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Country Music star Charlie Daniels dies

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/06/20, 03:57 pm

Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels, best known for his 1979 crossover hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” died on Monday at a hospital in Hermitage, Tenn., from a hemorrhagic stroke, according to his publicist. He was 83.

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Influences and impressions

Music | Noteworthy new or recent releases
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 7/02/20, 05:53 pm

John Zorn: Virtue by Bill Frisell, Julian Lage, Gyan Riley: John Zorn’s latest guitar-trio compositions were inspired by Julian of Norwich, the medieval Christian mystic and anchoress of whom A.W. Tozer once wrote, “Long before Reformation times she was, in spirit, an evangelical.” As was the case with Frisell, Lage, and Riley’s prior Zorn recording, Nove Cantici Per Francesco D’Assisi, the connection between their spiraling interplay and Zorn’s source material resides mainly in the titles.

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A little of everything

Music | Christian releases from earlier this year bend genre boundaries
by Jeff Koch
Posted 7/02/20, 05:50 pm

Coby James by Coby James: With John Mayer–level talent and similarly infectious bluesy pop-rock, the buzz around Coby James makes sense. The kid himself (he was only 17 when the album released) even admits, “I’ve got finesse,” when facing his haters in “No Trouble.” Tooting your own horn is an incomplete answer to bullying, but “Pressure” shows the singer and multi-instrumentalist ascribing the source of his strength more clearly to God, amid sticky rhythms and a great hook.

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