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Maurice Hope's Blog – September 2009 Archive (8)

BRAY VISTA —LET IT RIDE (Bray Vista)

www.brayvista.com

From the County Wicklow, Ireland come the nine-piece band, Bray Vista who have Nashville’s Jim Lauderdale (singer-songwriter, recording act) produce the follow-up to their full-length debut album Sing My Darling (2006).

Neil Tobin’s superb songs and the general… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on September 30, 2009 at 7:00 — No Comments

GUY CLARK —SOMEDAYS THE SONG WRITES YOU (Dualtone)

www.dual.com

www.guyclark.com

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Easy paced, laid back philosophical fare written by a man who has throughout his career been out on his own. I vividly remember the thrill of placing his 1975 debut album, Old No 1 on the turntable and marvelling at his songs.… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on September 25, 2009 at 8:30 — No Comments

AGNOSTIC MOUNTAIN GOSPEL CHOIR GIG DATES

AGNOSTIC MOUNTAIN GOSPEL CHOIR www.theagnostics.com



UK; IRELAND TOUR • SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2009

Their current CD, ‘Ten Thousand’ was released in 2008 to a torrent of critical acclaim and in an effort to spread that special kinda gospel ever wider. The Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir have just announced a return trip to the UK and Ireland for their first European dates this year.



Yes, they are a… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on September 24, 2009 at 7:00 — No Comments

JERRY REED —WHEN YOU’RE HOT....THE VERY BEST OF 1967-1983 (Raven)

JERRY REED —WHERN YOU’RE HOT....THE VERY BEST OF 1967-1983 (Raven) When it comes to great guitarists, the late Jerry Reed is right up there at the top of the list. A fabulous innovative talent, Reed would pluck ingenious licks from the air like apples from a tree. Best known from having written such classics as ‘Guitar… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on September 5, 2009 at 18:30 — No Comments

MERLE TRAVIS —THE MERLE TRAVIS GUITAR ALBUM / WALKIN’ THE STRINGS plus.... (Raven)

MERLE TRAVIS —THE MERLE TRAVIS GUITAR ALBUM / WALKIN’ THE STRINGS plus.... (Raven)

Guitar maestro Merle Travis was arguably the greatest exponent of flat-picked guitar, and when it came to songwriting he was up there with the best and what better demonstration could you wish for than his songs ‘I’m Knee In Trouble’… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on September 5, 2009 at 18:00 — No Comments

ERIC BOGLE — LIVE AT STONYFELL WINERY (Greentrax) DVD

http://ericbogle.net/

Scottish-born, Australian resident Eric Bogle has long been a standard bearer among singer-songwriters when it came to writing material that speak for the people and pick up on good causes, and every now and hit the nail firmly on the head of the glaring failings of mankind. An extremely witty and shrewd observer, Bogle now at the retiring age of the normal street worker, and past that of some his… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on September 5, 2009 at 18:00 — No Comments

GREG BROWN —DREAM CITY, Essential Recordings, Vol, 2 1997-2006 (Red House)

www.redhouserecords.com

www.gregbrown.org

There are not many problems that a Greg Brown song can’t fix according to fellow singer-songwriter, Jack Johnson and he isn’t far from the mark when he says this.

Drawn from five albums made for Red House, supplemented by two on his two albums on Trailer Records and on a second bonus album… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on September 4, 2009 at 15:30 — No Comments

KIERAN KANE —SOMEWHERE BEYOND THE ROSES (Compass)

www.deadreckoningrecords.com

When it comes creating a groove and crafting out new exciting sounds, Kieran Kane is a master few even of his peers are able to match when he takes up the challenge.

After a lifetime playing mandolin, and it being the driving force behind his work he has for the last three or four years taken to using the banjo in a like-minded style. Aided by the remarkable… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on September 4, 2009 at 15:00 — No Comments

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Nashville's Jon Byrd / UK Tour Oct 2015

Very excited about my 4th tour of Merry Old!

I've released a new recording: ROUTE 41 since my last visit and I'm hoping to see lots of dear friends and fine music lovers like I always do.

As you'll see I've got a half dozen dates…

Americana and Bluegrass act from Asheville - we need some September dates filled!

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We are called Clyde's on Fire - based out of Asheville, NC and are touring the UK this September.  We really need to fill 9/10 and 9/13 in Ireland and 9/15-9/18 anywhere in England! We have played the Maverick Festival (UK), Merle Fest, Spring Fest, Aiken Bluegrass and were recently featured on Tennessee's Blue Plate Special.  Our website with links and music is www.clydesonfire.com and we love house…

From Robert Burns' bedroom to Glastonbury and beyond...

It`s been some time since I managed to sit down and update these ramblings. Over the past couple of months my time has been mostly divided between roads and festival fields; the former requiring far too much steering to make typing viable (or indeed safe), and the latter (thankfully) remains mostly internet-free as I still manage to resist the glazed-eyed, thumb-twitching allure of the black mirror they call "smartphone". Both roads and festivals have been kind, and notwithstanding England`s…

Meet Charlie Roth our featured artist of the month (on tour July & August with support from the Hub)

Luminary Folk Musician and Dee Jay Mike Harding simply calls Charlie Roth​ "Genius"!!

Apart from his obvious talent as a musician/entertainer/songster, I think Charlie's real genius is as an artist who embraces the modern-day concept of intuitive travelling like no other. Everyone who…

Indie Post Rock Band from Germany on Tour

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We are a german indie post rock band and are looking for gig opportunities for the  24.09 / 27.09. /

30.09.

we work with projections and bring our own backline. we only need a PA.

we would love to play at your venue : )

this is how we sound live:…

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