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July 2012 Blog Posts (32)

Ep#98 Mic Harrison - Interview and Music

On episode 98 of the Americana Music Show, Mic Harrison talks to Rick Cornell about who he still wants to fight, his truck stop souvenirs, living in Knoxville, and the band member who’s most like Waylon…

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Added by Calvin Powers on July 30, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

MERLE HAGGARD —THE LAND OF MANY CHURCHES (BGO Records)

 

www.bgo-records.com

 

During the history of country music, especially back in the 1960s and 1970s many country performers devoted entire albums to gospel, religious music. It became common practice. Among those that come readily to mind you have Johnny Cash, Connie Smith, Red Foley, Dolly Parton, The Louvin Brothers, The Statler Brothers, The Stanley Brothers, Marty Robbins, Vern Gosdin, Wanda Jackson etc and here we…

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Added by Maurice Hope on July 29, 2012 at 19:36 — No Comments

AMY FRANCIS —BALLADACIOUS (Cherry Ridge Records)

http://www.amyfrancis.com

Now here is an interesting country project. For such is the line-up of songs and presentation one can’t help but be attracted to Texan Amy Francis style of music. Fans of Mandy Barnett, Patsy Cline and the like will love her work! 

For here we have traditional country music of old as producer Tommy Detamore (electric, steel, acoustic and Tic-Tac guitar) Kenny Penny (electric, acoustic and Tic-Tac…

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Added by Maurice Hope on July 29, 2012 at 16:26 — No Comments

Robert James Selby: Scrapbook Ballads Vol 1

         “Play loud and whilst intoxicated” is the request on the sleeve. So I did, and, what do you know? There’s something pretty irresistible about Robert James Selby’s first recorded collection of songs, a naïve enthusiasm and sense of fun that carries all before it.

        First, you have to get with his voice. Highly reminiscent of early Bolan with it’s high, tremulous tone, Robert James (heck, can I call him Rob, his friends seem to) hits a note, takes a bit of a journey and…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on July 28, 2012 at 19:14 — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie Show #173 with John Dee Graham, Jimbo Mathus, Dom Williams, Truckstop Honeymoon, Coyote Grace and more...

FTB podcast #173 features the new album by JON DEE GRAHAM called Garage Sale. Also new music from JIMBO MATHUS, DON WILLIAMS and TRUCKSTOP HONEYMOON. Here's the…

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Added by Bill Frater on July 26, 2012 at 18:38 — No Comments

Ep#97 Juliet and the Lonesome Romeos

On episode 97 of the Americana Music Show, Juliet Dinallo talks to Rick Cornell about the Lonesome Romeos, her favorite Charlie Rich song, her under-the-radar picks from Boston, and plays 3 tracks from No…

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Added by Calvin Powers on July 23, 2012 at 12:26 — No Comments

The Slim Panatella's go west

Added by The Medicine Show on July 22, 2012 at 20:53 — No Comments

Marc O'Reilly: My Friend Marx

             This is Irishman Marc O’Reilly’s debut album and it has already made waves for him outside his home country. One man and his acoustic guitar is what he does, a folk singer of rare intensity with a blues-infused guitar technique that has to be witnessed (via youtube in my case) to believe that really is just one instrument that you’re hearing. He does that intense busy-ness on the guitar that I’ve heard other people do, making a wall of sound that just blasts out at you, but it’s…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on July 22, 2012 at 14:44 — No Comments

The Mystix: Mighty Tone

             www.themystix.com

The Mystix, a blues/roots outfit from Boston (USA), have been giving this new album of theirs a big push but the sales pitch about them honouring American musical traditions didn’t do much to stir my enthusiasm. To be…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on July 22, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

CHRIS SMITHER —HUNDRED DOLLAR VALENTINE (Signature Sounds)

 

www.signaturesounds.com  

Sometimes it can take me a little while to fully appreciate a new Chris Smither album but once I become more tuned in I find them to be keepers. Smither wrote every song but for ‘On The Edge’ —and this he shared with producer, slide guitarist David Goodrich.

 

On my initial listen I quickly gravitated to ‘What They Say’,…

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Added by Maurice Hope on July 20, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Larkin Poe on the Road in Europe throughout July

http://www.larkinpoe.com

 

Jul 19    The Basement, York, UK

Jul 20    The Stetson, Nottingham, UK

Jul 21    Music on the Marr Festival, Brampton, UK

Jul 22    SummerTyne Americana Festival, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Jul 24    Blue Balls Festival       Lucerne,…

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Added by The Medicine Show on July 18, 2012 at 20:32 — No Comments

The Queen of Country Kitty Wells is gone!

Kitty Wells who was the 1st female country music superstar has died at the age of 92 following complications after suffering a recent stroke Mark ... Play something of hers please on your next Sheppey Fm radio show me please mate.

Added by Editorial on July 17, 2012 at 0:11 — No Comments

Ep#96 Joel DaSilva

On episode 96 of the Americana Music Show,  Joel DaSilva tells the story of how he snuck into bars as a kid to see blues legends like Buddy Guy, his transition from rockabilly to blues, and how he managed to include his father on the…

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Added by Calvin Powers on July 16, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

Charlie Roth: Tartan Cactus Heart

www.charlierothmusic.com

Well I haven’t heard all of Charlie Roth’s previous six albums, but I suspect that Cactus Tartan Heart is his best work yet. Inspired by his recent troubadour travels around the British Isles, Charlie seems to have distilled his own particular melange of Celtic, country and folk music into something that touches…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on July 15, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments

TODD SNIDER —TIME AS WE KNOW IT (The Songs Of Jerry Jeff Walker) (Aimless Records)

http://www.toddsnider.net

 

East Nashville maverick, singer-songwriter Todd Snider is and always will be his own man, never afraid of swimming against the tide Snider on this occasion has gone and recorded a…

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Added by Maurice Hope on July 15, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie Show #172 featuring Keller Williams & The Travellin' McCourys, Tom House, Lucinda Williams, The Deadfields and more...

FTB podcast #172 features the new album by KELLER WILLIAMS WITH THE TRAVELIN’ McCOURYS called Pick. Also new music from TOM HOUSE, THE DEADFIELDS and a track from Even More Songs About Route 66. Here's the…

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Added by Bill Frater on July 13, 2012 at 23:30 — No Comments

AMY SPEACE —LAND LIKE A BIRD (Thirty Tigers)

AMY SPEACE —LAND LIKE A BIRD (Thirty Tigers)

http://www.amyspeace.com

http://www.thirtytigers.com

 

New Jersey-born, but now residing as she has of the last two…

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Added by Maurice Hope on July 13, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

An Island Out of Time - Molasses Creek



 

Cross-posted from Me, Myself, Music and Mysteries

 

So over the last few days  I've been listening to Molasses Creek and their new album An Island Out of Time.…

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Added by Ed Karn on July 11, 2012 at 23:09 — No Comments

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May 2018

1
John Prine
67 pts.
The Tree of Forgiveness
Oh Boy Records
JJC,MB,SP,RM
2
Levi Parham
58 pts.
It's All Good
Continental Records
CRS,JB,TK
3
Jeb Barry and the Pawn Shop Saints
55 pts.
Texas, etc...
DollyRocker
HDB,CVL,DHO
4
Michael McDermott
54 pts.
Out From Under
Continental Song City
JDO,LK,BK
5
Sam Morrow
48 pts.
Concrete and Mud
Forty Below Records
MA,JBO,HB
6
Caleb Caudle
39 pts.
Crushed Coins
Cornelius Chapel Records
 
7
Western Centuries
36 pts.
Songs From The Deluge
Free Dirt Records
MF
8
Carter Sampson
34 pts.
Lucky
Continental Song City
 
9
Charley Crockett
30 pts.
Lonesome as a Shadow
Son of Davy/30 Tigers
 
10
Courtney Marie Andrews
28 pts.
May Your Kindness Remain
Loose Music
JV
11
Ed Romanoff
27 pts.
The Orphan King
Pinerock Records
 
 
Joan Baez
27 pts.
Whistle Down The Wind
Proper Records
HD
 
Pharis and Jason Romero
27 pts.
Sweet Old Religion
Lula Records
SZ,LM
14
Gretchen Peters
24 pts.
Dancing With The Beast
Proper Records
KG
 
Old Crow Medicine Show
24 pts.
Volunteer
Columbia Records
GF
 
Will Stewart
24 pts.
County Seat
Cornelius Chapel Records
 
17
Ben Reel
22 pts.
Land Of Escape
B REEL Records
GC,FC
 
Birds Of Chicago
22 pts.
Love In Wartime
Signature Sounds
 
 
Emily Herring
22 pts.
Gliding
Eight 30 Records
RST,RH
20
Jenny van West
21 pts.
Happiness To Burn
Independent
PJ,FS,JJ
 
Mary Gauthier
21 pts.
Rifles And Rosary Beads
In the Black Records
 
22
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
20 pts.
Years
Bloodshot Records
FCE
23
David Starr
19 pts.
South And East
Independent
HM
24
Cold Tone Harvest
18 pts.
After You
Independent
 
25
Grant Peeples
17 pts.
Settling Scores vol. 2
Continental

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