Jono McCleery’s ever growing fanbase will be thrilled to hear that the Rotterdam-based singer songwriter has produced his definitive album. Pagodes is the deepest, most powerful work to date by a musician whose work has been described as like “Miles Davis, Massive Attack, John Martyn, Fink, and Radiohead wrapped up in one exquisitely produced sound.”
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For her first album since 2012, Shawn Colvin revisits the tribute-record concept of Cover Girl, her 1994 album of live-set set staples like the Talking Heads’ pensive late-period ballad “This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody).” But Uncovered is less about live performance than moody reverie, with Colvin lending her dusky voice to standards by Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and others. Graham Nash’s “I Used to Be a King” is a choice obscurity, and Nash’s CSN partner David Crosby sings backup on Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street” — a song that’s a perfect fit for Colvin’s weight-of-the-world croon. And for the perfect closing note, Uncovered ends with “‘Till I Get It Right,” a 1973 hit for Tammy Wynette. Colvin will be on the road throughout the fall as opening act for Don Henley.
Comprising ex-Georgia Satellites frontman and chief songwriter Dan Baird, fellow ex-Satellite and drummer extraordinaire Mauro Magellan, Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Warner E Hodges, probably best known as co-founder of ground breaking alt country rockers Jason & The Scorchers, the line-up is completed by new boy and former Bonafide bassist Micke Nilsson.The album takes a glorius romp through Baird’s lyrical landscape of rural America and its characters, musically harking back to a time when music was fun and albums were designed to be listened to as a whole . With individual tracks evoking the spirit and attitude of early ’70’s Stones, The Band and The Heartbreakers amongst others.
With Gates of Gold, Loa Lobos bring their powerhouse mix of Rock, Tex-Mex, Country, Folk, and Blues. From start to finish, the lyrics and mood evoke a rich American saga in the tradition of Faulkner and Steinbeck from this truly original multi- Grammy award winning band from East LA on their first studio album in five years.
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