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Featured artist of the month Brian Langlinais

 

You could say Brian Langlinais’ new recording, Right Hand Road, was birthed by an ice storm, but that would be getting ahead of the story.

 

Long before that weather event, the album’s roots ran from sea to sea along I-10, home to a slew of bars and nightclubs where bands earn gas money between major cities. For decades, these venues have fostered the uniquely American art form called roadhouse music: a big tent under which blues, country, zydeco, and even jazz come together—often in the same band. Roadhouse legends such as Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Omar and the Howlers, Mason Ruffner, and Lee Roy Parnell all came through Langlinais’ hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, where he cut his teeth in bands playing this crowd-pleasing music.

 

“Back then, the job was—and still is—to make people drink and be happy,” explains Langlinais. “It was about playing songs people know. I covered Wilson Pickett’s catalog, which led me to a lot of lesser-known Stax artists like William Bell. I ended up in blues bands with horns, groups that became more soul than Mississippi Delta blues.”

 

Horns loom large in Langlinais’ history. His father played saxophone with Swamp Pop legends The Shondells, and Brian double-majored in college in trumpet and vocal performance. Ultimately, it was the singer that won out. Langlinais eventually landed in Nashville, where he strayed from his roadhouse roots long enough to record two acclaimed Americana records: Rock & Fire and Tonight I Might. But with Right Hand Road, those roots have called him back.

 

Langlinais had been considering returning to Lafayette to record, when his friend, producer/guitarist D.L. Duncan asked him to go there for a day and cut some tracks with Grammy-winning engineer Tony Daigle (Sonny Landreth, Derek Trucks, James McMurtry, Jon Cleary). They would just lay down a couple of covers, and see if they liked working together. Brought along from Nashville were a bassist, Ron Eoff (Cate Brothers, Jo-El Sonnier, Levon Helm) and a keyboard player, Patterson Barrett (Gurf Morlix, Buddy Miller), with drummer Brian Brignac (Sonny Landreth) picked up in Lafayette.

 

“We weren’t sure it would turn into a record” Langlinais recalls. “It was just to see how much fun we could have. We were planning on going back to Tennessee the next day, but there was an ice storm in Nashville. None of us could get back, so we ended up tracking for three full days.”

 

In addition to the stellar quality of the playing and singing, what distinguishes the resulting Right Hand Road is its level of songwriting. The tunes tell timeless stories, while adding new twists. William Bell’s classic “Every Day Is a Holiday” has been covered by everyone from Warren Haynes to RZA, but few since Bell himself have brought the well of authentic Southern soul feeling Langlinais and company evidence here.

 

“Wilson Pickett’s ‘Green Grass’ has become a Zydeco standard, but not like we did it,” says Langlinais. “Brian and Tony came up with a groove that went in a different direction, and Ron did a tic-tack thing on bass that made us feel this could be the beginning of a great record.”

 

Though the singer had more covers in his iTunes library, producer D.L. Duncan felt they should write some tunes of their own. “D.L. had some scratch lyrics for a couple of songs,” says Langlinais. “We would come up with a groove, take a little break, D.L. would come back with a lyric that he thought would fit, and I would start singing it. We wrote ‘Louisiana Love,’ ‘My One Desire,’ and the two acoustic songs, ‘Right Hand Road’ and ‘Our Love Is Slippin’ Away,’ in the studio while we were tracking.” Their work sits comfortably next to the covers, displaying the same simplicity mixed with emotional depth that makes this kind of music so enduring.

 

Back in Nashville, Langlinais and Duncan decided they needed two more songs to round out the record, so “Tucumcari Tonight” and “You Can’t Say I Didn’t Love You” were recorded at the Dog House with Lynn Williams (Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball) on drums, Steve Conn (Sonny Landreth, Keith Urban) on keys, James Pennebaker (Delbert McClinton, Lee Roy Parnell) on guitar, and Eoff on bass.

 

 

 

 

“To me, the record symbolizes getting to go back home,” Langlinais says. “If you are from New York and say, ‘I need a sandwich from Katz’s deli,’ people from New York can taste that sandwich. Likewise, if you’re from Lafayette and I say, ‘I’m hungry for a Old Tyme Grocery po’ boy,’ you know the flavor. Going back to Lafayette meant working with people who have the same set of references. I have worked with people who can play a second line groove, but with these musicians it was so much easier to express the minutiae that make a groove specific.”

 

It is this kind of attention to detail that renders Right Hand Road special. You don’t have to be a music scholar or musician to feel in your heart and bones how getting the specifics right adds to the music’s impact. This recording could only have come from someone with Louisiana music in his DNA.

 

“I was born and raised there and my family was one of the first families to get land grants there,” says Langlinais. “My bloodline is only Acadian and French. Going home to Lafayette and doing the music that I’m about was a full circle.”

 

 

  

Russell deCarle (and the boys) are old school, real players and singers. They do things right, true professionals and at the same time great entertainers!

 

Weather it covering songs by the likes of by the likes of the Inkspots, Diana Shore or Hank Snow or self pened classics in the making  crooner deCarle recently took the UK by storm on his first tour in 45 years on the road.

 

"A spot of yodelling when added to his already exemplary vocals exploits placed an icing on the cake, and it wasn’t the only layer such the virtues of the music by them". Mauris Hope on the Newcast gig for FSR - More here

https://russelldecarle.com

Dates April/May Click Here

Our own Rob Ellen catches up with him in a Glen in Scotland.

 

Teresa Storch /  Come Clean

In The Daily Telegraphs Roots Top 20 Albums of 2015  

“She could be the love child of Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews.”

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Touring The US and in her native Northeast since 2003, Teresa Storch has been recognized for her writing and performance by Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival 2005, Flat Rock Music Festival 2004, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival 2003 , and Bostons Best Singer/Songwriters Showcase 2003. Her name has spread throughout the country as a voice and presence not to be missed. 

She's called the "love child of Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews", providing funky guitar rhythms and thought-bending lyrics that move from jazz to blues to folk, keeping your feet and your mind moving. 

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, she began performing in local dance, drama and vocal productions at a young age. Attending college in Colorado, the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre inspired her to create and perform her own music. Pulled to the singer/songwriter scene of Boston, she traversed the country in 1999. There she found the space to do what she loves, connecting with people in clubs, coffeehouses, on streets and subway platforms. 

You will find Teresa wherever she can do what she loves, connecting with people through music, be it in clubs in or a subway platform. She has shared stages and sidewalks with artists such as Dakota Blonde, Ryan Montbleau, Entrain, Kevin So, Paul and Storm, Jonathan Byrd and Rachel Sage, in venues throughout the country, setting her sights firmly on herfirst European tour (see over leaf) in conjunction with www.houseconcert.eu .

On Tour in the UK with support from FSR The European House Concert Hub and the Medicine Show.

Teresa Storch & Jeff Brown Europe Tour 2016

April 28 Dillon Whiskey Bar augavegur 30,101 Reykjavik, Iceland 8:00pm

April 29 Filey Folk Festival, The Evron Centre  Filey, UK 7:30pm Tickets:   £ 10/20 all 4 days Tel: 07808871118

Tickets: http://www.fileyfolkfestival.bravesites.com/venue-5-evron-centre

April 30* TBC  Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm

May 1*    House Concert  Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 10  Contact: symon@visionmechanics.org for info

May 2*    YESBAR  14 Drury St.,Glasgow,Scotland,G2 5AA,UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 5

May 3*    Hotel Argyll  18 Argyll St.,Ullapool, IV26 2UB,UK 8:00pm

May 4*    ‘Beautiful Nairn Nights’ @ WASPs Arts Studio  Nairn, UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 8

May 5*    TBC  Inverness, UK 8:00pm

May 7*    The Acoustic Yard Festival, Town Hall Theatre  The Octagon, Westport, Co Mayo, IE 8:00pm Tickets: €22 https://westporttownhall.ticketsolve.com/shows/873548822/events?show_id=873548822

May 9    The Corner Bar  37 Bridge St. Skibbereen, Co Cork, IE 9:30pm

May 12  The Crown Inn  6 Church St., Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7AH, UK 8:00pm

May 13   House Concert  Sheffield, UK 8:00pm Tickets: £ 10 Contact: bea@beamarshall.com for info

May 14   TBC Scarborough, UK

May 15   ‘Acoustic Folk Highway’ @The Harrison 28 Harrison St., London,Kings Cross, WC1h 8JF, UK 7:00pm Tickets: £ 5

May 17   The Troubadour  263-267 Old Brompton Rd., London, Earls Court, SW5 9JA, UK 7:45pm Tickets: £ 6https://troubadourlondon.yapsody.com/event/index/25371/teresa-storch

May 20^   ‘Blueprint’ Live Radio Session @Theater vanBeresteyn (foyer) Museumplein 5/a,Veendam, 9641,NL 5:00pm

May 22^   Cafe Peter en Leni  Damsterweg 20, Steendam, 9629 PD, NL 3:00pm 

May 23^   Dwaze Zaken  Prins Hendrikkade 50 Amsterdam, 1012 AC, NL 7:00pm

*With Peter Lacis on guitar!   ^Teresa Solo Show!

QUOTES AND TESTIMONIALS!

“She inhabits her songs so fully you can’t help but be pulled into her world.” – Boston Herald writer Daniel Gewertz

“Mesmerizing vocal riffs…bounding folk-rock sound.” – Northeast Performer

“One of the most inventive writers and solid performers of the current crop of singer/songwriters coming out of Boston. [She] makes me proud to be one.” – veteran singer/songwriter Vance Gilbert

“Infuses contemporary singer/songwriter with traditional folk vibe. It’s no wonder she’s being recognized in her genre.” -Soundcheck Magazine

“The only other time I’ve had this kind of reaction to a performer was when Bonnie Raitt first started doing the rounds of small venues… it was that same thrill of connection.” –Dayle Ann Stratton (fan)

Website:  www.teresastorch.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/teresastorchmusic

Twitter @tstorchmusic 

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Russell deCarle (and the boys) are old school, real players and singers. They do things right, true professionals and at the same time great entertainers! Weather it covering songs by the likes of by the likes of the Inkspots, Diana Shore or Hank Snow or self pened classics in the making  crooner deCarle recently took the UK by storm on his first tour in 45 years on the road. "A spot of…See More
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Featured artist of the month Brian Langlinais

 

You could say Brian Langlinais’ new recording, Right Hand Road, was birthed by an ice storm, but that would be getting ahead of the story.

 

Long before that weather event, the album’s roots ran from sea to sea along I-10, home to a slew of bars and nightclubs where bands earn gas money between major cities. For decades, these venues have fostered the uniquely American art form called roadhouse music: a big tent under which blues, country, zydeco, and even jazz come together—often in the same band. Roadhouse legends such as Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Omar and the Howlers, Mason Ruffner, and Lee Roy Parnell all came through Langlinais’ hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, where he cut his teeth in bands playing this crowd-pleasing music.

 

“Back then, the job was—and still is—to make people drink and be happy,” explains Langlinais. “It was about playing songs people know. I covered Wilson Pickett’s catalog, which led me to a lot of lesser-known Stax artists like William Bell. I ended up in blues bands with horns, groups that became more soul than Mississippi Delta blues.”

 

Horns loom large in Langlinais’ history. His father played saxophone with Swamp Pop legends The Shondells, and Brian double-majored in college in trumpet and vocal performance. Ultimately, it was the singer that won out. Langlinais eventually landed in Nashville, where he strayed from his roadhouse roots long enough to record two acclaimed Americana records: Rock & Fire and Tonight I Might. But with Right Hand Road, those roots have called him back.

 

Langlinais had been considering returning to Lafayette to record, when his friend, producer/guitarist D.L. Duncan asked him to go there for a day and cut some tracks with Grammy-winning engineer Tony Daigle (Sonny Landreth, Derek Trucks, James McMurtry, Jon Cleary). They would just lay down a couple of covers, and see if they liked working together. Brought along from Nashville were a bassist, Ron Eoff (Cate Brothers, Jo-El Sonnier, Levon Helm) and a keyboard player, Patterson Barrett (Gurf Morlix, Buddy Miller), with drummer Brian Brignac (Sonny Landreth) picked up in Lafayette.

 

“We weren’t sure it would turn into a record” Langlinais recalls. “It was just to see how much fun we could have. We were planning on going back to Tennessee the next day, but there was an ice storm in Nashville. None of us could get back, so we ended up tracking for three full days.”

 

In addition to the stellar quality of the playing and singing, what distinguishes the resulting Right Hand Road is its level of songwriting. The tunes tell timeless stories, while adding new twists. William Bell’s classic “Every Day Is a Holiday” has been covered by everyone from Warren Haynes to RZA, but few since Bell himself have brought the well of authentic Southern soul feeling Langlinais and company evidence here.

 

“Wilson Pickett’s ‘Green Grass’ has become a Zydeco standard, but not like we did it,” says Langlinais. “Brian and Tony came up with a groove that went in a different direction, and Ron did a tic-tack thing on bass that made us feel this could be the beginning of a great record.”

 

Though the singer had more covers in his iTunes library, producer D.L. Duncan felt they should write some tunes of their own. “D.L. had some scratch lyrics for a couple of songs,” says Langlinais. “We would come up with a groove, take a little break, D.L. would come back with a lyric that he thought would fit, and I would start singing it. We wrote ‘Louisiana Love,’ ‘My One Desire,’ and the two acoustic songs, ‘Right Hand Road’ and ‘Our Love Is Slippin’ Away,’ in the studio while we were tracking.” Their work sits comfortably next to the covers, displaying the same simplicity mixed with emotional depth that makes this kind of music so enduring.

 

Back in Nashville, Langlinais and Duncan decided they needed two more songs to round out the record, so “Tucumcari Tonight” and “You Can’t Say I Didn’t Love You” were recorded at the Dog House with Lynn Williams (Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball) on drums, Steve Conn (Sonny Landreth, Keith Urban) on keys, James Pennebaker (Delbert McClinton, Lee Roy Parnell) on guitar, and Eoff on bass.

 

 

 

 

“To me, the record symbolizes getting to go back home,” Langlinais says. “If you are from New York and say, ‘I need a sandwich from Katz’s deli,’ people from New York can taste that sandwich. Likewise, if you’re from Lafayette and I say, ‘I’m hungry for a Old Tyme Grocery po’ boy,’ you know the flavor. Going back to Lafayette meant working with people who have the same set of references. I have worked with people who can play a second line groove, but with these musicians it was so much easier to express the minutiae that make a groove specific.”

 

It is this kind of attention to detail that renders Right Hand Road special. You don’t have to be a music scholar or musician to feel in your heart and bones how getting the specifics right adds to the music’s impact. This recording could only have come from someone with Louisiana music in his DNA.

 

“I was born and raised there and my family was one of the first families to get land grants there,” says Langlinais. “My bloodline is only Acadian and French. Going home to Lafayette and doing the music that I’m about was a full circle.”

 

 

  

Russell deCarle (and the boys) are old school, real players and singers. They do things right, true professionals and at the same time great entertainers!

 

Weather it covering songs by the likes of by the likes of the Inkspots, Diana Shore or Hank Snow or self pened classics in the making  crooner deCarle recently took the UK by storm on his first tour in 45 years on the road.

 

"A spot of yodelling when added to his already exemplary vocals exploits placed an icing on the cake, and it wasn’t the only layer such the virtues of the music by them". Mauris Hope on the Newcast gig for FSR - More here

https://russelldecarle.com

Dates April/May Click Here

Our own Rob Ellen catches up with him in a Glen in Scotland.

 

Teresa Storch /  Come Clean

In The Daily Telegraphs Roots Top 20 Albums of 2015  

“She could be the love child of Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews.”

Description

Touring The US and in her native Northeast since 2003, Teresa Storch has been recognized for her writing and performance by Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival 2005, Flat Rock Music Festival 2004, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival 2003 , and Bostons Best Singer/Songwriters Showcase 2003. Her name has spread throughout the country as a voice and presence not to be missed. 

She's called the "love child of Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews", providing funky guitar rhythms and thought-bending lyrics that move from jazz to blues to folk, keeping your feet and your mind moving. 

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, she began performing in local dance, drama and vocal productions at a young age. Attending college in Colorado, the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre inspired her to create and perform her own music. Pulled to the singer/songwriter scene of Boston, she traversed the country in 1999. There she found the space to do what she loves, connecting with people in clubs, coffeehouses, on streets and subway platforms. 

You will find Teresa wherever she can do what she loves, connecting with people through music, be it in clubs in or a subway platform. She has shared stages and sidewalks with artists such as Dakota Blonde, Ryan Montbleau, Entrain, Kevin So, Paul and Storm, Jonathan Byrd and Rachel Sage, in venues throughout the country, setting her sights firmly on herfirst European tour (see over leaf) in conjunction with www.houseconcert.eu .

On Tour in the UK with support from FSR The European House Concert Hub and the Medicine Show.

Teresa Storch & Jeff Brown Europe Tour 2016

April 28 Dillon Whiskey Bar augavegur 30,101 Reykjavik, Iceland 8:00pm

April 29 Filey Folk Festival, The Evron Centre  Filey, UK 7:30pm Tickets:   £ 10/20 all 4 days Tel: 07808871118

Tickets: http://www.fileyfolkfestival.bravesites.com/venue-5-evron-centre

April 30* TBC  Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm

May 1*    House Concert  Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 10  Contact: symon@visionmechanics.org for info

May 2*    YESBAR  14 Drury St.,Glasgow,Scotland,G2 5AA,UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 5

May 3*    Hotel Argyll  18 Argyll St.,Ullapool, IV26 2UB,UK 8:00pm

May 4*    ‘Beautiful Nairn Nights’ @ WASPs Arts Studio  Nairn, UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 8

May 5*    TBC  Inverness, UK 8:00pm

May 7*    The Acoustic Yard Festival, Town Hall Theatre  The Octagon, Westport, Co Mayo, IE 8:00pm Tickets: €22 https://westporttownhall.ticketsolve.com/shows/873548822/events?show_id=873548822

May 9    The Corner Bar  37 Bridge St. Skibbereen, Co Cork, IE 9:30pm

May 12  The Crown Inn  6 Church St., Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7AH, UK 8:00pm

May 13   House Concert  Sheffield, UK 8:00pm Tickets: £ 10 Contact: bea@beamarshall.com for info

May 14   TBC Scarborough, UK

May 15   ‘Acoustic Folk Highway’ @The Harrison 28 Harrison St., London,Kings Cross, WC1h 8JF, UK 7:00pm Tickets: £ 5

May 17   The Troubadour  263-267 Old Brompton Rd., London, Earls Court, SW5 9JA, UK 7:45pm Tickets: £ 6https://troubadourlondon.yapsody.com/event/index/25371/teresa-storch

May 20^   ‘Blueprint’ Live Radio Session @Theater vanBeresteyn (foyer) Museumplein 5/a,Veendam, 9641,NL 5:00pm

May 22^   Cafe Peter en Leni  Damsterweg 20, Steendam, 9629 PD, NL 3:00pm 

May 23^   Dwaze Zaken  Prins Hendrikkade 50 Amsterdam, 1012 AC, NL 7:00pm

*With Peter Lacis on guitar!   ^Teresa Solo Show!

QUOTES AND TESTIMONIALS!

“She inhabits her songs so fully you can’t help but be pulled into her world.” – Boston Herald writer Daniel Gewertz

“Mesmerizing vocal riffs…bounding folk-rock sound.” – Northeast Performer

“One of the most inventive writers and solid performers of the current crop of singer/songwriters coming out of Boston. [She] makes me proud to be one.” – veteran singer/songwriter Vance Gilbert

“Infuses contemporary singer/songwriter with traditional folk vibe. It’s no wonder she’s being recognized in her genre.” -Soundcheck Magazine

“The only other time I’ve had this kind of reaction to a performer was when Bonnie Raitt first started doing the rounds of small venues… it was that same thrill of connection.” –Dayle Ann Stratton (fan)

Website:  www.teresastorch.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/teresastorchmusic

Twitter @tstorchmusic 

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Featured artist of the month Brian Langlinais

 

You could say Brian Langlinais’ new recording, Right Hand Road, was birthed by an ice storm, but that would be getting ahead of the story.

 

Long before that weather event, the album’s roots ran from sea to sea along I-10, home to a slew of bars and nightclubs where bands earn gas money between major cities. For decades, these venues have fostered the uniquely American art form called roadhouse music: a big tent under which blues, country, zydeco, and even jazz come together—often in the same band. Roadhouse legends such as Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Omar and the Howlers, Mason Ruffner, and Lee Roy Parnell all came through Langlinais’ hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, where he cut his teeth in bands playing this crowd-pleasing music.

 

“Back then, the job was—and still is—to make people drink and be happy,” explains Langlinais. “It was about playing songs people know. I covered Wilson Pickett’s catalog, which led me to a lot of lesser-known Stax artists like William Bell. I ended up in blues bands with horns, groups that became more soul than Mississippi Delta blues.”

 

Horns loom large in Langlinais’ history. His father played saxophone with Swamp Pop legends The Shondells, and Brian double-majored in college in trumpet and vocal performance. Ultimately, it was the singer that won out. Langlinais eventually landed in Nashville, where he strayed from his roadhouse roots long enough to record two acclaimed Americana records: Rock & Fire and Tonight I Might. But with Right Hand Road, those roots have called him back.

 

Langlinais had been considering returning to Lafayette to record, when his friend, producer/guitarist D.L. Duncan asked him to go there for a day and cut some tracks with Grammy-winning engineer Tony Daigle (Sonny Landreth, Derek Trucks, James McMurtry, Jon Cleary). They would just lay down a couple of covers, and see if they liked working together. Brought along from Nashville were a bassist, Ron Eoff (Cate Brothers, Jo-El Sonnier, Levon Helm) and a keyboard player, Patterson Barrett (Gurf Morlix, Buddy Miller), with drummer Brian Brignac (Sonny Landreth) picked up in Lafayette.

 

“We weren’t sure it would turn into a record” Langlinais recalls. “It was just to see how much fun we could have. We were planning on going back to Tennessee the next day, but there was an ice storm in Nashville. None of us could get back, so we ended up tracking for three full days.”

 

In addition to the stellar quality of the playing and singing, what distinguishes the resulting Right Hand Road is its level of songwriting. The tunes tell timeless stories, while adding new twists. William Bell’s classic “Every Day Is a Holiday” has been covered by everyone from Warren Haynes to RZA, but few since Bell himself have brought the well of authentic Southern soul feeling Langlinais and company evidence here.

 

“Wilson Pickett’s ‘Green Grass’ has become a Zydeco standard, but not like we did it,” says Langlinais. “Brian and Tony came up with a groove that went in a different direction, and Ron did a tic-tack thing on bass that made us feel this could be the beginning of a great record.”

 

Though the singer had more covers in his iTunes library, producer D.L. Duncan felt they should write some tunes of their own. “D.L. had some scratch lyrics for a couple of songs,” says Langlinais. “We would come up with a groove, take a little break, D.L. would come back with a lyric that he thought would fit, and I would start singing it. We wrote ‘Louisiana Love,’ ‘My One Desire,’ and the two acoustic songs, ‘Right Hand Road’ and ‘Our Love Is Slippin’ Away,’ in the studio while we were tracking.” Their work sits comfortably next to the covers, displaying the same simplicity mixed with emotional depth that makes this kind of music so enduring.

 

Back in Nashville, Langlinais and Duncan decided they needed two more songs to round out the record, so “Tucumcari Tonight” and “You Can’t Say I Didn’t Love You” were recorded at the Dog House with Lynn Williams (Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball) on drums, Steve Conn (Sonny Landreth, Keith Urban) on keys, James Pennebaker (Delbert McClinton, Lee Roy Parnell) on guitar, and Eoff on bass.

 

 

 

 

“To me, the record symbolizes getting to go back home,” Langlinais says. “If you are from New York and say, ‘I need a sandwich from Katz’s deli,’ people from New York can taste that sandwich. Likewise, if you’re from Lafayette and I say, ‘I’m hungry for a Old Tyme Grocery po’ boy,’ you know the flavor. Going back to Lafayette meant working with people who have the same set of references. I have worked with people who can play a second line groove, but with these musicians it was so much easier to express the minutiae that make a groove specific.”

 

It is this kind of attention to detail that renders Right Hand Road special. You don’t have to be a music scholar or musician to feel in your heart and bones how getting the specifics right adds to the music’s impact. This recording could only have come from someone with Louisiana music in his DNA.

 

“I was born and raised there and my family was one of the first families to get land grants there,” says Langlinais. “My bloodline is only Acadian and French. Going home to Lafayette and doing the music that I’m about was a full circle.”

 

 

  

Russell deCarle (and the boys) are old school, real players and singers. They do things right, true professionals and at the same time great entertainers!

 

Weather it covering songs by the likes of by the likes of the Inkspots, Diana Shore or Hank Snow or self pened classics in the making  crooner deCarle recently took the UK by storm on his first tour in 45 years on the road.

 

"A spot of yodelling when added to his already exemplary vocals exploits placed an icing on the cake, and it wasn’t the only layer such the virtues of the music by them". Mauris Hope on the Newcast gig for FSR - More here

https://russelldecarle.com

Dates April/May Click Here

Our own Rob Ellen catches up with him in a Glen in Scotland.

 

Teresa Storch /  Come Clean

In The Daily Telegraphs Roots Top 20 Albums of 2015  

“She could be the love child of Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews.”

Description

Touring The US and in her native Northeast since 2003, Teresa Storch has been recognized for her writing and performance by Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival 2005, Flat Rock Music Festival 2004, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival 2003 , and Bostons Best Singer/Songwriters Showcase 2003. Her name has spread throughout the country as a voice and presence not to be missed. 

She's called the "love child of Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews", providing funky guitar rhythms and thought-bending lyrics that move from jazz to blues to folk, keeping your feet and your mind moving. 

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, she began performing in local dance, drama and vocal productions at a young age. Attending college in Colorado, the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre inspired her to create and perform her own music. Pulled to the singer/songwriter scene of Boston, she traversed the country in 1999. There she found the space to do what she loves, connecting with people in clubs, coffeehouses, on streets and subway platforms. 

You will find Teresa wherever she can do what she loves, connecting with people through music, be it in clubs in or a subway platform. She has shared stages and sidewalks with artists such as Dakota Blonde, Ryan Montbleau, Entrain, Kevin So, Paul and Storm, Jonathan Byrd and Rachel Sage, in venues throughout the country, setting her sights firmly on herfirst European tour (see over leaf) in conjunction with www.houseconcert.eu .

On Tour in the UK with support from FSR The European House Concert Hub and the Medicine Show.

Teresa Storch & Jeff Brown Europe Tour 2016

April 28 Dillon Whiskey Bar augavegur 30,101 Reykjavik, Iceland 8:00pm

April 29 Filey Folk Festival, The Evron Centre  Filey, UK 7:30pm Tickets:   £ 10/20 all 4 days Tel: 07808871118

Tickets: http://www.fileyfolkfestival.bravesites.com/venue-5-evron-centre

April 30* TBC  Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm

May 1*    House Concert  Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 10  Contact: symon@visionmechanics.org for info

May 2*    YESBAR  14 Drury St.,Glasgow,Scotland,G2 5AA,UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 5

May 3*    Hotel Argyll  18 Argyll St.,Ullapool, IV26 2UB,UK 8:00pm

May 4*    ‘Beautiful Nairn Nights’ @ WASPs Arts Studio  Nairn, UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 8

May 5*    TBC  Inverness, UK 8:00pm

May 7*    The Acoustic Yard Festival, Town Hall Theatre  The Octagon, Westport, Co Mayo, IE 8:00pm Tickets: €22 https://westporttownhall.ticketsolve.com/shows/873548822/events?show_id=873548822

May 9    The Corner Bar  37 Bridge St. Skibbereen, Co Cork, IE 9:30pm

May 12  The Crown Inn  6 Church St., Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7AH, UK 8:00pm

May 13   House Concert  Sheffield, UK 8:00pm Tickets: £ 10 Contact: bea@beamarshall.com for info

May 14   TBC Scarborough, UK

May 15   ‘Acoustic Folk Highway’ @The Harrison 28 Harrison St., London,Kings Cross, WC1h 8JF, UK 7:00pm Tickets: £ 5

May 17   The Troubadour  263-267 Old Brompton Rd., London, Earls Court, SW5 9JA, UK 7:45pm Tickets: £ 6https://troubadourlondon.yapsody.com/event/index/25371/teresa-storch

May 20^   ‘Blueprint’ Live Radio Session @Theater vanBeresteyn (foyer) Museumplein 5/a,Veendam, 9641,NL 5:00pm

May 22^   Cafe Peter en Leni  Damsterweg 20, Steendam, 9629 PD, NL 3:00pm 

May 23^   Dwaze Zaken  Prins Hendrikkade 50 Amsterdam, 1012 AC, NL 7:00pm

*With Peter Lacis on guitar!   ^Teresa Solo Show!

QUOTES AND TESTIMONIALS!

“She inhabits her songs so fully you can’t help but be pulled into her world.” – Boston Herald writer Daniel Gewertz

“Mesmerizing vocal riffs…bounding folk-rock sound.” – Northeast Performer

“One of the most inventive writers and solid performers of the current crop of singer/songwriters coming out of Boston. [She] makes me proud to be one.” – veteran singer/songwriter Vance Gilbert

“Infuses contemporary singer/songwriter with traditional folk vibe. It’s no wonder she’s being recognized in her genre.” -Soundcheck Magazine

“The only other time I’ve had this kind of reaction to a performer was when Bonnie Raitt first started doing the rounds of small venues… it was that same thrill of connection.” –Dayle Ann Stratton (fan)

Website:  www.teresastorch.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/teresastorchmusic

Twitter @tstorchmusic 

Featured artist of the month Brian Langlinais

 

You could say Brian Langlinais’ new recording, Right Hand Road, was birthed by an ice storm, but that would be getting ahead of the story.

 

Long before that weather event, the album’s roots ran from sea to sea along I-10, home to a slew of bars and nightclubs where bands earn gas money between major cities. For decades, these venues have fostered the uniquely American art form called roadhouse music: a big tent under which blues, country, zydeco, and even jazz come together—often in the same band. Roadhouse legends such as Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Omar and the Howlers, Mason Ruffner, and Lee Roy Parnell all came through Langlinais’ hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, where he cut his teeth in bands playing this crowd-pleasing music.

 

“Back then, the job was—and still is—to make people drink and be happy,” explains Langlinais. “It was about playing songs people know. I covered Wilson Pickett’s catalog, which led me to a lot of lesser-known Stax artists like William Bell. I ended up in blues bands with horns, groups that became more soul than Mississippi Delta blues.”

 

Horns loom large in Langlinais’ history. His father played saxophone with Swamp Pop legends The Shondells, and Brian double-majored in college in trumpet and vocal performance. Ultimately, it was the singer that won out. Langlinais eventually landed in Nashville, where he strayed from his roadhouse roots long enough to record two acclaimed Americana records: Rock & Fire and Tonight I Might. But with Right Hand Road, those roots have called him back.

 

Langlinais had been considering returning to Lafayette to record, when his friend, producer/guitarist D.L. Duncan asked him to go there for a day and cut some tracks with Grammy-winning engineer Tony Daigle (Sonny Landreth, Derek Trucks, James McMurtry, Jon Cleary). They would just lay down a couple of covers, and see if they liked working together. Brought along from Nashville were a bassist, Ron Eoff (Cate Brothers, Jo-El Sonnier, Levon Helm) and a keyboard player, Patterson Barrett (Gurf Morlix, Buddy Miller), with drummer Brian Brignac (Sonny Landreth) picked up in Lafayette.

 

“We weren’t sure it would turn into a record” Langlinais recalls. “It was just to see how much fun we could have. We were planning on going back to Tennessee the next day, but there was an ice storm in Nashville. None of us could get back, so we ended up tracking for three full days.”

 

In addition to the stellar quality of the playing and singing, what distinguishes the resulting Right Hand Road is its level of songwriting. The tunes tell timeless stories, while adding new twists. William Bell’s classic “Every Day Is a Holiday” has been covered by everyone from Warren Haynes to RZA, but few since Bell himself have brought the well of authentic Southern soul feeling Langlinais and company evidence here.

 

“Wilson Pickett’s ‘Green Grass’ has become a Zydeco standard, but not like we did it,” says Langlinais. “Brian and Tony came up with a groove that went in a different direction, and Ron did a tic-tack thing on bass that made us feel this could be the beginning of a great record.”

 

Though the singer had more covers in his iTunes library, producer D.L. Duncan felt they should write some tunes of their own. “D.L. had some scratch lyrics for a couple of songs,” says Langlinais. “We would come up with a groove, take a little break, D.L. would come back with a lyric that he thought would fit, and I would start singing it. We wrote ‘Louisiana Love,’ ‘My One Desire,’ and the two acoustic songs, ‘Right Hand Road’ and ‘Our Love Is Slippin’ Away,’ in the studio while we were tracking.” Their work sits comfortably next to the covers, displaying the same simplicity mixed with emotional depth that makes this kind of music so enduring.

 

Back in Nashville, Langlinais and Duncan decided they needed two more songs to round out the record, so “Tucumcari Tonight” and “You Can’t Say I Didn’t Love You” were recorded at the Dog House with Lynn Williams (Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball) on drums, Steve Conn (Sonny Landreth, Keith Urban) on keys, James Pennebaker (Delbert McClinton, Lee Roy Parnell) on guitar, and Eoff on bass.

 

 

 

 

“To me, the record symbolizes getting to go back home,” Langlinais says. “If you are from New York and say, ‘I need a sandwich from Katz’s deli,’ people from New York can taste that sandwich. Likewise, if you’re from Lafayette and I say, ‘I’m hungry for a Old Tyme Grocery po’ boy,’ you know the flavor. Going back to Lafayette meant working with people who have the same set of references. I have worked with people who can play a second line groove, but with these musicians it was so much easier to express the minutiae that make a groove specific.”

 

It is this kind of attention to detail that renders Right Hand Road special. You don’t have to be a music scholar or musician to feel in your heart and bones how getting the specifics right adds to the music’s impact. This recording could only have come from someone with Louisiana music in his DNA.

 

“I was born and raised there and my family was one of the first families to get land grants there,” says Langlinais. “My bloodline is only Acadian and French. Going home to Lafayette and doing the music that I’m about was a full circle.”

 

 

  

Russell deCarle (and the boys) are old school, real players and singers. They do things right, true professionals and at the same time great entertainers!

 

Weather it covering songs by the likes of by the likes of the Inkspots, Diana Shore or Hank Snow or self pened classics in the making  crooner deCarle recently took the UK by storm on his first tour in 45 years on the road.

 

"A spot of yodelling when added to his already exemplary vocals exploits placed an icing on the cake, and it wasn’t the only layer such the virtues of the music by them". Mauris Hope on the Newcast gig for FSR - More here

https://russelldecarle.com

Dates April/May Click Here

Our own Rob Ellen catches up with him in a Glen in Scotland.

 

Teresa Storch /  Come Clean

In The Daily Telegraphs Roots Top 20 Albums of 2015  

“She could be the love child of Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews.”

Description

Touring The US and in her native Northeast since 2003, Teresa Storch has been recognized for her writing and performance by Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival 2005, Flat Rock Music Festival 2004, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival 2003 , and Bostons Best Singer/Songwriters Showcase 2003. Her name has spread throughout the country as a voice and presence not to be missed. 

She's called the "love child of Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews", providing funky guitar rhythms and thought-bending lyrics that move from jazz to blues to folk, keeping your feet and your mind moving. 

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, she began performing in local dance, drama and vocal productions at a young age. Attending college in Colorado, the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre inspired her to create and perform her own music. Pulled to the singer/songwriter scene of Boston, she traversed the country in 1999. There she found the space to do what she loves, connecting with people in clubs, coffeehouses, on streets and subway platforms. 

You will find Teresa wherever she can do what she loves, connecting with people through music, be it in clubs in or a subway platform. She has shared stages and sidewalks with artists such as Dakota Blonde, Ryan Montbleau, Entrain, Kevin So, Paul and Storm, Jonathan Byrd and Rachel Sage, in venues throughout the country, setting her sights firmly on herfirst European tour (see over leaf) in conjunction with www.houseconcert.eu .

On Tour in the UK with support from FSR The European House Concert Hub and the Medicine Show.

Teresa Storch & Jeff Brown Europe Tour 2016

April 28 Dillon Whiskey Bar augavegur 30,101 Reykjavik, Iceland 8:00pm

April 29 Filey Folk Festival, The Evron Centre  Filey, UK 7:30pm Tickets:   £ 10/20 all 4 days Tel: 07808871118

Tickets: http://www.fileyfolkfestival.bravesites.com/venue-5-evron-centre

April 30* TBC  Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm

May 1*    House Concert  Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 10  Contact: symon@visionmechanics.org for info

May 2*    YESBAR  14 Drury St.,Glasgow,Scotland,G2 5AA,UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 5

May 3*    Hotel Argyll  18 Argyll St.,Ullapool, IV26 2UB,UK 8:00pm

May 4*    ‘Beautiful Nairn Nights’ @ WASPs Arts Studio  Nairn, UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 8

May 5*    TBC  Inverness, UK 8:00pm

May 7*    The Acoustic Yard Festival, Town Hall Theatre  The Octagon, Westport, Co Mayo, IE 8:00pm Tickets: €22 https://westporttownhall.ticketsolve.com/shows/873548822/events?show_id=873548822

May 9    The Corner Bar  37 Bridge St. Skibbereen, Co Cork, IE 9:30pm

May 12  The Crown Inn  6 Church St., Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7AH, UK 8:00pm

May 13   House Concert  Sheffield, UK 8:00pm Tickets: £ 10 Contact: bea@beamarshall.com for info

May 14   TBC Scarborough, UK

May 15   ‘Acoustic Folk Highway’ @The Harrison 28 Harrison St., London,Kings Cross, WC1h 8JF, UK 7:00pm Tickets: £ 5

May 17   The Troubadour  263-267 Old Brompton Rd., London, Earls Court, SW5 9JA, UK 7:45pm Tickets: £ 6https://troubadourlondon.yapsody.com/event/index/25371/teresa-storch

May 20^   ‘Blueprint’ Live Radio Session @Theater vanBeresteyn (foyer) Museumplein 5/a,Veendam, 9641,NL 5:00pm

May 22^   Cafe Peter en Leni  Damsterweg 20, Steendam, 9629 PD, NL 3:00pm 

May 23^   Dwaze Zaken  Prins Hendrikkade 50 Amsterdam, 1012 AC, NL 7:00pm

*With Peter Lacis on guitar!   ^Teresa Solo Show!

QUOTES AND TESTIMONIALS!

“She inhabits her songs so fully you can’t help but be pulled into her world.” – Boston Herald writer Daniel Gewertz

“Mesmerizing vocal riffs…bounding folk-rock sound.” – Northeast Performer

“One of the most inventive writers and solid performers of the current crop of singer/songwriters coming out of Boston. [She] makes me proud to be one.” – veteran singer/songwriter Vance Gilbert

“Infuses contemporary singer/songwriter with traditional folk vibe. It’s no wonder she’s being recognized in her genre.” -Soundcheck Magazine

“The only other time I’ve had this kind of reaction to a performer was when Bonnie Raitt first started doing the rounds of small venues… it was that same thrill of connection.” –Dayle Ann Stratton (fan)

Website:  www.teresastorch.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/teresastorchmusic

Twitter @tstorchmusic 

Featured artist of the month Brian Langlinais

 

You could say Brian Langlinais’ new recording, Right Hand Road, was birthed by an ice storm, but that would be getting ahead of the story.

 

Long before that weather event, the album’s roots ran from sea to sea along I-10, home to a slew of bars and nightclubs where bands earn gas money between major cities. For decades, these venues have fostered the uniquely American art form called roadhouse music: a big tent under which blues, country, zydeco, and even jazz come together—often in the same band. Roadhouse legends such as Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Omar and the Howlers, Mason Ruffner, and Lee Roy Parnell all came through Langlinais’ hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, where he cut his teeth in bands playing this crowd-pleasing music.

 

“Back then, the job was—and still is—to make people drink and be happy,” explains Langlinais. “It was about playing songs people know. I covered Wilson Pickett’s catalog, which led me to a lot of lesser-known Stax artists like William Bell. I ended up in blues bands with horns, groups that became more soul than Mississippi Delta blues.”

 

Horns loom large in Langlinais’ history. His father played saxophone with Swamp Pop legends The Shondells, and Brian double-majored in college in trumpet and vocal performance. Ultimately, it was the singer that won out. Langlinais eventually landed in Nashville, where he strayed from his roadhouse roots long enough to record two acclaimed Americana records: Rock & Fire and Tonight I Might. But with Right Hand Road, those roots have called him back.

 

Langlinais had been considering returning to Lafayette to record, when his friend, producer/guitarist D.L. Duncan asked him to go there for a day and cut some tracks with Grammy-winning engineer Tony Daigle (Sonny Landreth, Derek Trucks, James McMurtry, Jon Cleary). They would just lay down a couple of covers, and see if they liked working together. Brought along from Nashville were a bassist, Ron Eoff (Cate Brothers, Jo-El Sonnier, Levon Helm) and a keyboard player, Patterson Barrett (Gurf Morlix, Buddy Miller), with drummer Brian Brignac (Sonny Landreth) picked up in Lafayette.

 

“We weren’t sure it would turn into a record” Langlinais recalls. “It was just to see how much fun we could have. We were planning on going back to Tennessee the next day, but there was an ice storm in Nashville. None of us could get back, so we ended up tracking for three full days.”

 

In addition to the stellar quality of the playing and singing, what distinguishes the resulting Right Hand Road is its level of songwriting. The tunes tell timeless stories, while adding new twists. William Bell’s classic “Every Day Is a Holiday” has been covered by everyone from Warren Haynes to RZA, but few since Bell himself have brought the well of authentic Southern soul feeling Langlinais and company evidence here.

 

“Wilson Pickett’s ‘Green Grass’ has become a Zydeco standard, but not like we did it,” says Langlinais. “Brian and Tony came up with a groove that went in a different direction, and Ron did a tic-tack thing on bass that made us feel this could be the beginning of a great record.”

 

Though the singer had more covers in his iTunes library, producer D.L. Duncan felt they should write some tunes of their own. “D.L. had some scratch lyrics for a couple of songs,” says Langlinais. “We would come up with a groove, take a little break, D.L. would come back with a lyric that he thought would fit, and I would start singing it. We wrote ‘Louisiana Love,’ ‘My One Desire,’ and the two acoustic songs, ‘Right Hand Road’ and ‘Our Love Is Slippin’ Away,’ in the studio while we were tracking.” Their work sits comfortably next to the covers, displaying the same simplicity mixed with emotional depth that makes this kind of music so enduring.

 

Back in Nashville, Langlinais and Duncan decided they needed two more songs to round out the record, so “Tucumcari Tonight” and “You Can’t Say I Didn’t Love You” were recorded at the Dog House with Lynn Williams (Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball) on drums, Steve Conn (Sonny Landreth, Keith Urban) on keys, James Pennebaker (Delbert McClinton, Lee Roy Parnell) on guitar, and Eoff on bass.

 

 

 

 

“To me, the record symbolizes getting to go back home,” Langlinais says. “If you are from New York and say, ‘I need a sandwich from Katz’s deli,’ people from New York can taste that sandwich. Likewise, if you’re from Lafayette and I say, ‘I’m hungry for a Old Tyme Grocery po’ boy,’ you know the flavor. Going back to Lafayette meant working with people who have the same set of references. I have worked with people who can play a second line groove, but with these musicians it was so much easier to express the minutiae that make a groove specific.”

 

It is this kind of attention to detail that renders Right Hand Road special. You don’t have to be a music scholar or musician to feel in your heart and bones how getting the specifics right adds to the music’s impact. This recording could only have come from someone with Louisiana music in his DNA.

 

“I was born and raised there and my family was one of the first families to get land grants there,” says Langlinais. “My bloodline is only Acadian and French. Going home to Lafayette and doing the music that I’m about was a full circle.”

 

 

  

Russell deCarle (and the boys) are old school, real players and singers. They do things right, true professionals and at the same time great entertainers!

 

Weather it covering songs by the likes of by the likes of the Inkspots, Diana Shore or Hank Snow or self pened classics in the making  crooner deCarle recently took the UK by storm on his first tour in 45 years on the road.

 

"A spot of yodelling when added to his already exemplary vocals exploits placed an icing on the cake, and it wasn’t the only layer such the virtues of the music by them". Mauris Hope on the Newcast gig for FSR - More here

https://russelldecarle.com

Dates April/May Click Here

Our own Rob Ellen catches up with him in a Glen in Scotland.

 

Teresa Storch /  Come Clean

In The Daily Telegraphs Roots Top 20 Albums of 2015  

“She could be the love child of Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews.”

Description

Touring The US and in her native Northeast since 2003, Teresa Storch has been recognized for her writing and performance by Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival 2005, Flat Rock Music Festival 2004, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival 2003 , and Bostons Best Singer/Songwriters Showcase 2003. Her name has spread throughout the country as a voice and presence not to be missed. 

She's called the "love child of Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews", providing funky guitar rhythms and thought-bending lyrics that move from jazz to blues to folk, keeping your feet and your mind moving. 

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, she began performing in local dance, drama and vocal productions at a young age. Attending college in Colorado, the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre inspired her to create and perform her own music. Pulled to the singer/songwriter scene of Boston, she traversed the country in 1999. There she found the space to do what she loves, connecting with people in clubs, coffeehouses, on streets and subway platforms. 

You will find Teresa wherever she can do what she loves, connecting with people through music, be it in clubs in or a subway platform. She has shared stages and sidewalks with artists such as Dakota Blonde, Ryan Montbleau, Entrain, Kevin So, Paul and Storm, Jonathan Byrd and Rachel Sage, in venues throughout the country, setting her sights firmly on herfirst European tour (see over leaf) in conjunction with www.houseconcert.eu .

On Tour in the UK with support from FSR The European House Concert Hub and the Medicine Show.

Teresa Storch & Jeff Brown Europe Tour 2016

April 28 Dillon Whiskey Bar augavegur 30,101 Reykjavik, Iceland 8:00pm

April 29 Filey Folk Festival, The Evron Centre  Filey, UK 7:30pm Tickets:   £ 10/20 all 4 days Tel: 07808871118

Tickets: http://www.fileyfolkfestival.bravesites.com/venue-5-evron-centre

April 30* TBC  Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm

May 1*    House Concert  Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 10  Contact: symon@visionmechanics.org for info

May 2*    YESBAR  14 Drury St.,Glasgow,Scotland,G2 5AA,UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 5

May 3*    Hotel Argyll  18 Argyll St.,Ullapool, IV26 2UB,UK 8:00pm

May 4*    ‘Beautiful Nairn Nights’ @ WASPs Arts Studio  Nairn, UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 8

May 5*    TBC  Inverness, UK 8:00pm

May 7*    The Acoustic Yard Festival, Town Hall Theatre  The Octagon, Westport, Co Mayo, IE 8:00pm Tickets: €22 https://westporttownhall.ticketsolve.com/shows/873548822/events?show_id=873548822

May 9    The Corner Bar  37 Bridge St. Skibbereen, Co Cork, IE 9:30pm

May 12  The Crown Inn  6 Church St., Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7AH, UK 8:00pm

May 13   House Concert  Sheffield, UK 8:00pm Tickets: £ 10 Contact: bea@beamarshall.com for info

May 14   TBC Scarborough, UK

May 15   ‘Acoustic Folk Highway’ @The Harrison 28 Harrison St., London,Kings Cross, WC1h 8JF, UK 7:00pm Tickets: £ 5

May 17   The Troubadour  263-267 Old Brompton Rd., London, Earls Court, SW5 9JA, UK 7:45pm Tickets: £ 6https://troubadourlondon.yapsody.com/event/index/25371/teresa-storch

May 20^   ‘Blueprint’ Live Radio Session @Theater vanBeresteyn (foyer) Museumplein 5/a,Veendam, 9641,NL 5:00pm

May 22^   Cafe Peter en Leni  Damsterweg 20, Steendam, 9629 PD, NL 3:00pm 

May 23^   Dwaze Zaken  Prins Hendrikkade 50 Amsterdam, 1012 AC, NL 7:00pm

*With Peter Lacis on guitar!   ^Teresa Solo Show!

QUOTES AND TESTIMONIALS!

“She inhabits her songs so fully you can’t help but be pulled into her world.” – Boston Herald writer Daniel Gewertz

“Mesmerizing vocal riffs…bounding folk-rock sound.” – Northeast Performer

“One of the most inventive writers and solid performers of the current crop of singer/songwriters coming out of Boston. [She] makes me proud to be one.” – veteran singer/songwriter Vance Gilbert

“Infuses contemporary singer/songwriter with traditional folk vibe. It’s no wonder she’s being recognized in her genre.” -Soundcheck Magazine

“The only other time I’ve had this kind of reaction to a performer was when Bonnie Raitt first started doing the rounds of small venues… it was that same thrill of connection.” –Dayle Ann Stratton (fan)

Website:  www.teresastorch.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/teresastorchmusic

Twitter @tstorchmusic 

Featured artist of the month Brian Langlinais

 

You could say Brian Langlinais’ new recording, Right Hand Road, was birthed by an ice storm, but that would be getting ahead of the story.

 

Long before that weather event, the album’s roots ran from sea to sea along I-10, home to a slew of bars and nightclubs where bands earn gas money between major cities. For decades, these venues have fostered the uniquely American art form called roadhouse music: a big tent under which blues, country, zydeco, and even jazz come together—often in the same band. Roadhouse legends such as Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Omar and the Howlers, Mason Ruffner, and Lee Roy Parnell all came through Langlinais’ hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, where he cut his teeth in bands playing this crowd-pleasing music.

 

“Back then, the job was—and still is—to make people drink and be happy,” explains Langlinais. “It was about playing songs people know. I covered Wilson Pickett’s catalog, which led me to a lot of lesser-known Stax artists like William Bell. I ended up in blues bands with horns, groups that became more soul than Mississippi Delta blues.”

 

Horns loom large in Langlinais’ history. His father played saxophone with Swamp Pop legends The Shondells, and Brian double-majored in college in trumpet and vocal performance. Ultimately, it was the singer that won out. Langlinais eventually landed in Nashville, where he strayed from his roadhouse roots long enough to record two acclaimed Americana records: Rock & Fire and Tonight I Might. But with Right Hand Road, those roots have called him back.

 

Langlinais had been considering returning to Lafayette to record, when his friend, producer/guitarist D.L. Duncan asked him to go there for a day and cut some tracks with Grammy-winning engineer Tony Daigle (Sonny Landreth, Derek Trucks, James McMurtry, Jon Cleary). They would just lay down a couple of covers, and see if they liked working together. Brought along from Nashville were a bassist, Ron Eoff (Cate Brothers, Jo-El Sonnier, Levon Helm) and a keyboard player, Patterson Barrett (Gurf Morlix, Buddy Miller), with drummer Brian Brignac (Sonny Landreth) picked up in Lafayette.

 

“We weren’t sure it would turn into a record” Langlinais recalls. “It was just to see how much fun we could have. We were planning on going back to Tennessee the next day, but there was an ice storm in Nashville. None of us could get back, so we ended up tracking for three full days.”

 

In addition to the stellar quality of the playing and singing, what distinguishes the resulting Right Hand Road is its level of songwriting. The tunes tell timeless stories, while adding new twists. William Bell’s classic “Every Day Is a Holiday” has been covered by everyone from Warren Haynes to RZA, but few since Bell himself have brought the well of authentic Southern soul feeling Langlinais and company evidence here.

 

“Wilson Pickett’s ‘Green Grass’ has become a Zydeco standard, but not like we did it,” says Langlinais. “Brian and Tony came up with a groove that went in a different direction, and Ron did a tic-tack thing on bass that made us feel this could be the beginning of a great record.”

 

Though the singer had more covers in his iTunes library, producer D.L. Duncan felt they should write some tunes of their own. “D.L. had some scratch lyrics for a couple of songs,” says Langlinais. “We would come up with a groove, take a little break, D.L. would come back with a lyric that he thought would fit, and I would start singing it. We wrote ‘Louisiana Love,’ ‘My One Desire,’ and the two acoustic songs, ‘Right Hand Road’ and ‘Our Love Is Slippin’ Away,’ in the studio while we were tracking.” Their work sits comfortably next to the covers, displaying the same simplicity mixed with emotional depth that makes this kind of music so enduring.

 

Back in Nashville, Langlinais and Duncan decided they needed two more songs to round out the record, so “Tucumcari Tonight” and “You Can’t Say I Didn’t Love You” were recorded at the Dog House with Lynn Williams (Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball) on drums, Steve Conn (Sonny Landreth, Keith Urban) on keys, James Pennebaker (Delbert McClinton, Lee Roy Parnell) on guitar, and Eoff on bass.

 

 

 

 

“To me, the record symbolizes getting to go back home,” Langlinais says. “If you are from New York and say, ‘I need a sandwich from Katz’s deli,’ people from New York can taste that sandwich. Likewise, if you’re from Lafayette and I say, ‘I’m hungry for a Old Tyme Grocery po’ boy,’ you know the flavor. Going back to Lafayette meant working with people who have the same set of references. I have worked with people who can play a second line groove, but with these musicians it was so much easier to express the minutiae that make a groove specific.”

 

It is this kind of attention to detail that renders Right Hand Road special. You don’t have to be a music scholar or musician to feel in your heart and bones how getting the specifics right adds to the music’s impact. This recording could only have come from someone with Louisiana music in his DNA.

 

“I was born and raised there and my family was one of the first families to get land grants there,” says Langlinais. “My bloodline is only Acadian and French. Going home to Lafayette and doing the music that I’m about was a full circle.”

 

 

  

Russell deCarle (and the boys) are old school, real players and singers. They do things right, true professionals and at the same time great entertainers!

 

Weather it covering songs by the likes of by the likes of the Inkspots, Diana Shore or Hank Snow or self pened classics in the making  crooner deCarle recently took the UK by storm on his first tour in 45 years on the road.

 

"A spot of yodelling when added to his already exemplary vocals exploits placed an icing on the cake, and it wasn’t the only layer such the virtues of the music by them". Mauris Hope on the Newcast gig for FSR - More here

https://russelldecarle.com

Dates April/May Click Here

Our own Rob Ellen catches up with him in a Glen in Scotland.

 

Teresa Storch /  Come Clean

In The Daily Telegraphs Roots Top 20 Albums of 2015  

“She could be the love child of Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews.”

Description

Touring The US and in her native Northeast since 2003, Teresa Storch has been recognized for her writing and performance by Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival 2005, Flat Rock Music Festival 2004, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival 2003 , and Bostons Best Singer/Songwriters Showcase 2003. Her name has spread throughout the country as a voice and presence not to be missed. 

She's called the "love child of Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews", providing funky guitar rhythms and thought-bending lyrics that move from jazz to blues to folk, keeping your feet and your mind moving. 

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, she began performing in local dance, drama and vocal productions at a young age. Attending college in Colorado, the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre inspired her to create and perform her own music. Pulled to the singer/songwriter scene of Boston, she traversed the country in 1999. There she found the space to do what she loves, connecting with people in clubs, coffeehouses, on streets and subway platforms. 

You will find Teresa wherever she can do what she loves, connecting with people through music, be it in clubs in or a subway platform. She has shared stages and sidewalks with artists such as Dakota Blonde, Ryan Montbleau, Entrain, Kevin So, Paul and Storm, Jonathan Byrd and Rachel Sage, in venues throughout the country, setting her sights firmly on herfirst European tour (see over leaf) in conjunction with www.houseconcert.eu .

On Tour in the UK with support from FSR The European House Concert Hub and the Medicine Show.

Teresa Storch & Jeff Brown Europe Tour 2016

April 28 Dillon Whiskey Bar augavegur 30,101 Reykjavik, Iceland 8:00pm

April 29 Filey Folk Festival, The Evron Centre  Filey, UK 7:30pm Tickets:   £ 10/20 all 4 days Tel: 07808871118

Tickets: http://www.fileyfolkfestival.bravesites.com/venue-5-evron-centre

April 30* TBC  Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm

May 1*    House Concert  Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 10  Contact: symon@visionmechanics.org for info

May 2*    YESBAR  14 Drury St.,Glasgow,Scotland,G2 5AA,UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 5

May 3*    Hotel Argyll  18 Argyll St.,Ullapool, IV26 2UB,UK 8:00pm

May 4*    ‘Beautiful Nairn Nights’ @ WASPs Arts Studio  Nairn, UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 8

May 5*    TBC  Inverness, UK 8:00pm

May 7*    The Acoustic Yard Festival, Town Hall Theatre  The Octagon, Westport, Co Mayo, IE 8:00pm Tickets: €22 https://westporttownhall.ticketsolve.com/shows/873548822/events?show_id=873548822

May 9    The Corner Bar  37 Bridge St. Skibbereen, Co Cork, IE 9:30pm

May 12  The Crown Inn  6 Church St., Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7AH, UK 8:00pm

May 13   House Concert  Sheffield, UK 8:00pm Tickets: £ 10 Contact: bea@beamarshall.com for info

May 14   TBC Scarborough, UK

May 15   ‘Acoustic Folk Highway’ @The Harrison 28 Harrison St., London,Kings Cross, WC1h 8JF, UK 7:00pm Tickets: £ 5

May 17   The Troubadour  263-267 Old Brompton Rd., London, Earls Court, SW5 9JA, UK 7:45pm Tickets: £ 6https://troubadourlondon.yapsody.com/event/index/25371/teresa-storch

May 20^   ‘Blueprint’ Live Radio Session @Theater vanBeresteyn (foyer) Museumplein 5/a,Veendam, 9641,NL 5:00pm

May 22^   Cafe Peter en Leni  Damsterweg 20, Steendam, 9629 PD, NL 3:00pm 

May 23^   Dwaze Zaken  Prins Hendrikkade 50 Amsterdam, 1012 AC, NL 7:00pm

*With Peter Lacis on guitar!   ^Teresa Solo Show!

QUOTES AND TESTIMONIALS!

“She inhabits her songs so fully you can’t help but be pulled into her world.” – Boston Herald writer Daniel Gewertz

“Mesmerizing vocal riffs…bounding folk-rock sound.” – Northeast Performer

“One of the most inventive writers and solid performers of the current crop of singer/songwriters coming out of Boston. [She] makes me proud to be one.” – veteran singer/songwriter Vance Gilbert

“Infuses contemporary singer/songwriter with traditional folk vibe. It’s no wonder she’s being recognized in her genre.” -Soundcheck Magazine

“The only other time I’ve had this kind of reaction to a performer was when Bonnie Raitt first started doing the rounds of small venues… it was that same thrill of connection.” –Dayle Ann Stratton (fan)

Website:  www.teresastorch.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/teresastorchmusic

Twitter @tstorchmusic 

Featured artist of the month Brian Langlinais

 

You could say Brian Langlinais’ new recording, Right Hand Road, was birthed by an ice storm, but that would be getting ahead of the story.

 

Long before that weather event, the album’s roots ran from sea to sea along I-10, home to a slew of bars and nightclubs where bands earn gas money between major cities. For decades, these venues have fostered the uniquely American art form called roadhouse music: a big tent under which blues, country, zydeco, and even jazz come together—often in the same band. Roadhouse legends such as Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Omar and the Howlers, Mason Ruffner, and Lee Roy Parnell all came through Langlinais’ hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, where he cut his teeth in bands playing this crowd-pleasing music.

 

“Back then, the job was—and still is—to make people drink and be happy,” explains Langlinais. “It was about playing songs people know. I covered Wilson Pickett’s catalog, which led me to a lot of lesser-known Stax artists like William Bell. I ended up in blues bands with horns, groups that became more soul than Mississippi Delta blues.”

 

Horns loom large in Langlinais’ history. His father played saxophone with Swamp Pop legends The Shondells, and Brian double-majored in college in trumpet and vocal performance. Ultimately, it was the singer that won out. Langlinais eventually landed in Nashville, where he strayed from his roadhouse roots long enough to record two acclaimed Americana records: Rock & Fire and Tonight I Might. But with Right Hand Road, those roots have called him back.

 

Langlinais had been considering returning to Lafayette to record, when his friend, producer/guitarist D.L. Duncan asked him to go there for a day and cut some tracks with Grammy-winning engineer Tony Daigle (Sonny Landreth, Derek Trucks, James McMurtry, Jon Cleary). They would just lay down a couple of covers, and see if they liked working together. Brought along from Nashville were a bassist, Ron Eoff (Cate Brothers, Jo-El Sonnier, Levon Helm) and a keyboard player, Patterson Barrett (Gurf Morlix, Buddy Miller), with drummer Brian Brignac (Sonny Landreth) picked up in Lafayette.

 

“We weren’t sure it would turn into a record” Langlinais recalls. “It was just to see how much fun we could have. We were planning on going back to Tennessee the next day, but there was an ice storm in Nashville. None of us could get back, so we ended up tracking for three full days.”

 

In addition to the stellar quality of the playing and singing, what distinguishes the resulting Right Hand Road is its level of songwriting. The tunes tell timeless stories, while adding new twists. William Bell’s classic “Every Day Is a Holiday” has been covered by everyone from Warren Haynes to RZA, but few since Bell himself have brought the well of authentic Southern soul feeling Langlinais and company evidence here.

 

“Wilson Pickett’s ‘Green Grass’ has become a Zydeco standard, but not like we did it,” says Langlinais. “Brian and Tony came up with a groove that went in a different direction, and Ron did a tic-tack thing on bass that made us feel this could be the beginning of a great record.”

 

Though the singer had more covers in his iTunes library, producer D.L. Duncan felt they should write some tunes of their own. “D.L. had some scratch lyrics for a couple of songs,” says Langlinais. “We would come up with a groove, take a little break, D.L. would come back with a lyric that he thought would fit, and I would start singing it. We wrote ‘Louisiana Love,’ ‘My One Desire,’ and the two acoustic songs, ‘Right Hand Road’ and ‘Our Love Is Slippin’ Away,’ in the studio while we were tracking.” Their work sits comfortably next to the covers, displaying the same simplicity mixed with emotional depth that makes this kind of music so enduring.

 

Back in Nashville, Langlinais and Duncan decided they needed two more songs to round out the record, so “Tucumcari Tonight” and “You Can’t Say I Didn’t Love You” were recorded at the Dog House with Lynn Williams (Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball) on drums, Steve Conn (Sonny Landreth, Keith Urban) on keys, James Pennebaker (Delbert McClinton, Lee Roy Parnell) on guitar, and Eoff on bass.

 

 

 

 

“To me, the record symbolizes getting to go back home,” Langlinais says. “If you are from New York and say, ‘I need a sandwich from Katz’s deli,’ people from New York can taste that sandwich. Likewise, if you’re from Lafayette and I say, ‘I’m hungry for a Old Tyme Grocery po’ boy,’ you know the flavor. Going back to Lafayette meant working with people who have the same set of references. I have worked with people who can play a second line groove, but with these musicians it was so much easier to express the minutiae that make a groove specific.”

 

It is this kind of attention to detail that renders Right Hand Road special. You don’t have to be a music scholar or musician to feel in your heart and bones how getting the specifics right adds to the music’s impact. This recording could only have come from someone with Louisiana music in his DNA.

 

“I was born and raised there and my family was one of the first families to get land grants there,” says Langlinais. “My bloodline is only Acadian and French. Going home to Lafayette and doing the music that I’m about was a full circle.”

 

 

  

Russell deCarle (and the boys) are old school, real players and singers. They do things right, true professionals and at the same time great entertainers!

 

Weather it covering songs by the likes of by the likes of the Inkspots, Diana Shore or Hank Snow or self pened classics in the making  crooner deCarle recently took the UK by storm on his first tour in 45 years on the road.

 

"A spot of yodelling when added to his already exemplary vocals exploits placed an icing on the cake, and it wasn’t the only layer such the virtues of the music by them". Mauris Hope on the Newcast gig for FSR - More here

https://russelldecarle.com

Dates April/May Click Here

Our own Rob Ellen catches up with him in a Glen in Scotland.

 

Teresa Storch /  Come Clean

In The Daily Telegraphs Roots Top 20 Albums of 2015  

“She could be the love child of Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews.”

Description

Touring The US and in her native Northeast since 2003, Teresa Storch has been recognized for her writing and performance by Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival 2005, Flat Rock Music Festival 2004, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival 2003 , and Bostons Best Singer/Songwriters Showcase 2003. Her name has spread throughout the country as a voice and presence not to be missed. 

She's called the "love child of Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews", providing funky guitar rhythms and thought-bending lyrics that move from jazz to blues to folk, keeping your feet and your mind moving. 

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, she began performing in local dance, drama and vocal productions at a young age. Attending college in Colorado, the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre inspired her to create and perform her own music. Pulled to the singer/songwriter scene of Boston, she traversed the country in 1999. There she found the space to do what she loves, connecting with people in clubs, coffeehouses, on streets and subway platforms. 

You will find Teresa wherever she can do what she loves, connecting with people through music, be it in clubs in or a subway platform. She has shared stages and sidewalks with artists such as Dakota Blonde, Ryan Montbleau, Entrain, Kevin So, Paul and Storm, Jonathan Byrd and Rachel Sage, in venues throughout the country, setting her sights firmly on herfirst European tour (see over leaf) in conjunction with www.houseconcert.eu .

On Tour in the UK with support from FSR The European House Concert Hub and the Medicine Show.

Teresa Storch & Jeff Brown Europe Tour 2016

April 28 Dillon Whiskey Bar augavegur 30,101 Reykjavik, Iceland 8:00pm

April 29 Filey Folk Festival, The Evron Centre  Filey, UK 7:30pm Tickets:   £ 10/20 all 4 days Tel: 07808871118

Tickets: http://www.fileyfolkfestival.bravesites.com/venue-5-evron-centre

April 30* TBC  Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm

May 1*    House Concert  Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 10  Contact: symon@visionmechanics.org for info

May 2*    YESBAR  14 Drury St.,Glasgow,Scotland,G2 5AA,UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 5

May 3*    Hotel Argyll  18 Argyll St.,Ullapool, IV26 2UB,UK 8:00pm

May 4*    ‘Beautiful Nairn Nights’ @ WASPs Arts Studio  Nairn, UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 8

May 5*    TBC  Inverness, UK 8:00pm

May 7*    The Acoustic Yard Festival, Town Hall Theatre  The Octagon, Westport, Co Mayo, IE 8:00pm Tickets: €22 https://westporttownhall.ticketsolve.com/shows/873548822/events?show_id=873548822

May 9    The Corner Bar  37 Bridge St. Skibbereen, Co Cork, IE 9:30pm

May 12  The Crown Inn  6 Church St., Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7AH, UK 8:00pm

May 13   House Concert  Sheffield, UK 8:00pm Tickets: £ 10 Contact: bea@beamarshall.com for info

May 14   TBC Scarborough, UK

May 15   ‘Acoustic Folk Highway’ @The Harrison 28 Harrison St., London,Kings Cross, WC1h 8JF, UK 7:00pm Tickets: £ 5

May 17   The Troubadour  263-267 Old Brompton Rd., London, Earls Court, SW5 9JA, UK 7:45pm Tickets: £ 6https://troubadourlondon.yapsody.com/event/index/25371/teresa-storch

May 20^   ‘Blueprint’ Live Radio Session @Theater vanBeresteyn (foyer) Museumplein 5/a,Veendam, 9641,NL 5:00pm

May 22^   Cafe Peter en Leni  Damsterweg 20, Steendam, 9629 PD, NL 3:00pm 

May 23^   Dwaze Zaken  Prins Hendrikkade 50 Amsterdam, 1012 AC, NL 7:00pm

*With Peter Lacis on guitar!   ^Teresa Solo Show!

QUOTES AND TESTIMONIALS!

“She inhabits her songs so fully you can’t help but be pulled into her world.” – Boston Herald writer Daniel Gewertz

“Mesmerizing vocal riffs…bounding folk-rock sound.” – Northeast Performer

“One of the most inventive writers and solid performers of the current crop of singer/songwriters coming out of Boston. [She] makes me proud to be one.” – veteran singer/songwriter Vance Gilbert

“Infuses contemporary singer/songwriter with traditional folk vibe. It’s no wonder she’s being recognized in her genre.” -Soundcheck Magazine

“The only other time I’ve had this kind of reaction to a performer was when Bonnie Raitt first started doing the rounds of small venues… it was that same thrill of connection.” –Dayle Ann Stratton (fan)

Website:  www.teresastorch.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/teresastorchmusic

Twitter @tstorchmusic 

Featured artist of the month Brian Langlinais

 

You could say Brian Langlinais’ new recording, Right Hand Road, was birthed by an ice storm, but that would be getting ahead of the story.

 

Long before that weather event, the album’s roots ran from sea to sea along I-10, home to a slew of bars and nightclubs where bands earn gas money between major cities. For decades, these venues have fostered the uniquely American art form called roadhouse music: a big tent under which blues, country, zydeco, and even jazz come together—often in the same band. Roadhouse legends such as Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Omar and the Howlers, Mason Ruffner, and Lee Roy Parnell all came through Langlinais’ hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, where he cut his teeth in bands playing this crowd-pleasing music.

 

“Back then, the job was—and still is—to make people drink and be happy,” explains Langlinais. “It was about playing songs people know. I covered Wilson Pickett’s catalog, which led me to a lot of lesser-known Stax artists like William Bell. I ended up in blues bands with horns, groups that became more soul than Mississippi Delta blues.”

 

Horns loom large in Langlinais’ history. His father played saxophone with Swamp Pop legends The Shondells, and Brian double-majored in college in trumpet and vocal performance. Ultimately, it was the singer that won out. Langlinais eventually landed in Nashville, where he strayed from his roadhouse roots long enough to record two acclaimed Americana records: Rock & Fire and Tonight I Might. But with Right Hand Road, those roots have called him back.

 

Langlinais had been considering returning to Lafayette to record, when his friend, producer/guitarist D.L. Duncan asked him to go there for a day and cut some tracks with Grammy-winning engineer Tony Daigle (Sonny Landreth, Derek Trucks, James McMurtry, Jon Cleary). They would just lay down a couple of covers, and see if they liked working together. Brought along from Nashville were a bassist, Ron Eoff (Cate Brothers, Jo-El Sonnier, Levon Helm) and a keyboard player, Patterson Barrett (Gurf Morlix, Buddy Miller), with drummer Brian Brignac (Sonny Landreth) picked up in Lafayette.

 

“We weren’t sure it would turn into a record” Langlinais recalls. “It was just to see how much fun we could have. We were planning on going back to Tennessee the next day, but there was an ice storm in Nashville. None of us could get back, so we ended up tracking for three full days.”

 

In addition to the stellar quality of the playing and singing, what distinguishes the resulting Right Hand Road is its level of songwriting. The tunes tell timeless stories, while adding new twists. William Bell’s classic “Every Day Is a Holiday” has been covered by everyone from Warren Haynes to RZA, but few since Bell himself have brought the well of authentic Southern soul feeling Langlinais and company evidence here.

 

“Wilson Pickett’s ‘Green Grass’ has become a Zydeco standard, but not like we did it,” says Langlinais. “Brian and Tony came up with a groove that went in a different direction, and Ron did a tic-tack thing on bass that made us feel this could be the beginning of a great record.”

 

Though the singer had more covers in his iTunes library, producer D.L. Duncan felt they should write some tunes of their own. “D.L. had some scratch lyrics for a couple of songs,” says Langlinais. “We would come up with a groove, take a little break, D.L. would come back with a lyric that he thought would fit, and I would start singing it. We wrote ‘Louisiana Love,’ ‘My One Desire,’ and the two acoustic songs, ‘Right Hand Road’ and ‘Our Love Is Slippin’ Away,’ in the studio while we were tracking.” Their work sits comfortably next to the covers, displaying the same simplicity mixed with emotional depth that makes this kind of music so enduring.

 

Back in Nashville, Langlinais and Duncan decided they needed two more songs to round out the record, so “Tucumcari Tonight” and “You Can’t Say I Didn’t Love You” were recorded at the Dog House with Lynn Williams (Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball) on drums, Steve Conn (Sonny Landreth, Keith Urban) on keys, James Pennebaker (Delbert McClinton, Lee Roy Parnell) on guitar, and Eoff on bass.

 

 

 

 

“To me, the record symbolizes getting to go back home,” Langlinais says. “If you are from New York and say, ‘I need a sandwich from Katz’s deli,’ people from New York can taste that sandwich. Likewise, if you’re from Lafayette and I say, ‘I’m hungry for a Old Tyme Grocery po’ boy,’ you know the flavor. Going back to Lafayette meant working with people who have the same set of references. I have worked with people who can play a second line groove, but with these musicians it was so much easier to express the minutiae that make a groove specific.”

 

It is this kind of attention to detail that renders Right Hand Road special. You don’t have to be a music scholar or musician to feel in your heart and bones how getting the specifics right adds to the music’s impact. This recording could only have come from someone with Louisiana music in his DNA.

 

“I was born and raised there and my family was one of the first families to get land grants there,” says Langlinais. “My bloodline is only Acadian and French. Going home to Lafayette and doing the music that I’m about was a full circle.”

 

 

  

Russell deCarle (and the boys) are old school, real players and singers. They do things right, true professionals and at the same time great entertainers!

 

Weather it covering songs by the likes of by the likes of the Inkspots, Diana Shore or Hank Snow or self pened classics in the making  crooner deCarle recently took the UK by storm on his first tour in 45 years on the road.

 

"A spot of yodelling when added to his already exemplary vocals exploits placed an icing on the cake, and it wasn’t the only layer such the virtues of the music by them". Mauris Hope on the Newcast gig for FSR - More here

https://russelldecarle.com

Dates April/May Click Here

Our own Rob Ellen catches up with him in a Glen in Scotland.

 

Teresa Storch /  Come Clean

In The Daily Telegraphs Roots Top 20 Albums of 2015  

“She could be the love child of Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews.”

Description

Touring The US and in her native Northeast since 2003, Teresa Storch has been recognized for her writing and performance by Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival 2005, Flat Rock Music Festival 2004, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival 2003 , and Bostons Best Singer/Songwriters Showcase 2003. Her name has spread throughout the country as a voice and presence not to be missed. 

She's called the "love child of Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews", providing funky guitar rhythms and thought-bending lyrics that move from jazz to blues to folk, keeping your feet and your mind moving. 

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, she began performing in local dance, drama and vocal productions at a young age. Attending college in Colorado, the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre inspired her to create and perform her own music. Pulled to the singer/songwriter scene of Boston, she traversed the country in 1999. There she found the space to do what she loves, connecting with people in clubs, coffeehouses, on streets and subway platforms. 

You will find Teresa wherever she can do what she loves, connecting with people through music, be it in clubs in or a subway platform. She has shared stages and sidewalks with artists such as Dakota Blonde, Ryan Montbleau, Entrain, Kevin So, Paul and Storm, Jonathan Byrd and Rachel Sage, in venues throughout the country, setting her sights firmly on herfirst European tour (see over leaf) in conjunction with www.houseconcert.eu .

On Tour in the UK with support from FSR The European House Concert Hub and the Medicine Show.

Teresa Storch & Jeff Brown Europe Tour 2016

April 28 Dillon Whiskey Bar augavegur 30,101 Reykjavik, Iceland 8:00pm

April 29 Filey Folk Festival, The Evron Centre  Filey, UK 7:30pm Tickets:   £ 10/20 all 4 days Tel: 07808871118

Tickets: http://www.fileyfolkfestival.bravesites.com/venue-5-evron-centre

April 30* TBC  Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm

May 1*    House Concert  Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 10  Contact: symon@visionmechanics.org for info

May 2*    YESBAR  14 Drury St.,Glasgow,Scotland,G2 5AA,UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 5

May 3*    Hotel Argyll  18 Argyll St.,Ullapool, IV26 2UB,UK 8:00pm

May 4*    ‘Beautiful Nairn Nights’ @ WASPs Arts Studio  Nairn, UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 8

May 5*    TBC  Inverness, UK 8:00pm

May 7*    The Acoustic Yard Festival, Town Hall Theatre  The Octagon, Westport, Co Mayo, IE 8:00pm Tickets: €22 https://westporttownhall.ticketsolve.com/shows/873548822/events?show_id=873548822

May 9    The Corner Bar  37 Bridge St. Skibbereen, Co Cork, IE 9:30pm

May 12  The Crown Inn  6 Church St., Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7AH, UK 8:00pm

May 13   House Concert  Sheffield, UK 8:00pm Tickets: £ 10 Contact: bea@beamarshall.com for info

May 14   TBC Scarborough, UK

May 15   ‘Acoustic Folk Highway’ @The Harrison 28 Harrison St., London,Kings Cross, WC1h 8JF, UK 7:00pm Tickets: £ 5

May 17   The Troubadour  263-267 Old Brompton Rd., London, Earls Court, SW5 9JA, UK 7:45pm Tickets: £ 6https://troubadourlondon.yapsody.com/event/index/25371/teresa-storch

May 20^   ‘Blueprint’ Live Radio Session @Theater vanBeresteyn (foyer) Museumplein 5/a,Veendam, 9641,NL 5:00pm

May 22^   Cafe Peter en Leni  Damsterweg 20, Steendam, 9629 PD, NL 3:00pm 

May 23^   Dwaze Zaken  Prins Hendrikkade 50 Amsterdam, 1012 AC, NL 7:00pm

*With Peter Lacis on guitar!   ^Teresa Solo Show!

QUOTES AND TESTIMONIALS!

“She inhabits her songs so fully you can’t help but be pulled into her world.” – Boston Herald writer Daniel Gewertz

“Mesmerizing vocal riffs…bounding folk-rock sound.” – Northeast Performer

“One of the most inventive writers and solid performers of the current crop of singer/songwriters coming out of Boston. [She] makes me proud to be one.” – veteran singer/songwriter Vance Gilbert

“Infuses contemporary singer/songwriter with traditional folk vibe. It’s no wonder she’s being recognized in her genre.” -Soundcheck Magazine

“The only other time I’ve had this kind of reaction to a performer was when Bonnie Raitt first started doing the rounds of small venues… it was that same thrill of connection.” –Dayle Ann Stratton (fan)

Website:  www.teresastorch.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/teresastorchmusic

Twitter @tstorchmusic 

Featured artist of the month Brian Langlinais

 

You could say Brian Langlinais’ new recording, Right Hand Road, was birthed by an ice storm, but that would be getting ahead of the story.

 

Long before that weather event, the album’s roots ran from sea to sea along I-10, home to a slew of bars and nightclubs where bands earn gas money between major cities. For decades, these venues have fostered the uniquely American art form called roadhouse music: a big tent under which blues, country, zydeco, and even jazz come together—often in the same band. Roadhouse legends such as Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Omar and the Howlers, Mason Ruffner, and Lee Roy Parnell all came through Langlinais’ hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, where he cut his teeth in bands playing this crowd-pleasing music.

 

“Back then, the job was—and still is—to make people drink and be happy,” explains Langlinais. “It was about playing songs people know. I covered Wilson Pickett’s catalog, which led me to a lot of lesser-known Stax artists like William Bell. I ended up in blues bands with horns, groups that became more soul than Mississippi Delta blues.”

 

Horns loom large in Langlinais’ history. His father played saxophone with Swamp Pop legends The Shondells, and Brian double-majored in college in trumpet and vocal performance. Ultimately, it was the singer that won out. Langlinais eventually landed in Nashville, where he strayed from his roadhouse roots long enough to record two acclaimed Americana records: Rock & Fire and Tonight I Might. But with Right Hand Road, those roots have called him back.

 

Langlinais had been considering returning to Lafayette to record, when his friend, producer/guitarist D.L. Duncan asked him to go there for a day and cut some tracks with Grammy-winning engineer Tony Daigle (Sonny Landreth, Derek Trucks, James McMurtry, Jon Cleary). They would just lay down a couple of covers, and see if they liked working together. Brought along from Nashville were a bassist, Ron Eoff (Cate Brothers, Jo-El Sonnier, Levon Helm) and a keyboard player, Patterson Barrett (Gurf Morlix, Buddy Miller), with drummer Brian Brignac (Sonny Landreth) picked up in Lafayette.

 

“We weren’t sure it would turn into a record” Langlinais recalls. “It was just to see how much fun we could have. We were planning on going back to Tennessee the next day, but there was an ice storm in Nashville. None of us could get back, so we ended up tracking for three full days.”

 

In addition to the stellar quality of the playing and singing, what distinguishes the resulting Right Hand Road is its level of songwriting. The tunes tell timeless stories, while adding new twists. William Bell’s classic “Every Day Is a Holiday” has been covered by everyone from Warren Haynes to RZA, but few since Bell himself have brought the well of authentic Southern soul feeling Langlinais and company evidence here.

 

“Wilson Pickett’s ‘Green Grass’ has become a Zydeco standard, but not like we did it,” says Langlinais. “Brian and Tony came up with a groove that went in a different direction, and Ron did a tic-tack thing on bass that made us feel this could be the beginning of a great record.”

 

Though the singer had more covers in his iTunes library, producer D.L. Duncan felt they should write some tunes of their own. “D.L. had some scratch lyrics for a couple of songs,” says Langlinais. “We would come up with a groove, take a little break, D.L. would come back with a lyric that he thought would fit, and I would start singing it. We wrote ‘Louisiana Love,’ ‘My One Desire,’ and the two acoustic songs, ‘Right Hand Road’ and ‘Our Love Is Slippin’ Away,’ in the studio while we were tracking.” Their work sits comfortably next to the covers, displaying the same simplicity mixed with emotional depth that makes this kind of music so enduring.

 

Back in Nashville, Langlinais and Duncan decided they needed two more songs to round out the record, so “Tucumcari Tonight” and “You Can’t Say I Didn’t Love You” were recorded at the Dog House with Lynn Williams (Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball) on drums, Steve Conn (Sonny Landreth, Keith Urban) on keys, James Pennebaker (Delbert McClinton, Lee Roy Parnell) on guitar, and Eoff on bass.

 

 

 

 

“To me, the record symbolizes getting to go back home,” Langlinais says. “If you are from New York and say, ‘I need a sandwich from Katz’s deli,’ people from New York can taste that sandwich. Likewise, if you’re from Lafayette and I say, ‘I’m hungry for a Old Tyme Grocery po’ boy,’ you know the flavor. Going back to Lafayette meant working with people who have the same set of references. I have worked with people who can play a second line groove, but with these musicians it was so much easier to express the minutiae that make a groove specific.”

 

It is this kind of attention to detail that renders Right Hand Road special. You don’t have to be a music scholar or musician to feel in your heart and bones how getting the specifics right adds to the music’s impact. This recording could only have come from someone with Louisiana music in his DNA.

 

“I was born and raised there and my family was one of the first families to get land grants there,” says Langlinais. “My bloodline is only Acadian and French. Going home to Lafayette and doing the music that I’m about was a full circle.”

 

 

  

Russell deCarle (and the boys) are old school, real players and singers. They do things right, true professionals and at the same time great entertainers!

 

Weather it covering songs by the likes of by the likes of the Inkspots, Diana Shore or Hank Snow or self pened classics in the making  crooner deCarle recently took the UK by storm on his first tour in 45 years on the road.

 

"A spot of yodelling when added to his already exemplary vocals exploits placed an icing on the cake, and it wasn’t the only layer such the virtues of the music by them". Mauris Hope on the Newcast gig for FSR - More here

https://russelldecarle.com

Dates April/May Click Here

Our own Rob Ellen catches up with him in a Glen in Scotland.

 

Teresa Storch /  Come Clean

In The Daily Telegraphs Roots Top 20 Albums of 2015  

“She could be the love child of Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews.”

Description

Touring The US and in her native Northeast since 2003, Teresa Storch has been recognized for her writing and performance by Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival 2005, Flat Rock Music Festival 2004, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival 2003 , and Bostons Best Singer/Songwriters Showcase 2003. Her name has spread throughout the country as a voice and presence not to be missed. 

She's called the "love child of Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews", providing funky guitar rhythms and thought-bending lyrics that move from jazz to blues to folk, keeping your feet and your mind moving. 

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, she began performing in local dance, drama and vocal productions at a young age. Attending college in Colorado, the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre inspired her to create and perform her own music. Pulled to the singer/songwriter scene of Boston, she traversed the country in 1999. There she found the space to do what she loves, connecting with people in clubs, coffeehouses, on streets and subway platforms. 

You will find Teresa wherever she can do what she loves, connecting with people through music, be it in clubs in or a subway platform. She has shared stages and sidewalks with artists such as Dakota Blonde, Ryan Montbleau, Entrain, Kevin So, Paul and Storm, Jonathan Byrd and Rachel Sage, in venues throughout the country, setting her sights firmly on herfirst European tour (see over leaf) in conjunction with www.houseconcert.eu .

On Tour in the UK with support from FSR The European House Concert Hub and the Medicine Show.

Teresa Storch & Jeff Brown Europe Tour 2016

April 28 Dillon Whiskey Bar augavegur 30,101 Reykjavik, Iceland 8:00pm

April 29 Filey Folk Festival, The Evron Centre  Filey, UK 7:30pm Tickets:   £ 10/20 all 4 days Tel: 07808871118

Tickets: http://www.fileyfolkfestival.bravesites.com/venue-5-evron-centre

April 30* TBC  Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm

May 1*    House Concert  Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 10  Contact: symon@visionmechanics.org for info

May 2*    YESBAR  14 Drury St.,Glasgow,Scotland,G2 5AA,UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 5

May 3*    Hotel Argyll  18 Argyll St.,Ullapool, IV26 2UB,UK 8:00pm

May 4*    ‘Beautiful Nairn Nights’ @ WASPs Arts Studio  Nairn, UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 8

May 5*    TBC  Inverness, UK 8:00pm

May 7*    The Acoustic Yard Festival, Town Hall Theatre  The Octagon, Westport, Co Mayo, IE 8:00pm Tickets: €22 https://westporttownhall.ticketsolve.com/shows/873548822/events?show_id=873548822

May 9    The Corner Bar  37 Bridge St. Skibbereen, Co Cork, IE 9:30pm

May 12  The Crown Inn  6 Church St., Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7AH, UK 8:00pm

May 13   House Concert  Sheffield, UK 8:00pm Tickets: £ 10 Contact: bea@beamarshall.com for info

May 14   TBC Scarborough, UK

May 15   ‘Acoustic Folk Highway’ @The Harrison 28 Harrison St., London,Kings Cross, WC1h 8JF, UK 7:00pm Tickets: £ 5

May 17   The Troubadour  263-267 Old Brompton Rd., London, Earls Court, SW5 9JA, UK 7:45pm Tickets: £ 6https://troubadourlondon.yapsody.com/event/index/25371/teresa-storch

May 20^   ‘Blueprint’ Live Radio Session @Theater vanBeresteyn (foyer) Museumplein 5/a,Veendam, 9641,NL 5:00pm

May 22^   Cafe Peter en Leni  Damsterweg 20, Steendam, 9629 PD, NL 3:00pm 

May 23^   Dwaze Zaken  Prins Hendrikkade 50 Amsterdam, 1012 AC, NL 7:00pm

*With Peter Lacis on guitar!   ^Teresa Solo Show!

QUOTES AND TESTIMONIALS!

“She inhabits her songs so fully you can’t help but be pulled into her world.” – Boston Herald writer Daniel Gewertz

“Mesmerizing vocal riffs…bounding folk-rock sound.” – Northeast Performer

“One of the most inventive writers and solid performers of the current crop of singer/songwriters coming out of Boston. [She] makes me proud to be one.” – veteran singer/songwriter Vance Gilbert

“Infuses contemporary singer/songwriter with traditional folk vibe. It’s no wonder she’s being recognized in her genre.” -Soundcheck Magazine

“The only other time I’ve had this kind of reaction to a performer was when Bonnie Raitt first started doing the rounds of small venues… it was that same thrill of connection.” –Dayle Ann Stratton (fan)

Website:  www.teresastorch.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/teresastorchmusic

Twitter @tstorchmusic 

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Featured artist of the month Brian Langlinais

 

You could say Brian Langlinais’ new recording, Right Hand Road, was birthed by an ice storm, but that would be getting ahead of the story.

 

Long before that weather event, the album’s roots ran from sea to sea along I-10, home to a slew of bars and nightclubs where bands earn gas money between major cities. For decades, these venues have fostered the uniquely American art form called roadhouse music: a big tent under which blues, country, zydeco, and even jazz come together—often in the same band. Roadhouse legends such as Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Omar and the Howlers, Mason Ruffner, and Lee Roy Parnell all came through Langlinais’ hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, where he cut his teeth in bands playing this crowd-pleasing music.

 

“Back then, the job was—and still is—to make people drink and be happy,” explains Langlinais. “It was about playing songs people know. I covered Wilson Pickett’s catalog, which led me to a lot of lesser-known Stax artists like William Bell. I ended up in blues bands with horns, groups that became more soul than Mississippi Delta blues.”

 

Horns loom large in Langlinais’ history. His father played saxophone with Swamp Pop legends The Shondells, and Brian double-majored in college in trumpet and vocal performance. Ultimately, it was the singer that won out. Langlinais eventually landed in Nashville, where he strayed from his roadhouse roots long enough to record two acclaimed Americana records: Rock & Fire and Tonight I Might. But with Right Hand Road, those roots have called him back.

 

Langlinais had been considering returning to Lafayette to record, when his friend, producer/guitarist D.L. Duncan asked him to go there for a day and cut some tracks with Grammy-winning engineer Tony Daigle (Sonny Landreth, Derek Trucks, James McMurtry, Jon Cleary). They would just lay down a couple of covers, and see if they liked working together. Brought along from Nashville were a bassist, Ron Eoff (Cate Brothers, Jo-El Sonnier, Levon Helm) and a keyboard player, Patterson Barrett (Gurf Morlix, Buddy Miller), with drummer Brian Brignac (Sonny Landreth) picked up in Lafayette.

 

“We weren’t sure it would turn into a record” Langlinais recalls. “It was just to see how much fun we could have. We were planning on going back to Tennessee the next day, but there was an ice storm in Nashville. None of us could get back, so we ended up tracking for three full days.”

 

In addition to the stellar quality of the playing and singing, what distinguishes the resulting Right Hand Road is its level of songwriting. The tunes tell timeless stories, while adding new twists. William Bell’s classic “Every Day Is a Holiday” has been covered by everyone from Warren Haynes to RZA, but few since Bell himself have brought the well of authentic Southern soul feeling Langlinais and company evidence here.

 

“Wilson Pickett’s ‘Green Grass’ has become a Zydeco standard, but not like we did it,” says Langlinais. “Brian and Tony came up with a groove that went in a different direction, and Ron did a tic-tack thing on bass that made us feel this could be the beginning of a great record.”

 

Though the singer had more covers in his iTunes library, producer D.L. Duncan felt they should write some tunes of their own. “D.L. had some scratch lyrics for a couple of songs,” says Langlinais. “We would come up with a groove, take a little break, D.L. would come back with a lyric that he thought would fit, and I would start singing it. We wrote ‘Louisiana Love,’ ‘My One Desire,’ and the two acoustic songs, ‘Right Hand Road’ and ‘Our Love Is Slippin’ Away,’ in the studio while we were tracking.” Their work sits comfortably next to the covers, displaying the same simplicity mixed with emotional depth that makes this kind of music so enduring.

 

Back in Nashville, Langlinais and Duncan decided they needed two more songs to round out the record, so “Tucumcari Tonight” and “You Can’t Say I Didn’t Love You” were recorded at the Dog House with Lynn Williams (Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball) on drums, Steve Conn (Sonny Landreth, Keith Urban) on keys, James Pennebaker (Delbert McClinton, Lee Roy Parnell) on guitar, and Eoff on bass.

 

 

 

 

“To me, the record symbolizes getting to go back home,” Langlinais says. “If you are from New York and say, ‘I need a sandwich from Katz’s deli,’ people from New York can taste that sandwich. Likewise, if you’re from Lafayette and I say, ‘I’m hungry for a Old Tyme Grocery po’ boy,’ you know the flavor. Going back to Lafayette meant working with people who have the same set of references. I have worked with people who can play a second line groove, but with these musicians it was so much easier to express the minutiae that make a groove specific.”

 

It is this kind of attention to detail that renders Right Hand Road special. You don’t have to be a music scholar or musician to feel in your heart and bones how getting the specifics right adds to the music’s impact. This recording could only have come from someone with Louisiana music in his DNA.

 

“I was born and raised there and my family was one of the first families to get land grants there,” says Langlinais. “My bloodline is only Acadian and French. Going home to Lafayette and doing the music that I’m about was a full circle.”

 

 

  

Russell deCarle (and the boys) are old school, real players and singers. They do things right, true professionals and at the same time great entertainers!

 

Weather it covering songs by the likes of by the likes of the Inkspots, Diana Shore or Hank Snow or self pened classics in the making  crooner deCarle recently took the UK by storm on his first tour in 45 years on the road.

 

"A spot of yodelling when added to his already exemplary vocals exploits placed an icing on the cake, and it wasn’t the only layer such the virtues of the music by them". Mauris Hope on the Newcast gig for FSR - More here

https://russelldecarle.com

Dates April/May Click Here

Our own Rob Ellen catches up with him in a Glen in Scotland.

 

Teresa Storch /  Come Clean

In The Daily Telegraphs Roots Top 20 Albums of 2015  

“She could be the love child of Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews.”

Description

Touring The US and in her native Northeast since 2003, Teresa Storch has been recognized for her writing and performance by Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival 2005, Flat Rock Music Festival 2004, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival 2003 , and Bostons Best Singer/Songwriters Showcase 2003. Her name has spread throughout the country as a voice and presence not to be missed. 

She's called the "love child of Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews", providing funky guitar rhythms and thought-bending lyrics that move from jazz to blues to folk, keeping your feet and your mind moving. 

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, she began performing in local dance, drama and vocal productions at a young age. Attending college in Colorado, the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre inspired her to create and perform her own music. Pulled to the singer/songwriter scene of Boston, she traversed the country in 1999. There she found the space to do what she loves, connecting with people in clubs, coffeehouses, on streets and subway platforms. 

You will find Teresa wherever she can do what she loves, connecting with people through music, be it in clubs in or a subway platform. She has shared stages and sidewalks with artists such as Dakota Blonde, Ryan Montbleau, Entrain, Kevin So, Paul and Storm, Jonathan Byrd and Rachel Sage, in venues throughout the country, setting her sights firmly on herfirst European tour (see over leaf) in conjunction with www.houseconcert.eu .

On Tour in the UK with support from FSR The European House Concert Hub and the Medicine Show.

Teresa Storch & Jeff Brown Europe Tour 2016

April 28 Dillon Whiskey Bar augavegur 30,101 Reykjavik, Iceland 8:00pm

April 29 Filey Folk Festival, The Evron Centre  Filey, UK 7:30pm Tickets:   £ 10/20 all 4 days Tel: 07808871118

Tickets: http://www.fileyfolkfestival.bravesites.com/venue-5-evron-centre

April 30* TBC  Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm

May 1*    House Concert  Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 10  Contact: symon@visionmechanics.org for info

May 2*    YESBAR  14 Drury St.,Glasgow,Scotland,G2 5AA,UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 5

May 3*    Hotel Argyll  18 Argyll St.,Ullapool, IV26 2UB,UK 8:00pm

May 4*    ‘Beautiful Nairn Nights’ @ WASPs Arts Studio  Nairn, UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 8

May 5*    TBC  Inverness, UK 8:00pm

May 7*    The Acoustic Yard Festival, Town Hall Theatre  The Octagon, Westport, Co Mayo, IE 8:00pm Tickets: €22 https://westporttownhall.ticketsolve.com/shows/873548822/events?show_id=873548822

May 9    The Corner Bar  37 Bridge St. Skibbereen, Co Cork, IE 9:30pm

May 12  The Crown Inn  6 Church St., Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7AH, UK 8:00pm

May 13   House Concert  Sheffield, UK 8:00pm Tickets: £ 10 Contact: bea@beamarshall.com for info

May 14   TBC Scarborough, UK

May 15   ‘Acoustic Folk Highway’ @The Harrison 28 Harrison St., London,Kings Cross, WC1h 8JF, UK 7:00pm Tickets: £ 5

May 17   The Troubadour  263-267 Old Brompton Rd., London, Earls Court, SW5 9JA, UK 7:45pm Tickets: £ 6https://troubadourlondon.yapsody.com/event/index/25371/teresa-storch

May 20^   ‘Blueprint’ Live Radio Session @Theater vanBeresteyn (foyer) Museumplein 5/a,Veendam, 9641,NL 5:00pm

May 22^   Cafe Peter en Leni  Damsterweg 20, Steendam, 9629 PD, NL 3:00pm 

May 23^   Dwaze Zaken  Prins Hendrikkade 50 Amsterdam, 1012 AC, NL 7:00pm

*With Peter Lacis on guitar!   ^Teresa Solo Show!

QUOTES AND TESTIMONIALS!

“She inhabits her songs so fully you can’t help but be pulled into her world.” – Boston Herald writer Daniel Gewertz

“Mesmerizing vocal riffs…bounding folk-rock sound.” – Northeast Performer

“One of the most inventive writers and solid performers of the current crop of singer/songwriters coming out of Boston. [She] makes me proud to be one.” – veteran singer/songwriter Vance Gilbert

“Infuses contemporary singer/songwriter with traditional folk vibe. It’s no wonder she’s being recognized in her genre.” -Soundcheck Magazine

“The only other time I’ve had this kind of reaction to a performer was when Bonnie Raitt first started doing the rounds of small venues… it was that same thrill of connection.” –Dayle Ann Stratton (fan)

Website:  www.teresastorch.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/teresastorchmusic

Twitter @tstorchmusic 

Featured artist of the month Brian Langlinais

 

You could say Brian Langlinais’ new recording, Right Hand Road, was birthed by an ice storm, but that would be getting ahead of the story.

 

Long before that weather event, the album’s roots ran from sea to sea along I-10, home to a slew of bars and nightclubs where bands earn gas money between major cities. For decades, these venues have fostered the uniquely American art form called roadhouse music: a big tent under which blues, country, zydeco, and even jazz come together—often in the same band. Roadhouse legends such as Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Omar and the Howlers, Mason Ruffner, and Lee Roy Parnell all came through Langlinais’ hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, where he cut his teeth in bands playing this crowd-pleasing music.

 

“Back then, the job was—and still is—to make people drink and be happy,” explains Langlinais. “It was about playing songs people know. I covered Wilson Pickett’s catalog, which led me to a lot of lesser-known Stax artists like William Bell. I ended up in blues bands with horns, groups that became more soul than Mississippi Delta blues.”

 

Horns loom large in Langlinais’ history. His father played saxophone with Swamp Pop legends The Shondells, and Brian double-majored in college in trumpet and vocal performance. Ultimately, it was the singer that won out. Langlinais eventually landed in Nashville, where he strayed from his roadhouse roots long enough to record two acclaimed Americana records: Rock & Fire and Tonight I Might. But with Right Hand Road, those roots have called him back.

 

Langlinais had been considering returning to Lafayette to record, when his friend, producer/guitarist D.L. Duncan asked him to go there for a day and cut some tracks with Grammy-winning engineer Tony Daigle (Sonny Landreth, Derek Trucks, James McMurtry, Jon Cleary). They would just lay down a couple of covers, and see if they liked working together. Brought along from Nashville were a bassist, Ron Eoff (Cate Brothers, Jo-El Sonnier, Levon Helm) and a keyboard player, Patterson Barrett (Gurf Morlix, Buddy Miller), with drummer Brian Brignac (Sonny Landreth) picked up in Lafayette.

 

“We weren’t sure it would turn into a record” Langlinais recalls. “It was just to see how much fun we could have. We were planning on going back to Tennessee the next day, but there was an ice storm in Nashville. None of us could get back, so we ended up tracking for three full days.”

 

In addition to the stellar quality of the playing and singing, what distinguishes the resulting Right Hand Road is its level of songwriting. The tunes tell timeless stories, while adding new twists. William Bell’s classic “Every Day Is a Holiday” has been covered by everyone from Warren Haynes to RZA, but few since Bell himself have brought the well of authentic Southern soul feeling Langlinais and company evidence here.

 

“Wilson Pickett’s ‘Green Grass’ has become a Zydeco standard, but not like we did it,” says Langlinais. “Brian and Tony came up with a groove that went in a different direction, and Ron did a tic-tack thing on bass that made us feel this could be the beginning of a great record.”

 

Though the singer had more covers in his iTunes library, producer D.L. Duncan felt they should write some tunes of their own. “D.L. had some scratch lyrics for a couple of songs,” says Langlinais. “We would come up with a groove, take a little break, D.L. would come back with a lyric that he thought would fit, and I would start singing it. We wrote ‘Louisiana Love,’ ‘My One Desire,’ and the two acoustic songs, ‘Right Hand Road’ and ‘Our Love Is Slippin’ Away,’ in the studio while we were tracking.” Their work sits comfortably next to the covers, displaying the same simplicity mixed with emotional depth that makes this kind of music so enduring.

 

Back in Nashville, Langlinais and Duncan decided they needed two more songs to round out the record, so “Tucumcari Tonight” and “You Can’t Say I Didn’t Love You” were recorded at the Dog House with Lynn Williams (Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball) on drums, Steve Conn (Sonny Landreth, Keith Urban) on keys, James Pennebaker (Delbert McClinton, Lee Roy Parnell) on guitar, and Eoff on bass.

 

 

 

 

“To me, the record symbolizes getting to go back home,” Langlinais says. “If you are from New York and say, ‘I need a sandwich from Katz’s deli,’ people from New York can taste that sandwich. Likewise, if you’re from Lafayette and I say, ‘I’m hungry for a Old Tyme Grocery po’ boy,’ you know the flavor. Going back to Lafayette meant working with people who have the same set of references. I have worked with people who can play a second line groove, but with these musicians it was so much easier to express the minutiae that make a groove specific.”

 

It is this kind of attention to detail that renders Right Hand Road special. You don’t have to be a music scholar or musician to feel in your heart and bones how getting the specifics right adds to the music’s impact. This recording could only have come from someone with Louisiana music in his DNA.

 

“I was born and raised there and my family was one of the first families to get land grants there,” says Langlinais. “My bloodline is only Acadian and French. Going home to Lafayette and doing the music that I’m about was a full circle.”

 

 

  

Russell deCarle (and the boys) are old school, real players and singers. They do things right, true professionals and at the same time great entertainers!

 

Weather it covering songs by the likes of by the likes of the Inkspots, Diana Shore or Hank Snow or self pened classics in the making  crooner deCarle recently took the UK by storm on his first tour in 45 years on the road.

 

"A spot of yodelling when added to his already exemplary vocals exploits placed an icing on the cake, and it wasn’t the only layer such the virtues of the music by them". Mauris Hope on the Newcast gig for FSR - More here

https://russelldecarle.com

Dates April/May Click Here

Our own Rob Ellen catches up with him in a Glen in Scotland.

 

Teresa Storch /  Come Clean

In The Daily Telegraphs Roots Top 20 Albums of 2015  

“She could be the love child of Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews.”

Description

Touring The US and in her native Northeast since 2003, Teresa Storch has been recognized for her writing and performance by Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival 2005, Flat Rock Music Festival 2004, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival 2003 , and Bostons Best Singer/Songwriters Showcase 2003. Her name has spread throughout the country as a voice and presence not to be missed. 

She's called the "love child of Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews", providing funky guitar rhythms and thought-bending lyrics that move from jazz to blues to folk, keeping your feet and your mind moving. 

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, she began performing in local dance, drama and vocal productions at a young age. Attending college in Colorado, the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre inspired her to create and perform her own music. Pulled to the singer/songwriter scene of Boston, she traversed the country in 1999. There she found the space to do what she loves, connecting with people in clubs, coffeehouses, on streets and subway platforms. 

You will find Teresa wherever she can do what she loves, connecting with people through music, be it in clubs in or a subway platform. She has shared stages and sidewalks with artists such as Dakota Blonde, Ryan Montbleau, Entrain, Kevin So, Paul and Storm, Jonathan Byrd and Rachel Sage, in venues throughout the country, setting her sights firmly on herfirst European tour (see over leaf) in conjunction with www.houseconcert.eu .

On Tour in the UK with support from FSR The European House Concert Hub and the Medicine Show.

Teresa Storch & Jeff Brown Europe Tour 2016

April 28 Dillon Whiskey Bar augavegur 30,101 Reykjavik, Iceland 8:00pm

April 29 Filey Folk Festival, The Evron Centre  Filey, UK 7:30pm Tickets:   £ 10/20 all 4 days Tel: 07808871118

Tickets: http://www.fileyfolkfestival.bravesites.com/venue-5-evron-centre

April 30* TBC  Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm

May 1*    House Concert  Edinburgh, UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 10  Contact: symon@visionmechanics.org for info

May 2*    YESBAR  14 Drury St.,Glasgow,Scotland,G2 5AA,UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 5

May 3*    Hotel Argyll  18 Argyll St.,Ullapool, IV26 2UB,UK 8:00pm

May 4*    ‘Beautiful Nairn Nights’ @ WASPs Arts Studio  Nairn, UK 8:00pm Tickets:   £ 8

May 5*    TBC  Inverness, UK 8:00pm

May 7*    The Acoustic Yard Festival, Town Hall Theatre  The Octagon, Westport, Co Mayo, IE 8:00pm Tickets: €22 https://westporttownhall.ticketsolve.com/shows/873548822/events?show_id=873548822

May 9    The Corner Bar  37 Bridge St. Skibbereen, Co Cork, IE 9:30pm

May 12  The Crown Inn  6 Church St., Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7AH, UK 8:00pm

May 13   House Concert  Sheffield, UK 8:00pm Tickets: £ 10 Contact: bea@beamarshall.com for info

May 14   TBC Scarborough, UK

May 15   ‘Acoustic Folk Highway’ @The Harrison 28 Harrison St., London,Kings Cross, WC1h 8JF, UK 7:00pm Tickets: £ 5

May 17   The Troubadour  263-267 Old Brompton Rd., London, Earls Court, SW5 9JA, UK 7:45pm Tickets: £ 6https://troubadourlondon.yapsody.com/event/index/25371/teresa-storch

May 20^   ‘Blueprint’ Live Radio Session @Theater vanBeresteyn (foyer) Museumplein 5/a,Veendam, 9641,NL 5:00pm

May 22^   Cafe Peter en Leni  Damsterweg 20, Steendam, 9629 PD, NL 3:00pm 

May 23^   Dwaze Zaken  Prins Hendrikkade 50 Amsterdam, 1012 AC, NL 7:00pm

*With Peter Lacis on guitar!   ^Teresa Solo Show!

QUOTES AND TESTIMONIALS!

“She inhabits her songs so fully you can’t help but be pulled into her world.” – Boston Herald writer Daniel Gewertz

“Mesmerizing vocal riffs…bounding folk-rock sound.” – Northeast Performer

“One of the most inventive writers and solid performers of the current crop of singer/songwriters coming out of Boston. [She] makes me proud to be one.” – veteran singer/songwriter Vance Gilbert

“Infuses contemporary singer/songwriter with traditional folk vibe. It’s no wonder she’s being recognized in her genre.” -Soundcheck Magazine

“The only other time I’ve had this kind of reaction to a performer was when Bonnie Raitt first started doing the rounds of small venues… it was that same thrill of connection.” –Dayle Ann Stratton (fan)

Website:  www.teresastorch.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/teresastorchmusic

Twitter @tstorchmusic 

 
 
 

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Year 2016

1
Levi Parham
90 pts.
These American Blues
Music Road Records
GC,JBO,TK
2
Martha Fields
86 pts.
Southern White Lies
Independent
BP,BH,FB,JAB,RW,SP
3
Carter Sampson
75 pts.
Wilder Side
Independent/CRS
AN,CRS,JB
4
Anna Elizabeth Laube
65 pts.
Tree
Ahh...Pockets! Records
DH,NC
5
Michael McDermott
60 pts.
Willow Springs
Pauper Sky Records
BK,MM
6
Shovels & Rope
54 pts.
Little Seeds
New West
 
7
Robert Ellis
53 pts.
Robert Ellis
New West Records
DHO
8
Sturgill Simpson
52 pts.
A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Atlantic Records
JJ,JF
9
Douglas Greer
50 pts.
Baja Louisiana
Zilker Park Records
HDB,ML
10
Lucinda Williams
46 pts.
The Ghosts Of Highway 20
Highway 20 Records
EM
11
Buddy Miller & Friends
44 pts.
Cayamo Sessions at Sea
New West Records
 
12
Wink Burcham
43 pts.
Cleveland Summer Nights
Continental Song City
 
13
Eric Brace & Peter Cooper
42 pts.
C&O Canal
Red Beet Records
BR
14
Brent Cobb
41 pts.
Shine On A Rainy Day
Elektra Records
HH
 
Daniel Romano
41 pts.
Mosey
New West
CVL
 
Leonard Cohen
41 pts.
You Want it Darker
Sony Music
HO
17
Christian Kjellvander
40 pts.
A Village: Natural Light
Tapete Records
BM
18
Drive-By Truckers
39 pts.
American Band
ATO Records
AR,EZ
19
Birds of Chicago
38 pts.
Real Midnight
Five Head Entertainment
LM,SZ
20
John Prine
37 pts.
For Better, or Worse
Oh Boy Records
FS,MB
21
The Cactus Blossoms
36 pts.
You’re Dreaming
Red House Records
GS,HD
22
Richmond Fontaine
35 pts.
You Can’t Go Back
Décor Records
FCE
23
Gillian Welch
34 pts.
Boots No.1: The Official Revival Bootleg
Acony Records
LK,PR,TJ
24
Sarah Jarosz
33 pts.
Undercurrent
Sugar Hill
RM
25
Joe Purdy
32 pts.
Who Will Be Next?
Mudtown Crier Records
AL
 
The Devil Makes Three
32 pts.
Redemption & Ruin
New West

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