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Billy Joe Shaver - Long in the Tooth

On the Mount Rushmore of 70′s Highwayman Icons, a zip code that includes Willie Nelson,Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristoffersons, Billy Joe Shaver could very well be considered the fifth Beatle, the under the radar cowboy that jump-started the movement with Honky Tonk Heroes in 1973, and in the process put the outlaw in Outlaw Country, reshaped the image of Waylon Jennings, changed the landscape of Country music forever, and just might have laid the foundation for Roots Rock and the Americana movement that is in full force today. 755 more words

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Jimmy Webb - Just Across the River

If you stopped right now and wrote down your five favorite songs the odds are that a Jimmy Webb song would be among them.   The list might include “Wichita Lineman”, “By the Time I get to Phoenix”, or even “Galveston”.  944 more words

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Nanci Griffith - Other Voices, Other Rooms

Nanci Griffith, much like John Prine, is one of those artists that flies just under our musical radar much of the time. Even though she sounds very much like her, she does not have the name recognition of… 1,022 more words

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Rival Sons - Great Western Valkyrie

Great Western Valkyrie, the latest and certainly the greatest album from Los Angeles rockers Rival Sons just might be the best pure Rock record since Guns ‘n’ Roses scorched the Sunset Strip earth with Appetite for Destruction in 1984.  907 more words

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Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees

1976 was a banner year for the album format. Hotel California, Takin’ it to the Streets, Songs in the Key of Life, and… 612 more words

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Chuck Prophet - Temple Beautiful

Chuck Prophet has carved out exactly the type of career he would have envisioned when he joined the psychedelic roots rock band Green on Redin the early 80’s.  1,176 more words

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