Category: Reviews

Naomi Wachira: Song Of Lament (Doreli Music)

Naomi Wachira Song Of Lament (Doreli Music) The definition of the word “lament” is as follows: “a formal expression of sorrow or mourning, especially in verse or song; an elegy or dirge.” Kenyan-born, Seattle-based artist Naomi Wachira, chose to title…

Sonny Landreth: Recorded Live in Lafayette (Mascot)

Sonny Landreth Recorded Live in Lafayette (Mascot) Live albums often mark a pivotal point in an artist’s career and rank high among fan favorites. Louisiana slide guitar master Sonny Landreth returned to his home town for three shows at the…

Tunabunny: PCP Presents Alice in Wonderland, Jr. (HHBTM)

Tunabunny PCP Presents Alice in Wonderland, Jr. (HHBTM) With a title like ‘PCP Presents Alice in Wonderland, Jr.,’ you kind of know what you’re in for. Spread across two records, this 28-song, 75-minute opus is a pretty bold experiment for…

Lou DiBello: Heat Wave (Self-Released)

Lou DiBello Heat Wave (Self-Released) Lou DiBello has been a fixture on the stages around Central Illinois since the late 80s. His brand of classic rock and blues-influenced guitar playing and soloing have been an attraction, bringing in scores of…

Sammy Brue: I Am Nice (New West)

Sammy Brue I Am Nice (New West) It would be easy to simply dismiss Sammy Brue’s debut LP ‘I Am Nice’ as little more than a novelty. It’s the work of a 15-year-old, so naturally a raised eyebrow or two…

The Cake and the Rain By Jimmy Webb (St. Martin’s Press)

The Cake and the Rain By Jimmy Webb (St. Martin’s Press) Jimmy Webb is not a household name by current standards. Heck, few nowadays probably don’t know who he was/is. But, at one time, he was held in the highest…

Simple Minds: Acoustic In Concert (Eagle Rock)

Simple Minds Acoustic In Concert (Eagle Rock) Simple Minds may best be remembered in this country for their song that played out across the screen during the final shot of “The Breakfast Club,” but the band has an exhaustively large…

Heart: Alive in Seattle (Eagle Rock)

Heart Alive in Seattle (Eagle Rock) In 2002, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Heart took to the road once again for their “Summer of Love Tour.” The successful tour ended in the group’s hometown of Seattle at the iconic…

Kristin Hersh: Wyatt at the Coyote Palace (HHBTM/MVD)

Kristin Hersh Wyatt at the Coyote Palace (HHBTM) On November 11, 2016, indie queen Kristin Hersh released her ninth studio album, ‘Wyatt at the Coyote Palace.’ The album came with a book as she has done twice before. Then earlier…

Raiders of the Lost Ark: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Concord)

Raiders of the Lost Ark Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Concord) The theme for “Indiana Jones” must rank right up there with the theme to “Star Wars” as one of the most recognizable movie scores to ever be produced. Coincidently, they…