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Kevin Deal - "7 Seven"

A new Kevin Deal album is always a red letter day at The Medicine Maisonette, so I thought Ide spread the good news at Flyinshoes.



Kevin may even now be a new name to many confirmed Country Music fans, he may never achieve the record sales of a say a Tim McGraw or Toby Kieth, a fact that I'm sure at his stage in a career in the main financed by himself and maintained in true independent fashoin, he may have lost all part of the dream now but has come back with a… Continue

Added by The Medicine Show on November 9, 2009 at 18:15 — No Comments

CHRIS SMITHER —TIME STAND STILL (Signature Sounds)

www.smither.com

www.signaturesounds.com

Folk blues Americana act Chris Smither who has been writing great songs for a long time and had the likes of Bonnie Raitt pick up on his work seems to make class albums at will.



Since the beginning Chris Smither has consistently been making full-bodied music that fits the Americana category better than most any act I can think of, and he shows… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on November 8, 2009 at 18:30 — No Comments

BEN REEL —TIME TO GET REAL (B.Reel Records)

www.benreel.com Inspired by the likes of Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Ben Reel is a singer-songwriter from Silverbridge, County Armagh that merges his work with country rock Americana yet it is his passion and ability as a genuine story-telling that see him grasp emotions of the heart.



It is twenty years since as a teenager he formed his first band, Trim The Velvet but it is as a solo recording act his talent and writer of… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on November 8, 2009 at 18:00 — No Comments

Peter Langs urgent medical appeal and my common sence health care appeal to America

Dharma is an Indian spiritual and religious term, means one's righteous duty or any virtuous path in the common sense of the term ( literal translation "that which upholds or supports") .



Dharma Blues was Peter Langs comeback album after a lengthy sabatical from the music industry. It is Dharma, and its miriad meanings, I… Continue

Added by Editorial on November 8, 2009 at 17:00 — No Comments

Hey Negrita: Burn The Whole Place Down

Hey Negrita: Burn The Whole Place Down http://www.myspace.com/heynegrita It's just great to find a new favourite band, there hasn't been one for a while, but this album is just great. Recorded 'as live' on acoustic instruments, 'Burn the Whole Place Down' shows all the qualities that make for a great band: great songs, great playing and a distinctive sound that is partly down to the wondrous interplay of these… Continue

Added by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy on November 7, 2009 at 20:30 — 1 Comment

Samuel James -- For Rosa, Maeve and Noreen (NorthernBlues Music)

Samuel James – For Rosa, Maeve And Noreen (NorthernBlues Music).



I reviewed Samuel James’ first album and proclaimed it to be one of the best debuts that I have heard so when his new release fell through my letterbox I wondered how he was going to deal with the difficult second album. Bigger, Blacker Ben opens that difficult second… Continue

Added by Editorial on November 5, 2009 at 20:30 — No Comments

Samuel James -- For Rosa, Maeve and Noreen (NorthernBlues Music)

Samuel James – For Rosa, Maeve And Noreen (NorthernBlues Music).

I reviewed Samuel James’ first album and proclaimed it to be one of the best debuts that I have heard so when his new release fell through my letterbox I wondered how he was going to deal with the difficult second album. Bigger, Blacker Ben opens that difficult second album. He’s certainly maintained his guitar playing standard and his knack for being a sublime storyteller is still… Continue

Added by David Blue on November 5, 2009 at 20:01 — No Comments

Cam Penner - Trouble and Mercy

Cam Penner - Trouble and Mercy - self release http://www.campenner.com



Cam Penner hails from a Mennonite community in Southern Manitoba, where his parents, the town rebels, ran an illegal roadhouse and his grandfather, a bootlegger, delivered his goods to the rural community bringing much needed remedy. In Thirteen year he has produced 5 albums and has worked with and for the homeless. Thirteen seems to be his… Continue

Added by The Medicine Show on November 5, 2009 at 0:00 — No Comments

Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt Cursing Kerouac and UK Tour November 2009

Two of the leading lights of the Cursing Kerouac fraternity of traveling Hobo Troubadours, Carrie and Danny are life as well as music partners, and just about as good as it gets individually, so together they will be wonderful. Check out Cursing Kerouac http://www.youtube.com/user/CursingKerouac and we highly recommend you go see them at your local show, heres more information, look out for more… Continue

Added by The Medicine Show on November 4, 2009 at 19:30 — No Comments

LYLE LOVETT —NATURAL FORCES (Hump Head)

www.lylelovett.com

www.humpheadcountry.com

When it comes to great Texas singer-songwriters, performers and recording acts then Lyle Lovett is up there with the very best, and to many he is the best! Such is his unique stylist qualities both as a vocalist and writer Lovett is an impossible act to follow.



Utilising the songwriting powers of the likes of Eric Taylor via his excellent… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on November 2, 2009 at 20:30 — No Comments

SAM BUSH —CIRCLES AROUND ME (Sugar Hill)

SAM BUSH —CIRCLES AROUND ME (Sugar Hill)



www.sambush.com

www.myspace.com/sambushband.com



This could well be Sam Bush’s best solo album to date, for his vocals have never sounded better with as always the instrumental work of another class! As Sam (mandolin, fiddle, lead vocals) in the company of Byron House (electric and acoustic bass, harmony vocals), Chris Brown… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on November 1, 2009 at 18:00 — No Comments

Katy Moffatt in concert on tour and conversation with Rob Ellen for Flyinshoes Review.

Katy Moffatt has been described by Maverick Magazine as "A cult hero figure idolised by the more discerning listeners who care more about quality than chart placings".



Her distinctive delivery of country and folk songs show off well written lyrics and equaly well chosen covers of her eclectic repetiore in a dramatic and crystal clear fashion.



This tour by of the UK… Continue

Added by The Medicine Show on November 1, 2009 at 15:00 — No Comments

David Gogo -- Different Views (Cordova Bay Records)



Canadian singer/guitarist David Gogo has released nine albums prior to Different Views but this is his first in three years. Too Late To Stop Now is a high energy rocker with Gogo excelling on slide guitar. There are blues and Cajun influences all over this. Don’t Bring Me Down is a Goffin & King song, but not that you’d recognise it after the David Gogo treatment. This rocked up R&B is excellent. There’s a big vocal performance on Lies… Continue

Added by David Blue on October 31, 2009 at 22:42 — No Comments

The Coal Porters Sid Griffin talks to The Medicine Shows Rob Ellen for Flyinshoes Review and you.

The Coal Porters. Sid Griffin, www.sidgriffin.com the band’s leader and mandolin player, was a leader in the Paisley Underground of the ‘80s with the Long Ryders, one of the founding fathers of alt-country. Griffin moved to the UK and formed the Coal Porters, a vehicle for his love of the Byrds- and Gram Parsons-influenced roots rock. Over the years, the Coal Porters have evolved into The UK's top traditional bluegrass… Continue

Added by Editorial on October 31, 2009 at 21:30 — No Comments

ROD STEWART —THE ROD STEWART SESSIONS 1971-1998 (Stiefel Entertainment -Warner Bros)

www.rodstewart.com

Scottish rocker Rod Stewart found there was life after the Faces, the band he fronted before and after he started out as a solo act. A born entertainer, songwriter and as has been underlined over the years a gifted producer. As demonstrated on among others his best selling album Every Picture Tells A Story.



A big fan of Bob Dylan his version of his ‘Girl From The North Country’ enjoys a good run out as Sessions… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on October 30, 2009 at 20:30 — No Comments

Slaid Cleaves In conversation with Rob Ellen for Flyinshoes Review.





Slaid Cleaves
In conversation with Rob Ellen for Flyinshoes Review, before his show in Inverness at Hootananny October 26th 2009 getting towards the end of a long… Continue

Added by Editorial on October 27, 2009 at 22:30 — No Comments

THE O’S –WE ARE THE O’s (Idol Records)

THE O’S –WE ARE THE O’s (Idol Records)



www.wearetheos



Understated and a little off-kilter Taylor Young and John Pedigo play a list of instruments between them as The O’s utilise traditional folk country in a good honest fashion.

On first listen their music for me doesn’t pull up any trees maybe it was because I feel I had heard it all before. As the likes of the Bad Livers and other string-based units Highwood… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on October 25, 2009 at 20:30 — No Comments

VARIOUS ARTSTS —DANCING ALONE (True North Records)

VARIOUS ARTSTS —DANCING ALONE (True North Records)



www.wmhawkins.com

www.truenorthrecords.com



Combining folk, blues, jazz and country a bunch of 22 songs of famed Canadian poet and songwriter, William Hawkins’ work gains an airing on this various artist 2-CD collection. If proof of the great worth of the Ottawa songwriter were needed then this is it.

Bill… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on October 25, 2009 at 18:30 — No Comments

John Peel Day

John Peel died 26th October 2004 of a heart attack on holiday in Peru. Where did those five years go? I remember the shock and loss vividly. Just testament to the man and to his broadcasting legend, a whole nation fell into grief and not just the musicians and music fans of this nation who to a man and woman he had a uniquely personal effect on. Politicians and public figures and proletariat lined up with the music…

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Added by Editorial on October 25, 2009 at 14:19 — No Comments

The National Theatre's Thomas Fraser Story goes to Celtic Connections. Rob Ellen catches up with writer and performer Duncan Mclean

The National Theatre of Scotland took the Thomas Fraser Story "Long Gone Lonesome", around Scotland and back to Burra Island for the Thomas Fraser memorial Festival in the Autumn, now they take the story to Celtic Conections .

Duncan McLeans "Long Gone Lonesome", is a musical celebration of the life of Shetland country legend Thomas Fraser www.thomasfraser.com. Rob Ellen caught up… Continue

Added by Editorial on October 24, 2009 at 23:30 — 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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