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November 2011 Blog Posts (22)

Eric Hisaw: Ghost Stories

www.erichisaw.com

Eric Hisaw (pronounced High Saw) has been in the game long enough for one reviewer to describe him as a "journeyman" musician. There's no disrespect in that label, suggesting as it does someone who'll get the job done, and get it done well. After twenty years or so in the business you suspect the possibility of stardom has passed him by, but…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on November 30, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments

Rebecca Pronsky Euro Tour and Celtic Connections date just announced

Rebecca Pronsky dates just announced…

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Added by Editorial on November 29, 2011 at 2:25 — No Comments

A Farmhouse Christmas: Joey & Rory

http://www.joeyandrory.com/ 

Surprised to find they had a winning combination in Joey's voice, Rory's songs and their collective homely charm, this husband and wife team are catching their wave with a set of Christmas songs that invite you to share the vibe of their Tennessee farmhouse home at this time of year. These songs are currently being toured around the States…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on November 27, 2011 at 19:00 — No Comments

Kimmie Rhodes: Miracles on Christmas Day

           

www.kimmierhodes.com

Originally released twelve months ago, Miracles On Christmas Day is set for re-release this December and  there are probably those who buy albums to be dragged out at this time of year, as part of their own personal Christmas traditions. With nine original new songs, Miracles does benefit from avoiding…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on November 24, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments

RAY BONNEVILLE — BAD MAN’S BLOOD (Red House)

www.redhouserecords.com

Groove master, Canadian-born, Austin residing guitarist and harmonica act Ray Bonneville follows up his genial 2008 album, Goin’ By Feel with another storming record. Bonneville’s full-bodied music is something to behold and compared to that of Mark Knopfler, Chris Smither, Ray Wylie Hubbard and a man who plays on the album Gurf Morlix…

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

SWEETBACK SISTERS — LOOKING FOR A FIGHT (Signature Sounds)

 

www.signaturesounds.com

www.thesweetbacksisters.com

The SweetBack Sisters are primarily Emily Miller (lead, harmony vocals) and Zara Bode (lead and harmony vocals plus a little acoustic…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 21, 2011 at 19:00 — No Comments

THE CAROL 'Review'

http://www.rootstime.be/CD%20REVIEUW/2011/NOV1/CD74.html

Added by Mark Brine on November 19, 2011 at 16:46 — No Comments

LORETTA LYNN —YOUR SQUAW IS ON THE WARPATH / FIST CITY (Raven Records)

LORETTA LYNN —YOUR SQUAW IS ON THE WARPATH / FIST CITY (Raven Records)

 

www.ravenrecords.com.au

 

Two superb albums on one cd plus, bonus tracks can’t be bad and it isn’t! For not only does the listener get to enjoy two classic albums from Lynn of the late 1960s but a handful of tracks from her 1970s ‘Loretta Lynn Writes ‘Em And Sings ‘Em’ album and others too!

 

It is wall-to-wall good stuff framed…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 19, 2011 at 16:11 — No Comments

The Deadly Gentlemen: Carry Me To Home

www.deadlygentlemen.com 

              Bluegrass like you've never heard it from a predominantly young band playing in a furious blur of energy, enthusiasm and skill. Fronted by Greg Liszt, banjo wizard from Crooked Still, The Deadly Gentlemen play songs that are never straightforward but fizz with energy and invention as they burst off in…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on November 17, 2011 at 21:00 — No Comments

My album of the week: Ally MacLeod - Astor Place

I think this just might be a bit special; the story goes that Ally MacLeod, sometime film-maker,  dance teacher and New York City resident, was back home in the Highlands doing some work with Martin Stephenson (sometime Daintee, all-round musical wonder). Discussing their shared love of country music, Martin asked Ally to sing him a song.  I suspect he had to pick his jaw up off the floor by the time…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on November 15, 2011 at 22:00 — No Comments

Farewell Jackie

I woke up to floods of face book tributes for my friend Jackie Leven and soon found myself in floods of tears, Ive posted his Coffee Shop Session recorded nearly a year ago, to veetle with a heavy heart and as a tribute to him and his art. If you would like to remember him, listen…

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Added by The Medicine Show on November 15, 2011 at 18:00 — No Comments

Gillian Welch, The Dome, Brighton. November 12th 2011

An eight-year wait; two people, two guitars, one banjo, a harmonica or two, twenty-three songs, four standing ovations, three encores, an 1800 capacity crowd – yes it was the much anticipated first night of Gillian Welch’s 2011 UK tour.   

 

Although all the pre-show publicity suggests that it is Welch alone, of course her long-term musical partner, Dave Rawlings, accompanied her – and how! The man is a genius on guitar and stands up against the very best you will ever see.…

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Added by Jela Webb on November 13, 2011 at 22:01 — No Comments

KATE CAMPBELL —TWO NIGHTS IN TEXAS (Large River Music)

 

www.largerivermusic.com

www.katecampbell.com

 

 

Singer-songwriter Kate Campbell has long been one of those whose work I have championed. Her studious songs are of the kind that edge their way…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 13, 2011 at 18:30 — No Comments

BOB MANNING —JUST WHAT I WANTED (Bourbon Haze Records)

www.smartchoicemusic.com

www.nashville-west.com

On listening to Bob Manning (and the Honky Tonk Roadshow), a first for me despite him having played for twenty years or more I was taken by his stone country approach. That takes in honky tonk and Texas swing as sounds and stylistic values akin to Lefty Frizzell and Merle Haggard are aired. Like Haggard he is a fine…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 13, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

Michael and the Lonesome Playboys: Last of the Honky Tonks

www.myspace.com/michaellonesomeplayboys 

Californian Michael Ubaldini has been maki ng music in the areas where country meets rock and roll for the better part of two decades. Sometimes the…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on November 12, 2011 at 21:00 — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie Show #140 with The Deep Dark Woods, Nikki Lane and The Infamous Stringdusters

FTB podcast #140 features the new album by THE DEEP DARK WOODS called The Place I Left Behind. Also new music from SONS OF FATHERS, NIKKI LANE and THE INFAMOUS…

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Added by Bill Frater on November 12, 2011 at 1:06 — No Comments

Franc Cinelli : Goodtimes Goodtimes

    

www.franc-cinelli.com 

Born in Rome, raised in London, Franc Cinelli has been working his musical apprenticeship over the last few years, releasing a favourably received album, Glue, back in 2008. I'm writing this whilst Franc plays an album launch party in London, which I think he's playing solo. There's two sides to Franc's music; on…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on November 10, 2011 at 21:00 — No Comments

Graham Robins: The Shipping News

www.grahamrobins.com  

So, where has Graham Robins been all our lives? A man of mature years, it is safe to say, this is just his third album in 40-odd years of being a working musician - and it's really very good indeed. Distilling soul, country and jazz, Graham Robins has the voice, the hat and the look to come over as something of a Van Morrison doppelganger. When an artist comes so close to sounding…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on November 8, 2011 at 21:30 — No Comments

PHARIS & JASON ROMERO —A PASSING GLIMPSE (Lula Records)

www.jasonandpharis.com 

Hmmm… who are these guys? Well Pharis and Jason Romero are North American old-time musicians who live in a log cabin deep in woods of British Columbia. Pharis is a wonderful, sweet-toned vocalist possessing hints of Gillian Welch while Jason is a banjo picker, vocalist and as is the…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 5, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments

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The Devil Makes Three
70 pts.
Chains Are Broken
New West
FC,JB,RK,TJ,LK
2
Jimmy LaFave
65 pts.
Peace Town
Music Road Records
PKO
3
Malcolm Holcombe
48 pts.
Come Hell Or High Water
Gypsy Eyes Music
FB,JBO
4
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47 pts.
3
Blue Rose Records
CVL,DHO
5
Jeffrey Foucault
43 pts.
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Blueblade Records
MB,SZ
6
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42 pts.
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Thirty Tigers
FCE,AL,MG
7
Martha Fields
40 pts.
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Independent
SP,DH,RST,RW
8
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35 pts.
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Must Have Music
DD,CRS,BM
9
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32 pts.
This Side Or The Other
Black Hen Music
LM
 
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32 pts.
Citizen John
Blue Rose Records
 
11
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31 pts.
Wild Wild Wild
Bloodshot Records
GS
12
Hadley McCall Thackston
28 pts.
Hadley McCall Thackston
Wolfe Island Records
 
 
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Angry Stick
PK
14
Curse Of Lono
26 pts.
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Submarine Cat Records
MM,JF
15
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25 pts.
Gimme Some Light
High Moon
 
 
Stephen Simmons
25 pts.
Gall
Locke Creek Records
TK,HDB
17
Jason McNiff
23 pts.
Joy And Independence
At The Helm Records
 
 
Jim Lauderdale
23 pts.
Time Flies
Yep Roc
 
 
Kevin Gordon
23 pts.
Tilt and Shine
Crowville Media
MP
20
Eliza Gilkyson
21 pts.
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Red House Records
KG,JJC
21
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20 pts.
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Concord Records
BH,JSM
 
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20 pts.
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Thirty Tigers
JJ
 
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Brand New Old-Time Songs
Independent
MW
24
The Jayhawks
17 pts.
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Legacy
 
25
Lori McKenna
16 pts.
Tree
Cn Records

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