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Maurice Hope's Blog – December 2009 Archive (7)


Californian gal, Rita Hosking has a beautiful, wistful no nonsense singing voice that creeps into the mind of the listener with minimal ease. Plus, with a long list of Austin, Tx acts involved headed by producer, Rich Brotherton (acoustic, electric, lap steel and National guitar, mandolin, cittern and hammered dulcimer), Warren Hood (fiddle), Glenn Fukunaga (upright bass), Marty Muse (pedal steel guitar), Tom Van… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on December 31, 2009 at 17:30 — No Comments

JOHN GORKA —SO DARK YOU SEE - Red House (media)

Singer-songwriter, John Gorka is a unique talent. He has a fabulous singing voice and, he writes great songs too. While not all the songs on the album are his own, the ones he has brought in are likewise top order fare. As in his fine interpretations of the poems of Robert Burns and William Stafford, respectively ‘Ae Fond Kiss’ and ‘Where No Monument Stands’, plus you have versions of Bruce ‘Utah’… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on December 31, 2009 at 9:00 — No Comments


West-coast singer Linda Ronstadt came along at a hugely creative time in her region. With her folk, country and rock influences merged as one, her vibrant singing voice was nothing less than remarkable. Country rock was making its name and with such hot pickers as Clarence White, Red Rhodes, and Earl Ball on the recording Hand Sown… in 1969 and a year later top Nashville session men Charlie McCoy, Pete… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on December 30, 2009 at 18:00 — No Comments

TRANSATLANTIC SESSIONS 4 —With Jerry Douglas and Aly Bain (Whirlie DVD)

What a fantastic showcase for acoustic music from both sides of the Atlantic the now legendary Transatlantic Sessions have become. For it has not only proved to be a fantastic showcase for the likes of Emmylou Harris, Guy Clark, Iris DeMent, Kate and Anna McGarrigle and Irish songbirds, Mary Black and Dolores Keane but the likes of stellar musicians Stuart Duncan, Phil Cunningham, Donal Lunny, Russ Barenberg,… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on December 19, 2009 at 16:30 — No Comments


In tribute to old-time musician, hard drinking womanising banjo playing vocalist Charlie Poole (1892-1931), American folk legend Loudon Wainwright once married to fellow folk artist, Kate McGarrigle and father of Rufus and Martha Wainwright who are now forging careers of their own dips back in time for material on this album. Plus, along with songwriter-producer Dick Connette written nine new songs to go with the other twenty… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on December 19, 2009 at 10:00 — 1 Comment


Raised in North Carolina in the USA, Heather Bristow prior to relocating to the UK, where in her adopted county of Bath in Gloucestershire she gained a master’s degree in poetry from the Spa University. On combining her poet talent with a love for the sparse, folk and bluegrass world, Bristow in the company of a wonderful set of musicians decorates the album with her self-penned songs in stylish… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on December 13, 2009 at 8:30 — No Comments

Danny Schmidt, Carrie Elkin and Pete Molinari, Jumpin’ Hot Club@The Cluny2, Newcastle

Danny Schmidt, Carrie Elkin and Pete Molinari, Jumpin’ Hot Club@The Cluny2, Newcastle10:32am Thursday 10th December 2009

TO celebrate its 24th birthday, the Jumpin’ Hot Club had Americana singer-songwriter Danny Schmidt and his tour partner, Carrie Elkin, open. Although London-based Pete Molinari, fresh from five months recording and playing in America, topped the bill, but it was Schmidt and Elkin who… Continue

Added by Maurice Hope on December 12, 2009 at 2:30 — No Comments

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HAYES CARLL / What It Is / Dualtone *MM, *SZ
2 -- 66
DANNY SCHMIDT / Standard Deviation / Live Once Records *JJ, *HdB,
*TK, *AN, *GS, *MF, *SP
3 2 53
PHIL LEE / The Horse He Rode In On / Palookaville Records *MP,
*PvG, *ME
4 -- 49
MERCY JOHN / Let It Go Easy / Butler *LK, *JD
5 3 45
THE DELINES/ Imperial / El Cortez *FSch
6 4 44
VICKY EMERSON / Steady Heart / Independent
7 -- 42
RYAN BINGHAM / American Love Song / Thirty Tigers *HB
8 6 36
SUZANNE JARVIE / In The Clear / Wolfe Island *CRS
9 24 35
KALYN FAY / Good Company / Horton *JV, *JBo
11 35
MANDOLIN ORANGE / Tides of a Teardrop / Yep Roc Records
11 -- 34
VARIOUS / Songs of Our Native Daughters / Smithsonian Folkways
*FCe, *PJ, *PK
12 8 28
TINY LEGS TIM / Elsewhere Bound / Independent *FB
-- 28
J.S. ONDARA / Tales of America / Verve Records *AL, *WV
14 -- 28
MADELEINE ROGER / Cottonwood / Independent *LM
15 -- 24
KIM LENZ / Slowly Speeding / Blue Star *MvP
-- 24
LILY & MADELEINE / Canterbury Girls / New West *TJ
17 12 23
LEYLA McCALLA / Capitalist Blues / Jazz Village *DH, *BH
18 -- 22
ETHAN JOHNS with The Black Eyed Dogs, Anamnesis, Three
Crows/Proper *RK, *JB
-- 22
LONG RYDERS / Psychedelic Country Soul / Cherry Red Records *JS
20 5 19
LULA WILES / What Will We Do / Smithsonian Folkways
21 -- 18
YOUNG VALLEY / Young Valley / Dial Back Sound *DHo, *CvL
-- 18
KERRI POWERS / Starseeds / Continental
23 -- 17
THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS / Easy Way / Walkie Talkie *KG
24 -- 16
DALE WATSON / Call Me Lucky / Red House *PR
-- 16
MICHAEL McDERMOTT / Orphans / Pauper Sky *JDoel *

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