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Maurice Hope's Blog – July 2012 Archive (8)



During the history of country music, especially back in the 1960s and 1970s many country performers devoted entire albums to gospel, religious music. It became common practice. Among those that come readily to mind you have Johnny Cash, Connie Smith, Red Foley, Dolly Parton, The Louvin Brothers, The Statler Brothers, The Stanley Brothers, Marty Robbins, Vern Gosdin, Wanda Jackson etc and here we…


Added by Maurice Hope on July 29, 2012 at 19:36 — No Comments


Now here is an interesting country project. For such is the line-up of songs and presentation one can’t help but be attracted to Texan Amy Francis style of music. Fans of Mandy Barnett, Patsy Cline and the like will love her work! 

For here we have traditional country music of old as producer Tommy Detamore (electric, steel, acoustic and Tic-Tac guitar) Kenny Penny (electric, acoustic and Tic-Tac…


Added by Maurice Hope on July 29, 2012 at 16:26 — No Comments


Sometimes it can take me a little while to fully appreciate a new Chris Smither album but once I become more tuned in I find them to be keepers. Smither wrote every song but for ‘On The Edge’ —and this he shared with producer, slide guitarist David Goodrich.


On my initial listen I quickly gravitated to ‘What They Say’,…


Added by Maurice Hope on July 20, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

TODD SNIDER —TIME AS WE KNOW IT (The Songs Of Jerry Jeff Walker) (Aimless Records)


East Nashville maverick, singer-songwriter Todd Snider is and always will be his own man, never afraid of swimming against the tide Snider on this occasion has gone and recorded a tribute album (following his acclaimed album Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables) as…


Added by Maurice Hope on July 15, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments




New Jersey-born, but now residing as she has of the last two years in East Nashville singer-songwriter Amy Speace follows up her…


Added by Maurice Hope on July 13, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments



Here is a wonderful concept that turns out to be something of a roller coaster ride. For Kenny struggles with his singing voice when it comes to some of the slower ballads. His voice has never been what you would term as choirboy-like and there is nothing wrong with that and his smoky toned singing being something of an ‘acquired taste’.


Great though his versions of material…


Added by Maurice Hope on July 8, 2012 at 16:54 — No Comments

JENNY O. —HOME (Manimal Vinyl Records)

JENNY O. —HOME  (Manimal Vinyl Records)


Oh, boy hasn’t this girl talent. Admittedly, after being blown away by the sublime ‘Well Ok Honey’ the remaining four songs from the EP don’t quite match it (then what could?) but talent she most certainly has. I can’t wait to see her perform when she is over later this month (July); for one, Gateshead’s SummerTyne Americana Festival (she shares a show with Lera Lynn and…


Added by Maurice Hope on July 8, 2012 at 16:45 — No Comments


What makes this album so special? Taken from not the happiest of times for her, Mary Chapin’s finely crafted stories of heartache and of how she has handled loss, her father and divorce. Stripped near to the bone Ashes And Roses is…


Added by Maurice Hope on July 7, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments

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HAYES CARLL / What It Is / Dualtone *MM, *SZ
2 -- 66
DANNY SCHMIDT / Standard Deviation / Live Once Records *JJ, *HdB,
*TK, *AN, *GS, *MF, *SP
3 2 53
PHIL LEE / The Horse He Rode In On / Palookaville Records *MP,
*PvG, *ME
4 -- 49
MERCY JOHN / Let It Go Easy / Butler *LK, *JD
5 3 45
THE DELINES/ Imperial / El Cortez *FSch
6 4 44
VICKY EMERSON / Steady Heart / Independent
7 -- 42
RYAN BINGHAM / American Love Song / Thirty Tigers *HB
8 6 36
SUZANNE JARVIE / In The Clear / Wolfe Island *CRS
9 24 35
KALYN FAY / Good Company / Horton *JV, *JBo
11 35
MANDOLIN ORANGE / Tides of a Teardrop / Yep Roc Records
11 -- 34
VARIOUS / Songs of Our Native Daughters / Smithsonian Folkways
*FCe, *PJ, *PK
12 8 28
TINY LEGS TIM / Elsewhere Bound / Independent *FB
-- 28
J.S. ONDARA / Tales of America / Verve Records *AL, *WV
14 -- 28
MADELEINE ROGER / Cottonwood / Independent *LM
15 -- 24
KIM LENZ / Slowly Speeding / Blue Star *MvP
-- 24
LILY & MADELEINE / Canterbury Girls / New West *TJ
17 12 23
LEYLA McCALLA / Capitalist Blues / Jazz Village *DH, *BH
18 -- 22
ETHAN JOHNS with The Black Eyed Dogs, Anamnesis, Three
Crows/Proper *RK, *JB
-- 22
LONG RYDERS / Psychedelic Country Soul / Cherry Red Records *JS
20 5 19
LULA WILES / What Will We Do / Smithsonian Folkways
21 -- 18
YOUNG VALLEY / Young Valley / Dial Back Sound *DHo, *CvL
-- 18
KERRI POWERS / Starseeds / Continental
23 -- 17
THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS / Easy Way / Walkie Talkie *KG
24 -- 16
DALE WATSON / Call Me Lucky / Red House *PR
-- 16
MICHAEL McDERMOTT / Orphans / Pauper Sky *JDoel *

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