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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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September 2018

The Devil Makes Three
70 pts.
Chains Are Broken
New West
Jimmy LaFave
65 pts.
Peace Town
Music Road Records
Malcolm Holcombe
48 pts.
Come Hell Or High Water
Gypsy Eyes Music
Cody Canada & the Departed
47 pts.
Blue Rose Records
Jeffrey Foucault
43 pts.
Blood Brothers
Blueblade Records
The War And Treaty
42 pts.
Healing Tide
Thirty Tigers
Martha Fields
40 pts.
Dancing Shadows
The Weight Band
35 pts.
World Gone Mad
Must Have Music
David Olney
32 pts.
This Side Or The Other
Black Hen Music
The Black Sorrows
32 pts.
Citizen John
Blue Rose Records
Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis
31 pts.
Wild Wild Wild
Bloodshot Records
Hadley McCall Thackston
28 pts.
Hadley McCall Thackston
Wolfe Island Records
Nathan Bell
28 pts.
Er Gwaetha Pawb a Phopeth
Angry Stick
Curse Of Lono
26 pts.
As I Fell
Submarine Cat Records
Ryan Martin
25 pts.
Gimme Some Light
High Moon
Stephen Simmons
25 pts.
Locke Creek Records
Jason McNiff
23 pts.
Joy And Independence
At The Helm Records
Jim Lauderdale
23 pts.
Time Flies
Yep Roc
Kevin Gordon
23 pts.
Tilt and Shine
Crowville Media
Eliza Gilkyson
21 pts.
Red House Records
Boz Scaggs
20 pts.
Out Of the Blues
Concord Records
20 pts.
Among The Ghosts
Thirty Tigers
Melissa Carper & Rebecca Patek
20 pts.
Brand New Old-Time Songs
The Jayhawks
17 pts.
Back Roads and Abandoned Motels
Lori McKenna
16 pts.
Cn Records

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