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Terra Lightfoot, from Ontario, Canada, hits my ear as a cross between Melissa Etheridge and Heart. While I am not a huge fan of either of those acts, in this case, two wrongs do make a right.

This Playlist consists of songs I have intended to write about for a while but for whatever reason have yet to make it out of my notebook and onto the blog. So I thought I would package them up into a nice little playlist and discharge my curatorial duties in one fell swoop!

The Memorial Playlist compiles songs by some of the rock musicians who passed away during the year. Sadly, this year’s playlist is a Who’s Who of rock legends, from Chuck Berry to Gregg Allman to Tom Petty to Chris Cornell.

Calling all Black Crowes fans! Run, don’t walk, to your phone, laptop, record store — however you roll — and check out The Magpie Salute’s debut record.

The Suitcase Junket is a one-man band from Amherst, Mass., starring Matt Lorenz. The Junket is equal parts folk, blues, bluegrass, and when Lorenz kicks up the distortion, punk.