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Most artistic people are either visual artists or are songwriters. Eric Taylor manages to combine both through his distinctive style of songwriting. Taylor’s songs prompt images to be transported into your mindset as the lyrics snare your thoughts and creative muse.
Added by Maurice Hope on July 22, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
Stripped-bare, almost primitive, singer-songwriter Sam Baker has made making albums, writing songs into a meticulous art form. His observations of life, people and how they react and live everyday paint carefully drawn vignettes that are beautiful and delicate as a butterfly…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 22, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
Comprising of two cds, one of which is gospel blues and the other, country blues and gospel Tennessee-born and later Mississippi-adopted (as in his home and style of music) Fred McDowell was a fierce performer of slide guitar and a rousing vocalist too.…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 14, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments
Man, this isn’t just another good bluegrass record, but one that surpasses all expectations, sounding wonderful on lead vocals (shades of Alison Krauss) and a fine songwriter, flat-picking guitar ace…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 14, 2013 at 15:25 — No Comments
Fifty tracks spread over twenty-eight years, covering the years 1981-2009; starting with his hit ‘Unwound’ right on though to the hit single ‘Living For The Night’ by way of a mass of other favourites.
Strait came onto the country music scene at a time when…Continue
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Seasoned guitarist, banjo playing singer-songwriter Martin Simpson like a few of his craft, loves nothing better than a good song, learn its origin and everything else that goes with it and writer too. Hence, when he covers one borrowed or plucked from the…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 14, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments
Oh, my ol’ Guy Clark still has it! From the off he captivates the listener with his sublime descriptive storytelling. Such is the beauty flow of ‘Cornmeal…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 13, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments
Pulled from his MCA catalogue of recordings, The Definitive Collection covers the period Texas-raised Steve Earle was hitting life full on as he stirring up country music with his keen edged, sometimes rock inspired stance (plus political views). One of the big successes of the New…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 13, 2013 at 7:30 — No Comments
Texas singer-songwriter, sculpture, contemporary artist and playwright Terry Allen has long been on the outside, looking in. During which time he has earned himself a cult-like following. Although he hasn’t been too active of late on the recording front, which is quite an…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 8, 2013 at 7:00 — No Comments
Billy Joe Shaver isn’t only one of the best modern-day songwriters —up there and in some people’s eyes, better than Kristofferson (Kris) plus there are days I believe he is the greatest poet ever. He also qualifies as country music’s No 1 hell-raiser. Even now that he is turned 70 he still has his moments and rushes of blood.
As for the two albums from 1976…
Added by Maurice Hope on July 6, 2013 at 8:47 — No Comments