An Interview With Vic Chesnutt

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“I ain’t got time for the niceties.” So sang Vic Chesnutt in 1996.

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Lyric of the Week | The Avett Brothers > March 2, 2009

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Hate reads the letter and throws it away/ “No one here cares if you go or you stay/ I barely even noticed that you were away. I’ll see you or I won’t whatever”

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ZAC BROWN BAND > The Foundation

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The Foundation melds capable takes on various staple country themes …

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RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOT > A Stranger Here

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With a voice like the earth having grown even deeper and more resonant in recent years, Ramblin’ Jack has teamed up with producer Joe Henry to deliver a starkly dimensional and soulful collection of dark blues.

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J.J. CALE > Roll On

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There’s a songwriting philosophy that J.J. Cale has always seemed to follow, and it’s his latest album title: Roll On.

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MIRAH > (a)spera

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Call it anything you want: Mirah genre blends and bends like none other.

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MICHAEL STANLEY > Just Another Night

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The Heartland’s been reduced to unseen flyover. Not hip enough, nor glamorous enough?

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LONEY DEAR: New Faces 09

Swedish twee-poppers Loney Dear know what it’s like to tough it out under the radar.

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…AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD > The Century of Self

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These are cheap thrills so perfectly executed that they cease to be cheap…

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DAN AUERBACH > Keep It Hid

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Keep It Hid is a solid first solo effort for the Black Keys vocalist/guitarist, but could use a healthier dose of surprise.

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THE DEREK TRUCKS BAND > Already Free

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Capturing the raw energy only live performance can provide is often a difficult task for artists, but Trucks and Co. pull it off on the musically diverse Already Free.

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