Tag Archives: Americana music

Jake Xerxes Fussell’s When I’m Called

I could make this entire review about one single song on Jake Xerxes Fussell’s fifth album When I’m Called. His treatment of the song “Cuckoo!” perfectly encapsulates the way song-gatherer Fussell creates his art. It started out as a “lieder” … Continue reading

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SUSS’ Birds & Beasts

As much as it has depicted desert landscapes, the music of SUSS has essentially been inward looking. Reflective of the effects of those landscapes on the artist’s eye and ear. With their fifth full length release, the ambient country masters … Continue reading

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Linda Thompson’s Won’t Be Long Now

Add my voice to the chorus that is hailing Linda Thompson’s third solo album of her revived career as a contemporary folk delight. Won’t Be Long Now is an intimate recording featuring many members of her family that masterfully mixes … Continue reading

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The Mavericks’ Moon & Stars

The Mavericks’ Moon & Stars is the music you put on as the cookout is winding down on a perfect summer night, the music to chill with as you finish that final beverage and talk quietly with your friends as … Continue reading

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Tony Trischka’s EarlJam: A Tribute To Earl Scruggs

The story of this album has so many layers to it, it’s hard to know what to put in and what to leave out in a limited scope review like this. I’ll try to give as brief an introduction as … Continue reading

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A truly random omnibus review from Peter Massey

Lucie Idlout’s E5-770, My Mother’s Name; Liza Garelik’s Liza Garelik and The Wonderwheels Benjammin’s Shining From Inside Dave Rowe’s By The Way For this review I decided to pick, purely at random, four CDs from the Green Man Review mailroom’s … Continue reading

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Kreg Viesselman’s Kreg Viesselman

Christopher White wrote this review. From the opening lines of “New Hampshire Snow” to the last notes of “Jordan’s Shore” Kreg Viesselman’s eponymous CD is revelatory, yet comfortably familiar. The reviews quoted on his Web site hint at reasons for … Continue reading

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Danny O’Keefe’s Danny’s Best 1970-2000

You probably remember Danny O’Keefe, if you know the name at all, as the performer of the all-time classic tune “Good Time Charlie’s Got the Blues.” I think I have heard this song done by more pub singers than any … Continue reading

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Beth Nielsen Chapman’s Beth Nielsen Chapman, You Hold the Key, Sand and Water, and Deeper Still

Michelle Erica Green wrote this review. It didn’t surprise me to learn that Beth Nielsen Chapman would be singing at the National Cathedral memorial service on September 11, 2002. Chapman’s “Sand and Water” has become one of the best-known contemporary … Continue reading

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Abigail Lapell’s Anniversary

I haven’t closely followed Canadian singer-songwriter and indie folk artist Abigail Lapell, but I very much enjoyed her earlier album Getaway. Her emotionally direct but never overwrought lyrics, sturdy melodies, her unique voice and superb guitar fingerpicking style all added … Continue reading

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