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October 2011 Blog Posts (41)

UK Dates for Patrick Sweany and we ask those important questions.

 

Patrick Sweany first gained prominence in the late 1990s as…

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Added by Editorial on October 31, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments

KIMBERLY MURRAY —ANOTHER DAY OF LONELY (Heart Of Texas Records)

www.kimberleyshonkytonk.com 

Here we have traditional country at its best. No messing, Texas gal, Kimberly Murray is the business. I already felt this way on hearing her superb debut record Once Upon A Honky Tonk, and this reiterates my initial thoughts. As her work moves up a level or two. Her involvement in country music is no surprise since her mom…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 30, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments

Rod Picott, Turners Hill House Concerts, Turners Hill, West Sussex October 29th 2011

When this date was originally booked Rod Picott was scheduled to be accompanied by Amanda Shires but she broke a finger and although she is now playing again (fiddle, ukelele) she wasn’t able to accompany him on this six week long tour of Holland, Italy and the UK. This was the penultimate show and wholly acoustic in that it was just Picott, his guitar and his smoky vocals – no microphones, no amplification – just stripped down to the barest of essentials.  It made for an…

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Added by Jela Webb on October 30, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

BOBBY BARE —COWBOYS and DADDYS / Me And McDILL (Raven Records)

www.ravenrecords.com.au 

T more fine records from Bobby Bare make up this tip-top compilation as two of his mid-1970s RCA albums (1975, 1977 respectively) are squeezed onto one cd, plus, Raven, generously make space for ‘Daddy What If’(w/ Bobby Bare Jr) and raucous Louisiana potion ‘Marie Lavaux’ from his famed Lullabys, Legends and Lies (1973) album. Awash in…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 30, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

RICK DANKO —LIVE AT THE TIN ANGEL (Floating World

 

 

www.fworld.co.uk

 

Recorded on January 15th 1999 from two shows at the Tin Angel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this was to be one of the last times Danko was to perform live on stage. For one of the founder members of the Band, who, both toured and recorded with Bob Dylan in 1966 was to depart this world in December of that year and leave us a fine legacy of recordings. As in Dylan’s Basement Tapes, albums with…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 30, 2011 at 7:14 — No Comments

Bill Bourne and the Free Radio Band: Bluesland

www.billbourne.com

Alberta's Bill Bourne has a career stretching back over thirty years, but music has really been his entire life. His parents played with a dance band so he's known the lure of the stage since he was very small. His heart may be in the blues but it appears that Bill Bourne has played in a wide range of styles and with an equally wide…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on October 29, 2011 at 18:30 — No Comments

TOMMY SANDS —ARISING FROM THE TROUBLES (Spring Records)

www.tommysands.com 

When it comes to wonderful men to come out of Northern Ireland humanitarian, peace activist, social commentator and singer-songwriter Tommy Sands is among the greatest, ever.

Sands’ songs are of the kind that bring a warmth to the soul. Like whisky and an old log fire on a cold winter’s evening. Plus there is a gritty passion strong enough to…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 29, 2011 at 18:00 — No Comments

Michael Weston King Lanches My Clementine with a stageit Video-cast

A concert at St.Pancras Old Church London to launch the debut album from the new project by Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish - My Darling Clementine.  will be video-cast on Stageit.com

 

Monday 31st 9.15 pm tickets (pay what you…

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Added by Editorial on October 29, 2011 at 0:00 — No Comments

Rebecca Pronsky dates and Celtic Connections appearance just announced

 

 

 

Artist: Rebecca Pronsky

Title: Viewfinder

Label: Nine Mile Records

Home: www.rebeccapronsky.com

 

Rebecca says "Looking forward to our UK return this January. Rich and I will be hitting lots of cities and…

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Added by Editorial on October 28, 2011 at 20:30 — No Comments

Freight Train Booogie podcast #137 with Verlon Thompson, Whitehorse, Charlie Faye & SCOTS

FTB podcast #138 features the new album by VERLON THOMPSON called Works. Also new music from WHITEHORSE, CHARLIE FAYE and SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS. Here's the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB podcasts. Here's the direct… Continue

Added by Bill Frater on October 28, 2011 at 19:55 — No Comments

JT Nero: Mountains/Forests

 

www.jtandtheclouds.com

 JT is Chicago's  Jeremy Lindsay; he has a band (JT and The Clouds) that has a steadily growing profile. JT Nero appears to be a reduced version of The Clouds. JT himself also plays frequently with Po'Girl. This album appears to be JT's songs performed by the man himself, some Clouds, three-quarters of Po'Girl and Michelle…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on October 27, 2011 at 21:00 — No Comments

Jeremy Steding: I Keep on Livin' but I Don't Learn and euro tour dates in June July

      

www.jeremysteding.com

Jeremy Steding barely looks old enought to be out of school but this Florida native relocated to Austin some years ago and this is his third album already. Blessed with a voice that is frequently down in the baritone range, he sounds an awful lot older than his pictures suggest; his style is all his own but is…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on October 24, 2011 at 21:00 — No Comments

The Sunshine Delay: Keep It Together

www.sunshinedelay.com

Back with their second album just seven years since their debut (swanning around the world on the proceeds, I expect), Edinburgh's Sunshine Delay sound just as fine as they did first time round. Playing country rock with a fair emphasis on the rock element, this is guitar-driven music with some urgency to it. The…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on October 23, 2011 at 22:00 — No Comments

PIETA BROWN —MERCURY (Red House)

 

 Singer-songwriter Pieta Brown has despite showing great promise still to capitalise her talent. But, I feel this is about to change for Brown daughter of singer-songwriter fellow Red House act, folk blues act Greg Brown. The time is ripe for her roving vocal style and ability to bear her soul and ride the fabulous rhythms (the boys listed below play some of…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 23, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments

Freight Train Booogie podcast #137 with Rita Hosking, The Gourds, Girls Guns & Glory and The Damn Quails

FTB podcast #137 features the new album by RITA HOSKING called Burn. Also new music from GIRLS GUNS AND GLORY, THE GOURDS and THE DAMN QUAILS. Here's the… Continue

Added by Bill Frater on October 21, 2011 at 22:29 — No Comments

Carrie Rodroiguez and Ben Kyle: We Still Love Our Country

www.carrierodriguez.com 

That'll be country music that they still love, there isn't actually any flag-waving patriotism going on here, much to my relief. Carrie Rodriguez should need no introduction but Ben Kyle is the front man for Minnesota alt-country band Romantica. This recording of eight duets in classic country style was released a while ago in the States, but has…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on October 21, 2011 at 21:00 — No Comments

SHELBY LYNNE —REVELATION ROAD (Everso records)

www.eversorecords.com

www.shelbylynne.com

When it comes to great voices you can note Shelby Lynne as being on my shortlist. Her vocals are some of the purest and most incisive around. Though I feel she doesn’t always make the records she should I always look with great interest at anything she records. Revelation Road is…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 21, 2011 at 19:30 — No Comments

JOHN HIATT —DIRTY JEANS and MUDSLIDE HYMNS (New West)

www.newwestrecords.com

Another wall-wall rock solid album from the uncompromising, John Hiatt —a man gives his all every time and like the current saying goes from him you get what it says on the tin! Yes, sir. Mr Hiatt is a straight shooter all right and he is a man who rarely if ever, fails to live up to one’s expectations. True, his style can become a little…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 21, 2011 at 18:30 — No Comments

Jon Byrd: England, Norway and Scotland Oct Nov!!



 

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Added by Editorial on October 21, 2011 at 0:30 — 1 Comment

Sarah MacDougall: The Greatest Ones Alive

            Vancouver's Sarah MacDougall made her mark with her official debut album, Across The Atlantic, released nearly three years ago. That album featured some distinctly pop moments but this new album has retreated from that tactic to focus on producing something which is definitively Sarah MacDougall, rather than an attempt to grab the coattails of a passing fad. To my mind, it's all the better for this slight change of approach, a more intense and rewarding experience than…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on October 20, 2011 at 21:56 — No Comments

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July 2018
1
American Aquarium
93 pts.
Things Change
New West
BK,TJ,JB
2
Gretchen Peters
56 pts.
Dancing With The Beast
Proper Records
ML,GF
3
Patrick Sweany
51 pts.
Ancient Noise
Nine Mile Records
FC,RK,BM,CVL,TK
4
Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore
47 pts.
Downey To Lubbock
Yep Roc
SP,JBO,JJC
5
Melissa Carper & Rebecca Patek
34 pts.
Brand New Old-Time Songs
Independent
 
6
Ry Cooder
33 pts.
The Prodigal Son
Perro Verde Records
DH
7
Jenny van West
32 pts.
Happiness To Burn
Independent
RST,NC
8
Brooks Williams
30 pts.
Lucky Star
Red Guitar Blue Music
 
9
Levi Parham
29 pts.
It's All Good
Continental Records
 
10
I See Hawks in LA
26 pts.
Live and Never Learn
Western Seed Records
WR
11
Rory Block
25 pts.
A Woman's Soul
Stoneyplain Records
MB,AL
12
Phil Cook
24 pts.
People Are My Drug
Thirty Tigers
LK,JD
13
Mike Aiken
23 pts.
Wayward Troubadour
Northwind Records
BP
14
Karen Jonas
22 pts.
Butter
Independent
HVB
15
Buckley
21 pts.
Las Cruzes
Rum Bar Records
 
 
John Prine
21 pts.
The Tree of Forgiveness
Oh Boy Records
 
17
Neko Case
20 pts.
Hell-on
Anti Epitha
MW
 
Sam Lewis
20 pts.
Loversity
Loversity Records
HDB
 
Verbraak Van Bijnen
20 pts.
Endless Road
CRS
HH,TV
20
Jesse Dayton
19 pts.
The Outsider
Blue Elan
LM,SZ
21
Dieter van der Westen Band
18 pts.
Me and You
Independent
 
 
Hadley McCall Thackston
18 pts.
Hadley McCall Thackston
Wolfe Island Records
CRS
 
Willie Nelson
18 pts.
Last Man Standing
Legacy
 
24
Carter Sampson
17 pts.
Lucky
Continental Song City
 
 
Tami Neilson
17 pts.
SassaFrass!
Outside Music

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