Living With the Blues

Living With the Blues

Duke Robillard has been widely acknowledged as one of the great blues guitarists for years, though lately he's been keen on jazz.
Genetic World

Genetic World

The groundbreaking theater work By the Hand of the Father had its premiere two years ago in Los Angeles. Created by Theresa Chavez, Rose Portillo, Alejandro Escovedo, and Eric Gutierrez—with songs written primarily by Escovedo—By the Hand of the Father recounts the experiences of Escovedo's father's generation; that is, Mexicans who made their way north to the U.S. to build new lives.
Vanessa

Vanessa

With a formidable list of accompaniment vocal credits on her rÉsumÉ, including such gospel royalty as Yolanda Adams and the Canton Spirituals, Williams (not to be confused with the pop/R&B singer of the same name) is hardly a newcomer to gospel music.
Genetic World

Genetic World

With the U.S. release of Genetic World, American fans of all things French will have another reason to say "oui.
A Place Without Noise

A Place Without Noise

Wayne Gratz is one of the more unheralded solo pianists of the past decade, having quietly released more than 10 albums for Narada since 1989.
Somewhere Different

Somewhere Different

A former English school instructor, contemporary gospel artist Lexi (aka Alexis Allen) opted to apply her teaching methods to music.
Life Force Radio

Life Force Radio

Good, old-fashioned hip-hop gets a shot in the arm with Afu-Ra's sophomore set, Life Force Radio.
Little Big Town

Little Big Town

With their fresh-faced good looks, sunny demeanor, and earnest optimism, this coed quartet establishes itself as a big target out of the box for those leery of yet another sticky dose of vaporous pop country.
Mark Chesnutt

Mark Chesnutt

Save an unfortunate if hugely successful one-off in Diane Warren territory, no one ever accused Mark Chesnutt of going pop.
Cow Hear This

Cow Hear This

Compendia releases this Texas-centric compilation under the "Cowpendia" banner, and quite honestly, it aptly represents the thriving Lone Star singer/ songwriter scene via rough-and-rowdy cuts custom-built for live audiences.
Bad Bad One

Bad Bad One

After a four-year industry sabbatical, singer/songwriter/guitarist Meredith Brooks jumps back into the fire with the high-octane Bad Bad One, her bow for Gold Circle.
Besides: A Collection of B-Sides and Rarities

Besides: A Collection of B-Sides and Rarities

Obviously, the appeal of this disc isn't exactly all that broad. Yet, for the devoted Buffalo Tom fan, Besides—a companion to Beggars' 2000 best-of set, A-Sides—is a genuine jewel made even more precious by the fact that the band's future seems unclear (the band went on hiatus last year and has now scheduled a few shows).
Atticus Fault

Atticus Fault

Atticus Fault's debut is a very enjoyable pop/rock project, notable for its fantastic musical arrangements and generally ethereal sound.

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