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October 2012 Blog Posts (48)

Enjoy this Halloween treat from Jim Bush, My Pretties!

Happy Halloween from Jim Bush's Backwash Jamboree! http://www.backwashjamboree.podbean.com/ 

Episode 4 also available at iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud and right here, my groovin' ghoullies!…

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Added by Jim Bush on October 30, 2012 at 3:04 — No Comments

Ep#111 - Mark Cutler - Interview and Music

On episode 111 of the Americana Music Show, Mark Cutler on his musical evolution from the Raindogs, “Venus of Avenue D” and other favorite covers, and how he learned to invite the muse. Plus music from Rosie Flores, Bettye LaVette, Bonnie…

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Added by Calvin Powers on October 29, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments

Bob Cheevers : Smoke and Mirrors

          

  The idea of marketing some music as “Americana” came about to rescue people like Bob Cheevers from falling between the cracks. After many years in music, primarily as a writer for hire, he concluded that he was too country for LA but not country enough for Nashville. The last decade or so has seen him producing a steady stream of albums that fall in his own,…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on October 28, 2012 at 19:50 — No Comments

Cody McCarver : Just Might Live Forever

            A wee mention on a Scottish website for Cody McCarver, ex major league country band Confederate Railroad, is not going to make any difference to his life, so this review of his new album is for the benefit of Flyinshoes readers who might overlook a mainstream redneck country act like Mr McCarver. We’re rooting for independent artists on this site, musicians of…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on October 28, 2012 at 19:35 — No Comments

Bob Cheevers : Smoke and Mirrors (and UK Dates)

          

  The idea of marketing some music as “Americana” came about to rescue people like Bob Cheevers from falling between the cracks. After many years in music, primarily as a writer for hire, he concluded that he was too country for LA but not country enough for Nashville. The last decade or so has seen him producing a steady stream of albums that fall in his own,…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on October 28, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments

Ben Bedford What We Lost

Ben Bedford is a folk singer who hails from the broad lands of the American Midwest and this is his third album, a rich collection of American tales sung in a strong authoritative voice and set to some stirring arrangements. He reminds me in his writing of some of the greats from the 60s folk revival; he picks a story that interests him and tries to get inside the heads of the…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on October 28, 2012 at 19:00 — No Comments

VARIOUS —MERCYLAND HYMNS FOR THE REST OF US (Mercyland Records)

ALBUM OF THE MONTH …

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 28, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie podcast #184 with Rosco Bandara, Sera Cahoone, John Hiatt, Coal Porters, Ben Sollee & others

FTB podcast #184 features the new album from ROSCO BANDANA called Time To Begin. Also new music from THE KENNEDYS, JOHN HIATT, and THE COAL PORTERS. Here's the …

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Added by Bill Frater on October 27, 2012 at 16:24 — No Comments

CHARLIE PEACOCK —NO MAN’S LAND (Twenty Ten Music)

 

www.twentytenmusic.com

www.charliepeacock.com

 

Acclaimed, Grammy winning multi-format producer, songwriter Charlie Peacock has links to pop, country, Americana and jazz —has played a major…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 27, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

CODY McCARVER —I MIGHT JUST LIVE FOREVER (ARG Television Records)

 http://www.codymccarver.com

http://www.facebook.com/officialmccarver

Formerly with Confederate Railroad, Cody McCarver was a fixture for twelve successful years till in 2009…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 26, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

Sam Baker, The Slaughtered Lamb, London. October 24th 2012

And so to the final date of the UK tour where the show signage indicated another sell out. We Brits have taken Sam Baker to our hearts since Bob Harris first played him on BBC Radio 2 back in April 2005; such was the response to Iron that sales of MERCY spiked incredibly and consequently set Baker on a full time career as a singer songwriter. 

Known for his keenly observational style, Baker’s writing is sparse, poetic, tender and visual. I don’t think that I can recall a writer…

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Added by Jela Webb on October 26, 2012 at 16:23 — No Comments

HANK WILLIAMS. JR —OLD SCHOOL NEW RULES (Humphead)

www.hankjr.com



www.humpheadcountry.com



Hank Williams Jr used to be a big favourite of mine, but after a while he fell foul of becoming too big for his boots. As he continued to press forth claims of…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 26, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments

Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin, Royal Festival Hall, London. October 22nd 2012

Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin have been friends for many years and I recall seeing them way back when, when Colvin was the opener for Carpenter. Since that time their friendship has developed through a shared love of music and opportunities to sing and play together, sometimes on each other’s albums but mostly privately. It was this that helped cement thoughts that perhaps they should go out on the road jointly and play the songs they adore, to their fans - and so it was that this…

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Added by Jela Webb on October 25, 2012 at 15:47 — No Comments

Ep#110

On episode 110 of the Americana Music Show, Ronny Elliott talks to Rick Cornell about his Forrest Gump-like luck to play with his musical heroes, seeing the Beatles on Jack Parr, and his “non-fiction songs.” Plus music from Malcolm Holcombe,…

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Added by Calvin Powers on October 22, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments

RADNEY FOSTER —DEL RIO, TEXAS REVISITED UNPLUGGED & LONESOME (Devil’s River Records)

http://www.radneyfoster.com

 

When it came to top country releases of the 1990s this Radney Foster original solo debut (made twenty years ago and now…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 21, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie Show #183 featuring Iris DeMent with Jimmy LaFave, The Lost Brothers & Gordie Tentrees

FTB podcast #183 features the new album by IRIS DeMENT called Sing the Delta. Also new music from JIMMY LaFAVE, CHARLIE PEACOCK and GORDON TENTREES. Here's the…

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Added by Bill Frater on October 20, 2012 at 20:02 — No Comments

THE MASTERSONS –BIRDS FLY SOUTH (New West)

http://www.themastersons.com 

www.NewWestRecords.com

 

Husband and wife act, Texas musicians Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore have for the last 18 moths toured much of the time with…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 20, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

VARIOUS —THE RAMONES HEARD THEM HERE FIRST (Ace)

 

www.acerecords.com

 

Twenty fours songs, yes twenty-four original classics that the Forest Hills, New York boys —The Ramones (Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee and Tommy) covered. All but the Stooges’ ‘1969’ and Louis Armstrong’s ‘What A…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 20, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

TOM CORBETT —TONIGHT I RIDE (Roundhole Records)

www.tomcorbett.net

 

West-coast bluegrass picking, country singing dashed with a little old-timey and swing (as on unique cut, ‘Tom’s Place’ where all those involved have the first name of Tom) of the highest order is what…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 20, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Sam Baker, The Basement, Brighton. October 18th 2012

Thursday morning and I posted a new status on my Facebook page: 

Q: What's better than going to a Sam Baker show today?

A: Going to two Sam Baker shows today!!!!!

Amongst the replies were comments such as ‘how lucky are you!’ ‘lucky, lucky’ and ‘what fun, enjoy!’

Perhaps I should take a moment to clarify the ‘two Sam Baker shows today’ comment - well the first was an afternoon in-store at Union Music in Lewes…

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Added by Jela Webb on October 19, 2012 at 21:46 — No Comments

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1
Rod Picott
70 pts.
Out Past The Wires
Welding Rod Music
GC,AN,LM,SZ,TK
2
JW Roy & The Royal Family
62 pts.
A Room Full Of Strangers
Royal Family Records
EM,PJ,DH
3
Steph Cameron
61 pts.
Daybreak over Jackson Street
Pheromona
ML
4
JD McPherson
54 pts.
Undivided Heart & Soul
New West
AR,RK,LK
5
Sarah Morris
53 pts.
Hearts In Need Of Repair
Independent
 
6
Turnpike Troubadours
52 pts.
Long Away From Your Heart
Bossier City Records
MA,GF
7
Chris Hillman
51 pts.
Bidin' My Time
Rounder
 
8
Hayward Williams
39 pts.
Pretenders
Why River Records
KG,JB,JBO
9
Joe Henry
38 pts.
Thrum
Ear Music
 
10
Jim White
37 pts.
Waffles, Triangles & Jesus
Loose Music
JJ
12
Margo Price
35 pts.
All American Made
Third Man Records
 
11
Mark Martyre
35 pts.
Rivers
Independent
MF
13
Mavis Staples
32 pts.
If All I Was Was Black
Anti
HO
 
Peter Oren
32 pts.
Anthropocene
Western Vinyl
RB,HB
15
Fred Wickham
29 pts.
Mariosa Delta
Thirty Days Records
 
16
Jeffrey Martin
27 pts.
One Go Around
Fluff & Gravy Records
HDB
17
Blitzen Trapper
25 pts.
Wild and Reckless
Lojinx
JDO
 
Jeff Crosby
25 pts.
Postcards From Magdalena
At The Helm Records
FCE,FC,JS
19
Dori Freeman
24 pts.
Letters Never Read
Blue Hens Music
 
 
Hardpan
24 pts.
Hardpan
Blue Rose Records
WR
21
The Deep Dark Woods
21 pts.
Yarrow
Six Shooter
JF
22
Lilly Hiatt
20 pts.
Trinity Lane
New West
TJ
 
Tom Russell
20 pts.
Folk Hotel
Frontera Records-Proper Records
JAB
24
Eilen Jewell
19 pts.
Down Hearted Blues
Signature Sounds
MW
25
Dick LeMasters
18 pts.
Incompatible Things
Longneck Road Music
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