Articles by: Steve Ovadia

Cedric Burnside Proves Fearless On ‘Benton County Relic’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The best blues songs have an element of danger like they’re going to fall apart at any moment. It’s a feeling not unlike building Ikea furniture while drunk. Cedric Burnside’s Benton County Relic taps into ...

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El Ten Eleven Push Rock Band Boundaries With ‘Banker’s Hill’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Back in 2013, Karl Urban and Michael Ealy starred in Almost Human, a science fiction buddy cop/police procedural network series set in the future. The show centered around Urban as a human cop and Ealy ...

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Singer-Songwriter Shlomo Franklin Defies Convention With Debut EP ‘Don’t Love Anybody’ (INTERVIEW)

It’s easy to mistake Shlomo Franklin for a farmer. There’s the plain, unmarked baseball cap, the earnest face, and an overall look of youthful single-mindedness and purpose that one associates with small family farmers in ...

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Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio Makes Beautiful Chaos With ‘Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Facebook’s recent advertising campaign is all about, among other things, how fake Facebook accounts aren’t really our friends. But it’s depressing that we’re even at the point where we need an advertising campaign to help ...

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Giulia Millanta’s ‘Conversation with a Ghost’ Transports Listeners To New World (ALBUM REVIEW)

Music isn’t just about sound. It’s also location-based. Beloved songs are often beloved, not just because of the music, but because of the memory associated with the music. Where you are when you hear something ...

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The Honesty Of The Del McCoury Band’s ‘Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass’ Will Speak To You (ALBUM REVIEW)

Bluegrass isn’t a new musical genre, but the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, part of the 2000 film, gave it a very grand, very specific, relatively mainstream moment, that eventually passed. Sure, there have ...

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Kara Grainger Takes Songs To Unexpected Places On ‘Living With Your Ghost’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

It’s not exactly a nice feeling when an album reminds you that you’re a bit of a sexist, but it’s an important one to acknowledge. Because if you’re anything like this reviewer, you’re going to ...

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Parker Milsap Shows Growth & Versatility With ‘Other Arrangements’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Parker Millsap’s Other Arrangements shows an evolution in sound and songwriting that’s made all the more interesting by the fact that it was crafted on the road. Faced with the challenge of following up his ...

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