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Review: ‘The Ballad of Dood and Juanita’ – Sturgill Simpson

Sturgill Simpson has forayed into a number of different genres in recent years, after starting his career in country music, he explored everything from prog-rock to bluegrass in subsequent albums. This latest release is a concept album set around 150 years ago, focusing on a military veteran in the civil war. It has a natural …

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Review: ‘Midtown Diaries’ – Mitchell Tenpenny

Mitchell Tenpenny’s gritty and powerful vocals ring out on this record. He’s the next big thing in country-rock, he’s the full package, the vocals, the songwriting and production is high end. The record starts with the high energy, arena-ready To Us It Did, the electric guitars ramp up the adrenaline. Tenpenny then shows his more …

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Review: ‘American Wilderness Odyssey’ – Steve Bonham and The Long Road

Upon first listen I am drawn to the level of musicianship on display from Steve Bonham and The Long Road. From the opening track Ballad of Duane and Billy Marie, where they utilise every aspect of the acoustic guitar including the harmonics, to the closing track, Western Requiem with the delicate piano cutting through the …

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