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{Review} John Baumann – Proving Grounds

John Baumann is a songwriter with a strong voice and clear conscience that has enabled him to cut through to the hearty details of life that impact us all.  His releases have all been critically acclaimed and he continues to grow his audience.  … Read the rest

{Review} DocFell & Co- Dust Bowl Heart

by: Cody Starr

Valentine’s Day saw the release of Dust Bowl Heart, the sophomore album from the Tahlequah, OK based DocFell & Co. I was introduced to them last year with their debut album Scissor Tail and dug their blend of red dirt, blues, and Texas honky tonk.… Read the rest

{Review} Rich O’Toole – American Kid

otooleRich O’Toole has had one of the most interesting careers in the history of this music scene.  His debut record flung him atop the charts and ahead of people that had been chasing the dream longer.  It wasn’t unique, but it was catchy. … Read the rest

{Review} K Phillips – Dirty Wonder

kphillipsFive years ago, in this space, I reviewed K Phillips debut album.  That record was a tour de force featuring bluesy booze soaked vocals over melodies that combined Leon Russell, Van Morrison and The Rolling Stones.  Phillips rose from unknown to scene A-lister.  … Read the rest

{Review} Paul Cauthen – My Gospel

1Oftentimes in the scene of music we cover here and in the macro Americana scene, the songwriter portion of singer/songwriter can often overshadow the former.  Chalk that up to the influence of Dylan, Clark, Waits and Van Zandt.  When an artist is able to combine a strong songwriting prowess with powerful vocals, then you’re on to something.  … Read the rest