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December 2011 Blog Posts (27)

Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers starts Euro dates at Celtic Connections.

Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers – I've Been Gone (Spotify Link)

More great things are being toted in all discerning quarter for Zoe Muth, a bright talent with her roots firmly set in the heritage of Country…


Added by Editorial on December 31, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie podcast #144 (One Shots)

FTB #144 is a "one shot" show where we catch up on some of the Americana and Roots music releases from 2011 that never made it on previous shows for some reason. Heading into the new year with lots of new stuff lined up already means I'm not likely to get back to any of these again artists soon although they are all quite good. Thus, the "one shot"…


Added by Bill Frater on December 29, 2011 at 22:15 — No Comments

Mike Cullison UK dates January! and making the pilgrimage to the Cash family home of Falkland (Fife)

Nashville based Hony-tonk songster Mike Cullison is on a pilgrimage, he says "I am looking forward to the adventure, touring Scotland & England. Especially Falkland, maybe…

Added by Editorial on December 28, 2011 at 16:00 — No Comments

Jerry Leger: Traveling Grey

A Canadian who hails from the Atlantic coast, Jerry Leger has been a fixture on the Toronto music scene for some while now and Traveling Grey is the fourth album for a young man who is clearly quite a prolific songwriter. Sounding pretty much like Bob Dylan at his most tunefully heartfelt (aroundabout the time of Desire and Blood on…


Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on December 22, 2011 at 18:30 — No Comments

Charlie Roth helps bring a message of Peace and Goodwill to Upper Galilee

Charlie Roth helps bring a message of Peace and Goodwill to Upper


        Menachem Vinegrad, who runs Israel’s leading Roots Music Festival The Jacobs Ladder Festival and broadcasts on Radio Upper Galilee says this of…


Added by The Medicine Show on December 20, 2011 at 3:00 — No Comments

The Freight Train Boogie Christmas 2011 Show

Yes kids, it's the 4th annual Freight Train Boogie holiday song collection, and as usual, most of the songs are new and not too traditional.  Three songs are from the new release, The Gathering by LAURELEYN GOSSETT and friends who include RHIANNON GIDDENS & MIKE COMPTON. Two of the songs are from My Favorite Gifts, on Ramseur…


Added by Bill Frater on December 19, 2011 at 20:02 — No Comments

Medicine Show Concerts (What a Year) Re-runs for 2011 up until 2012

We are re-running a selection of the best Medicine Show Concerts of 2011 on FSR Radio from now until it is no longer 2011, I will be changing the concerts every day so please check in regularly to see who is playing, it could be your favorite Concert of the year.  

Can I take this opportunity to thank the amazing parade of performers and artists  who played a show for us in 2011 and…


Added by The Medicine Show on December 18, 2011 at 5:00 — 1 Comment

Thomas Fraser Story on tour in the USA this week

Long Gone Lonesome tour of USA announced

Orkadian musician, musical historian, songwriter, now paywrite, …


Added by The Medicine Show on December 16, 2011 at 21:00 — No Comments


Fiddler, songwriter and pure-voiced vocalist Stephanie Bettman has on this her second album teamed-up with likewise diverse act, Luke Halpin. Both are multi-talented and the result is simple something else. Showing an adventuress flair that can be traced back to her work as an actress (plays, dramas and operas…


Added by Maurice Hope on December 15, 2011 at 21:00 — No Comments

R.I.P. Johnnie Fats music legend (The song is over but the melody will linger)

John (Fats) Sutherland had been performing since his early teens and was a stalwart on the Caithness music scene. Photo: Fergus Mather.

A great life in music was ended by a heart attack last Thursday, we lost one of the worlds true orginals and I lost a friend.

What you saw was what you got with John, he was as staight as the nights are long at this time of year in Caithness, and when he talked he talked with as much authority as he played his guitar, needless to say in both cases, I was happy to do some listening when in his company.

A child of the 60's he broke all the rules and…


Added by Editorial on December 14, 2011 at 20:30 — No Comments

THE GREAT RECESSION ORCHESTRA —Of Fort Worth Texas Asks The Musical Question; have you ever even heard of Milton Brown? (NewTex Records)

Now here is a novel, concept. Texas swing is one, the other is the music here was recorded by Brown between 1932-1936 when he fronted the…


Added by Maurice Hope on December 11, 2011 at 18:00 — No Comments

KENNY VAUGHAN —V (Sugar Hill)     

Super sideman, guitarist Kenny Vaughan has took his time in making…


Added by Maurice Hope on December 11, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments

Mark Wayne Glasmire —Mark Wayne Glasmire (Self-released)

 MWG learnt his trade playing folk in New York before relocating to Nashville to play at country singer-songwriter venues such as, the Bluebird Café prior to his move to Arlington, Texas. To start we have the punchy, lyric revealing blue-collar ‘Last Of A Dying Breed’ before dropping…


Added by Maurice Hope on December 11, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments



What a wonderful, eclectic way to celebrate the music of Lubbock, Texas legend Buddy Holly on his 75th anniversary. Good to listen to and in lots of cases, dance he changed not only music but also, how teenagers got to express themselves. Like Elvis during his early days it was all so natural. A genial songwriter he…


Added by Maurice Hope on December 11, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments


Bluegrass duo, The Roys are a pure-voiced act who perform in a tight typical of the genre, fashion. Such is the opening track one name instantly came to…


Added by Maurice Hope on December 11, 2011 at 9:00 — No Comments

Nickelback, Here and Now (Roadrunner)

Nickelback’s music has always brought back memories from my first big outdoor gigs.  For two years running during my teenage years, I attended Canada Day concert’s in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  I remember a feeling of excitement… and a carefree attitude to the high prices of big gig food!



Added by Calum Fash Stewart on December 11, 2011 at 3:30 — No Comments

Cam Penner: Gypsy Summer

This album has been sitting around with me for a while, as I struggled to get a handle on it to begin with. I think I had a notion that Cam Penner was one of those heavily bearded rootsy performers who would deliver something raw - lots of foot-stomping and yelping, I thought. Well, by his own account, this self-produced album sees him…


Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on December 9, 2011 at 22:00 — No Comments

NEW "Inspirational" CD LOUD & CLEAR

Hello to you all and Merry Christmas!


 I have just released my NEW  "Christian/Inspirational" CD called LOUD & CLEAR. 

It includes songs from previous albums as well as some recently written material.  The songs from previous CD's have been re-recorded and produced by Mike West at his Ninth Ward Pickin' Parlor in Lawrence, Kansas USA.

 To check it out visit the following link.…


Added by Kevin Danzig on December 9, 2011 at 20:18 — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie Show #143, Favorite Music Release of 2011

FTB podcast #143 features my favorite music releases for calender year 2011. I hesitate to say "best" releases because it's really just my opinion. There are a few artists and albums that are not included here because I don't have their permission to use their music on the podcast, or I've included their one "podcast-OK" song on a previous FTB show.…


Added by Bill Frater on December 9, 2011 at 18:30 — 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
20 5 19
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
-- 16
MICHAEL McDERMOTT / Orphans / Pauper Sky *JDoel *

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