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BEN KWELLER – San Francisco, CA

by Jody Mason Ben Kweller Takes on San Francisco Ben Kweller returned to his place of birth Sunday, October 5, to play the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park. The 27-year old drew a huge audience of all ages with fiery, Dylan-esque songs like “Fight” and “This is War”, stomping with the beat […]

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EMERSON DRIVE "Countrified" Midas Records

by Jody Mason Buried Treasure: Emerson Drive’s Missed Hits Emerson Drive hasn’t released an album since 2006 with “Countrified” but the 5-piece band is still touring and serenading us with current singles “A Good Man,” “Moments,” and “You Still Own Me.” Surprisingly, the song that most represents their Southern charm-meets- ring around the collar boyishness […]

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Jason Aldean "Relentless" Broken Bow Records

Jody Mason Over a year after Jason Aldean’s “Relentless” album was released (May 29, 2007), new singles are relentlessly hitting the airwaves an revealing an emotionally responsive performer. Sure, there are still the tough lyrics we associate with Aldean, such as “Johnny Cash,” wherein he “flipped off the boss, took my name off the payroll,” […]

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Jewel “Perfectly Clear” Valory Music Co.

by Jody Mason Women who came of age during the ‘90’s keenly recall the emotional range and husky vibrato of Jewel’s voice. It comes as no surprise that she has signed on to country label Valory Music Co. and her newest album is due to release on June 3rd. Her hit single, “Stronger Woman,” echoes […]

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Dolly Parton “Backwoods Barbie” Dolly Records

by Jody Mason We haven’t seen a mainstream record from the legendary Dolly Parton in 17 years, and it seems she has remained true to her classic style after all this time. Backwoods Barbie includes the single “Better Get to Livin’,” a characteristically upbeat song that is countrified by Dolly’s bluegrass voice singing gospel-style lyrics. […]

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