Monthly Archives: July 2016

Tracy Nelson – Deep Are The Roots

   On the cover of Tracy Nelson’s first album, she’s posing on a stoop in a leather jacket with a guitar case almost as big as she is. She looks like she’s about sixteen. Over the years, she hasn’t gotten … Continue reading

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Jimmy Reed – Classic!

   Jimmy Reed wrote a lot of songs that are so on the money that it seems like they have been around forever. They’re simple and straightforward and chug along, while he drawls out the vocals and whines on harmonica. … Continue reading

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Tete! – Tete Montoliu

   He always had the touch. You can tell it’s him in a couple of notes. Strong, solid, clear. He played the piano like he invented it himself and wanted to show you how beautiful it sounded. He knew where … Continue reading

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John Phillip Sousa – The Mustache King

   No, I meant the March King, but he does have some lively mustaches. On this holiday weekend, I don’t need to make any excuses for playing some Sousa. If I had my way, I would play him a lot … Continue reading

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