funzalo)

Sarah Rogo Live at Lestat’s West (Funzalo) “Dark as night and bright as any day…. These are the blues” sings songstress and slide guitarist Sarah Rogo, on her debut live release – ‘Live at Lestat’s West.’ Rogo is the most…

Jeff Buckley: Last Goodbye: Radio Broadcast 1995 (Laser/MVD)

Jeff Buckley Last Goodbye: Radio Broadcast 1995 (Laser/MVD) Occasionally, a musician will come along and grace us with his or her presence for a short period of time and leave an everlasting impression. Jimi Hendrix immediately comes to mind, or…

U-Men: Self-Titled [Box Set] (Sub Pop)

U-Men Self-Titled [Box Set] (Sub Pop) Let’s just get this out of the way upfront. The U-Men weren’t a grunge band of the 1990s. They weren’t even a band in the ’90s. The U-Men was a concoction of Captain Beefheart…

Jane’s Addiction: Ritual De Lo Habitual Alive At 25 (Cleopatra Records/ Sonic Films)

Jane’s Addiction Ritual De Lo Habitual Alive At 25 (Cleopatra Records/ Sonic Films) Jane’s Addiction recorded two albums—1988’s ‘Nothing Shocking’ and 1990’s ‘Ritual de lo Habitual’—before calling it quits…then getting back together…then breaking up again…and getting back together…you get the…

Jimmy Reed: Mr. Luck: The Complete Vee-Jay Singles (Craft)

Jimmy Reed Mr. Luck: The Complete Vee-Jay Singles (Craft) One of the most influential, and often forgotten, blues musicians who influenced rock & roll artists such as the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Sly and the Family Stone, Etta James, and…

Bruce Springsteen: Max’s Kansas City 1973 (Zip City)

Bruce Springsteen Max’s Kansas City 1973 (Zip City) In 1973 Bruce Springsteen was a fledgling musician who had just released his debut album ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.’ and to promote the record his label, Columbia Records, scheduled a radio…

Lucinda Williams: This Sweet Old World (Highway 20/Thirty Tigers)

Lucinda Williams This Sweet Old World (Highway 20/Thirty Tigers) In 1998, celebrated singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams had her coming out party when she took home the Best Contemporary Folk Album Grammy for her masterpiece ‘Car Wheels on a Gravel Road.’ However,…

Dan Wilson: Re-Covered (Big Deal)

Dan Wilson Re-Covered (Big Deal) Dan Wilson is probably best known by most as the front man for Semisonic, and Trip Shakespeare before that. But, he’s been anything but taking it easy since Semisonic stopped recording and touring in 2001….

The Raspberries: Pop Art Live (Omnivore)

The Raspberries Pop Art Live (Omnivore) England may have had Badfinger, but we had The Raspberries. Up there with Big Star and the Hollies in terms of their lasting influence and simply how tragically underrated each band ultimately was, in…

Alex Chilton: A Man Called Destruction (Omnivore)

Alex Chilton A Man Called Destruction (Omnivore) Throughout his solo career, Alex Chilton was in the unenvious position of having to compete with his work in Big Star. Despite only putting out a few albums, Big Star, even decades later,…