Daily Archives: November 25, 2011

Bill Copeland Music News / X

John Cate And The Van Gogh Brothers have released their tenth album, appropriately titled X, the Roman numeral for the ten. There is a lot of down home charm on this appealing blend of roots and country rock. Cate sings with a natural grit and sincerity, and he balances his vocals with plenty of feisty, punchy, unadorned instrumentation. Lyrically, Cate [...]

Steve Morse / X

John Cate has been through a period of rebirth and renewal — and it’s engagingly apparent in his new album with the van Gogh Brothers, “X.” The title may be cryptic, but the music is open-hearted all the way, as Cate picks up the pieces and moves on with dignity intact. The all-original material touches upon Tom Petty-like hard-pop grooves and some gorgeous [...]

California Dreamin’

California Dreamin’

Posted on November 25, 2011 in News

Every year around this time I look back over the months gone by and reflect a little on the major events, what’s gone on and what I have to be thankful for.  Maybe it’s because of Thanksgiving, I don’t really know, but it’s something I just seem to do in the post-Thanksgiving/pre-Christimas season.  I love the “quiet” of New England [...]