Various Artists

Beautiful Dreamer:
The Songs of Stephen Foster

American Roots Publishing

Unbelievably, there’s never been an album tribute to Stephen Foster. But American Roots Publishing (more than a record label, the nonprofit organization seeks to “develop, nurture and protect artistic diversity within the distinct regions of the United States of America”) has solved that problem.

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Delta Moon

Goin’ Down South

Deep Rush

Someone finally did it.

They created a band with two slide guitarists. But unlike double-lead-guitar groups such as the Allmans, Skynyrd or the Outlaws, Delta Moon doesn’t employ the note-for-note unison technique. The sliders play their notes in between each other’s, creating a strange polyrhythm with a unique effect on the central nervous system. Occasionally, they’ll cross paths, and that’s when the fun begins.

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The Last Roundup


Finally, the extensively bootlegged 1977 concert, recorded at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium during Poco’s “Indian Summer” tour, is officially released.

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Backdoor Men

Mohawk Combover 

Handsome Productions

All right, punk. You better get over here and listen to this reunion album by the notorious Backdoor Men. What’s that? You never heard of ’em? Where you been, livin’ under a rock or somethin’?

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Larry Coryell


Favored Nations Cool

Recorded in the studio in 2002 while on tour in Germany, and originally released in that country last year on In+Out Records, this set finds Coryell in good company: drummer Paul Wertico and bassist Marc Egan (both of whom were sidemen for Pat Metheny, although separately).

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