Daniel Donato

A Young Man’s Country

13J/Cosmic Country

There are basically two kinds of old-school country rock: the kind that features pedal steel guitar weighted equally with lead electric, and the kind with just electric guitar. Daniel Donato’s self-described “21st-century cosmic country” version falls into the latter camp.

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Dave Alvin

From an Old Guitar

Yep Roc

Over the past few years, Dave Alvin’s been busying himself with side projects: a pair of buddy albums with his fellow Blaster and brother Phil, as well as one with Jimmie Dale Gilmore; and a mostly instrumental effort by The Third Mind, a group he put together with members of Camper Van Beethoven, Counting Crows and Better Than Ezra.

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Dave Miller

Dave Miller

Tompkins Square

With his eponymous, second solo album, Dave Miller—a Chicago by way of New York by way of Chicago guitarist—has realized his crowning glory.

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Green Leaf Rustlers

From Within Marin

Silver Arrow

As far back as Foamfoot, a 1994 ensemble thrown together for one show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, singer Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes has shown a penchant for covering classic rock songs.

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Harry Nilsson

Losst and Founnd

Omnivore

A quarter-century after his death and nearly 40 years after his last album, Harry Nilsson still can do no wrong.

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