Monthly Archives: October 2015

Songs from the Deep Places – Duke Special, Part 1: Roots, Image and Faith

With liner defining his eyes and his head part-shaven and part-dreadlocked, Duke Special doesn’t need a global marketing machine to give him an image. Character and talent are the twin traits that get him business. Advertisements

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Songs from the Deep Places – Duke Special, Part 2: The Commissions

In a world where the corporate music factory is killing talent and creativity, you could argue that Duke Special’s personal cottage industry is a model for how musicians should work in the 21st century.

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Bruce Cockburn – Rumours of Glory (a Memoir)

How many lives a can one man live at once? Rumours of Glory traces Bruce Cockburn’s story, detailing his music, faith, poetry, women and activism. It’s a fascinating trail and a valuable read – even for people who disagree with … Continue reading

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Duke Special: Under the Dark Cloth

The Duke again gets inside other people’s skin to portray the background, the lives and the images of America’s photographic pioneers in his best commission to date. 4 Stars Label: Adventures in Gramophone Time: 12 tracks / 44 minutes New … Continue reading

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