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Los Lobos, Billy Gibbons Release Rockers

Gates of Gold

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

On Highway 61 book review

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

Petty Biography

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: 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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Poi Dog Leaves Plenty To Ponder

Poi Dog Pomegranate

The airplane was full flying from Denver to Chicago; however, I don’t think there was anyone else on the flight with the same plans as me. I was heading back to the scene of many a rock and roll crimes.

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Top Five Joe Jackson Albums

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I’m getting excited for record number 36 from Joe Jackson. Seriously, Joe Jackson. Yea that Joe Jackson. Not the shoeless baseball player, but he of “Sunday Papers” and “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” fame.   The man who came

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Labor Day Needs A New Voice


I’ve been laboring over the status of songs about labor. Certainty, there’s no shortage of songs about work. There are songs about bad bosses and working stiffs on the 9 to 5 singing about the overthrow of one manager for

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Memphis: Music, Mayhem and Memories

Beale Street dynasty

A lot has changed in Memphis and nothing has changed in Memphis. One of the real true contenders for the title “Music City,” the gateway to the south remains what it was from its wild upbringing just after the Civil

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Jason Isbell Reaches New Emotional Heights with Latest Release


When a songwriter commits a lyric like “You thought God was an architect” to a song, he doesn’t do it because it’s easy to rhyme.  He does it because he’s a poet.  And as he conveys a sense of fate

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The Samples To Relive Origins

The Samples

The Samples will take the stage next Wednesday for a free show as part of the Avon Live! music series.  Tom Genes offers his impressions of the band from a foregone era.   They were a band custom made for

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