Albums

Jeff Aug | Wedding Song | New Music Review

Solo instrumental guitarist, Jeff Aug, recently released a new collection of songs, entitled Wedding Song.  In general, Jeff has a flair for presenting the familiar with a twist.  He is an American, yet he resides in Germany.  Instead of crediting his head and his heart for his work, he credits his fingers for the creative impetus behind his music.  Instead of planning reasonably paced tours,

Chatham County Line | Sight and Sound | Album Review

Chatham County Line releases the live album and DVD Sight and Sound, recorded in August 2010 at Raleigh’s Fletcher Opera Theater. This collection of the North Carolina quartet offers an in-depth look of the bluegrass band’s decade-long discography.

Jacob Jeffries Band | Tell Me Secrets | New Music Review

Jacob Jeffries Band’s album Tell Me Secrets has a lot of secrets to tell. For starters, they can definitely write some poetry. With their plethora of rhymes, Jacob Jeffries Band is a mix of Ryan Adams and their own personal blend of rock. A light piano rock album, Jacob Jeffries sings his heart out.

Sean Atkins | 'Volume 1.5' | New Music Review

Local Pittsburgh musician, Sean Atkins, compiles a free, six-track, digital album available for download on Bandcamp. A cross between Owen and an acoustic Bon Iver, Atkins brings you a companion for your foggy morning, forlorn afternoon, and lonely evening.

Cosmo Jarvis | Think Bigger | New Music Review

Looking for a jazzy and snazzy indie sound with catchy lyrics and catchier guitar licks? Look no further than Cosmo Jarvis’s Think Bigger. Relaxing, catchy, and a flawless voice—Cosmo Jarvis is just what the doctor prescribed. He has an acoustic sound with vocals kind of like Jack Johnson meets Mat Kearney.

Eternal Summers | Correct Behavior | New CD Review

Correct Behavior is the second album from Eternal Summers. It has a sort of punk-indie feel to it. Despite the dreamy hip sound, it is laden with electric guitars and spunky sounding vocals. In fact, it’s a bit reminiscent of the 80’s.

Keller Williams & The Travelin McCourys: Pick | Review

Multi-faceted artist Keller Williams is constantly surprising his fan base with a dizzying array of new releases and unique projects.  He started his career as a one-man band and has gradually over the years become more of a bandleader, directing such excellent endeavors like The Keller Williams Incident, Keller and the WMDs, Kdubalicious, etc.

Del and Dawg | Hardcore Bluegrass in the Dawg House | Review

For all of you many hardcore bluegrass fans out there, now more than ever is the time to sink your teeth into archival material from your favorite artists. More and more releases keep popping up, both in-studio sessions and live performances. It seems like the bluegrass community values the live-performance aspect of the form, and wants the luster of the instrumentation to be given proper representation.

Domino Effect | 'Music For My Soul' | New CD Review

Rightly named Music For My Soul, Domino Effect created an album that elicits a feel good vibe throughout. Starting (and finishing) with a positive message, Domino Effect begins their new album with Chains and It’s Alright. Their sound is reminiscent of a snippet of a few bands.

Dangermuffin | 'Olly Oxen Free' | New Music Review

Olly Oxen Free, the newest album from South Carolina-based band Dangermuffin, is a fun listen. Blending elements of roots rock with a sprinkling of southern slides, improvised instrumentals, and meandering drum breaks, the trio plays an interesting sort of rambling-jam music that showcases quite a bit of range.