Category: Reviews

Dennis Johnson

Revelation

Booda Lee

Crackerjack slide guitarist Dennis Johnson continues to venture outside of his roots-oriented comfort zone, this time for a smooth set of mostly blues-rock that’s heavy on tone, articulation and groove.

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Peter Rowan

Calling You From My Mountain

Rebel

Peter Rowan continues distilling his mostly bluegrass essence on “Calling You From My Mountain,” his second studio release for the venerable Rebel Records label.

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Jack Broadbent

Ride

Crows Feet

Sometimes an album just fires on all cylinders: singing, songwriting, instrumentation and engineering. That’s precisely what Jack Broadbent has achieved with his fifth full-length album.

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Aaron Ross and the Peach Leaves

Swan Songs, Vol. One

Dowd

This easy-rolling collaboration between two established Northern California acts — Grass Valley’s Aaron Ross and Nevada City’s Farrow and the Peach Leaves — proves that there’s musical gold in them thar foothills.

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The Flatlanders

Treasure of Love

Rack ’em

When Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock — collectively, The Flatlanders — laid down bare-bones versions of these songs over the past decade or so, they thought they were doing it just for pleasure.

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