Self-released last year (2009), this short-ish collection of songs from Toronto's James Clark Jones
frequently seems so diffident and laid back that seven of these nine songs sound more like sketches than finished items. Stick with it though, because this… Continue
Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on September 19, 2010 at 13:50 —
Eric Brace, Tim Carroll, Elizabeth Cook, Bob Harris , Phil Lee, Peter Cooper and Paul Griffith…
Added by The Medicine Show on September 18, 2010 at 18:30 —
This gig should be in black and white….and slightly scratchy around the edges. Even before the Wiyos play a note you are transported back to a pre-war movie-hall. This is the look and sound of Dylan’s Theme Time brought up to date, no wonder they appealed to… Continue
Added by Shaun Belcher on September 18, 2010 at 15:00 —
FTB podcast #86 features the new CD by TREVOR ALGUIRE
, called Now Before Us
. Also new music from GRAHAM WILKINSON
, THE CHAPIN SISTERS
and AMERICAN GRAVEYARD
. 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 email me
with any questions or… Continue
Added by Bill Frater on September 18, 2010 at 8:36 —
Rose's Pawn Shop
are five young guys from LA who've absorbed every bit of roots based music they can find and after several years of intensive performance have honed their sound to produce their own distinctively fired up brand of folk-rock. They are led by vocalist and… Continue
Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on September 17, 2010 at 21:30 —
Hailing from Canada's Yukon territory, hard-bitten mining country, this is Kim Beggs' third album in a late burgeoning career that has brought her quite a lot of attention and acclaim. For this album she has enlisted the help of Vancouver's Steve Dawson, slide guitar player and producer - and not to be confused with Chicago's Steve Dawson of Dolly Varden fame. He has assembled a fine bunch of players to set the whole thing off and contributed… Continue
Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on September 16, 2010 at 22:30 —
It's a surprise to me that 'Strings to Tracks' is Cousti's debut album. I seem to have been hearing their music on The Medicine Show for a few years now but nonetheless this is the first full album. Cousti are basically a three piece band: Matt Morrow on lead guitar and Pete Lamb on lead vocals and acoustic guitar are the…
Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on September 15, 2010 at 21:30 —
Rachel Harrington and Rod Clements Porter’s Coffee Bar, Tynemouth, September 3rd 2010
It has to be said that a gig in a coffee shop (capacity around sixty) in a Metro Station, was a first for me and I suspect also for Oregon born, Seattle residing, Rachel Harrington; playing Porter’s Coffee House in Tynemouth Metro Station with ex-Lindisfarne’s Rod Clements. Having seen the duo as part of The Sage Gateshead’s SummerTyne Festival in July, I… Continue
Added by Helen Mitchell on September 14, 2010 at 21:00 —
I'm delighted to to be here and part of the FSR and House Concert Hub community. As a special thank you to Rob and everyone here for what they do for independent roots music, and in the hope of making friends quickly I would like to make the following exclusive offer to all readers and members on FSR and The House Concert Hub.
Simply befriend me on Flyinshoes Review (in that peer to peer way we all know and love) once your verified , visit my site and you will be able to… Continue
Added by Gerry Griffin on September 13, 2010 at 14:30 —
Good Morning you groovers,
The latest The Bob Paterson Show
is now online Americana-UK
It actually went online on Saturday but I have been celebrating my birthday since then and only now getting the chance… Continue
Added by Bob Paterson on September 13, 2010 at 8:00 —
Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield at Zoom @ the Moon SE24/ Herne Hill, London.
There’s a lot to be said for harmony singing and generating a vibe. And Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield provided an object lesson in the art of both with a spellbinding performance at their short notice Zoom @ the Moon show.
Playing their first ever UK tour, the estimable Florida duo have taken a low profile approach to their tour, with gigs sprinkled over a number of folk clubs, blues clubs and… Continue
Added by Pete Feenstra on September 12, 2010 at 21:01 —
As the 2010 Thomas Fraser Festival
is gearing up, I attempts to explain why the UK's love of Country music can perhaps in good measure be traced back to this one mans passion.
The Festival is being held from 11th to 14th November. Award winning yodeller Jimmy Rogers and Hank Williams aficionado, John Lilly
from West Virginia will be returning as a climax to his November Scottish Tour. Meanwhile Chris… Continue
Added by Editorial on September 12, 2010 at 0:00 —
This is a hidden gem of a Festival. Ullapool maybe better know for its music festivities at least on a national level for LOOPALLU with all the Radio 2 Radio 1 and Radio Scotland coverage and house hold names like PAOLO NUTINI, MAGIC NUMBERS, IDLEWILD and TURINBRAKES, playing this year.
However Ullapools unofficial title of Scotland's Village of Music, as well as September for Loopallu, is evenly deserved as much for the fact any… Continue
Added by Editorial on September 11, 2010 at 14:30 —
It seems that everywhere I turn these days folks are eulogizing the music industry and what I think they're doing, me included, is eulogizing their own hopes and dreams....the dream of the big hit, the cash bonanza, the big burrito full of cabbage. I even heard millionaire and legendary songwriting icon, Smokey Robinson, the other day on TV saying that we've gone back to 'the era of the minstrel, where everyone is making music but no one is… Continue
Added by Jefferson Ross on September 9, 2010 at 23:30 —
You don't put a Jeff Finlin
album on as background music, you need to put any distractions to one-side, listen intently and absorb, it's worth it.
Despite the critical accolades and big-name endorsements (Springsteen's a fan) the man's music hasn't made it to the masses, it probably not much consolation to the guy but he's a firm… Continue
Added by simon2307 on September 9, 2010 at 22:27 —
has released four albums since 2000. His eponymous debut was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize, as well as Q Award and A Brit. The Follow up, "Just Like Blood" was similarly critically well received. For "All Maps Welcome" Tom relocated to L.A and made a record in an Italian Villa in the hills of Silverlake. It was whilst living in L.A Tom started playing the Hotel Cafe venue in Hollywood. The Artists of the… Continue
Added by The Medicine Show on September 7, 2010 at 15:42 —
The International Guitar Night is a show which tours in the UK annually (see See http://guitaristbriangore.wordpress.com/2009/11/03/international-guitar-night-uk-2010-edition/
for a fairly comprehensive piece about the three players (inc some tracks)) and is here in September and October this year for the fourth time.… Continue
Added by Editorial on September 6, 2010 at 15:00 —
A version of this was published in The Santa Fe New Mexican
July 23, 2010
Synchronicity is a funny thing.
Early this month, I received a review copy of Xoë Fitzgerald: Time-Traveling Transvestite
, a new album from Frogville Records that starts off with a spoken introduction by Fitzgerald, whose voice spookily resembles that of songwriter Joe… Continue
Added by Steve Terrell on September 5, 2010 at 20:30 —
When the songs are that good it's no surprise that there is a pair of albums out in the next month or so featuring covers of the late, great Townes van Zandt work.
The first one is Riding the Range - The songs of Townes Van Zandt
, there's an extra angle on this one as… Continue
Added by simon2307 on September 5, 2010 at 12:00 —
Got to be honest I had no idea who Guthrie Kennard was before reading the press-release to his latest album Matchbox, so I discover he's released several solo albums as well as playing bass for the legendary Ray Wylie Hubbard who produced this release - guaranteeing it's worth listening to.
The album's a fine set of Texas country-blues, solid earthy vocal, strong lyrics and a minimal production that lets the songs speak for themselves, excellent stuff, had to… Continue
Added by simon2307 on September 4, 2010 at 22:30 —