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Now here is a fascinating collection of work. One where you have more than one style of music with each one unerringly interlinked to the other; just like the voices of Charlie and Ira Louvin.
Born Charlie Elzer Loudermilk (1927-2011) and Lonnie Ira Loudermilk (1924-1965) they were…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on August 30, 2013 at 8:59 — No Comments
Crooked Still founder member, Aoife (pronounced ‘eefuh’) O’Donovan has over the last ten years impressed with her lead vocals and songwriting with the band. But, now on this her solo debut she takes…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on August 30, 2013 at 8:41 — No Comments
By way of an introduction to the music of Dr Ralph Stanley (known to many by way of his music featuring in the movie, O Brother, Where Art Thou? ) Rebel have two albums released,…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on August 25, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments
Second in the series of Old Songs & Ballads this cd is a treasure from the vaults. Dr Ralph Stanley is found in all his pomp, for not only do we have his old time Appalachian mountain style…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on August 25, 2013 at 8:25 — No Comments
Eclectic fiddle playing singer-songwriter Amanda Shires makes an accomplished debut on Lightning Records. Rich in powerful, creative grooves and…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on August 23, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments
Twenty songs covering as many years the compilation covers a wealth of excellent songs. As you have songs from esteemed songwriters Dallas Frazier, Carl Butler, Marijohn Wilkin, Wayne Walker, Porter Wagoner, Boudleaux Bryant, Charlie and Ira Louvin and Fred Rose…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on August 23, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
Veteran singer-songwriter, a much-travelled Hank Woji takes the listener with him as he travels from his New Jersey home State right on down to Texas (a place he has regularly called home). Enjoying a helping hand or two doing so. Good pickers he has too as Colin Brooks (Band Of…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on August 23, 2013 at 10:20 — No Comments
In bluegrass and country circles Claire Lynch has been turning heads since the late 1970s through her compositions, band leader and work as a sweet…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on August 23, 2013 at 7:30 — No Comments
Singer-songwriter Amy Speace is one of those artists who’s music tends to grow on you the more you hear it and one’s greater appreciation gain momentum after a little coercing.
Produced and recorded by her friend, Neilson Hubbard with whom she co-wrote two songs on…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on August 18, 2013 at 16:05 — No Comments
Warning! This is not just a steel guitar album but full of classic old country sounds, tones and more great picking than you can shake a stick at.
Legendary pedal steel guitarist, Buddy Emmons played with and for the best (retired in…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on August 18, 2013 at 8:08 — No Comments
Oh, boy hasn’t this been a long wait, for these good friends, pickers, songwriters and all round good people get back together and record another album. Released on their newly formed Fullskies imprint, a compound of O‘Brien’s Howdy Skies and Scott’s Full Light label it has…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on August 16, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments
Laden with strings and slick production, Ray Price eases through a selection of love songs from (his work from 1960-1970) such diverse acts as Jim Weatherly, Kris Kristofferson, Hal Bynum, Jack Clement, Ray Pennington, David Kirby, Jimmy Webb, Hank Williams and a cover of Al Martino’s…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on August 16, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments
A one time Glasgow street busker Edinburgh-born, Emma (Gillespie) combines alternative folk and pop in innovative fashion, her arrangements full of imagination and mystical charm. The Sky 1 talent contest Must Be The Music (2011) winner’s debut record Stand Still was released on Gary Barlow’s Future label.
She which time the lass has moved on musically,…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on August 13, 2013 at 21:00 — No Comments
East Nashville act, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors posses a great depth and no little daring to their music. As they grasp with both hands the term Americana — as they produce a bunch of genre classics in the making.
Fearless, in the fashion he fronts…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on August 5, 2013 at 7:30 — No Comments