Charlie Ricci hates music critics so much (except for the Rambles.NET reviewers, of course) that he figures the only way he can beat them is to infiltrate their ranks and exercise his first amendment rights, too. His disdain toward critics does not exist because they had an outlet for their opinions and he did not, but because of their often self-righteous attitude of superiority toward any music and artists they dislike. So at the risk of becoming one of the enemy, he presents to you his music reviews for Rambles.NET, the cultural arts magazine that has the classiest music critics in journalism.

Charlie lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife, who favors folk music and singer-songwriters; their teenage daughter, who favors alternative rock; and his cocker spaniel, whose taste in music is unknown.

Reviews by Charlie include:

Black 47
New York Town
On Fire
Trouble in the Land

Brass Monkey
Going & Staying

Billy Bremner

Robin Bullock
A Guitar for Christmas

Bett Butler
Short Stories

Bill Carter & the Presbybop Quartet
Dancing Day

Craig Chaquico

The Chieftains
Long Black Veil

Phil Cody
Mad Dog Sessions

Freddy Cole
In the Name of Love

Kathleen Edwards

Pollution Blues

Benny Green
These Are Soulful Days

Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen
Way Out West

The Iguanas
Plastic Silver 9 Volt Heart

Larry Kirwan
Kilroy Was Here

Christine Lavin
Future Fossils

Ottmar Leibert
Christmas Santa Fe

Hard to Be Human

Shelby Lynne
I Am Shelby Lynne

John Martyn
One World

The McCloskey Brothers Band
The McCloskey Brothers Band

Megon McDonough
Day By Day

Roger McGuinn
Treasures from the Folk Den

The Midiri Brothers
• Orchestra, Finger Bustin'
• Septet, Live! at Bridgewater

Allison Moorer
Getting Somewhere

Gurf Morlix
Cut 'n Shoot

Willie Nelson
Live at Billy Bob's Texas

Mark Olson & the Creekdippers
December's Child

Kim Richey

Paul Thorn
Are You With Me?
Mission Temple Fireworks Stand

various artists
Exile on Blues Street

Marsha Webb

The Whisky Priests
Bloody Well Live!

The Whiteley Brothers
Taking Our Time