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Fear inside Our Bones
(Tooth & Nail) FOR FANS OF: Aaron Gillespie, BRMC, Foo Fighters QQQQQ Few artists are as charismatic as Aaron Gillespie, and his return to The Almost after a solo turn is a welcome one. Fear Inside Our Bones is a fantastic rock-and-roll affair that shows just how much Gillespie has matured. The songs echo an amazing array of influences from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (“Ghost”) to Foo Fighters (“Fear Inside Our Bones”) and The Almost has never sounded better.
Harry connicK, Jr.
Every Man Should Know
(Columbia) FOR FANS OF: Keb Mo, Amy Grant, Mavis Staples QQQQ Self-described as having “no rules, no limits,” the Grammy winning crooner-songwriter- actor pairs a series of New York and Nashville sessions to create his most intriguing and indiscriminate set list to date. Folk, funk, gospel, jazz and Dixieland are all chartered with finesse. But Connick’s affable musicianship—and definitive vocal chops—is the selling point each and every time.
WE LIKE: “One Fine Thing”
JoEy + rory
inspired: Songs of Faith & Family (Gaither Music Group) FOR FANS OF: Dolly Parton, The Isaacs, Alan Jackson
On the heels of a major ACM award, significant country song cuts, and a popular reality TV series, the down- home singer-songwriter husband and wife duo release their first gospel record, featuring charming acoustic versions of hymnal favorites alongside the duo’s own homespun tunes celebrating faith, family and marriage. Add folky friends like Josh Turner and The Isaacs to the lineup, and Inspired is 2013’s blue ribbon winner. DVD edition will release in September.
WE LIKE: “Long Line of Love”
WE LIKE: “Ghost”