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Although 2023 is winding down, there are still a slew of great new releases available now and definitely worth adding to your music library.

Artist: Randy Lee Riviere

Title: Blues Sky (Wilderness Records)

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Tell me more: Blending roots rock, Americana and electric blues with a stylish touch, singer-songwriter/guitarist Randy Lee Riviere impresses across his latest album Blues Sky. Surrounded by a top-tier group of talented players — Kevin McKendree (electric guitars, keyboards), Kenneth Blevins (drums), David Santos (bass), and the McCray Sisters (Ann, Regina and Freda) on backing vocals — Riviere’s song craft shines across the McKendree-produced disc. Riviere, who divides his time between a Montana farm and a home outside of Nashville, taps into classic and contemporary American music across the album. Highlights include the Southern-fried “American Redoubt,” catchy “Do Or Don’t,” blistering “Needles,” the beautiful rootsy ballad “Just One More Time,” rousing blues rocker “Old Country’s Son,” classic rock-tinged “Rocky’s Road” and lovely closer “Cold Cold River.”

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