Joel Roberts

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Joel Roberts writes about all kinds of music from jazz to blues to country for numerous online and print publications including All About Jazz, Jazz Now, CD Now, and No Depression. He lives in Brooklyn,…
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Joel Roberts writes about all kinds of music from jazz to blues to country for numerous online and print publications including All About Jazz, Jazz Now, CD Now, and No Depression. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Specialties: jazz, blues, alt.country.

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