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Rick Teverbaugh  |  July 31, 2009

I first became familiar with jug band music through my affection for the Lovin' Spoonful. I backward traced John Sebastian and came upon the Even Dozen Jug Band and also found Maria Muldaur and David Grisman. Now Muldaur has announced an album, Her Garden of Joy, for Oct. 6 on Stony Plain [...]

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Rick Teverbaugh  |  July 28, 2009

I had a lot of debate about what to do about Bonnie Bishop's album Things I Know, which is coming out on Aug. 11. It didn't have anything to do with whether this music deserves to be heard as you'll find out in a graph or so. It had more to do with my own perception of exactly how [...]

Continue reading "Bishop pushes the Outskirts limits"

Rick Teverbaugh  |  July 21, 2009

John Fogerty publicly displayed a love for country as far back as 1973 when he released The Blue Ridge Rangers. The album really wasn't bad. I especially liked Jambalaya, Workin on a Building and She Thinks I Still Care. There was just one major problem with the disc, he played all the [...]

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Rick Teverbaugh  |  July 19, 2009

Throughout my musical life I've been plagued by bands that were under appreciated, at least to my ears. They produced enough good songs that they should have been constantly on the radio and at or near the top of the charts. The groups that come to mind from my earlier days are; The Band, [...]

Continue reading "Getting a Piece of a Favorite"

Rick Teverbaugh  |  July 15, 2009

It took me a good bit of time to figure out how to explain exactly why I feel so strongly about Kate Redgate and her recently released album Nothing Tragic. After about the fourth time through the disc it hit me what I liked - everything. Redgate spent her youth in Illinois and has spent a [...]

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Rick Teverbaugh  |  July 13, 2009

There are previews and then there are distant previews and I will admit this is the latter. One of my all-time favorite singer/songwriters is Radney Foster. I don't recall when I first became aware of the Del Rio, Texas native but it was around the time he released the album named for his [...]

Continue reading "Fostering great anticipation"

Rick Teverbaugh  |  July 7, 2009

As previously mentioned, I believe Jay Farrar has produced the most consistently pleasing work out of the Uncle Tupelo split. I quickly fell in love with Trace and from a content and presentation standpoint, the new American Central Dust is the closest Son Volt or Farrar as a solo artist has come [...]

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Rick Teverbaugh  |  July 4, 2009

Without an appreciation for traditional country instrumentation and without a feel for humor's place in music, it would be hard to wrap your ears around The Sweetback Sisters and their new release, Chicken Ain't Chicken on Signature Sounds. Fortunately I have no trouble with either and I [...]

Continue reading "Love These Sisters"

Rick Teverbaugh  |  July 1, 2009

One of the major perks of working in the journalism side of the music business is getting to hear albums before their release. It falls under the category of getting to open Christmas presents early without getting in trouble. So there was just a bit of excitement this week when Bloodshot [...]

Continue reading "Rockets for the 4th"

Rick Teverbaugh  |  July 1, 2009

As promised last time out, here is an explanation as to why right now is an ideal time to be introducing this blog for this music. This past Tuesday Wilco released Wilco (the album) and the early reviews have been solid if not spectacular. It seems the only downside the critics can find is that [...]

Continue reading "It's a matter of perfect timing"

Rick Teverbaugh  |  July 1, 2009

For me this is the perfect time to be starting a blog called the "Outskirts of Country." In my next offering I will detail why this is such a great time for it. Right now let me tell you what I envision will be covered here. It turns out it will be almost anything that I believe has or [...]

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