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Dirty Dozen Brass Band – What’s Going On

New Orleans’ Dirty Dozen Brass band is nationally known for blending traditions of second line jazz with influences of bebop, funk, and R&B. The eight-man big band has been spreading dance-happy Big Easy vibes for more than two decades. But distress and displacement in post-Katrina life has caused the band to bear an obviously angry political side. Their latest album is a cover of Marvin Gaye’s famous protest statement, “What’s Going On?”...
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The Wayword Sons: Poor Boy’s Delight

Benny “Burle” Galloway has been a constant on the Colorado bluegrass scene for years. He is a longtime friend and collaborator of the boys of Yonder Mountain String Band, who cut an album of Galloway’s tunes (2003’s “Old Hands”). The Wayword Sons, Galloway’s latest project, is fast making waves in jamgrass circles....