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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
SAM BUSH —CIRCLES AROUND ME (Sugar Hill)
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
THE O’S –WE ARE THE O’s (Idol Records)
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 —
VARIOUS ARTSTS —DANCING ALONE (True North Records)
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.
Added by Maurice Hope on October 25, 2009 at 18:30 —
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… Continue
Added by Editorial on October 25, 2009 at 14:19 —
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 —