Marty Jones

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  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Dwight Yoakam is the unsung champion of today's alt-country movement. His 1986 debut, Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc., made both country music and cowboy hats cool for rockers and punks alike. Listeners craving substance and soul found both in Yoak...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Nearly four years after they joined forces in the tiny mountain community of Nederland, Colorado, life is mighty good for the members of Yonder Mountain String Band. But bassist Ben Kaufmann and his mates can't take all the credit for their rapid ...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    In spite of a half-minded president, a slew of bad haircuts and a Me-centric mindset, a few memorable and artistic things managed to slip through the conservative cracks of the Reagan era. Confoundingly, much of the substantive musical activity of...

  • 15 years ago | Music News

    Maybe it's his rubber-tight britches -- pants so snug they'd make the Michelin Man squirm. Or maybe it's his countrypolitan image and those knock-kneed maneuvers he's made famous -- Presleyan gyrations that make the ladies smile and the men snicke...

  • 15 years ago | Music News

    The white man or woman who plays the blues is often forced to confront a long-standing stereotype: the idea among blues-brained purists that only black artists can truly sing about pain, loss and heartbreak. Of course, music history begs to differ...

  • 16 years ago | Music News

    There's a reason the black leather jacket and the pompadour continue to stand as calling cards among lovers of '50s rock 'n' roll. After all, they were two of the more disturbing fashion statements to parents whose kids were forsaking Pat Boone fo...

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