Barro | Somos

Barro | Somos

ARTIST: Barro TITLE: Somos LABEL: self-released The city of Recife and Pernambuco state in Brazil’s northeast are home to one of that vast nation’s most unique music scenes. Artists like Lenine, Nacao Zumbi, Mombojo and Otto make music that’s challenging, uncategorizable and most certainly distinct from what’s happening in the cultural capitals of Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro. The second solo album from Barro threatens to put him into that top tier of Pernambuco artists….

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Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: The Byrds “Untitled”

Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: The Byrds “Untitled”

The Byrds are an interesting band in the history of American Rock and Roll. Their members various work have affected all of music. Whether it is the great, obscure solo records of Gene Clark, or the continued work by Roger McGuinn, where he has become the last true folkie. Go see him in concert today. He is still great. The Chris Hillman /Gram Parson’s legacy still reverberates through the alt country rock scene today as…

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Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: Chet Baker – “Chet Baker & Strings”

Pete Johnson’s Blast from My Past: Chet Baker – “Chet Baker & Strings”

August 10, 2018, is my 21st Wedding Anniversary to my wife Jill, and I must admit that love is on my mind and in my heart today. As someone famously sang one time,” Love is a many splendored thing”. Think about that for a second. Splendored is such a great word and ties today’s album pick to the mood I woke up in. Brilliance, coloring, gorgeous appearance, all are invoked in the definition of splendored….

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Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird | The Butcher’s Share

Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird | The Butcher’s Share

ARTIST: Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird TITLE: The Butcher’s Share LABEL: Oriente Here’s the fifth album from Berlin’s Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird, released in Germany last year and getting an American push now with the band touring the USA in November. Kahn is one of my favorite singer-songwriters, a man who cites as influences Nina Simone, Tom Waits, Tom Lehrer, Brecht & Eisler, Woody Guthrie, Howlin’ Wolf, The Pogues, and Leonard Cohen,…

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