TWO OF A KIND: We’re All In This Together

We're All In This Together

          TWO OF A KIND We’re All In This Together Magillacutty www.twoofakind.com   Vibrant, hook-laden arrangements featuring members of the Fractals, Huffamoose and Acoustic Blender, Dave Posmontier (keyboards), Stan Slotter (trumpet. flute), and Paul Butler (clarinet), and didgeridoo master Harold E. Smith, and uplifting vocal harmonies … → read more

ANI DIFRANCO: Allergic to Water

          Ani DiFranco Allergic To Water Righteous Babe www.righteousbabe.com   Carpel Tunnel Syndrome may have forced her to tamper her power-cord guitar assault, but poetic depth and sharp-edged literacy remain as potent as ever on Ani DiFranco’s twenty-eighth studio album, Allergic to Water. DiFranco’s most intimate … → read more

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Rhythm & Roots

          Rhythm & Roots August 29-31, Ninigret Park, Charlestown, RI www.rhythmandroots.com   So many performers at the 17th annual Rhythm and Roots Festival proclaimed it among the best festivals that they had played that one began to realize that they just might be right. Located on … → read more

PAMELA DAVIS: Return to Tranzotica

          Pamela Davis Return to Tranzotica Sound Fields www.cdbaby.com/cd/pameladavis6   After four solo singer-songwriter albums, Brian Wilson/Beatles-influenced Pamela Davis had a surprise hit when she switched to atmospheric instrumentals for her fifth outing, Welcome to Tranzotica, in 2009. Featuring real world string instruments set to rolling … → read more

THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS: A Box of Everything

          The Slambovian Circus of Dreams A Box of Everything Red River www.red-river-records.com   With influences including Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Frank Zappa, Todd Rundgren, and the marching bands in Philadelphia’s Mummer Parade, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams deliver a sound both … → read more

MARGARET WISE BROWN: Goodnight Songs

      Margaret Wise Brown Goodnight Songs Sterling Children’s BooksISBN: 1-4549-0446-1, 28 color pages w/ CD,10″x10″ hbk, $17.95 (U.S.) / $19.95 (Can.) www.sterlingpublishing.com   To say that Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952) was one of the most prolific authors of children’s picture books would be an understatement. Dying prematurely (of … → read more