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Americana singer-songwriter, blues, rock, folk country guitar totting Dave Alvin is a man steeped in west coast music history; first he figured, alongside his elder brother Phil Alvin in…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on December 22, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments
Jamey Johnson is one of the current acts country music can be most proud. His music is steeped in…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on December 15, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments
Now here is a rarity, a reissue of material from the late Steve Goodman seeing a UK release, and boy isn’t a fine one! Originally released in 1971 and 1972, respectively on Buddha records the…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on December 15, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments
It isn’t always easy to continue to build on one’s repertoire or match the standard set early in one’s career. Or as was the case with Gauthier when she eventually broke onto the music scene.
Added by Maurice Hope on December 15, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments
Snapshots, sharp, incisive —that doesn’t beat about the bush, immediately up and at you kind of music. That is Derek Hoke.
I love the cultured approach. The clever little grooves as country,…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on December 9, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments
When it comes to bargains, no, make that steals of the year this is it! Fifty of the Mercury (and not MCA as the title suggests) recording act's finest songs come on this 2cd collection.
Added by Maurice Hope on December 9, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments
Music To My Ears is made up of newly written songs plus a well selected cover or two. Bluegrass country music legend Ricky Skaggs (an amazing picker of mandolin, guitar, banjo and…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on December 8, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments
I have long enjoyed the honest, well-honed energy of Rosie Flores’ music. The Rockabilly Filly is well named; for rock‘n’roll, west coast country dashed with sprinklings of other genres, Texas blues among them…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on December 7, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments
American singer-songwriter Steven Graves made this six-track EP out in Santa Cruz, California with help from a talented (one or two of whom are illustrious) set of…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on December 7, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments
The Flying Burritos were the most influential country rock ensemble bar none. And it is easy to see why. For not only did they have Gram Parsons on lead vocals (albeit he did not stay with the throughout the band’s musical journey)…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on December 2, 2012 at 17:09 — No Comments
When it comes to top country bands there are non able to hold a candle to Alabama, the Southern band bust onto the scene in 1979 when the title-cut of their debut album My Home’s In Alabama made Billboard Country charts…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on December 2, 2012 at 15:43 — No Comments
Texas swing trio, Hot Club Of Cowtown are one of those acts who from the off set their benchmark high and it has just got higher with each passing album. Give or take the occasional one.
Members Elena James, Whit Smith and Jake Irwin are so well versed in one another’s playing they are…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on December 1, 2012 at 20:47 — No Comments
Father and daughter duo, Royce and Jeannie Kendall were a hot act back in the late 1970 / early and mid-1980s (both lps are 1985 originals) as they combined the traditional side of country music with contemporary strains. As…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on December 1, 2012 at 18:19 — No Comments
Here we have a beautiful ‘work of love’ Box set that comes complete with notes and array of photos of the tragic British folk singer. What a voice, what talent and how sad it is she left us…Continue
Added by Maurice Hope on December 1, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments