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Chicago Reader’s Year in Review (feat Balsams)

Peter Margasak’s 40 favorite albums of 2017, numbers 40 through 31 Chuck Johnson, Balsams (VDSQ) I'm a big fan of Bay Area guitarist Chuck Johnson—I've enjoyed his expansive acoustic fingerstyle music as well…
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Stationary Travels’ 2017 in review (feat. Balsams)

2017 in review: Journeys in Post Rock, Experimental Folk, & Electronica Chuck Johnson – Balsams[VDSQ] http://www.vdsqrecords.com https://chuckjohnson.bandcamp.com/album/balsams This is pedal steel like you’ve never heard before – abstract and vaporous, infused…
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Balsams on NPR Music Best of 2017 list

BEST MUSIC OF 2017 Viking's Choice: The Year In Cathartic Screams And Meditative Drones Chuck Johnson Labradorite Eye Chuck Johnson often writes for solo acoustic guitar, but lately has been stretching…
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East Bay Express Top 12 Bay Area Music Releases of 2017

The Top 12 Bay Area Music Releases of 2017   8. Chuck Johnson, Basalms (VDSQ) Though trained as an electronic musician, Oakland artist Chuck Johnson has earned a reputation as a so-called "American primitive"…
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Balsams on Uncut Best of 2017!

Uncut Magazine has included Balsams on their Best Albums of 2017 list. And the track "Riga Black" is on the CD that accompanies the January 2018 print issue. 23 CHUCK JOHNSON Balsams…
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