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Maurice Hope's Blog – February 2014 Archive (17)

DON WILLIAMS —YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND * HARMONY * COUNTRY BOY (BGO Records) 2CDs

 

 

http://www.bgo-records.com

 

Three classic Don Williams albums on two cds, how is that for value for money! Former carpenter and member of the folk trio, The Pozo Seco Singers, Williams was…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 27, 2014 at 7:35 — No Comments

DAMIEN DEMPSEY —IT’S ALL GOOD THE BEST OF DAMIEN DEMPSEY (Clear / IRL Records) 2CDs

 

www.damiendempsey.com

 

From North Dublin, singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey is from a working class background, who earned his dues in today’s world of hard knocks and survived. Dempsey’s big break came (as said in his liner notes) one…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 27, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

HENRY PRIESTMAN —THE LAST MAD SURGE OF YOUTH (Proper Records)

 

www.henrypriestman.com

 

www.propermusic.com

 

Yorkshire-born, singer-songwriter, rock, folk musician and recording act, former member of The Christians, Henry…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 23, 2014 at 7:47 — No Comments

SHEL SILVERSTEIN —FREAKIN’ AT THE FREAKERS BALL (BGO Records)

 

www.bgo-records.com

 

What a wacky, off-the-wall re-release is this! Shel Silverstein (1930-1999) won praise, acclaim and I would think no little financial gain from his songwriting (Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show and…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 21, 2014 at 18:00 — No Comments

MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER —SONGS FROM THE MOVIE (Decca / Rounder)

 

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 17, 2014 at 7:16 — No Comments

PETE MORTON —THE FRAPPIN’ AND RAMBLIN’ PETE MORTON (Fellside Recordings)

 

http://www.fellside.com

 

http://www.petemorton.com

 

English folk-bard, Pete Morton combines traditional music with…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 17, 2014 at 7:00 — No Comments

HUGH MOFFATT —ONLY ALONG FOR THE RIDE (SOHL Recordings)

http://www.hughmoffatt.com 

Veteran Texas-born singer-songwriter, Hugh Moffatt has long been a favourite;  through both covers of his songs (Dolly Parton, Joe Sun, Alabama, Johnny Rodriguez, Johnny Cash, Lacy J Dalton)…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 14, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

KRISTINA MURRAY —UNRAVELIN’ (Self-Released)

 

http://www.KRISTINAMURRAYMUSIC.COM

 

Unravelin' is the debut album from exciting new act, Kristina Murray has something of a rebel heart and a voice containing traces of that similar to Kelly Willis; no…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 14, 2014 at 16:22 — No Comments

SARAH JAROSZ —BUILD ME UP FROM THE BONES (Sugar Hill)

 

www.sugarhillrecords.com

 

www.sarahjarosz.com

 

Multi-talented musician (mandolin, banjo, guitar), vocalist and songwriter and music graduate (New England Conservatory Of  Music In…

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SUSAN CATTANEO —HAUNTED HEART (Jersey Girl Music)

 

www.susancattaneo.com

 

 

Fearless and powerful,  Boston singer-songwriter Susan Cattaneo feeds from the same table as Matraca Berg, Gretchen Peters, Amy Speace and others of similar ring craft attributes. People able to…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 11, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

VARIOUS —DIVIDED & UNITED THE SONGS OF THE CIVIL WAR (ATO Records) 2CDs

 

www.atorecords.com

 

Now here is a wonderful, gem of a release. One for fans of acoustic music and those into traditional country; especially for those with a keen ear for the former. The list of people taking part is as good…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 10, 2014 at 7:20 — No Comments

CHRIS LeDOUX —WESTERN UNDERGROUND * WHATCHA GONNA DO WITH A COWBOY * UNDER THIS OLD HAT (BGO Records)

 http://www.bgo-records.com

 

Chris LeDoux wasn’t only a fine songwriter and recording act but a real life rodeo rider / modern-day cowboy and made famous in one of Garth Brooks songs. LeDoux after…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 8, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

DAN SEALS —THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION 2-CDs (Humphead)

 

www.humpheadcountry.com

 

 

Texas singer-songwriter, recording act Dan Seals (1948-2009) was one of a kind. A wonderful songwriter and recording act able to sing a carefully penned song, fashion the story and make it…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 8, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

VARIOUS —ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK RECORDING INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (Nonesuch Records)

www.nonsuchrecords.com

 

Written and directed by Joel & Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis is loosely based on the life and times of 1960s folk singer Dave Van Ronk (an inspirational folk blues…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 7, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

THE JIGANTICS —DUSTY ROOTS (Rawtone Records)

 

www.thejigantics.com

 

 

Big on quality and entertainment levels, five-piece band The Jigantics run music’s Americana gamut. Their focus is pretty simple; to either write material of quality or go find it, whether by…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 6, 2014 at 7:43 — 1 Comment

ABI MOORE —AMOEBA & STONE (Honest Records)

http://www.abimoore.com

http://honestrecords.com

Americana singer-songwriter, Lincolnshire’s Abi Moore is one of those artistic talents who has fought hard independently, to gain major…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 3, 2014 at 18:09 — No Comments

THE STRAY BIRDS —ECHO SESSIONS (Self-Released) 5-Track EP

http://www.thestraybirds.com

 

Recorded in one day at Echo Mountain studios in Ashville, NC Pennsylvania trio The Stray Birds (Maya De Vitry; vocals, guitar, fiddle), Oliver Craven (vocals, guitars, mandolin) and Charles Muench…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 1, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments

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The Devil Makes Three
70 pts.
Chains Are Broken
New West
FC,JB,RK,TJ,LK
2
Jimmy LaFave
65 pts.
Peace Town
Music Road Records
PKO
3
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48 pts.
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FB,JBO
4
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47 pts.
3
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CVL,DHO
5
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43 pts.
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6
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42 pts.
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Thirty Tigers
FCE,AL,MG
7
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40 pts.
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Independent
SP,DH,RST,RW
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35 pts.
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DD,CRS,BM
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32 pts.
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LM
 
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32 pts.
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Blue Rose Records
 
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GS
12
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28 pts.
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Curse Of Lono
26 pts.
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MM,JF
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Locke Creek Records
TK,HDB
17
Jason McNiff
23 pts.
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23 pts.
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Yep Roc
 
 
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MP
20
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21 pts.
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KG,JJC
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JJ
 
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24
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Legacy
 
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Tree
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