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What do Lucinda Williams, Willie Nelson, Calexico, and Iron And Wine’s Sam Beam all have in common?

Calexico, Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), Willie Nelson and Lucinda Williams – to name but a few of the guess artists on Amos Lee’s new album Mission Bell. Amos Lee is a singer-songwriter from America with soul, funk and jazz influences. Lee’s 4th album, released on Blue Note Records caught my attention because it is produced by Joey Burns from Calexico, with Calexico providing the backing music as well. Lee’s previous albums didn’t impress me much – it became a … Continue reading

Expect the unexpected: Iron & Wine’s “Kiss Each Other Clean”

“There’s no such thing as too much Iron & Wine” ~ myself, ages ago. The new Iron & Wine album, Kiss Each Other Clean is brilliant. To follow up from 2007’s The Shepard’s Dog, an album that’s so refined and rich with wide open spaces (basically, one of mankind’s finest moments), would take super-human skills. Consider it done. This is a brave new sound, and although it’s been a logical progression there’s clearly been a huge advancement in the band’s … Continue reading