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 —
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
Echoes..echoes..names...places....water....and is that JTE waving or drowning on the cover...or is it cast members of Oh Brother Where Art Thou.....no not this time...remember this is the Harlem river not the Mississippi...but it sounds so southern ..
Although JTE is having his tussles and tribulations he ain't waiting in that water to be saved..or is he. Back story is pure..nobody could have better antecedents to join the Texas… Continue
Added by Shaun Belcher on September 21, 2010 at 14:00 —
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and soul/gospel legend Mavis Staples has a new release You Are Not Alone. Produced by fellow Chicagoan Jeff Tweedy at Wilco’s studio The Loft, We are told You Are Not Alone mixes traditional gospel numbers with two new songs written for Mavis by Tweedy, plus her interpretations of songs by Pops Staples, Randy Newman, Allen Toussaint, John Fogerty, Rev. Gary Davis and Little… Continue
Added by Editorial on September 19, 2010 at 19:35 —
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