Ricky Flake

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    Audio-visual treats

    This final July column leads off with my thoughts about the re-release of Dave Matthews Band's first album, followed by reviews of live-performance DVD packages from Peter Gabriel and Elton John.


    Reviews of recent indie releases

    This mid-July mash-up kicks off with my review of a CD from a Southern musical couple, followed by my opinions about a short offering from a Southern California band, the debut full-length from a Texan singer/songwriter and a classic collection from late folksinger Pete Seeger. Enjoy!


    Miles, a Movie/TV Bad Guy and Studio Rio

    Kind of Blue-Legacy Edition," Miles Davis (Columbia/Legacy, HHHHH) was released January 2009, and the original 1959 album is rated No. 12 on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest LPs of All Time" list. However, Miles continued to evolve, and the live recording reviewed below shows how far-removed he was...


    Celebrate Independence Day with these American treasures

    This Independence Day column kicks off with my review of a new album by New Orleans' Rebirth Brass Band, who are scheduled to play at Biloxi's Kress Live on July 5. Following that are my opinions on Willie Nelson's new album and a biographical DVD feature about B.B. King.