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  • Hear It First: Chris Smither, 'Call Me Lucky'

    • Feb 27, 2018
    • Cindy Howes

    Chris Smither's 18th album in his 50 plus year career finds him embracing his roots from Boston's rich music scene through his collaboration with some of its finest players.

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  • Song Premiere: The Mammals, "Make It True"

    • Feb 14, 2018
    • Linda Fahey

    The Mammals' brand new single "Make It True" bursts with harmonies, harmonica, and jangling guitars with hints of the Byrds, Fleet Foxes, and something distinctly "Mammalian.

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  • Album Review: The Mammals, 'Sunshiner'

    • Apr 17, 2018
    • Linda Fahey

    The Mammals are back with thirteen new songs that remind us why people turn to music in trying times. Indeed, their new album, Sunshiner, is an energetic burst of light at a time when we could all use a little more of both.

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  • Album Review: Sean Rowe, 'New Lore'

    • Apr 27, 2017
    • Cindy Howes

    Sean Rowe has spent the last few years on the road playing all sorts of venues: clubs, house concerts, barns, chicken coops, churches and more.