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Spotlight Music of the Month
– James McMurtry
James McMurtry is one of The Line’s favorite artists. He most certainly was one the highlights for us at last year’s South By Southwest. It has been awhile since we’ve heard something new from McMurtry, but with “Complicated Game” he continues at what he does best. Few artists are able to write such enriched songs filled with fascinating characters and stories. “Complicated Game” has all the elements we’ve come to love from McMurtry and we highly recommend you checking it out.
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Last month’s Spotlight Music
“Better Luck” – John Calvin Abney
John Calvin Abney delivers one of the first great albums of 2015. It’s no wonder why it’s getting extremely positive reviews. No Depression says: “Better Luck is a solid freshman effort and your first “must-have” of 2015″. Co-produced by the unbelievably talented fellow Oklahoman singer-songwriter – John Moreland (The Line recently saw Moreland at Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL & the 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida). John Calvin Abney, a longtime favorite of The Line, is certain to become wider known with the release of “Better Luck”. We’ve seen him on a number of occasions, including a nice brief visit at last year’s South By Southwest Festival in Austin, TX, when he told us about going to San Francisco to record this album. The finished result is 11 songs perfectly blended together to satisfy anyone who loves great music. Presently, my favorite track is “Museums” – Beautifully done! John, thanks for such an incredible album.
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Alabama residents and married couple, “Jeffrey & Suzanne Zimmer,” are excellent examples of true music fans. When The Line discusses who should be named as that month’s selection, their name has always been mentioned with good reason. First of all, they are well loved by many friends and are devoted fans of the local, regional and national music scenes. They rarely miss a show at the famous “Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm” in Silverhill, AL – a “must-see” to any fan of spectacular music. Each year The Zimmers also enjoy traveling abroad as part of the Cayamo Music Cruise (the annual Americana music festival-at-sea). It’s a pleasure to know them and enjoy so much incredible music together.
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