I’m not sure that this shouldn’t be a WTF Wednesday entry instead of a One Track Mind, but Alestorm has a long and sordid history of strange cover songs.
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When Chris Biesterfeldt set out to make the mandolin record which became Urban Mandolin, he used a small combo but outsized ambitions.
You might, with so many deep blues connections, expect 15-year-old Louisiana guitar prodigy Matthew Davidson’s new single to sound rootsy and raw. Instead, he draws in sounds and textures from a stirringly broad musical spectrum.
The decades have changed everything about this song. Once a paean, at least for me, of youth-bound angst — about dreams deferred for the drudgery (the tragedy!) of homework — it’s now shot through with real regret.
The initial reaction, and it’s perfectly reasonable, might be that we hardly need another version of this blooze-rocking Sammy Hagar concert staple. Journey’s Neal Schon provides a new wrinkle
Here’s one of those singles that, in a perfect world, would have grasped the charts everywhere and transformed Teddy and the Pandas into the big stars they should have been.
After releasing two EPs, Canary has gotten it gender-bending brand of blues-rocking menace down to a coiled science. Take “Let Down Your Guard,” a track that first hits you in the solar plexus
Willie Nelson has already issued three new albums since signing last year with Legacy. An And Friends project might seem like the least interesting yet.
Old-line Hall and Oates fans who may been less interested in John Oates’ more overtly country-inflected side trips of late, take heart: “Pushing a Rock Uphill” finds him returning to a tangy R&B vibe.
This is the title track for a sophomore release that’s been five years – and a lifetime – in the making. Twice, guitarist Joel August has put his dreams for becoming a musician on hold.