Lucinda Williams’ ‘Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone’ is an expection to the rule of double albums being full of filler. This one is all killer.
We review a previously unheard, chin-wagging find from Bob Dylan and the Band’s forthcoming ‘Basement Tapes Complete.’
Jerry Garcia returns to the Grateful Dead staple “They Love Each Other” on a new archival release – and we hear this song again, as it once was.
The Band’s fun run through Allen Toussaint’s soul-lifting “You See Me” underscored an often-forgotten portion of their inestimable legacy.
Kami Thompson leads the Thompson family band through a country-pop romp called “Careful.”
‘The New Basement Tapes’ finally live up to their dizzying promise with Rhiannon Giddens’ darkly contoured reading of “Spanish Mary.”
Luke Reynolds returns with a funky Memphis shuffle boasting both a hint of J.J. Cale and a dash of Mark Knopfler.
We review the initial take on Bob Dylan and the Band’s “Lo and Behold,” when the song was still loose and not quite fully formed.
“The River Hymn” tries to answer questions raised on the Band’s ‘Cahoots,’ offering one of Levon Helm’s prettiest vocals along the way.
Lloyd Cole strikes a smart balance between what he once was, and what he’s become.