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2008 Stories by Lee Zimmerman

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  • Dirty Dozen Brass Band

    published December 25, 2008

    If the resilient spirit of New Orleans could be summed up with a sound, it would likely reflect the music of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, a... More >>

  • Derek Trucks

    published December 25, 2008

    When you have been playing guitar professionally since age 12, are employed by the Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, and gig nearly 300... More >>

  • Subterranean Finds

    published December 11, 2008

    Caroline DoctorowAnother Country www.carolinedoctorow.com Caroline... More >>

  • Dashboard Saints

    published December 11, 2008

    South Florida bands must have a preoccupation with auto interiors. How else to explain the striking similarity in the handles of two bands that... More >>

  • James McMurtry

    published December 4, 2008

    James McMurtry's penchant for lyrical detail would seem to come naturally; he is, after all, the son of novelist Larry McMurtry, author of the... More >>

  • Covers à Go-Go

    published November 27, 2008

    A covers album from a South Florida combo is hardly breaking news, considering that this a locale where well-crafted original music is a rare... More >>

  • Sarah Brightman

    published November 13, 2008

    Suffice it to say Sarah Brightman is one class act. Known for her soaring soprano and waif-like demeanor, she's musical theater's leading... More >>

  • Conor Oberst

    published November 13, 2008

    Although it would be a misnomer to define Bright Eyes as a pop sensation, in recent years, its musical mainstay, Conor Oberst, has moved his... More >>

  • Subterranean Finds

    published November 13, 2008

    Great Big Sea Fortune's Favour greatbigsea.com U2 and Coldplay... More >>

  • I Set My Friends on Fire

    published November 13, 2008

    You Can't Spell Slaughter Without Laughter (Epitaph) Hmmm. It seems this local duo has renamed itself appropriately. If you've... More >>

  • Duncan Sheik

    published October 30, 2008

    The fact that Duncan Sheik brought home an armful of honors at the recent Tony Awards — thanks to his sensational smash-hit musical... More >>

  • Cool Credos

    published October 23, 2008

    Legend has it that during Ronald Reagan's first run for president, his wife, Nancy, suggested that using Bruce Springsteen's then-popular anthem... More >>

  • The New Planets

    published October 23, 2008

    We 'R' Us is a lot better album than its self-serving title might imply... so much better, in fact, that it could be one of the best... More >>

  • Subterranean Finds

    published October 16, 2008

    The Floating Men Pleasurado! floatingmen.com Formed in Nashville in... More >>

  • Pickett's Recharge

    published October 2, 2008

    The case of Charlie Pickett is one of rock 'n' roll's classic stories of almost-was. The Dania Beach homeboy spent much of the '80s working the... More >>

  • Subterranean Finds

    published October 2, 2008

    Jeff Finlin Ballad of a Plain Man With a voice that's as fluid as molasses, Finlin sings from a weary but... More >>

  • Subterranean Finds

    published September 25, 2008

    Patrick Bloom Moses Memorable melodies, haunting refrains, and breathtaking performances find Moses... More >>

  • Rock ’n’ Roll Replay

    published September 18, 2008

    Classic Albums Live performs the Doors' self-titled debut album More >>

  • Subterranean Finds

    published September 4, 2008

    The Avett Brothers The Second Gleam Yours truly first discovered this North Carolina trio — two brothers... More >>

  • Subterranean Finds

    published August 28, 2008

    Although it begins with an affable embrace, Gulf Coast Blues ambles toward darker terrain as it winds on, with songs that spin a sinewy,... More >>

  • Bad Company

    published August 7, 2008

    In the world of rock, few artists have played in one meaningful ensemble that will provide for their pension. Gruff-voiced singer Paul Rodgers can... More >>

  • Subterranean Finds

    published August 7, 2008

    Why "Subterranean Finds"? Because we unearth music radio rarely plays and the critics fail to tout... exceptional sounds residing below the... More >>

  • Journey

    published July 31, 2008

    Hailing from San Francisco, Journey originated as a progressive-rock outfit in the mid-'70s, transitioned to reliable radio staples in the... More >>

  • Emmylou Harris

    published July 31, 2008

    It's fair to say there's no one who's more adept at interpreting other people's songs than Emmylou Harris. Never mind that she's a superb writer... More >>

  • Tales of a Traveling Troubadour

    published July 24, 2008

    Ask Shawn Snyder to summarize the past five years of his life and you'll find he has a flair for the dramatic. "Grabbing the aspiring beast of... More >>

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