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AMBER CROSS —SAVAGE ON THE DOWNHILL (Self-released)

ALBUM OF THE MONTH 

 www.ambercrossmusic.com

With Savage On The Downhill produced by esteemed musician (guitar, harmonica) singer-songwriter Ray Bonneville Amanda Cross’ music could not be in better hands. She may not be…

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Added by Maurice Hope on July 27, 2017 at 19:30 — No Comments

ANDREW CHAPMAN A.K.A. JOJO: Well, It’s About Time! (UpIsland Records)

 

That album title is pretty appropriate – let’s have a little history… Vocalist Andrew Chapman first met Tony Braunagel – now a renowned drummer and producer on the modern blues scene – back in Houston in the late 60s. Andrew came to manage Braunagel’s band, Buttermilk Bottom, before forming a band called The Bloontz All Stars with bass player Terry Wilson – Braunagel joined them later, and they made an album around 1972 and ‘73 before touring with Johnny…

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Added by Norman John Darwen on July 27, 2017 at 15:33 — No Comments

The magical and medicinal Charlie Roth British tour

Americana, Folk, Blues, Country, Celtic, Charlie Roth is a unique blend of all these genres. What Charlie is best at is telling a story with his rich baritone vocal, acoustic guitar, rack…

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Added by The Medicine Show on July 25, 2017 at 19:30 — No Comments

SCOTTIE MILLER BAND - Stay Above Water (independent release)

Stay Above Water - Scottie Miller Band

Stylistically this set ranges from the acoustic country of 'Guardian Angel' at one extreme to the progressive rock tinges of 'Come Along'. The bulk of the material though falls into a blues, or at least a blues-tinged, bag. The opening 'Burned All My Bridges' is a fine blues-rocking shuffle with just the merest hint of Howling Wolf in the introduction and rhythm, 'Keep This Good Thing Going' features…

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Added by Norman John Darwen on July 24, 2017 at 11:44 — No Comments

The MIKE RITCHIE ON SUNDAY SHOW - CELTIC MUSIC RADIO - July 23, 2017 Playlist

 1 – NEIL YOUNG – Look Out For My Love

2 – WILLARD GRANT CONSPIRACY – The Ostrich Song

3 – RACHEL LAVEN – Don’t Put Me In A Town

4 – THE SECRET SISTERS – He’s Fine…

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Added by Mike Ritchie on July 24, 2017 at 11:18 — No Comments

SUMMERTYNE AMERICANA FESTIVAL AT THE SAGE GATESHEAD 21 – 23 JULY 2017

http://www.summertyne.com

 

The SummerTyne Americana Festival and the Sage Gateshead looks forward to welcoming a great line-up of artists for what promises to be a memorable weekend.…

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Added by Maurice Hope on July 18, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments

Robin Adams at Beautiful Nairn Night 14 July 2017 in session concert and conversation

 Robin Adams is the son of Chris & Pauline Adams of 70's Scots Prog Folk Rockers String Driven Thing . Robin carries on the family tradition of SDT and also writing bloody good songs.

I caught up with him at The Invernairne Hotel after his Beautiful Nairn…

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Added by The Medicine Show on July 15, 2017 at 18:44 — No Comments

Chuck Hawthorne & Libby Koch team up for UK Tour

Chuck Hawthorne & Libby Koch are very much the first couple of Texas Music!

As a 2 act show they complement each other beautifully as solo artists they are both among the busiest solo american artist on the tour.

They have both toured The UK solo and…

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Added by The Medicine Show on July 11, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments

The MIKE RITCHIE ON SUNDAY SHOW - CELTIC MUSIC RADIO - July 9, 2017 Playlist



 With catch-up links.

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Added by Mike Ritchie on July 10, 2017 at 16:26 — No Comments

CHARLIE RICH —MIDNIGHT BLUE THE EARLY RECORDINGS 1958-1960 (Jasmine)

http://www.jasmine-records.co.uk

The Silver Fox Charlie Rich made a number of timeless recordings, some he wrote and was the case with “Big Man” some came from others (Dale Fox). Rich was pretty much near, if not…

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Added by Maurice Hope on July 9, 2017 at 7:30 — No Comments

HANNAH ALDRIDGE —GOLD RUSH (Rootsy Music)

 

www.hannah-aldridge.com

 

 

Hannah Aldridge is daughter of Muscle Shoals producer, musician and hit songwriter Walt Aldridge. He has supplied a bunch of country acts as in Earl Thomas Conley, Barbara…

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Added by Maurice Hope on July 9, 2017 at 6:30 — No Comments

Two Tennesseans in England.

This from Hans Chew

Had an innaresting opportunity arise to open six shows for Grammy-nominated fellow Tennessean Will Hoge next week, so I'm off to England.  Grateful for the chance to get up and do my thing, hope to entertain some of you out…

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Added by The Medicine Show on July 4, 2017 at 18:14 — No Comments

DAN RAZA —TWO (Deep River)

http://www.danraza.com

  

Singer-songwriter Dan Raza is one of those musicians who’s music might take a little while to bed down, but once it does it is set to stay with the listener for a long time. Born in India and raised in London Raza is of…

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Added by Maurice Hope on July 4, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments

STEVE YOUNG —SEVEN BRIDGES ROAD THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS (ACE Records)

 

www.acerecords.com

 

Let’s get straight to the point. Here we have a huge contender, if not already the declared winner of the year reissue! If you are, up to now unfamiliar with the genial attributes and recordings of…

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Added by Maurice Hope on July 4, 2017 at 6:30 — No Comments

THE MASTERSONS —TRANSIENT LULLABY (Red House Records)

http://redhouserecords.com

http://www.themastersonsmusic.com 

Hard working duo Chris Masterson and his wife Eleanor Whitmore are both fine songwriters. Regular tour partners in…

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Added by Maurice Hope on July 2, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

WILLIE NELSON & LEON RUSSELL —ONE FOR THE ROAD (Floating World)

 

www.floatingwolrdrecords.co.uk

 

Originally released in 1979, as a double album Willie Nelson was, at the time going through a prolific spell of making duet albums. It all started in 1976 with the RCA release Wanted! The Outlaws…

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Added by Maurice Hope on July 2, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

WENDY WEBB —STEP OUT OF LINE (Spooky Moon Records)

 

Iowa-raised, Americana singer-songwriter, Wendy Webb now Florida-based is loaded with talent, a particularly fine lyricist she owes some of her style to the work of the likes of Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez and the 1970s Californian scene. People like Jackson Browne, Laura Nyro, Robbie…

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Added by Maurice Hope on July 2, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

REGGIE YOUNG — FOREVER YOUNG (Ace Records)

 

www.acerecords.com

 

Now here is a big surprise and a pleasant one at that. It is a real coup, because recorded music under his own name is most rare. An album from session legendary guitarist, Missouri-born Reggie Young is…

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Added by Maurice Hope on July 2, 2017 at 7:00 — No Comments

MICHAEL PACKER – “I Am The Blues – My Story Vol. 3” (Iris Music Group IMG-986-3)

Michael Packer - I Am The Blues My Story, Vol. 3 (2017) 320 kbps

Born in 1950, Michael Packer died of liver cancer on 6th May 2017, shortly after having completed this set as the final part of his musical legacy. He recorded as a member of country/ folk/ rock band Papa Nebo on Atlantic, then with Free beer for Buddah and RCA, then as a well-respected bluesman in the New York area, working frequently with the late Delta blues legend David “Honeyboy” Edwards.

This is a musically varied set, though strongly rooted in the…

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Added by Norman John Darwen on July 1, 2017 at 20:14 — No Comments

Slack Bird in The Moose Mobile at The Scottish Anarcho Folk Festival June 17 2017

Slack Bird​ in The Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile​ at Scottish Anarcho Folk Festival 2017​ June 17 2017

Slack Bird are Dave Klas​ & Susanna Leppänen​ from Finland, they purvey banjo driven folk punk across this continent. Rob Ellen​ finds out…

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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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