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Billy Boy Arnold, “The Blues Soul of Billy Boy Arnold”

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Covering an artist’s new project, I always look for an umbilical cord that connects the artist to their album. After researching Billy Boy Arnold’s new album, The Blues Soul of Billy Boy Arnold, the connection jumped out at me. Billy Boy Arnold’s album, his first since 2001, pays tribute to the great blues songwriters of the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. Continue reading Billy Boy Arnold, “The Blues Soul of Billy Boy Arnold”

Album Review: Dulcie Taylor’s “Only Worn One Time”

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When writing reviews, I usually go through a pretty set routine as I write about various people and their work. However, every now and then something happens as I research, watch and most importantly listen as I write about their work. So it goes with this singer/songwriter. It has been a long time since I have heard words and music coming out of someone like I have heard here. She is a poet, storyteller, and a gifted musician, as she seems to have fused together a contemporary folk mix along with an Appalachian sound with her dulcimer at her side. How her notoriety has slipped by me I honestly cannot explain. I guess I don’t get out much. Her accomplishments are many including being listed by Soundstage as “Best Recordings of the Year.” Her last CD, released in 2012, climbed to number one to become Amazon’s “Top-Rated Americana Album.” Her songwriting, as beautiful as it is, also won her “First Place Best Songwriter” in 2013 from the New Times Music Awards. Oh yes, she has won a WAMMIE (Washington, DC Area Music Award) as “Best Contemporary Folk Recording” to boot. Her name is Dulcie Taylor and her new album will certainly light up the airwaves. The new CD, Only Worn One Time will be released on July 8, 2014. This is one singer/songwriter that has something very special inside her. Continue reading Album Review: Dulcie Taylor’s “Only Worn One Time”