This is a third album from Jeni Hankins and Billy Kemp
, a duo deeply rooted in Appalachian folk music. They take an admirably pure and unfussed attitude to their music making. Whether singing traditional material or their own brand new compositions - and on this album, it's about a 50:50 split - they keep things simple and dignified. They're… Continue
Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on May 31, 2010 at 23:30 —
Blue Rose Recording artist Joseph Parsons
splits his time between Europe and The USA. Parsons is a founding member of the collective bands ‘4 Way Street’ (Sanctuary Records) ‘Hardpan’ (Blue Rose Records) ‘US Rails’ & ‘Parsons Thibaud’.
He's recently returned from a US Rails tour on the East Coast of The… Continue
Added by Editorial on May 31, 2010 at 22:00 —
It was a bit of a surprise to have this album appear for a Flyin' Shoes review, but I guess the front page says we do power pop, too, so here goes.
are a Swedish band fronted by AnnaLena Winter
, who also wrote all the songs (in English) for this, their fourth album. With something new I'm always trying to hear where a… Continue
Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on May 30, 2010 at 23:30 —
The Medicine Show
is touring three leading americana amigos as part of Tartan Heart Fringe
this year, (calling in at Southern Fried Festival
Perth too) Three of my favourite artists as well as favourite people and… Continue
Added by Editorial on May 29, 2010 at 17:00 —
Dave Desmelik on UK Tour
Americana singer/songwriter Dave Desmelik
will be touring the United Kingdom for two weeks this summer from July 28th through August 9th including performances in London, Bath, Powys, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh, Inverness, and Aberdeen. He currently lives in Brevard, North Carolina in the United States.
Desmelik released his sixth independent CD “Onlooker” (Biscuits abd Gravy Davy… Continue
Added by Editorial on May 29, 2010 at 13:30 —
returns to too consolidate on the general acclaim of his latest album, "Dusty Road to Beulah Land"
(Biscuits and Gravy Davy review click here
) which has marked a notable growth in his standing as a songwriter and musician.
Drew grew up in Michigan, but escaped the narrow… Continue
Added by Editorial on May 29, 2010 at 13:00 —
Good news - I hope - is that The Bob Paterson Show
is back on Americana-UK
. What with a house, office and life move a well needed break was required from churning out weekly radio shows / Podcasts.
The playlist for the current radio show is below. I hope you enjoy it. It features new songs by Eve Selis
, The Orbitsuns
and The Redlands Palomino Company
, some old favourites by The Morris Quinlan Experience
and Mark… Continue
Added by Bob Paterson on May 29, 2010 at 11:53 —
Added by Red Beet Records East Nashville on May 28, 2010 at 23:16 —
The new CD by JIM LAUDERDALE
called Patchwood River
is featured on FTB podcast #72
. Also new music from DOUG WAMBLE
, LES SAMPOU
and CARRIE RODRIGUEZ
. The full playlist is… Continue
Added by Bill Frater on May 26, 2010 at 22:37 —
A great way to enjoy the music that doesn't fill stadiums, house concerts are a rising phenomenon across Europe and North America; I was a house concert virgin till tonight but this halfway step between an old style ceilidh and a club gig has got me really enthused. It helps if the first experience turns out to be a corker, as this 0ne was.
Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack are the core members of Daddy and are currently touring as a… Continue
Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on May 24, 2010 at 21:30 —
The new CD by ELIZABETH COOK
is featured on podcast #71. Also new music from LOST IMMIGRANTS, GUTHRIE KENNARD
and SWEET SUNNY SOUTH
. 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 me
with any questions or suggestions for the… Continue
Added by Bill Frater on May 24, 2010 at 8:58 —
When it comes to good ol’ southern Americana soul there are few acts coming through any finer than Clarence Bucaro, a careful lyricist and likewise, measured vocalist like a traditional carpenter he shapes a song like he would wood. Smooth and the edges well rounded, Bucaro blends all aspects with unerring ease.
Aided by Konrad Meissner (drums, background… Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on May 24, 2010 at 7:30 —
Album number three from the Canadian band sees them continue pretty much in the same vein of form; as lead vocalist Rey Sabatin who, on sounding very much like good ol’ boy Jason Ringenberg of Jason And The Scorchers on occasions hits the mark. As songs ‘Edge Of December’ (a well balanced… Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on May 24, 2010 at 6:30 —
teamed up with Tommy Womack
, and invited 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 pragmatically titled, "For A Second Time", last year, reaching number one in The Euro Americana… Continue
Added by The Medicine Show on May 23, 2010 at 22:30 —
Southern Fried 2010 Perth Scotland
click here to buy tickets
The Holmes Brothers/Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Roots of Elvis and Seasick Steve
The late Southern Fried club nights, + afternoon worksops and concerts.
Do you have Spotify?… Continue
Added by Editorial on May 21, 2010 at 22:00 —
NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 9th ANNUAL AMERICANA HONOURS & AWARDS SHOW
NASHVILLE, May 12, 2010 – The Americana Music Association announced the nominees for the organization’s 2010 Honors and Awards ceremony today during a reception hosted by BMI at the W.O. Smith School of Music. The show, in its 9th year, will be held September 9th at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
Longstanding Americana… Continue
Added by Editorial on May 17, 2010 at 17:30 —
Mark Bates is a youthful chap from West Virginia who has produced an album chockfull of the contradictions inherent in the music of the American south. Ostensibly a God fearin’ population, scratch the surface and there is sex, crime, fear and darkness. Bates was raised in a church going family and drank in the waters of this duality. He sings with passion of whores, murder and alcohol, ingrained with the spirit of the area. With a… Continue
Added by Paul K on May 17, 2010 at 1:32 —
A second album from Bournemouth's Lou Brown
, which she is currently touring, and a distinctive kind of voice she is, too. This album was produced by Clive Gregson and he contributes some quite beautiful guitar playing, but the special quality comes from Lou's own low-key direct approach to songwriting. She deals with the mundane, ordinary things of life and… Continue
Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on May 16, 2010 at 22:00 —
Many thanks for having me as a member at the FSR, it's going to be a great opportunity for me to be introduced to the many independent artists that can get under the radar. For the past year and a half myself and John Parsons have hosted a two hour program on Deveron FM, a local radio station on the N.E. coast of Scotland. The title of our show is 'Americano' where in the first half we discuss current affairs from the States, interspersed with a variety of American music, then in the second… Continue
Added by Robin Wiseman on May 16, 2010 at 11:00 —
Originally posted at Me, Myself, Music and Mysteries
So sometimes it only takes a few minutes of listening to an album to know that it's special and really fits your taste! Well that's what happened yesterday after listening to"Elizabethtown" the opening track of… Continue
Added by Ed Karn on May 15, 2010 at 23:00 —