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February 2011 Blog Posts (51)

Rebecca Loebe & Jenee Halstead On Tour (Holland and Germany)



Hard working itinerant folk singer Rebecca Loebe, is a resourceful as well as a talented creature.  Each month she releases a full-length live album, available only to subscribers of this site www.rebeccaloebe.net, and  shes been on the road, making her living as a full time touring indie folk singin songwriter for about three years. Before that she was a part-time…

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Added by Editorial on February 28, 2011 at 17:30 — No Comments

Kevin Gordon: Salvage And Drift, Vol. 1

 http://kg.kevingordon.net/

http://flyinshoes.ning.com/profile/KevinGordon

          Nashville-based Kevin Gordon hails from Louisiana and has had a twenty year long career as songwriter and performer, earning praise and respect from across the music community in the process. Salvage And…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on February 27, 2011 at 18:30 — No Comments

Pete Sinjin: Better Angels Radio

 www.betterangelsradio.com

        Better Angels Radio brings you rock music with a country heart from New York-based Pete Sinjin. Experimentation with style seems to be all the rage these days and I can think of a whole stack of really good artists/bands who defy easy categorisation. Some manage the trick of being…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on February 26, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie podcast #108, the Folk Alliance Special

FTB podcast #108 is a special show featuring artists who recently played at the International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, TN.  The full playlist is posted below.  Check the artist's websites and order their CD's or downloads.  A few of these songs are unreleased or are only available from the artists.  Please … Continue

Added by Bill Frater on February 26, 2011 at 5:51 — No Comments

BILL MONROE —BILL MONROE & FRIENDS / STARS OF THE BLUEGRASS HALL OF FAME (Raven Records)

www.ravenrecords.com.au 

Another bumper release from Australian compilation favourites, Raven Records and a rare one it is too! Since, they have selected the Father of bluegrass the late Bill Monroe as their subject. A masterful mandolin picker and bandleader…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 25, 2011 at 23:30 — No Comments

Cousti are on tour in support of their "Strings To Tracks" album, heres my videolog of the Highland dates

Cousti are from Glasgow and living the dream they never gave up on. Founding members Billy Baikie, Pete Lamb and Matt Morrow have been together now for the best part of a decade, they have always had a massive enthused…

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Added by The Medicine Show on February 25, 2011 at 22:30 — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie Podcast #107 featuring GREG TROOPER

FTB podcast #107 features the new album by GREG TROOPER called Upside-Down Town. Also new music from TRACEY K. HOUSTON, EDDIE SPAGHETTI and THE FLYIN’ A’S. The full playlist is posted below. Check the artist's websites and order their CD's or downloads and tell 'em you heard the songs on the FTB podcast. Please email me with any questions or suggestions for the… Continue

Added by Bill Frater on February 24, 2011 at 18:52 — No Comments

The Laws: Try Love

 www.thelaws.ca

              Michele and John Law are a husband and wife duo from Ontario, writing and singing their own brand of modern acoustic country. They've recently got themselves a songwriting deal in Nashville and, from this new album, it's easy to see why. Some songs have a very strong echo of the Lady Antebellum style,…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on February 24, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments

David Latto: Three Thousand Miles From Nashville

 

www.reverbnation.com/davidlatto

          David Latto comes from Fife but I think his heart is somewhere in the wide open spaces of the American West. He played in a band for a long while but is currently re-orientating his musical career to answer the call of his cowboy heart and this four track cd is…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on February 23, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

John Shipe: Villain

www.johnshipe.com 

Recently re-located to California from Oregon, John Shipe has had something of a wanderer's musical career, trying out all sorts of styles over the last two and a bit decades. Currently, he says, he alternates between electric and…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on February 22, 2011 at 16:00 — No Comments

HANK WOJI —THERE WAS A TIME (K Z Records)

www.hankwoji.com

Adopted Texans are common today among the singer-songwriting community…. it could be something to do about the water. So receptive being the area to people of their trade and in Hank Woji.

Wisely, he has borrowed four standards to go with seven songs of his own and though ‘Loretta’ (one of the first songs from the Texas master Townes Van Zandt I became…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 21, 2011 at 23:30 — No Comments

Malcolm Holcombe "To Drink The Rain" (Music Road Records 2011)





This album feels so effortless, the skill of the performer using a musical sleight of hand that lulls the senses with the beauty of it’s simplicity, this is Holcombe’s eighth album and has been produced by long-time sideman Jared Tyler – they know each other well and To Drink The Rain reflects… Continue

Added by simon2307 on February 21, 2011 at 17:43 — No Comments

ROBYN LUDWICK —OUT OF THESE BLUES (Continental Song City)

www.robynludwick.co

 

Produced and recorded by Gurf Morlix at his Rootball Studio in Austin, Texas Out Of The Blues is fine testament of both the artist, Robyn Ludwick and himself. For it is strong in every department and with Ludwick possessing similar all round traits, vocally and otherwise to Lucinda Williams, Kelly Wills and there are also hints of Mary Gauthier to her music Ludwick strikes a mighty blow. As blues, country and blues…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 19, 2011 at 23:25 — No Comments

Danny Schmidt: Man Of Many Moons

 www.dannyschmidt.com

         So, straight after Carrie Elkin's lovely new album, here comes her partner, Danny Schmidt, with his own new release on Red House Records. Danny is very much a folk singer-songwriter in the James Taylor tradition and this comes over more clearly than ever with Man Of Many Moons which has a…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on February 19, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments

PETER OSTROUSHKO —WHEN THE LAST MORNING GLORY BLOOMS (Red House)

 

www.redhouserecords.com

What a beautiful and peaceful piece of music from the Ukrainian-born and American raised mandolin and fiddle instrumentalist, Peter Ostroushko a man who is truly of all seasons so broad are his musical influences. With a foot in folk, bluegrass, blues, country, jazz and his latest addition, classical Ostroushko could if he weren’t the man he is spread himself thin.

A master and fervent fan…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 19, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments

Carrie Elkin: Call It My Garden

 

www.carrieelkin.com

There's been a lot of good new music in 2011 already, but I think Carrie Elkin's new one is my album of the year so far. Her first release for Red House Records, there is something very special in the fact that Call It My Garden is all but formally a twin release with Danny Schmidt's Man Of Many Moons. Danny Schmidt is Carrie Elkin's partner and…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on February 18, 2011 at 17:30 — No Comments

HEATHER MYLES —LIVE IN LONDON AND TEXAS (Floating World)

www.myspace.com/floatingworld.music 

West coast gal, Heather Myles has long championed the values of traditional country music, especially the west coast Bakersfield sound through her work. Like a breath of fresh air she came on to the scene in 1992 and remained so for over ten years, but sadly her career and music has since become stale. It is as if after playing the music, influenced by Merle Haggard, Buck…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 17, 2011 at 22:00 — No Comments

Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck: Bottom Of The Sky

 

http://music.bowthayer.com

As a fuzzy guitar riff spins you into the opening song, there's something about the raucous energy and apocalyptic tone that sounds very familiar; it took me a while but Bow Thayer has…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on February 17, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments

TOM T HALL —50 GREATEST HITS (Humphead)

www.humpheadcountry.com 

Yes, a bumper 50 hit songs spread over two cds. What amazing value this album is, as most all collections on Humphead are. As country music’s famed Storyteller’s music from the most prolific period in his recording career is jammed tighter than sardines in a can.

Starting with his 1967 hit ‘I Washed My Face In The Morning Dew’ right on through the…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 16, 2011 at 22:30 — No Comments

ABIGAIL WASHBURN —CITY OF RUFUGE (Foreign Children Records / Rounder)

www.abigailwashburn.com

www.rounder.com

On first listen I had my reservation about City Of Refuge; and not unlike her last album (Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet) I was about to make too hasty a judgement of the music of innovative banjo playing singer-songwriter Abigail Washburn. Now that would have been to my great loss. Reason being her music grows on you and it…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 15, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments

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December 2018
1
Malford Milligan
75 pts.
Life Will Humble You
Royal Family Records
JF,FB
2
JD McPherson
61 pts.
Socks
New West Records
CVL,DHO,MVP,MB
3
Rosanne Cash
50 pts.
She Remembers Everything
Blue Note Records
WR,BP,JSM,HB
4
Ad Vanderveen
45 pts.
I Was Hank William
Blue Rose Records
TK,LM,BM,JB
5
John Hiatt
44 pts.
The Eclipse Sessions
New West
FC
6
The Yearlings
41 pts.
Skywriting
Lonely Sounds Records
EZ
7
Tip Jar
40 pts.
Onward
Independent
FS
8
Nathan Bell
39 pts.
Loves Bones & Stars
Angry Stick Recording Co.
RB,SZ,PG
9
The Brother Brothers
38 pts.
Some People I Know
Compass Records
BK
10
Richard Dobson
30 pts.
I Hear Singing
Brambus Records
JS,NC
11
Steve Forbert
29 pts.
The Magic Tree
Blue Rose Music
PR
12
J.P. Harris
28 pts.
Sometimes Dogs Bark At Nothing
Free Dirt Records
TJ
13
The Bottle Rockets
24 pts.
Bit Logic
Bloodshot Records
GS,PKO
14
Rodney Crowell
23 pts.
Christmas Everywhere
New West
 
15
Christian Kjellvander
22 pts.
Wild Hxmans
Tapete
 
16
Erin Costelo
21 pts.
Sweet Marie
Compass Records
PJ
17
Colter Wall
20 pts.
Songs of the Plains
Young Mary's Record
 
18
The Hillbenders
19 pts.
The Hillbenders
Compass Records
FH
19
Eric Bibb
18 pts.
Global Griot
Stony Plain
 
 
Karine Polwart
18 pts.
Laws of Motion
Hudson Records
HH,KG
21
Carson McHone
17 pts.
Carousel
Nine Mile Records
 
 
Malcolm Holcombe
17 pts.
Come Hell Or High Water
Gypsy Eyes Music
MF
23
Ben Bedford
16 pts.
The Hermit's Spyglass
Cavalier Recordings
SP
 
Craig Moreau
16 pts.
A Different Kind Of Train
Independent
MP
 
David Olney
16 pts.
This Side Or The Other
Black Hen Music

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