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From Raleigh NC to Los Angeles (1970s) to East Nashville one-time drummer, truck driver and now singer-songwriter, recording and touring act Phil Lee has seen both the underside of life, worked his butt off playing dives in America's big cites, and more than once had to play the waiting game before everything dropped into a comfortable place on the record…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 30, 2015 at 7:30 — No Comments
Autun Opic is a man of dual origins, born to German and Croatian parents but prefers to sing in English, just as well or I would not be writing this review and you would not be reading it.
Finger-picking acoustic guitar, traces of blues, jazz (accompanied by…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 29, 2015 at 7:47 — No Comments
Brighton folk singer-songwriter (aka The Delta Bell) Kate Gerrard with the help of drums, pedal steel, fiddle, glockenspiel, flugelhorn, cello, harmonium, organ and harmony vocals has made an album rich in deftly shaped textures to accompany her pure pitched…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 26, 2015 at 20:13 — No Comments
AMERICANA SINGER-SONGWRITER, BANJO, GUITAR PLAYING VOCALIST AND FORMER FOUNDER MEMBER OF THE OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW WILLIE WATSON MAKES HIS SECOND TOUR OF THE UK AND IRELAND AS A SOLO PERFORMER.
THERE’S A LOT OF WEIGHT IN THE WAY WILLIE WATSON PERFORMS, ADDING HE’S HAD SOME TRAGEDY IN HIS LIFE, WHICH HAS INFORMED HIS ART. THERE’S AN EMOTIONAL EDGE TO WHAT HE DOES BECAUSE WHO HE IS AS A HUMAN BEING. WILLIE IS THE…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 26, 2015 at 19:28 — No Comments
Four lps (1966-1969) on two cds, a feast of country music is what is on offer here, and for fans of older country music and fans of Sledge, Mississippi-born Charley Pride in particular a treat made in heaven.
At his best, which he invariably is across…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 25, 2015 at 7:31 — No Comments
Texas country honky tonker Dale Watson has been relentless in his dedication and development of barroom fashioned country music, and a whole lot more besides. Watson has opened up an exciting new bag of worms on throwing his support of not only…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 25, 2015 at 7:02 — No Comments
Spread over three days, July 17th-19th the south bank of the River Tyne plays host to some of the finest Americana acts performing. Jam-packed with artists both in and outdoors. The Jumpin’ Hot Stage has no fewer than 21 acts share it’s stage over the weekend;…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 14, 2015 at 7:00 — No Comments
Country rock, 60s pop, seventies singer-songwriters and more come to mind on listening to the music The Dreaming Spires, hooked on the music the record eases through without any mishaps, and stands up to a great deal of music from the listed eras.
Added by Maurice Hope on July 13, 2015 at 7:35 — No Comments
Here for the first time, Dan Penn (acoustic guitar, vocals) and Spooner Oldham’s (vocals, electric piano) live recording album taken from their November 1998 tour of the UK and Ireland alongside an exclusive DVD, and only artist approved, full-length…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 10, 2015 at 16:39 — No Comments
I could not think of a more apt title for an album recorded by Canadian-born, New Zealand-based country rockabilly (plus blues and gospel) act Tami Neilson. For her music is so crisp and brimful of bubbly energy, Nielson is an infectious performer it ever there was one. A…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 10, 2015 at 15:57 — No Comments
American country act, Texas-born Kacey Musgraves music may be coming out of Nashville, but unlike the majority it isn’t spoilt, the true essence of what country music is all about remains intact. Fans of Gretchen Wilson, Sara Evans, Kelly Willis and Elizabeth Cook…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 10, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments
Virginia-born, Alabama-raised singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne at her best has a voice to die for, although in the past not all her albums have worked out like they could or should. She is…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 10, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments
Bluegrass based, plied with country and jazz UK (Bristol) four-piece Appalachia are a wonderfully, clean and sharp synchronised unit awash in innovative creativity.
Made up of James Slater (guitar, harmonica), Richard Burley (guitar, mandolin), Danny Ward (guitar,…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 6, 2015 at 20:00 — No Comments
Straight from Nashville, Tennessee’s Country Music Foundation (CMF Records) and the Country Music Hall Of Fame and Museum exhibition Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats; A New Music City opened on 27th March earlier this year, and will…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 4, 2015 at 7:32 — No Comments
DARRELL SCOTT —SONGS OF BEN BULLINGTON (Full Light Records)
Americana singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist (Guy Clark, Tim O’Brien and Robert Plant’s Band of Joy…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on July 1, 2015 at 6:56 — No Comments