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Welcome to FSR our Roots Music Reviewers & Pod/broadcasters Community

Featured artist of the week is Vincent McCallum   Booking now on the Euro House Concert Hub mid-July to mid-August 2015 

Vincent books his own House Concert Festival In Portugal and invites many of our members to play.

The House Concert Hub went to Folk Alliance International 18 -22 February Kansas to release this fabulous album Vincent 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)

March 2015

James McMurtry
108 pts.
Complicated Game
Blue Rose Records
Steve Earle
100 pts.
New West Records
Gretchen Peters
91 pts.
Scarlet Letter Records/Proper Records
Rhiannon Giddens
72 pts.
Tomorrow Is My Turn
Nonesuch Records
David Corley
52 pts.
Available Light
Continental Song City
Ryan Bingham
51 pts.
Fear & Saturday Night
Dayna Kurtz
50 pts.
Rise And Fall
Kismet Records
American Aquarium
43 pts.
Blue Rose Records
Amy Speace
39 pts.
That Kind of Girl
Continental Song City
Nikki Lane
32 pts.
All Or Nothin’
New West Records
Robert Earl Keen
29 pts.
Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions
Willie Nile
27 pts.
If I Was a River
Blue Rose Records
Allison Moorer
24 pts.
Down to Believing
Proper Records
Sarah McQuaid
23 pts.
Walking into White
Waterbug Records
Blackberry Smoke
22 pts.
Holding All The Roses
Earache Records
Hayward Williams
22 pts.
The Reef
Green Canoe Music
Björn van der Doelen & Allez Soldaat
21 pts.
Caballero Zonder Filter
Bastaard Platen
JJ Grey & Mofro
21 pts.
Ol’ Glory
Provogue Records
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
20 pts.
Gurf Morlix
20 pts.
Eatin’ At Me
Rootball Records
The Decemberists
20 pts.
What a Terrible World What a Beautiful World
Rough Trade
Jake Xerxes Fussell
18 pts.
Jake Xerxes Fussell
Paradise of Bachelors
Pops Staples
18 pts.
Don’t Lose This
Anti- Records
Justin Townes Earle
17 pts.
Absent Fathers
Loose Music, Vagrant Records
17 pts.

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




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Featured Artists of The Month - Stephanie Urbina Jones

Featured artists of the month Stephanie Urbina Jones 

KERRVILLE NEW FOLK FINALISTTexas Music Chart Hit with COMO SE LLAMA MAMA with AUGIE MEYERS OF TEXAS TORNADOS and the first ever Hispanic Female artists to stay at #1 for 5 weeks. She recently was asked to sing at Linda Rondstadt's  Tribute in Los Angeles in Feb 2015/ has duetted with WILLIE NELSON at WILLIE NELSON 4th of JULY PICNIC. She co-wrote "My Baby's Got a Smile On Her Face" with Loretta Lynn's son-in-law,Mark Marchetti for The Voice winner Craig Wayne Boyd. Only the second song in history top début at no 1 in the Country chart. Garth Brooks is the other one.

Europe is set to fall under her spell as well as she announces a Festival tour across Switzerland & Germany with more European dates to be announced in June & July watch this space.

Follow us on Spotify and hear all the new releases and folks who are touring first when we do. 

Blog Posts


Memphis ensemble, the Memphis Dawls (Holly Cole, vocals, guitar: Jane Misener, cello, tambourine: Krista…


Posted by Maurice Hope on March 29, 2015 at 7:38



Twenty acts, twenty songs of people that either played at this year’s C2C Country To Country or during the last three years, and with a wonderful array of talent is…


Posted by Maurice Hope on March 29, 2015 at 7:54



When it comes to great female, legendary country singers few come near never mind match Decca recording act, Kentucky girl Loretta Lynn. Friend of the late Patsy Cline, the lady from Butcher Hollow first hit…


Posted by Maurice Hope on May 4, 2013 at 9:27

Sean & Zander will tour the UK in May & June with very special guest Derwood Andrews

Sean & Zander will tour the UK in May & June with very special guest Derwood Andrews.

Based on the resumes of vocalist Sean Wheeler (Throw Rag) and multi-instrumentalist Zander Schloss (Circle Jerks, the Weirdos, Joe Strummer), you’d expect a rambunctious sound emanating from the…


Posted by Editorial on March 27, 2015 at 19:20

Tia McGraff “CRAZY BEAUTIFUL” UK tour and Highland Homecoming. 2015 Spring

Bandana Records is thrilled to announce the release of the 2015 album from Tia McGraff  “Crazy Beautiful” scheduled release date April 2nd 2015 , one week prior commencing the Spring UK Tour.

On the tour Tia is visiting and playing in her ancestral Highland home of Nairn (this writers ancestral and current home town) FSR and Medicine Music will be presentinga live video cast and interview…


Posted by Editorial on March 27, 2015 at 11:30

Freight Train Boogie Show #290

FTB Show #290 features The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band new album called So Delicious Also new music from Robert Earl Keen, Gretchen…


Posted by Bill Frater on March 23, 2015 at 18:30

Vincent McCallum (Special guest Les Cowley​) Scottish and Belgium Dates

VINCENT McCALLUM: International artist, musician, singer, songwriter, performer was born in England with Scottish roots and brought up in Portugal. 

LES COWLEY: film soundscape…


Posted by Editorial on March 22, 2015 at 18:30

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 



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Video-cast your shows here and help fund the hub too. 

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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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Flyinshoes Review is brought to you in conjunction with Medicine Show Promo 

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


Latest Activity

booking House Concerts

John Mitchell and Sofie Jonsson

Hi All,

We are John Mitchell (Sco) and Sofie Jonsson (Swe) an acoustic roots duo based in Sweden of Guitar, Fiddle and Vocals. The music we perform is influenced by Celtic,American and Scandinavian style and features traditional and modern songs and tunes. We will be in Germany from 14-30 May and Scotland 3-28 June and are looking for house concerts or venues to perform in both these countries between these dates.

If you could host and concert or suggest a venue…

My Hotel Wrecking Days Are Over - new single

What's new? I've recently joined the Euro House Concert Hub and did my first house concert at '5 Banjos' in Inverness on Saturday, which I loved. Thanks to Elizabeth and Matt. What a wonderful night and great to see some newbies to house concerts. 

I also have a new country single releasing My Hotel Wrecking Days Are Over. It was played by Iain Anderson on BBC Radio Scotland last night. Music video …

Bart D- performing solo in London, UK

My name is Bart D. I'm a singer songwriter.
I will be performing in London,  I'm looking for a house gig on the 26th/27th of april. My music is based in American roots style.
My album "Traveling Soul" was highly reviewed in many European countries and US.

Here is the information about me:



MELISSA GREENER seeking gig Friday, 24 April in England or Scotland

Hello Euro Music Friends,

I would like to fill a date on FRIDAY, 24 APRIL.  Best for my routing would be the Midlands or North England or Mid/Southern Scotland...  But really, as an American Troubadour I drive 4 hours for milk, so I'm loose with my geographical parameters. 

My Euro/UK tour is filling nicely with dates throughout Ireland, England, Scotland, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark - between 8 April and 17 May.  If you have an availability in that time…

Calling Copehagen

Calling Copenhagen, 

I will be in your fair city from the 27th April to the 3rd of May so if you would like a concert in your cozy chez toi

I'd be glad to oblige. I'm a NZ singer songwriter based in France. you can listen and see my past and upcoming  gigs. I've played in France, NZ, the UK and Netherlands. Copenhagen would be a first. I have an eclectic mix a styles (bluses, jazzy, reggae, but all folk based, the…

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