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Quarterman Jack Boosts Bay Area Americana

Quarterman Jack Boosts Bay Area Americana

Jose Segue June 26, 2012 0

Christopher Ford, a.k.a., Quarterman Jack Champion, has emerged as a force in Bay Area Americana by revamping his band, hosting weekly webcasts/broadcasts, leading a monthly curated live show, producing a bi-monthly, live-broadcast variety show,

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B-Stars Release “Chicken Fried” Single

B-Stars Release “Chicken Fried” Single

Jose Segue May 12, 2012 0

Few people own turntables, but bands like the B-Stars aren’t releasing 45 rpm singles for commercial success.  Vinyl releases in 2012 are more about racking up cool points and ramping up street cred.  Clever marketers that they are,

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Class of 2011 CD Reviews (Part 2)

Class of 2011 CD Reviews (Part 2)

Jose Segue February 23, 2012 1

The local twang CDs have been piling up at HWS Central with six reviewed here and another six the previous post, but first it’s time to update our thinking about CDs and revisit them as products rather than art.

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Viva Las Vegas Diary

Viva Las Vegas Diary

Jose Segue April 29, 2011 0

The Silver Minx summed it up by calling Viva Las Vegas an ADD delight.  Lack of cloning technology prevented everyone from attending all the concurrent shows and events they wanted to see, and it

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