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Minkin's Music: Shooter strikes a chord

My head would turn every time to see who was singing “Rhinestone Eyes,” one of the hot new singles from Shooter Jennings’ latest LP called Shooter. When I happened to see the vinyl LP in August, something inside said “grab this.” What I purchased could be the best release of the year. Produced by Dave Cobb, the black-and-white...

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Minkin's Music: A new holiday tradition

Thanksgiving traditions. For me, it was playing in the Turkey Bowl (those days are just a memory), Mom’s cranberry jello mold, and, of course, listening to Alice’s Restaurant. The jello mold recipe has been passed on to my wife of 34 blessed years, and side one of the Arlo Guthrie LP still plays the entire 18:34 minute version of...

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Minkin's Music: History behind the music

Since working a day job within walking distance to the public library, my summer reading has exploded. Twenty-six books in 17 weeks to be exact. Delving into the history and behind the music stories of musicians Allman, Cash, Dylan, Earle, Hynde, Jennings, Nash, Petty, Richards, Ronstandt, Springsteen and Young has caused me to scour for...

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Minkin's Music: The Byrds sing again

With only 11 national tour dates, music fans will be flocking to the Akron Civic Theatre on Wednesday, October 3, for the 50th Anniversary of The Byrds’ groundbreaking album, Sweetheart of the Rodeo, concert. Founding members Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman will perform the album in its entirety and tell the stories that brought the album to...

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Minkin's Music: Beauty beyond music

My love for music is just a few paces in front of my incredible bond with nature. One of the things my children are grateful I taught them was embracing the outdoors. It’s a place I refer to as “getting lost.” The more remote the better. Living in Northeast Ohio, you can take advantage of the many parks and trails either in the...

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