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Featured Artists of the week!! Charlie Roth (last years Americana Cavalcade guest Star) 

Charlie Roth goes from strength to strength with every record .. On the new one he makes every note count ..A record he can be right proud of ..Charlie has hit the spot with his new one. 
”Noel Casey Dublin FM Dublin, Ireland 

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The House Concert Hub went to Folk Alliance International 18 -22 February Kansas to release this fabulous album Charlie features on the cd. ORDER NOW

Welcome to the all new Flyin Shoes Review


This site is the sister site to The House Concert Hub community and has been inherited in the main by kind donation of Shaun Belcher and Trailer Star.

It is the sum total of over ten years of tending a tender love of music by Shaun, a life time with Trailer Star and five or so years of an association with Rob Ellen from Medicine Music.

The House Concert Hub community will use it for the purpose of providing a online, all singing all dancing, review and preview area for the music of the community, and the music community at large. Have a look around tell your friends use the share button, tell the world.

We need reviewers, the idea is we have a correspondents in every area of the musical global village, it will be edited and co-ordinated by Rob Ellen of Medicine Music publicist promoter and presenter, if you wish to subscribe as a correspondent, join up here and drop Rob a line, he will send you cd's and send you to shows, display and publicise your content.

Here starts an other adventure.

  Visit The House Concert European Hub (& Acoustic Music Club Network)

May 2015

Jimmy Lafave
92 pts.
The Night Tribe
Music Road Records
Danny Schmidt
88 pts.
Live Once Records
Tom Russell
77 pts.
The Rose of Roscrae
Proper Records
John Moreland
52 pts.
High on Tulsa Heat
Thirty Tigers
American Aquarium
51 pts.
Blue Rose Records
Greg Trooper
44 pts.
Live At The Rock Room
52 Shakes Records
Band Of Ruhks
42 pts.
Band Of Ruhks
101 Ranch Records
The Boxmasters
38 pts.
Somewhere Down The Road
101 Ranche Records
Malcolm Holcombe
37 pts.
The RCA Sessions
Proper Records
Giant Sand
36 pts.
Heartbreak Pass
New West Records
Ray Wylie Hubbard
33 pts.
The Ruffian's Misfortune
Bordello Records
Steve Earle
33 pts.
New West Records
Eilen Jewell
30 pts.
Sundown Over Ghost Town
Signature Sounds Records
Elliott Murphy
30 pts.
Aquashow Deconstructed
Blue Rose Records
The Westies
27 pts.
West Side Stories
Pauper Sky Records
Wink Burcham
25 pts.
Cowboys Heroes And Old Folk Songs
Continental Song City
David Corley
24 pts.
Available Light
Continental Song City
Gretchen Peters
23 pts.
Scarlet Letter Records/Proper Records
Pokey LaFarge
23 pts.
Something In The Water
Rounder Records
The Wynntown Marshals
23 pts.
The End Of The Golden Age
Blue Rose Records
Will Hoge
23 pts.
Small Town Dreams
Cumberland Recordings
The Pine Hill Project
22 pts.
Tomorrow You’re Going
Signature Sounds
Joel Rafael
21 pts.
Inside Recordings
Lee Harvey Osmond
21 pts.
Beautiful Scars
Latent Recordings
Ryley Walker
21 pts.
Primrose Green
Dead Oceans

Based in Scotland covering Europe, FSR working with The House Concert Hub 1st for the latest releases, tour info, & the best roots radio.



Featured Artists of The Month - Chuck Hawthorne

Featured artists of the month Chuck Hawthorne 

Meet Chuck Hawthorne, 21 years in the Marine Corps and now his first album, with the gentle affability and accessibility of Don Gibson and the emotional charge and insight of Townes, we at FSR think Chuck Hawthorne is going to be everyone's find of 2015 .

He is introduced to the world by Michael Martin Murphey, for the album, Silver Line, produced by Ray Bonneville. -

Presenting our International Guest Star, the current Queen of Tex-Mex making her European début at Americana Cavalcade 2015 with FSR Perth Racecourse Scotland (as part of Gold Cup Weekend)

Bill Board Country Music #1 Songstress KERRVILLE NEW FOLK FINALIST/ Stephanie scored a record breaking Hit on the Texas Music Chart with COMO SE LLAMA MAMA collaborating with AUGIE MEYERS of TEXAS TORNADOS. She is the first ever Hispanic Female artists to stay at #1 for 5 weeks. 


She co-wrote "My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face" with Loretta Lynn's son-in-law, Mark Marchetti for the 2015 Voice winner Craig Wayne Boyd. Only the second song in history to début at #1 in the Country chart. Garth Brooks was the other one. 

Stephanie was recently invited to sing at a Linda Rondstadt Tribute in Los Angeles in Feb 2015 and has sung a Duet with WILLIE NELSON at Willies 4th of JULY. Vanity Fare will be providing full band backing for her main stage appearance and exclusive UK début.

Download her hit songs here NOW!!


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Blog Posts

Health & Happiness Hour (Tom Mason - The Blue Buccaneer in Concert) May 5th 2015

This weeks Medicine Show Radio  Health & Happiness Hour is a concert special with one of the music worlds great characters, The Blue Buccaneer - Captain Tom Mason. Tom sails the briny seas of the world from the smugglers cove of Nashville Tennessee under a particularly “Jolly” Roger, here finding…


Posted by The Medicine Show on May 6, 2015 at 13:10

VARIOUS —COUNTRY SONGS OF FAITH (Marantha! Music / Humphead Records) 2CDs


On first glance, I mused it looks okay, but are all these artists in the bracket used? I looked again, and took stock of the acts and decided there was more than met the eye. I was right too, sure you had a bunch…


Posted by Maurice Hope on May 4, 2015 at 9:00


Banjo player, singer-songwriter Stafford’s Dan Walsh is a superbly talented act, innovative and eclectic. Never afraid to prise the envelope, Walsh’s music has a fresh feel, enhanced…


Posted by Maurice Hope on May 4, 2015 at 8:20



Nashville sessions, huh. Yes, this is something of a TVZ landmark recording, one that first time around in 1993 took twenty years to surface, and now twenty years later still we have a re-produced…


Posted by Maurice Hope on May 4, 2015 at 8:52

The Mike Ritchie On Sunday Show - latest playlist 2/5/15 on Celtic Music Radio

 Latest Mike Ritchie On Sunday Show on Celtic Music Radio. Catch-up links are at the foot of it.

1 – NEIL YOUNG – Unknown Legend – 4.32

2 ­– EMMYLOU HARRIS/RODNEY CROWELL –The Traveling Kind – 3.39

3 – DICK LE MASTERS – Last Time I Saw You –…


Posted by Mike Ritchie on May 4, 2015 at 22:46



Country music from Oxfordshire, and not for the first time, for just last year we had hard country from Ags Connolly turn more heads than any…


Posted by Maurice Hope on May 5, 2015 at 7:14

Urbina Jones for BBC Live Début

Recent featured artist of the month Stephanie Urbina Jones is set to début in The UK as part of BBC Music Day on BBC Radio Scotland Morton…


Posted by Editorial on May 2, 2015 at 18:30

Ep245 The McCrary Sisters have Jesus and That’s Enough

On Americana Music Show #245, Ann McCrary plays tracks from The McCrary Sisters’ album, Let’s Go, and talks about The Fairfield Four and working as backup singers.

Also on this episode, R&B from Alabama Shakes, alt-country from…


Posted by Calvin Powers on May 5, 2015 at 6:30

Health & Happiness Hour (Andy Gunn & Susanna Wolfe Band in session) April 28 2015

This weeks Medicine Show Radio  Health & Happiness Hour is a very Highland Show this week it comes from The Greenhouse in Dingwall in front of a live audience and features in session 2 highland treasures Andy Gunn…


Posted by The Medicine Show on April 28, 2015 at 22:56


Any feedback is always welcome.

1 – NEIL YOUNG – Let Your Fingers Do the Walking – 2.58

2 – THE WHISKEY CHARMERS – Straight And Narrow – 4.50

3 – THE HANDSOME FAMILY – Far From Any Road – 2.48

4 – GOOD LUCK MOUNTAIN – The Seven Sisters –…


Posted by Mike Ritchie on April 27, 2015 at 14:30

Featured Videos

Featured video of the week. 

Ellis Delaney is a folk singer like no other, a woman with a mission to communicate love, joy, respect and trust to a world that is ever in need of healing. If that sounds a little sappy, then think again and give the woman a listen continue - John Biscuits and Gravy Davy for FSR 


Ellis Delay on the The Prairie  Home Companion. 

Dropkick are featured on The FSR CaledoniaVille Vol 2 CD . Fair to say, one of Scotland's most endearing as well as enduring harmony Power Pop Alt-country combos, lead by the sibling singer/writers Andrew and Alastair Taylor, and did I mention prolific? Homeward is their 10th release (and they still look so young!! how do they do it?) Here's their highly entertaining film of the 2014 Spanish Tour 



Live in Colwall, UK

Venue is Colwall Village Hall in Mill Lane, Colwall, Malvern.
Post (Zip) code is WR13 6DJ

Email Tim timthefruit(at)

Time:June 12, 2015 from 7pm to 10pm
Location:Colwall Village Hall
Street:Mill Lane
Website or Map:…
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Little Rabbit Barn, UK

Anne plays with her great band.

01206 231397 or 07519 669474, email

Time:June 13, 2015 from 6pm to 10pm
Location:Little Rabbit Barn
City/Town:Ardleigh, Kent
Website or Map:http://www.littlerabbitbarn.c…
Phone:07519 669474
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Green Note, London

Anne plays with band in London!


Time:June 11, 2015 from 7pm to 11pm
Location:Green Note
Street:106 Parkway
City/Town:London, NW1 7AN
Website or Map:…
Phone:020 7485 9899
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Time:June 13, 2015 from 8pm to 11pm
Location:House Concerts York
Website or Map:http://www.houseconcertsyork.…
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Nick Harper

Time:May 16, 2015 from 8pm to 11pm
Location:House Concerts York
Website or Map:http://www.houseconcertsyork.…
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Video-cast your shows here and help fund the hub too. 

Would like to contribute to FSR and the House Concert Hub? Please help keep the wheels on the hub, this site is run on House Concert Principles and relies on your donation. Thank You for keeping this in mind



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Medicine Show Promo Tour Support . Artists we will connect you with your Euro support structure.

The House Concert Hub was founded by (me) Rob Ellen of Medicine Music; Publicist, Promoter, Presenter. Here are some of the artists Medicine Music and I have the privilege to work with, and links to their music and our mailing list. Please consider joining, be first to know what's happening. All of our artists are confirmed House Concert fans and available for your consideration. Also follow our rolling news below in this column.

Enjoy the site.

You are very welcome to this community; all feedback is very much appreciated ...  Rob Ellen.
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Artists If you want to connect directly with hosts promoters, DJ's and publications who are really active on this site and FSR and off. I can help, have a look at our enhanced membership group, I can connect you with and help you maintain your support structure here in Europe, thats what I do.

 I have introduced to Europe with the help of many of the members here and on FlyinShoes Review and the broad/podcasters and reviewers of Europe the likes of I See Hawks In LA, AJ Roach, Nels Andrews, Carry Elkin, Drew Nelson, Robby Hecht, Eric Brace and Peter Cooper, John Byrd, Phil Lee, Tom Mason, Charlie Roth, the list goes on and on and grows by the week.

I hope its of interest, its great work and I love doing it.
Rob Ellen

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The Medicine Show is the home of the House Concert here is our rolling news


booking House Concerts

Moscow Fish return to Europe (update)

You know..., we just don't do things in the normal way. Perhaps that's because we're indie artists, perhaps it's just a product of how we process information, none the less, it keeps life exciting. It's not that we're strange in any way, it might be that we care a great deal for the art and craft that is…

Berlin area June 12th!

Hi folks!

I will play a show in Berlin on June 12th and I will be available for other events, shows, house concerts in that area between June 10th and the 14th. Please contact me or spread the word!

Touring Ireland - slots to fill on 13th & 16th of June!

Hey everyone

This June I'll be touring Ireland with a fantastic songwriter named Anna McIvor from Derry, and we have a couple of slots to fill - they are:

13th June - Belfast / Northern Ireland / Sligo - we're in Derry on the 12th and Galway the 14th.

16th June - Limerick / South-West Ireland - 15th we're in Dingle, 17th we finish the tour in Clonakilty.

House concerts would be perfect, but any recommendations welcomed. We're looking…

Traveling to Barcelona and Lisbon end of May: Looking for Singer Songwriter Venues to play!

 Martha Reich is Looking for bookings for Barcelona, Spain May, 22nd-224th and Lisbon, Portugal May, 26th-31st.

Any info appreciated.

Thank you!…

Touring Europe July 19 - October 10 (new dates)

Just a slight date tweak to my upcoming tour in Europe....and looking forward to playing to you and your friends.
Cheers - Mark.…

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