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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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