Howard Simon Bares his Soul on Visitors

Visitors Howard Simon Independent Release, 2017 Reviewed by Cathal Croft Howard Simon has put together a collection of carefully crafted, and well … [Read more...]

The Real McKenzies Return with Two Devils Will Talk

Two Devils Will Talk The Real McKenzies Fat Wreck Chords, 2017 The Real McKenzies have been at this Celtic Punk thing for 25 years now and like … [Read more...]

Jason Andrew Brown’s View of Americana

Jason Andrew Brown Jason Andrew Brown Independent Release, 2017 There's something about the midwest that helps to develop compelling songwriters. … [Read more...]

Tim Houlihan – Another Orion

Another Orion Tim Houlihan Independent Release, 2016 Tim Houlihan has a soft denim creased voice, accompanied with a crisp acoustic guitar and … [Read more...]

Southern Culture on the Skids Look inward with The Electric Pinecones

The Electric Pinecones Southern Culture on the Skids Kudzu Records. 2016 Southern Culture on the Skids, house band for the perpetual house party, … [Read more...]

Brothers in Farms the Best Album You’ll Hear This Month

Brothers in Farms Steve 'N' Seagulls Spinefarm Records, 2016 Sometimes a joke can get out of hand and take on a life of it's own. Revolutions, 3 am … [Read more...]

Celtic Thunder Returns

Legacy Volume Two Celtic Thunder Legacy Recordings, 2016 Celtic Thunder is back with another great CD/DVD combo document, less than a year after … [Read more...]

Athena is Ready For the Sun

Ready For the Sun, Pt.1 Athena Independent Release, 2016 Athena found herself in Los Angeles working on this project with producer Ethan Allen … [Read more...]

Celebrating 50 years of The Grateful Dead

The Best of Fare Thee Well Celebrating 50 years of  The Grateful Dead Rhino, 2016 Disc One opens with the Phil Lesh led “Box of Rain,” and is more … [Read more...]

Todd Apfel’s MidWestern Mindset

Reflections Todd Apfel Independent Release, 2015 by Cathal Croft The midwest's own Todd Apfel writes and perfoms spare and austere poppy folk, … [Read more...]