Elizabeth Cook’s country-music pedigree is honorable. Her father learned to play country in a federal pen during a stint for moonshining. Funny, perceptive and wholesomely carnal, her Welder draws its title from her dad’s post-parole line of business. Maybe she’s welding words and ideas together.
Surprise Me Mr. Davis are smart pop rockers whose new EP’s title “That Man Eats Morning For Breakfast” gives you an idea of the phrases they come up with
Like his father Bob did on “Farewell Angelina,” Jakob Dylan can set a love song amid an apocalypse. Check out his sophomore solo venture, roots rock “Women + Country”
by Bruce Sylvester — Alejandro Escovedo in concert, with backup singer/guitarist David Pulkingham, is as intense as any two-man performance can be.
by Bruce Sylvester — Right now I’m digging into Patsy Cline’s 50-track Sweet Dreams: The Complete Decca Studio Masters 1960-1963 (Hip-O Select/Geffen/Universal) …