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Photo: Mimi Raver
Photo: Mimi Raver
Photo: Mimi Raver

"The sound of this open, airy room had an influence on what we wanted to do," says Tokyo Police Club guitarist Josh Hook, talking about recording TPC.

 
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Eric B. and Rakim
Eric B. and Rakim
Eric B. and Rakim

A classic hip-hop due that stormed out the gates in the 1980s with its debut album, Paid in Full, Eric B. & Rakim inked a deal with MCA and continued to release albums throughout the ’90s. The two would go their separate wa...

 
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Dale Watson - Compass Records
Dale Watson - Compass Records
Dale Watson - Compass Records

"I encourage my audience to come out and yell if they have a certain song they want to hear," says singer-guitarist Dale Watson. "At the end of the day, it’s just a honky-tonk party."

 
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Janet Jackson Unbreakable
Janet Jackson Unbreakable
Janet Jackson Unbreakable

"We want to make the artist sound great and give everyone their own sound," says writer/producer James Samuel "Jimmy Jam" Harris III about working with Terry Steven Lewis on Janet Jackson's albums.

 
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Griffin House Photo Credit: McConville Studio
Griffin House Photo Credit: McConville Studio
Griffin House Photo Credit: McConville Studio
 

Griffin House On Letting Go

 
January 5, 2017
 



"It’s the least produced record I’ve done in a long time," says singer-songwriter Griffin House about his latest album and its surprisingly big sound. "It’s just five guys in a room playing."

 
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Roots N Blues N BBQ
Roots N Blues N BBQ
Roots N Blues N BBQ

"No matter what you might come to Roots N Blues to see, it’s nearly 100 percent guaranteed that you’ll walk away with a new favorite or three from the weekend’s schedule."

 
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Maxwell photo by Christian Hansen
Maxwell photo by Christian Hansen
Maxwell photo by Christian Hansen
 

Maxwell: R&B Royalty

 
October 19, 2016
 



"For me, this tour is the highlight of my career," says R&B/soul singer Maxwell about co-headlining with Mary J. Blige on the King and Queen of Hearts World Tour.

 
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Birdsong At Morning, photo by Coleman Rogers
Birdsong At Morning, photo by Coleman Rogers
Birdsong At Morning, photo by Coleman Rogers

"I started to write songs that incorporated some of that youthful energy, but with a more adult perspective," says singer/songwriter Alan Williams about the Birdsong At Morning album A SLIGHT DEPARTURE.

 
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Lake Street Dive photo by Danny Clinch
Lake Street Dive photo by Danny Clinch
Lake Street Dive photo by Danny Clinch

Side Pony, the title of Lake Street Dive’s latest album, serves as a metaphor for the band’s eclectic approach. The group incorporates R&B, pop, ’60s-era rock, and soul into “a unique, dance-party-ready mix.” Nashville-base...

 
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Joan Shelley
Joan Shelley
Joan Shelley
 

Joan Shelley is Swift and Strong

 
September 21, 2016
 



"We tried to not get burdened and bogged down by whether it was right or wrong," says singer-songwriter Joan Shelley about recording her most recent album in just a couple of days. "It’s very homemade."