14-song Setlist (Columbia/Legacy) holds its own compared to its predecessors
Bluegrass has always been an influence on Dierks Bentley’s contemporary country sound, usually in subtle ways
Forced to choose between artistry and a contract, singer-songwriter Lynne opts to strike out on her own
Goldmine’s deepest sympathies to the family and friends of 5th Dimension manager Marcus Melvin Gordon, Kiss manager Bill Aucoin and Lynyrd Skynyrd backup singer Deborah Jo White, Charles “Melvin” Lewis, Lonnie W. Heard and others
The title of Shelby Lynne’s “Tears, Lies, and Alibis” signals the theme of her latest album: freshly lost love, the betrayal and confusion that precedes it, and the anger and loneliness that follows.
A television journalist gives up a career in broadcasting to open a record store that thrives on its diversity
In certain circles, the name Chris Darrow still carries a certain cachet. At least it does with Jimmy Page. It’s been said that the Led Zeppelin guitarist once remarked that Darrow’s late-’60s group Kaleidoscope, remembered mostly as “world beat” pioneers with an acid-country bent, was his “favorite band of all time.”
Farewell to Estelle Bennett of the Ronettes, country singer Molly Bee, jazz singer Blossom Dearie, punk rocker Lux Interior and steel guitarist Tom Brumley.