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April 2013 Blog Posts (56)

My Darling Clementine in concert, conversation & paying tribute to George Jones.

My Darling Clementine is Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish, husband and wife off stage, and lately very much a musical marriage, too.  In the last year or so they have been touring a musical …


Added by The Medicine Show on April 29, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

Ep#137 Hannah Thomas

On episode 137 of the Americana Music Show, Hannah Thomas talks about Georgia being a “musical mashup,” admiring Steve Earle, and listening to the highway men growing up.

Plus a Willie Nelson cover of a Dorothy Fields song, Shannon McNally…


Added by Calvin Powers on April 29, 2013 at 6:30 — No Comments

Stackridge, St John’s Church, Farncombe, Surrey. April 26th 2013

I’ve always wanted to turn up to a live music event and be able to say ‘I’m with the band!’ and tonight at Stackridge’s show I was able to do just that because my brother-in-law needed an extra pair of hands to help sell the merchandise and I got in as ‘crew’. Thanks Mike!  

Stackridge, a (very) British progressive pop/folk band enjoyed some success in the 1970’s when no less a luminary than Beatles’ producer George Martin put his stamp on their album THE MAN IN THE BOWLER HAT. It was…


Added by Jela Webb on April 28, 2013 at 15:10 — 1 Comment

Adam Klein & The Wild Fires: Sky Blue Deville

What is it about the old South, the Confederate States of yore, that makes them the source of so much romanticism, even for us on the far side of the pond? Whatever it may be – and quite possibly it is, at root, that new things have always happened somewhere else, it seems, ever since the end of the Civil War –…


Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on April 28, 2013 at 0:19 — No Comments

Blues Man of the World Bob Brozman dies age 59

What a week its been, first Richie Havens, then George Jones and now Bob Brozman. Bob was a New York Jew steeped in the Blues so full of life and music, well loved where ever he took that music and that was everywhere. Booklyn, India, Papua New Guinea, he…


Added by The Medicine Show on April 26, 2013 at 23:00 — No Comments

A true legend has passed George Jones dies age 81

George Jones, the definitive country singer of the last half-century, died Friday at a hospital in Nashville. He was 81. 

He was hospitalized on April 18 with fever and irregular blood…


Added by Editorial on April 26, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments



Records by Gurf Morlix aren’t for the faint hearted, as his rustic tones grapple with subjects from the darker side, love gone wrong as he twists defeat and loss like you would wring out a wet towel. He gets…


Added by Maurice Hope on April 26, 2013 at 15:32 — No Comments



Texas singer-songwriter Walt Wilkins moved back home to his native Hill Country after over a decade in Nashville and he has few regrets. For…


Added by Maurice Hope on April 26, 2013 at 8:22 — No Comments

Carrie Rodriguez -- Give Me All You Got (Ninth Street Opus)

Carrie RodriguezGive Me All You Got (Ninth Street Opus).

Rodriguez’s sound is rooted in Americana (Country/Pop of Devil In Mind and Whiskey Runs Thicker Than Blood) and Jackson Browne and The Eagles influences abound (the Country ballads Sad Joy and Cut Me Now,…


Added by David Blue on April 25, 2013 at 17:48 — No Comments

Lisa Biales -- Singing In My Soul (Big Song Music)


Lisa’s eighth album on Big Song showcases her diverse musical tastes. There’s Gospel with the triumphant eponymous title track. Country Blues are represented by Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me, which just falls short of David Johanssen’s version. You Got To Know How is a bar-room Blues of…


Added by David Blue on April 25, 2013 at 0:00 — No Comments

The Pirates have landed - Tom Mason Blue Buccaneers Tour starts this week

Nashvilles resident land lockedPirate Tom Mason is doing my first solo tour of the Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales. For the first half he'll be joined by  Irish singer-songwriter-guitarist Tony McLoughlin, and he plans to pess gang…


Added by Editorial on April 23, 2013 at 19:00 — No Comments

Texas Troubadour Dylan Sneed Euro Dates in May

The Dallas Observer described Sneed's music as "the best side of true Americana: music of passion and skill that can move an audience with a whisper or a roar.” Kevin Oliver of the SC Free Times said "Sneed’s songs give a contemporary spin to the Lone Star country and folk of Guy Clark, Steve Earle and others, coming out more like the acerbically literate North Carolina songwriters…


Added by Editorial on April 23, 2013 at 18:00 — No Comments

Charlie Roth Euro Dates

Charlie Roth's 7th solo album is a collection of 12 new tracks. Once again he takes us with him on the journey! from the desert hill country of Texas to the heather clad glens of bonny Scotland. There is a song of his home on the plains, a waltz across love, and a reflection on social change, some barstool ballads about thinkin’, drinkin’, and…


Added by Editorial on April 22, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments

Ep#136 Dolly Varden

On episode 136 of the Americana Music Show, Steve Dawson of Dolly Varden talks to Rick Cornell about why he moved to Chicago, listening to sad songs in the 70's and taking his own song writing advice.

Plus rock and roll from Javi Garcia,…


Added by Calvin Powers on April 22, 2013 at 6:30 — No Comments



Norwegian songstress, songwriter Anne Marie Almedal and her British husband, producer, musician (nylon guitar, mellotron, piano, celesta, synth, programming, Hammond organ, Roland JD 800, backing vocals), Nicolas Sillitoe (who plays a huge part in shaping most of the songs, his piano work i most fine)have come up with an artful set of work.

Danny Thompson…


Added by Maurice Hope on April 21, 2013 at 18:31 — No Comments



Oh, boy what a treat this is. Modern Sounds Of Country Music Vols. 1 and 2 plus one of his biggest, if not the biggest songs of his career ‘Georgia On Mind’ (need I say anymore) and ‘Deep In The Heart Of Texas’ come on…


Added by Maurice Hope on April 21, 2013 at 12:56 — No Comments



Guitarist Bill Kirchen and his band, Johnny Castle and Jack O’Dell aided by a few other hot pickers are caught in full flow on Hightone originals Tied To The Wheel & King Of Dieselbilly. Released in 2001…


Added by Maurice Hope on April 21, 2013 at 12:45 — No Comments

ALAN JACKSON —PRECIOUS MEMORIES Volume 11 (EMI Records Nashville / Humphead)

Following on from his impressive first volume (which topped three charts) of gospel songs (2005) and numerous wonderful country albums, traditional country act Alan Jackson has assembled a second helping.…


Added by Maurice Hope on April 21, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments


Rebecca Pronsky is a relatively new name on the American scene awash in finely honed exciting innovative…


Added by Maurice Hope on April 21, 2013 at 12:18 — 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
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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
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MICHAEL McDERMOTT / Orphans / Pauper Sky *JDoel *

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