Cris Jacobs: A Rare Q&A

Cris Jacobs is a busy man. With two different albums currently in the works, as well as an upcoming tour opening for the legendary Steve Winwood, Jacobs certainly has his hands full. Lucky enough for us, Jacobs kindly took time out of his busy schedule to provide some detailed and insightful responses to our many questions. Jacobs, whose first solo album Songs For Cats And Dogs was released just two years ago, spent a decade leading the talented and underappreciated rock ‘n’ roll band The Bridge. Jacobs is a musician’s musician who has collaborated with several critically acclaimed artists, including

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Outside the Lines: October Album Releases

By: Dallas Terry The month of October saw the release of three really great albums by three really unique and unbelievably talented artists. Each one of these artists has a sound all of their own: Artist: The Wood Brothers Most Recent Release: The Muse – Oct 1 Record Label: Southern Ground Records There’s only one word to use to describe The Wood Brothers: unexplainable. The only way to capture the sound of the band in words is to give them a slew of oxymorons: they are just as much jazz as they are bluegrass, rock as they are folk, and

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Outside the Lines: Two Outstanding Album Releases

By: Dallas Terry The month of September saw many great album releases. Here are two great ones: Aritst: Tim O’ Brien & Darrell Scott Most Recent Release: Memories and Moments – September 17 For Fans of: Chris Knight, Jason Eady, Reckless Kelly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GInMaWUud4 Just found out that @timobrienmusic & @darrellscott have a new record coming out. Last time they did this I listened for 2 straight years!! — Jason Eady (@jasoneady) September 7, 2012 These multi-instrumentalists are two of the most supremely talented and entertaining roots musicians today. Both of these artists have separate solo careers, but when they team up

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Outside the Lines: Aoife O’Donovan

By: Dallas Terry Current Location: Boston, Massachussetts Most Recent Release: Fossils – June 2013 For Fans of: Holly Williams, Gillian Welch, Alison Krauss It truly is a fantastic year for female artists in Americana music. As many music writers this year have acknowledged, there has been a prolific output of outstanding albums by female artists (Holly Williams, Patty Griffin, etc). Fossils, Aoife O’Donovan’s solo debut, can go toe to toe with any of them. Aoife O’Donovan’s musical roots are largely due to her parents, who raised her in a home always surrounded by music. Her dad, an Irish immigrant, taught

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Outside the Lines: Tedeschi Trucks Band

By: Dallas Terry Current Location: Florida Most Recent Release: Made Up Mind – August 20 For Fans of: Uncle Lucius, Band of Heathens, JJ Grey & Mofro If you haven’t heard of the Tedeschi Trucks Band by now, well, I just feel sorry for you. Quite possibly the most exciting band to come out of the 2010’s, Tedeschi Trucks Band is a bonafide 11-Piece soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll juggernaut. Hailing from Florida, their Southern soul will recollect all of the soul legends of yesteryear. What sets Tedeschi Trucks Band apart, however, is their ability to literally play anything they

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