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Through the Lens

Focusing on the finest roots music photography

Amos lives in West Virginia, where he works with Mountain Stage and takes stunning photographs of live music performances.

Through the Lens

Focusing on the finest roots music photography

Amos lives in West Virginia, where he works with Mountain Stage and takes stunning photographs of live music performances.

Roger Miller Tribute, Mandy Barnett, Marc Ribot, and Other Notable Roots Music Releases

Mandy Barnett. Ive been listening to her since sometime around 2000. Her early work is stunning, particularly the 2nd album she made , produced by Owen Bradley. She is a country artist all the way, who stays true to the music. She is very much keeping the Patsy Cline torch alive and well. Country radio ignored her as she was too throwback for their comfort level. A pity, and it was their loss, as she possess's a voice you hear once in a lifetime. I have wondered for years why so many ignored her. Even the early Americana/Alt country movement never gave her the time of day. Fortunately, the Grand Ole Oprey recognized the talent and she's been playing it as an invited guest for many years. Glad she's finally getting some press. Cant wait to hear the new record. And its great that shes touring a bit. Another good call Amos!

Many thanks for this, and keeping up with the column. Yes, the Barnett is killer. The primary thing I want to do with the upcoming releases theme is to turn folks onto stuff that that may not be on their radar, music that otherwise might get lost in the shuffle.