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Record Reviews

Yours To Break (Independent) P.E.I. folk power trio The East Pointers’ third release, Yours To Break, reaffirms their roots in traditional Irish and Scottish music, while pushing farther in the direction of pop sensibilities in order to reach more mainstream-oriented listeners.  The…
Them and Us (Independent) Chuck Brodsky stands alongside Loudon Wainwright III and Si Kahn as one of America’s great social commentators. And if you haven’t heard of Brodsky after 12 albums, then obviously, you’ve been visiting The Little Prince on asteroid…
Strange Path (True North) Strange Path is the followup to Stagger’s “creative re-emergence”—the excellent album Love Versus. If Love Verus was an awakening, Strange Path is like a vibrant sunrise. Another showcase of terrific songwriting with, perhaps, something like self-acceptance and optimism coming through.  The album runs…
It’s a Dog’s Life (Strictly Country Records) Si Kahn represents what folk music used to be about—standing up for the little guy, railing against injustice. Following the path of Woody Guthrie and his late friend, Pete Seeger, he has spent as…
The Great Irish Songbook (Rounder Records) This new disc is something of a landmark for this band from Sligo, Ireland. They’ll soon be celebrating 30 years in the music business and it’s their first release on their new label, the celebrated…