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GILL LANDRY —LOVE RIDES A DARK HOUSE (Loose Music)

 

www.loosemusic.com

 

Formerly of the band, Old Crow Medicine Show, singer-songwriter Gill Landry’s latest, and no longer brand new album Love Rides A Dark Horse finds him in reflective mood. Often sombre, Landry is…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 23, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments

JIM REEVES —THE INTERNATIONAL JIM REEVES /KIMBERLEY JIM / MY CATHEDRAL / AND SOME FRIENDS (BGO Records) 2CDs

http://www.bgo-records.com

 

Jim Reeves was always a smoother styled country act; here he goes a step farther on The International Jim Reeves. Drawing on songs from Germany, South Africa,…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 22, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments

THE EARL SCRUGGS REVUE —THE EARL SCRUGGS REVUE LIVE AT KANSAS STATE —THE EARL SCUGGS REVUE—ROCKIN’ ACROSS THE COUNTRY—FAMILY PORTRAIT (2CDs)

http://www.bgo-records.com

 

Four albums (remastered) are included in their entirety on the two cds, and with a guest or two added The Earl Scruggs Revue is a venture well worth your perusal. Released in…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 22, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

DUANE ALLMAN —THE LEGEND AND THE LEGACY (Humphead) 2CDs

 

www.humpheadcountry.com

 

Thirty-six tracks decorate this compilation, and with one jaw dropping display on guitar, and Duane Allman wasn’t only a master on slide but he could also squeeze more out of a guitar standard. He raised the bar…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 15, 2017 at 21:04 — No Comments

BARNEY BENTALL —THE DRIFTER & THE PREACHER (True North Records)

 

www.truenorthrecords.com

 

www.barneybentall.com

 

Canadian singer-songwriter, Barney Bentall after a five-year hiatus is back with a new album. It is his 10th and…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 15, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments

LANGHORNE SLIM —LOST AT LAST VOL.1 (Dualtone Records)

 

Langhorne Slim is one of those artists who, live, is a captivating performer. To capture this on disc is a difficult task, and though on first listen I felt this was potently true, my stance has since softened. He is good on disc too! Whether as good as live, I would need to deliberate more on…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 15, 2017 at 18:14 — No Comments

DICKEY BETTS & THE GREAT SOUTHERN —SOUTHERN ROCK JAM (Floating World)

 

 

www.floatingworldrecords.co.uk

 

Famed guitar slinger, Dickey Betts; the other half of the twin-guitar force of The Allman Brothers, alongside the late Duane Allman he helped set the standard. Betts also wrote a bunch of fine songs, as…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 15, 2017 at 12:43 — No Comments

ROY DRUSKY —SMOOTH COUNTRY: THE MERCURY RECORDINGS (2CDs)

 

www.humpheadcountry.com 

 

50 songs no less adorn this compilation, and though Drusky was a crooner, the Perry Como of country music he still owned in the hearts of many traditionalists. Even though he was no honky tonk,…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 15, 2017 at 10:47 — No Comments

THE NOVEL IDEAS —THE NOVEL IDEAS (Self-Released)

www.thenocelideas.com

 

Massachusetts country folk quartet, The Novel Ideas possess a refreshing approach, as the first half of the self-titled album, The Novel Ideas vies between slow moving ballads to thrusting…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 12, 2017 at 17:29 — No Comments

CARLY PEARCE —EVERY LITTLE THING (Big Machine Records)

 

www.carlypearce.com

www.BigMachineLabelGroup.com

 

 

Kentucky-born, Carly Pearce is a new name on the mainstream country scene, and one who has already topped the Billboard Country…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 10, 2017 at 18:28 — No Comments

VARIOUS –CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS – DOWN COUNTRY LANES (Jasmine) 2CDs

 

www.jasmine-records.co.uk

 

As you will see from the cover we have a vintage set of country artists giving their own, unique spin on Christmas. From the Texas Troubadour, Ernest Tubb on through Johnny Horton, Jim Reeves by way…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 10, 2017 at 18:04 — No Comments

SHAWN COLVIN —A FEW SMALL REPAIRS (Sony Legacy)

http://legacyrecordings.com

http://shawncolvin.com

 

On the twentieth anniversary of Americana singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin’s Grammy Winning album,…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 10, 2017 at 16:26 — No Comments

LUCINDA WILLIAMS —THIS SWEET OLD WORLD (Highway / Thirty Tigers)

www.lucindawilliams.com 

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original release of Sweet Old World singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams has released a re-recording of the album. Only this time she has added some new…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 5, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

JEFF CROSBY—POSTCARD FROM MAGDALENA (At The Helm Records)

 

www.jeffcrosbymusic.com

 

Americana singer-songwriter Jeff Crosby (Idaho-raised) is a powerful and intelligent act. Able to tug at one’s heart and ease into one’s thinking at a heartbeat. Lyrically hooky “Best $25 I Ever Spent”…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 5, 2017 at 9:46 — No Comments

PI JACOBS —A LITTLE BLUE (Travianna Records)

 

http://www.pijacobs.com

 

Singer-songwriter PI Jacobs strikes a reasonable balance as she combines serious, light and breezy humour with sharply penned lyrics, and snappy licks throughout her latest album, her 7th…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 4, 2017 at 16:18 — No Comments

TRACY NELSON —POOR MAN’S PARADISE (Floating World Records)

www.floatingworldrecords.co.uk

 

Blues, country and rock vocal stylist, Tracy Nelson is of a rare breed, that being she truly is an incredible singer! Poor Man’s Paradise was originally released on Columbia in 1973, and according to…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 31, 2017 at 16:31 — No Comments

THUNDER AND RAIN —START BELIEVEING (Self-Released)

 www.thunderandrainmusic.com

 

American root-based folk, bluegrass, country ensemble, Thunder and Rain have a core of founding members Peter Weber (mandolin) and singer – guitarist, Erinn Peet-Lukes plus bassist Ian Haegele and Dobroist…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 31, 2017 at 14:32 — No Comments

JERRY REED— THE UNBELIEVABLE VOICE & GUITAR OF JERRY REED * ALABAMA WILD MAN * NASHVILLE UNDERGROUND * BETTER THINGS IN LIFE (2CDs)

http://www.bgo-records.com

Genial guitarist, singer-songwriter, movie star and more, Atlanta, Georgia-born Jerry Reed was a master of many trades. A natural, and a man that was greatly appreciated…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 27, 2017 at 18:30 — No Comments

STEPH CAMERON —DAYBREAK OVER JACKSON STREET (At The Helm Records)

 

www.stephcameron.com

 

www.atthehelmrecords..com

 

Canadian (Saskatoon-based) singer-songwriter, Steph Cameron gains her first formal release outside her homeland.…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 27, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

JOHNNY CASH —GREATEST HITS (Charly Records)

www.charly.co.uk

A compilation of original Sun Recordings come via this Greatest Hits 20-track compilation. One of eight superbly remastered 1957-1960 Sun originals from London’s Charly Records it covers some of country music legend Johnny Cash’s…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 26, 2017 at 17:36 — No Comments

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November 2017

1
JW Roy & The Royal Family
80 pts.
A Room Full Of Strangers
Royal Family Records
EM,BH,RST,LK
2
Chris Hillman
79 pts.
Bidin' My Time
Rounder
BP,FS,HD
3
Turnpike Troubadours
46 pts.
Long Away From Your Heart
Bossier City Records
HM,TK
4
Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton
36 pts.
Wildflower Blues
Cinquefoil Records
TJ
5
Eilen Jewell
34 pts.
Down Hearted Blues
Signature Sounds
 
6
Lucinda Williams
31 pts.
This Sweet Old World
Highway 20/Thirty Tigers
BR,MW
7
JD McPherson
29 pts.
Undivided Heart & Soul
New West
JS
8
Mark Martyre
26 pts.
Rivers
Independent
FC
 
Tom Russell
26 pts.
Folk Hotel
Frontera Records-Proper Records
SP
10
Anna Tivel
25 pts.
Small Believer
Fluff And Gravy Records
MG
 
Margo Price
25 pts.
All American Made
Third Man Records
JB
12
Fred Wickham
22 pts.
Mariosa Delta
Thirty Days Records
RK
 
Joe Henry
22 pts.
Thrum
Ear Music
HVB,PJ
 
Whitney Rose
22 pts.
Rule 62
Six Shooter/Thirty Tigers
 
15
Dick LeMasters
18 pts.
Incompatible Things
Longneck Road Music
HDB,JJ
 
Jim White
18 pts.
Waffles, Triangles & Jesus
Loose Music
LM,SZ
 
Peter Gallway
18 pts.
Feels Like Religion
Gallway Bay Music
CVL,DHO
18
Thomm Jutz
17 pts.
Crazy If You Let It
Mountain Fever Records
 
19
Kris Delmhorst
16 pts.
The Wild
Blue Blade Records
 
20
Daniel Crabtree
15 pts.
In The Shadow Of His Wings
Independent
 
 
Jeremy Pinnell
15 pts.
Ties Of Blood And Affection
Sofaburn Records
 
 
Julien Baker
15 pts.
Turn Out The Lights
Matador
EZ
23
Amber Cross
14 pts.
Savage on the Downhill
Independent
 
 
Chris Blevins
14 pts.
Better than Alone
Horton Records
 
 
David Rawlings
14 pts.
Poor David's Almanack
Acony Records
 
 
Grainne Duffy
14 pts.
Where I Belong
Independent
GC,RW
 
Jeff Crosby
14 pts.
Postcards From Magdalena
At The Helm Records

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