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NEWS 23 Mar 2013

J.D. McPherson and The Dunwells featured in USA Today's Playlist

http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/reviews/story/2012-08-27/playlist-eli-young-band-van-ghost/57355260/1 Playlist:By Brian Mansfield, Special for USA TODAY
THE PLAYLIST 10 intriguing tracks found during the week's listening: Goin' Down Rockin', Waylon JenningsPosthumously released recordings from the country outlaw's final years show his creative spirit never died. Heart of Rhythm, Ryan BinghamMiles from his Oscar-winning The Weary Kind, this one sounds more like Billy Idol with slide guitar.Rather Be Wrong Than Lonely, J.T. HodgesTexas newcomer finds a sweet spot between country cool and power pop on this cut from his self-titled debut. Signs & Signifiers, J.D. McPhersonImagine a rockabilly number built on Johnny Marr's tremelo guitar intro for The Smiths' How Soon Is Now? Sweet Spot, Tift MerrittSteel-laced country-soul only hints at the sublime charms of Merritt's Traveling Alone album, due Oct. 2. Let the Healing Begin, Dorothy MooreMisty Blue singer shows she can still turn a flicker to a flame on her new Blues Heart album.Cage, Van GhostPop-rockers break free with a repetitive chorus and guitar hooks aplenty. Blind Sighted Faith, The DunwellsBritish folk-rockers marry CSN&Y harmonies to U2-style guitar riff on title track from debut album, out today. Day by Day, Andrew PetersonPeter Pan provides the gateway to a meditation on mortality, eternity and the remaking of a human soul. Calling Me Home, Kathy MatteaMattea's Sept. 11 album takes its name from Alice Gerrard's deathbed ballad, sung a cappella with Tim Eriksen.

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