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December 2013 Blog Posts (28)

Ep#172 - Best of Americana Music Show, part 2

On episode 172 of the Americana Music Show, There was a bumper crop of good music this year on the Americana Music Show. More albums than ever were submitted to the show. By my rough count, almost twice as many albums hit my inbox in 2013…

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

DAN PENN —THE FAME RECORDINGS (ACE Records)

 

 

www.acerecords.com

 

Muscle Shoals, Alabama had one of those sounds you could not help but be intrigued by, and drawn to. Musician, singer-songwriter Dan Penn was very much part of that great sound. Up till their untimely…

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Added by Maurice Hope on December 28, 2013 at 7:30 — No Comments

DAN PENN —A ROAD LEADING HOME: Songs By DAN PENN And Others (Ace Records)

 

www.acerecords.com

 

 

Muscle Shoals songwriter and recording act Dan Penn best known to many for his songwriting collaborations with Spooner Oldham but there is more to him too. For prior to their legendary songwriting…

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Added by Maurice Hope on December 28, 2013 at 7:00 — No Comments

Ep#171 Best Of Americana Music Show, part 1

On episode 171 of the Americana Music Show, There was a bumper crop of good music this year on the Americana Music Show. More albums than ever were submitted to the show. By my rough count, almost twice as many albums hit my inbox in 2013…

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Added by Calvin Powers on December 23, 2013 at 6:30 — No Comments

JERRY JEFF WALKER —IT’S A GOOD NIGHT FOR SINGIN’ & CONTRARY TO ORDINARY….Plus (Raven)

 

www.ravenrecords.com.au

 

More wonderful, thrill packed music from Raven. This time it is two full albums (It’s A Good Night For Singin’ and Contrary To Ordinary (from 1976, 1978 respectively) from adapted Texan, New…

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Added by Maurice Hope on December 22, 2013 at 6:30 — No Comments

2013 Best Of Americana Music Show!

I'm happy to announce the 2013 Best Of Americana Music Show list! It's been a bumper-crop year for roots music and it shows in the quality and variety of albums on this year's list. Check out the list, read the reviews,…

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Added by Calvin Powers on December 22, 2013 at 2:03 — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie 2013 Christmas Show

Here we go with the 6th annual FTB Holiday Spectacular with old chestnuts and a few new favorites from Nick Lowe, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Stan Martin and more. Here's the…

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Added by Bill Frater on December 20, 2013 at 22:29 — No Comments

Mr Moon and Grace: Sous un Arbre

http://www.mrmoon.org.uk/

              There are two ways of looking at this collection of folk music in the raw: either it is terminally amateur, only ever approximately in the area of anything you might call musical accomplishment; or, it taps into…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on December 18, 2013 at 20:04 — No Comments

Anna Coogan & JD Foster - London and Benelux band dates in February.

Anna Coogan will be returning to the Netherlands and GermanyLondon  in February 2014 with a impressive band consisting of JD Foster (Dwight Yoakum, Patty Griffin, Calexico) and Willie B (Neko Case, Johnny Dowd, Jamie Lidell) on drums. JD and Anna have co-written a collection of new songs (album currently in production for official release…

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Added by Editorial on December 16, 2013 at 17:57 — No Comments

John Paul Keith on Americana Music Show #170

On episode 170 of the Americana Music Show, John Paul Keith talks about his work with Roland James, the early Knoxville music scene, and sneaking “hot dog guitar stuff” into his songs.  He also plays tree tracks from his latest album,…

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Added by Calvin Powers on December 16, 2013 at 6:00 — No Comments

TONY JOE WHITE —HOODOO (Yep Roc Records)

www.yeprocrecords.com

When it comes to musicians that cut to the chase, then guitar slinger, singer-songwriter Tony Joe White is at the forefront. For he cuts out an instantly recognisable groove in an instant. Plus, his vivid images of America’s south…

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Added by Maurice Hope on December 15, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments

Spotlight with Gavin 'Jeebo' Brady Episode 2

 

 

Broadcast Monday 2nd December 2013-

A review of the stunning new record from Joe West and the Santa Fe Revue and a brand new track from Scottish folk rockers…

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Added by Gavin 'Jeebo' Brady on December 15, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

JOE ELY —THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION (Humphead) 2CD-set

 

www.humpheadcountry.com

 

What can I say, other than this is a ripper! For not only do we have all Joe Ely’s MCA early classics, as he covered in abundance songs by fellow Flatlanders act, Butch Hancock to go with two from another member…

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Added by Maurice Hope on December 14, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie Show #237 features new music from Pete Anderson, Old Cabin, Linda Thompson, Amos Lee, Head For The Hills and others

FTB Show #237 feature a grab bag of fine recent Americana music releases that I wasn't able to squeeze into earlier FTB shows. Artists include Jim Lauderdale, Linda Thompson, Pete Anderson and King Of The Tramps. Here's the iTunes link to…

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Added by Bill Frater on December 13, 2013 at 17:47 — No Comments

CLUTCHING AT STRAWS —COME WHAT MAY (Self-released) 6-track EP

 

www.strawsmusic.com

 

Staffordshire folk act, Clutching Straws perform eclectic folk. You have Alt-folk balladry, energetic surges of passion plus a little humour housed under the one roof.

Come What May, the four-piece’s…

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Added by Maurice Hope on December 10, 2013 at 6:30 — No Comments

Rick Shea on Americana Music Show #169

On episode 169 of the Americana Music Show, Rick Shea talks about covering Hank Williams, producing The Good Intentions, and taking train trips in Mexico when he was a “broken-hearted kid.” He also sets up and plays three tracks from his…

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Added by Calvin Powers on December 9, 2013 at 6:30 — No Comments

Ashleigh Flynn: A Million Stars

http://www.ashleighflynn.com/

              Ashleigh Flynn is a new name to me but this is her fourth album and it looks set fair to bring her much wider attention.  Kentucky born, she’s now based up in the Pacific Northwest. This album was recorded in Portland, Oregon with Chris Funk of The…

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Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on December 8, 2013 at 21:41 — No Comments

ISRAEL NASH GRIPKA —RAIN PLAINS (Loose Records)

 

www.loosemusic.com

 

Singer-songwriter, Missouri-born Israel Nash Gripka’s latest record Rain Plains sees him now living outside Austin. Deep in the Texas hill country making pretty much the same music as he did when he debuted in…

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Added by Maurice Hope on December 8, 2013 at 15:08 — 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
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48 pts.
Come Hell Or High Water
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FB,JBO
4
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47 pts.
3
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CVL,DHO
5
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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
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35 pts.
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Must Have Music
DD,CRS,BM
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32 pts.
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LM
 
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32 pts.
Citizen John
Blue Rose Records
 
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Bloodshot Records
GS
12
Hadley McCall Thackston
28 pts.
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Wolfe Island Records
 
 
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Angry Stick
PK
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Curse Of Lono
26 pts.
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Submarine Cat Records
MM,JF
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25 pts.
Gimme Some Light
High Moon
 
 
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Locke Creek Records
TK,HDB
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23 pts.
Joy And Independence
At The Helm Records
 
 
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23 pts.
Time Flies
Yep Roc
 
 
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23 pts.
Tilt and Shine
Crowville Media
MP
20
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21 pts.
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Red House Records
KG,JJC
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20 pts.
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Concord Records
BH,JSM
 
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Thirty Tigers
JJ
 
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Brand New Old-Time Songs
Independent
MW
24
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17 pts.
Back Roads and Abandoned Motels
Legacy
 
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Lori McKenna
16 pts.
Tree
Cn Records

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