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Urgencies

Austin's Urgencies kicks out straight-ahead rock 'n' roll. Enthusiastic and a tad angsty, the foursome conveys a sense of constantly expiring time here on...

Anne Feeney

One of the reasons we learn history, teachers tell us, is so that we're not condemned to repeat it. The songs on Anne Feeney's new...

Five Times August

Brad Skistimas, the 24-year-old Dallasite who operates under the sweeping moniker Five Times August, recently released his second full-length effort, Brighter Side. And for a...

David “Honeyboy” Edwards

David "Honeyboy" Edwards is no longer in his prime, but he's still got the feel for the old-time, acoustic blues. Born into a sharecropper family...

Samuel James

Samuel James' version of the blues mixes tradition, sly humor, and a knowing wink with a steady, almost hypnotic acoustic beat. On Songs Famed...

Backside Pick

On its new seven-song album, Like I Do, Backside Pick delivers a tight, scholarly mix of sounds, including something reminiscent of a high school...

Jefferson Pepper

Influenced by Patti Smith, Nirvana, The Clash, Neil Young, John Prine, Johnny Cash, his factory-worker father, and coal-miner and farmer grandparents, Jefferson Pepper spent...

Tim Hensley

Tim Hensley's debut CD, Long Monday, has been a long time coming and is sure to stand as one of the best country-bluegrass releases...

John-Alex Mason

For more than one generation of fans, the blues "belonged" to old black men with slurred voices. White fans who cared at all celebrated the...

Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights

When this CD arrived on my desk, I have to admit I wanted to like the music. You gotta admire anyone self-deprecating enough to use...