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May 2012 Blog Posts (37)

Freight Train Boogie Show #166 with Matt Harlan, Paul Thorn, The Gathering, Glossary & more...

FTB podcast #166 features the new album MATT HARLAN & THE SENTIMENTALS called Bow and Be Simple. Also new music from PAUL THORN, THE TWO MAN GENTLEMEN BAND and THE WANDERING. Here's the…


Added by Bill Frater on May 31, 2012 at 22:55 — No Comments

Tommy Womack: Now What!

I’m not sure what happened to the release of this album; officially, it was let loose on the world back in February but I’m not sure it’s been seen on this side of the Atlantic till recently. It doesn’t really matter, because this should be an album that people will be hunting down years from now. Tommy Womack is a one-off, a one man…


Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on May 31, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

Jeremy Steding is introducing his brand of country music to Europe

Described as vintage Country Music, Fried in Americana Batter. Jeremy Steding has had  seven singles reaching the Texas…


Added by Editorial on May 30, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

The Doc has gone!

Today we lost not only one of the best musicians (and nicest people by all accounts) but also one of the most influencial players and singer of his generation. Doc Watson has died at the age of 89 following a fall which resulted in abdominal surgery, he had been in a critical condition for…


Added by Editorial on May 30, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Northern Roots Festival Inverness 2012 June 1 - 3 Bogbain Farm


Added by Editorial on May 27, 2012 at 20:00 — No Comments

Hillfolk Noir Dates

Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir’s peculiar take on traditional acoustic mountain music is filtered through a half-century of folk, country and rock ‘n’ roll and fed by an affinity for medicine show culture and Depression-era string-band blues. The band calls it Junkerdash, which has multiple definitions up to…


Added by Editorial on May 27, 2012 at 16:03 — No Comments

Viper Central: Thump and Howl


Probably my favourite bluegrass band of the moment, Vancouver’s Viper Central are back with a new album of eleven original songs, one Bill Monroe cover and a couple of old tunes from the Canadian Métis tradition. Their debut album, The Devil Sure is Hard to Please married wonderful musicianship with original, contemporary songs absolutely steeped in the tradition. This new album, again produced by band member…


Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on May 27, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

Scotty Alan: Wreck and a Mess

             Released in America last year to some acclaim, Scotty Alan’s new solo album has recently received its UK release and this former punk rocker from Upper Peninsula, Michigan will, I’m sure, be making friends over here on the back of it. Marrying a country/folk vibe to a punkish energy, these fifteen songs chart the progress of a relationship that didn’t work out. Opening with the “goodbye” song, Scotty winds back to the days when it all looked good, finding along the way that…


Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on May 26, 2012 at 17:13 — No Comments

Ed Romanoff: Self-titled

Ed Romanoff’s debut album shows all the signs of being a long time in the gestation, with ten original songs that dig deep in their search for truth. Along the way to becoming a recording artist in his own right Ed has made good friends of Mary Gauthier, Josh Ritter and Crit Harmon (who produced this record), all good people to have…


Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on May 25, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

TPR#89 Dom Flemons and Allison Russell of Sankofa

On episode 89 of the Taproot Music Show, Allison Russell and Dom Flemons from the jug band Sankofa talk about how they and their band mates Sule Greg Wilson and Ndidi Onukwulu put…


Added by Calvin Powers on May 25, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments

New Novel/Book- Will be available on Amazon within 8 weeks-

Added by Mark Brine on May 25, 2012 at 3:35 — No Comments

"THE BOOK OF ODES (Factory Boy)" Novel..

synopsis from the backcover...

Nate, a poor boy (living in Cambridge, Mass., during the mid-'60's ‘Folk Music Boom’ and the ‘Summer of Love’),is working in Printing Factories, playing his guitar and writing songs.. Dreaming of, one day, growing up to be like his early childhood ‘hero’, Hank Williams, Sr. (The 'father' of his dreams!). His poet friend, Willie remains distraught and totally-obsessed by the pre-mature death of his Mother, only a few years earlier.. and the two boys are…


Added by Mark Brine on May 25, 2012 at 3:32 — No Comments

This weeks weeks Health and Happiness Hour posted to stream, download and featured on the front page at FSR

This weeks weeks Health and Happiness Hour posted to stream, download and featured on the front page at FSR and featuring a great session with Sara Petite and Steve Peavey, feature album Viper Central, we have…


Added by The Medicine Show on May 24, 2012 at 12:45 — No Comments

Sally Spring and Ted Lyons on tour from festival FIMU to the Jubilee!

Sally Spring, and her husband Ted Lyons land in France this week by invitation of the prestigious FIMU Festival as part of her first ever European 

 Sally was recently selected by the nationally recognized No Depression Magazine to perform in a show to celebrate their 10th Anniversary. Co-editor, Peter…


Added by Editorial on May 22, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie Show #165 with Marty Stuart, Grant Peeples, Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem and a track from "Mercyland" with The Civil Wars

FTB podcast #165 features the new album 
Nashville 1: Tear the Woodpile Down. Also new music from
RANI ARBO & DAISY MAYHEM and a track from
Mercyland. Here's the 


Added by Bill Frater on May 22, 2012 at 5:30 — No Comments

Northern Roots Festival Inverness 2012 June 1 - 3 Bogbain Farm

The wonderful Amy Curl with Furnace Mountain - Headline the Sunday night of Northern Roots Festival June 1 - 3 2012

The Medicine Show is delighted to announce our link up with Northern Roots Events, we will be sharing logistical support between our events for the summer culminating with…


Added by The Medicine Show on May 20, 2012 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Stackridge, Farncombe Music Club. May 18th 2012

I first started going to live gigs in my early teens. I was underage. I lied about my date of birth so that I could become a member of Friars, a music club based in Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire. Life membership was 25p. I still have my member’s card. Wild Turkey in June 1971 was the first live band I saw and some forty one years later I am still occupying live music venues but not pretending to be older than I am! 

In my early concert going years one of the bands…


Added by Jela Webb on May 20, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

TPR#88 Addam Scott - Interview and Music

On episode 88 of the Taproot Music Show, Addam Scott, the musician, not the actor, talks to Calvin about his latest CD, San Diablo. He discusses the concept of conflict that runs through the CD and…


Added by Calvin Powers on May 18, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie Show #164 features The Mastersons, Tim Carroll, Infamous Stringbusters & Waco Brothers & Paul Burch and more...

FTB podcast #164 is a "One-Shot" show featuring new music from
THE WACO BROTHERS & PAUL BURCH. There is one huge error, I said that 
THE GHOST HOTEL was the name of a song, rather their…


Added by Bill Frater on May 12, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments

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