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Jimmy Haslip: Former Yellowjacket Generating a New Buzz

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Well, the Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston News Leader is probably not the best place to look for local jazz updates, even if the venue is on the base. “Tickets for the next Friday Night Jazz concert at the Fort Sam Houston Theater are on sale. Featured artists include the Jeff Lorber Fusion with ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

J.J. Grey & Mofro: This River

Read "This River" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Swamp-rock doesn't come much more swampy or rocky than This River. JJ Grey's sixth studio album with Mofro is named for the St. John's River near Grey's childhood home (Jacksonville, Florida) and stewed in a pressure cooker stocked by Tony Joe White, Stax Records, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Chess Records and other classic country blues and funk.

Six Stops Around the Whirled

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Fort Knox Five
10 Years of The Fort Knox Five
Fort Knox Recordings
2013

“All good things come in five, baby...You can't get around no prime number, you dig?"

Some music just makes you feel good. You can't explain it but some music makes you feel like life's a ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

The Left Banke Tours New England, July 6 And 7

The Left Banke Tours New England, July 6 And 7

The Left Banke will be performing two concerts in New England Fourth of July Weekend. On July 6 the group will be performing at Tupelo Music Hall, 2 Young Road, in Londonderry, at 8 PM. Admission is $35. The venue phone is 603-437-5100. On the 7th of July, hear the Left Banke live at Infinity Hall, Route 44, 20 Greenwoods ...

NEWS: EVENT

The Left Banke Plays Two Concerts In Maryland: May 5 In Rockville, May 6 In Annapolis

The Left Banke Plays Two Concerts In Maryland: May 5 In Rockville, May 6 In Annapolis

The Left Banke will be performing two area shows early this May. On Saturday, May 5, the group performs at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee Street, in Rockville, MD, at 8 PM. Alan Merrill, who wrote “I Love Rock-n-Roll" wll be opening. Tickets are $25., and students and seniors get in for $23. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

'Utterly Captivating' Roots Rock on Debut CD/DVD by JD Malone & the Experts

'Utterly Captivating' Roots Rock on Debut CD/DVD by JD Malone & the Experts

Avalon, the debut release by JD Malone & the Experts (ItsAboutMusic.com), is a CD/DVD package that delivers extraordinary roots rock which brings to mind the snarl and grit of a young Steve Earle, Tom Petty and John Mellencamp through a sterling band and its honey-voiced leader. Tapped by Goldmine as a 'Download of the Week' and declared ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Friday Morning Listen: John Mellencamp - Uh-Huh (1983)

We had the “official" start of summer a little over a week ago, by I've always felt that the 4th of July weekend was when summer stepped into its full bloom. In what has become a tradition, the small farm house that I pass by on my way to work has begun to display its enormous ...

NEWS: RECORDING

John Mellencamp - No Better Than This (2010)

By Nick Deriso

While John Mellencamp continues a run of career-defining records, dating back to 2007's “Freedom's Road," best leave your dancing shoes in the closet.

Producer T Bone Burnett cops to it, in the liner notes to “No Better Than This," set for release Aug. 17 on Rounder Records: “All those ghosts. All ...

John Mellencamp: On The Rural Route 7609

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John Mellencamp

On The Rural Route 7609

Island Def Jam

2010

While guitarist/vocalist John Mellencamp's four-CD box set spans his entire career, it is not a collection of hits alone. On this retrospective of his musical career, the Indian-bred rocker has chosen to include 54 songs, 17 of which are previously unreleased, ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Mr. Mellencamp Goes to Washington?

Mr. Mellencamp Goes to Washington?

Singer's not likely to run for Senate seat, but Dems love his appeal

In the wake of Evan Bayh's decision not to seek another term as a senator from Indiana, you could call it a sign of Democrats' dire need that some activists have launched a movement to draft singer John Mellencamp as a replacement candidate. But ...