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December 2016 Blog Posts (29)

JACK MACK & THE HEART ATTACK HORNS - Back to the Shack (SSR FreeRoll)

Big, brassy R'n'B - with equal emphasis on all those elements of that definition - is what these guys purvey, as the opening 'Standin' Before The King', a gutsy BB King tribute, the Memphis flavoured blues of 'Somethin' In The Water', and the Muscle Shoals meets Motown sound of 'Don't Let Her Go' all attest to. That last-named track had me racking my brains to think of the original, but no, it is the band's own. In case you're wondering, there is no Jack Mack, and…
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Added by Norman John Darwen on December 29, 2016 at 21:51 — No Comments

JOHN LATINI: The Blues Makes Me Feel Good (Smokin' Sleddog 1658-5-SSR)

John Latini | The Blues Just Makes Me Feel Good

Originally from Queens, New York, but based for many years in Michigan, singer, guitarist, bandleader and songwriter John Latini has here a very fine set of 13 blues compositions, very well sung in a deep, lived-in voice and accompanied by some pretty straight blues guitar playing (surprisingly, there is very little rock influence on this CD) and a tight little band. All the songs are originals, with the exception of 'Three AM' from former front man for…
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Added by Norman John Darwen on December 28, 2016 at 19:34 — No Comments

ELLES BAILEY —THE ELBERTON SESSIONS (Self-Released) EP 6 Songs And 2017 dates

www.ellesbailiey.com

 

Young Bristol, England blues vocalist, Elles Bailey possesses a believable singing voice. Her smoky tones drenched in slide and lead guitar are of the kind to attract the listener, like the fly…

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Added by Maurice Hope on December 23, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

LAURIE LEWIS & THE RIGHT HANDS —THE HAZEL AND ALICE SESSIONS (Spruce & Maple Music)

www.spuceandmaplemusic.com

 

www.laurielewis.com

 

When it comes to themed albums, or as the case here a tribute record The Hazel And Alice Sessions from bluegrass, folk country…

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Added by Maurice Hope on December 22, 2016 at 14:09 — No Comments

RED TAIL RING —FALL AWAY BLUES (Self-Released)

 

 

www.redtailring.com

 http://www.earthworksmusic.com

Based in Kalamazoo, Michigan songwriting duo Laurel Premo (vocals, fiddle, banjo) and Michael Beauchamp (vocals,…

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Added by Maurice Hope on December 20, 2016 at 7:26 — No Comments

JAMES THE FANG & SERIOUS SAM BARRETT —THE DIME HORSE SHOE (ARKAM Records VINYL Release)

http://www.serioussambarrett

 

Music rebels they are most certainly. A more appropriate and accurate account would be so say they buck the system, turn the clock back to perform music that’s real…

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Added by Maurice Hope on December 20, 2016 at 7:18 — No Comments

CODY JINKS —I’M NOT THE DEVIL (Thirty Tigers)

http://www.codyjinks.com

 

Facts they claim, and not without substance are stranger than fiction. Here is a just such a case. For Cody Jinks who sounds like a real country singer and not someone using it as a means to…

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Added by Maurice Hope on December 15, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

OSBORNE JONES —ONLY NOW (Continental Song City)

 

http://www.osbornejones.com

www.continental.nl.com

 

Recorded in Glendale, California British born duo Osborne Jones’ latest album was produced by Rick Shea…

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Added by Maurice Hope on December 15, 2016 at 10:42 — No Comments

The MIKE RITCHIE ON SUNDAY SHOW – Celtic Music Radio - Playlist, December 11, 2016

PLAYLIST, DECEMBER 11, 2016.

Catch-up links provided.   

 

1 – NEIL YOUNG – Far From Home

2 – CARTER SAMPSON – Everything You Need…

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Added by Mike Ritchie on December 14, 2016 at 10:48 — No Comments

Ep331 Becky Warren

On Americana Music Show #331, Becky Warren tells the sorta true story behind the story arc on her album War Surplus, talks about her solo career and plays three tracks from the album.



Also on this episode, I’ve got a sneak peek at…

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Added by Calvin Powers on December 13, 2016 at 6:30 — No Comments

Seasick Steve UK dates





4 DATES IN APRIL 2017



Seasick Steve will be performing 4 headline shows in the UK this coming April.



This year has already seen Steve perform his biggest ever headline show at The SSE Arena, Wembley and achieve his 5th consecutive Top 10 album in the UK with his new album, which was released on 7th October.



These dates will be…

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Added by Editorial on December 12, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments

THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS —YOU’RE DREAMING (Red House Records)

 

http://redhouserecords.com

 

‘We cut our teeth performing some well-known and obscure songs that were popular or unpopular pre-1960, partly out of curiosity and deep appreciation, but mostly because it was…

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Added by Maurice Hope on December 12, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

LONESOME SHACK —THE SWITCHER (Self-Released)

 

www.lonesomeshack.com

 

 

Founded in the early 2000s isolation of New Mexico by singer-songwriter lead guitarist and vocalist, Ben Todd Lonesome Shack is an incredible trio. Their groove driven sound has a ton of…

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Added by Maurice Hope on December 12, 2016 at 9:31 — No Comments

THE RAILSPLITTERS —THE FASTER IT GOES (Self-Released)

 

www.therailsplitters.com

 

 

Boulder, Colorado 5-piece The Railsplitters are genuinely blessed with an excellent lead vocalist, and contain a tight innovative acoustic sound and great live. The…

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Added by Maurice Hope on December 12, 2016 at 8:52 — No Comments

THE WESTERN FLYERS —WILD BLUE YONDER (Versa Tone - Self-Released)

 

www.thewesternflyers.com

 

 

Steeped in Texas swing, hot jazz, cowboy songs and old time fiddle tunes The Western Flyers; Joey McKenzie (archtop guitar, vocals), Katie Glassman (fiddle, vocals) and Gavin Kelso (upright bass,…

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Added by Maurice Hope on December 12, 2016 at 8:30 — No Comments

THE GOOD INTENTIONS —THE LONG UNBROKEN LINE (Drumfire Records)

 

www.thegoodintentions.com

 

 

Liverpool husband and wife duo, The Good Intentions have a bunch of superb players accompany them on their latest album The Long Unbroken…

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Added by Maurice Hope on December 10, 2016 at 9:09 — No Comments

PAUL CAUTHEN —MY GOSPEL (Lightning Rod Records)

http://www.paulcauthen.com

http://www.lighteningrodrecords.com

 

Now here is an interesting project from former lead singer with Texicana band Sons Of Fathers, Tyler,…

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Added by Maurice Hope on December 10, 2016 at 8:15 — No Comments

BAP KENNEDY –RECKLESS HEART (At The Helm Records)

www.bapkennedy.com

 

www.atthehelmrecords.com

It was a sad day when affable Belfast singer-songwriter Bap Kennedy (1962-2016) left this world; his loss to his family and friends plus those who…

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Added by Maurice Hope on December 7, 2016 at 18:51 — No Comments

VARIOUS –THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN POPULR MUSIC MORE COUNTRY HITS (Ace Records)

 

www.acerecords.com

 

This country hits package isn’t any old compilation, for one it brings together 28 different artists; from one-time household names as Johnny Cash, Jim Reeves, Hank Snow, Marty Robbins and Jerry Lewis and to the…

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Added by Maurice Hope on December 7, 2016 at 18:34 — No Comments

Rayna Gellert & Kai Welch Dates







A founding member of old-time supergroup, Uncle Earl (which re-formed for a successful US tour in 2016) Rayna Gellert is renowned for her rich depth of knowledge and masterclass performances of traditional fiddle music…and being a composer highly regarded by her peers, who has produced albums that won praise on both sides of the…

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Added by Editorial on December 6, 2016 at 11:03 — No Comments

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September 2018

1
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
Cody Canada & the Departed
47 pts.
3
Blue Rose Records
CVL,DHO
5
Jeffrey Foucault
43 pts.
Blood Brothers
Blueblade Records
MB,SZ
6
The War And Treaty
42 pts.
Healing Tide
Thirty Tigers
FCE,AL,MG
7
Martha Fields
40 pts.
Dancing Shadows
Independent
SP,DH,RST,RW
8
The Weight Band
35 pts.
World Gone Mad
Must Have Music
DD,CRS,BM
9
David Olney
32 pts.
This Side Or The Other
Black Hen Music
LM
 
The Black Sorrows
32 pts.
Citizen John
Blue Rose Records
 
11
Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis
31 pts.
Wild Wild Wild
Bloodshot Records
GS
12
Hadley McCall Thackston
28 pts.
Hadley McCall Thackston
Wolfe Island Records
 
 
Nathan Bell
28 pts.
Er Gwaetha Pawb a Phopeth
Angry Stick
PK
14
Curse Of Lono
26 pts.
As I Fell
Submarine Cat Records
MM,JF
15
Ryan Martin
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.
Secularia
Red House Records
KG,JJC
21
Boz Scaggs
20 pts.
Out Of the Blues
Concord Records
BH,JSM
 
Lucero
20 pts.
Among The Ghosts
Thirty Tigers
JJ
 
Melissa Carper & Rebecca Patek
20 pts.
Brand New Old-Time Songs
Independent
MW
24
The Jayhawks
17 pts.
Back Roads and Abandoned Motels
Legacy
 
25
Lori McKenna
16 pts.
Tree
Cn Records

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