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Music review: Too Slim and the Taildraggers is down and dirty blues
by Doug Hill Musician: Too Slim and the Taildraggers Album name: Blue Heart (2013, Underworld Records) Why you should listen: Tim Langford aka Too Slim is closing in on three decades as a professional slide guitar slinger and blues ...
Music review: Peelander-Z is surprising entertainment
by Doug Hill Musician: Peelander-Z Album name: Metalander-Z (2013, Chicken Ranch Records) Why you should listen: Peelander-Z’s new album is part homage and part left-handed salute to heavy metal music. Last release “Space Vacation” (2012), ...
Music review: Buddy Guy pays homage to career in newest album
Album name: Rhythm & Blues (2013, Silvertone Records/RCA Records) Musician: Buddy Guy Why you should listen: With a discography that counts one record for every year in a half-century long career you might think Buddy Guy would be coasting ...
Book review: Gaiman’s novel offers breathtaking journey
Book: The Ocean at the End of the Lane (2013, HarperCollins Publishers) Author: Neil Gaiman Why you should read: Neil Gaiman’s “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” takes readers into the world of a man who has returned to a place he knew as ...
Music review: Watermelon Slim’s newest album a musical treasure
Album name: Bull Goose Rooster (2013, NorthernBlues Music) Musician: Watermelon Slim and the Workers Why you should listen: William P. Homans aka Watermelon Slim would be an unforgettable character even if he had never sung a single song. ...
Book review: Bad Monkey hits the spot with crime, comedy
Book: Bad Monkey (2013, Random House, Inc.) Author: Carl Hiaasen Why you should read: “Bad Monkey” tells the story of Andrew Yancy, a functioning alcoholic with a laundry list of other character flaws who has been suspended from his job as ...
Book review: And the Mountains Echoed tells flawless story of love, sorrow
Book: And the Mountains Echoed (2013, Riverhead Hardcover) Author: Khaled Hosseini Why you should read: Resting at No. 3 on both the New York Times and USA Today’s bestseller lists, Khaled Hosseini’s “And the Mountains Echoed” is yet ...
Music review: David Egan poetic lyricist
Album name: Self-titled (2013, Rhonda Sue Records) Musician: David Egan Why you should listen: David Egan has been around the block a few times and that acquired wisdom is to our advantage in this set of tunes straight from the heart. The ...
Book review: Star Wars great for kids
Book: Star Wars: Vader's Little Princess (2013, Chronicle Books) Author and Illustrator: Jeffrey Brown Why you should read: When I was a young boy I would run through the halls of my home holding my plastic X-Wing fighter while pretending ...
Music review: Kirsten Thien’s live music a treat
Album name: Solo Live from the Meisenfrei Blues Club (2013, Screen Door Records) Musician: Kirsten Thien Why you should listen: Ask any musician what the toughest gig is. They’ll tell you it’s playing all by your lonesome with just a ...
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