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Tony Scherman

Reporter

  • Everybody’s Talkin’

    On this two-disc live album, slide guitarist Derek Trucks, blues shouter (and Trucks' wife) Susan Tedeschi and nine friends cut a path between the improvised and the carefully arranged. Check the way horns reappear throughout Trucks' winding, tumultuous solo on the 13-minute "Bound for Glory," bringing order to chaos. Related• Photos: Random Notes

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  • Eleven Eleven

    Dave Alvin is steeped in Americana – not just the genre but a deep river of American myth that keeps giving him characters to write about. Former guitarist for roots heroes the Blasters, Alvin fills his 11th album with small towns, highways and losers we imagine he’s encountered on countless tours. Though Alvin has often switched […]

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