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February 2013 Blog Posts (56)

Martin Harley -- Mojo Fix (60/20 Records)


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…


Added by David Blue on February 28, 2013 at 20:32 — No Comments

Anaïs Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer, The Blind Tiger Club, Brighton. February 26th 3013

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…


Added by Jela Webb on February 27, 2013 at 22:33 — No Comments

Dan Bern (with Common Rotation) : Drifter

         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…


Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on February 26, 2013 at 22:25 — No Comments

'Spotlight' with Gavin 'Jeebo' Brady

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 …


Added by Gavin 'Jeebo' Brady on February 26, 2013 at 19:00 — No Comments

The Rockingbirds - The Return of the Rockingbirds

The Rockingbirds                          

The Return of the Rockingbirds

Loose Records…


Added by Alan Harrison on February 25, 2013 at 20:22 — No Comments

Ep#128 Jon Shain

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,…


Added by Calvin Powers on February 25, 2013 at 6:30 — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie podcast #200 featuring Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, Roger Knox, Holly Williams, Overmountain Men & more

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!


Show #200



Added by Bill Frater on February 24, 2013 at 22:00 — No Comments

Richard Thompson, The Dome, Brighton. February 22nd 2013

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…


Added by Jela Webb on February 24, 2013 at 15:07 — No Comments

Kontiki Suite, James Allan & Co. + Meghann Clancy at the Head of Steam Newcastle

Kontiki Suite and Guests                                     

The Head of Steam, Newcastle, England

22 Feb 2013

       If you are reading this review I can only presume we are like minded folk and really, really love music and…


Added by Alan Harrison on February 24, 2013 at 14:57 — No Comments

JOE TILSTON —EMBERS (Fellside Recordings)

After spending years on the punk scene as bassist in the band Random Hand, Joe Tilston son of folk…


Added by Maurice Hope on February 22, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments

Alan Turner -- When One Door Closes Another One Opens



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…


Added by David Blue on February 21, 2013 at 22:09 — No Comments

Rob goes to Folk Alliance (I still wasn't prepared for that)

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…


Added by The Medicine Show on February 21, 2013 at 15:00 — 3 Comments

Dave Harding (Richmond Fontaine) at Fuel Bar, Manchester

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

Phil Lee: The Fall & Further Decline of The Mighty King of Love

      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…


Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on February 19, 2013 at 21:30 — No Comments

Erja Lyytinen – Forbidden Fruit (RUF Records).

 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…


Added by David Blue on February 19, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments

Rob goes to Folk Alliance (The Scots are coming)

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…


Added by The Medicine Show on February 19, 2013 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

Rob goes to Folk Alliance (and so it begins)

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…


Added by The Medicine Show on February 18, 2013 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Ep#127 Amanda Cevallos

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…


Added by Calvin Powers on February 18, 2013 at 6:30 — No Comments


Canadian Terri Clark has been making music, good country music for almost twenty years, her music as ever possesses great vitality on…


Added by Maurice Hope on February 17, 2013 at 19:30 — 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
17 12 23
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
-- 16
MICHAEL McDERMOTT / Orphans / Pauper Sky *JDoel *

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