Out of the Box CD of the Week with Paul Shugrue
Terms of My Surrender is his 5th album in six years, to say he's on a creative roll is putting it mildly.
Seth Stainback and Roosterfoot
Fire and Steel refers to his day job as a welder and his music communicates on a very basic level to anyone who's trying to make ends meet.
Rick Estrin and The Nightcats
You Asked For It...Live! captures an inspired performance in front of a pumped up hometown crowd that features wit, funky rhythms and a thoroughly modern version of the blues.
Old Crow Medicine Show
Remedy is their eighth studio album and finds the band in a rambunctious mood, jumping from one banjo and fiddle fueled hoedown to another.
Fuego finds that lightning in a bottle that sometimes eludes jam bands in the studio and is much more that just a set of musical blueprints.
Lazaretto, his twelfth album, is like gonzo journalism as applied to Rock and Roll, you don't know where it's going but you definitely want to go along for the ride.
Dave and Phil Alvin
The long time fueding brothers in the Blasters have reunited for their first album together since 1985, Common Ground The Songs of Big Bill Broonzy.
For her third album, World of Strangers she moved from Seattle to Austin and experimented with songs she says needed a change of scenery to let them come out.
The long time leader of Bright Eyes releases his best solo album since that band's hey day in 2005. Its called Upside Down Mountain and is his first album in three years.
The Black Keys
Following the success of their last album, Turn Blue draws on a different texture of the band's sound while still maintaining their crdibility and identity. Quite a feat.
Her self titled, first album of new material in thriteen years luxuriates in magnificent austerity and transcends the singer songwriter genre with elegance and grace.
This charity fundraising cd is a collection of rare, live, acoustic and eclectic performances from the Sunday morning show Hunter at Sunrise.
Looking Into You a Tribute to Jackson Browne
In this first ever tribute album to one of our greatest singer songwriters, Browne's songs are performed by a mix of old friends, fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and young admirers.
The Baseball Project
3rd arrives just in time for opening day of Major League Baseball and will make you feel like watching the game again. Its a rock and roll album of original songs about the myth, lore and legend of baseball.
The Nocturnal Diaries, is a collection of songs that came to her in the middle of the night. The album is like sitting up with a friend and helping her make it through the night.
Bright Side of Down, the twelfth album by this folk troubadour, begins with a song about a blizzard and ends with one about spring. Its an album that will get you through a cold lonely winter.
Drive By Truckers
English Oceans finds DBT settled into a comfortable groove of songs about lowlifes and losers and with a hard edged southern rock approach.
Morning Phase is a companion piece to his 2002 mostly acoustic album Sea Change, its mellow, gauzy and lush, moving like a lava lamp through its melancholy themes.
Hurray For the Riff Raff
Alynda Lee Segarra's songs and voice are the centerpiece of this set of gothic Americana with an understated nod to traveling folk troubadours like Woody Guthrie.
The long time blues vet live up to his Entertainer of the Year award from the Blues Foundation last year with a fiery new album.
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