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Stevie Ray Vaughan “Love Struck Baby” (1983)

The greatest guitarist I've ever heard, or will ever hear. This song changed my life....
July 8, 2018
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Featured, Funk, New Orleans, Soul/R&B

Professor Longhair “Big Chief” (1980)

I’d never heard of Professor Longhair before going away to college. I mean really, who...
July 25, 2018
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Blues, Featured, New Music

Tedeschi Trucks Band “I’m Gonna Be There” (2019)

What the Tedeschi Trucks Band can create is something truly rare: pure joy....
July 9, 2019
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Featured, Lyrics, Movie/Media Clips, Outlaw Country, Roots/Americana

The Mavericks “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down” (1995)

I’d be hard pressed to come up with a song that has a greater disparity...
January 5, 2019
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Featured, Funk, Jam, Soul/R&B

Ohio Players “Fire” (1974)

Funk. It’s not just the notes and it’s not just the rhythm. It’s the feeling....
November 5, 2019
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Classic Rock, Featured, Weird Counts

Steely Dan “Bodhisattva” (1973)

It’s doubtful you would ever think of Steely Dan as a “guitar solo” band, and...
November 29, 2019

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The Nighthawks “Destination” (1982)

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Silk Sonic “Leave The Door Open” (2021)

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Marshall Tucker Band “Ramblin’” (1973)

A big thumbs up to Toy Caldwell of the legendary Marshall Tucker Band, who played lightning fast lead guitar licks using only, you guessed it, his thumb....

A.J. Croce “Nothing From Nothing” (2021)

A.J. Croce has got some incredible piano skills, and a brand new album of eclectic covers. And, as it turns out, he's also got a name....

Bottle Rockets “Better Than Broken” (2006)

I lost one of my best friends of the last 20 years this week, the Bottle Rockets, when the band stunningly announced that they were calling it quits. The decision actually came solely from the group’s ornery but always inspirational.....

Mike Zito “Wee Wee Hours” (2019)

Mike Zito takes an old Chuck Berry 12-bar blues tune and assails the listener with an overwhelming assault of chops that could go on until the wee wee hours. Whatever those are....

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