Lonnie Mack, Blues-Rock Guitar Great, Dead at 74

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/lonnie-mack-blues-rock-guitar-great-dead-at-74-20160423

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Sturgill Simpson, a Genuine Alternative to Alt Country

On his new album, “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth,” Mr. Simpson bends his voice around countrypolitan, rockabilly, blues, soul and Southern rock.

Source: Sturgill Simpson, a Genuine Alternative to Alt Country – The New York Times

You can currently stream the new album on NPR’s First Listen.

It is nothing like his previous two albums, I’m not even sure it is country, but I like it a lot. I think the thing I really appreciate about Simpson, is that he still understands the basic concept of an album. Streaming music is destroying the album as art-form…Simpson fights the tide.