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Ep284 Edward David Anderson learns to not save the world

On Americana Music Show #284, Edward David Anderson plays tracks from Lower Alabama: The Loxley Sessions, & talks about working with Anthony Crawford, getting sentimental, and life on the Gulf Coast.

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Bronwynne Brent April Dates


Mississippi Delta songbird, Bronwynne Brent made a major Stateside impact with the release of her Deep Black Water album back in 2011. When her follow-up, Stardust, hit the UK in 2014, then radio presenters and writers discovered this very special talent and began to sing her praises here too.

Bob Harris was first to declare himself a fan and playing tracks on his BBC Radio 2 shows repeatedly, told listeners he thought her music was "absolutely gorgeous - really special!"

Bronwynne and sidekicks Jamie Sturt and Euan Burton won even more praise when they toured after…


Posted by Editorial on February 13, 2016 at 15:54

Woody Pines March Dates


North Carolina hotshots Woody Pines have wowed the crowds on both sides of the Atlantic and after many successful UK and Ireland tours are widely regarded as one of the most entertaining acts on the Americana circuit. 

Playing with a tight and joyous togetherness that comes from long stints on the road, these three compadres promise once more to deliver what The Scotsman described as “a rollicking and engagingly idiosyncratic” show. 

Recently by Nashville’s Muddy Roots Records, they will have a brand new album to promote in 2015, produced by Grammy-winner Vance Powell, renowned as one of the best from studio work with the likes of Jack White, JD McPherson, Seasick Steve…


Posted by Editorial on February 13, 2016 at 15:30

Josh Harty gig in Manchester 9th April 2016

Saturday 9th April 2016: Josh Harty live at Fuel Bar, 448 Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester M20 3BW.

Featuring acclaimed Americana artist Josh Harty, as part of his European tour. Support from Picnic Area, The Good Intentions, Risa Hall. Adm free, 8.30pm-1am, Josh onstage 10.20pm. Collection for Josh’s travel expenses.

Josh Harty has gigged with the likes of Roger McGuinn, Kelly Joe Phelps and Matthews Southern Comfort, and has received excellent reviews from publications like No Depression and Americana UK. “Josh Harty has a voice for troubled times and he works his way into the lives of his lost love characters with perfection” (Alternate Root, 2012). He will be promoting his new album, “Holding on”, due out March 2016. Read…


Posted by Andy Callen on February 10, 2016 at 16:30

Health & Happiness Hour (Jemma Tweedie in session) 10 Feb 2016


This week’s on the Medicine Show Radio Health & Happiness Hour - ft. CD The Strange Blue Dreams, In session Jemma Tweedie ft House Concert Hub artist Joe Fournier, ft. tour Jerry Jablonski, with classic music from, Rye Cooder, Hank Williams, Glen Campbell inc a tribute to Dan Hicks,  new music from Sam Outlaw, Woody…


Posted by The Medicine Show on February 9, 2016 at 22:00

Ep285 Malcolm Holcombe

On Americana Music Show #285, Malcolm Holcombe plays tracks from Another Black Holeand talks about his work habits, his band, and never forgetting where you came from.

Also on this episode, I’ve got that new Parker Millsap album, a new latin/rock album from Billy F Gibbons (yes, THAT Billy Gibbons), another track from that amazing Luther Dickinson folk album, new music from Wynona, and another track from that feel-good Phil Cook album.

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Posted by Calvin Powers on February 9, 2016 at 6:30

The Strange Blue Dreams release their debut EP on March 1st.

A stunningly assured collection of masterful songs, just added to the BBC national playlists in Scotland, are rapidly picking up airtime across the US and Europe. The band will be doing promo shows in Glasgow on Feb 27th (Stereo), Hereford (mar 18), London (mar 19), Dundee & Aberdeen (Apr 9). Details and more dates will be online at:

A teaser for the forthcoming Reverberatin' 


Up To The Stars



Posted by Editorial on February 8, 2016 at 0:00

Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band Dates

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JONES —HAPPY BLUE (Meme Records/Proper Music)



Artful singer-songwriter, Trevor Jones (Jones) as a rule works as a duo with musical partner Marcus Cliffe as the other half the duo Miracle Mile; to date have nine albums to their name. Here, as already noted Jones serves up another of his intricate, his fourth (following on from Hopeland, 2009, Keepers, 2010, To The Bone, 2014) solo recordings. Awash in sensitive mind-turning stylish lyrics and vocal twists to match he transfers the mood…


Posted by Maurice Hope on February 7, 2016 at 18:32

WOODY PINES —WOODY PINES (Muddy Roots Music Recordings)


Full of authentic sounding instrumental work, cheerful infectious lyrics and all-round snap, crackle and pop to the music Woody (guitars, harmonica, toy piano, drums) and band members Brad Tucker (acoustic, National resophonic guitar, vocals) Skip Frontz (upright bass) plus extras; Billy Contreras (fiddle), Mitch Dane (piano) and Dustin Ransom (piano, electric autoharp) provide a sound steeped in simple, spare old ways akin to the days of 1940s and hillbilly boogie, country blues and and Sun Records even. Only more diverse still as western swing, mountain music and in the case of “Little Stella Blue”…


Posted by Maurice Hope on February 7, 2016 at 18:38

SAM OUTLAW —ANGELENO (Six Shooter Records / Thirty Tigers)



Southern California singer-songwriter Sam Outlaw is like a breath air in his approach, not least among his attributes is his convincing handling of diverse styles of music. He traditional country compositions steeped in pedal steel guitar posses a great deal of Bakersfield country, a sheer joy on the likes of “I’m Not Jealous”; no less impressive are the melodic, gentle flowing odes “Love Her For A While” and on possessing a jaunty rhythm, “Angeleno” takes the listener south to the borderland area between America and Mexico.


Outlaw is a fast learner, and with him adapting from one style to another in a confident, relaxed manner the listener is likewise placed at ease. Immediately the record starts to roll to be more…


Posted by Maurice Hope on February 7, 2016 at 18:45


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

David Starr is an Americana singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist living in Cedaredge, Colorado. His music has roots in Arkansas blues, country rock and classic rock.  With an emphasis on insightful songwriting and strong vocal performance, David’s influences range from the ‘70’s Southern California country rock to blues to pop.

David and The European House Concert Hub have been working together to bring him to the UK for his second visit (he opened for Tia McGraff last year). He has one or two dates open Click here to book!

With Arkansas roots and Colorado wings, David Starr has been making music since the age of 10. He is an Americana singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer with hundreds of live shows and five solo CD’s under his belt.

His latest CD, Love And Sabotage, is a 15-song collection that features original compositions, co-writer collaborations and two covers. The new release also showcases Starr’s many influences ranging from Southern California country rock to Delta blues to folk. The songs were recorded in several studios with the help of session veterans from Nashville, Denver and Aspen.

Starr has shared the stage with such artists as John Oates (Hall & Oates), Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield, Poco),
Kenny Edwards (Linda Ronstadt, Karla Bonoff), John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) and numerous others. He has opened for Survivor, Clint Black, Travis Tritt, Restless Heart and The Guess Who. He also has an upcoming 2016 date as opening act for the Marshall Tucker Band.

To make Love And Sabotage even more special, Starr is joined on the disc by Oates, Furay and the legendary Steve Cropper (Booker T. and the MG’s, The Blues Brothers). Songwriter and harmonica wizard Dana Cooper also contributes both as player and co-writer.

The title cut has been on the UK Hotdisc Top 40 chart for several weeks as of this writing, with three weeks at #2! When he isn't spreading the gospel of music though his retail music store in Cedaredge, Colorado, Starr tours in Colorado, Arkansas, Tennessee, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Hawaii, California, Texas, West Virginia, Canada and the United Kingdom playing house concerts, festivals and live shows in a variety of venues.

David Starr & John Oats


Broken 9 | David Starr    2003

Time And Contrition | David Starr    2004

Songs From the Witness Tree | David Starr    2010

Alive Again | David Starr    2013

David Starr and Ben Harris | with guitarist Ben Harris   2015

Underneath the Clear Blue Skies | The David Starr Band    2011

Awards and memberships

ASCAP, NASI, Concerts In Your Home, European House Concert Hub

2014 Winner Montrose Troubadour Competition

2014 Semi-Finalist IndieWeek-Canada


"David Starr is an inspired song-writing craftsman with a vocal flare that sits easy in an easy chair or could equally fills the biggest halls or even the best Festival stages I suspect" Rob Ellen The Medicine Show, UK.


“David Starr and guest, Ben Harris, recently performed a house concert at my place (aka "Cove" concerts in Northwest Arkansas).  David's voice is mesmerizing and his range of songs took a most appreciative audience from tears to laughter -- a true gift of the ultimate songwriter.  Between David and Ben, the musicianship was astounding!”  Lori Holyfield, Cove House Concerts, USA


"Impressive sound together with moving, honest lyrics make David Starr's show a must see"

Margaret Connell, The Lantern Theatre, Liverpool UK

David Starr Online


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


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)

February 2016

Lucinda Williams
104 pts.
The Ghosts Of Highway 20
Highway 20 Records
Dylan LeBlanc
82 pts.
Cautionary Tales
Single Lock Records
Dori Freeman
71 pts.
Dori Freeman
Free Dirt Records
Buddy Miller & Friends
52 pts.
Cayamo Sessions at Sea
New West Records
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes
42 pts.
Leroy Records
Amelia White
39 pts.
Home Sweet Hotel
White Wolf Records
Sam Outlaw
38 pts.
Six Shooter Records
Gunther Brown
36 pts.
North Wind
Matty Charles & Katie Rose
35 pts.
Catching Arrows
1906 Records
Kreg Viesselman
34 pts.
To The Mountain
Continental Song City
Eric Brace & Peter Cooper
32 pts.
C&O Canal
Red Beet Records
Anna Laube
28 pts.
Anna Laube
Ahhh… Pockets!
Buford Pope
28 pts.
The Poem & The Rose
Unchained Records
David Ramirez
28 pts.
Thirty Tigers
Kate Campbell
28 pts.
The K.O.A.Tapes (Vol. 1)
Large River Records
Cam Penner
22 pts.
Sex & Politics
Donnie Fritts
21 pts.
Oh My Goodness
Single Lock Records
Eleanor Friedberger
19 pts.
New View
French Kiss Records
John Moreland
19 pts.
High on Tulsa Heat
Thirty Tigers
Peter Cooper
19 pts.
Depot Lights: The Songs Of Eric Taylor
Red Beet
Marlon Williams
18 pts.
Marlon Williams
Dead Oceans
Nathan Bell
18 pts.
I Don't Do This For Love, I Do This For Love
Stone Barn Records
17 pts.
Easy People
Horton Records
Bob Margolin
16 pts.
My Road
David Berkeley
16 pts.
Cardboard Boat
Straw Man Music

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