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Irish singer-songwriter, Mundy who won favour with his version of Steve Earle’s ‘Galway Girl’ and his general grasp of fare akin to it; as in your finest American singer-songwriters.
Born, Edmund Enright in Birr, Co Offaly Mundy is a fine student of the idiom and practitioner too. As he performs first-class versions of Bob Dylan’s ‘Buckets Of Rain’…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on January 22, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments
Recorded live at the Red Shack recording studio the latest ‘classic’ set of work from Texas-based singer-songwriter Eric Taylor has a wonderful set of old friends in tow. What a list it is too as in Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith, Denice Franke, James Gilmer, Marco Python Fecchio, Rock Romano and…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on January 21, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments
What a wonderful surprise it was to hear fellow singer-songwriter, recording act Rodney Crowell join her on the song, ‘Dark Angel’. Like with a few more tracks it was love at first hearing. So impressive was the partnership a few more tracks would not have been out of place. Maybe, they will consider doing a duet album.…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on January 20, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments
Blues, roots rock Americana act, Romi Mayes pulls no punches when she plays live on stage, her band may only consist of key contributor Jason Nowicki (lead electric guitar) and Ken McMahan (kick and snare drum) plus Jaxon Haldane who lends harmony support and Damon Mitchell who likewise makes…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on January 20, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
Just to prove there is life in the old dog yet, Merle Haggard, now back with a label that commands greater distribution than some of his recent releases he once again comes through with a splendid album.
Supported by a fine bunch of pickers that include Reggie…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on January 15, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments
Ace Records have brought us some fabulous compilations and this is one of the best. In all there are 28 tracks featured and to kick it off guitar ace James Burton (Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band) hits the boards running assisting Dale Hawkins on ‘Suzie-Q’. Though only 16, Burton was already showing great potential.…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on January 15, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments
What impressed me most about, Atlanta, Georgia-based Rebecca Loebe is how much thought she puts into her music. As a result she gets her songs over to the listener. Good songs they are too! Loebe was born and first raised in Arlington, Virginia before her parents moved to Atlanta and at 17 she moved up to Boston. It is where she attended Berklee College Of Music and go on to…
Added by Maurice Hope on January 15, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments
Pulled from his late 1970s albums with Epic after he had released himself from a twenty-year deal with MCA. Yes, twenty years! That was some record deal and with his life in turmoil, he was broke before moving labels plus he was in constant quarrels with his wife and conflict with his producers once he had moved to Epic. Not…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on January 14, 2012 at 19:00 — No Comments
After working out of San Francisco’s Bay Area for her first four studio albums Brigitte DeMeyer has for this one not only recorded in Nashville but also relocated there. Why not! For it is after all where she is able to call on the wealth of talent on this country and blues steeped roots pop-infused collection. That she co-produced with…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on January 14, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments
“Let’s give her a good go and make ol’ Guy proud of us says Rodney Crowell as he kicks off an album featuring no less than 30 of his finest songs (there is still a bunch more just as good that did not make the cut) and 33 American artists. Many of who are, old friends with others that have been hugely influenced by…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on January 13, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
Here we have yet another splendid 2-for-1 album from BGO. Merle Haggard has to be in the running as the greatest country music act of all-time, and not just the fifty years. Yes, it is almost that long, because he first charted in December 1963. Though Merle no longer troubling the charts he is still making first-class albums. As in his…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on January 9, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments
Now here is the Americana find of the last three years; first off we had his 2009 album New York Town followed last year’s by Barn Doors And Concrete Floors. A killer album and as this record proves he is every bit as good, live. All but…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on January 8, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments
Known as the Gentle Giant Of Country Music Don Williams may now be turned, 70 but the music he did in the 1970s was as good as any around. Arguably, best known and loved by country fans on this side of the pond for songs ‘I Recall A Gypsy Woman’, ‘You’re My Best Friend’, ‘Amanda’, ‘I Am Just A…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on January 8, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments
With the success of the girls’ in the round live gigs the past ten years it was inevitable they would record a live show. What better way than on DVD opposed to CD I ask. Otherwise, the listener…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on January 7, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments