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2007 Stories by Tracy M. Rogers

Archives: 2007
  • Will Hoge

    published November 29, 2007

    While Nashville's Will Hoge may lack the smooth soul grooves of the John Mayer Trio or the witty charm of Ben Lee's pop rock, Hoge's soulful... More >>

  • Old Crow Medicine Show

    published November 8, 2007

    If you like tales of cocaine and depravity mixed with gospel/soul tinges and down-home twang, Old Crow Medicine Show has just what you're looking... More >>

  • Bobby Bare Jr.

    published October 18, 2007

    It's almost impossible to believe Bobby Bare Jr. is the son of legendary countrypolitan crooner Bobby Bare. Bare Jr.'s tongue-in-cheek lyrics, dry... More >>

  • The Wreckers

    published June 7, 2007

    Stand Still, Look Pretty is an apt title for pop-country duo The Wreckers. Not only are Michelle Branch and her former backup singer,... More >>

  • Jet

    published April 19, 2007

    The unkempt Aussie barroom brawlers in Jet are probably best known for making grungy, high-octane, adrenaline-fueled, testosterone-laden garage... More >>

  • The Shins

    published April 5, 2007

    Combining the dulcet tones of the Beach Boys with melodies so infectious the Beatles might turn green with envy, The Shins typify what's right... More >>

  • Asylum Street Spankers

    published March 29, 2007

    Fans of such neo-swingers as Squirrel Nut Zippers and Cherry Poppin' Daddies should take note: Austin's Asylum Street Spankers are the real deal.... More >>

  • Maria Taylor

    published March 29, 2007

    Mixing Beth Orton's electronic grooves, Lisa Germano's eclecticism, and the smooth confessional tenor of Suzanne Vega, Birmingham, Alabama's Maria... More >>

  • Son Volt

    published March 8, 2007

    The Search may be the perfect title for the latest album from Uncle Tupelo offshoot Son Volt, conveying the yearning, seeking quality that... More >>

  • Green Pitch

    published March 8, 2007

    At its best, Ace of Hearts, the U.S. debut from Danish quintet Green Pitch, lilts, floats, and haunts like the best work of Mazzy Star; at... More >>

  • Shades of Gray

    published March 1, 2007

    In the 30 years since its inception, hip-hop has grown from a means of expression for oppressed black youth to a major force in American popular... More >>

  • G. Love & Special Sauce

    published February 1, 2007

    G. Love and his Philly compadres Special Sauce may be one of the most unique musical acts to come to the fore of the indie scene in the last two... More >>

  • The Four Horsemen Tour

    published February 1, 2007

    While promoters may have dubbed the tour featuring Guy Clark, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, and John Hiatt "The Four Horsemen Tour," a better name might... More >>

  • Norah Jones

    published February 1, 2007

    Norah Jones may have begun her career as the leader of the new-jazz movement, but subsequent releases have proven the chanteuse equally — if... More >>

Archives: 2007