Articles by: Doug Collette

Kamasi Washington Delivers Vigorous & Freewheeling Performance to Vermont (SHOW REVIEW)

Kamasi Washington’s two-hour performance at Higher Ground on November 17th wasn’t exactly a carbon copy of his much anticipated, but ultimately disappointing June appearance during the Burlington Discover Jazz Fest, but it was close. It ...

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Davy Knowles Performs With Almost Unrivaled Intensity & Dexterity at Higher Ground (SHOW REVIEW)

There’s an old adage that states ‘familiarity breeds contempt,” but that truism certainly does not apply to Davy Knowles and his Vermont followers. The one about word-of-mouth being the best publicity certainly does though: on ...

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Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd and the Monsters Perseveres In Ever Changing Rock Landscape (INTERVIEW)

There’s no understating how down to earth is Todd Park Mohr. As evinced in his conversation with Doug Collette, THE ‘Big Head’ of Big Head Todd and the Monsters is anything but an egotist. In ...

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Big Head Todd and The Monsters Go Extensive On 11th LP ‘New World Arisin’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Big Head Todd and The Monsters’ 2014 album Black Beehive radiated a sense of the self- discovery no doubt sourced in 100 Years of  Robert Johnson, their homage to a blues icon from three years ...

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KIMOCK Makes One Of 2017’s Finest With ‘Satellite City’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Steve Kimock has amassed an impressive resume during the course of a varied career to which he adds significantly with Satellite City, quite like one of the year’s best albums. Having toured with the post-Garcia ...

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KIMOCK Ventures Into The Deep End On ‘Satellite City’ – An Interview with Steve Kimock

Much like he slowly unfurls the guitar passages he plays, Steve Kimock collects his thoughts carefully, patiently and precisely when he talks. As a result, his account of the sequence of events leading up to ...

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Joan Oborne Reinterprets Classics On ‘Songs of Bob Dylan’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

It doesn’t require a great voice like Joan Osborne’s to do justice to Bob Dylan’s songs. But it does call for a clear vision in choosing the material as well as an equally lucid concept ...

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Liam Gallagher Preserves His Brit Pop Flair On ‘As You Were’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Like like a British version of the Robinson Brothers who founded the Black Crowes and oversaw a tumultuous career for those southern rockers, the two Gallagher siblings who fronted Oasis have continued to bicker even ...

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Jackie Greene Comes Full Circle With Self Produced/Engineered EP ‘The Modern Lives Vol. 1’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Jackie Greene comes full-circle with his self-produced and engineered EP The Modern Lives Vol. 1. His early records were somewhat derivative efforts released on a small label, before the California native embarked on a variety ...

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The Replacements ‘For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986’ Proves Vital, Poignant & Enduring (ALBUM REVIEW)

Having languished in the vault for some three decades is a sonic picture of consistency the group rarely conjured up. Past a certain point in their career, concerts by the Replacements became a crap-shoot as ...

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