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Maurice Hope's Blog – September 2016 Archive (20)

BEN GLOVER –THE EMIGRANT (Proper Records)

http://www.benglover.com

www.proper-records.co.uk

 

 

Northern Ireland singer-songwriter Ben Glover is loaded in talent, his ability to absorb influences,…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 28, 2016 at 16:16 — No Comments

JOHN PAUL WHITE —BELULAH —Single Lock Records)

http://www.johnpaulwhite.com

 

Produced by Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes) and recorded at Muscle Shoals FAME Studios, and John Paul White’s own Single Lock Studios the former was one half of the four-time Grammy-winning duo The Civil Wars has made his first solo album in 10 years.

 

More recently White has produced Donnie Fritts’ album Oh My Goodness and Penny & Sparrow’s Let A Lover…

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SETH LAKEMAN —BALLADS OF THE BROKEN FEW (Cooking Vinyl)

 

www.cookingvinyle.com

 

www.sethlakeman.com

 

English singer-songwriter Seth Lakeman is a hugely dynamic recording act; his songs and innovative arrangements are like a high wattage…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 28, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments

GEORGIA RUTH —FOSSIL SCALE (Navigator records)

 

www.navigatorrecords.com

 

Welsh vocalist, Georgia Ruth produces a folk pop sound cultivated in strains of her homeland. Her debut release in 2013, Welsh Music Prize winner Week Of Pines was not only a…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 28, 2016 at 15:46 — No Comments

LUCIE SILVAS —LETTERS TO GHOSTS (Decca)

 

http://www.luciesilvas.com

 

Born in the UK, and partly raised in New Zealand, singer-songwriter Lucie Silvas’ career is on a roll. Now living in Nashville she has performed and written songs…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 25, 2016 at 12:39 — No Comments

JEAN SHEPARD —COUNTRY MUSIC: PURE AND SIMPLE (Humphead Country) 2CDs

http://www.humpheadcountry.com

 

The compilation’s title Country Music: Pure And Simple pretty much sums up the music of Nashville’s Jean Shepard, likewise, to some degree the handle the…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 25, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

HEIDI TALBOT —HERE WE GO 1, 2, 3 (Navigator Records)

 

www.navigatorrecords.co.uk

 

www.heiditalbot.com

 

Co. Kildare-born Irish folk singer-songwriter Heidi Talbot has one of the finest and sweetest voices of the scene. While on…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 23, 2016 at 20:00 — No Comments

JOHN PRINE —FOR BETTER, OR WORSE (Oh Boy Records)

http://www.oboyrecords.com 

 

 I can’t believe this! John Prine has not only made a follow-up to his all-star duet album on 1999, In Spite Of Ourselves but with the help of a bevy of female country vocalists…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 20, 2016 at 17:27 — No Comments

CHIP TAYLOR (aka James Wesley Voight) —LITTLE BROTHERS (Train wreck Records)

 

www.trainwreckrecords.com

 

 

Chip Taylor is an extraordinary talent. A honoured hit songwriter, recording act, and recent inductee into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame (New York, June 9th 2016). His induction came alongside…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 19, 2016 at 17:43 — No Comments

CARA IMPALA —TUMBLEWEED (Self-Released)

 

www.ceraimpala.com

 

 

Singer-songwriter, bandleader and more, Cera Impala has a few strings to her bow. Maybe, even more than those on trusty her banjo and ukelele put together.

 

Supported on the album by her…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 19, 2016 at 17:31 — No Comments

CHRIS WHILE And JULIE MATTHEWS—SHOULDER TO SHOULDER (Fat Cat Records)

 

www.whileandmatthews.co.uk

 

www.circuitmusic.co.uk

 

 

Where do I start? Singer-songwriters Chris While (guitar, piano, percussion) and Julie Matthews (guitar, piano,…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 19, 2016 at 17:22 — No Comments

WILLIE NELSON —FOR THE GOOD TIMES: A TRIBUTE TO RAY PRICE (Sony Music)

 

www.sonylegacymusic.com

 

www.willienelson.com

 

 

When it comes to establishing his own unique sound Willie Nelson has long…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 19, 2016 at 16:45 — No Comments

BRANDY CLARK —BIG DAY IN A SMALL TOWN (Warner Bros)

http://www.brandyclark.com

 

Nashville singer-songwriter Brandy Clark not is a CMA Award winner and four-time Grammy nominee and she has a healthy following on both sides of the water, and is one of the sharpest female…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 19, 2016 at 16:38 — No Comments

THE JIGANTICS —SECONDS OUT (Rawtone Records)

 

www.thejigantics.com

 

British band The Jigantics are a 5-piece Americana roots band, its members are Rick Edwards (slide, acoustic, electric guitar, vocals), Mark Cole (accordions, harmonica, mandola, backing vocals), Marion…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 14, 2016 at 18:19 — No Comments

ROGER McGUINN —BORN TO ROCK AND ROLL (Floating World)

http://http:www.ibiblio.org/jimmy/mcguinn/McGuinn.html

www.floatingworldrecords.co.uk

 

(Backtracking this album has been released and released a couple of times, or should that be promoted) Byrds’ founding…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 12, 2016 at 19:47 — No Comments

ORFILA —NEVER SLOWIN’ DOWN (Black Dog Records / Self-released)

 

www.orfila-music.com

 

UK country trio, Orfila bring a fresh, good to be alive feel to the music scene. Greatly influenced by Nashville’s current crop of country acts as in The Zac Brown Band, Lady…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 12, 2016 at 18:16 — No Comments

PHIL OCHS —LIVE AGAIN! (Floating World)

http://www.floatingworldrecords.co.uk

 

Recently found, we have this live board recording from a show in May 1973 at The Stables in East Lansing, MI by the late American folk singer-songwriter Phil Ochs.

 

Relatively…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 12, 2016 at 17:41 — No Comments

CHET O’KEEFE —BECAUSE OF YOU (Scarlet Records)

www.chetokeefe.com

 

Chet O’Keefe is a much travelled singer-songwriter who grew up in Southern Maine and New Hampshire prior to stints, later in life in Nashville, Dallas, TX and Sweden before he bumped into Kinky Friedman. Opening for the…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 11, 2016 at 14:01 — No Comments

TIM EASTON —AMERICAN FORK (At The Helm Records, UK / Last Chance Records, U.S and Europe)

http://www.timeaston.com

http://www.atthehelmrecords.com 

Americana singer-songwriter guitar playing Tim Easton was born in Upstate New York but…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 5, 2016 at 7:13 — No Comments

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Year 2016

1
Levi Parham
90 pts.
These American Blues
Music Road Records
GC,JBO,TK
2
Martha Fields
86 pts.
Southern White Lies
Independent
BP,BH,FB,JAB,RW,SP
3
Carter Sampson
75 pts.
Wilder Side
Independent/CRS
AN,CRS,JB
4
Anna Elizabeth Laube
65 pts.
Tree
Ahh...Pockets! Records
DH,NC
5
Michael McDermott
60 pts.
Willow Springs
Pauper Sky Records
BK,MM
6
Shovels & Rope
54 pts.
Little Seeds
New West
 
7
Robert Ellis
53 pts.
Robert Ellis
New West Records
DHO
8
Sturgill Simpson
52 pts.
A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Atlantic Records
JJ,JF
9
Douglas Greer
50 pts.
Baja Louisiana
Zilker Park Records
HDB,ML
10
Lucinda Williams
46 pts.
The Ghosts Of Highway 20
Highway 20 Records
EM
11
Buddy Miller & Friends
44 pts.
Cayamo Sessions at Sea
New West Records
 
12
Wink Burcham
43 pts.
Cleveland Summer Nights
Continental Song City
 
13
Eric Brace & Peter Cooper
42 pts.
C&O Canal
Red Beet Records
BR
14
Brent Cobb
41 pts.
Shine On A Rainy Day
Elektra Records
HH
 
Daniel Romano
41 pts.
Mosey
New West
CVL
 
Leonard Cohen
41 pts.
You Want it Darker
Sony Music
HO
17
Christian Kjellvander
40 pts.
A Village: Natural Light
Tapete Records
BM
18
Drive-By Truckers
39 pts.
American Band
ATO Records
AR,EZ
19
Birds of Chicago
38 pts.
Real Midnight
Five Head Entertainment
LM,SZ
20
John Prine
37 pts.
For Better, or Worse
Oh Boy Records
FS,MB
21
The Cactus Blossoms
36 pts.
You’re Dreaming
Red House Records
GS,HD
22
Richmond Fontaine
35 pts.
You Can’t Go Back
Décor Records
FCE
23
Gillian Welch
34 pts.
Boots No.1: The Official Revival Bootleg
Acony Records
LK,PR,TJ
24
Sarah Jarosz
33 pts.
Undercurrent
Sugar Hill
RM
25
Joe Purdy
32 pts.
Who Will Be Next?
Mudtown Crier Records
AL
 
The Devil Makes Three
32 pts.
Redemption & Ruin
New West

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