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April 2012 Blog Posts (57)

Freight Train Boogie Show #162 with Trampled By Turtles, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jason Eady, NRPS & more

FTB podcast #162 features the new album by TRAMPLED BY TURTLES called Stars And Satellites. Also new music from JASON EADY, GRACE EDELE and RAY WYLIE HUBBARD. Here's the…


Added by Bill Frater on April 30, 2012 at 23:00 — No Comments

Lisa Biales

Lisa Biales is a new name to me, but this Ohio native has been around on the music scene for a while, with several self-released albums to her name. Covering ground that includes jazz, blues, swing and country, this new album was recorded in Georgiaunder the guiding hand of The Georgia Songbird, E G Kight. Lisa plays a mighty fine guitar…


Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on April 29, 2012 at 19:32 — No Comments

Six Mile Grove - Secret Life in a Quiet Town

Welcome back to Six Mile Grove, the Minnesota band that makes a virtue out of staying put in the place they come from. This is the sixth album from these guys – maybe the third that I’ve heard – and I’ve been impressed in the past by the integrity that they exude. They have soulfulness to their work which largely springs from the…


Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on April 29, 2012 at 17:00 — 1 Comment


On the 100th anniversary of his birth, the music of Woody Guthrie this year is seeing a number of tributes and homage paid releases, this one from Jay Farrar (Sun Volt), Will Johnson (Centro-matic, South San Gabriel), Anders Parker (Gob Iron; a project where he was partnered by Farrar) and Yim Yames (aka Jim James,…


Added by Maurice Hope on April 29, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments



If you are looking for fresh-faced traditional country music with a hillbilly twang and a spot of country boogie (doused in tons of steel guitar and fiddle) then you are going to love this album. Brothers, Jack Torrey and Page Burkum are the real deal. Their music has been likened to Hank Williams tempered with sibling vocal harmonies akin to the Everly Brothers such their…


Added by Maurice Hope on April 29, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

PIG EARTH (Self-Released)   

Hailing from England’s North West, the 2009 formed five-piece Pig Earth have a lot going for them such the quality of their blend of country / folk and smattering of pop.


Immediately, I placed this release into the slot I was taken by the splendid, lived-in lead vocals of founder member…


Added by Maurice Hope on April 28, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments


Experimental folk cum Americana duo Changing Horses after gaining praise for playing live, sometimes as support for such touring acts as…


Added by Maurice Hope on April 28, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments



Songwriter and recording act ‘Whispering Bill’ Anderson may not have been lauded with the praise handed to many of his peers, but…


Added by Maurice Hope on April 27, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments

TPR#85 Dave Willis from Possum Jenkins - Interview and Music

On episode 85 of the Taproot Music Show, Dave Willis from the Possum Jenkins band talks about how humbling it was to have their latest album Carolinacana fan-funded through a…


Added by Calvin Powers on April 27, 2012 at 12:58 — No Comments

Canelloni Cowboys

I've just returned from Northern Italy where I've been working on the debut solo release by the violinist, singer and songwriter Chiara Giacobbe. Formerly of the roots-rock band Lowlands, Chiara's recently been guesting with local…


Added by Gerry Ranson on April 26, 2012 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

Freight Train Boogie Show #161 with Wylie & The Wild West, Yarn, Hoots & Hellmouth and more...

FTB podcast #161 features the new album from WYLIE & THE WILD WEST called Rocketbuster. Also new music from HOOTS & HELLMOUTH, YARN and MIKE & RUTHY. Here's the iTunes linkto subscribe to the FTB…


Added by Bill Frater on April 24, 2012 at 16:52 — No Comments

Howling nights of piano-driven rock & roll on the Hans Chew Duo Tour this May (Free Download)

Hans Chew has released the new single "Mercy" Download Here  to coincide with the two-week tour of the UK and Ireland this May including The Pavilion Theatre Uncut stage at …


Added by James Walker on April 24, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

The Black Twig Pickers UK Dates start today

The Black Twig Pickers got their start in a dark alley between the campers at the 1999 Galax Old Fiddlers Convention,…

Added by Editorial on April 23, 2012 at 2:00 — No Comments

AUBURN —INDIAN SUMMER (Scarlet Records) and UK Dates in May 

Understated and more often than not charming Liz Lenten’s pop styled folk have a beautiful, and on occasions a quirky feel. Her whispery, girl-ish vocals lead the listener into the lyrics in discerning fashion, and with her responsible for all the lyrics (she shares the musical honours with guitarist, Max Gilkes) it is good to have…


Added by Maurice Hope on April 22, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments


What a fantastic treat! Not only do we have Buddy Miller Hightone debut album Your Love And Other Lies (1995) that set the standard for country inclined acts on the Americana scene but, Poison Love (1997) that pretty much took over where…


Added by Maurice Hope on April 21, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments

Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones, Jazz Café, London. April 20th 2012

In 1977 I travelled to the US to stay with a pen friend who lived in Downey, California and little did I know then that Downey was the home of what was to become one of the seminal bands of roots-rock – the Blasters. Formed by brothers Phil and Dave Alvin, they would go on to release four studio albums before Dave left in 1986.  

Dateline 1985 and the boyfriend who had driven me to the airport in 1977 (by then my husband) attended a Long Ryders gig in Guildford during which he heard,…


Added by Jela Webb on April 21, 2012 at 18:21 — No Comments

VARIOUS —FENDER THE GOLDEN AGE 1950-1970 (ACE)                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Spanning twenty years, this 28-track compilation brings together a varied and exciting selection of musicians and styles but with…


Added by Maurice Hope on April 21, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

TPR#84 Mike June and the Wilson Street Refugees - Interview and Music

On episode 84 of the Taproot Music Show, Mike June talks about his new band, The Wilson Street Refugees got its name; how the Grateful Dead became a bonding point for him and his Dad;…


Added by Calvin Powers on April 20, 2012 at 20:30 — No Comments


Four albums (Country Hit Parade; 1956; Dust On The Bible, 1959; Seasons Of My Heart, 1960 and Kitty's Choice, 1960) on two cds from the queen of the honky honk angels, Kitty Wells at a bargain price! That goes to…


Added by Maurice Hope on April 20, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

Radar Report – Dustin Prinz

Dustin Prinz is amazing!!! - I could stop there but I won’t…

Dustin Prinz is a singer/songwriter currently living in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma… His unique style of guitar tapping has attracted over 2.5 million viewers to his…


Added by Chris Harkness on April 19, 2012 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
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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