If you haven’t hosted a House Concert yet, please make it a new year’s resolution!
Why not invite your favourite independent musician to play for your friends family and his fans in your front room, I’ll be surprised if he/she won’t show up sometime this year and play for you, let me know about it and if The Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile is loose is near enough we’ll come and broadcast it too. If you would like to help keep the wheels on the Hub and on The Moose become a patron at
Ok the house concert hub and FSR has gone pay as we go with Ning (our hosts) and we are now on the pro network, you will notice no real change to the operation of your pages and I hope will in fact see some improvements, Pro network offers the ability to sign in with Facebook, Twitter or other services, Text Box options in… Continue
Added by Editorial on August 31, 2010 at 3:00 —
It's a Hillbilly Pig Out this month on The Big Enchilada, a delicious high-cholesterol feast of Dixie-fried rockabilly, hickory-smoked honky-tonk madness, pickled bluegrass, meaty backwoods boogie and crazy country side… Continue
We've only been running house concerts at Petersham Bowling Club for a couple of months & when the opportunity to host legendary British picker Albert Lee arose I could barely contain myself. I'd provided lights & some production when he played a similar event at a local Town Hall a couple of years back but was gigging myself that night. Bringing an artist of this stature to my own (be careful what you wish for) venue, & someone who has been a personal… Continue
It was my great pleasure to be involved in the first ever Leadenhall Americana Festival, 5th till 10th of July 2010, which took part on the hottest week of the summer with some of the hottest acts in American Roots music, in the heart of the City Of London. I was tour manager of The East Nashville Revue,
Marty Stuart’s debut on Sugar Hill records differs little from previous efforts from this traditionalist. Only this recording is better than most any he has made. Other than his concept album ‘The Pilgrim’ I hasten to add, a record that had long been indelibly etched in my… Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on August 28, 2010 at 19:30 —
Bay Area singer songwriter Forest Sun (and Ingrid Serban) start the Belguim leg of their tour this Sunday and go on to a live radio broadcast, at RTV Katwijk with Ruud Heijjer on tuesday, here they are at Belladrum Festival playing the Medicine Show Potting Shed Stage.
Sunday, August 29th, 2010
Place du Martyr
Verviers Liege WLG 4000
Carole King and James Taylor – Live at The Troubador CD and DVD set
Carole King and James Taylor – Live at The Troubador
CD and DVD set
In November of 1970 James Taylor and Carole King first performed together at the Troubadour on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, California; both barely known at that time. On their return to the club for a… Continue
Seattle singer songwriter Anna Coogan started her recent UK tour at Belladrum Festival on the day it was announced her beautiful album "The Nocturnal Among Us" went to number one in the Euro Americana Chart. www.americanachart.nl
Drew Nelsons widley aclaimed "Dust Road To Beulah Land" CD has seen a dramatic rise in prominance for the Mitchigan socialy motivated Songster, (Biscuits and Gravy review here) Drew returns to capitalise on his headline spot on The Barn… Continue
Added by Editorial on August 28, 2010 at 16:00 —
Chelsea and I are working on 2 killer songs. Stale Bread is a bluesy and hopefully mysterious piece about the Dust Bowl. Lyin' Here is a love song, with classical guitar, a string quartet, grand piano, and a sweet guitar solo using a Rat pedal that I bought from Peter Stroud back in the 80's. Peter Stroud is Cheryl Crow's guitar player and music director, but he used to work at Atlanta Discount Music. The Rat produces a creamy sweet fuzz tone, unlike any other. Ah, my little… Continue
Added by Mike McLeod on August 28, 2010 at 2:39 —
Oh, my what a wonderful project this is. Boston-raised Eilen Jewell is a lady of exceptional talent and has through her solo albums, a gospel one with The Sacred Shakers and now, her side project Butcher Holler (where Lynn comes from) ensemble kept up an incredible benchmark.
To record in such a… Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on August 27, 2010 at 21:30 —
Rob Ellen and his quiet, dignified control of the music and the evening, was missed last night. It was noisy and shambolic and good musicians were not accorded the respect of attention while the two girl group who finished the evening were unsuited for the venue. Their act would go down better in a pub environment. I've been attending for a while but would not go back for this standard of entertainment. Sorry to say this as we have had many great evenings over there.
Added by Kay Frew on August 27, 2010 at 12:02 —
It was a damn cold night in Strathpeffer tonight, and where else would you want to be , but in the Coffee House, listening to good music, with an Americano express and some blueberry muffins?
Well the coffee and cakes made an impact, and you can't beat a cup of damn hot coffee, but after three covers from Damn Hot, the female belters of the cliche rock classics, using a highly clever trick of substituting original gender references to the opposite , eg The Girls are Back in Town… Continue
FTB podcast #83 features the new CD by CALEB KLAUDER, called Western Country. He's a Portland singer with a great retro country sound. Also new music from JON LANGFORD, NORA JANE STRUTHERS and JUSTIN RUTLEDGE. 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… Continue
Added by Bill Frater on August 26, 2010 at 9:09 —
I will hold up my hand and admit I have loved all of North Carolina’s Tift Merritt’s three previous albums and have often wondered why she isn’t up there with the best of them. I was expecting big things from this new CD release so was somewhat disappointed, thus, when on first listen, my immediate reaction wasn’t… Continue
Singer songwriter Mary Gauthier is revered among songwriters – fact. Her gift lies in going to those dark places of life and the soul, whilst keeping the light shining through it. Her new release The Foundling is no different, despite going to her own personal dark places. She says of this CD, “I was born to an unwed mother in 1962 and… Continue
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