Friday 25 Apr
 
 

Norman rock well

Norman Music Festival

6 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday, 3:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and noon-2 a.m. Saturday

Downtown Norman

normanmusicfestival.com

Free

04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Grouplovin’ it

Grouplove with MS MR and Smallpools

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$22-$24

04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Hear and now

Hear the Music Tour with The Warren Brothers and Lance Miller

6-10 p.m. Friday

Rodeo Opry

2221 Exchange Ave.

songsforsound.com

$35-$50

04/22/2014 | Comments 0

Odyssey of the mind

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey 

with Culture Cinematic and ADDverse Effects

9 p.m. Friday

Twisted Root Gallery

3012 N. Walker Ave.

twistedrootgallery.com

208-4288

$10

04/16/2014 | Comments 0

Frndz with benefits

Boyfrndz with Bored Wax and The Hitt Boyz

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

04/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Solomon Burke-Nashville


None December 14th, 2006

nashville

Shout Factory

Solomon Burke was country when country wasn't cool, recording some R&B hits in the Sixties with one foot in Nashville, Tenn. Now he's gone whole hog, recording an entire album at guitarist Buddy Miller's home in Music City. Predictably, there are a lot of unnecessary duets on the disc, but none are obnoxious, as Burke isn't serving up old warhorses. 
 
Dolly Parton surprisingly fares best with Burke on her own "Tomorrow Is Forever." Gillian Welch is almost nonexistent on "Valley of Tears," and even duet queen Emmylou Harris seems a little out of her element, as do Patty Griffin and Patty Loveless. 
 
But the king of rock 'n' soul really doesn't need duet partners. With a voice (and body) as big as a house, and these spare, mostly acoustic arrangements with an excellent group of pickers' including Sam Bush and Al Perkins' further embellishment is superfluous.
 
- Tory Troutman

 
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