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Ralph’s Reviews: Julia Mark Tells Her Story on ‘Gemini’

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One of the more enjoyable things about reviewing music for UMC is discovering, listening to and, on occasion, meeting artists from many different walks of life. Everyone has a story to tell, and I’m intrigued by the stories told by Boston-based singer-songwriter Julia Mark on her latest release, “Gemini.”

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Ralph’s Reviews: The Ever-Prolific Flagship Romance

Flagship Romance is an alternative folk duo currently based in Truth-or-Consequences, New Mexico. Originally from Jacksonville, FL, this husband and wife team has been making beautiful music together for quite some time, releasing their debut EP, “The Fudge Sessions,” in 2013. Since, they have since released another EP and two full-length albums. Their latest, “Tales from the Self-Help Section,” was released in August of 2017.

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These Fine Gentlemen Show Off Versatility on “Old Flames”

If there’s one thing that stands out about “Old Flames,” the debut full-length album from Seymour, Indiana alt rockers These Fine Gentlemen, it’s versatility. The band clearly has a bevy of influences that made their way into its writing process, and the fact is that these six Gentlemen are already very good at channeling them all.

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Ralph’s Reviews: Tales — and New Music — from the Road

I consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel to different places to hear and discover new music. I feel that even moreso in recent months, having been able to travel and have people from other areas discover me.

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