Shemekia Copeland, America’s Child

by Imogen Speith Award-winning vocalist Shemekia Copeland released her most compelling outing to date on Alligator Records entitled, America’s Child, on Friday, August 3, 2018. The record was produced by Nashville singer-songwriter and notable sideman Will Kimbrough.  America’s Child is Read more

Jim Pharis, High Mileage

by Donald Rumpert Old Jalopy or old faithful? Hot rod, probably not.  Pharis is that authentic, dependable acoustic player that melds a helping of acoustic blues covers with originals.  A solid fingerpicking guitarist, his playing is unpretentious and solid.  With Read more