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Christopher Bergmann
Jun 18 2014 - 8:52am

In recent years, Jethro Tull front-man Ian Anderson’s output has not always left his fans satisfied. Such as the strange Jethro Tull album J.Tull.com, which like the technology he was allegorically criticizing, was lyrically dated almost as soon as it was released in 1999. Since then, he has released a handful of solo albums, none of which feature many of the elements Tull fans expect.

Joe Milliken
Jun 12 2014 - 2:00pm

BELLOWS FALLS, VERMONT – Although a local resident for many years, this music writer had admittedly, never attended the Roots on th Riverfestival before last weekend’s 15th annual. Mostly, I suppose, because my musical tastes lean more towards multiple genres of rock, jazz and blues... as opposed to the mostly roots, folk and bluegrass genres featured at Roots.

Joe Milliken
May 25 2014 - 11:41am

Singer, song writer and Georgia, Vermont-resident Carol Ann Jones releases her third CD, titled Super Charged! Fourteen original songs written over several years of song writing growth. “I actually wrote the songs on Super Charged! over a seven year period,” Jones recently told Standing Room Only. “Some of which while working part-time at the Georgia, Vermont Post Office.”

Joe Milliken
Apr 22 2014 - 10:27am

B11 is a guitar-driven, jazz trio led by Bulgarian-born Boyan Hristov, a blazing guitar player armed with a degree from Boston’s Berklee School of Music and a new CD that offers a half dozen of his compositions, as well as several well-chosen covers (15 tracks total) from such diverse artists as Henry Mancini, Stevie Wonder, Lou Donaldson and Big John Patton.

Joe Milliken
Apr 13 2014 - 10:04pm

After having the opportunity to interview the members of Mad the Martian (and no, they didn’t take me for a ride in their space ship) before listening to their debut CD and writing this review, I had the advantage of already knowing a little bit about the band and what they were trying to accomplish with Blast Off...and let me tell you folks, it works!

Joe Milliken
Mar 13 2014 - 6:20pm

Hailing from Finland and ready to rock your ass off, Free Spirit’s second official release, titled All the Shades of Darkened Light, is a thick slab of authentic melodic rock; progressive melodies and edgy guitar riffs, bombastic keyboard flourishes, powerful vocals and compelling lyrics all wrapped up into a heavy wall of classic, AOR-style rock.

Joe Milliken
Feb 15 2014 - 10:38pm

WINDHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE - This music journalist last caught up with native-Vermonter Ken Clark all the way back in 2003, not long after he landed a record deal with Severn Record and had released his second Organ Trio CD.