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07 October 2021

Back in the old days, a proto-version of the Black River’s described themselves as something called “Electric Americana.” I don’t know if they are still...

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13 October 2020

The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved. So sayeth the book of Jeremiah, and this time I might even believe it. The...

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20 April 2020

As this lockdown drags on, excitement is at a premium. Foghat’s “Slow Ride,” once just a guilty pleasure, has now become a breakfast...

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05 March 2020

In August of 2011, the usually boring world of guitar production was jolted by the arrival of federal agents at three Gibson guitar facilities in Tennessee...

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03 February 2020

There are two ways to watch a show at the Shrunken Head Rock 'n Roll Club. The first is grabbing some dinner with some friends and heading over just in time...

Guy in Cowboy hat playing a guitar
31 December 2019

It’s late December, and I’m standing at the Dick’s Den bar with my brother Charlie a little after six o’clock. We’re here to play the Phil Ochs Tribute Show...