Michael Weston King is just about the busiest man in folk and roll and has been for more than 20 years, cutting his own deep rootsy unashamedly (for a UK artist) Americana furrow since before "Americana" was the designated label for… Continue
Added by Editorial on September 30, 2010 at 21:30 —
Songs everyone listening can resonate with
If you like music that really means something and comes from the heart then you will love IT’S ALRIGHT by Spike Flynn. Spike is a singer/songwriter who grew up in New South Wales, Australia. His music blends country with traditional folk. There are echoes of Bob Dylan in Spike’s style of music,… Continue
On a different tack Australian Spike Flynn has released his debut album It’s Alright while in his mid fifties. As befits a man of his life experience this is a world weary, knowing and slightly philosophical take on things. Meditating on the blues as on the opening song It’s Aright which clocks in at nearly nine minutes, Flynn is… Continue
Added by Spike Flynn on September 28, 2010 at 9:57 —
Aviemore The Old Bridge Inn October 8th Ullapool Loch Broom FM Medicine Show Guitar Festival Special Noon October 9th Ullapool Argyll Hotel Saturday after Noon Medicine Show 2.30PM October 9th Ullapool Argyll Hotel In Concert 9pm October… Continue
Added by Editorial on September 27, 2010 at 17:30 —
Former leader of the seminal bluegrass band Seldom ScenePhil Rosenthal is one of American musics finest musicians who has had songs recorded by Johnny Cash and Bill Monroe, author of the classic Bluegrass song "Muddy Water" (covered by Nick Cave to oddly) and also father of Medicine Show favourite Naomi Sommers.
If further proof is needed that acoustic music is a village, just a month… Continue
I've seen New York's Joe Cassady And The West End Sound at Belladrum Festival two years running and absolutely loved 'em each time: 'a classic rock band with a star guitarist' is how I described them and that's pretty much how they come over in a live setting. (see fan video below) I… Continue
Justin Townes Earle has decided to suspend the remaining dates on his tour and enter a rehabilitation facility. Earle is strongly committed to confronting his on-going struggle with addiction and thanks his family, friends and fans for their continued support through this difficult time.
In regards to the misdemeanor charges recently filed in Indianapolis, Earle released… Continue
Added by Editorial on September 25, 2010 at 21:00 —
FTB podcast #87 features the new CD by ERIC BRACE & PETER COOPER called Master Sessions. The album features two masters of their instruments, steel guitarist LLOYD GREEN and Dobro player MIKE AULDRIDGE. You'll also find new music from BOBBY BARE, JR. and HEY MAVIS. The full playlist is posted below. Check the artist's websites and order their CD's or downloads and tell 'em you heard the… Continue
Live & Circumstance – a Carrie Rodriguez radio special, hosted by Alejandro Escovedo will be released to radio this Autum.
The Love & Circumstance Tour is in The Netherlands, the UK, and Germany w/very special guests Romantica along for the ride Sept 18 – Oct 11. Starting with the Take Root Festival, then a Club tour of the UK, then… Continue
The Wrights are husband and wife duo, Adam and Shannon who have been making music together for nearly a decade but this is their first album of original material after a bad experience of life on a major label rather pulled the rug from under their… Continue
Ok: fair warning to you guys, I'm coming at this as someone with pretty sparing acquaintance with the blues; I have fits of enthusiasm but it's never become an all-embracing thing for me somehow. As far as I get it though any blues worth its salt has to have a sense of being… Continue
Coming from San Francisco's Bay Area, it seems only right and fitting that Forest Sun's music should be of a relaxed and sunny disposition. He generally plays gigs with just himself, his acoustic guitar and his sidekick Ingrid Serban to provide the sweetest backing vocals. For this… Continue
At long last I have the album completed, its taken 4.5 years!
There are 13 tracks which were written and recorded while living in the Highlands and then moving to Glasgow and the songs relate to this period through the ups and downs of normality.
There are many musicians playing on these tracks and there are 4 studios which have been used. Wild Trax in County Durham (Frankie Gibbon), Barbaraville (Martin Stephenson), Redwood studio… Continue
Saloon Dogs just got a short and sweet review for Shooting Star CD on the Fatea magazine web site, and I quote:
"Born from the ashes of The Bogarts, Saloon Dogs recorded their debut album, "Shooting Star" way back in 1996. It's taken fourteen years and the imminent reformation of the band for it to see the light of day. It's aged well, hopefully like it's audience. There's ten songs on the album, each exploring concepts of love, having both male and female vocalists, in the shape of… Continue
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