Category Archives: Music Review

Review: Tyne and The Fastlyne at Zeno’s

(28 April 2015) STATE COLLEGE, PA — First of all, all I’m going to do here is gush. Second, I’m going to call them a bluegrass band, even though they do other things. I’m going to call them that because … Continue reading

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The power of an arrangement: Randy Newman vs. The Blues Brothers

OK, “Randy Newman vs. The Blues Brothers” is a little deceptive, because actually I adore both these versions of this song. But I wanted to highlight how much the arrangement changes the character of the song. Exhibit A: Randy Newman … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Nikki Talley at The Gnu’s Room

(18 December 2012) AUBURN, AL – When it’s just right, music can carry us up above everything and put us in touch with something greater than ourselves. Tonight in Auburn, Nikki Talley gave that kind of performance. After a long … Continue reading

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Auburn Diary: One Night, Four Bands

(16 November 2012) AUBURN, AL — You can either go where the scene is, or stay where you are and make your own scene. That came up again and again during my “Jazz Or Bust” Tour this summer. I traveled … Continue reading

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Los Lobos: Spanish for “the bomb”

Jen and I saw Los Lobos at The Egg tonight. The set list included Tejano classics, Jimi Hendrix, the Dead, and a whole bag of original music from one of the greatest bands of all time. I said it. One … Continue reading

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