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Ralph’s Reviews: Taylor Shae – High Stakes

Back in January, you may recall that I brought you a little sample of what Longmont, Colorado’s Taylor Shae had in store for us with her then-upcoming album, High Stakes. Looking into singles “Nunavit” and “As I Please,” we discovered her deep, soulful, bluesy voice and crafty lyricism that set her apart from her peers at such a young age.

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‘Tis the Season: Let’s Get Festive with Dogwood Tales

Artwork credit: Stephen Omark

Festival season is here and it’s one of my favorite times of the year for a number of reasons. As a musician, it provides several opportunities to perform in front of and be heard by larger audiences. It also presents an opportunity to network with those audiences. As a music lover, it’s a chance to discover new music. For me, the latter is as appealing as the former and I rarely, if ever, walk away disappointed.

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

Photo credit: Roger Metcalf

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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‘Better Late Than Never’: Shane Reimer and Them Spicy Boize EP Worth the Wait

One of the wonderful things about the internet is you can span the globe in your search for great new music and still keep your finger on the pulse of your roots. Lately, there has been some pretty special music coming right from home in eastern Pennsylvania.

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Hey Monea: Plenty in the Tank

Day two of Hey Monea’s “Nothing In The Tank” Tour brought the Canton, Ohio trio to New Hope, PA on Friday night. While New Hope is not exactly where UMC laid its roots, it was close enough to the Lehigh Valley to be on my own “Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week” list.

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