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Kellee Bradley rides life’s ups and downs with new ‘Milestones’ CD

Posted August 4th, 2014 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
It’s been nine years since Northwest singer-songwriter Kellee Bradley has released an album. Her new “Milestones” CD reflects the journeys she has taken in the last decade.
“I suddenly realized it had been nine years since my last CD, and I thought, ‘How did that happen?’ I have been so busy facing life’s challenges, [...]

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CD REVIEW: Roy Orbison’s ‘In Dreams — Greatest Hits’ reissued

Posted October 9th, 2013 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
In case you missed it, Roy Orbison’s “In Dreams — Greatest Hits” (Legacy Recordings) was recently reissued after being out of “print” for nearly two decades.
That means a generation has passed since the Texas-born troubadour’s compilation CD was released — just a year or two before he died in 1988 at 52.
At the [...]

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Brandi Carlile sets her sights on hometown shows and a new album

Posted August 21st, 2013 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
In an interview last week, Northwest singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile revealed that she has left Columbia Records, her longtime label, to chart a new course. It’ll be exciting to see what happens next.
This fall, she and “the twins” – Tim and Phil Hanseroth – will hole up in a cabin in the San Juan [...]

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Session musician Petra Haden goes ‘Psycho’ on new soundtrack album

Posted January 18th, 2013 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Petra Haden, a talented session musician who has worked with Beck, Foo Fighters, The Twilight Singers and The Decemberists, among many others, has turned her attention to movie and TV music on her new album, “Petra Goes to the Movies,” due Jan. 22 on Anti- Records.
One of the best tracks is an amazing [...]

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Vocal group that inspired Brian Wilson performs two Seattle-area shows

Posted November 16th, 2012 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
The Beach Boys’ vocal harmonies were inspired in part by one of the most popular male vocal groups of the ‘50s, The Four Freshmen.
The group’s first hit, released in 1952, was “It’s a Blue World,” followed by “Mood Indigo” (1954), “Day By Day” (1955) and “Graduation Day” (1956). The group’s dreamy pop harmonies [...]

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