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Iron and Wine delivers awe inspiring cover of George Michael’s “One More Try”

• March 17, 2011

Mellow-acoustic artist Iron and Wine joins the ranks of musicians to prove George Michael songs can be made great – after you remove the ‘80s from them. Iron and Wine is actually the stage name of musician and prolific artist, Sam Beam. On tour and in the studio he regularly adds supplementary musicians he feels […]

Whitey Morgan and the 78’s tear Country back down to its roots

• March 15, 2011

Whitey Morgan and the 78’s are a band out of Flint, Mich. and they have a good rootsy style of Outlaw Country that brings the genre back down to its roots. If you’re used to the country more commonly heard on popular radio stations, you know nothing of what to expect from this group. Despite […]

Blues and Bluegrass should come together: Bluesgrass?

• March 12, 2011

As this blog implies, no two genres of music stoke my interest like Blues and Bluegrass. I do not seek to convince others to feel the same, but it is my pleasure to provide examples of them at their best to those willing to hear it in hopes they may come to agree. This is a tough […]

Amazingly simple, yet versatile percussion instrument can add a great sound to any circle

• February 22, 2011

For those not yet privy to its sound and application, I thought I’d introduce a sweet little acoustic percussion instrument known as the cajón. While playing percussion and guitar with some friends this past weekend, another friend of mine brought one of these curiously simple devices over and it added a very nice complimentary snare […]

Mumford & Sons and Avetts should have felt blessed; might have felt more like a curse

• February 14, 2011

When two of the tallest blades in the bluegrass prairie, Mumford and Sons and the Avett Brothers, heard they were going to be performing with Bob Dylan at this year’s Grammy Awards, they must have felt like the Sun was finally reaching them. Both acts came out with all they had – it was visible. […]