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HWS CD Reviews of (mostly) Bay Area bands.



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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BIG B BOOGIES AND BOPS

BIG B BOOGIES AND BOPS

Jose Segue June 15, 2010 0

City slicker boogie is what he calls it, and that’s what the new self-titled CD from Big B and his Snakeoil Saviors delivers.  With only seven tracks one wishes it might have delivered a

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