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Paul McDonald – A Proven Artist Already!

This Idol season yielded a true-professional in Paul McDonald. Voted off 8th, the 26 year-old hails from Huntsville, Alabama. Before Idol, Paul McDonald was (and still remains) the lead vocalist of The Grand Magnolias, formerly known as the Hightide Blues. The Grand Magnolias have one self-titled album, released last November. Continue reading

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Turnpike Troubadours Topping My Charts

The biggest pleasant surprise of 2010’s new music is the Oklahoma-based Turnpike Troubadours’ Diamonds & Gasoline release. The distinctive voice of the Turnpike Troubadours is singer-songwriter Evan Felker. His tone and pitch fit the band’s Country, Bluegrass and Folk songs like a Giselle Bundchen thong. The Troubadours music is both refreshingly new and timeless, age immaterial. Hear them today. Continue reading

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Rediscovering Van Halen

Music is such a terrific vehicle for transporting us to another time and place. Hearing music from long ago can refire the wonderment synapses like few other stimuli. Hearing some long forgotten Van Halen recently took me back to that place when I first started driving back in 1978-1979. Continue reading

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