Crosby & Nash

In early July I heard chatter about David Crosby's and Graham Nash's new CD to be released in August, I honestly wasn't expecting very much, even though I'm a huge fan of there's. I thought Crosby and Nash were spent and I also thought Stills' guitar work would be missed. Continue Reading

Various Artists

I recently listened to this double CD on a long three hour drive and I wasn't disappointed. What sets "The Loudness / Rock Hits Turned to 11" apart from the rest is its mix of old and new rock hits. This CD starts off with The Darkness's hit "Believe In Continue Reading

Rolling Stones

Originally "Jump Back" was released in 1994 to concur with the Rolling Stones' move to Virgin Records. The music execs back then decided a re-mastering of their newly acquired Rolling Stones record catalog (1971's Sticky Fingers through 1989's Steel Wheels) would be a worthy project. "Jump Back" is definitely the Continue Reading

Los Lobos

Los Lobos are among my favorite American bands and this band from East L.A. is so versatile and capable that they can manifest their sound into any musical idiom. Run to your local record store and pick up "Ride This – The Covers CD;" all of my claims will be Continue Reading

Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz made quite an impression in 2003. With his lopsided eyes and irritatingly cockeyed cap, he was the anti-John Mayer even as he was his peer. For Mraz didn't so much wish to be the junior Dave Matthews as he did the non-threatening folk-pop jangle dealer — a one-man Continue Reading