Larkin Poe Convene with Kindred Spirits

Larkin Poe have sprinkled a few renditions of old blues songs into their tracklistings from time to time, but their forthcoming album Kindred Spirits finds them filling an entire album with cover versions, largely selected from the classic rock display case in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The project stems from the Georgia… Continue reading Larkin Poe Convene with Kindred Spirits

Neil Young’s Archives II Box Out Nov. 20

Neil Young obviously has a staggering number of recordings stashed away going back more than half a century. He’s got so much that even though there’ve been numerous portions released over the past 15 years as part of his multi-pronged Archives project, there’s still far more in the pipeline, he’s always behind schedule and the… Continue reading Neil Young’s Archives II Box Out Nov. 20

Comes a Time for Neil Young’s Homegrown

Originally recorded in 1974 and ’75, and described by the man himself as “the unheard bridge between Harvest and Comes a Time,” Neil Young’s album Homegrown went unreleased, unheard by the public, stored away in the vaults. Written after his breakup with actress Carrie Snodgrass, Homegrown is “the sad side of a love affair,” said… Continue reading Comes a Time for Neil Young’s Homegrown

Neil Young: Still Crazy After All These Years

Neil Young meanders back into action with his old buddies Crazy Horse for a new album titled Colorado. Out on Reprise Records Oct. 25, it’s his first album in seven years with his familiar if sporadic backing group, now including perennial replacement guy Nils Lofgren, returning to the fold to fill the gap left by… Continue reading Neil Young: Still Crazy After All These Years

Neil Young, Pickin’ a Song or Two

Another year, another Neil Young concert from the ancient archives is excavated. This next one, out June 7, is titled Tuscaloosa, and it was recorded live at the University of Alabama right there in the titular town on February 5, 1973. Which means we get to hear ol’ Neil put her down right into the… Continue reading Neil Young, Pickin’ a Song or Two

Live Acoustic Neil Young Song-Cycle From ’76 Out Nov. 30

As Neil Young continues his downward spiral into irreversible dementia – most recently blaming Donald Trump and “climate change” for the raging fires that tragically torched two of his California homes instead of the state’s wingnut buffoon of a governor Jerry Brown, who two years ago vetoed a bipartisan wildlife management bill that would’ve allowed… Continue reading Live Acoustic Neil Young Song-Cycle From ’76 Out Nov. 30

Posthumous Charles Bradley Album Out Nov. 9

Sadly, we lost Mr. Charles Bradley to cancer on Sept. 23, 2017. In celebration of his life, on Nov. 9 (five days after what would have been his 70th birthday), Daptone Records will release Black Velvet, a full elpee of old school soul slow-burners that were never included on any prior Bradley album. Featuring material… Continue reading Posthumous Charles Bradley Album Out Nov. 9

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

The Son Shines: Sooner or Later, You’ll Love Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real With a father that transcends country music superstardom, it’s tempting to hitch Lukas Nelson’s growing legacy to nothing but Willie’s. His father’s celebration of kinfolks with his Family Band triggers these comparisons for longtime fans of the Nelsons. As established… Continue reading Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Altamont

Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day By Joel Selvin [Dey Street/William Morrow] OK, I’m going to go ahead and assume that all you super-hip readers of Stomp and Stammer already have a pretty good idea of what went down at Altamont: A shitload of people showed… Continue reading Altamont

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Live From Alabama

While you weren’t looking, Jason Isbell became one of America’s best songwriters – from any genre; rock, folk, country, garage, you name it. Commencing during his 2001-07 stint with the Drive-By Truckers, Isbell quietly began establishing his bonafides via such tracks as “Decoration Day,” “Danko/Manuel” and “Goddamn Lonely Love,” all faves among Truckers fans. With… Continue reading Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Live From Alabama