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NICK A. ZAINO III
| April 29, 2011
Justin Townes Earle fights the family tree
No one wants to stand in the shadow of his famous family.
No country for young men
| December 17, 2010
Review: Justin Townes Earle | Harlem River Blues
On this his third album, Justin Townes Earle is determined to shoo away any lingering apple-doesn't-fall-far-from-tree comparisons.
| September 10, 2010
Steve Earle | Townes
In case it wasn't clear already, Steve Earle idolizes Townes Van Zandt, the Texas singer-songwriter who died in 1997 after decades of soul-shaking music and life-obliterating demons.
New West (2009)
| May 08, 2009
Going down the road
When John Paul comes to Slainte in a couple weeks, he'll be returning to the Portland scene where he got his start in the biz,
John Paul brings Belmont Boulevard back to Maine
| April 01, 2009
When I first get Joan Baez on the phone, my burning question is what she thinks of the upcoming presidential election.
At 67, Joan Baez is more diamonds than rust
| October 27, 2008
On the racks
Nelly Furtado, Frank Black, Pearl Jam, Fatboy Slim, and Luna.
| October 27, 2008
In the hegemony of mid-’80s mega-rock-star benefits, Farm Aid stands as the American blue-collar uncle to Live Aid’s international whiz kid.
Farm Aid crops up in Massachusetts
| September 16, 2008
Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush aren’t afraid to get a little goofy for the sake of a laugh.
Love on the Inside | Mercury Nashville
| August 04, 2008
Welcome to Shangri-La
The first annual Shangri-La Festival, which will be held at the Fairgrounds in Blue Hill boasts an impressive lineup that spans generations and genres.
Maine's newest music fest begins Friday in Blue Hill
| July 30, 2008
Working with producer Buddy Miller, Moorer takes an approach opposite to Lynne’s on the stripped-down Lovin’ , giving each track its own distinct personality.
Mockingbird | New Line
| February 26, 2008
Show and tell
After a brief late-December break from the usual boatload of good shows, the flood picks up right where it left off in early January.
A whole new year of live music
| January 04, 2008
Boxed and ready
The cream of the season’s CD/DVD crop
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| December 14, 2007
This is Steve Earle’s big hug to his new home town, New York City, and his new wife (his seventh), country singer Allison Moorer.
Washington Square Serenade | NewWest
| October 15, 2007
Revving it up
The Wrong Reasons have mustered a gallant comeback, and this time it’s for all the right reasons.
The Wrong Reasons tough it out; plus, Machines with Magnets
| September 04, 2007
Having more fun
By the time Car Wheels on a Gravel Road came out, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris, and Tom Petty had all recorded Williams’s songs.
Lucinda Williams goes West
| February 13, 2007
John Mellencamp spent his last two studio albums in experimental mode, inviting Chuck D and India.Arie aboard 2001’s Cuttin’ Heads and digging into unvarnished country blues on ’03’s Trouble No More .
Freedom's Road | Universal
| January 29, 2007
Solomon Burke’s no stranger to Nashville. Music city dos: Where to go in Nashville. By Ted Drozdowski
There’s more to the Music City than Alan Jackson and Toby Keith
| January 24, 2007
And three more boxes
Among post-punk offshoots, perhaps the hardest to define is “goth.”
Gift ideas for the music fan on your list
| December 12, 2006
Dave Howard rolls on
For as long as we’ve known him, Dave Howard and his band the High Rollers have been exploring the fertile turf linking the blues and R&B, with forays into rock and roll.
New country disc! New gig with Roomful of Blues!
| September 26, 2006
Parsons’s influence is pervasive, from the Stones to Elvis Costello, Uncle Tupelo, and Wilco.
The country-rock gospel of Gram Parsons
| August 03, 2006
Waiting for the Sun
Ganging up on the Sun gets caught between adventurous and jones-fulfilling and feels like an album in search of an identity.
Guster can’t quite keep it together
| June 07, 2006
You can’t say a guy who blasts out of the starting gate with a song called “Kill My Landlord” and, then, eight years later, comes up with a riveting, darkly humorous rap titled “5 Million Ways To Kill a CEO” doesn’t have murder on his mind.
The Coup pick a bigger weapon
| May 16, 2006
Marah at T.T.’s
So much positive ink has been spilled over Marah that you half expect them to leave tracks on their way in and out of a club.
In the city again
| January 18, 2006
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