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HWS CD Reviews of (mostly) Bay Area bands.



Jinx Jones CD: It’s about the Guitar

Jinx Jones CD: It’s about the Guitar

Jose Segue June 18, 2011 0

Reviewing the new Jinx Jones CD, Rip and Run, hasn’t been easy, not because it isn’t good one, but how does one explain its intricacies in prose? The key to it turned out to

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Don Burnham with and “without” Lost Weekend

Don Burnham with and “without” Lost Weekend

Jose Segue May 10, 2011 0

Don Burnham isn’t exactly stepping away from his 8- to 22-piece western swing band Lost Weekend because all of the players on his “solo” CD, I Dreamed Count Basie Was a Cowboy, are members

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BLUE DIAMOND FILLUPS CD UPDATES THE PAST

BLUE DIAMOND FILLUPS CD UPDATES THE PAST

Jose Segue February 16, 2011 0

For Blue Diamond Fillups guitarist Jonnie Zaentz, the band’s mission is simple: play covers and rock.  This seems like a well-travelled road, yet JZ keeps it fresh by applying talents that many would like

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WHISKY RICHARDS EP MAKES A STATEMENT

WHISKY RICHARDS EP MAKES A STATEMENT

Jose Segue July 12, 2010 0

Chase Christie, braintrust for the Whisky Richards, gets to have it both ways.   He wants the band to sound good and have fun, and their self-titled EP/CD does just that. Kicking off with

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