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Welcome to the big time, Martin Harley! He mixes things up with the Reggae beat of Rum Shack and acoustic Folk of Cardboard King, the latter rivalling current overlords, Sheerin and Howard. However, it’s when he unleashes Ry Cooder influenced electric slide on Working For The Man, Mean…Continue
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Never let it be said that Anaïs Mitchell is one to rest on her laurels! She followed the release of her folk-rooted debut and sophomore albums with the ambitious folk opera HADESTOWN, she then took on the persona of a YOUNG MAN IN AMERICA and is once again forging a different path, this time with collaborator, Jefferson Hamer, by reinterpreting some of the ballads collected by Sir Francis James Child, in their duet album, CHILD BALLADS.
Tonight’s show was the first in a three-month…Continue
Added by Jela Webb on February 27, 2013 at 22:33 — No Comments
Dan Bern is a forty-something American songwriter, book writer and painter who has been compared to Dylan, Phil Ochs and Bruce Springsteen, amongst others. In some pictures he even looks a little like Springsteen, and he certainly aims to chronicle life from a similar perspective to the one adopted…Continue
Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on February 26, 2013 at 22:25 — No Comments
News, Reviews, Gig Guides and Interviews!
I'll be kicking off my new programme 'Spotlight' with a bang! I'll be reviewing the brand new album from …Continue
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On episode 128 of the Americana Music Shjow, Jon Shain talks about the Piedmont Blues, making slow songs interesting, how Ordinary Cats got electrified, and his ambiguous duet. Plus newgrass from The Brothers Comatose,…Continue
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FTB podcast #200 features the first-ever collaboration album by husband and wife KELLY WILLIS & BRUCE ROBISON called Cheater's Game.
Here's the direct link to listen now!
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Richard Thompson, one of British folk’s national treasures, has recently released an album titled ELECTRIC which has been so well received that many are saying that it is his best one for years! Taking it out on the road, accompanied by Michael Jerome on drums and Taras Prodaniuk on bass, the trio are whipping up a storm and I was privileged to witness them take the stage at Brighton’s Dome and play their hearts out for nigh on two hours.
What can I say about Thompson that hasn’t…Continue
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If you are reading this review I can only presume we are like minded folk and really, really love music and…Continue
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After spending years on the punk scene as bassist in the band Random Hand, Joe Tilston son of folk…Continue
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Former frontman of Lost City Soul, Turner sets out on his own with this 4 track EP. Opening with the Celtic inflected indie rock of Angel and the 80’s throwback Dance Until The Night Falls he gets the listener involved from the beginning. Paris is dance orientated and although there’s not…Continue
Added by David Blue on February 21, 2013 at 22:09 — No Comments
Your intrepid reporter from Folk Alliance finding it hard to report what just happened. I'll just blurt it out. We had a Scots artists and delegates huddle, we have a great stance the room for the show case is perfect and the Embacy Whiskey has arrived, if you can get to the Scottish Show case you will not only…Continue
Dave Harding (Richmond Fontaine) at Fuel Bar, Manchester
Saturday 2nd March 2013, 8pm onwards, at Fuel Cafe Bar, 448 Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester M20 3BW. Admission is free, but we'll be making a collection for Dave's travel expenses.
It gives me great pleasure to announce this gig, featuring Dave Harding, founding member and bassist of Richmond Fontaine, one of the outstanding alt country acts to come out of the States. Richmond…
Added by Andy Callen on February 19, 2013 at 22:00 — No Comments
The Mighty King of Love is back, sounding as much like Dylan’s twisted kid brother as he ever did, and hauling along with him a particularly luminous cast of Nashville’s finest. George Bradfute was at the helm in his Tone Chapparal studio – virtually a hallmark of quality in itself, to…Continue
Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on February 19, 2013 at 21:30 — No Comments
Finnish songstress Lyytinen’s latest album shows a more personal side and the bittersweet Joyful Misery is a fine example. She goes through her emotions in a number of styles, highlighted on the funky Soul, slow Blues and Jazz of Hold On Together. Blues themes permeate the album with the eponymous title…Continue
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This part of down town Toronto, seems to be the British quarter, not only is Folk Alliance in the Delta Chelsea Hotel and main events in The Churchill, Windsor and Mountbatten Suites but next door is the Hope and Anchor and the Duke of Somerset is on the other side of the road, and not crass…Continue
Folk Alliance, I already have the impression that FAI is so mind bogglingly crazy that capturing its essence here every day may well be mind bloggingly difficult, but I intend to try to on these reports, direct from The Delta Chelsea Hotel Toronto. First a big thank you…Continue
On episode 127 of the Americana Music Show, Amanda Cevallos talks to Rick Cornell about singing Tejano music, her Doug Sahm show, playing the Broken Spoke and why she wears a cowboy hat. Plus blues rock from The…Continue
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Canadian Terri Clark has been making music, good country music for almost twenty years, her music as ever possesses great vitality on…Continue
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