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Maverick Festival - Americana Music Association Conference 2014

         The Maverick Americana Music Festival is rapidly approaching and early visitors can get to attend the Americana Music Association's 2nd Annual U.K. Conference on Friday. This is an important thing for all of us who love this type of music, although I still find it difficult to describe Americana to…

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Added by Alan Harrison on June 1, 2014 at 11:05 — No Comments

Maverick Festival 2014

   Maverick Americana Festival 2014

I’m not a fan of Stadium gigs or even Arena’s so Festivals with their lack of seats, facilities, long distance view of the stage and generally inclement weather have never appealed to me; but several years ago Maverick Magazine (whom I write for) launched their and…

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Added by Alan Harrison on June 1, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Kevin Doherty - Seeing Things

Kevin Doherty                             

Seeing Things

Proper Records PRPCD109

****

Alan Harrison

Panoramic post-modern Folk songs from seasoned Irish songwriter

       Kevin Doherty first found fame…

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Added by Alan Harrison on May 30, 2013 at 18:42 — No Comments

Stacie Collins and the Al-Mighty Band - Shinin' LIVE!

 

Stacie Collins and the Al-Mighty Band        

Shinin’ Live

Blue Rose/CD Baby/Amazon

****

Alan Harrison

     This just may be the oddest album that I’ve ever had to review; as I’ve technically already…

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Added by Alan Harrison on May 22, 2013 at 19:02 — No Comments

Music Is Love (A musical tribute to CSN&Y)

Music Is Love (a tribute to CSN&Y)     

Route61/Hemifran

****

Alan Harrison

For what it’s worth; long may they run.

     Crosby, Still, Nash and Young have been a part of my musical life since my early teenage years…

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Added by Alan Harrison on May 16, 2013 at 14:35 — No Comments

Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra - MONEY ISN’T EVERYTHING

Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra                   

MONEY ISN’T EVERYTHING

Electronically Recorded Phonograph Records ERPR001

****

AH

Dance to yer Daddy with a Ragtime Beat

              If I hadn’t been a reviewer and this…

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Added by Alan Harrison on May 12, 2013 at 9:50 — No Comments

Semi-Twang - The Why and What For

Semi-Twang                      

The Why and What For

Self-release/CD Baby

****

Alan Harrison

The spirit of Texicana Country music lives on

                  I was approached by Semi-Twang via another website to have…

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Added by Alan Harrison on May 12, 2013 at 9:41 — No Comments

Bill Kirchen - Seeds and Stems

Bill Kirchen                                   

Seeds and Stems

Proper Records PRPCD112

*****

AH

The Commander finally finds his Planet and it’s Planet Cool

     I’m too young to remember Bill Kirchen’s first…

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Added by Alan Harrison on May 12, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Woody Pines - Rabbits Motel

Woody Pines                       

Rabbits Motel

Self-Release/Bandcamp

****

Alan Harrison

Wandering Minstrel brings together all the strands of Roots music on one magical album

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Added by Alan Harrison on May 8, 2013 at 10:07 — No Comments

Handsome Family - Wilderness

The Handsome Family                 

Wilderness

Loose Records

****

AH

Brett and Rennie Sparks release a new album and suddenly the World is a better place

I’m the first to acknowledge that The Handsome Family are an acquired taste and no matter what I say about this album the…

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Added by Alan Harrison on April 1, 2013 at 17:10 — No Comments

Old Man Luedecke - Tender is the Night

Old Man Luedecke               

Tender is the Night

True North Records TND569

***

Alan Harrison

Young Canadian breathes fresh air into traditional Country and Bluegrass

    This is Chris Luedecke’s 6th album since 2003 and it’s easy…

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Added by Alan Harrison on March 31, 2013 at 17:59 — No Comments

Larkin Poe and Thom Hell - The Sound of the Ocean Sound

Larkin Poe & Thom Hell                           

The Sound of the Ocean Sound

EDVINS RECORDS Edvin0012

*****

AH

Lovell Sisters go to Hell and come back with their finest record to date.

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Added by Alan Harrison on March 31, 2013 at 17:54 — No Comments

Joyce the Librarian - They May Put Land Between Us

Joyce the Librarian                                      

They May Put Land Between Us

Folkwit Records

****

ALAN HARRISON



Go past the Nu-Folk section and turn right at Lo-Fi

Well; let’s get this out of the way first;…

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Added by Alan Harrison on March 26, 2013 at 18:30 — No Comments

Barney Bentall - Flesh & Bone

Barney Bentall             

Flesh & Bone

True North Records TND572

*****

Alan Harrison

Another Canadian storyteller shows us how it should be done

             I have a couple of musician friends who travel to…

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Added by Alan Harrison on March 26, 2013 at 18:30 — No Comments

Rita Hosking - Little Boat

Rita Hosking                       

Little Boat

Self-released/CD Baby

****

Alan Harrison

Authentic American folk-music to stir the soul

I first saw Rita Hosking a few years ago when she had the lunchtime slot…

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Added by Alan Harrison on March 26, 2013 at 18:00 — No Comments

Jonny Fritz            Dad Country Loose Music **** AH Traditional Country just got contemporary and a little bit dark      I’d not heard of Jonny Fritz nor his previous nom de plume Jonny Corndawg…

Jonny Fritz           

Dad Country

Loose Music

****

AH

Traditional Country just got contemporary and a little bit dark

     I’d not heard of Jonny Fritz nor his previous nom de plume Jonny Corndawg when I received…

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Added by Alan Harrison on March 1, 2013 at 19:19 — No Comments

The Rockingbirds - The Return of the Rockingbirds

The Rockingbirds                          



The Return of the Rockingbirds

Loose…

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Added by Alan Harrison on February 25, 2013 at 20:22 — No Comments

Kontiki Suite, James Allan & Co. + Meghann Clancy at the Head of Steam Newcastle

Kontiki Suite and Guests                                     

The Head of Steam, Newcastle, England

22 Feb 2013

       If you are reading this review I can only presume we are like minded folk and really, really love music and…

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Added by Alan Harrison on February 24, 2013 at 14:57 — No Comments

Tom Gillam - Good For You

Tom Gillam                   

Good For You

BLUE ROSE RECORDS BLU DP0588

****

AH

Classic Country-Rock makes a comeback and the world is a better place for it

     Sometimes I can become a bit of a music-snob; only ‘enjoying’ albums from…

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Added by Alan Harrison on February 16, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

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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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