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David Olney: One Tough Town

Read "One Tough Town" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Judging by the CD cover artwork, you might assume that Nashville-based singer/songwriter David Olney is one tough hombre. He's a modern-day soothsayer who pokes some fun at life's circumstances via socio-lyricism that elicits chuckles and contemplation. Highly-revered, Olney combines blues-country and rock amid some ragtag jazz in spots. Nonetheless, he gets his message across with the gait and intentions of a gent who lived the experiences he sings about.

No doubt, Olney surfaces as a man of wisdom ...

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Chris Whitley & The Bastard Club: Reiter In

Read "Reiter In" reviewed by Doug Collette


Chris Whitley died of cancer in November of 2005, a tragedy that robbed us of one of the most distinctive yet unheralded musicians of our time. Inspired and inspiring as Reiter In may be, this product of his last recording sessions is every bit the statement of closure and adieu that The Wind represented for the late Warren Zevon.

The rambunctious electric drone of The Stooges' “I Wanna Be Your Dog doesn't sound like a nihilistic rant when Chris Whitley ...


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