Bear Family’s fascinating, far-reaching 121-track Battleground Korea: Songs and Sounds of America’s Forgotten War presents such songs on four topical CDs: “Going to War Again,” “Somewhere in Korea,” “On the Homefront” and “Peace and Its Legacies.”
By Bruce Sylvester A perfect disc to get us in the mood for summer fun, 24-year-old George Ezra’s new Staying at Tamara’s (Columbia) is an upbeat follow-up to his 2014 debut Wanted on Voyage, which went gold in the U.S. …
Miranda Lambert’s tour helps homeless dogs.
by Bruce Sylvester Hmm. It’s been a good year for Americana and roots music. Let’s look back on some worthy discs – some by big stars, some by barely known people. (There were so many strong albums that an article …
The 2018 Blues Images’ wall calendar (with CD) and is out. I’s a pleasure – and an education too – for those of us who love early recorded blues.
Jessi Colter’s perceptive autobiography candidly relives her years of marriage to country outlaw hero Waylon Jennings.
by Bruce Sylvester Hmm. Tis the season to be reminiscing about cool discs that came our way over the course of 2016 – some by stars, some by people who aren’t well known at all. The year began with Lucinda …
Blues Images’ new 2017 wall calendar/CD brings back yesteryear’s blues.
Todd Snider has a CD coming by his alter ego, Elmo Buzz.
Bob Dylan’s new “Fallen Angels” (like his previous “Shadows in the Night”) turns to the Great American Songbook.