Saby Reyes-Kulkarni

Saby Reyes-Kulkarni has been covering music across a variety of styles and platforms since 2002. Based in Western New York State, he sees himself more as a curator than a critic and prefers that you view his music commentary not as gospel truth, but as a signpost to your own opinion.

Album - Steve Earle - Copperhead Road

COUNTRY CLASSICSSteve Earle - Copperhead Road

By Saby Reyes-Kulkarni, October 18, 2021

After working within a standard country template for his first two albums, Steve Earle embraced hard rock with his third effort Copperhead Road, kicking off the doggedly nonconformist streak that’s defined his career ever since.

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STAFF PICKSLoney Hutchins - Buried Loot: Demos from the House of Cash and Outlaw Era, ‘73-‘78

By Saby Reyes-Kulkarni, December 8, 2021

A double-album’s worth of ‘70s recordings never intended for public consumption, Buried Loot is indeed a treasure trove of lost outlaw-country classics.

Album - My Morning Jacket / ATO Records 2021

ALBUM REVIEWMy Morning Jacket - My Morning Jacket

By Saby Reyes-Kulkarni, October 21, 2021

My Morning Jacket certainly make a resolute statement with this new album, i.e: “we’re back”. Of course, coming as it does from a group so averse to explosive displays, it's the kind of measured statement one needs to lean-in to discern.

Album - Lilly Hiatt - Lately

ALBUM REVIEWLilly Hiatt - Lately

By Saby Reyes-Kulkarni, October 5, 2021

Lately will likely challenge listeners looking for more of what Lilly Hiatt’s last two albums offered, but her music remains as unabashedly approachable as ever.

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ALBUM REVIEWDoc Watson - Life’s Work: A Retrospective

By Saby Reyes-Kulkarni, November 8, 2021

Spanning the breadth of Doc Watson’s career, this new box set offers a thorough —if disjointed —overview of one of the most important country/bluegrass figures of the 20th-century.

Harrison Whitford - Afraid of Nothing Album Cover

ALBUM REVIEWHarrison Whitford - Afraid of Nothing

By Saby Reyes-Kulkarni, November 15, 2021

With his sophomore effort, Harrison Whitford fleshes out the hushed, contemplative sound he introduced on his solo debut and emerges as a producer with a unique vision.