Articles by: Jim Hynes

Ben Dickey and Others Shine on Soundtrack To “Blaze: Original Cast Recording” (ALBUM REVIEW)

This is the third leg of the stool. Readers of this site have seen the film review by James Roberts and an interview with Ethan Hawke also conducted by James Roberts. Ah, maybe this is ...

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Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters Harmonize For The Good Cause on Self-Titled Debut (ALBUM REVIEW)

This self-titled debut brings us seven ladies who take their cue from the mythic worker who labored in the factories during World War II. Of course, the original Rosie the Riveter was a rallying figure ...

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Former Gregg Allman Band Musical Director/Guitarist Scott Sharrard Joins Up With Hi Rhythm Section & Swampers On ‘Saving Grace’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Gregg Allman’s guitarist and Musical Director for ten years, Scott Sharrard, has been immersed in soul and blues since he first started playing as a teenager. Knowing that Saving Grace was recorded at Electraphonic Recording ...

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Drive-By Truckers Finally Unveil Their Origins with Adam’s House Cat’s ‘Town Burned Down’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Ever since the documentary on the Drive-By Truckers – The Secret to a Happy Ending many of us have been wondering why we’ve never heard anything from the first band that Patterson Hood and Mike ...

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Chicago Blues Greats Play Decades of Rolling Stones Songs on” Chicago Plays the Stones” (ALBUM REVIEW)

Some will naturally think that this is simply a reaction to 2016’s Rolling Stones’ Blue and Lonesome where the English band covered many of their favorite Chicago blues songs. Yet, this project, Chicago Plays the ...

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Malcolm Holcombe Collaborates with Greg Brown and Iris DeMent On Haunting ‘Come Hell or High Water’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The last time this writer described Malcolm Holcombe for his 2017 release Pretty Little Troubles, the phrase used was – “a troubadour seemingly from another age.” Holcombe is back with Come Hell or High Water ...

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Tony Bennett and Diana Krall Join Forces to Celebrate the Gershwins With ‘Love Is Here to Stay” (ALBUM REVIEW)

Two weeks ahead of the 120th anniversary of George Gershwin’s birthday, Tony Bennett and Diana Krall come together for their first full album project to honor the music of the Gershwins with Love Is Here ...

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Ana Popovic Empowers, Collaborates with Keb’ Mo’, & Ignites Electricity on ‘Like it On Top’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The press leading up to the album is all about an empowering statement for females to rise to the top but the bigger news, considering so many artists across multiple genres have plied the same ...

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Band of Heathens Looks to Ray Charles to Bring Unity by Revisiting 1972 Landmark Album ‘A Message From the People’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Covering Ray Charles would be a risky endeavor for any band or artist. Arguably, Charles is the greatest soul singer ever. Yet, Austin’s Band of Heathens, though not evoking the same soul as Brother Ray ...

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Mike Farris Follows up Grammy Winning LP with a Stax-sounding Soul Tour de Force on “Silver and Tone” (Album Review)

Following his rather stunning Grammy win for 2015’s Shine for All the People, Mike Farris is obviously riding high, this time applying his signature heartbreaking voice and emotional approach to what is ultimately a terrific ...

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