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March 2014 Blog Posts (46)

The Code: The Code ep

Vincent McCallum, British born and Portugese raised, seems to have been playing and writing music all his life. He’s coming back to Britain for a wee tour in May, so here’s a six track ep from his Portugese band, The Code, to give a taste of what the man and his music are about.

The six songs here…


Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on March 31, 2014 at 22:00 — No Comments

Bronwynne Brent - Stardust. CD review




Recent months…


Added by David James Innes on March 31, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Karen Jonas on Americana Music Show #185

On episode 185 of the Americana Music Show, Karen Jonas plays 3 tracks from Oklahoma Lotter and talks about writing songs about great American stores like Bonnie & Clyde and Grapes of Wrath.

Also on this episode, country rock from…


Added by Calvin Powers on March 31, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

LUCINDA WILLIAMS —LUCINDA WILLIAMS - (Lucinda Williams Music / Thirty Tigers) 2 CDs


I loved this album when it was first released on Rough Trade in 1988 and still do!

On the 25th Anniversary of the release of her career changing album Lucinda…


Added by Maurice Hope on March 30, 2014 at 18:10 — No Comments


When it comes to music legends, Dr. Ralph Stanley figures high on the list, and when narrowed down to…


Added by Maurice Hope on March 30, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments


Carlene Carter has long been someone I hoped would do better as a commercial artist, enjoy a little more luck with her…


Added by Maurice Hope on March 30, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

Leah Abramson, Rayna Gellert and Patrick Metzger. Glenbuchat Hall. 28 March 2014


Glenbuchat Hall, 28 March 2014

It’s all about community at Glenbuchat.

The hubbub of…


Added by David James Innes on March 29, 2014 at 10:26 — No Comments

The International Americana Music Show - Listen to Americana music all made by non-American artists

I present a syndicated radio show in America called The International Americana Music Show - the only radio show to exclusively play Americana music made solely by non-American artists. Each week, after US radio stations have had the opportunity to broadcast that week's show, I up load it to Mixcloud.


Rob Ellen has very kindly agreed to let me post news about, and a link to, each week's show here. Thanks, Rob!


The show (website:…


Added by Michael Park on March 26, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

Eddi Reader: Vagabond

A new album from Eddi Reader, a celebration of song and of singing that is as wide and deep as you might expect from someone with a back catalogue like she has. Recorded in Glasgow just over a year ago and featuring musicians who were in town for Celtic Connections, Vagabond is imbued with a wonderfully relaxed air, the sound of musicians enjoying where the song takes them.

Above all, this is a fantastically eclectic collection of songs: traditional Gaelic, traditional Scots, modern gems… Continue

Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on March 26, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

Turchi on Americana Music Show #184

On episode 184 of the Americana Music Show, Reed Turchi plays three tracks from Can't Bury Your Past and talks about his stolen song title, airplane drunks, and being attacked by 'coons.  

Also on this episode, country rock from Nancarrow,…


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

What does a Haitian literary giant and a Glasgow song writer have in common? Answer Claophonies! Rob Ellen asks some more questions.

Frankétienne is one of the foremost literary figures in the Caribbean, actor playwright, poet, artist and now recording artist, with a career that spans half a century, he has been short listed for the Nobel Prize and is wildly regarded as the renaissance man of his Haitian people.

Mark Mulholland is a…


Added by Editorial on March 24, 2014 at 2:30 — No Comments

Malcolm Holcombe: On Tour in Ireland and the UK April 2014

They say ‘you never forget your first time…’ and I’ll never forget the first time I saw Malcolm Holcombe play live. Brighton’s Latest Music Bar. He sauntered on to the sparsely furnished stage, without any introduction, sat in a chair and from the first note, silenced the audience who had been chatting during the interval, and held our attention for the rest of the evening. ‘Held our attention’ doesn’t really do it justice – he’s a force of nature and he absolutely mesmerised us with his…


Added by Jela Webb on March 23, 2014 at 18:29 — No Comments



Six-time Grammy winner, country r&b man Ronnie Milsap takes a trip down memory lane for his latest record, and though it…


Added by Maurice Hope on March 23, 2014 at 13:22 — No Comments



Recorded live for the Crossroad radio sessions at the Vestzaktheater, Bergen Op Zoom astute guitarist, singer-songwriter Adrian…


Added by Maurice Hope on March 23, 2014 at 13:12 — No Comments



Princes of singing songs of teenage love and more, harmony greats Don and Phil Everly set new standards in the art of sibling harmonies when they burst onto the scene. Fed on a rich stash of material from…


Added by Maurice Hope on March 23, 2014 at 13:03 — No Comments

The Far West on Americana Music Show #183

On episode 183 of the Americana Music Show, Lee Briante from The Far West band plays three tracks from their album Any Day Now and talks about his Bakersfield DNA, and how Waylon brought the band together.

Also on this episode,…


Added by Calvin Powers on March 23, 2014 at 11:20 — No Comments

Emily Smith, Woodend Barn, Banchory. 21 March 2014. Live review.



Woodend Barn, Banchory

21 March 2014

With her new album Echoes  finding critical favour as a follow-up to 2011’s lauded Traiveller’s Joy, the current tour of the UK and Denmark is being marketed as the album launch showcase. The rustic environs…


Added by David James Innes on March 22, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments



Hangtown Dancehall is a tale of the California gold rush. Prompted by a tune written in the 1850s by singer-songwriter John Stone, “Sweet Betsy From Pike” —his observations of the gold rush are broadened by…


Added by Maurice Hope on March 22, 2014 at 8:11 — 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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