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February 2014 Blog Posts (56)

Freight Train Boogie Show #246 featuring features the music from "Hangtown Dancehall" by Eric Brace & Karl Straup

FTB Show #246 features the music from a California Gold Rush story written by Eric Brace & Karl Straup called Hangtown Dancehall. The album also features Kelly Willis, Tim O'Brien, Mike Auldridge,…

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Added by Bill Frater on February 28, 2014 at 23:48 — No Comments

THE RED DIRT SKINNERS Sinking The Mary Rose CD review

THE RED DIRT SKINNERS

Sinking The Mary Rose

(Self-released) Three albums to the good, one under…

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Added by David James Innes on February 28, 2014 at 10:28 — No Comments

Touring with Tish Hinojosa - dates just added in Wales!

True to my goal of adding at least one new country per tour - this time we cross the border into Wales!  I've been there once - just crossing through by train on the way to catch the ferry to Dublin, back in 2009.  This time we're going to stay a few days for three shows at very lovely venues.  Here's the updated schedule:

Monday, March 24thCoffee Gallery Backstage, Altadena, CA (Tish/Anny)

Sunday, March 30th –…

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Added by Anny Celsi on February 28, 2014 at 2:39 — No Comments

DON WILLIAMS —YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND * HARMONY * COUNTRY BOY (BGO Records) 2CDs

 

 

http://www.bgo-records.com

 

Three classic Don Williams albums on two cds, how is that for value for money! Former carpenter and member of the folk trio, The Pozo Seco Singers, Williams was…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 27, 2014 at 7:35 — No Comments

DAMIEN DEMPSEY —IT’S ALL GOOD THE BEST OF DAMIEN DEMPSEY (Clear / IRL Records) 2CDs

 

www.damiendempsey.com

 

From North Dublin, singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey is from a working class background, who earned his dues in today’s world of hard knocks and survived. Dempsey’s big break came (as said in his liner notes) one…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 27, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

KIM SIMMONDS AND SAVOY BROWN Goin’ To The Delta CD review

KIM SIMMONDS AND SAVOY BROWN

Goin’ To The Delta

(RUF RECORDS)

I have long held the opinion that every conurbation of any significant size needs its own blues band almost as much as it needs a community centre,…

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Added by David James Innes on February 26, 2014 at 16:01 — No Comments

The 17th Kilkenny Rhythm and Roots festival

The 17th Smithwick’sKilkenny Rhythm and Roots festival will take place in various venues throughout Kilkenny over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Tickets available online from www.kilkennyroots.com and from Rollercoaster Records, Kilkenny, Tel +353567763669.…


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Added by Editorial on February 24, 2014 at 17:06 — No Comments

Dave Arcari. The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen. 22 February 2014

Dave Arcari’s personal manifesto was revealed to us in stages.

 

He doesn’t regard himself as a blues artist, despite Classic Rock magazine labelling him thus and their licensing an Arcari track for a blues CD.

 

Although the BBC invited him to record a Johnny Cash song – he…

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Added by David James Innes on February 24, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

W B Givens: Locomotion

http://wbgivens.com/epk

            I really like this debut album from Mississippi native W B Givens. Relocated to Nashville and having absorbed all the various strands that the broad church of American Country music has to offer, W B brings us a splendidly fresh synthesis of mountain,…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 — No Comments

Kristina Murray on Americana Music Show #180

On episode 180 of the Americana Music Show, Kristina Murray talks about the Allman brothers influence on her music, the "Eddie Vetter" line in her album and the importance of not compromising. She also sets up and plays three…

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Added by Calvin Powers on February 24, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

The Black Feathers: Strangers We Meet

http://theblackfeathers.com/

 

The Black Feathers could well be Britain’s answer to Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings - or possibly to The Indigo Girls, echoes of whom come strongly through at times. This hugely impressive five song debut sees them stepping confidently in their own direction with an evocative melding of British and…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on February 23, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

HENRY PRIESTMAN —THE LAST MAD SURGE OF YOUTH (Proper Records)

 

www.henrypriestman.com

 

www.propermusic.com

 

Yorkshire-born, singer-songwriter, rock, folk musician and recording act, former member of The Christians, Henry…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 23, 2014 at 7:47 — No Comments

The David Latto Band play Phil Lee (CaledoniaVille single download preview)

Welcome to CaledoniaVille, our showcase of Scoticana  & FSR fund raising album. Download 3 tracks now with every order, (CD release due for March)

Including preview download singe  The David Latto Bands cover of Phil…

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Added by CaledoniaVille on February 22, 2014 at 18:00 — No Comments

Albert Castiglia. Solid Ground CD review

www.albertcastiglia.net

A new name to many, no doubt, Albert Castiglia has been quietly amassing a reputation as a bluesman among the cognoscenti. Spells backing Junior Wells and Sandra Hall are…

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Added by David James Innes on February 22, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Laurence Jones - Temptation (Ruf Records) CD review

www.laurencejonesmusic.com

Snapped up by German and pan-European blues label Ruf for his second release, Laurence Jones has taken significant strides since his 2012 debut Thunder In The Sky. So well-received was that…

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Added by David James Innes on February 22, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie Show #245 featuring new music from Amy Ray, Wylie & the Wild West, Robert Ellis, Buz Cason & more

FTB Show #245 features the first country album by Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) called Goodnight Tender. Also new music from Buzz Cason, Amy Black and Robert Ellis. Here's the iTunes link to subscribe to…

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Added by Bill Frater on February 22, 2014 at 0:00 — No Comments

SHEL SILVERSTEIN —FREAKIN’ AT THE FREAKERS BALL (BGO Records)

 

www.bgo-records.com

 

What a wacky, off-the-wall re-release is this! Shel Silverstein (1930-1999) won praise, acclaim and I would think no little financial gain from his songwriting (Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show and…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 21, 2014 at 18:00 — No Comments

Anny Celsi & Tish Hinojosa - Updated Tour Schedule

There are a couple of changes/additions our tour schedule - take note below.  Be sure to check my 'events' listing for any future changes.  Cheers, Anny

Sunday, March 30thThe Green Note, London UK (with Tish Hinojosa)

Monday, March 31st – The Grey’s, Brighton, UK

Tuesday, April 1st –…

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Added by Anny Celsi on February 20, 2014 at 0:29 — No Comments

Amelia White: Old Postcard

http://ameliawhite.com/

         Amelia White has been around on the Americana scene for quite a while and having been East-Nashville based in the last few years, you can be sure she hangs out with all the people…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on February 19, 2014 at 21:29 — No Comments

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May 2018

1
John Prine
67 pts.
The Tree of Forgiveness
Oh Boy Records
JJC,MB,SP,RM
2
Levi Parham
58 pts.
It's All Good
Continental Records
CRS,JB,TK
3
Jeb Barry and the Pawn Shop Saints
55 pts.
Texas, etc...
DollyRocker
HDB,CVL,DHO
4
Michael McDermott
54 pts.
Out From Under
Continental Song City
JDO,LK,BK
5
Sam Morrow
48 pts.
Concrete and Mud
Forty Below Records
MA,JBO,HB
6
Caleb Caudle
39 pts.
Crushed Coins
Cornelius Chapel Records
 
7
Western Centuries
36 pts.
Songs From The Deluge
Free Dirt Records
MF
8
Carter Sampson
34 pts.
Lucky
Continental Song City
 
9
Charley Crockett
30 pts.
Lonesome as a Shadow
Son of Davy/30 Tigers
 
10
Courtney Marie Andrews
28 pts.
May Your Kindness Remain
Loose Music
JV
11
Ed Romanoff
27 pts.
The Orphan King
Pinerock Records
 
 
Joan Baez
27 pts.
Whistle Down The Wind
Proper Records
HD
 
Pharis and Jason Romero
27 pts.
Sweet Old Religion
Lula Records
SZ,LM
14
Gretchen Peters
24 pts.
Dancing With The Beast
Proper Records
KG
 
Old Crow Medicine Show
24 pts.
Volunteer
Columbia Records
GF
 
Will Stewart
24 pts.
County Seat
Cornelius Chapel Records
 
17
Ben Reel
22 pts.
Land Of Escape
B REEL Records
GC,FC
 
Birds Of Chicago
22 pts.
Love In Wartime
Signature Sounds
 
 
Emily Herring
22 pts.
Gliding
Eight 30 Records
RST,RH
20
Jenny van West
21 pts.
Happiness To Burn
Independent
PJ,FS,JJ
 
Mary Gauthier
21 pts.
Rifles And Rosary Beads
In the Black Records
 
22
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
20 pts.
Years
Bloodshot Records
FCE
23
David Starr
19 pts.
South And East
Independent
HM
24
Cold Tone Harvest
18 pts.
After You
Independent
 
25
Grant Peeples
17 pts.
Settling Scores vol. 2
Continental

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