FTB podcast #87 features the new CD by ERIC BRACE & PETER COOPER called Master Sessions. The album features two masters of their instruments, steel guitarist LLOYD GREEN and Dobro player MIKE AULDRIDGE. You'll also find new music from BOBBY BARE, JR. and HEY MAVIS. The full playlist is posted below. Check the artist's websites and order their CD's or downloads and tell 'em you heard the… Continue
Live & Circumstance – a Carrie Rodriguez radio special, hosted by Alejandro Escovedo will be released to radio this Autum.
The Love & Circumstance Tour is in The Netherlands, the UK, and Germany w/very special guests Romantica along for the ride Sept 18 – Oct 11. Starting with the Take Root Festival, then a Club tour of the UK, then… Continue
The Wrights are husband and wife duo, Adam and Shannon who have been making music together for nearly a decade but this is their first album of original material after a bad experience of life on a major label rather pulled the rug from under their… Continue
Ok: fair warning to you guys, I'm coming at this as someone with pretty sparing acquaintance with the blues; I have fits of enthusiasm but it's never become an all-embracing thing for me somehow. As far as I get it though any blues worth its salt has to have a sense of being… Continue
Coming from San Francisco's Bay Area, it seems only right and fitting that Forest Sun's music should be of a relaxed and sunny disposition. He generally plays gigs with just himself, his acoustic guitar and his sidekick Ingrid Serban to provide the sweetest backing vocals. For this… Continue
At long last I have the album completed, its taken 4.5 years!
There are 13 tracks which were written and recorded while living in the Highlands and then moving to Glasgow and the songs relate to this period through the ups and downs of normality.
There are many musicians playing on these tracks and there are 4 studios which have been used. Wild Trax in County Durham (Frankie Gibbon), Barbaraville (Martin Stephenson), Redwood studio… Continue
Saloon Dogs just got a short and sweet review for Shooting Star CD on the Fatea magazine web site, and I quote:
"Born from the ashes of The Bogarts, Saloon Dogs recorded their debut album, "Shooting Star" way back in 1996. It's taken fourteen years and the imminent reformation of the band for it to see the light of day. It's aged well, hopefully like it's audience. There's ten songs on the album, each exploring concepts of love, having both male and female vocalists, in the shape of… Continue
Echoes..echoes..names...places....water....and is that JTE waving or drowning on the cover...or is it cast members of Oh Brother Where Art Thou.....no not this time...remember this is the Harlem river not the Mississippi...but it sounds so southern ..
Although JTE is having his tussles and tribulations he ain't waiting in that water to be saved..or is he. Back story is pure..nobody could have better antecedents to join the Texas… Continue
Added by Shaun Belcher on September 21, 2010 at 14:00 —
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and soul/gospel legend Mavis Staples has a new release You Are Not Alone. Produced by fellow Chicagoan Jeff Tweedy at Wilco’s studio The Loft, We are told You Are Not Alone mixes traditional gospel numbers with two new songs written for Mavis by Tweedy, plus her interpretations of songs by Pops Staples, Randy Newman, Allen Toussaint, John Fogerty, Rev. Gary Davis and Little… Continue
Added by Editorial on September 19, 2010 at 19:35 —
Self-released last year (2009), this short-ish collection of songs from Toronto's James Clark Jones frequently seems so diffident and laid back that seven of these nine songs sound more like sketches than finished items. Stick with it though, because this… Continue
This gig should be in black and white….and slightly scratchy around the edges. Even before the Wiyos play a note you are transported back to a pre-war movie-hall. This is the look and sound of Dylan’s Theme Time brought up to date, no wonder they appealed to… Continue
Added by Shaun Belcher on September 18, 2010 at 15:00 —
FTB podcast #86 features the new CD by TREVOR ALGUIRE, called Now Before Us. Also new music from GRAHAM WILKINSON, THE CHAPIN SISTERS and AMERICAN GRAVEYARD. The full playlist is posted below. Check the artist's websites and order their CD's or downloads and tell 'em you heard the songs on the FTB podcast. Please email me with any questions or… Continue
Added by Bill Frater on September 18, 2010 at 8:36 —
Rose's Pawn Shop are five young guys from LA who've absorbed every bit of roots based music they can find and after several years of intensive performance have honed their sound to produce their own distinctively fired up brand of folk-rock. They are led by vocalist and… Continue
Hailing from Canada's Yukon territory, hard-bitten mining country, this is Kim Beggs' third album in a late burgeoning career that has brought her quite a lot of attention and acclaim. For this album she has enlisted the help of Vancouver's Steve Dawson, slide guitar player and producer - and not to be confused with Chicago's Steve Dawson of Dolly Varden fame. He has assembled a fine bunch of players to set the whole thing off and contributed… Continue
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