Author Archives: Christopher Blagg

Eric Lindell: Jazz Fest Focus

Don’t let the laidback demeanor fool you. With the release of Between Motion and Rest, Eric Lindell will have put out four records in five years and crisscrossed the country several times over. During that time he’s seen his star rise, from playing small joints on the West Bank to headlining festivals, tearing up AAA [...]

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Fest Focus: Angelique Kidjo

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Didn’t They Ramble

Boston, Massachusetts is not exactly Cajun country. Nonetheless, dancers fill a cramped stage on an otherwise quiet Tuesday evening in Red Sox nation, the sweaty throng two-stepping and waltzing away in Acadiana fervor. No, this is not Beausoleil. Steve Riley is not in the club. The band responsible for turning this New England club into [...]

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Fest Focus: Old Crow Medicine Show

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Country Fried, Nowhere No More (Independent)

There’s only so many clichés a band can toss in a song until it becomes downright silly. Country Fried have perfected this art on their debut. Unfortunately, it’s uncertain if this was intentional or just ridiculously unimaginative. Cowpokes, whiskey, saloons, derelict trains as well as derelict women all figure prominently in this homage to dusty [...]

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Jake Brennan & the Confidence Men, Love & Bombs (Yep Roc)

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C.C. Adcock, Lafayette Marquis (Yep Roc Records)

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Steve Earle, The Revolution Starts…Now (Artemis Records)

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Hugh Masekela, Still Grazing (Blue Thumb Records)

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Miriam Makeba, Reflections (Heads Up)

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