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February 2012 Blog Posts (63)


Gothic blues…, hmm. Don’t be put off by the title and picture displayed on the rear of the cd depicting Ledfoot (aka Tim Scott McConnell) because the music isn’t at all way out. Only he goes…


Added by Maurice Hope on February 29, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments

BREABACH —BANN (Breabach Records)

Scottish traditional act, Breabach after going through some personnel changes last year have in, Bann that in Gaelic means band or bind an album that combines a number of different angles. For not only do we have a collection of jigs, reels and Strathspeys but tunes gathered from Norway by way of the lively dance tune ‘Mogaisean’ and…


Added by Maurice Hope on February 27, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments


Surprise package The Dirty Beggars aren’t from yonder side of the Atlantic but this. Who would have guessed such the quality of the songs ‘Nashville Wave Goodbye’, bluegrass romp ‘Too Tired (To Work That Farm Today)’ and…


Added by Maurice Hope on February 26, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

TPR#76 Brandon Sampson of Six Mile Grove and Bob Wootton - Interview and Music

On episode 76 of the Taproot Music Show, Brandon Sampson from Six Mile Grove and Bob Wootton tell the story of how they met and…


Added by Calvin Powers on February 26, 2012 at 13:00 — 2 Comments



Now here is an interesting project! Though it does have a little experimental fare the innovative flair such is the slick pickin’ you can’t help but be driven by the work of Skip. The one-time member of The Byrds, 1969-1973 has Roland White, Al Perkins, Chris Ethridge, Byron Berline, Alan Munde, Bob Beeman, Mike Bowden and Herb Pedersen aid his lead vocals and piano. Originally, scheduled for…


Added by Maurice Hope on February 26, 2012 at 8:28 — No Comments


Belfast-born singer-songwriter Bap Kennedy is an artist for whom I have had a soft spot ever since I heard him front roots rock band, Energy Orchard, and then when he went solo it was like manna from heaven to my ears. This was in 1998 when with the help of his friend, Steve Earle he debut with Nashville recorded, Domestic Blues. Featuring…


Added by Maurice Hope on February 25, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

Miss Quincy: Like The Devil Does and Euro Dates

Canadian sassy lassie Miss Quincy is back with a second album, follow up to Your Mama Don’t Like Me, a fusion of various forms of roots music that for many evoked the raw excitement of the frontier saloon. Well, she’s got the voice, that’s for sure, as she powers her way through a new set of self-written songs that plunder…


Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on February 25, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

FTB Show #153 with Martin Zeller, Otis Gibbs, David Rodriguez & Susan Greenbaum

FTB podcast #153 features the new album by MARTIN ZELLAR called Roosters Crow. Also new music from OTIS GIBBS, DAVID RODRIGUEZ & SUSAN GREENBAUM. Here's the iTunes link to…


Added by Bill Frater on February 25, 2012 at 0:29 — No Comments

Mairi Orr. The Gathering Crows

In the dying days of Celtic Connections we heard that good friends of Blabber’n’Smoke, Old Dollar Bill were venturing west to support Mairi Orr at an Open Stage gig. The Open stage is a free daily show featuring several artists who have the opportunity to play to a very appreciative audience. It’s one of Celtic Connections’ finer aspects and was inspired by the late and…


Added by Paul K on February 23, 2012 at 1:20 — No Comments

The Medicine Show Health and Happiness Hour and Concert Special for Feb 22

I'm delighted to be able to make the Medicine Show available as a podcast for our FSR friends again this week!…

Added by The Medicine Show on February 22, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

Jeb Loy Nichols releases The Jeb Loy Nichols Special, his ninth solo album

Jeb Loy Nichols releases The Jeb Loy Nichols Special, his ninth solo album through a new label - City Country City / Decca Records. It is the quietly prolific musician's first release via a major label since 1997. For just over a decade, the American country soul musician has been living…


Added by Editorial on February 22, 2012 at 17:10 — No Comments


Here we have a first for me of hearing the work of New York singer-songwriter Pete Sinjin. A man of no little talent his songs are well-written and on or two quite wordy and for that one reason alone comparisons to fellow recording act, Tom Pacheco are…


Added by Maurice Hope on February 22, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments


Produced by himself and the genial producer and guitarist, David Goodrich here is yet another fascinating collection of work from Americana singer-songwriter guitarist Jeffrey Foucault. Though the material is down as a co-effort with Boston, Massachusetts published poet, Lisa…


Added by Maurice Hope on February 22, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments

The Dallas Duo The O's - New album Scotland England Ireland , we ask the questions!

The O's are 

Taylor Young - Vocals, Guitar, Bass Drum, Vibes…


Added by The Medicine Show on February 21, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

The Deep Dark Woods, Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, Brighton. February 19th 2012

‘This is unexpected’ said Ryan Boldt as the Deep Dark Woods took Brighton by storm on the second date of their first UK tour. Playing in a low ceilinged basement room, the Canadian roots collective from Saskatoon seemed genuinely surprised and pleased at the welcome they received. As soon as they completed their first song The Banks of the Leopold Canal the applause and cheers rang out and continued so, in appreciation, after every song of the just shy of one and a half hour…


Added by Jela Webb on February 21, 2012 at 12:02 — No Comments

Rachel Harrington forms all girl band for Knock-out dates across Europe.

Seattle Country Soul Sensation Rachel Harrington has formed a band discribed as  4 Gals - 3 parts Western Fun - 2 parts bourbon - 1 killer band,  touring across Europe…


Added by The Medicine Show on February 20, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

Nava Cross: Self-titled

On Nava Cross’ Myspace site their influences are listed as “The 50s and 60s, the blues, the country, the rock, the roll”. Fair enough, you can hear most of that in their cheerfully blokish take on all those things. They don’t sound quite like anyone else but, nonetheless, are solidly in the tradition of mid-70s…


Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on February 20, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

Victor Camozzi - Roadside Paradise

Victor Camozzi is a Texan songwriter with one well-received album (3 Peso Cigar) behind him and now, a little over three years later, he’s back with a collection of new songs. Recorded in Santa Monica with producer/multi-instrumentalist Matt Downs,…


Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on February 20, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

My Record of the Week: The Far West (Self-titled)      

The Far West are five guys who, separately,  found their way to L.A. and, after various musical adventures, discovered a shared enthusiasm for making a particular kind of country music. Throwing all their favourite ingredients into the mix, they’ve managed to produce something very fine and distinctive for this, their debut album. Harking…


Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on February 19, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments


Starting off to the sound of Kevin Russell’s Memphis soul, New Orleans style lead vocals, aided by accordion, mandolin and driving rhythm the album hits a major strike, immediately. So strong is the opening track ‘I Want It So Bad’, and that statement alone could be attributed to just how good they wanted this album to turn out.…


Added by Maurice Hope on February 19, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

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HAYES CARLL / What It Is / Dualtone *MM, *SZ
2 -- 66
DANNY SCHMIDT / Standard Deviation / Live Once Records *JJ, *HdB,
*TK, *AN, *GS, *MF, *SP
3 2 53
PHIL LEE / The Horse He Rode In On / Palookaville Records *MP,
*PvG, *ME
4 -- 49
MERCY JOHN / Let It Go Easy / Butler *LK, *JD
5 3 45
THE DELINES/ Imperial / El Cortez *FSch
6 4 44
VICKY EMERSON / Steady Heart / Independent
7 -- 42
RYAN BINGHAM / American Love Song / Thirty Tigers *HB
8 6 36
SUZANNE JARVIE / In The Clear / Wolfe Island *CRS
9 24 35
KALYN FAY / Good Company / Horton *JV, *JBo
11 35
MANDOLIN ORANGE / Tides of a Teardrop / Yep Roc Records
11 -- 34
VARIOUS / Songs of Our Native Daughters / Smithsonian Folkways
*FCe, *PJ, *PK
12 8 28
TINY LEGS TIM / Elsewhere Bound / Independent *FB
-- 28
J.S. ONDARA / Tales of America / Verve Records *AL, *WV
14 -- 28
MADELEINE ROGER / Cottonwood / Independent *LM
15 -- 24
KIM LENZ / Slowly Speeding / Blue Star *MvP
-- 24
LILY & MADELEINE / Canterbury Girls / New West *TJ
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LEYLA McCALLA / Capitalist Blues / Jazz Village *DH, *BH
18 -- 22
ETHAN JOHNS with The Black Eyed Dogs, Anamnesis, Three
Crows/Proper *RK, *JB
-- 22
LONG RYDERS / Psychedelic Country Soul / Cherry Red Records *JS
20 5 19
LULA WILES / What Will We Do / Smithsonian Folkways
21 -- 18
YOUNG VALLEY / Young Valley / Dial Back Sound *DHo, *CvL
-- 18
KERRI POWERS / Starseeds / Continental
23 -- 17
THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS / Easy Way / Walkie Talkie *KG
24 -- 16
DALE WATSON / Call Me Lucky / Red House *PR
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MICHAEL McDERMOTT / Orphans / Pauper Sky *JDoel *

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