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Joe Bonamassa -- British Blues Explosion (Provogue)

I’ve been following Joe for a number of years now and his live performances are always scintillating, none more than this carnival of British Blues. Celebrating the music of Beck, Clapton and Page, he romps though some classics and other lesser known tracks from this era. Highlights are the Blues Rock of…


Added by David Blue on May 19, 2018 at 17:31 — No Comments

Rachel Reese and Jesse LaFave in session and conversation on Uncle Jimmy & independent Life on the road and in Austin

In a real quirk of synchronicity, FSR Rob Ellen found myself in the company of folk music luminary Jimmy LaFave's In-laws Rachel Reese & Jesse…


Added by Editorial on May 19, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

The Medicine Show Radio Stateside Stravaig 2018

With the help of the members here on The European House Concert Hub and Flyinshoes Review, Medicine Show Radio listeners and followers Presenter, Promoter Publicist Rob Ellen I will be embarking on a 10,000 Mile Road Trip "Looking For America". 



Added by Editorial on January 13, 2018 at 16:30 — No Comments

PHILIP MARINO – Chasing Ghosts (Independent –


This American singer/ songwriter currently lives in Suffolk in the east of England, and he follows up his very well-received…


Added by Norman John Darwen on May 14, 2018 at 16:00 — No Comments

The Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile hits the road with Carrington MacDuffie for our biggest UK stravaig yet

Scots promoter presenter publicists & adventurer Rob Ellen makes his return home in the very best of company. Carrington MacDuffie is a New Yorker now resident in Austin Texas, described as "Carol King meets Grace Jones" she is currently on a 30 date European tour.…

Added by The Medicine Show on May 14, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments

Steve Hill – The One-Man Blues Rock Band (Manhaton Records)

I’ve always thought it brave of bands to release live albums but a one-man band? No wiggle room but Hill breezes it from the Blues Rock opener, Rhythm All Over to the finale, a fine cover of Voodoo Chile (Slight Return). It’s not just Blues Rock (Dangerous and Never Is Such A Long Time), but Delta Blues…


Added by David Blue on May 12, 2018 at 20:56 — No Comments

The FSR "Looking for Europe Collection" and "Looking For America" Vol 2 - Media Album (taking submissions now)

Looking for a cost effective way to promote your European tour  or getting a toe in the water Stateside ? READ ON!!

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US Artists we are currently compiling…


Added by The Medicine Show on April 25, 2018 at 15:09 — No Comments

The Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile is coming to a town near your (here is how to get involved)

Are you a UK Artist or House Concert? Do you want to get involved with The Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile Revue? (hope so)

The Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile our mobile broadcasting and recording studio Campervan is about to undertake our biggest UK Stravaig to date June 5th till June 25th. Our star on this revue tour is Austin Indie high priestess Carrington MacDuffie Fraser Anderson joins us in the West Country you could be on the bill at at…


Added by The Medicine Show on May 12, 2018 at 16:00 — No Comments

GRAND MARQUIS – Brighter Days (independent

Out of Kansas City, Grand Marquis open this CD with the Stax flavoured soul of ‘Another Lover’ and follow it up with the jazz flavoured title track, complete with a vintage Duke…


Added by Norman John Darwen on May 9, 2018 at 18:00 — No Comments

Dana Cooper Flyinshoes Review Featured Artist Irish Tour and new album (# 26)

Out of the heartland of America, stomping grounds of Truman and Twain, “powerhouse” troubadour Dana Cooper dedicated himself to a life of music over 40 years ago. This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories and commanding presence. He is the recipient of the 2014 Heritage Musician award from Pilgrim Center for the Arts…


Added by FSR Featured Artist this month on May 7, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments

Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps – Here In Babylon (Jesi-Lu Records)

Houston native and LA resident James opens with I Know I Ain’t Been So Perfect; that’s questionable! The title track shows their class, no histrionics, just good music, well played.

James’ vocals are the star and the effectively excellent Rhythm Tramps back her perfectly, particularly on…


Added by David Blue on May 3, 2018 at 20:54 — No Comments

BLIND LEMON PLEDGE – “Evangeline” (Ofeh Records)

Is he named in honour of a multi–purpose cleaner? Whatever, San Francisco based singer/ songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist and producer James Byfield took on the persona of Mr. Pledge in 2008. He plays blues and Americana according to the front sleeve of this release,…


Added by Norman John Darwen on May 2, 2018 at 13:31 — No Comments

Medicine Show Promo - Proud European promoters of International Folk Music Awards ARTIST OF THE YEAR Ordinary Elephant

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Added by The Medicine Show on April 30, 2018 at 18:30 — No Comments

MUSH –FAMILY ALBUM (Self-Released)

Northumberland’s Mush is a hard working band. Nicky Ruston, Sarah Van Jellie, Penny Callow, Bernard Wright and Susanne Lambert are a most innovative set of players, vocalists and with them orchestrating a fine balance between creative, and wry humour as entertaining as they come, live; and…


Added by Maurice Hope on April 23, 2018 at 8:14 — No Comments


Edinburgh folk country duo Emily Kelly (vocals, mandolin, acoustic guitar) and Graham Coe (vocals, cello, mandolin)…


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Recorded in Echo Zoo Studios Eastbourne The Equatorial Group’s debut though steeped in mellow, languid strains the listener is invariably drawn to their…


Added by Maurice Hope on April 23, 2018 at 7:12 — No Comments


Oh boy, what a pleasant sound. Norwegian trio Darling West have two previous albums out, last years Vinyl And A Heartache won them a…


Added by Maurice Hope on April 23, 2018 at 7:00 — No Comments

CASE GARRETT —AUTORA (Suitcase Records)

Every now and again, a really good one appears! As is the case with Case Garrett’s (acoustic, electric guitar, piano, Fender Rhodes, B3, backing vocals) album Aurora is given…


Added by Maurice Hope on April 23, 2018 at 6:56 — No Comments


New Mexico folk singer-songwriter Martha Reich has a beautiful tone to her vocals, clear and crisp and, the production is sympathetic, gently and warm. It touches one's soul. She spins her…


Added by Maurice Hope on April 23, 2018 at 6:41 — No Comments

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April 2018

Courtney Marie Andrews
100 pts.
May Your Kindness Remain
Loose Music
Mary Gauthier
59 pts.
Rifles And Rosary Beads
In the Black Records
Caleb Caudle
49 pts.
Crushed Coins
Cornelius Chapel Records
Western Centuries
48 pts.
Songs From The Deluge
Free Dirt Records
Vivian Leva
44 pts.
Time is Everything
Free Dirt Records
Ed Romanoff
42 pts.
The Orphan King
Pinerock Records
Grant Peeples
41 pts.
Settling Scores vol. 2
Joan Baez
32 pts.
Whistle Down The Wind
Proper Records
Jeb Barry and the Pawn Shop Saints
29 pts.
Texas, etc...
Sam Morrow
29 pts.
Concrete and Mud
Forty Below Records
Chris Smither
27 pts.
Call Me Lucky
Signature Sounds
Michael McDermott
26 pts.
Out From Under
Continental Song City
John Prine
24 pts.
The Tree of Forgiveness
Oh Boy Records
Mary Chapin Carpenter
23 pts.
Sometimes Just The Sky
Lambent Light Records
Dean Owens
22 pts.
Southern Wind
At The Helm
6 String Drag
21 pts.
Top of The World
Schoolkids Records
Haley Heynderickx
21 pts.
I Need To Start A Garden
Mama Bird Recordings
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
21 pts.
Tearing At The Seams
Stax Records
Abe Partridge
20 pts.
Cotton Fields And Blood For Days
Skate Mountain
Adam James Sorensen
20 pts.
Dust Cloud Refrain
Continental Song City
Ben Reel
20 pts.
Land Of Escape
B REEL Records
Chip Taylor
20 pts.
Fix Your Words
Train Wreck Records
Kesia Nagata
20 pts.
Looking For Horses
Caramal Productions
Sheesham & Lotus & 'Son
20 pts.
Clear The Table
SepiaPhone Records
18 pts.
Lord of the Desert
Okehdokee Records
Marlon Williams
18 pts.
Make Way for Love
Dead Oceans

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