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Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 (Rock + Roots): David Crosby, John Oates, Lloyd Cole

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 (Rock + Roots): David Crosby, John Oates, Lloyd Cole

David Crosby, John Oates, Robert Plant, Lloyd Cole and Jackson Browne are among those on Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 list for rock and roots albums.

The Band, “Christmas Must Be Tonight” (1977): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Christmas Must Be Tonight” (1977): Across the Great Divide

The Band’s perhaps too ambitious “Christmas Must Be Tonight” never became the seasonal favorite it should have been.

Butch Walker, “21+” from Afraid of Ghosts (2015): One Track Mind

Butch Walker, “21+” from Afraid of Ghosts (2015): One Track Mind

You might expect a rootsy track called “21+” to focus on hell raising in a fictional saloon. Butch Walker does something different.

Mike Farris – Shine For All The People (2014)

Mike Farris – Shine For All The People (2014)

Mike Farris is a mix of Al Green, Richard Manuel, Wilson Pickett – and more.

One Track Mind: Jesse Winchester, “All That We Have Is Now” (2014)

One Track Mind: Jesse Winchester, “All That We Have Is Now” (2014)

A ringing reminder of his ability to inspire, in good times and those decidedly worse.

Something Else! sneak peek: Bruce Hornsby, “Life in the Psychotropics” from Solo Concerts (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Bruce Hornsby, “Life in the Psychotropics” from Solo Concerts (2014)

After a period of exploring roots music, Hornsby takes a bold step.

Seth Walker – Sky Still Blue (2014)

‘Sky Still Blue’ shows the benefits of Walker’s continual tweaking of his sound and it’s paid off in this completely solid album of roots music.

Chuck E. Weiss – Red Beans and Weiss (2014)

I’ll say it right now: Red Beans and Weiss is the perfect album for the year 2014.

Ronnie Lane and Slim Chance – Ooh La La: An Island Harvest (2014)

Ronnie Lane and Slim Chance – Ooh La La: An Island Harvest (2014)

A long-awaited and much-anticipated musical collection has come to fruition in the form of Ooh La La: An Island Harvest from the late Ronnie Lane and his ironically named early-1970s group Slim Chance.

Something Else! sneak peek: Tommy Malone, “You May Laugh” from Poor Boy (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Tommy Malone, “You May Laugh” from Poor Boy (2014)

Tommy Malone might forever be known as a founder and frontman for the widely admired subdudes, but as he reminded us last year with his first solo effort in ages, Natural Born Days,