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Brian Robbins,

Sugar Hills Records
Wood And Stone finds Tara Nevins – the frighteningly-talented multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter who has co-led Donna The Buffalo for over 20 years – doing what comes naturally: being a frighteningly-talented multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter … just doing it with a different gang of folks.

You can thank Levon Helm’s Barn and its crew of talented musicians and sound shapers for the vibe of Wood And Stone. As perfect and right as Nevins sounds leading the charge of Donna the Buffalo, her music takes on the spirit of the Barn like a well-worn and cozy Gypsy jacket that was tailored to her shoulders. Check out the core band: upright bassist Byron Isaacs; Justin Guip on drums; and Larry Campbell on just about anything with strings (including some tasty citern picking, for all you citern freaks out there). All three are regulars at Helm’s Midnight Ramble concerts – and with Guip and Campbell doing double-duty (the former engineered and mixed the album; the latter produced), Wood And Stone is another example of why Helm’s studio is becoming known as the Muscle Shoals of roots music. Read full article

Deborah Medenbach, Times Herald-Record

David Bromberg’s local ties run deep
Revered folk and rock musician to play Bethel Woods

The David Bromberg Band lands at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Thursday, one year after recording a new album, “Only Slightly Mad,” at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock.

Bethel Woods audiences have enjoyed Bromberg’s performances at least twice before, but his deep roots in Ulster County’s Woodstock go back four decades with deep friendships and musical collaborations. Read full article

Justin Guip in Relix Magazine

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