On the Road with Dave Alexander

While most Americans spent the past year wondering when the pandemic of 2020 would end, many musicians found time to stop and retool. I’m happy to say there are some wonderful new recordings being released these days that are truly a product of the times.

Harmony Grits is the dazzling debut from Western swing combo Ida Red. Based in Austin, Texas, founding members Sophia Johnson (guitar and vocal) and Rose Sinclair (steel guitar) are the first female twin guitar team to follow in the swing jazz tradition of dynamic, virtuosic instrumental duos.

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