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Talking “Drum” with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood

CBR percussionist Tony Leone on the band’s latest release “Barefoot in the Head” and what makes a good city good for touring.

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The Timeless Charms of “Otis Blue”

Otis Redding’s voice conveys both pain and hope on this seminal album which never gets old.

Charles Bradley at Arroyo

Charles Bradley: A Late-Blooming Soul Master

There’s probably no word in popular music that’s more fraught with ambiguity than “retro.” It can — and all too often does — signify a degree of laziness, an inability or unwillingness to push beyond the familiar. At its best, though, the term serves as