Marty Jones

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  • 9 years ago | Music News

    Could there be a worse name for a guy in a band?" asks John Common of his surname. "Look up 'common' in the dictionary, and here's what it says: normal, plebian, standard...having no special distinction, coarse." Ironically, none of those terms co...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    The one thing in short supply in good roadhouse music is humor. But there's no such lack on the debut CD from local twang-bangers the Calf Branders. The boys open Good Enuff!? with their very own theme song, which pays tribute to everything from t...

  • 10 years ago | Music News

    Dallas Wayne mixes country's dyed-in-denim traditions with the stupidity-free sensibility of modern, insurgent C&W. On Fan, Wayne wraps his burly baritone around a batch of old-style tunes that mention trucks and jukeboxes but never scream cliches...

  • 10 years ago | Music News

    Equal parts genius, anarchist and freak of nature, Robbie Fulks is the under-heralded king of "real" country music. Georgia Hard, Fulks's latest effort, sports a mandolin-blessed tribute to highway escapism ("Where There's a Road") along with inst...

  • 11 years ago | Music News

    Tommy Stinson's position as ultimate rock-and-roll bassist is undeniable. His astoundingly mature efforts at putting bass and backing vocals into the Replacements catalogue were unmatched. He followed those achievements with a gig as frontman for ...

  • 11 years ago

    Her father may have seen "Fire and Rain," but food prepared by Sally Taylor never sees a flame. Or a pot of boiling water, for that matter. Since opening Sally in the Raw last month, Taylor -- the daughter of James Taylor and Carly Simon, and a mu...

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