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Articles by: Doug Collette

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood Marks Rhythmic Return To Form On ‘Barefoot in the Head’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s Barefoot in the Head is a marked return to form following personnel shifts in the band over the last two years. The album may not resound so loudly as the group’s ...

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7th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies Features Never Before Seen RFK Stadium 7/12/89

In recognition of what would have been Jerry Garcia’s 75th birthday, friends and fellow Dead Heads will be able to simultaneously commiserate and celebrate in cinemas nationwide for the 7th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the ...

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Grateful Dead- Dave’s Picks Volume 22 – Felt Forum 12/7/71 (ALBUM REVIEW)

In his essay within the booklet enclosed in Dave’s Picks Volume 22,  the editor of The Grateful Dead Almanac and Sirius XM radio host Gary Lambert writes with informed but casual erudition in describing how ...

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Boris Garcia Presents Enlightening Chops on ‘Around Some Corner’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

For anyone who can’t take Boris Garcia seriously based on the band’s tongue-in-cheek name, the presence of Railroad Earth’s Tim Carbone should validate the premise of the group as well as the music of  Around ...

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Tedeschi Trucks Band, Wood Brothers, Hot Tuna Make ‘Wheels of Soul’ Tour Stop in Vermont (SHOW REVIEW)

The Wood Brothers just about stole the show on the Vermont stop of this summer’s ‘Wheels of Soul’ Tour. Illustrating how they’ve come to perfect the mix of their original material, the threesome were alternately ...

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Blackberry Smoke Collaborates With Bob Weir On ‘An Evening at TRI’ (DVD REVIEW)

Blackberry Smoke elevates its musicianly credibility with An Evening At TRI. If the band has proven anything with the rise in their public profile over the last year or so, it’s that the group relishes ...

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Midnight North Offer Timeless West Coast Vocals on ‘Under the Lights’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Midnight North’s Under The Lights is, like the work of many a fledgling artist, a step ahead in the process of assimilating their influences en route to conceiving a personal voice and style. As transparently ...

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Bob Dylan and His Band Speak Volumes at Vermont’s The Green at Shelburne Museum (SHOW REVIEW)

Bob Dylan and his band played a brilliant show on the Green at Shelburne Museum on June 20th. In an expansive choice of material, every song seemed to have meaning for the Nobel Laureate and, ...

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Matthew Sweet Keeps The Power in Pop Humming on ‘Tomorrow Forever’ (INTERVIEW)

In the realm of contemporary power pop, Matthew Sweet distinguishes himself from peers like Tommy Keene and Marshall Crenshaw by emphasizing the power, not the pop. After all, Sweet’s most famous record, 1991’s Girlfriend, echoed ...

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‘Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan’ Gives New Weathered Voice To Renowned Songs (ALBUM REVIEW)

Willie Nile’s self-composed material hasn’t always measured up to his impassioned performances, so an album of cover material was probably inevitable. Still, he couldn’t have chosen a more fitting source of inspiration than he does ...

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