Tag Archives: Album Review

ALBUM REVIEW: Love Canon – Cover Story

Love Canon – Cover Story Over the past eight years, Love Canon has gradually picked up the torch of Appalachian bluegrass, carrying on one of the region’s oldest traditions. The band’s latest release, Cover Story, is a nine-track effort consisting of guest-filled bluegrass versions of ‘80s pop classics. Love Canon enlists an all-star cast of […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Hot Buttered Rum – Lonesome Panoramic

Hot Buttered Rum – Lonesome Panoramic Based in the San Francisco Bay Area and born out of a mutual love for acoustic music, Hot Buttered Rum has graced stages around the country for nearly two decades. The five-piece band independently released its sixth studio album, Lonesome Panoramic, on July 20, 2018, showing a true mastery […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Surprise Attack – Water EP

Surprise Attack – Water EP Keeping the DC area jam scene alive, Surprise Attack’s self-described “Mountain Funk” has spread throughout the Mid-Atlantic over the past couple of years. From prestigious festivals to some of DC’s and Northern Virginia’s favorite venues, these boys are continuously making waves in our nation’s capital. The five-piece band is pressing […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Ginada Piñata – Ginada Piñata

Ginada Piñata – Ginada Piñata In today’s music scene, bands have to be able to improvise in order to be successful; in order to truly be able to captivate an audience and keep them coming back for more. Those who do it best seem to always have some kind of jazz interest, training or roots […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Surprise Attack – Fire EP

Surprise Attack – Fire EP Surprise Attack is one of Washington, DC’s rising talents in the jam scene, and recently, they have shown nothing but forward motion and enthusiasm. The five-piece band sold out their EP release party on a boat on the Potomac River, and they have begun to pick up steam among local […]

RAGIN’ REVIEW: Danny Barnes – Got Myself Together (Ten Years Later)

Danny Barnes – Got Myself Together (Ten Years Later) For fans of modern bluegrass, the name Danny Barnes rings of creativity and exploration of the possibilities of the banjo. I, myself, thought of him as the Hendrix of the banjo when I first saw him play as a member of the original lineup of the […]

RAGIN’ REVIEW & PREMIER: Conundrum – Physiognomy

Conundrum – Physiognomy While they may be new to your ears, this progressive rock power trio will not remain in the shadows for long. Milwaukee’s Conundrum is made up of Alex Klosterman (guitar), Charlie Celenza (drums) and Owen Benkowski (bass, vocals). Although the pride themselves on the live experience, providing intuitive improvisation, the band has […]

RAGIN’ REVIEW: Kung Fu – Joyride

Kung Fu, the premier funk jamband on the scene, released their brand new album Joyride on March 15, 2016! I am very happy to present my review of the new album on Live Music Daily. “Overall, this is a truly incredible collection of tunes, written and performed by some of the best musicians on the scene today. […]

RAGIN’ REVIEW: American Babies

This review was an absolute joy to write! Tom Hamilton is a genius, and he surrounds himself with only the best of the best in his band American Babies. Thanks so much as always to Live Music Daily for posting my review and for always believing me and craving more Ragin’ Randy! Check out my […]

RAGIN’ REVIEW: Darlingside – Birds Say

via Grateful Music I sincerely cannot remember the last time I felt so uplifted after listening to an album before I heard Birds Say by Darlingside. And don’t get me wrong, not every song is happy. The songs that make up the album span the entire range of human emotions, so by the time it […]