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September 2012 Blog Posts (40)



Guitarist A. J Moore’s combination of pop, rock, blues and jazz makes for a varied and on occasions dynamic listen, that is between reflective ode ‘Dreaming’ and the…


Added by Maurice Hope on September 30, 2012 at 19:20 — No Comments

Mary Gauthier: Live at Blue Rock

          The last Mary Gauthier (pronounce it Go-shay, folks!) album that I was familiar with was Filth and Fire, which was released ten full years ago. I think I veered away from her after that because her tendency toward melodramatic lyrics, and the all-stops-out production that went with that, didn’t seem to sit well with her life-in-the-raw subject matter. It’s a…


Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on September 30, 2012 at 13:49 — No Comments



Born and raised in the foothills of Colorado and now residing in Seattle, singer-songwriter, musician Sera Cahoone is a polished performer. Her deft combining of someone yearning for the place of his or her youth…


Added by Maurice Hope on September 30, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Butch Hancock, The Underbelly, Hoxton, London. September 24th 2012

‘They tell me it’s been seventeen years since I last performed solo here’ said Butch Hancock as he opened the evening in front of a capacity crowd. Hancock as a musician has always preferred to tread the independent route and as such hasn’t received the commercial recognition he truly deserves but to many in tonight’s audience, this man is up there with the best.  Often drawing comparisons with Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan for his ability to write literate, poetic and thought-provoking songs,…


Added by Jela Webb on September 29, 2012 at 10:42 — No Comments


American singer-songwriters, Robin and Linda Williams have long since established a high mark in consistency as both recording and performing acts. Recorded in Nashville and produced by genial legend of countless…


Added by Maurice Hope on September 29, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments

Alexander Wolfe: Skeletons

     It must be three years since Alexander Wolfe’s debut release, Morning Brings A Flood, earned him strongly favourable reviews right across the music press. This new album appears ahead of the intended follow-up, the material having intruded on the process of getting that one together. A  period of disturbed nights and vivid dreams produced these atmospheric songs full of startling imagery – he…


Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on September 28, 2012 at 21:37 — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie Show #180 featuring Patterson Hood, Steve Forbert, Kelley McRae, Craig Elkins, Guy Forsyth and others

FTB podcast #180 features the new album by PATTERSON HOOD called Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance. Also new music from STEVE FORBERT, KELLEY McRAE and GUY FORSYTH. Here's the…


Added by Bill Frater on September 28, 2012 at 3:27 — No Comments

Ep #106 Two Man Gentlemen Band

On episode 106 of the Americana Music Show, Andy Bean of the Two Man Gentlemen Band talks about sounding like Slim and Slam, de jacketing at shows, and how his Tin Pan Alley show is like an AC/DC show.…


Added by Calvin Powers on September 24, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments

Malcolm Holcombe, The Prince Albert, Brighton. September 21st 2012

Last. Day. Of. Summer. Prince. Albert. Brighton. Malcolm. Holcombe.


Sitting. Singing. Playing. Solo. Guitar. Picking. Tapping. Acoustic. Blues. Roots. Melodic. Dishevelled. Frayed. Intense. Scary. Dangerous. Poetic. Powerful. Lyrical. Compelling.  Sensitive. Gripping. Passionate. Bittersweet.  Melancholic. Literate.  Touching. Captivating. Exciting. Articulate. Mesmerising. Heart-warming. Heart-breaking. Riveting. Possessed. Quixotic. Romantic. Authentic. Affecting. Genuine.…


Added by Jela Webb on September 22, 2012 at 10:56 — No Comments

Malcolm Holcombe: Down The River

Malcolm Holcombe's fan club seems to be growing as quickly as his output, and the names that show up in that fan club just get bigger and bigger. For this most recent album his house band includes Darrell Scott on dobro, banjo and electric guitar, and Viktor Krauss on upright bass - big names both. Amongst the guests adding vocal support are Kim Richey, Steve Earle and Emmylou Harris, and I would guess all of them are glad to be associated with Holcombe's plain-speaking, no-bull honesty. This… Continue

Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on September 21, 2012 at 21:23 — No Comments

Stephen Simmons Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany & Spain

This from Stephen Simmons


Hello again to everyone,

I left Nashville earlier   this week for a 5 week run in Europe.  First show was Wednesday night in   Bergen, Norway.  I will be here for a few more shows and then onto  …


Added by Editorial on September 21, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

'two troubadours' tour of the UK for Michael Weston King and Peter Case.

Life remains interesting for Michael Weston King, his and wife Lou dalgliesh's MY Darling Clementine prodject has been released stateside to similar aclaim as it has here, and they have been touring on the back of it. After…


Added by Editorial on September 20, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Patrick Sweany Dutch Dates

Patrick Sweany is heading to Holland once again for a week, including a couple radio appreances and the  Roepaen Festival!


October 16 marks the official release date of our 5th Anniversary vinyl edition of Every Hour Is A Dollar Gone. M…


Added by Editorial on September 19, 2012 at 23:19 — No Comments

Mary Gauthier Live Album and 3 UK dates

After twelve years of relentlessly touring the world with her acoustic guitar and harmonica, singing on stages large, small and in between, Mary Gauthier  releases her first live recording.

Recorded with a small band at the incredible Blue Rock Artist Ranch and Studio just outside of Austin, Texas, Mary Gauthier LIVE at Blue Rock is an  evening…


Added by Editorial on September 19, 2012 at 22:59 — No Comments

Rick Shea UK and Irish tour and dates with The Medicine Show Revue

This from Rick Shea, Telle-caster master sonster from LA and good friend of The Medicine Show.


"I'll be in Ireland and the UK for the next couple weeks, I'm looking forward to some great shows and catching up with some old friends. I've got four shows with my good…


Added by The Medicine Show on September 19, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

European Tour for Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt

This from Carrie.

"We're oh so excited to be headed to the Netherlands, Germany, England, Scotland and Wales for five full weeks!  Please check out the "TOUR" section of the website to find all the tour dates. …


Added by Editorial on September 19, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

The David Latto Band new CD and Tour

Alt-country father Jason Ringenberg recently said of Scotlands David Latto

“I first saw David Latto perform at Belladrum in 2011 and…


Added by Editorial on September 19, 2012 at 1:00 — No Comments

Lisa Biales - Interview and Music - Americana Music Show

On episode 105 of the Americana Music Show, Lisa Biales plays 3 tracks from Just Like Honey and talks about her first gig, how she learned to project her voice in noisy crowds, and how she met her “blues sister.” Plus, new music from Birds of…


Added by Calvin Powers on September 17, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments

The Medicine Show sets out on its DIY Greek Odyssey this Saturday 22nd Sep - the dates so far

The Slim Panatella's get ready for the off (Rob Ellen and Cigar Box Don…


Added by The Medicine Show on September 16, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments

CD Review - Jimmy LaFave – Depending on the Distance

It’s been ten years since I first saw Jimmy LaFave perform live, it was at the Newport Folk Festival where he presented the ‘Ribbon of Highway, Endless Skyway’ tribute to Woody Guthrie as well as performing his own set on main stage – from that moment on I was smitten! His voice is…


Added by Jela Webb on September 16, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

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John Prine
67 pts.
The Tree of Forgiveness
Oh Boy Records
Levi Parham
58 pts.
It's All Good
Continental Records
Jeb Barry and the Pawn Shop Saints
55 pts.
Texas, etc...
Michael McDermott
54 pts.
Out From Under
Continental Song City
Sam Morrow
48 pts.
Concrete and Mud
Forty Below Records
Caleb Caudle
39 pts.
Crushed Coins
Cornelius Chapel Records
Western Centuries
36 pts.
Songs From The Deluge
Free Dirt Records
Carter Sampson
34 pts.
Continental Song City
Charley Crockett
30 pts.
Lonesome as a Shadow
Son of Davy/30 Tigers
Courtney Marie Andrews
28 pts.
May Your Kindness Remain
Loose Music
Ed Romanoff
27 pts.
The Orphan King
Pinerock Records
Joan Baez
27 pts.
Whistle Down The Wind
Proper Records
Pharis and Jason Romero
27 pts.
Sweet Old Religion
Lula Records
Gretchen Peters
24 pts.
Dancing With The Beast
Proper Records
Old Crow Medicine Show
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Columbia Records
Will Stewart
24 pts.
County Seat
Cornelius Chapel Records
Ben Reel
22 pts.
Land Of Escape
B REEL Records
Birds Of Chicago
22 pts.
Love In Wartime
Signature Sounds
Emily Herring
22 pts.
Eight 30 Records
Jenny van West
21 pts.
Happiness To Burn
Mary Gauthier
21 pts.
Rifles And Rosary Beads
In the Black Records
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
20 pts.
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David Starr
19 pts.
South And East
Cold Tone Harvest
18 pts.
After You
Grant Peeples
17 pts.
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