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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…

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

GARY STEWART —I’M A TEXAN & BATTLEGROUND (Floating World)

 

www.floatingworldrecords.co.uk

 

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…

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

MAC WISEMAN —FOLK BALLADS, HITS AND GOSPEL HYMNS (Jasmine)

 

www.jasmine-records,co.uk

 

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.…

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

The Jamie Freeman Agreement: 100 Miles From Town

http://www.jamiefreeman.co.uk/

         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…

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

NEW COUNTRY REHAB—GHOST OF YOUR CHARMS (Kelp Records)

http://www.newcountryrehab.com 

 

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…

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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…

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

GARY STEWART —OUT OF HAND & BRAND NEW (Floating World)

 

www.floatingworldrecords.co.uk

 

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…

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

JERRY LEE LEWIS—TOUCHING HOME / WOULD YOU TAKE ANOTHER CHANCE ON ME (BGO Records)

 

www.bgo-records.com

 

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

Kreg Viesselman: If You Lose Your Light

http://kregviesselman.com/

 

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…

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

MERLE HAGGARD —THE EPIC COLLECTION * CHILL FACTOR * 5:01 BLUES (BGO Records)

 

www.bgo-records.com

 

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…

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

DONNA THE BUFFALO —TONIGHT, TOMORROW AND YESTERDAY (Sugar Hill)

http://www.donnathebuffalo.com

http://www.sugarhillrecords.com

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…

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

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May 2018

1
John Prine
67 pts.
The Tree of Forgiveness
Oh Boy Records
JJC,MB,SP,RM
2
Levi Parham
58 pts.
It's All Good
Continental Records
CRS,JB,TK
3
Jeb Barry and the Pawn Shop Saints
55 pts.
Texas, etc...
DollyRocker
HDB,CVL,DHO
4
Michael McDermott
54 pts.
Out From Under
Continental Song City
JDO,LK,BK
5
Sam Morrow
48 pts.
Concrete and Mud
Forty Below Records
MA,JBO,HB
6
Caleb Caudle
39 pts.
Crushed Coins
Cornelius Chapel Records
 
7
Western Centuries
36 pts.
Songs From The Deluge
Free Dirt Records
MF
8
Carter Sampson
34 pts.
Lucky
Continental Song City
 
9
Charley Crockett
30 pts.
Lonesome as a Shadow
Son of Davy/30 Tigers
 
10
Courtney Marie Andrews
28 pts.
May Your Kindness Remain
Loose Music
JV
11
Ed Romanoff
27 pts.
The Orphan King
Pinerock Records
 
 
Joan Baez
27 pts.
Whistle Down The Wind
Proper Records
HD
 
Pharis and Jason Romero
27 pts.
Sweet Old Religion
Lula Records
SZ,LM
14
Gretchen Peters
24 pts.
Dancing With The Beast
Proper Records
KG
 
Old Crow Medicine Show
24 pts.
Volunteer
Columbia Records
GF
 
Will Stewart
24 pts.
County Seat
Cornelius Chapel Records
 
17
Ben Reel
22 pts.
Land Of Escape
B REEL Records
GC,FC
 
Birds Of Chicago
22 pts.
Love In Wartime
Signature Sounds
 
 
Emily Herring
22 pts.
Gliding
Eight 30 Records
RST,RH
20
Jenny van West
21 pts.
Happiness To Burn
Independent
PJ,FS,JJ
 
Mary Gauthier
21 pts.
Rifles And Rosary Beads
In the Black Records
 
22
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
20 pts.
Years
Bloodshot Records
FCE
23
David Starr
19 pts.
South And East
Independent
HM
24
Cold Tone Harvest
18 pts.
After You
Independent
 
25
Grant Peeples
17 pts.
Settling Scores vol. 2
Continental

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