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April 2010 Blog Posts (42)

Jon Garcia. The Lake

Diving into this lake is an exhilarating experience. There are deep waters and strange currents that pull the listener under the surface, almost drowning but certainly enveloped in an almost dream like aquamarine state of mind (if such a thing exists). This is baroque pop with horns, woodwind and strings decorating a very strong set of songs that are melodic in the extreme as Garcia’s handsome vocals dominate proceedings.

Garcia is a 27 year old musician and filmmaker who moved from Austin… Continue

Added by Paul K on April 29, 2010 at 23:38 — 1 Comment

Freight Train Boogie podcast #68

WILLIE NELSON's new CD produced by T BONE BURNETT is featured on podcast #68. It's called Country Music and it's one of the best albums he's ever done, and he's done a lot! Also new music from JASON & THE SCORCHERS, JENNY WHITELEY and MARS ARIZONA. The full playlist is posted below. Check the artist's websites and order their CD's or downloads and tell 'em you heard the songs on the FTB podcast.… Continue

Added by Bill Frater on April 29, 2010 at 23:12 — No Comments

New Friends - The Kilborn Alley Blues Band





So tonight, I was thinking about how to write today's post about a new group (to me) The Kilborn Alley Blues Band and the album that I listened to first this Blues Wednesday Better Off Now and I thought, what do I like in a blues band. Well, you need a good strong guitar see Stevie Ray, Corey… Continue

Added by Ed Karn on April 29, 2010 at 3:38 — No Comments

new Bob Paterson Show on Americana-UK online!

Good Morning you groovers,



Good news. My new show is online Americana UK.



The playlist for my current show is shown below. In it I introduce a new names Count to Fire and K.C. McKanzie and play new songs by This Boy Wonders and The Wynntown Marshals. Listen to it by following the link below. Shows will be weekly from now on as I have developed a new (faster) way of putting the shows online.…



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Added by Bob Paterson on April 27, 2010 at 9:25 — No Comments

New Monsoon - Live at Hopmonk Tavern





Ok, so a while back I discovered that I liked Jam Bands! I had always shied away from that music because I never really liked Phish (actually didn't listen a lot - they started in 1983 and they mostly played during my lost years of music) and wasn't that big on the Dead. But one day I found the JamOn station on XM Radio and found I liked what I was listening to. I tend to like the blues based bands like Gov't Mule, Hill Country Revue and the North Mississippi All Stars.… Continue

Added by Ed Karn on April 26, 2010 at 5:10 — 1 Comment

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit (Album of the same name)

www.jasonisbell.comI've had this album kicking around a few weeks now, and it just keeps finding its way back on to the player. It was actually released in 2009, so I'm behind the times on this one, but they're playing in Kilkenny next weekend and if I could be there I would.



Jason Isbell was in the Drive-by Truckers for some years, and you can hear that in the sound of this new… Continue

Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on April 25, 2010 at 18:30 — No Comments

Matt Keating UK TOUR and NEW ALBUM



Matt Keating



After consistently putting out critically acclaimed records throughout the 1990's on the Alias label (Archers of Loaf, Yo La Tengo, American Music Club), and the 2003 Tiltawhirl on POPTONES, the label from Alan McGee, Keating joings the current resurgence of American singer/songwriters with his latest work, Between Customers set for release on Red Parlor Records in Europe and UK May 3rd.



BETWEEN CUSTOMERS is… Continue

Added by Editorial on April 25, 2010 at 15:30 — No Comments

Eric Bibb - Booker's Guitar



Ok so, Eric Bibb is another of those artists who music I don't have in my library simply because, say it with me now! there's too much music - too little time! Generally. I don't listen to a lot of acoustic blues no Keb' Mo' or Reverend Gary Davis in my library, there is however, Mississippi John Hurt, Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry and one of my favorite Bill Morrissey album's is Songs of… Continue

Added by Ed Karn on April 24, 2010 at 4:51 — No Comments

Kingsley Flood "Dust Windows"



I'm trying to nail why I like this album, on first listen I didn't "get it", but was intrigued enough to go for round two immediately, then three and four, it's kind of addictive - the way it jumps around mixing up the styles maybe, the sharp sometimes off-kilter lyrics perhaps, whatever it is this Boston five-piece have produced a cracker of a début,… Continue

Added by simon2307 on April 24, 2010 at 1:06 — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie podcast #67

The new CD by AJ DOWNING AND THE BUICK6 is featured on podcast #67. Also new music from JENNI ARNAU, SEASICK STEVE and TRAMPLED BY TURTLES. The full playlist is posted below. Check the artist's websites and order their CD's or downloads and tell 'em you heard the songs on the FTB podcast. Please email… Continue

Added by Bill Frater on April 23, 2010 at 21:31 — No Comments

WILLIE NELSON —COUNTRY MUSIC (Rounder)

www.rounder.com

Though a huge fan of Willie Nelson I don’t necessarily like all that he does. He can way too eclectic even for my taste but this time he has come up trumps —big time. So hot is this album I rate it as Willie’s best straight country album since the 1970s and counting.



He delves back in time and pulling out such old chestnuts as ‘Man With The Blues’, Ernest Tubb ‘Seaman’s Blues’ and… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on April 23, 2010 at 16:00 — No Comments

MARK ERELLI - JEFFREY FOUCAULT —SEVEN CURSES (Continental Song City)

www.jeffreyfoucault.com www.markerelli.com

What a worthwhile and inspired concept album this is, and has them get off to a flyer as Foucault fresh from last year’s John Prine tribute records slots into the wonderful ‘Philadelphia Lawyer’ like he has been singing it all his life. He could well have been for all I know; as the standard for both acts to aim (and… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on April 23, 2010 at 11:30 — No Comments

volcano watch YES! KILKENNY FESTIVAL IS GOING AHEAD!



In answer to the thousands of phone calls at the festival office and the general concerns for over seas tours in general, we hear today at least, Kilkenny Festival report no cancelations.



All acts expect to make it to Kilkenny, they have had no cancellations so far. Some are already in Europe and, unless there is a deterioration in flying conditions, they expect everyone to make it to Kilkenny on time.



Watch this… Continue

Added by The Medicine Show on April 20, 2010 at 13:30 — No Comments

Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack on their acoustic Daddy UK Tour this May



Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack on their acoustic Daddy UK Tour this May in The UK.



Will Kimbrough teamed up with Tommy Womack, John Deaderick, Dave Jacques and Paul Griffith in 2005 to recreate their five piece band Daddy. They recorded a live album in Frankfort, Kentucky Daddy at the Women’s Club. They then went on to release an album… Continue

Added by The Medicine Show on April 19, 2010 at 15:00 — No Comments

new Bob Paterson Show on Americana-UK online!

Good Morning you groovers,



Good news. My new show is online Americana UK.



The playlist for my current show is shown below. In it I introduce a new names Viper Central and Mark Bates and play new songs by Elizabeth Cook, Liz Tormes and The John Henrys. Listen to it by following the link below. Shows will be weekly from now on as I have developed a new (faster) way of putting the shows online.…



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Added by Bob Paterson on April 19, 2010 at 11:59 — No Comments

Viper Central: The Devil Sure Is Hard To Please

http://www.vipercentral.ca/

Well, I hadn't been listening to bluegrass/Appalachian music much recently but then, in the course of a few weeks, along come two albums to really freshen the appetite. First there was the Carolina Chocolate Drops and now there's Vancouver's Viper Central. Silly name, I know, but I believe they claim they were drunk at the time.



Anyway,… Continue

Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on April 18, 2010 at 20:00 — No Comments

Viper Central Euro Tour and on the Road with The Medicine Show

Viper Central European Tour



Viper Central are hot new-time old-timey Canadian combo, who are no starngers to the festival scene on continetal Europe, they are returning to Switzerland, Italy and The Netherlands. This time touring The UK for the first time.



On The Road With The Medicine Show

Ullpool Loch Broom FM… Continue

Added by The Medicine Show on April 18, 2010 at 13:00 — No Comments

Thanks from Mike McLeod and Chelsea Kendrick

Wow, thanks for featuring our song Betcha Didn't Know. this is our first piece that might be properly considered in the Americana genre. but for some reason, our writing is heading more in that direction. lots more to come.

please let us know what you think! and not to drag you off the FSR site, but to read the liner notes and credits and to dowload, visit our BandCamp site:

http://mikemcleod.bandcamp.com/

Added by Mike McLeod on April 17, 2010 at 20:20 — No Comments

Texas Tornados: Esta Bueno!

http://thetexastornados.com/

Short history lesson for those, like me, who know nada of the Tornados. Founded in the 1990s as a Tex-Mex supergroup, the Tornados were renowned for cheerfully mixing up rock'nroll with Mexican styles, singing in Spanglish ( i.e. sometimes both languages in the same song, sometimes not quite either) and having a barrel of fun along the way. The star names… Continue

Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on April 17, 2010 at 18:00 — No Comments

JOE ELY —DOWN ON THE DRAG / LIVE SHOTS (BGO Records)

www.bgo-records.com

Another two-offer from BGO featuring the music of Texan Joe Ely from his days with MCA and that feature a number of songs from fellow Flatlander Butch Hancock to go with a healthy portion of his own.

Down On The Drag and Live Shots were recorded in 1979 and 1980, respectively, and demonstrate a more rocky side of Ely’s music. Feature his road band in both cases (Lloyd… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on April 16, 2010 at 15:30 — 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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