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February 5, 2020

There’s something delightfully cryptic about Terry Ohms, and not simply because for the past 15 years, literally starting with his first solo album whose title (“Terry Ohms Plays Wes McDonald”), he’s been recording high voltage, yet often soulful, rootsy and jangly-rhy...

February 1, 2020

A national treasure and iconic figure on multiple levels, musical and otherwise, George Winston has for the past 40 years blessed millions of fans with his far reaching ivory creativity while sharing the possibilities of what can happen when a single artist – inspired...

January 31, 2020

The recent sudden passing of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other beautiful souls has been a powerful reminder to millions that while tomorrow is never promised, what we do during the dash between the years of our birth and departure years is everything. It...

January 31, 2020

When I learned that Brooklyn based singer/songwriter Dave Yim – dba as Mount Hudson since his debut EP Sad & Silly in 2016 – started his musical life on classical piano and playing drums in rock bands, I had a hard time reconciling visions of those competing energies w...

January 24, 2020

If someone played tunes from Ruark’s debut album When You Coming Home for you without telling you they’re an emerging indie trio from South Arkansas, your ears might think you’ve stumbled onto some cool Bob Dylan bootlegs or – considering their overall swampy rawness –...

January 15, 2020

Rising to prominence with a Bronze Medal in the 1st USA International Harp Competition in her teens and debuting as concerto soloist at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center not long after, harp virtuoso Kirsten Agresta Copely has just about done it all in her multi-faceted...

January 12, 2020

Reviewers aren’t generally supposed to inject themselves into their objective write-ups of shows they see, but, in as delightful a manner as possible, veteran actors turned compelling retro-hipster club performers Al Sapienza and Deborah Rennard delightfully left me no...

January 2, 2020

The serendipitous story behind Ellen Edwards’ dynamic breakthrough EP A New York Session begins with her songwriting teacher, legendary country artist Suzy Bogguss, loving the Atlanta based singer-songwriter’s jazz-based material and hooking up her student with her for...

January 2, 2020

Flamenco guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist and musical visionary Dave Soldier has been blazing fascinating, culturally transcendent boundaries his whole life – from founding a string quartet that fused punk, classical and R&B to playing punk Delta Blues and st...

January 2, 2020

Though Amber Weekes’ spirited bio includes mention that her paternal grandparents ran a famed Harlem luncheonette where Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Lena Horne and Harry Belafonte hung out, there’s no back story necessary to appreciate the heartfelt, expansive arti...

January 2, 2020

In a world that’ increasingly crazy and chaotic, sometimes it’s necessary to take a step back, put on some wild and trippy retro-minded yet fresh furious and contemporary jazz fusion and realize, as Chicago’s multi-faceted ensemble Bonzo Squad reminds us, that There’s...

January 2, 2020

A native of New Orleans and big star in his longtime adopted home of the Dominican Republic, pop, R&B and jazz influenced vocalist Anthony Jefferson is keeping it real by calling his latest album All I Am.

Drawing on a wide range of influences and elements of his fascin...

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