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November 2013 Blog Posts (41)

Drew Landry, The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen. 26 November 2013

With his Keep What’s Left and Sharecropper’s Whine albums among the favourites of thousands of Americana addicts, news that Drew Landry was to play two Scottish dates delighted his fans and Martin Raitt’s fledgling Almost Blue Promotions was sufficiently on the ball to secure Landry for the intimate upstairs bar of the…


Added by David James Innes on November 30, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments



Troubled singer-songwriter, Nashville recording country act Gary Stewart (1945-2003) had what it takes to pour out ones’ heart and soul. Share his pained emotions with the listener, and knew it was real and not some lyrics a couple of…


Added by Maurice Hope on November 29, 2013 at 11:59 — No Comments





Bluegrass, country, folk and gospel music are four styles veteran performer (and yes, the Virginia-born act is still does the occasion gig even at 88) Mac Wiseman has a CV to match if not beat most acts of his day. Not only was he once a member of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass…


Added by Maurice Hope on November 29, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

The Jamie Freeman Agreement: 100 Miles From Town

         English singer/songwriter Jamie Freeman produced a debut album a couple of years back which sounds like it may have been focussed on his solo performance. Not so this ambitious, bright, exuberant follow-up. The full band are…


Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on November 26, 2013 at 22:39 — No Comments



Toronto’s four-piece band, New Country Rehab exciting take on music has them run the gamut of musical influences. As they move, urgently through the cranked up surges of energy that all but overspill to tempered killer, country ballads. Yes, their music…


Added by Maurice Hope on November 25, 2013 at 7:20 — No Comments

Underhill Rose on Americana Music Show #167

On episode 167 of the Americana Music Show, the women of Underhill Rose talk about their fan-funded album, the Asheville music scene, growing their fan base out west, and teaching kids the music of Doc Watson and Libba Cotten. They also play three tracks from their latest album, Something Real.…


Added by Calvin Powers on November 25, 2013 at 6:30 — No Comments



When it comes to hard-hitting, hard drinking hell raising country music you need go no further than the late Gary Stewart. Because not only did he write a bunch of them, but lived the life too. As for the music within this 2cd set you could almost label it The Best…


Added by Maurice Hope on November 24, 2013 at 18:49 — No Comments



The ‘killer’ Jerry lee Lewis is one of those people (we all envy) heaped in natural talent. Able to play rock’n’roll or country music with equal ease, and stir the passion of followers of both. The two records featured are from Jerry Lee’s finest country era with a bunch of Nashville…


Added by Maurice Hope on November 24, 2013 at 18:35 — No Comments

Rod Picott, The Slaughtered Lamb, London. October 30th 2013

Often when I’m on my way to a gig with my better half, Richard, we ponder as to how many ‘music pals’ will be at the show... on the train to London to see Rod Picott we deliberated and thought that we’d see John, Jim, Mike C and possibly Paul T. Much to our delight they were all in attendance alongside Mary as well as Andy, and Ronnie who had travelled all the way from Holland…a pretty good turnout and testament to the fact that Picott has garnered lots of fans since first touring here and…


Added by Jela Webb on November 22, 2013 at 22:43 — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie Show #235 features the new album by Paul Burch entitled 'Fevers'. Also new music from Tom Gilliam, Beth Bombara, Jesse Terry and Milton...

FTB Show #235 features the new album by Paul Burch entitled Fevers. Also new music from Tom Gilliam, Heidi Feek and Milton. Here's the…


Added by Bill Frater on November 22, 2013 at 16:50 — No Comments

Lucinda Williams' Rough Trade Album Set For Re-Release On January 14, 2014 (in the US)

As a follow-up to my prvious post, the 25th anniversary re-release of Lucinda Williams'  Rough Trade Album  is set for January 14, 2014 on 12th Street Records.

The two-disc reissue features remastered versions taken from the original analog tapes of the original recordings, as well as a bonus disc containing a previously unreleased live recording of a…


Added by Amos Perrine on November 20, 2013 at 18:00 — No Comments

Lisa Richards brings some antipodean sunshine to the UK this week

With the spacious songs of her fifth album, Beating of the Sun, Lisa Richards explored the tough subjects of grief and loss with both strength and fragility.

Raised - North Queensland, before finding a home in Austin Texas where this last album was nurtured. Lisa tells us   “With this CD I was 100% involved from beginning to end. It was challenging, scary and slow but I am really happy with how it…


Added by Editorial on November 20, 2013 at 15:01 — No Comments

Band of Heathens on the Americana Music Show

On episode 166 of the Americana Music Show, Ed Jurdi talks about the new Band Of Heathens line up, why they record their albums live, moving to Asheville, and being “bootleg friendly.” He also sets up and plays three tracks from the Band Of Heathens latest album, Sunday Morning Record.

Also on this…


Added by Calvin Powers on November 18, 2013 at 6:30 — No Comments

Medicine Show Record Launch

So now we are a Record label to! Introducing "Medicine Show Records" first 2 releases (just in time for Christmas) only £5 each, with a free Medicine Show Festive Collection with every CD (free to download now) Please give them a listen, (simply click the widgets below) it will not only help these fine musicians, but will also help me keep the wheels on the hub and on all the…


Added by The Medicine Show on November 17, 2013 at 23:47 — No Comments

Kreg Viesselman: If You Lose Your Light


It’s coming to something when it’s a Norwegian artist who comes up with one of the most compelling examples of Americana that I’ve heard this year.  I say “Americana”, but that is only one tag that fits this rich piece of work. “Folk” would fit as well, but lyrically and musically Kreg…


Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on November 17, 2013 at 23:00 — No Comments



Oh, my what a treat listeners have in store here. Three albums from the Hag’s 1980s catalogue, one of a few purple patches in a career. A career that is now believe it or not into its sixth decade. The twin-CD set starts off with one of Merle's live records, The Epic…


Added by Maurice Hope on November 17, 2013 at 18:02 — No Comments


Long established purveyors of Cajun, Zydeco, folk, rock‘n’roll and country inspired music the rhythm driven (accordion, scrubboard, fiddle, organ, percussion and guitar) act are a delightful set of players. Who’s music interacts with the heart and soul of the…


Added by Maurice Hope on November 17, 2013 at 17:46 — No Comments

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HAYES CARLL / What It Is / Dualtone *MM, *SZ
2 -- 66
DANNY SCHMIDT / Standard Deviation / Live Once Records *JJ, *HdB,
*TK, *AN, *GS, *MF, *SP
3 2 53
PHIL LEE / The Horse He Rode In On / Palookaville Records *MP,
*PvG, *ME
4 -- 49
MERCY JOHN / Let It Go Easy / Butler *LK, *JD
5 3 45
THE DELINES/ Imperial / El Cortez *FSch
6 4 44
VICKY EMERSON / Steady Heart / Independent
7 -- 42
RYAN BINGHAM / American Love Song / Thirty Tigers *HB
8 6 36
SUZANNE JARVIE / In The Clear / Wolfe Island *CRS
9 24 35
KALYN FAY / Good Company / Horton *JV, *JBo
11 35
MANDOLIN ORANGE / Tides of a Teardrop / Yep Roc Records
11 -- 34
VARIOUS / Songs of Our Native Daughters / Smithsonian Folkways
*FCe, *PJ, *PK
12 8 28
TINY LEGS TIM / Elsewhere Bound / Independent *FB
-- 28
J.S. ONDARA / Tales of America / Verve Records *AL, *WV
14 -- 28
MADELEINE ROGER / Cottonwood / Independent *LM
15 -- 24
KIM LENZ / Slowly Speeding / Blue Star *MvP
-- 24
LILY & MADELEINE / Canterbury Girls / New West *TJ
17 12 23
LEYLA McCALLA / Capitalist Blues / Jazz Village *DH, *BH
18 -- 22
ETHAN JOHNS with The Black Eyed Dogs, Anamnesis, Three
Crows/Proper *RK, *JB
-- 22
LONG RYDERS / Psychedelic Country Soul / Cherry Red Records *JS
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LULA WILES / What Will We Do / Smithsonian Folkways
21 -- 18
YOUNG VALLEY / Young Valley / Dial Back Sound *DHo, *CvL
-- 18
KERRI POWERS / Starseeds / Continental
23 -- 17
THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS / Easy Way / Walkie Talkie *KG
24 -- 16
DALE WATSON / Call Me Lucky / Red House *PR
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MICHAEL McDERMOTT / Orphans / Pauper Sky *JDoel *

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