Author: Nick DeRiso

Nick DeRiso has also explored jazz, blues, rock and roots music for USA Today, Gannett News Service, Something Else!, All About Jazz, Living Blues, Rock.com and the Louisiana Folklife Program, among others. Named newspaper columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association, he oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP in 2006.

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St. Paul and the Broken Bones Revel In Capturing ‘Something Very Raw’

Paul Janeway sings like he’s got nothing to lose — or, perhaps more correctly, like someone who’s lost a lot and lived to...

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Popdose Giveaway: Win an Expanded Reissue of Van Morrison’s “Moondance”

Van Morrison’s 1970 triumph Moondance initially peaked at just No. 29 on the Billboard charts; its title track barely made the Top...

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Popdose Giveaway: Grateful Dead Prize Packages

When the Grateful Dead’s long, strange trip brought them back to the states after a triumphal 1972 European tour, they immediately...

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Popdose Giveaway: Win a Limited-Edition David Bowie Vinyl Picture Disc

“Sorrow,” the only single released from David Bowie’s 1973 covers project Pin Ups, is being reissued by Parlophone...

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Video Premiere: Ben Arthur, “Desolate”

Ben Arthur’s If You Look for My Heart doesn’t simply combine the concept album and novel as a way to leverage buyer attention....

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With “Creole Soul,” Etienne Charles Explores Outside the Conventions of Jazz

For trumpeter Etienne Charles, whose dynamic, genre-bending new album Creole Soul arrives today, this project wasn’t about...

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Collaboration With Jim James Shakes Things Up For The Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Ben Jaffe has led the Preservation Hall Jazz Band into uncharted territory on its all-new release That’s It!, and in no small way...

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Honing, Hollering, and Kicks: Houndmouth’s Sweet Sound Finds Its Home

Houndmouth frontman Matt Myers dodges comparisons and gets his kicks just fine...