A revisiting of The Boomtown Rats’ 1979 classic, “The Fine Art of Surfacing,” reveals an album that remains relevant lyrically and musically.
Anthony D’Amato’s music is a cross between early Bob Dylan folk and Bruce Springsteen rock. His lyrics are both un-apologetically earnest and, at times, playfully droll.
A staple of my teenage radio-listening days was the “Old, New, Borrowed and Blue” sets on WNEW in New York. This iteration features all female vocalists.
Every song on Utah offers up a slightly different sound. But the parts all fit together, revealing a unique blend of rock ‘n’ roll influences.
The Fine Tuning Parlays consist of three songs that I can vouch for, but, for whatever reason, I can’t unequivocally endorse the artist or the album.
The music of Cold War Kids brings a decidedly pre-grunge vibe into the modern era.
Because it so masterfully explores every seam in the bedrock of American music and then transcends them all in fashioning a new art form, Exile is the quintessential (and hands down best) Stones record.
Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham’s 2014 record Salvation Town is an exceptional fusion of rock and Americana.
Trigger Hippy’s self-titled debut album mixes rock, blues and country. The musical combinations at play create a sound that is both fresh and classic.
“The Way We Move” is filled with finely crafted acoustic nuggets that defy easy categorization. Some have a Celtic quality, others a jazz influence, but always present is the spare, troubadour spirit of Bob Dylan.