Texas-raised singer-songwriter Danny Schmidt
is one of the most talented writers to emerge on the Americana scene this decade and counting. After him winning Kerrville’s New Folk Award in 2007 and critical acclaim of Little Grey Sheep the following year, 2009 saw him debut on Red House with Instead The Forest Rose To Sing.
Schmidt’ s rise to the position he now commands hasn’t as you are about to read been an easy… Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on November 9, 2009 at 20:30 —
A new Kevin Deal
album is always a red letter day at The Medicine Maisonette, so I thought Ide spread the good news at Flyinshoes.
Kevin may even now be a new name to many confirmed Country Music fans, he may never achieve the record sales of a say a Tim McGraw or Toby Kieth, a fact that I'm sure at his stage in a career in the main financed by himself and maintained in true independent fashoin, he may have lost all part of the dream now but has come back with a… Continue
Added by The Medicine Show on November 9, 2009 at 18:15 —
Folk blues Americana act Chris Smither who has been writing great songs for a long time and had the likes of Bonnie Raitt pick up on his work seems to make class albums at will.
Since the beginning Chris Smither has consistently been making full-bodied music that fits the Americana category better than most any act I can think of, and he shows… Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on November 8, 2009 at 18:30 —
Inspired by the likes of Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Ben Reel is a singer-songwriter from Silverbridge, County Armagh that merges his work with country rock Americana yet it is his passion and ability as a genuine story-telling that see him grasp emotions of the heart.
It is twenty years since as a teenager he formed his first band, Trim The Velvet but it is as a solo recording act his talent and writer of… Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on November 8, 2009 at 18:00 —
Dharma is an Indian spiritual and religious term, means one's righteous duty or any virtuous path in the common sense of the term ( literal translation "that which upholds or supports")
Dharma Blues was Peter Langs
comeback album after a lengthy sabatical from the music industry. It is Dharma, and its miriad meanings, I… Continue
Added by Editorial on November 8, 2009 at 17:00 —
Hey Negrita: Burn The Whole Place Down http://www.myspace.com/heynegrita
It's just great to find a new favourite band, there hasn't been one for a while, but this album is just great. Recorded 'as live' on acoustic instruments, 'Burn the Whole Place Down' shows all the qualities that make for a great band: great songs, great playing and a distinctive sound that is partly down to the wondrous interplay of these… Continue
Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on November 7, 2009 at 20:30 —
Samuel James – For Rosa, Maeve And Noreen (NorthernBlues Music).
I reviewed Samuel James’ first album and proclaimed it to be one of the best debuts that I have heard so when his new release fell through my letterbox I wondered how he was going to deal with the difficult second album. Bigger, Blacker Ben opens that difficult second… Continue
Added by Editorial on November 5, 2009 at 20:30 —
Cam Penner - Trouble and Mercy - self release http://www.campenner.com
Cam Penner hails from a Mennonite community in Southern Manitoba, where his parents, the town rebels, ran an illegal roadhouse and his grandfather, a bootlegger, delivered his goods to the rural community bringing much needed remedy. In Thirteen year he has produced 5 albums and has worked with and for the homeless. Thirteen seems to be his… Continue
Added by The Medicine Show on November 5, 2009 at 0:00 —
Two of the leading lights of the Cursing Kerouac
fraternity of traveling Hobo Troubadours, Carrie and Danny are life as well as music partners, and just about as good as it gets individually, so together they will be wonderful. Check out Cursing Kerouac http://www.youtube.com/user/CursingKerouac
and we highly recommend you go see them at your local show, heres more information, look out for more… Continue
Added by The Medicine Show on November 4, 2009 at 19:30 —
When it comes to great Texas singer-songwriters, performers and recording acts then Lyle Lovett is up there with the very best, and to many he is the best! Such is his unique stylist qualities both as a vocalist and writer Lovett is an impossible act to follow.
Utilising the songwriting powers of the likes of Eric Taylor via his excellent… Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on November 2, 2009 at 20:30 —
SAM BUSH —CIRCLES AROUND ME (Sugar Hill)
This could well be Sam Bush’s best solo album to date, for his vocals have never sounded better with as always the instrumental work of another class! As Sam (mandolin, fiddle, lead vocals) in the company of Byron House (electric and acoustic bass, harmony vocals), Chris Brown… Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on November 1, 2009 at 18:00 —
has been described by Maverick Magazine
as "A cult hero figure idolised by the more discerning listeners who care more about quality than chart placings".
Her distinctive delivery of country and folk songs show off well written lyrics and equaly well chosen covers of her eclectic repetiore in a dramatic and crystal clear fashion.
This tour by of the UK… Continue
Added by The Medicine Show on November 1, 2009 at 15:00 —