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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…Continue
Added by Calvin Powers on July 30, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 29, 2012 at 19:36 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 29, 2012 at 16:26 — No Comments
“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…Continue
Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on July 28, 2012 at 19:14 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Bill Frater on July 26, 2012 at 18:38 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Calvin Powers on July 23, 2012 at 12:26 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on July 22, 2012 at 14:44 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on July 22, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments
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’,…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 20, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by The Medicine Show on July 18, 2012 at 20:32 — No Comments
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.
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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…Continue
Added by Calvin Powers on July 16, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on July 15, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 15, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Bill Frater on July 13, 2012 at 23:30 — No Comments
AMY SPEACE —LAND LIKE A BIRD (Thirty Tigers)
New Jersey-born, but now residing as she has of the last two…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 13, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Ed Karn on July 11, 2012 at 23:09 — No Comments