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2007 Stories by j. poet

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  • Gram Parsons

    published December 6, 2007

    When Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman left the Byrds to start the Flying Burrito Brothers, they caused a seismic shift in the worlds of country... More >>

  • Konono No. 1

    published October 18, 2007

    Konono No. 1 is from the Congo, and they make music unlike anything you've ever heard. Their music is based on the sound of the mingiedi,... More >>

  • Shawn Camp & Billy Burnette

    published October 4, 2007

    Shawn Camp plays everything from bluegrass to hardcore country, while rockabilly cat Billy Burnette spent almost 10 years with Fleetwood Mac and... More >>

  • Job for a Cowboy

    published May 24, 2007

    Job for a Cowboy sounds like a good name for a country band, but this Glendale combo is in the vanguard of today's extreme metal movement. The... More >>

  • Charles Mingus

    published May 17, 2007

    Charlie Mingus — bass player, composer, bandleader — was one of America's greatest jazz musicians. His ability to bring out the best in... More >>

  • The Soul of John Black

    published May 10, 2007

    John "JB" Bigham, the mastermind behind power trio The Soul Of John Black, has a remarkable résumé. For almost a decade, he played... More >>

  • Swati

    published May 3, 2007

    Swati, a thirtysomething lesbian from Manhattan, is a powerful singer/songwriter, but her amazing guitar technique is winning her as many critical... More >>

  • Grinderman

    published April 26, 2007

    Nick Cave hasn't played electric guitar for years and his primitive, grinding approach to the instrument inspired the name of the band and the... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published March 22, 2007

    During its heyday in the '70s, reggae powerhouse Trojan Records never released an album in the U.S., but Trojan imports were must-haves for every... More >>

  • Ed Petterson

    published March 1, 2007

    Petterson was born in New York City but lives in Nashville. He's not a punk, nor is his music bluesy, so the title of the CD is puzzling. Maybe... More >>

  • National Lights

    published March 1, 2007

    This trio from Richmond, Virginia, includes singer/songwriter/guitarist Jacob Thomas Berns; Earnest Christian Kiehne Jr., a multi-instrumentalist... More >>

  • Keller Williams

    published February 22, 2007

    Keller Williams, the one-man jam band, is known for his ability to get the sound of a full orchestra out of his acoustic guitar using a variety of... More >>

  • Tricky Bizzniss

    published February 8, 2007

    The '80s are back, and Tricky Bizzniss is surfing the new New Wave thing with a sound that's a bit electro, but more self-consciously retro.... More >>

  • John Mellencamp

    published February 8, 2007

    Universal revived the Republic logo — last seen in the '30s and '40s for a series of B-movie Westerns — for Mellencamp's new album, and... More >>

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