Articles by: Doug Collette

Charlie Parr Provides Perfect Combo of Comfort & Speed On ‘Dog’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Now with a discography of fourteen albums, Charlie Parr is a bonafide contemporary bluesman who refuses to wallow in the downs he encounters. In fact, he uses the songs on Dog to cauterize the psychic ...

Continue Reading →

Grateful Dead-Dave’s Picks Volume 23: McArthur Court, University of Oregon, Eugene 1/22/78 (ALBUM REVIEW)

Each successive release in the Grateful Dead Dave’s Picks series has generated its own level of expectation, but there’s been an increasing level of anticipation since a wealth of work from recordist extraordinaire Betty Cantor-Jackson ...

Continue Reading →

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real Reconfigure Sound & Presentation On New Self Titled LP (ALBUM REVIEW)

Lukas Nelson and Promise of The Real features a kinder, gentler version of the band that barnstormed concert stages and so ably accompanied Neil Young in the studio the last few years. On this, their ...

Continue Reading →

Ian Felice Rewards The Ears On Debut Solo LP ‘In The Kingdom of Dreams’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Perpetually bedraggled, nothing but skin and bones, Ian Felice is hardly the picture of the titular leader of the band of brothers he fronts on stage with sibling James. But the initiative it takes to ...

Continue Reading →

Nick Lowe’s Discography Still Shines (VINTAGE STASH)

So it goes!?…Who would’ve thought the smart-ass purveyor of pure pop for now people would go on to an extended career that would morph into something of a musicological expedition? Nick Lowe produced the earliest ...

Continue Reading →

Larry Coryell and The Eleventh House Offer Keen Listening Demo With ‘Seven Secrets’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Larry Coryell and The Eleventh House’s Seven Secrets is a remarkable piece of work and it’s all the more impressive considering the sequence of events that led to its recording. The so-called ‘Godfather of Fusion’ ...

Continue Reading →

Paul Kelly’s ‘Life Is Fine’ Proves As Durable Any Of His Previous Work (ALBUM REVIEW)

Paul Kelly’s Life Is Fine may not rise and fall on the chime of electric guitars as loudly as his 2015 live double CD with Neil Finn Goin’ Your Way. But that collaboration must’ve inspired ...

Continue Reading →

I Was There When: The Who Ignited The Springfield (MA) Civic Center December 14, 1975

The setlist for this mid-December (12/14/75 to be exact) performance by the Who at the Springfield Civic Center in Massachusetts may look like a bountiful roster of hits, but it didn’t exactly come off that ...

Continue Reading →

Garcia and Mydland Shine At 7th Annual Grateful Dead Meet Up At The Movies: 7/12/89

It was worth attending the 7th Annual Grateful Dead Meet Up at the Movies if only for the first twenty minutes. With Jerry Garcia beaming wide and often and Brent Mydland singing (and smiling) with ...

Continue Reading →

Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders: ‘Garcia Live: Volume Nine – August 11th 1974 Keystone Berkeley’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The simpatico relationship between Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders is already well-documented—for starters, see Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings—but the audience’s demand for the fruits of their chemistry is proportionate to the chemistry ...

Continue Reading →

Example Skins

dark_red dark_navi dark_brown light_red light_navi light_brown

Primary Color

Link Color

Background Color

Background Patterns

pattern-1 pattern-2 pattern-3 pattern-4 pattern-5 pattern-6

Main text color