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March 30, 2020

In a “Love in the time of Corona” message published last week on the Eunice, La.-based Cajun music record company Valcour Records website, label president Joel Savoy announced a novel web-only release geared to helping local musicians.

“Since we’re all in quarantine and...

March 29, 2020

 Punk Rope's Tim Haft and Shana Brady at Otto's Shrunken Head

As it says on the Punk Rope website, “We give a skip.”

So much so, in fact, that the New York-based jump rope-cum-punk rock exercise program, now unable to hold actual classes during the current coronavirus pa...

March 23, 2020

One of the major tenets of music criticism is that great artists must take risks. By that criterion, there was no greater artist than Kenny Rogers.

The chronology: Houston native Rogers learned guitar and fiddle and played in a rockabilly recording band, The Scholars, i...

March 23, 2020

 Hohner's Sonny Terry Heritage Edition harmonica

Blues harmonica enthusiasts have reason to rejoice over the venerable German harmonica and accordion manufacturer Hohner’s new Sonny Terry Heritage Edition entry in its Signature Series of harmonicas honoring great Hohner...

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