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LAUREN ANDERSON – The Game (Independent)

Originally from Chicago but now based in Nashville, singer and guitarist Lauren opens this set with ‘Make A Mistake’, a roots rock number that hints at The Rolling Stones and southern rock, though with a soulful, gutsy vocal that recalls Etta James and Janis Joplin. The…

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TIM WOODS – Human Race (Independent

www.timwoodsmusic.com

 

The opening ‘Can You Feel It?” is very much in the vein of West Side Chicago blues great Magic Sam, a…

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COMMANDER CODY —FLYING DREAMS / ROCK ‘n ROLL AGAIN (Floating World)

www.floatingworldrecords.com

Using a quote from the notes that came with this two lps on one cd offering I select ‘the irrepressible George Frayne – better know to the cooloscenti as Commander Cody – was, indeed is, one of the great characters of seventies County Rock. 

Originally released in 1978 and 1977 respectively,…

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SWEETHEARTS OF THE RODEO —SWEETHEARTS OF THE RODEO – ONE TIME ONE NIGHT (Floating World)

www.floatingworldrecords.co.uk

During the mid-1980s, country music enjoyed a shot in the arm when the New Traditionalist era emerged. MCA Records and Columbia were up at the forefront and…

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BETTYE LAVETTE —THINGS HAVE CHANGED (Verve Records)

www.verve.com

Other people write songs, but he writes vignettes, more prose than poetry. I didn’t find his words to be pretty so much as they are extremely practical or extremely logical. He can work…

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ROGER McGUINN —PEACE ON YOU (Floating World)

www.floatingworldrecords.co.uk

A founder member of The Byrds, the famed 12-string Rickenbacker guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Roger McGuinn’s second solo album Peace On You (1974) enjoys a…

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AMERICAN FOLK (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) American Folk Records / Thirty Tigers

www.thirtytigers.com

Made up of no less than 16 songs, most of which are performed by Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth with additional entries from John Prine (“Some Humans Ain’t Human”)and Jerry…

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SCOTT MacDONALD —START LIVING THE LIFE YOU WANT (Self-Released)

www.scott-macdonald.co.uk

Scottish singer-songwriter, Scott MacDonald has performed on the music circuit for many years, during which time he has played such prime festivals as Celtic…

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PETER V BLUES TRAIN – Running Out Of Time (Independent )

www.petervbluestrain.com

This is the third album by this four piece outfit under the leadership of Manhattan-born singer and guitarist Peter Veteska. It is a…

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WADE BOWEN —SOLID GROUND (Thirty Tigers)

www.thirtytigers.com

Americana act Wade Bowen may as yet not gained much of inroad musically this side of the pond, but his reputation Stateside both as a songwriter and recording act is high!…

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KITTY WELLS —I HEARD THE JUKEBOX PLAYING (Jasmine Records) 2 CDs Mono

www.jasmine-records.co.uk

Made up of 1950s albums The Winner Of Your Heart, Lonely Street (released in 1956 and 1958, respectively) and After Dark (a collection of eight previously released 45s…

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THE LONESOME ACE STRINGBAND - WHEN THE SUN COMES UP (Self-Released)

www.lonesomeace.com

Canadian trio, The Lonesome Ace Stringband's passion for old-time traditional music is underlined, beautifully on this wonderful selection of primarily new compositions. Each member contributes at least…

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The MIKE RITCHIE ON SUNDAY SHOW - CELTIC MUSIC RADIO - APRIL 8, 2018

 PLAYLIST  with catch-up links.

 1 – NEIL YOUNG – Days That Used To Be

2 – ASHLEY McBRYDE – American Scandal ­

3 – JEB BARRY & THE PAWN SHOP SAINTS – The Girl…

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JOHNNY CASH —CHANGE OF ADDRESS the singles, As & Bs 1958-1962 (Jasmine Records)

www.jasmine-records.co.uk 

Here we have Johnny Cash’s early Columbia recordings, released between 1958 and 1962 they are from a period Cash was as quoted in Roger Dopson’s liner notes competing…

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MEG WILLIAMS – Maybe Someday (Independent Release – www megwilliamsmusic.com)

Meg Williams | Maybe Someday

This all-original six track CD EP, a minute short of twenty, was recorded in singer and guitarist Meg’s adopted hometown of Nashville, Tennessee – she’s been there since July 2016, though she was originally from uptown New York State. Giving her infleucnes as Bonnie Raott and Susan Tedeschi, it is perhaps no great surp[rise that this is a strong, no-nonsense blues and rock set, opening with a bluesy, funky ‘Not My Problem’, a…

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KRIS LAGER BAND “Love Songs & Life Lines” (Own label )

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There is a rather nice, good-time vibe to this release, with a sound pitched somewhere between an easy rock groove and an Americana approach – try ‘Sweet Magnolia’ for a good example. Kris’ own warm vocals, concise guitar playing and piano playing are able backed by a small combo of bass player Aaron Underwood, young saxman Lefever, and Scooby Sha Bo Bo (or John Fairchild to his mum) on drums. Mixed by the highly regarded Jim…

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Ramblin' Roots Revue High Wycolme THIS WEEKEND!!

Tickets www.ramblinrootsrevue.co.uk

The three-day indoor Ramblin Roots Revue music festival returns to High Wycombe for a second year from 6-8 April, in association with Americana label, Clubhouse Records. The bill boasts more than 25 roots, Americana, bluegrass and alt-country acts from the…

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MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER –SOMETIMES JUST THE SKY (Thirty Tigers)

www.thirtytigers.com

www.marychapincarpenter.com

Mary Chapin Carpenter’s music isn’t of the kind set to excite the listener,…

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BOB WILLS & ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL—FATHERS & SONS (Floating World)

www.floatingworldrecords.co.uk

REISSUE OF THE MONTH

Some forty-two years ago Epic released a rare and, hugely innovative double album. One that featured famed 1940s and beyond western swing…

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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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