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  • 17 years ago | Music News

    Roy Montgomery And Now the Rain Sounds Like Life Is Falling Down Through It (Drunken Fish) Roy Montgomery is a different kind of guitar hero, a minimalist who chooses to recline within the the forest rather than diddle among the trees. A pivotal f...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    Nanci Griffith Other Voices, Too (A Trip Back to Bountiful) (Elektra) Nanci Griffith has provided yeoman's service to the culture at large with her 15th album, Other Voices, Too (A Trip Back to Bountiful) -- a followup to Other Voices, Other Rooms...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    Billy Bragg & Wilco Mermaid Avenue (Elektra) Here's a collaboration for you: the English punk veteran Billy Bragg, the American postgrunge band Wilco, and Woody Guthrie. Right, that Woody Guthrie. His daughter Nora gave Bragg some of Guthrie's unk...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    Marc Ribot Marc Ribot y los Cubanos Postizos (Atlantic) The resume of guitarist Marc Ribot is chock full of impeccably hip credentials. Not MTV hip, but rather second-tier hip, a land where rock isn't simply on the cutting edge but has rounded the...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    The Pernice Brothers Overcome by Happiness (Sub Pop) Back in the mid-'90s, singer-songwriter Joe Pernice and the Scud Mountain Boys created a kind of minimalist altcountry infused with staggering, unwavering melancholy. Their three albums were lit...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    Dwight Yoakam A Long Way Home (Reprise) Right in the middle of his fancy acting work in Sling Blade and The Newton Boys, Dwight Yoakam releases an album that reminds us what classic country music is really all about: dumping someone, getting dumpe...

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