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Health & Happiness Hour features Dave Sharp & Nicky Murray in session Nov 18 2014

Health & Happiness Hour  features Dave Sharp & Nicky Murray in session

On this weeks show, like any good team, I have a…


Added by The Medicine Show on November 18, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

The Red Dirt Skinners take the High Road (Scottish dates this week)

The Red Dirt Skinners seem to be involved in a tug of love between the British Country Music and The Blues Music establishments.

Proudly practising a reckless and…


Added by Editorial on November 18, 2014 at 13:44 — No Comments

Cam Penner and Jon Wood. Live review.

Cam Penner with Jon Wood.

Woodend Barn, Banchory 14 November 2014

Blue Lamp, Aberdeen 15 November 2014

Since Cam Penner’s astonishing To Build A Fire came my way for review in…


Added by David James Innes on November 17, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments


Now here is an intriguing and surprising venture; a remake. It is the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash’s landmark album, Bitter Tears plus an additional song by way…


Added by Maurice Hope on November 17, 2014 at 7:18 — No Comments

Ep#220 Luke Winslow-King pays his dues up front

On episode 220 of the Americana Music Show, Luke Winslow-King plays tracks from Everlasting Arms and talks about ending up in New Orleans and the song he…


Added by Calvin Powers on November 17, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

Debi Doss – Debbie Does (Own Label)

You may not recognise the name but Debi Doss but you have almost certainly heard her voice. She sang the female parts on the Buggles classic,…


Added by David Blue on November 15, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments

CO-PILGRIM —PLUMES (Battle Worldwide recordings)


Mike Gale (Black Nielsen) and his friends, which include multi-instrumentalist Joe Bennett on lap steel, acoustic, electric, bass guitar, trumpet, percussion, strings, keyboards and percussion (plus harmony vocals) to go with Gale’s acoustic, electric guitar and percussion provide gentle, and…


Added by Maurice Hope on November 12, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

The Health & Happiness Hour Feat. Cam Penner & Jon Wood in Concert & Conversation Nov 12th 2014

The Health & Happiness Hour  features Cam Penner & Jon Wood…


Added by The Medicine Show on November 11, 2014 at 20:30 — No Comments



Bus Depot Blues


For forty years, John Cee Stannard composed no songs despite having more or less written Tudor Lodge’s eponymous album in…


Added by David James Innes on November 11, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

Carrie Elkin has some dates with Sam Baker

Upcoming Shows…


Added by Editorial on November 10, 2014 at 23:47 — No Comments

Cam Penner Jon Wood are on Tour, The Medicine Shows Rob Ellen catches up with them

Cam Penner hails from a Mennonite community in Southern Manitoba, where his parents, the town rebels, ran an illegal roadhouse and his grandfather, a bootlegger, delivered his goods to the rural community bringing much needed remedy. In near 16 years he has produced 5 albums and continues to work with and for the homeless. Here he is with long time producer and musical collaborator Jon Wood in…


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The Magic Lantern (Jamie Doe) debuted in 2011 with A World In A Grain Of Sand, and with…


Added by Maurice Hope on November 10, 2014 at 7:40 — No Comments

Ep#219 Music Maker Relief Foundation saving the blues

On episode 219 of the Americana Music Show, Tim Duffy from the Music Maker Relief Foundation tells stories about the blues musicians they have worked with and their new double CD. 

Also on this episode, new alt-country from…


Added by Calvin Powers on November 10, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

GUY CLARK — AN AMERICAN DREAM 1978-1992 (2CDs) (Raven)


Four classic albums from Texas singer-songwriter Guy Clark’s days with Warners; three albums from the 1970s-early 1980s and the fourth of the collection on their Nonesuch outlet Boats To Build…


Added by Maurice Hope on November 9, 2014 at 19:51 — No Comments



This was the Byrds’ reunion album of 1973, it was the first time since 1965 they (original line-up) had all been in the studio together. Sure, there had been some album in between headed by Roger McGuinn,…


Added by Maurice Hope on November 9, 2014 at 19:34 — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie Show #278

FTB Show #278 features the album by The Stray Birds called Best Medicine.  Also new music from Lyra Lynn, Kelly Pardekooper and Big John Mills. Here's the …


Added by Bill Frater on November 7, 2014 at 22:09 — No Comments

The Health & Happiness Hour feat. artist Rick Shea. Nov 5th 2014

The Health & Happiness Hour  feat. artist Rick Shea. 

This weeks Medicine Show Radio The Health…


Added by The Medicine Show on November 4, 2014 at 22:30 — No Comments



Founder member of The Jayhawks, singer-songwriter Mark Olson after two spells with the band, and work with his own band, Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers and solo work is once again is on the move.…


Added by Maurice Hope on November 4, 2014 at 7:38 — No Comments

Korbi Lenker on Tour in Europe

Korby Lenker is a sneaky-good songwriter. And singer. And multi-instrumentalist. 

An abbreviated list of Lenker’s achievements so far includes: a significant amount of airplay on the legendary Seattle indie rock station KEXP; a BBC 2 interview with Bob Harris, which is only about the highest honor a rootsy singer-songwriter touring the U.K. can get; opening slots for…


Added by Editorial on November 3, 2014 at 23:02 — No Comments

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Red Dirt Skinners Saturday Set Greenhouse Dingwall and Meet The Folks at The Crystal House Strathpeffer tomorrow Sunday The Winking Owl Aviemore 2pm Sunday. Should be a lot of fun, see you there. Oh did i mention a House Concert in Rothes Sunday…

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The Slim Panatellas at One Meat Ball (yes that is Humph Family John Coletta playing with us) yee ha.

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Whetherman (USA) touring in the UK this May

Hello Folks!

I was directed to this website by way of a very talented UK singer/songwriter named Emily Maguire, whom I did a month long European Tour with earlier this Summer. I'll be taking my first leap to the UK this coming May for tour, and I've booked 4 gigs so far in the 23 days I plan to be there. I'd love to incorporate house shows, as intimate concerts have become my favorite environment to perform in, it suits my music beautifully! And what a way to really meet new…

Warner E Hodges House Concert in Central Scotland


I’ve been asked to organise a few solo acoustic shows in Scotland for Warner E Hodges (Jason & The Scorchers, Dan Baird’s Homemade Sin, The Bluefields.)

After a successful house concert here last year I thought that this would be the…

Kentucky's BRIGID KAELIN booking for late Feb/early March 2015 - help with UK dates please?

Hello, House Concert Hub! Kentucky-based Americana yodeler/musical saw player looking to fill in some dates on a quick tour early next year. The plan is to fly into Edinburgh around Feb 26 and looping down south and back up, aiming to fly home from Edinburgh on March 9. I've got Feb28, March 1 & 2 booked, but would love to fill the rest with house concerts.


Last minute request!

Hi All....

Looks like we've been let down for a gig on 30th November... I know it's very veryveryvery short notice but we're looking for someone to host a house concert for us... location; somewhere between Edinburgh en route to Oxford!!!

British Blues Awards winners.

Top ten artists of the year, UK Country Radio

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Moon & Grace release of Hollow Hill and "FREE" Christmas Single

We'll be heading off to New Zealand again in a few weeks but would like to thank all our friends here and the hosts for really making a difference …

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