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Tom’s Book Review: “Small Town Talk”

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BEFORE there was the music scene in Seattle that gave us Grunge and even before the Athens, Georgia scene that spawned R.E.M, B-52s and a dozen of other inspired bands there was, Woodstock, not the festival, but the town. With it’s bucolic and tranquil forests, easy

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The Lumineers New Album Review

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It’s been a long wait for a short album, but the dreaded sophomore jinx at least has been averted. Though The Lumineers fail to fail on their long awaiting second album, they also didn’t necessarily soar to grand heights either. Checking in

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Warren Haynes Rises At Vilar

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From the ashes and dust, a real bandleader has emerged. Warren Haynes, he of rock guitar greatness showed a new side to himself and though there remain some short comings, the latest version of Haynes should work to expand his

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David Bowie’s Best Records

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The last week saw plenty of words dedicated to the memory of a man who wore make up, dyed his hair every color under the rainbow and introduced himself via an album cover wearing a dress.  He was David Bowie.

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Join (literally) Everyone Orchestra

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The thrill of the live rock concert often comes from the unexpected moments shared on stage between musician and fan. The magic moment of a community in sync.  However in today’s world of instant reviews and even live video shot

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Gift Guide For Music Lovers

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Annual gift guides are fun. It’s a chance for a columnist to either use his influence and access to get really cool stuff from manufacturers or he can simply be honest and tell you what he would want. Well guess

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Los Lobos, Billy Gibbons Release Rockers

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One of the more curious phenomenon of our pop culture is the continuing admiration for artists and athletes beyond their prime.  Look at the Senior golf tour. Each weekend during the season, thousands attend their events knowing full well guys

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Highway 61 Visited- Book Review

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I like getting lucky in a bookstore. Not like with a member of the opposite sex but rather with a discovery.  Such was the case recently when I stumbled upon “On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural

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“Petty the Biography” Book Review

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Tom Genes had a chance to sit down with Warren Zanes author of the new book “Petty- The Biography.” Here’s a link to the interview: http://kzyr.streamon.fm/warren-zanes-interview-pl-604 The book available at The Bookworm in Edwards was the first to have complete

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Winter Promising Some Cool Music News

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So much to do and so much to listen to and read.  Here are some of the highlights of the Winter’s early releases that have me pretty excited about the rest of the year musically. Squeeze- “Cradle To Grave.”- The

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