THE AMERICAN REPORTER MU.S.IC REPORT

Vol. 12, No. 2,856W - The American Reporter - March 18, 2006

SPRINGSTEEN: WHEN YOU NEED HIM, HE WILL COME
by Randy Holhut

DUMMERSTON, Vt. -- For any veteran artist, it can be almost unfair to compare their current work with their past creations.

ELEGANT MU.S.IC OF DAVE LESLIE FILLED TO 'THE BRIM'
by Michael Williams

("The Brim". Dave Leslie. Corvallis, OR: 2001, Louie Records.

THE FLATLANDERS: LONG TIME A'COMING AND WORTH THE WAIT
by Dave Madeloni

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- The last time the Flatlanders tried to put out a record, there were no VCR, Marlon Brando was mumbling away as The Godfather, Bobby Fischer outfoxed Boris Spassky for the World Chess Championship, Sammy Davis Jr's sickly sweet "Candy Man" topped the charts, Mark Spitz cleaned up the gold in the tragic Munich Olympics, Vietnam still raged, and I was daydreaming my way through High School. To the best of my recollection, anyway.

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DAVE ALVIN AS CALIFORNIA'S MU.S.ICAL AMBASSADOR
by Rick Bell

POWAY, Calif. -- Dave Alvin can no longer downplay his role as the Golden State's musical ambassador. From the title of his latest release to the CD's artwork to several of the live album's song titles, this record oozes California. Alvin, the fourth-generation Californian who has just come off a successful reunion tour with his brother Phil and their seminal '80s roots-rock band the Blasters, has compiled 13 songs with a very West Coast vibe.

TACKLING THE SERIOU.S. JAM
by Jim Trageser

(Hellborg / Lane / Sipe. Personae. New York, N.Y.: Bardo.

THE GOLD IN GAELIC SOUL
By Cindy Hasz

(Clannad. A Magical Gathering - The Clannad Anthology. City, State: Rhino

Rick Bell
RALPH STANLEY STILL IN CHARGE
by Rick Bell

(Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys. Live at McCabe's

Rick Bell
JU.S.T ALONG FOR THE RIDE?
by Rick Bell

(McBride & the Ride. Amarillo Sky. Nashville, Tenn.: Dualtone

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LEFTOVER SALMON GREAT LIVE; FRONTMAN FLAT ON SOLO OUTING
by Rick Bell

(Leftover Salmon. Live. Nashville, Tenn.: Compass Records.

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