Canadian singer/guitarist David Gogo has released nine albums prior to Different Views but this is his first in three years. Too Late To Stop Now is a high energy rocker with Gogo excelling on slide guitar. There are blues and Cajun influences all over this. Don’t Bring Me Down is a Goffin & King song, but not that you’d recognise it after the David Gogo treatment. This rocked up R&B is excellent. There’s a big vocal performance on Lies… Continue
Added by David Blue on October 31, 2009 at 22:42 —
The Coal Porters. Sid Griffin, www.sidgriffin.com the band’s leader and mandolin player, was a leader in the Paisley Underground of the ‘80s with the Long Ryders, one of the founding fathers of alt-country. Griffin moved to the UK and formed the Coal Porters, a vehicle for his love of the Byrds- and Gram Parsons-influenced roots rock. Over the years, the Coal Porters have evolved into The UK's top traditional bluegrass… Continue
Added by Editorial on October 31, 2009 at 21:30 —
Scottish rocker Rod Stewart found there was life after the Faces, the band he fronted before and after he started out as a solo act. A born entertainer, songwriter and as has been underlined over the years a gifted producer. As demonstrated on among others his best selling album Every Picture Tells A Story.
A big fan of Bob Dylan his version of his ‘Girl From The North Country’ enjoys a good run out as Sessions… Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on October 30, 2009 at 20:30 —
Understated and a little off-kilter Taylor Young and John Pedigo play a list of instruments between them as The O’s utilise traditional folk country in a good honest fashion.
On first listen their music for me doesn’t pull up any trees maybe it was because I feel I had heard it all before. As the likes of the Bad Livers and other string-based units Highwood… Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on October 25, 2009 at 20:30 —
Combining folk, blues, jazz and country a bunch of 22 songs of famed Canadian poet and songwriter, William Hawkins’ work gains an airing on this various artist 2-CD collection. If proof of the great worth of the Ottawa songwriter were needed then this is it.
Added by Maurice Hope on October 25, 2009 at 18:30 —
John Peel died 26th October 2004 of a heart attack on holiday in Peru. Where did those five years go? I remember the shock and loss vividly. Just testament to the man and to his broadcasting legend, a whole nation fell into grief and not just the musicians and music fans of this nation who to a man and woman he had a uniquely personal effect on. Politicians and public figures and proletariat lined up with the music…
The National Theatre of Scotland took the Thomas Fraser Story "Long Gone Lonesome", around Scotland and back to Burra Island for the Thomas Fraser memorial Festival in the Autumn, now they take the story to Celtic Conections . Duncan McLeans"Long Gone Lonesome", is a musical celebration of the life of Shetland country legend Thomas Fraser www.thomasfraser.com. Rob Ellen caught up… Continue
Added by Editorial on October 24, 2009 at 23:30 —
The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again
John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Rival Fame and a recording act in his own right (his solo debut in 1973 was recorded under the guise as The Blue Ridge Ranger where he played all the instruments) is one of the few people who could get away with making an album like this and also make it work. Since many songs on this… Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on October 15, 2009 at 9:00 —
THE MOJO GURUS —LET’S GET LIT WITH...(Linus Entertainment)www.mojogurus.com
Hard rocking fare that owes more to the 1970s Rolling Stones sound than Hank Williams but who is to say that is necessarily a bad thing. After all hasn’t the music of Mick, Keith and Ronnie stood the test of time better than a host of rock‘n’roll acts too many to mention. Another legend who plays a part in the music of the Tampa Bay, Florida… Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on October 15, 2009 at 8:30 —
Speed Of Life is the first album in five years by one of the oldest true blue Americana bands around, yes they may have started out in the mid-1960s but boy their music still sounds fresh and sharp and true to the roots of the music.
Featuring band members Jeff Hanna (acoustic guitar, electric, resonator,… Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on October 10, 2009 at 15:00 —
TOM RUSSELL —BLOOD AND CANDLE SMOKE (Proper Records) www.proper-records.co.uk
Few, if any artist during the last twenty years has been as consistent in the singer-songwriter field as Tom Russell. As a result he has had the likes of Johnny Cash, Dave Alvin, Guy Clark, Ian Tyson. Iris DeMent, Joe Ely, k. d Lang, Dave Van Ronk, Gretchen Peters and Nanci Griffith cover his songs; plus Tom has yet to make a bad… Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on October 4, 2009 at 12:30 —
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