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If your tastes run toward hard working, literate, back 40 folkies like Tom Russell, Chuck Pyle, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and others like that, Shea is sure to be another that you’re going to dig. With a very personal edge to his writing and singing, this is classic folkie/troubadour stuff that cuts right to the chase and delivers moves that others can…Continue
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The Health & Happiness Hour feat. CD Dorec-a-belle ListenContinue
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Singer-songwriter Bob Cheevers is no stranger to these shores, having been a regular visitor since 2000, playing compact venues both in the UK and Europe.
I like his style, and the fact on occasions he sounds more like Willie (Nelson) than the Texas living…Continue
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Years ago, when I was sent a marvellous retrospective collection of the recently-deceased Little Jimmy Scott for review for Songbook, I wrote, “Such is the quality and pitch of his voice that in comparing him with the best, those comparisons must be with Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holliday and…Continue
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Blues Blast Magazine Song of the Year Nominees
Since 2008, Blues Blast has invited all blues musicians to send in their music to be nominated for an award – send in thirty copies of your CD and their nominating panel will decide if it gets to be a finalist. This is a pretty democratic way of doing things. I figured I could learn something by reviewing the 2014…Continue
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She sounds like she might have been born a coal miner’s daughter in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, or maybe grown up next door to her daddy’s blacksmith forge outside Winchester, Virginia.
But while Zoe Muth has the authentic honky tonk angel aura of Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline in her voice, she helped to turn Seattle, from the capital of grunge into a north-west heartland of purest…Continue
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On episode 213 of the Americana Music Show, Robert Greer plays tracks from Town Mountain's Live At The Isis, talks about the winning an IBMA award and what it means to be a tarheel.
Also on this episode, rock & roll from the Ben Miller Band, Piedmont blues from…Continue
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It has been seven agonising years for Lee Ann Womack fans. That is how long it has been since the petite, Grammy winning and former CMA Album Of The Year vocalist has had an…Continue
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What a way to sign off his farewell tour that started in 2013! Even after over 30 years at the top George Strait’s popularity shows no sign of dipping, his The Cowboy Rides Away Tour crowned off before a near 105,000 crowd in Dallas, Texas…Continue
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On episode 212 of the Americana Music Show, Paul Thorn plays tracks from Too Blessed To Be Stressed, and talks about his feel-good anthem songs and kissing babies on the campaign trail.
Also on this episode, blues rock from The Heckhounds, a beautiful country crooner from Emma Swift, alt-folk from…Continue
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The Health & Happiness Hour Sheesham Lotus & Son - live and in conversation with Rob Ellen.Continue
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One ecstatic fan in Dingwall summed it up for me in one sentence "You play the music we only ever get to read about in books".Continue
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On episode 211 of the Americana Music Show, Grace Askew talks about "bluntry," admiring the growls and tenacity of Howlin' Wolf and Lightnin' Hopkins, and being inspired by virga.
Also on this episode of the show, Grace Askew, Cory Branan, Shakey Graves, Kathleen Grace, Lachlan Bryan and the…Continue
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Genial guitarist, country top selling act Brad Paisley once again comes through with a dynamic, energy filled set of songs to set up another top class album. Paisley’s work on acoustic, electric and Tic-Tac guitar plus mandolin see him, naturally, lead from the front.…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on September 21, 2014 at 12:47 — No Comments
There are some acts that simply make albums, and others who make artistic, deep meaningful works of art. Americana singer-songwriter, Red House recording act Pieta Brown is of the latter brigade. A fabulous…Continue
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Singer-songwriter, Fayssoux (McLean) was in an earlier life (1970s) harmony vocalist to Emmylou Harris no less. Harris the then Queen of Country rock and more was only just starting out, but making huge waves via her albums Elite Hotel and Pieces of…Continue
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Born in Berlin, singer-songwriter Roxanne de Bastion grew up in England and Germany before returning to London equipped with her guitar and a one-way ticket in pursuit of a career…Continue
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On episode 210 of the Americana Music Show, Robert Reynolds plays tracks from The Mavericks' In Time, tells the story of how he and Raul Malo started the band and their link to the past.
Also on this episode, blues rock from Sean Chambers, country blues from Sarah Levecque, a beautiful ballad from Reed Foehl, country rock from Cory Branan, blues from Marcia Ball, bluegrass from Town Mountain, road music from…Continue
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Also on this episode, blues rock from AC Myles, country rock from Cory Branan, heartland rock from Lachland Bryan and the…Continue
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