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March 2015 Blog Posts (36)

Health & Happiness Hour April 1st 2015 (Featured artist Vincent McCallum)

Health & Happiness Hour Health & Happiness Hour April 1st 2015 (Featured artist Vincent McCallum)…


Added by The Medicine Show on March 31, 2015 at 19:00 — No Comments

Melissa Greener Ireland UK and Continental dates start April.

Greener grew up in Detroit with an alluring cacophony of Mo-town, standard torch ballads, and 1960’s Laurel Canyon records.  She also savoured the irreverent lyrical stylings of modernist poets whose books she stole from the junior high school library.  Years of living in Austin left a distinct Texas-roots feel to much of her current work.  So much…


Added by Editorial on March 31, 2015 at 15:07 — No Comments

Ep239 Sam Lewis does that country Lee Dorsey thing

On Americana Music Show #239, Sam Lewis plays tracks from Waiting On You and talks about singing like Lee Dorsey, opening for Haggard and his “hotel sessions.”

Also on this episode new badass rock ‘n roll from Ray Wylie Hubbard, a new country shuffle from Sarah Gayle Meech, old-time music from…


Added by Calvin Powers on March 31, 2015 at 6:30 — No Comments




What can I say? Fifty top tracks from the late Roger Miller spread over two cds; life doesn’t get much better than…


Added by Maurice Hope on March 29, 2015 at 16:50 — No Comments



Twenty acts, twenty songs of people that either played at this year’s C2C Country To Country or during the last three years, and with a wonderful array of talent is on show. One that ranges from older, established acts of Vince Gill, Martina McBride and Lee Ann…


Added by Maurice Hope on March 29, 2015 at 7:54 — No Comments


Memphis ensemble, the Memphis Dawls (Holly Cole, vocals, guitar: Jane Misener, cello, tambourine: Krista Wroten-Combest, vocals, violin, keys, mandolin) perform music of an…


Added by Maurice Hope on March 29, 2015 at 7:38 — No Comments

Sean & Zander will tour the UK in May & June with very special guest Derwood Andrews

Sean & Zander will tour the UK in May & June with very special guest Derwood Andrews.

Based on the resumes of vocalist Sean Wheeler (Throw Rag) and multi-instrumentalist Zander Schloss (Circle Jerks, the Weirdos, Joe Strummer), you’d expect a rambunctious sound emanating from the…


Added by Editorial on March 27, 2015 at 19:20 — No Comments

Tia McGraff “CRAZY BEAUTIFUL” UK tour and Highland Homecoming. 2015 Spring

Bandana Records is thrilled to announce the release of the 2015 album from Tia McGraff  “Crazy Beautiful” scheduled release date April 2nd 2015 , one week prior commencing the Spring UK Tour.

On the tour Tia is visiting and playing in her ancestral Highland home of Nairn (this writers ancestral and current home town) FSR and Medicine Music will be presentinga live video cast and interview…


Added by Editorial on March 27, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Ep238 Ryan Bingham tattoos his soul

On Americana Music Show #238, Ryan Bingham plays tracks from Fear And Saturday Night and talks about playing the dive bars, finding success, and how he met his wife.  

This week I’ve got a cut from that posthumous Pops Staples album man it will take you back to the 60’s. I got a…


Added by Calvin Powers on March 24, 2015 at 6:30 — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie Show #290

FTB Show #290 features The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band new album called So Delicious Also new music from Robert Earl Keen, Gretchen…


Added by Bill Frater on March 23, 2015 at 18:30 — No Comments

Vincent McCallum (Special guest Les Cowley​) Scottish and Belgium Dates

VINCENT McCALLUM: International artist, musician, singer, songwriter, performer was born in England with Scottish roots and brought up in Portugal. 

LES COWLEY: film soundscape…


Added by Editorial on March 22, 2015 at 18:30 — No Comments




Texas-based, guitarist Eric Hisaw is not only a fine sideman, but worthwhile act in his own right. Hard-working Hisaw’s vocals contain on “Take Care Of Yourself” hints of Doug Sahm, and maybe… just maybe a little of the rhythm from one of the Eagles’ hits.…


Added by Maurice Hope on March 22, 2015 at 9:42 — No Comments



Singer-songwriter, and bass player with The Memphis Drawls (and before that, sideman for Alvin Youngblood Hart, Cory Branan etc), Mark Edgar Stuart writes good songs; his style edges towards fellow singer-songwriters John Prine, Steve Goodman and Blaze…


Added by Maurice Hope on March 22, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

VICTOR & PENNY And Their loose Change Orchestra (Live At The Living Room Theatre) —Self-Released 

Victor and Penny (Jeff Frelin; guitar, vocals and Erin McGrane; ukulele, vocals) plus Rick Willoughby (upright bass) and James Isaac (clarinet, soprano saxophone) produce a vintage form of 1930s jazz, cum pop fuelled with innovative flair, and no little amount of…


Added by Maurice Hope on March 21, 2015 at 12:32 — No Comments


Danny & The Champions Of The World announce the release of their fifth studio album, What Kind Of Love, via Loose Recordings, on 1st June 2015. Led by Danny Wilson (Grand Drive), Danny & The Champions Of The World spent much of last year on the road (one such night was captured on 2014’s justly acclaimed Live Champs!), touring across the globe. Following the end of…


Added by Editorial on March 20, 2015 at 15:40 — No Comments

Cale Tyson Clubhouse Records release and April tour

Clubhouse Records announce the release of ‘Introducing Cale Tyson’ a thirteen track album featuring the rising country star’s first two EPs, ‘High On Lonesome’ and ‘Cheaters Wine’ on April 5th.

Cale Tyson is a singer and songwriter from Nashville, TN. Born in a small town in Texas, he was raised in Fort Worth, the home of Townes Van Zandt and the place where he first heard the…


Added by Editorial on March 20, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

Don Gallardo spring tour

Nashville-based Americana/Folk singer-songwriter, Don Gallardo, hails from a small town in Northern California and spent years cultivating his career on the west coast before relocating to Nashville, Tennessee in 2007. He has called Nashville home for 8 years and does not see himself…


Added by Editorial on March 18, 2015 at 21:24 — No Comments

Rhiannon Giddens on tour in Europe.

Rhiannon Giddens and the band are heading out on tour! They'll be bringing the music of her debut solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, to Europe. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 20.…


Added by Editorial on March 18, 2015 at 20:30 — No Comments

Health & Happiness Hour March 18 2015 (Featured artist John Coletta)

Health & Happiness Hour March 18 2015  (Featured artist John Coletta)…


Added by The Medicine Show on March 17, 2015 at 22:30 — 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
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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
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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
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LONG RYDERS / Psychedelic Country Soul / Cherry Red Records *JS
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LULA WILES / What Will We Do / Smithsonian Folkways
21 -- 18
YOUNG VALLEY / Young Valley / Dial Back Sound *DHo, *CvL
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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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