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Ross Hammond – Follow Your Heart (2017)

Ross Hammond – Follow Your Heart (2017)

A back-to-basics record that flows forth with natural ease, ‘Follow Your Heart’ is Ross Hammond practicing what he’s preaching with the title.

The Wood Brothers – Live At The Barn (2017)

The Wood Brothers – Live At The Barn (2017)

On ‘Live At The Barn,’ The Wood Brothers brought Little Feat attitude with Taj Mahal worldliness and soul to Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble Woodstock barn last summer.

Tom Wilmeth Explores Bob Dylan’s Impact on ‘Sound Bites: A Lifetime of Listening’

Tom Wilmeth Explores Bob Dylan’s Impact on ‘Sound Bites: A Lifetime of Listening’

Bob Dylan is revealed as something of a touchstone in ‘Sound Bites: A Lifetime of Listening,’ the fascinating new book by Something Else! contributor Tom Wilmeth.

David Philips, “Washes Over Me” (2016): Something Else! sneak peek

David Philips, “Washes Over Me” (2016): Something Else! sneak peek

A precursor of what’s next in store from UK-born/Spanish-residing David Phillips, “Washes Over Me” is a back-to-basics excursion from a guy who isn’t prone to stray far from the basics to start with.

Seth Walker – Gotta Get Back (2016)

Seth Walker – Gotta Get Back (2016)

Think of ‘Gotta Get Back’ more as Walker’s renewal of his vows to the family and sweet, soulful roots music that made him who he is.

Unreleased Songs by Bob Dylan: Gimme Five

Unreleased Songs by Bob Dylan: Gimme Five

Let’s start a conversation about how the addition of just one more song might have changed the fate of several Bob Dylan albums.

Lucinda Williams – The Ghosts of Highway 20 (2016)

Lucinda Williams – The Ghosts of Highway 20 (2016)

Once again Lucinda Williams excels at making her pain, perseverance and hope relatable to ours, like few others can.

The Beatles, “I’ll Follow the Sun” from Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “I’ll Follow the Sun” from Beatles for Sale (1964): Deep Beatles

Tellingly, Paul McCartney still occasionally performs the Beatles’ “I’ll Follow the Sun” in concert. It’s an important stepping stone in his artistic development.

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2015 (Non-Jazz): Van Hunt, Toto, Richard Page, J.D. Souther

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2015 (Non-Jazz): Van Hunt, Toto, Richard Page, J.D. Souther

Preston Frazier’s Non-Jazz Best of 2015 list also includes Shemekia Copeland, Grupo Fantasma, Luke Reynolds, Public Service Broadcasting, the Westies and others.

David Wiffen – Coast to Coast Fever (1973): Forgotten Series

David Wiffen – Coast to Coast Fever (1973): Forgotten Series

When the world around us grows quiet, there is no better company than an album like the deeply underrated David Wiffen’s ‘Coast to Coast Fever.’