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Maurice Hope's Blog – June 2010 Archive (7)


Awash in simple, but effective melodies one-time opera trained (in Salzburg, Austria) singer-songwriter Anna Coogan’s bittersweet form of Americana cuts to the bone and then some.

Young Coogan who, I believe resides in Seattle is a fine talent has an ability to stamp a feel to a song with her beautiful, sometimes aching tones. She carves out imagery of the finest order. A… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on June 27, 2010 at 9:30 — No Comments


More from Eric Brace and Last Train Home, six songs from the Washington DC formed ensemble who combine folk, swing, jazz and rock‘n’roll as Brace and the boys, Kevin Cordi, Jim Gray, Martin Lynds, Scott McKnight, Karl Straub, Dave Van Allen and Chris Watling combine to bring together a pot-pourri of sounds sure to delight followers Americana music. Plus, their music… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on June 23, 2010 at 7:30 — No Comments


Here we have another superb compilation of music from Americana artists of the East Nashville alternative community.

While put out by Red Beet records it is not the home of most acts but it does have a universal connection for the likes of innovative acts Elizabeth Cook, Phil Lee, Stephen Simmons, Kieran Kane and Jon Byrd who like with label owners Peter Cooper (w/… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on June 20, 2010 at 8:30 — No Comments


North Carolina native Chris Cook is one fine live performer, as those lucky enough to catch him on his recent tour (much of it spent in and around the Scottish Borders and beyond) will vouch. But it takes listening in the comfort of your home for you to fully realise just how wonderful an all-round musician—he plays a mean guitar and harmonica Cook really is. Remembering is the… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on June 12, 2010 at 19:30 — No Comments


Louisiana-raised singer-songwriter, Mary Gauthier peals back the veneer on this release. As not for the first time she draws on her troubled life that started with her abandoned as a child.

An orphan girl, Mary never met her mother other than on the delivery table in hospital and knows not who… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on June 12, 2010 at 16:00 — No Comments

Summertyne Americana Festival Saturday & Sunday 24/25th July @ The SageGateshead

Midday - 6pm ( Free )

Fri 23rd (Home Fries)

12 noon - Shipcote & Friends- Gentle geordie country swing

1pm - Gem Andrews - One part Lucinda Williams & one part Kate MacGarrigle

2pm - Sour Mash Trio - Rockabilly mashed up with a country & add some self penned retro gems.

3pm - Ray Stubbs One Man Band - Local bluesman Ray Stubbs used to be called " the amazing one man blues band" and he is just… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on June 8, 2010 at 7:30 — No Comments

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