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Maurice Hope's Blog – February 2011 Archive (18)

BILL MONROE —BILL MONROE & FRIENDS / STARS OF THE BLUEGRASS HALL OF FAME (Raven Records)

www.ravenrecords.com.au 

Another bumper release from Australian compilation favourites, Raven Records and a rare one it is too! Since, they have selected the Father of bluegrass the late Bill Monroe as their subject. A masterful mandolin picker and bandleader…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 25, 2011 at 23:30 — No Comments

HANK WOJI —THERE WAS A TIME (K Z Records)

www.hankwoji.com

Adopted Texans are common today among the singer-songwriting community…. it could be something to do about the water. So receptive being the area to people of their trade and in Hank Woji.

Wisely, he has borrowed four standards to go with seven songs of his own and though ‘Loretta’ (one of the first songs from the Texas master Townes Van Zandt I became…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 21, 2011 at 23:30 — No Comments

ROBYN LUDWICK —OUT OF THESE BLUES (Continental Song City)

www.robynludwick.co

 

Produced and recorded by Gurf Morlix at his Rootball Studio in Austin, Texas Out Of The Blues is fine testament of both the artist, Robyn Ludwick and himself. For it is strong in every department and with Ludwick possessing similar all round traits, vocally and otherwise to Lucinda Williams, Kelly Wills and there are also hints of Mary Gauthier to her music Ludwick strikes a mighty blow. As blues, country and blues…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 19, 2011 at 23:25 — No Comments

PETER OSTROUSHKO —WHEN THE LAST MORNING GLORY BLOOMS (Red House)

 

www.redhouserecords.com

What a beautiful and peaceful piece of music from the Ukrainian-born and American raised mandolin and fiddle instrumentalist, Peter Ostroushko a man who is truly of all seasons so broad are his musical influences. With a foot in folk, bluegrass, blues, country, jazz and his latest addition, classical Ostroushko could if he weren’t the man he is spread himself thin.

A master and fervent fan…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 19, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments

HEATHER MYLES —LIVE IN LONDON AND TEXAS (Floating World)

www.myspace.com/floatingworld.music 

West coast gal, Heather Myles has long championed the values of traditional country music, especially the west coast Bakersfield sound through her work. Like a breath of fresh air she came on to the scene in 1992 and remained so for over ten years, but sadly her career and music has since become stale. It is as if after playing the music, influenced by Merle Haggard, Buck…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 17, 2011 at 22:00 — No Comments

TOM T HALL —50 GREATEST HITS (Humphead)

www.humpheadcountry.com 

Yes, a bumper 50 hit songs spread over two cds. What amazing value this album is, as most all collections on Humphead are. As country music’s famed Storyteller’s music from the most prolific period in his recording career is jammed tighter than sardines in a can.

Starting with his 1967 hit ‘I Washed My Face In The Morning Dew’ right on through the…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 16, 2011 at 22:30 — No Comments

ABIGAIL WASHBURN —CITY OF RUFUGE (Foreign Children Records / Rounder)

www.abigailwashburn.com

www.rounder.com

On first listen I had my reservation about City Of Refuge; and not unlike her last album (Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet) I was about to make too hasty a judgement of the music of innovative banjo playing singer-songwriter Abigail Washburn. Now that would have been to my great loss. Reason being her music grows on you and it…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 15, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments

DOC & MERLE WATSON —COLUMBUS STOCKADE BLUES THE BEST OF THE ‘70s (Raven Records)

www.ravenrecords.com.au 

If you are looking for a master-class lesson in flat picking and generally some of the finest acoustic guitar picking (Doc also plays fine claw-hammer banjo and harmonica) imaginable, done I hasten to add in an entertaining free flowing style then you have found it. For Doc Watson blind from a young age and now in his 80s (and he still does a little picking) and his late son, Merle Watson aided by…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 14, 2011 at 23:30 — No Comments

SALOON DOGS —SHOOTING STAR (Billymac Music)

www.myspace.com/saloondogs 

www.houseconcerthub.ning.com/profile/BillyMacInnes 

Saloon Dogs were born out of the ashes of the London-based band, The Bogarts after they broke up in 1995. Headed by lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Billy MacInnes and Maria…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 13, 2011 at 22:00 — No Comments

HOYT AXTON —SNOWBLIND FRIEND / FREE SAILIN’ (Raven)

www.ravenrecords.com.au 

When it came to musical heroes Hoyt Axton in my estimation is up there among an elite few of those who rarely if ever disappointed. Son of Mae Axton who wrote, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ Hoyt after coming through the American folk scene of the early 1960s was at the top of his game during the 1970s and beyond, as his free-flowing, spontaneous…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 12, 2011 at 20:30 — No Comments

RED HORSE (GILKYSON : GORKA : KAPLANSKY) (Red House)

 

With three Red House heavyweights all on one-album I realised things aren’t so bad afterall. Economy and job loss problems can be forgotten for a while. But, much as I enjoy Eliza, John and Lucy (who I must admit hasn’t been firing on all cylinders recently as her music hasn’t gone on like I had anticipated. More like her talent has simply, levelled out) on the album it does not match an album by either of them.…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 11, 2011 at 21:00 — No Comments

LORETTA LYNN —50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION (Humphead)

www.humpheadcontry.com 

Few if any female country singers have made such an impact as Loretta Lynn over the years. You can count Dolly, Reba and Tammy in this statement too. Since Loretta was pure country from start to finish and when you add a sassy attitude and subject matter in the songs she wrote (remember 1966 wasn’t all that pro-women in Nashville at the time…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 11, 2011 at 18:30 — No Comments

GURF MORLIX —BLAZE FOLEY’S 113TH WET DREAM (Rootball Records)

 

www.gurfmorlix.com 

Following on from his much-lauded album, Last Exit To Happyland Texas singer-songwriter, musician, producer and recording artist Gurf Morlix’s long awaited tribute to his late friend fellow singer-songwriter Blaze Foley is now ready. Foley who was a remarkable larger than life character. Who though loaded with songwriting ability was never to achieve…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 9, 2011 at 23:00 — No Comments

LITTLE MISS HIGGINS —ACROSS THE PLAINS (Little Miss Higgins Music)

 

www.littlemisshiggins.com

 

While Little Miss Higgins  (aka Jolene Higgins) was born in Brooks, Alberta the blues, folk and jazz performer she was in fact raised in Independence, Kansas prior to moving back north. Now based in…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 6, 2011 at 21:00 — No Comments

MARTY ROBBINS —I WALK ALONE / IT’S A SIN (Hux Records)

 

www.huxrecords.com

While I am generally a big Marty Robbins fan I tend distance myself from his love ballads and that is exactly the category the two 1968 and 1969 albums fall. Hence I am a little picky at what I like and don’t welcome with open arms. Good though his…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 5, 2011 at 16:30 — No Comments

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE —HARLEM RIVER BLUES (Bloodshot Records)

 

 

www.bloodshotrecords.com

Seamless melodies and great songs…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 4, 2011 at 23:00 — No Comments

FURNACE MOUNTAIN—FIELDS OF FESCUE (Shepherds Ford Music)

www.furnacemountain.com

Virginia act, Furnace Mountain play music true to the tradition of their home state as they combine bluegrass and mountain folk music in stellar fashion. As you have the wonderful instrumentals of Danny Knicely (mandolin, fiddle), David Van Deventer (fiddle, banjo) aid the strong lead vocals of Aimee Curl (upright bass) and harmony vocals…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 2, 2011 at 7:30 — No Comments

DAVID WILLIAMS —CHOCOLATE BAR (Trapdoor Media)

 

http://www.reverbnation.com/davidwilliamssongs

 

It was interesting not only to see Colorado act, David Williams back so soon after his album last year and with an album as diverse and enjoyable as ‘Chocolate…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 1, 2011 at 23:00 — No Comments

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December 2018
1
Malford Milligan
75 pts.
Life Will Humble You
Royal Family Records
JF,FB
2
JD McPherson
61 pts.
Socks
New West Records
CVL,DHO,MVP,MB
3
Rosanne Cash
50 pts.
She Remembers Everything
Blue Note Records
WR,BP,JSM,HB
4
Ad Vanderveen
45 pts.
I Was Hank William
Blue Rose Records
TK,LM,BM,JB
5
John Hiatt
44 pts.
The Eclipse Sessions
New West
FC
6
The Yearlings
41 pts.
Skywriting
Lonely Sounds Records
EZ
7
Tip Jar
40 pts.
Onward
Independent
FS
8
Nathan Bell
39 pts.
Loves Bones & Stars
Angry Stick Recording Co.
RB,SZ,PG
9
The Brother Brothers
38 pts.
Some People I Know
Compass Records
BK
10
Richard Dobson
30 pts.
I Hear Singing
Brambus Records
JS,NC
11
Steve Forbert
29 pts.
The Magic Tree
Blue Rose Music
PR
12
J.P. Harris
28 pts.
Sometimes Dogs Bark At Nothing
Free Dirt Records
TJ
13
The Bottle Rockets
24 pts.
Bit Logic
Bloodshot Records
GS,PKO
14
Rodney Crowell
23 pts.
Christmas Everywhere
New West
 
15
Christian Kjellvander
22 pts.
Wild Hxmans
Tapete
 
16
Erin Costelo
21 pts.
Sweet Marie
Compass Records
PJ
17
Colter Wall
20 pts.
Songs of the Plains
Young Mary's Record
 
18
The Hillbenders
19 pts.
The Hillbenders
Compass Records
FH
19
Eric Bibb
18 pts.
Global Griot
Stony Plain
 
 
Karine Polwart
18 pts.
Laws of Motion
Hudson Records
HH,KG
21
Carson McHone
17 pts.
Carousel
Nine Mile Records
 
 
Malcolm Holcombe
17 pts.
Come Hell Or High Water
Gypsy Eyes Music
MF
23
Ben Bedford
16 pts.
The Hermit's Spyglass
Cavalier Recordings
SP
 
Craig Moreau
16 pts.
A Different Kind Of Train
Independent
MP
 
David Olney
16 pts.
This Side Or The Other
Black Hen Music

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