If you haven’t hosted a House Concert yet, please make it a new year’s resolution!
Why not invite your favourite independent musician to play for your friends family and his fans in your front room, I’ll be surprised if he/she won’t show up sometime this year and play for you, let me know about it and if The Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile is loose is near enough we’ll come and broadcast it too. If you would like to help keep the wheels on the Hub and on The Moose become a patron at
Recent winner of San Diego Music Best Americana Artist! (That brings the total to seven) Eve Selis has just announced dates with fellow San Diego fire brand Sara Petite in February, Selis has built a firm reputation as a power house singer song writer and performer on both sides of the Atlantic, with profile club dates and Festival appearances nation wide. I caught up with here at Maverick Festival last summer where… Continue
Added by Editorial on November 30, 2010 at 14:00 —
So Brian, tell us about the new record?
Well, It’s called Joy to the World and is basically an album of ten carols that we did in the studio over two afternoons. We did two more tracks later but they were not really band sessions as everyone came in at different times.
What made you do a Christmas album?
I don’t know to be honest. My PR person had mentioned that… Continue
Added by Editorial on November 30, 2010 at 13:00 —
Well this is a first for yours truly, no one has ever released a Medicine Show Concert as an album, and Ive never been given with recording credits!. It was a very very special night every seat was taken folk had come from all over the… Continue
You can now stream a couple of songs from maverick Highland Songster Fash Stewarts new CD on his "house" on the houseconcert hub, http://houseconcerthub.ning.com/profile/FashStewart (Listen Below) and a couple of them can't be heard anywhere else yet. he will have the CD with me from the 15th of December and available on the tour.… Continue
Hanson grew up seeing more white Canadian snow than Texas red dirt. She grew up in Ottawa, a quiet, conservative government town with bone-chillingly cold winters. Unlikely breeding ground for a southern-style roots musician? Perhaps. But anyone who can live through a lonely Ottawa winter just might emerge in springtime singing the blues. And that’s exactly what Hanson… Continue
OK maybe early yet, but when I last looked out here in The Highlands, the snow was most definitely "deep and crisp and even", so with that in mind please find our Christmas Single for your pleasure and to warm the cockles of your heart, feel free to download , courtesy of Red Beet Records and Eric Brace & Peter…Continue
This year-old debut solo album from London-based Alexander Wolfe is one of those productions worthy of being dubbed solo: not only is Alexander singing his own songs, he plays most of the instruments along the way and spent a long time developing these songs into the big production numbers that they are. For the first few… Continue
FTB podcast #96 features the new CD from SCOTT GIBSON called Just Keep Drivin'. Also new music from MARTI BROM and GIRL HAGGARD. The full playlist is posted below. Check the artist's websites and order their CD's or downloads and tell 'em you heard the songs on the FTB podcast. Please email me with any questions or suggestions for the podcasts.… Continue
Added by Bill Frater on November 26, 2010 at 23:00 —
And about time, too HCCT —because this album has been ten years in the making and not come a moment too soon. Since this trio are one of the finest components of Western Swing (and more) to have come along since Asleep At The Wheel first emerged in 1970. I was on my initial impression disappointed… Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on November 26, 2010 at 18:00 —
One of the standout songs on a recent Red Beet Records sampler was Matt Urmy's Renaissance Rodeo, a big, bold, sweeping song that spoke of a very self-confident writer. The mood on Sweet Lonesome is rather darker, dealing as it does… Continue
Tony is an extremely skilled musician with a riveting voice who blends rock music with elements of Americana, folk, and pop. Furtado’s extremely impressive, furious slide guitar skills and 25+ years of banjo experience will blow away the musicos; its not all flash instrumentation, for the lovers of a story in a song, Furtado has a few tales to tell too.…
FTB podcast #95 features the new CD from GARY BENNETT called My Ol' Guitar. Also great new music from ROCKIN’ JASON D. WILLIAMSand THE FABULOUS GINN SISTERS. The full playlist is posted below. Check the artist's websites and order their CD's or downloads and tell 'em you heard the songs on the FTB podcast. Please email me with any questions or suggestions for the… Continue
Added by Bill Frater on November 19, 2010 at 7:45 —
Mark Olson is a founding member of The Jayhawks, the most acclaimed band to emerge out of the alt-country scene. He left the Jayhawks in 1996, after the release of the band’s biggest-selling album, Tomorrow The Green Grass, but continued to record music with his new band, The Creekdippers, at his new home in the California desert.
In 2007 Mark released his first true solo… Continue
Added by Editorial on November 17, 2010 at 14:30 —
Kimmie Rhodes and Band Tour Dates
Winter 2010 – One Christmas, years back, inspired while watching country legend, Willie Nelson, open multiple packages all containing platinum records of his beloved song, Pretty Paper, Kimmie pledged to write a holiday song every year. Now, as a gift to her friends worldwide, she and Gabe Rhodes have collaborated on brilliant new productions of those songs, “Miracles On… Continue
Added by Editorial on November 17, 2010 at 14:30 —
Nashville songwriter and storyteller Danny Darst teams with Michael Altman for the world premier of a haunting work of classic Americana/ Darst will be making live music appearances about town
Los Angeles, CA (November 3, 2010)—Hit country music songwriter Danny Darst, aka playwright Daniel Dean Darst, has arrived in Los Angeles on the eve of the World Premiere of his first play, the dramatic and evocative EXIT 10. The gritty… Continue
Added by Kim Grant on November 16, 2010 at 5:00 —
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