Based in Scotland covering Europe, FSR working with The House Concert Hub 1st for the latest releases, tour info, & the best roots radio.
Posted by Editorial on February 13, 2016 at 15:54
Posted by Editorial on February 13, 2016 at 15:30
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…Continue
Posted by Andy Callen on February 10, 2016 at 16:30
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…Continue
Posted by The Medicine Show on February 9, 2016 at 22:00
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.
Posted by Calvin Powers on February 9, 2016 at 6:30
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: www.facebook.com/thestrangebluedreams
Up To The Stars
Posted by Editorial on February 8, 2016 at 0:00
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…Continue
Posted by Maurice Hope on February 7, 2016 at 18:32
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”…Continue
Posted by Maurice Hope on February 7, 2016 at 18:38
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…Continue
Posted by Maurice Hope on February 7, 2016 at 18:45
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.
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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.
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