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Review: Jeff Lynne's ELO, 'Alone In The Universe'

G. Love & Special Sauce: Still Cooking

OCTOBER 25, 2015

In the beginning, there was the blues. A while later, there was hip-hop. And then, in the early 1990s, the musical melting pot of G. Love and Special Sauce served up something called hip-hop blues.

AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Rock & Roots Artist: Keith Richards - 'Crosseyed Heart'

Oct 26, 2015

AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine…

Patty Griffin, Self-Made 'Servant Of Love,' On The Strange Gift Of Age

Ten albums in, Patty Griffin isn't slowing down. Her new album tackles love and humanity with a sound straight out of the juke joint and a passion that surges from each song. It also marks a milestone in the artist's personal life: She began writing it just as she was staring down her 50th birthday.

AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek

Rock & Roots Artist: Ben Folds - 'So There'

Oct 5, 2015

Review: Ben Folds, 'So There'

Gary Clark Jr.: 'Music Is Medicine To Me'

Gary Clark Jr., the blues-guitar wunderkind from Austin, Texas, who grew up into a solo star, titled his latest LP The Story of Sonny Boy Slim in a nod to his own nickname and whirlwind ascent. But there's a song on the album whose name might better represent its overall tone: "The Healing."

Performing together as The Wood Brothers, Chris and Oliver Wood have long been mainstays on the Americana circuit, with their breakout 2006 album Ways Not To Lose gave way to several beloved releases. Now, the band has announced Paradise, a forthcoming full-length recorded at Dan Auerbach’s East Eye Sound Studios. Notably more of a rock-tinged effort than most of their previous work, the band maintains the strong connection with one another and their listeners that has won such acclaim over the last decade.