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#KickingtheCanon by Jason Gubbels Music

Tom T. Hall | In Search of a Song

February 20, 2015

There were country music concept albums before In Search of a Song and there would be many after, from modern sounds in country & western music to tributes to the best damn fiddle players in the world and red headed strangers. But Tom T. Hall’s modest eleven song, thirty-one minute offering stands apart from the rest, perhaps because it’s not really a concept album at all. The packaging certainly works to suggest some kind of narrative arc, with Hall standing at the ready…

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#KickingtheCanon by Josh Hurst Music

Rod Stewart | Every Picture Tells a Story

Though it’s a truth that’s now largely forgotten, at least among the young and the terminally hip, Rod Stewart was once a pretty righteous cat — foremost among interpretive singers and endowed with gangbuster rock and roll bonafides primarily, perhaps, from his role as frontman for the Faces,…

January 9, 2015
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