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January 2012 Blog Posts (47)

The Law -- Trigger (Local Boy Records)

 

Dundee 4 piece return with the follow up to their highly acclaimed 2009 debut, A Measure Of Wealth. Their sound has become more expansive and comparisons to many acts are there to hear on the sweeping vocals of Gimme Some Love (Fratellis & The View), the folksy rock of Holiday…

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Added by David Blue on January 31, 2012 at 22:35 — No Comments

Album of the week: Dave Desmelik - Deep Down The Definition

http://www.davedesmelik.com/

A seventh album from North Carolinan Dave Desmelik, and he sounds like a man entirely comfortable following his own muse. By this point in a career, most artists have made a stab at making an album with some commercial savvy about it. To be fair, I’m only familiar with Dave Desmelik’s previous cd, Onlooker. That yielded one song…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on January 31, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments

Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers, Prince Albert, Brighton. January 30th 2012

You know that ticket sales have been brisk when this room above the pub has been cleared of furniture and the show is standing only. And so it was for the songstress from Seattle on the penultimate night of her UK tour. Backed by a four-piece band (Greg Nies – drums, Mike McDermott – bass,…

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Added by Jela Webb on January 31, 2012 at 20:30 — No Comments

TPR#73 Lincoln Durham - Interview and Music

On episode 73 of the Taproot Podcast, Lincoln Durham talks about his residency at Gruene Hall, why he can't write love songs, his long path from playing fiddle to Son House and Fred McDowell, and why he…

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Added by Calvin Powers on January 30, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments

John Lilly: Cold Comfort

www.johnlillymusic.com  

John Lilly has been lauded on Flyinshoes Review many times because in his own low-key, unassuming way he has seemed to be the truest modern embodiment of the music of Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers. Over several albums he has developed a knack of writing songs that sound half a century old, and has performed them with an…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on January 30, 2012 at 0:00 — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie Show #149 with The Great Unknowns, John Batdorf, Carolann Ames & Eric Dahl

FTB podcast #149 features the new album by THE GREAT UNKNOWNS called Homefront. Also new music from JOHN BATDORF, CAROLANN AMES and HUMMING HOUSE. Here's the…

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Added by Bill Frater on January 27, 2012 at 19:02 — No Comments

Philipp Fankhauser -- Try My Love (Funk House Blues Production)

Often put in the same bracket as Chris Rea and John Mayer but not as well known, this is Swiss native Fankhauser’s twelfth album.  Try My Love is a selection of sympathetically produced songs that brings out the best in him. Songs such as the big band blues of Make My Home Where I Lay…

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Added by David Blue on January 26, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

Bob Wootton & Six Mile Grove: Guaranteed Cash

www.sixmilegrove.com

If Bob Wootton didn’t start out in life sounding like Johnny Cash, then thirty years spent playing lead guitar for the big man certainly left their mark. The guitar sound is instantly recognisable, of…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on January 25, 2012 at 23:00 — No Comments

Tour and Transatlantic Sessions for Ruth Moody

Erstwhile member of The Wailing Jennies Ruth Moody is on tour in support of her first solo album "The Garden" the tour takes her to Celtic Connections where she hooks up with the great and the good of Folk Music as part of…

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Added by The Medicine Show on January 25, 2012 at 2:18 — No Comments

Kevin Dooley : Moonlight Highway

  

www.kdooley.com

Colorado blues/folk musician Kevin Dooley calls his particular brand of music "American Celtic". You'd guess the Irish heritage isn't very far away at all with a name like that, though Kevin sings with an American accent that sounds thick with tobacco juice - he could be one of those familiar faces (and voices) that pops up…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on January 23, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments

TPR#72 Lee Briante from The Far West

On episode 72 of the Taproot Podcast, Lee Briante of The Far West talks about the importance of having video and internet media available for today's audience; how it made…

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Added by Calvin Powers on January 23, 2012 at 0:58 — No Comments

TPR#71 John Lilly - Interview and Music

On episode 71 of the Taproot Podcast, John Lilly talks about meeting Bill Kirchen and Bill's help on his most recent CD, Cold Comfort; how he funded the CD by winning a songwriting contest;…

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Added by Calvin Powers on January 23, 2012 at 0:40 — 1 Comment

MUNDY —SHUFFLE (Camor Recording)

 

www.mundy.ie 

Irish singer-songwriter, Mundy who won favour with his version of Steve Earle’s ‘Galway Girl’ and his general grasp of fare akin to it; as in your finest American singer-songwriters. 

 

Born, Edmund Enright in Birr, Co Offaly Mundy is a fine student of the idiom and practitioner too. As he performs first-class versions of Bob Dylan’s ‘Buckets Of Rain’…

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Added by Maurice Hope on January 22, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

ERIC TAYLOR —LIVE AT THE RED SHACK (Blue Ruby Records)

www.web.me.com/blueruby/home/News.html

 Recorded live at the Red Shack recording studio the latest ‘classic’ set of work from Texas-based singer-songwriter Eric Taylor has a wonderful set of old friends in tow. What a list it is too as in Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith, Denice Franke, James Gilmer, Marco Python Fecchio, Rock Romano and…

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Added by Maurice Hope on January 21, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

Dark Star Horses - Sunday February 5th at the Maze Nottingham = FREE

My new band Dark Star Horses play support to Pink Moon at The Maze, Nottingham on Sunday February 5th.....The Byrds meets David Lynch...…

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Added by Shaun Belcher on January 21, 2012 at 10:44 — No Comments

GRETCHEN PETERS —HELLO CRUEL WORLD (Proper Records)

http://www.propermusic.com

What a wonderful surprise it was to hear fellow singer-songwriter, recording act Rodney Crowell join her on the song, ‘Dark Angel’. Like with a few more tracks it was love at first hearing. So impressive was the partnership a few more tracks would not have been out of place. Maybe, they will consider doing a duet album.…

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Added by Maurice Hope on January 20, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

ROMI MAYES —LUCKY TONIGHT (Me & My Americana records)

www.romimayes.com

www.continental.nl

Blues, roots rock Americana act, Romi Mayes pulls no punches when she plays live on stage, her band may only consist of key contributor Jason Nowicki (lead electric guitar) and Ken McMahan (kick and snare drum) plus Jaxon Haldane who lends harmony support and Damon Mitchell who likewise makes…

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Added by Maurice Hope on January 20, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Randy Thompson : Collected

http://randythompson.net/home.html

  Randy who? Randy Thompson, that’s who. A Virginia native with family roots in the state going back pretty much as far as they possibly could, Randy plays rocking country music of the highest quality. Imagine someone who combines the best qualities of Joe Ely and Steve Earle (in his original country outlaw guise) and…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on January 19, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments

Jon Amor Blues Group (Six Six Records)

 

Jon Amor Blues GroupJon Amor Blues Group (Six Six Records).

 

Jon Amor, formerly of The Hoax, has returned to his blues roots for this eponymous album. Opening with the gritty blues rock of Holy Water the band then serves up Howlin’…

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Added by David Blue on January 18, 2012 at 21:26 — No Comments

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1
The Devil Makes Three
70 pts.
Chains Are Broken
New West
FC,JB,RK,TJ,LK
2
Jimmy LaFave
65 pts.
Peace Town
Music Road Records
PKO
3
Malcolm Holcombe
48 pts.
Come Hell Or High Water
Gypsy Eyes Music
FB,JBO
4
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47 pts.
3
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CVL,DHO
5
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43 pts.
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Blueblade Records
MB,SZ
6
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42 pts.
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Thirty Tigers
FCE,AL,MG
7
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40 pts.
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Independent
SP,DH,RST,RW
8
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35 pts.
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DD,CRS,BM
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32 pts.
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LM
 
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32 pts.
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Blue Rose Records
 
11
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Bloodshot Records
GS
12
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28 pts.
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Wolfe Island Records
 
 
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PK
14
Curse Of Lono
26 pts.
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Submarine Cat Records
MM,JF
15
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25 pts.
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High Moon
 
 
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25 pts.
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Locke Creek Records
TK,HDB
17
Jason McNiff
23 pts.
Joy And Independence
At The Helm Records
 
 
Jim Lauderdale
23 pts.
Time Flies
Yep Roc
 
 
Kevin Gordon
23 pts.
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Crowville Media
MP
20
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21 pts.
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KG,JJC
21
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20 pts.
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Concord Records
BH,JSM
 
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20 pts.
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Thirty Tigers
JJ
 
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Independent
MW
24
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17 pts.
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Legacy
 
25
Lori McKenna
16 pts.
Tree
Cn Records

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