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TOM RUSSELL - OCTOBER IN THE RAILROAD EARTH (Proper Records)

http://www.tomrussell.com

http://www.propermusic.com

Americana singer-songwriter, artist, the much travelled and multi-faceted Tom Russell has come through with one of his best sets of work in a while, and that is saying something. Pulling from his own experiences, and from those he has over the years had contact with and some he has…

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Added by Maurice Hope on April 25, 2019 at 18:00 — No Comments

THE LEVINS - CARAVAN OF DAWN (Independent)

http://www.thelevinsmusic.com

The Levins, Ira and Julia originally met at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley California and have never looked back. Their sibling fashioned pure, clear as bell harmonies aided mainly in piano and guitar make music rich in warmth and soothing qualities. You will go far to find finer exponents of the art. Once you place their latest album, Caravan Of Dawn on you…

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Added by Maurice Hope on April 25, 2019 at 10:14 — No Comments

DERVISH - THE GREAT IRISH SONGBOOK (Rounder)

http://dervish.ie

http://www.rounder.com

Irish traditional folk six-piece, Dervish have now been making music for almost thirty years. As a way of celebrating and simultaneously broadening the catchment area of the music, they invited some unlikely suspects to the recording sessions. Made in their home town of Sligo, and produced by Graham…

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Added by Maurice Hope on April 25, 2019 at 9:29 — No Comments

MOLLY TUTTLE @ SAGE GATESHEAD 20/04

Americana folk bluegrass and on occasions, pop hinted singer-songwriter Molly Tuttle made her third appearance (Stage 2) in a short space of time in the area. Her second at the Sage, this time she fronted he own show. Tuttle’s return came just two months after the precocious Californian-born talent performed in Hall 1 as part of the annual…

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Added by Maurice Hope on April 23, 2019 at 13:56 — No Comments

AGS CONNOLLY - LEO RONDEAU @ THE PROHIBITION BAR NEWCASTLE

http://www.agsconnollymusic.com

Oxford country singer-songwriter Ags Connolly was back in town, this time he was partnered by an Americana act making his UK debut tour, Leo Rondeau. Originally from North Dakota, but now living in Nashville after fourteen years in Austin, Texas. Six of those years he spent living in a trailer until it was blown over. Rondeau was born into the Turtle Mountain…

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Added by Maurice Hope on April 22, 2019 at 13:00 — No Comments

MOLLY TUTTLE - WHEN YOU’RE READY (Compass Records)

  http://www.compassrecords.com

Molly Tuttle will be a new name to many, but this young lady is already making quite a splash the other side of the pond. As she picks up awards in the bluegrass and folk world, both for her guitar playing and songwriting. 2018 saw her pick up Instrumentalist Of The Year at the…

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Added by Maurice Hope on April 20, 2019 at 16:00 — No Comments

PATTY GRIFFIN - PATTY GRIFFIN (Thirty Tigers / The Orchard Records)

http://www.thirtytigers.com

http://www.pattygriffin.com

Americana act, Patty Griffin has consistently delivered noteworthy albums, and though her latest, Patty Griffin on the first hearing seemed to lack the dynamics of some of her work…

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Added by Maurice Hope on April 20, 2019 at 8:30 — No Comments

REBA McENTIRE - STRONGER THAN THE TRUTH (Big Machine Records)

http://www.bigmachinelabelgroup.com

http://www.reba.com

It is a long time, too long since I have enjoyed an album by Reba McEntire as much as her latest record, Stronger Than The Truth. While the music in the main is still very much Nashville,…

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Added by Maurice Hope on April 18, 2019 at 7:30 — No Comments

GUY CLARK - GREAT AMERICAN RADIO VOLUME 1(Floating World)

http://www.floatingworldrecords.co.uk

Texas legend, singer-songwriter Guy Clark alongside his good friend, Townes Van Zandt set the benchmark when it came to songwriting. The likes of whom were are unlikely to see again. Clark walked tall, a big man, the type of man who stood out in a crowd. In more ways than one. Never more than when it came to performing. His spare, evocative lyrics and style was that…

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Added by Maurice Hope on April 18, 2019 at 7:30 — No Comments

PRETTY ARCHIE- HANGING ON (Independent)

http://www.prettyarchie.com

Cape Breton 5-piece, Pretty Archie recorded their latest album, Hanging On in Sydney, Nova Scotia. It is the band’s fifth record, and a most impressive sound they have. Long time friends Brian Cathcart on lead vocals, guitar, Matt McNeil on mandolin, guitar, Colin Gillis on harmonica, bass, vocals, Redmond MacDougall on banjo, percussion, vocals and Scott MacLean guitar,…

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Added by Maurice Hope on April 9, 2019 at 18:39 — No Comments

DALE WATSON- CALL ME LUCKY (Red House / Ameripolitan Records)

http://www.redhouserecords.com

http://www.dalewatson.com

Country music honky tonk traditionalist Dale Watson, and his band The Lone Stars never fail to perform anything less than 110% pure…

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Added by Maurice Hope on March 29, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments

STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES - GUY (New West)

http://www.newwestrecords.com

Steve Earle has never been slow to point the direction of his greatest influences, and people he most respected in the world of singer songwriters. He has already made a record of…

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Added by Maurice Hope on March 26, 2019 at 20:30 — No Comments

AMY McCARLEY - MECO (Self-Released)

http://www.amymccarley.com

Here we have the third studio album from Northern Alabama singer-songwriter Amy McCarley, and what a fine set of players and co-writers she has in tow. MECO is co-produced with Kenny Vaughan and George Bradfute (it was recorded in…

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Added by Maurice Hope on March 18, 2019 at 19:00 — No Comments

KARYN OLIVER- LIST OF NAMES (Self-Released)

http://www.karynoliver.com

Now North Carolina-based, Karyn Oliver is an astute singer-songwriter, and with having lived in various cities I would say it is safe to say she has rode out a storm or two, and has a few hard luck stories to tell. Born and raised…

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Added by Maurice Hope on March 13, 2019 at 18:30 — No Comments

ADAM CARROLL - WALKED IN THEM SHOES

http://www.adamcarroll.com

ALBUM OF THE MONTH 

Texas singer-songwriter Adam Carroll is someone, until this record I wasn’t too familiar with. But from the off a feeling that I have been missing out, badly was established. And I mean…

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Added by Maurice Hope on March 9, 2019 at 20:00 — No Comments

JAN KRAMER - VALLEY OF THE BONES (Music Enclosed)

http://www.jankramer.com

Folk country North Carolina singer-songwriter Jan Kramer has in Valley Of Bones a truly wonderful piece of work. Her songs are finely honed, and hugely evocative as she shares tales of life, stories that touch on her upbringing and, with her work steeped in top class dobro, fiddle, acoustic guitar,…

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Added by Maurice Hope on March 7, 2019 at 16:00 — No Comments

CHATHAM COUNTY LINE - SHARING THE COVERS (Yep Roc Records)

http://www.yeproc.com

http://www.chathamcountyline.com

North Carolina ensemble Chatham County Line are a well established, and hugely creative band. This Durham, NC recorded album is their eighth studio record. Sharing The Covers demonstrates how they aren’t slow at coming up with innovative ideas, there was a time when they…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 22, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments

KALYN FAY - GOOD COMPANY (Horton Records)

http://www.hortonrecords.org

http://www.kalynfay.com

Here we have the much anticipated follow up to Tulsa, Oklahoma born and raised, Kalyn Fay’s debut album Bible Belt. Fay has a fine set of players join her. The line up includes labelmates Carter Sampson and Lauren Barth plus fellow Oklahoma singer-songwriter recording act John…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 15, 2019 at 20:37 — No Comments

MARTYN JOSEPH - HERE COME THE YOUNG (Pipe Records / Kartel Music Group)

http://www.martynjoseph.com

Welsh folk act, singer songwriter Martyn Joseph has long been a favourite. Soon after he first emerged on the folk scene 35 years ago. I happened to catch him a decade or so later when he was part of a show featuring American act Janis Ian, who at the time was making her recoding…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 7, 2019 at 20:30 — No Comments

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HAYES CARLL / What It Is / Dualtone *MM, *SZ
2 -- 66
DANNY SCHMIDT / Standard Deviation / Live Once Records *JJ, *HdB,
*TK, *AN, *GS, *MF, *SP
3 2 53
PHIL LEE / The Horse He Rode In On / Palookaville Records *MP,
*PvG, *ME
4 -- 49
MERCY JOHN / Let It Go Easy / Butler *LK, *JD
5 3 45
THE DELINES/ Imperial / El Cortez *FSch
6 4 44
VICKY EMERSON / Steady Heart / Independent
7 -- 42
RYAN BINGHAM / American Love Song / Thirty Tigers *HB
8 6 36
SUZANNE JARVIE / In The Clear / Wolfe Island *CRS
9 24 35
KALYN FAY / Good Company / Horton *JV, *JBo
11 35
MANDOLIN ORANGE / Tides of a Teardrop / Yep Roc Records
11 -- 34
VARIOUS / Songs of Our Native Daughters / Smithsonian Folkways
*FCe, *PJ, *PK
12 8 28
TINY LEGS TIM / Elsewhere Bound / Independent *FB
-- 28
J.S. ONDARA / Tales of America / Verve Records *AL, *WV
14 -- 28
MADELEINE ROGER / Cottonwood / Independent *LM
15 -- 24
KIM LENZ / Slowly Speeding / Blue Star *MvP
-- 24
LILY & MADELEINE / Canterbury Girls / New West *TJ
17 12 23
LEYLA McCALLA / Capitalist Blues / Jazz Village *DH, *BH
18 -- 22
ETHAN JOHNS with The Black Eyed Dogs, Anamnesis, Three
Crows/Proper *RK, *JB
-- 22
LONG RYDERS / Psychedelic Country Soul / Cherry Red Records *JS
20 5 19
LULA WILES / What Will We Do / Smithsonian Folkways
21 -- 18
YOUNG VALLEY / Young Valley / Dial Back Sound *DHo, *CvL
-- 18
KERRI POWERS / Starseeds / Continental
23 -- 17
THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS / Easy Way / Walkie Talkie *KG
24 -- 16
DALE WATSON / Call Me Lucky / Red House *PR
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MICHAEL McDERMOTT / Orphans / Pauper Sky *JDoel *

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