Steven Wine

Album review: Tethered to tragedy, Allison Moorer's Blood makes the personal universal

Allison Moorer's autobiographical album explores the damage done by her parents' murder-suicide in 1986 when she was 14.

24 Oct 2019

Music review: Kacy & Clayton's Carrying On masters distinct brand of North Americana

The music reflects their roots, with spare arrangements that suggest wide-open spaces, modest tempos to echo the pace of life, and the sort of dark humour common to latitudes where nights are long.

03 Oct 2019

Music review: Blues is alive and kicking, and rock ain’t dead thanks to North Mississippi Allstars 

The blues is alive and kicking, and rock ain’t dead either. Thank the North Mississippi Allstars for that reminder.

03 Oct 2019

Album review: Jacky Terrasson keeps it concise on new piano trio release, 53

Jazz tunes are like baseball games — few fans complain about them being too short.

28 Sep 2019