Rita Hosking has oft been compared to such artists as Gillian Welch and Diana on this third album, Come Sunrise, it is easy to see why. Her songs are compassionate tales about ordinary, everyday people; characters from her life in Northern California– loggers, miners (it seems unavoidable, since she is the descendant of Cornish miners, that these tales would find their way into her music), the mothers of… Continue
Added by Helen Mitchell on June 29, 2010 at 16:40 —
Spring – EP
Larkin Poe, previously the Lovell Sisters (before the departure of older sister, Jessica), are Rebecca & Megan Lovell, who themselves state that they are sisters, storytellers and music lovers.
They go on to say, “Ever since we were little girls, we’ve been awed by the power of a story well told: from children’s books and bedtime yarns to figments and fairytales. Before… Continue
Added by Helen Mitchell on June 29, 2010 at 16:39 —
Cary Cooper – Dirty Little Secret
I first came to hear of Texas native Cary Cooper, through Facebook, no less and was immediately impressed. She has received rave reviews from numerous sources, one no less than Mary Gauthier. Her third CD, Dirty Little Secrets, comprises twelve songs, all written by Cary or her Tom Prasada Ro, who also produced the CD and added musical accompaniment, with some assistance from Tim Burlingame (Sweet Talk Radio),… Continue
Added by Helen Mitchell on June 29, 2010 at 16:38 —
The Sage, Gateshead, Hall 2
1st June 2010
Having seen Suzy Bogguss at The Arc, Stockton, 3 days previously, I was really excited to see her again for her solo debut at The Sage, which was a sell-out.
Having played Hall 2 of The Sage twice previously as part of Wine, Women and Song, with Gretchen Peters and Matraca Berg, she has obviously also come to love the venue. She was desperate to ‘show it off’ to her husband, son and band and when we applauded… Continue
Added by Helen Mitchell on June 29, 2010 at 16:33 —
Good Afternoon you groovers,
The latest The Bob Paterson Show
is now online Americana-UK
This show is laced with songs by acts playing The Maverick Festival
) this weekend in Suffolk
and The Leadenhall Market Americana Festival
next week. I also doff my cap off to Canada to celebrate Canada Day
on Thursday by playing a nice splatter of… Continue
Added by Bob Paterson on June 29, 2010 at 13:16 —
Awash in simple, but effective melodies one-time opera trained (in Salzburg, Austria) singer-songwriter Anna Coogan’s bittersweet form of Americana cuts to the bone and then some.
Young Coogan who, I believe resides in Seattle is a fine talent has an ability to stamp a feel to a song with her beautiful, sometimes aching tones. She carves out imagery of the finest order. A… Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on June 27, 2010 at 9:30 —
's 4th CD entitled Turn And Fade
is featured on show #76. Also new music from other Americana artists like CADILLAC SKY
and WATERMELON SLIM
... The full playlist is posted below. Check the artist's… Continue
Added by Bill Frater on June 25, 2010 at 2:30 —
More from Eric Brace and Last Train Home
, six songs from the Washington DC formed ensemble who combine folk, swing, jazz and rock‘n’roll as Brace and the boys, Kevin Cordi, Jim Gray, Martin Lynds, Scott McKnight, Karl Straub, Dave Van Allen and Chris Watling combine to bring together a pot-pourri of sounds sure to delight followers Americana music. Plus, their music… Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on June 23, 2010 at 7:30 —
A driech summer Monday night in Strathpeffer, and at this terrific wee venue, it should have been standing room only, but it wasn't and that is to the detriment of those who never showed up.
Travelling a wee distance to see the great acts that have appeared at the Coffee House, for me is well worth it, and for someone of Esther O'Connors talent, I would drive 500 miles, no sorry, someones already done that one.
A passerby, may have thought that Buffy Saint Marie or Joni… Continue
Added by John Crosbie on June 22, 2010 at 16:30 —
Scottish blues singer Tam White dies at 68
Tam White has been the heart and soul of Scottish Blues for over 50 years, the news came to us that his gig in Thurso this Saturday had been cancelled, due to a heart attack, sadly his web site carried this announcement yesterday.
"It is with great sadness to announce that Tam passed away today. May our thoughts be with his wife Moira and children."
A very well kent… Continue
Added by Editorial on June 22, 2010 at 3:00 —
I don't know what the general opinion of sampler records is but I've always had a bit of a thing for them. It's a pig in a poke, of course, even if you know some of the names on the track listing, but the joy that comes when even one of those new names is a revelation makes the whole thing worthwhile.
Well Red Beet Records
claim that there's… Continue
Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on June 21, 2010 at 19:30 —
For those who don't know, Taylor Rorrer
is the great, great nephew of Posey Rorrer who famously played with Charlie Poole in the North Carolina Ramblers between the wars. Taylor himself has worked his way through the ranks of the family band, The Hungry Hash House Ramblers, until here he is fronting his own record.
This is, actually, an… Continue
Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on June 21, 2010 at 18:30 —
Strutt and Stumble around the Highlands
with Nels Andrews AJ Roach and Ian Parks,
July 31 to the 13th August for our Highland Musical Adventure.
Join us for two world class Festivals, a Bar B Q on the banks of The River Ness, take a sea voyage to the off the grid west coast community of Scoraig for the Biscuit and Gravy House Concert, taste whiskey at Carbost on the beautiful Isle Skye, the home of Talasker, and… Continue
Added by Strut & Stumble 2010 on June 21, 2010 at 14:00 —
Here we have another superb compilation of music from Americana artists of the East Nashville alternative community.
While put out by Red Beet records it is not the home of most acts but it does have a universal connection for the likes of innovative acts Elizabeth Cook, Phil Lee, Stephen Simmons, Kieran Kane and Jon Byrd who like with label owners Peter Cooper (w/… Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on June 20, 2010 at 8:30 —
Twenty-odd years into his singer-songwriter career, never quite bursting on to any mass market radar screens yet still plugging away, Joseph Parsons'
most recent studio album is an interesting piece of work. Supported by a core band and an extensive array of guest appearances, Joseph's singer-songwriter material is fleshed out by some excellent… Continue
Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on June 19, 2010 at 23:30 —
The Quebe Sisters
(say Kway-Be)are three peas out of the same pod, playing their fiddles perfectly together and perfectly in harmony in a mid 20th century style - western swing dance band to be more precise. With the support of Joey MacKenzie on guitar (in fact, he's a fiddler too and taught the girls to play) and Drew Phelps on double bass, they… Continue
Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on June 19, 2010 at 22:00 —
is the real deal. He simply plays Americana roots music - funky, country soul, folk, rockabilly and blues - with stories that will make you laugh, cry and cringe, sometimes all in the same verse. You’ll find elements of John Fogerty, Bruce Springteen, Kris Kristofferson, John Hiatt, Shel Silverstein, Fred Eaglesmith - all covered in southern fried swamp rockin' blues and a good dose of Bakersfield twang. He plays all the… Continue
Added by Editorial on June 19, 2010 at 16:51 —
Good Morning you groovers,
The latest The Bob Paterson Show
is now online Americana-UK
. Last week I decided to play music I had never played before. This week I thought it would be good to play music by a lot of old friends of the show: Tom Ovans
, The Coal Porters
, Bex Marshall
, Will Kevans
and Kim Richey immediately spring to mind.
I also play new music by new names (to me) Carey Ott
. I hope you enjoy… Continue
Added by Bob Paterson on June 19, 2010 at 10:28 —
Cool's grandfather played banjo and had a radio show with his bluegrass trio in Liverpool, NY. Cool's dad collected Johnny Cash lp's and fed him a steady diet of am radio country music. When he was a kid, his collective family (a group of "hippies"… Continue
Added by Editorial on June 18, 2010 at 16:09 —
is the moniker of Kevin Russell
from The Gourds
, find out why on podcast #75, and buy Well After Awhile
. Also… Continue
Added by Bill Frater on June 18, 2010 at 1:30 —