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Where ever you are, have a awfy awfy Merry Christmas & a guid New Year from all on The Medicine Show and our family fold. 

Honchos on the hub Scottish Publicist Presenter Promoter Rob Ellen's is a Americana music world stravaiger. travelling in his Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile seeking out independently minded music across the New and old worlds. 

Medicine Show Records offer you this single from our good friend and Highland Legend Davy Cowan as our Christmas gift. 

Davy Cowan will be stravaiging through Texas in March with The Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile. 

From his album "The Journey'" about the Holy Town of Invergordon. (Oh I Believe In You Believe In Me) 

For the video of this song

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Eli Cook - American musician seeking house concerts or listening room type shows

Hey there, 

I am working with Eli Cook, an American musician who is a wonderful live acoustic act with resonators, slide and acoustic picking with the good old fashioned foot stomp box through an amp. 

I am looking for some shows for him in late September-early October 2019 inn Germany and other parts of Europe. Trying to pin down a few festivals or concert series type shows as well. 

Eli can do show and a guitar workshop if you'd be interested in that. But he's…

Freedom of Movement Tour for 2 UK Singer Songwriters

Hi, I am a UK singer-songwriter due in Germany in March 2019 alongside my friend Dusty Wagons to play a tour to support my new album 'Lanes'. I was passed your information when I visited last year and would love to come and perform a night for you. Would you be running anything in March? We can supply two high quality acts with small backing and we would love to do it. Here is my website for more info on my music:…

Ted Russell Kamp - singer/songwriter from Los Angeles coming to the UK


I'm a singer songwriter from Los Angeles, CA and I'm in the middle of a European CD release tour fro my new record Walkin' Shoes.

I'll be in the UK with these shows coming up:

2/12 Sun - Brighton, UK - Terrace Cred House Concert  …

London-based indie singer-songwriter Sam York looking for bookings

Hi folks, I represent Sam York, a singer-songwriter who is based in London and has availability for solo gigs in December 2018 and throughout 2019. We would be delighted to hear from you if you have any available slots!

In July of 2018, Sam released his debut EP called "Safety In Numbers".

He did music…


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DAVID LUMSDEN AND FRIENDS – Hues Of Blues (Independent Release)


David was the lead guitarist for vocalist Hurricane Ruth from 2011 to 2017, but here he steps out under his own name, though with the support of a memorable group of “friends”. His buddies include the excellent singer and pianist Wayne Carter (lend an ear to his rendition of Denise LaSalle’s ‘You’re Ruining My Bad Reputation’, with David’s top-notch electric slide guitar playing), Steve “The Harp” Mehlberg, singer and guitarist Bill Evans, slide maestro Andon Davis on Led Zeppelin’s ‘Rain Song’, drummer Reggie Britton delivering a nicely down-home vocal on his straight Chicago blues offering, ‘What’s The Matter With The Mill’, and the wonderful Mary Jo Curry on appropriately tough vocals on the collaborative composition, ‘Raised Me Right’. As you may have already gathered, and as the CD title suggests, the repertoire draws from a…


Posted by Norman John Darwen on December 10, 2018 at 18:05

STEVEN GRAVES - HOW LONG (Self-released)


California musician, singer-songwriter Steven Graves is one of those artists who has been able to tap into classic soul and the singer-songwriter age of the late 1960s and 1970s and the seamless harmonies to go with both and simultaneously place  his own twist. His latest album How Long is an honest to goodness soul, pop, singer-songwriter fare worth time getting aquatinted with. He has a cracking band in support (guitars, drums, pedal steel, piano, organ, keyboards and harmony vocals), and it’s due to their sympathic support the songs are elevated to another level. 

Graves opens with title-track How Long, a restless piece featuring pop, soul and rock. The kind of song Randy Weeks has made his trademark (he spent some of his most successful years on America’s…


Posted by Maurice Hope on December 7, 2018 at 16:30

DAVE KELLER – Every Soul’s A Star (Catfood)


This is the label debut for this talented singer/ guitarist/ songwriter, originally from New England. Dave thanks label mate and frequent touring companion Johnny Rawls on the sleeve, and that’s as it should be. Dave has obviously learned a lot from the older man, not least how to make very impressive soul-blues albums – for that’s just what this is.

Backed by house-band The Rays, who have also worked with Johnny and who include label boss Bob Trenchard on bass and former Motown guitarist Johnny McGhee – listen to his concise solo on ‘It’s All In Your Eyes’ - Dave’s sound is deeply rooted in the southern soul of labels like Ronn and Malaco from back in the late 70s and 80s. It is a catchy mixture of smooth and…


Posted by Norman John Darwen on December 5, 2018 at 15:30


Immortal Americans is Americana singer-songwriter Austin Lucas’ 7th studio album. Recorded at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Company studio in Chicago it is Lucas’ first since he parted company with New West Records, with whom he had been since 2013. Now we see the beginning of a new, exciting chapter in his career. It has seen Lucas return to his mid-western home of Bloomington, Indiana (after a twenty year absence), and with him now sober, and having shed 100 pounds he is not only a fitter man but owner of a sharper pen. For his writing material he has drawn on recollections of his youth and growing up an outsider in a small town, plus what life has thrown at him since. Lucas alongside producer Will Johnson (Centro-Matic) have come through with a simply worked recording. One that needed little adjustment to the initial unplugged version, but enough for some friends…


Posted by Maurice Hope on December 3, 2018 at 15:30

Kate Campbell- Damn Sure Blue (Self-Released)


Americana singer-songwriter, southern girl Kate Campbell has been making records since 1995, and with her as ever surrounded by an accomplished set of musicians still cutting it. Leading the lineup is recording act and producer Will Kimbrough (guitars, bass, mandolin, banjo, mandala, keyboards, percussion, harmony vocals) and he’s joined by Bryan Owings (drums, percussion), Kevin Gordon (guitars; and harmony vocals on The Great Atomic Power), Chris Carmichael (violin, viola, cello), Phil Madeira (accordion) plus Emma McDowell (fiddle on Peace, Precious Peace) and from John Prine’s band, Dave Jacques plays upright bass…


Posted by Maurice Hope on December 3, 2018 at 14:30



Reckless Saints are husband and wife duo Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield (acoustic guitar, baritone ukulele, mandolin, piano) and a hugely talented unit! With them utilising the players they have at hand that includes guests Charlie McCoy (harmonica), Freebo (bass) and Gurf Morlix. Who fittingly, plays lead guitar on the albums only cover song, Election Day. Written by Morlix’s late friend unique country singer-songwriter Blaze Foley it adds much to an album that’s otherwise add up of eight originals compositions from Schneider plus Mayfield’s two (Ring…


Posted by Maurice Hope on November 29, 2018 at 16:00


Bluegrass stalwart Rudi Ekstein’s latest project is an all-star affair as the producer, recording studio owner and mandolinist calls on an all-star lineup featuring guitarist Jeff Autry, multi Grammy winner Stuart Duncan (fiddle), upright bass genius Mark Schatz, banjo picker Patrick Sauber and John Plotnik on banjo. Plus others. Ekstein’s tunes are given a top class treatment, and with as bluegrass so often is, awash with energy the 12 instrumentals include some hot picking. As each act is given room to cut loose. 

Among the tasty bites you have, some equal to bluegrass legend Bill Monroe! High praise indeed; and the material is well and truly worthy such an accolade as you have tunes Bacon In The Pan, Hoot Owl Hop, lacy-paced and melody rich Jessy’s…


Posted by Maurice Hope on November 28, 2018 at 16:14

JASON ISBELL - LIVE AT THE OPRY (Thirty Tigers Records)

While nothing beats a new album, I will for the moment settle for this superb wall-to-wall live recording from Country Americana act Jason Isbell and his band, the 400 Unit (electric lead guitar, drums, bass guitar, keyboards and drums). One that also  features the roving fiddle of his wife, and fellow recording act Amanda Shires. With Isbell feeling completely at home at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium, himself and the combo aren’t afraid to push the buttons, and crank it up tastily. 

Formerly of the band Drive-By Truckers Isabell has in the past had his problems and, isn’t afraid to share them. Along side them and shrewd…


Posted by Maurice Hope on November 26, 2018 at 17:10

PETER V BLUES TRAIN – Shaken But Not Deterred (Independent)

Peter V Blues Train | Shaken but Not Deterred


Singer, guitarist and bandleader Peter Veteska was born in Manhattan in 1959 and started playing guitar round the age of 12, learning through listening to the likes of Derek & The Dominoes and The Allman Brothers. Almost a decade later, he packed up playing and only returned to it after a quarter of a century had elapsed. As he puts it, “I was the new kid on the block yet I was in my early 50s”. Perhaps it is because of this that his music sounds both fresh and lived-in. He’s a blues player now, as such tracks as the opening ‘Don’t Wanna Leave Memphis’ and the cover of ‘T-Bone Shuffle’ easily prove, though one happy to draft in funk (try ‘In Demand’), vintage rock and roll (Fats Domino’s ‘Blue Monday’ and ‘Don’t Cheat On My Lady’), tough rock as on ‘Alibi’, and jazz – ‘For All We Know’. It’s an energetic approach, with the sound of the basic four-piece Blues Train augmented…


Posted by Norman John Darwen on November 22, 2018 at 16:00

The War And Treaty - Healing Tide (Strong World / Thirty Tigers


Husband and wife duo, Michael Trotter Jr and Tanya Trotter (Blout) perform a cross-section of blues, gospel,folk and soul on their debut recording Healing Tide. Based in Albion, Michigan they are both hugely talented vocalists and, lucky to have the legendary Buddy Miller produce their first bash at capturing the hard driven energy of their live performances as he brings in Brady Blade (drums), Jim Hoke (organ, sax, autoharp, harmonica), Matt Slocum (cello), Sam Bush (fiddle), Russ Pahl (pedal steel) Adam Chaffins (bass) plus Emmylou Harris (harmony vocals). 

From the outset, the couple show off sibling styled harmony…


Posted by Maurice Hope on November 19, 2018 at 23:30

The Medicine Show Stateside Stravaig

Ags Connolly in conversation and session in The Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile.

International Folk Music Awards Artists of The Year Ordinary Elephant play our Threadgill's Medicine Show-case during SXSW Austin March 2018

Emily Herring on stage at our SXSW Threadegills Medicine Show-case Austin March 19 2018.

Patterson Barrett & Brian Langlinais Moose Mobile East Nashville session March 2018

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Patterson Barrett & Brian Langlinais from East Nashville on the Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile Stateside Stavaig 2018



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December 2018
Malford Milligan
75 pts.
Life Will Humble You
Royal Family Records
JD McPherson
61 pts.
New West Records
Rosanne Cash
50 pts.
She Remembers Everything
Blue Note Records
Ad Vanderveen
45 pts.
I Was Hank William
Blue Rose Records
John Hiatt
44 pts.
The Eclipse Sessions
New West
The Yearlings
41 pts.
Lonely Sounds Records
Tip Jar
40 pts.
Nathan Bell
39 pts.
Loves Bones & Stars
Angry Stick Recording Co.
The Brother Brothers
38 pts.
Some People I Know
Compass Records
Richard Dobson
30 pts.
I Hear Singing
Brambus Records
Steve Forbert
29 pts.
The Magic Tree
Blue Rose Music
J.P. Harris
28 pts.
Sometimes Dogs Bark At Nothing
Free Dirt Records
The Bottle Rockets
24 pts.
Bit Logic
Bloodshot Records
Rodney Crowell
23 pts.
Christmas Everywhere
New West
Christian Kjellvander
22 pts.
Wild Hxmans
Erin Costelo
21 pts.
Sweet Marie
Compass Records
Colter Wall
20 pts.
Songs of the Plains
Young Mary's Record
The Hillbenders
19 pts.
The Hillbenders
Compass Records
Eric Bibb
18 pts.
Global Griot
Stony Plain
Karine Polwart
18 pts.
Laws of Motion
Hudson Records
Carson McHone
17 pts.
Nine Mile Records
Malcolm Holcombe
17 pts.
Come Hell Or High Water
Gypsy Eyes Music
Ben Bedford
16 pts.
The Hermit's Spyglass
Cavalier Recordings
Craig Moreau
16 pts.
A Different Kind Of Train
David Olney
16 pts.
This Side Or The Other
Black Hen Music

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