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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.
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Frankétienne and Mark Mulholland - featured artists this month
Scots songster Mark Mulholland (Of Mark Mulholland & Craig Ward) follows up the critically adored "Waiting For The Storm" CD with his latest release on Jezus Factory Records and collaboration with the Haitian poet, dramatist, painter and actor Frankétienne, entitled "Chaophonies" (Who appeared on Waiting for The Storm). click photo for music shows and more details
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Those Glossy Mags have their Cover CD to give away, so I thought it might be fun to offer the Flyinshoes Review Spotify Rolling Playlist, I'll be adding music by FSR featured artists as we feature them and we invite you to join us on Spotify and subscribe to our playlist. All the albums represented here are preview & Reviews here on FSR, a simple search will find them, many of the artists are also interviewed and featured.
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8 years ago he upped sticks and moved to France with his young family, bought a run down near derelict cottage learned how to build it up, started doing house concerts which paid for the renovations and his community clubbed together to pay for this beautiful new album, enough to bring Danny Thompson and a band of top notchers over to record.
BBC 2's Bob Harris and Zoe Ball, BBC Wales Frank Hennessey, BBC Ulster’s Cherrie McIlwaine, Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Scotland’s Iain Anderson and Tom Morton are big fans, in fact everyone loves Fraser, he's building to a Union Chapel gig in London in October and would appreciate any help going, please do consider sending a…Continue
Posted by Editorial on April 9, 2014 at 22:00
Acoustic duo, Cahalen Morrison (banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, Dobro) and Eli West (guitar, bouzouki) like with their previous two albums Holy Coming Of The Storm and Our Lady Of The Tall Trees the music is spun in detailed, seamless fashion. The picking is stupendous, and has a guest or two drop by to lend support. And what guests! For not only do you have producer Tim O’Brien on mandolin and Bouzouki but Ryan Drickey, Brittany Haas (fiddle) and Erin Youngberg (bass) lend support to songs from Morrison. Alongside covers of Leroy Drumm, Peter Goble’s “Natural Thing To Do”, H.W Vanhoose’s beautiful gospel etched “Going To Live In Green Pastures”, Alice Gerrard’s tender sombre…Continue
Posted by Maurice Hope on April 21, 2014 at 7:30
Former member of multi-platinum selling country band, Confederate Railroad —now solo act, Cody McCarver after his two solo records Cody McCarver and I Might Just Live Forever he comes through with a record, inspired through the passing of his father. Who died, suddenly a year ago while serving time in prison.
The above is a strong theme and one he makes a pretty fair fist of without him threatening the original gospel songs in the popularity stakes. Admittedly, this would take some doing! But he is a trier and is blessed with a never-say-die spirit and not slow to…Continue
Posted by Maurice Hope on April 21, 2014 at 8:10
British folk singer and radio presenter, Johnny Coppin has a pure, warm singing voice, and excellent diction. Borderland consists of a broad expanse of material, stretching from England, Ireland and Wales and across the Atlantic to America. In subject matter mainland Europe as the First World War is poetically remembered (three songs) is also included.
First off you have “John Condon” and the story of a wee lad who was killed in action across in Belgian fields and Picardy alongside a host more. Too many to imagine, and who never got to come home. Of whom we should never be allowed to forget. “Gloucestershire From…Continue
Posted by Maurice Hope on April 21, 2014 at 9:37
Singer-songwriter, multi-picker and producer, Dirk Powell though based in Louisiana he was born to Eastern Kentucky parents in Ohio, and had a great-great-grandmother born and raised in Southwest Virginia. Who was forced to walk to the mountains of Clay County, Kentucky, her name was Eliza Davis and it is to her and ever present spirit the album is dedicated.
Powell doesn’t make too many records but when he does people sit up and take notice and soak the music up like gravy on your plate. Like Tim O’Brien (with whom he has performed on The Transatlantic Sessions and in his band) quoted on his debut album If I Go Ten Thousand…Continue
Posted by Maurice Hope on April 22, 2014 at 7:00
After a successful solo outing, Aussie country singer Lachlan Bryan got his old band back into the studio and came up with this cracker of an album. It was released in the autumn of last year in Australia and subsequently picked up a major award as “Alternative Country” album of the year. Such acclaim means any belated praise from me is superfluous, but I’m keen to point out to Flyin’Shoes readers just how good this is.
I think you could ditch the “alternative” part of that award title. This is country music rooted in the thread that connects Willie Nelson to Steve Earle and, as such, will sound like familiar territory to an awful lot of mainstream country fans. The renegade life out on the edge, the teetering between God and the devil, the bad boy who always…Continue
Posted by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on April 17, 2014 at 22:26
Posted by Bill Frater on April 18, 2014 at 2:00
Brighton folk singer-songwriter Carrie Tree has appeared at numerous festivals and toured or collaborated with among others Damien Rice, Fink, Duke Special, Ben Taylor, Martha Tilston, Runner and the great Carly Simon no less! Home To The Invisible was recorded in Sussex, Cornwall and for the two tracks featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the Headroom studios in South Africa. The latter was for the recording of “Mama Kita” and “Thousand Days”; and with some traditional African instruments put to good use a new (and needed) greater dimension is given to her music.
While Tree’s whispery vocals and the stripped, at times near bare instrumental approach is to…Continue
Posted by Maurice Hope on April 18, 2014 at 8:30
Bluegrass singer-songwriter, Donna Ulisse (pronounced You-liss-ee)—nominated songwriter of the year by the IBMA the last two years forgoes her own material, other than two co-writes with her husband, Rick Stanley (cousin of Dr. Ralph Stanley) on her latest album.
Their songs “Showin’ My Roots” and “I Always Had A Song I Can Lean On” speak a great deal about how Ulisse decided on music as a career, and how songs have always been a great comfort to her during hard times (as illustrated in the lyrics of…Continue
Posted by Maurice Hope on April 18, 2014 at 9:40
David Celia on tour with The Medicine Show
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Featured Videos from 2 bands from Country Music’s beating heart in the heart of Scotland – Perth, with The Red Pine Timber Co & The New Madrids.Red Pine Timber Co. 8 piece Americana band, Hurricanes from our début album "Different Lonesome". Inteview and video blog of a recent Inverness show with The Medicine Show Rob Ellen here.
& The New Madrids from "Through The Heart Of Town"