Reviewed by Harry Kaplan
For those of you that need a refresher, Ameripolitan is the moniker given to “real” country music. It encompasses such categories as honky tonk, outlaw, rockabilly, and western swing. All of the four food groups are represented. These awards are very important because this is the ONLY forum to recognize the men and women that have, and are, dedicating their lives to preserving these forms of music. This isn’t a revivalist movement at all because that would mean that these musical genres went somewhere. Not true. They have been here all along, it just needs to be returned back to the people. 
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Reviewed by Harry Kaplan
For those of you that need a refresher, Ameripolitan is the moniker given to “real” country music. It encompasses such categories as honky tonk, outlaw, rockabilly, and western swing. All of the four food groups are represented. These awards are very important because this is the ONLY forum to recognize the men and women that have, and are, dedicating their lives to preserving these forms of music. This isn’t a revivalist movement at all because that would mean that these musical genres went somewhere. Not true. They have been here all along, it just needs to be returned back to the people. 
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Reviewed by Harry Kaplan
For those of you that need a refresher, Ameripolitan is the moniker given to “real” country music. It encompasses such categories as honky tonk, outlaw, rockabilly, and western swing. All of the four food groups are represented. These awards are very important because this is the ONLY forum to recognize the men and women that have, and are, dedicating their lives to preserving these forms of music. This isn’t a revivalist movement at all because that would mean that these musical genres went somewhere. Not true. They have been here all along, it just needs to be returned back to the people. 
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Reviewed by Harry Kaplan
Irony. The band was called “Big Star” but they were anything but. This recording was made in their hometown of Memphis. TN and they had to explain to the home crowd who they were. Maybe they were kidding, but not by much. There were two bands from this era that put out timeless music but had heartbreaking stories: Badfinger and Big Star.  (more…)

Reviewed by Harry Kaplan
This music (mostly) would fit right in to a juke joint in the early 1900s or a honky tonk or dance hall in 2018. Lost Bayou Ramblers are true to their roots but still are able to move the needle forward. There is definitely some very nice electronic production work on this album. Not too much, just enough to remind us that it is in fact 2018 and not 1905. I don’t want to forget about the mix or the sound quality. Both are absolutely perfect. You may not know if it is there, but you will certainly realize it if it isn’t. In this case, it’s in there.

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