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Minkin's Music: Your 2018 concert list

The New Year offers up a list that’s chock full of singer/songwriters heading to a Northeast Ohio watering hole near you. One of the most intimate sit-down venues is Music Box Supper Club, located on the west bank of The Flats in downtown Cleveland. National touring artists booked include Los Lobos (1/24), Aimee Mann (1/28), JD Souther...

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Minkin's Music: Album of the Year award

To assist you with your holiday shopping, it’s time for my 2017 Album of The Year nominations. Last year’s winner, Margo Price, was in contention to repeat with All American Made, and the bar was raised high for two-time winner Jason Isbell, and his The Nashville Sound concert had me looking for the limited-edition release afterward...

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Minkin's Music: Rocky River’s Thor Platter

Sometimes you just need to start over. For Thor Platter, his new record release, Take Time, embraces the trials and tribulations of a songwriter who decided that going acoustic instead of electric would be the correct path. Transplanted to Rocky River by way of Buffalo nine years ago, Platter has become an ambassador of the Northeast Ohio...

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Minkin's Music: Rachel Brown inspires

A full-time teacher of choir and music at an area middle school, Rachel Brown slips into her polka dress and places a flower in her hair on select nights to the delight of her adoring audience. But even with a heavy schedule, the wonderful and gifted pianist continues to write songs with her band, The Beatnik Playboys. They released...

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Minkin's Music: Jason Isbell does it again

If the topic of today’s top songwriters is broached, Jason Isbell is one name that falls off the lips from the usual suspects in the music business. The former Drive-By Truckers guitar player battled drug and alcohol addiction by escaping the darkness and finding the light with the help of his future wife, songwriter and fiddle player Amanda...

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