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The Devil Makes Three, Lewis drop discs

Friday, September 16, 2016 – The Devil Makes Three and Aaron Lewis, with his first disc in four years, are out with new music today.

The Devil Makes Three, who mix country, blues, rockabilly and more, are out with "Redemption & Ruin," a covers disc of songs about "redemption" and "ruin." Bluesmen Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters are covered along with Kris Kristofferson, Ralph Stanley and Tom Waits. Emmylou Harris, Tim O'Brien, Jerry Douglas, Darrell Scott and guitar ace Duane Eddy play on the disc.

Lewis, who had a disc out in 2012 with the hit "Country Boy," returns with "Sinner." The Massachusetts resident takes a hard core country turn a la Waylon Jennings. Willie Nelson sings on the title track of a disc produced by Buddy Cannon.

Husband-and-wife duo, Brett and Rennie Sparks, aka The Handsome Family, release their 10th disc, "Unseen." The deep-voice Brett takes lead vocals on a disc recorded at their home studio in New Mexico.

Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Stapleton shows his traditional roots – Chris Stapleton's All-American Road show feels like a singular mission to rid the genre of the bro country scourge that has plagued it for years. He came out with a blazing one-two punch of "Second One To Know" and "Without Your Love" and packed a stadium sized onslaught into a 9,000-seat arena. He never once veered from his... »»»
Concert Review: Jinks wins over fans, especially new ones – Cody Jinks asked the crowd a bit into his show how many had never seen him before. It seemed like Jinks has made a lot of musical inroads into the public's consciousness because roughly three quarters of the audience raised their hands to show that this was their first time. That probably made Jinks feel pretty darn good about how life has been... »»»
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