Author Archives: Kathleen Rippey

Long Live the King

Live was recorded in Vascon, Italy. For the occasion, Forest rounded up his highly accomplished Euro touring band of the past six years. Andy is in fine form and his love of playing for a live audience really comes across on the recording. All but two of the tunes are self-penned collaborations with band members [...]

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Hootie & the Blowfish, Looking for Lucky (Sneaky Long Records)

I’m sorry to say it, but Hootie & the Blowfish epitomized for me all that was sad about ’90s music. I know I’m generalizing, but frankly, I heard so many obviously talented bands trying so hard not to sound like anything that went before. Unfortunately, nobody figured out a new sound and so much of [...]

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Andy J. Forest Band, Live (Independent)

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Big Nick & the Cydecos, Bignick Picnic (Independent)

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The Forever Fabulous Chickenhawks starring Luther Kent, Deep in the Heart (Louisiana Red Hot Records)

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Maria Muldaur, I’m A Woman: 30 Years of Maria Muldaur (Shout! Factory)

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Various Artists, Windy City Blues (Stax)

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Lenny McDaniel, Faith Is in the Heart (Cafe’ Au Lait Music)

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Shane Henry, Deliverance (Shanachie)

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Sansone, Krown & Fohl, Sansone, Krown, & Fohl (ShortStack Records)

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