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Articles by Jack Silverman

Masters of "Musical ADD": Umphrey’s McGee’s Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger

March 15, 2018
The secret prog-rock band’s guitar duo doubles down on their radical sounds and makes a fearless, recombinant new album, it’s not us.
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Sliding Home: Mark “Porkchop” Holder

June 23, 2017
A Southern-music original returns to his Tennessee birthplace—and his sanity—to capture his own bold vision of blues and rock with his new trio’s roaring debut, Let It Slide.
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Robyn Hitchcock’s Manifesto

May 4, 2017
For his eponymous new LP, the famed British songwriter enlists producer Brendan Benson to make a spirited rock record with angular guitars and a thoughtful kind of rage.
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Norman Blake: Still Keepin’ It Real

April 10, 2017
Even at 79, the folk and bluegrass legend feels compelled to make his flattop ring and write songs that speak truth to power.
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Drive-By Truckers: Sing Out!

November 10, 2016
Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley raise their voices to protest inequality and gun violence on the group’s new album, American Band.
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Dex Romweber’s Silvertone Soul

October 14, 2016
A punkabilly guitar legend finds balance in battered guitars, piano ballads, reverb-drenched vibes, and the inspiration of classic gospel and R&B.
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Steve Dawson: Groovin’ and Slidin’

May 10, 2016
The Canadian fingerpicker jumped into the deep end of Nashville’s guitar pool, where he’s thriving as a solo artist, sideman, and producer.
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Steve Dawson “Driver’s Wheel” Video Premiere

March 28, 2016
The roots guitar wizard previews his upcoming album with a stunning solo performance on Weissenborn lap steel and vocals.
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Ouija Lord: Neal Casal of Circles Around the Sun

February 18, 2016
The psych-roots guru conjures the spirit of the Grateful Dead with his new album, talks about playing with Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, and explains the magic in Jerry Garcia’s legendary Wolf guitar.
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