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Erja Lyytinen: The Sky Is Crying. CD review

Years ago, when I was sent a marvellous retrospective collection of the recently-deceased Little Jimmy Scott for review for Songbook, I wrote, “Such is the quality and pitch of his voice that in comparing him with the best, those…

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Added by David James Innes on September 30, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

BOB CHEEVERS —ON EARTH AT IT IS IN AUSTIN (Private Angel Records)

 

www.bobcheevers.com

 

Singer-songwriter Bob Cheevers is no stranger to these shores, having been a regular visitor since 2000, playing compact venues both in the UK and Europe.  

 

I like his style, and the fact on…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 30, 2014 at 18:24 — No Comments

Health & Happiness Hour feat. CD Dorec-a-belle October 1 2014

The Health & Happiness Hour   feat. CD Dorec-a-belle Listen

This week feat. CD comes from Highland band Dorec-a-Belle, we have more new music from Danny & The Champs, Sid Griffin, Sullivan and Gold, The Stray Birds, Mr Moon & Grace, Dom Flemons…

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Added by The Medicine Show on September 30, 2014 at 20:30 — No Comments

Review - the nominees for Blues Blast magazine's 2014 Song of the Year

Blues Blast Magazine Song of the Year Nominees

 

Since 2008, Blues Blast has invited all blues musicians to send in their music to be nominated for an award – send in thirty copies of your CD and their nominating panel will decide if it gets to be a finalist. This is a pretty democratic way of doing things. I figured I could learn something by reviewing the 2014…

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Added by Nigel Egg on September 29, 2014 at 21:27 — No Comments

Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers set for latest UK Tour

 

She sounds like she might have been born a coal miner’s daughter in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, or maybe grown up next door to her daddy’s blacksmith forge outside Winchester, Virginia.

But while Zoe Muth has the authentic honky tonk angel aura of Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline in her voice, she helped to turn Seattle, from the capital of grunge into a north-west heartland of purest…

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Added by Editorial on September 29, 2014 at 15:13 — No Comments

Ep#213 Town Mountain

On episode 213 of the Americana Music Show, Robert Greer plays tracks from Town Mountain's Live At The Isis, talks about the winning an IBMA award and what it means to be a tarheel. 

Also on this episode, rock &…

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Added by Calvin Powers on September 29, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

GEORGE STRAIT — THE COWBOY RIDES AWAY - live from the AT &T Stadium (Humphead/ MCA Nashville)

http://www.humpheadcountry.com

 

What a way to sign off his farewell tour that started in 2013! Even after over 30 years at the top George Strait’s popularity shows no sign of dipping, his The Cowboy Rides Away…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 28, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

LEE ANN WOMACK —THE WAY I’M LIVING (Sugar Hill)

 

http://www.sugarhillrecords.com

www.leeannwomack.com

 

It has been seven agonising years for Lee Ann Womack fans. That is how…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 28, 2014 at 8:16 — No Comments

Freight Train Boogie Show #272

FTB Show #272 features 2 fine new albums, Beautiful Defeat from Sarah Leveque and Jeffrey Martin's Dogs in the…

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Added by Bill Frater on September 26, 2014 at 19:42 — No Comments

Health & Happiness Hour Sheesham Locus & Son Live and in conversation Sep 24 2014

The Health & Happiness Hour   Sheesham Lotus & Son - live and in conversation  with Rob Ellen. 

I had the great good fortune to spend three days on the road across Scotland with the three musical wizards…

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Added by The Medicine Show on September 23, 2014 at 22:30 — No Comments

Sheesham Lotus & Son on tour in Scotland and in conversation with Rob Ellen

One ecstatic fan in Dingwall summed it up for me in one sentence  "You play the music we only ever get to read about in books".

I had the great good fortune to spend three days on the road across Scotland with the three musical wizards that are Sheesham Lotus and Son, on the weekend following…

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Added by The Medicine Show on September 23, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

ROXANNE de BASTION —SEEING YOU (Hidden Trail Records)

 

www.roxannedebastion.com

 

www.hiddentailrecords.co.uk

 

Born in Berlin, singer-songwriter Roxanne de Bastion grew up in England and Germany before returning to…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 21, 2014 at 8:53 — No Comments

FAYSSOUX —I CAN’T WAIT (Red Beet)

 

www.redbeetrecords.com

 

Singer-songwriter, Fayssoux (McLean) was in an earlier life (1970s) harmony vocalist to Emmylou Harris no less. Harris the then Queen of Country rock and more was only just starting out, but making huge waves…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 21, 2014 at 9:17 — No Comments

PIETA BROWN —PARADISE OUTLAW (Red House)

 

www.redhouserecords.com

www.pietabrown.com

 

There are some acts that simply make albums, and others who make artistic, deep meaningful works of art. Americana singer-songwriter,…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 21, 2014 at 9:46 — No Comments

BRAD PAISLEY —MOONSHINE IN THE TRUNK (Arista / Sony Music)

http://www.bradpaisley.com

 

Genial guitarist, country top selling act Brad Paisley once again comes through with a dynamic, energy filled set of songs to set up another top class album. Paisley’s work on acoustic, electric and…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 21, 2014 at 12:47 — No Comments

Ep#211 Grace Askew gets janky and raw

On episode 211 of the Americana Music Show, Grace Askew talks about "bluntry," admiring the growls and tenacity of Howlin' Wolf and Lightnin' Hopkins, and being inspired by virga.  

Also on this episode of the show, Grace Askew,…

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Added by Calvin Powers on September 22, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

Ep#212 Paul Thorn writes some feel-good anthems

On episode 212 of the Americana Music Show, Paul Thorn plays tracks from Too Blessed To Be Stressed, and talks about his feel-good anthem songs and kissing babies on the campaign trail.  

Also on this episode, blues rock from The…

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Added by Calvin Powers on September 25, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

SUNJAY —SUNJAY (New Mountain Music)

http://sunjay.tv

 

A new name to me, Sunjay is a superbly talented musician just out of his teens. His mature sound and intelligent choice of material on his latest…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 14, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

JERRY DOUGLAS —THREE BELLS (Rounder Records)

http://www.rounder.com

 

Dobro giant, Jerry Douglas (Alison Krauss’ Union Station, Boone Creek et al) is joined on this release by fellow genial talents of the instrument, Mike Auldridge and Rob Ickes…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 14, 2014 at 15:31 — No Comments

Ep#209 Dom Flemons goes backward up the hill

On episode 209 of the Americana Music Show, Dom Flemons plays tracks from Prospect Hill and talks about the Music Maker Relief Foundation and southern black fife & drums music. 

Also on this episode, blues rock from AC Myles, country rock from Cory…

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Added by Calvin Powers on September 15, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

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