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Laura CORTESE & THE DANCE CARDS —CALIFORNIA CALLING (Compass Records)

www.compassrecords.com



www.thisislauracortese.com



Fiddle playing vocalist, New England-based, Laura Cortese is loaded in talent, and with her band, The Dance Cards she…

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Added by Maurice Hope on December 14, 2017 at 20:45 — No Comments

RHIANNON GIDDENS @ SAGE GATESHEAD 28/11

Rhiannon Giddens is one of America’s finest exponents of African American roots music, and otherwise; her career on the rise she graced the stage with a presence rarely bettered.

Giddens’ burning desire to spread her music, a potent mixture of blues, old-time folk country, gospel and jazz was…

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MATTHEW ROBB —SPIRIT IN THE FORM (Wabisabi Music)

http://www.wabisabimusic.de

 

Wordy UK-born singer-songwriter Matthew Robb (based in Cologne, Germany) has a huge passion for old time country blues. His finger picked acoustic guitar and well-crafted story ballads…

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Added by Maurice Hope on December 3, 2017 at 19:30 — No Comments

CHARLEY PRIDE —COUNTRY CLASSICS/ NIGHT GAMES/ POWER OF LOVE/ BACK TO THE COUNTRY (BGO Records)

 

www.bgo-records.com

 

Another quartet of albums on 2 CDs from Sledge, Mississippi-born RCA recording country legend, Charley Pride; there was a spell, maybe more than one when the former baseball player outsold…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 26, 2017 at 18:01 — No Comments

TOMMY LEWIS —SILVER & STONE (Self-Released)

 

www.tommylewis.net

 

Texas singer-songwriter Tommy Lewis’ music is of the kind we could do with a whole lot more of filtering through. Warmed in pedal steel, fiddle, lead guitar and more it has a wonderful buoyancy. His blending of country with acoustic…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 26, 2017 at 17:48 — No Comments

GILL LANDRY —LOVE RIDES A DARK HOUSE (Loose Music)

 

www.loosemusic.com

 

Formerly of the band, Old Crow Medicine Show, singer-songwriter Gill Landry’s latest, and no longer brand new album Love Rides A Dark Horse finds him in reflective mood. Often sombre, Landry is…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 23, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments

JIM REEVES —THE INTERNATIONAL JIM REEVES /KIMBERLEY JIM / MY CATHEDRAL / AND SOME FRIENDS (BGO Records) 2CDs

http://www.bgo-records.com

 

Jim Reeves was always a smoother styled country act; here he goes a step farther on The International Jim Reeves. Drawing on songs from Germany, South Africa,…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 22, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments

THE EARL SCRUGGS REVUE —THE EARL SCRUGGS REVUE LIVE AT KANSAS STATE —THE EARL SCUGGS REVUE—ROCKIN’ ACROSS THE COUNTRY—FAMILY PORTRAIT (2CDs)

http://www.bgo-records.com

 

Four albums (remastered) are included in their entirety on the two cds, and with a guest or two added The Earl Scruggs Revue is a venture well worth your perusal. Released in…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 22, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

DUANE ALLMAN —THE LEGEND AND THE LEGACY (Humphead) 2CDs

 

www.humpheadcountry.com

 

Thirty-six tracks decorate this compilation, and with one jaw dropping display on guitar, and Duane Allman wasn’t only a master on slide but he could also squeeze more out of a guitar standard. He raised the bar…

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BARNEY BENTALL —THE DRIFTER & THE PREACHER (True North Records)

 

www.truenorthrecords.com

 

www.barneybentall.com

 

Canadian singer-songwriter, Barney Bentall after a five-year hiatus is back with a new album. It is his 10th and…

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LANGHORNE SLIM —LOST AT LAST VOL.1 (Dualtone Records)

 

Langhorne Slim is one of those artists who, live, is a captivating performer. To capture this on disc is a difficult task, and though on first listen I felt this was potently true, my stance has since softened. He is good on disc too! Whether as good as live, I would need to deliberate more on…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 15, 2017 at 18:14 — No Comments

DICKEY BETTS & THE GREAT SOUTHERN —SOUTHERN ROCK JAM (Floating World)

 

 

www.floatingworldrecords.co.uk

 

Famed guitar slinger, Dickey Betts; the other half of the twin-guitar force of The Allman Brothers, alongside the late Duane Allman he helped set the standard. Betts also wrote a bunch of fine songs, as…

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ROY DRUSKY —SMOOTH COUNTRY: THE MERCURY RECORDINGS (2CDs)

 

www.humpheadcountry.com 

 

50 songs no less adorn this compilation, and though Drusky was a crooner, the Perry Como of country music he still owned in the hearts of many traditionalists. Even though he was no honky tonk,…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 15, 2017 at 10:47 — No Comments

THE NOVEL IDEAS —THE NOVEL IDEAS (Self-Released)

www.thenocelideas.com

 

Massachusetts country folk quartet, The Novel Ideas possess a refreshing approach, as the first half of the self-titled album, The Novel Ideas vies between slow moving ballads to thrusting…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 12, 2017 at 17:29 — No Comments

CARLY PEARCE —EVERY LITTLE THING (Big Machine Records)

 

www.carlypearce.com

www.BigMachineLabelGroup.com

 

 

Kentucky-born, Carly Pearce is a new name on the mainstream country scene, and one who has already topped the Billboard Country…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 10, 2017 at 18:28 — No Comments

VARIOUS –CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS – DOWN COUNTRY LANES (Jasmine) 2CDs

 

www.jasmine-records.co.uk

 

As you will see from the cover we have a vintage set of country artists giving their own, unique spin on Christmas. From the Texas Troubadour, Ernest Tubb on through Johnny Horton, Jim Reeves by way…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 10, 2017 at 18:04 — No Comments

SHAWN COLVIN —A FEW SMALL REPAIRS (Sony Legacy)

http://legacyrecordings.com

http://shawncolvin.com

 

On the twentieth anniversary of Americana singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin’s Grammy Winning album,…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 10, 2017 at 16:26 — No Comments

LUCINDA WILLIAMS —THIS SWEET OLD WORLD (Highway / Thirty Tigers)

www.lucindawilliams.com 

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original release of Sweet Old World singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams has released a re-recording of the album. Only this time she has added some new…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 5, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

JEFF CROSBY—POSTCARD FROM MAGDALENA (At The Helm Records)

 

www.jeffcrosbymusic.com

 

Americana singer-songwriter Jeff Crosby (Idaho-raised) is a powerful and intelligent act. Able to tug at one’s heart and ease into one’s thinking at a heartbeat. Lyrically hooky “Best $25 I Ever Spent”…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 5, 2017 at 9:46 — No Comments

PI JACOBS —A LITTLE BLUE (Travianna Records)

 

http://www.pijacobs.com

 

Singer-songwriter PI Jacobs strikes a reasonable balance as she combines serious, light and breezy humour with sharply penned lyrics, and snappy licks throughout her latest album, her 7th…

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Added by Maurice Hope on November 4, 2017 at 16:18 — No Comments

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1
Rod Picott
70 pts.
Out Past The Wires
Welding Rod Music
GC,AN,LM,SZ,TK
2
JW Roy & The Royal Family
62 pts.
A Room Full Of Strangers
Royal Family Records
EM,PJ,DH
3
Steph Cameron
61 pts.
Daybreak over Jackson Street
Pheromona
ML
4
JD McPherson
54 pts.
Undivided Heart & Soul
New West
AR,RK,LK
5
Sarah Morris
53 pts.
Hearts In Need Of Repair
Independent
 
6
Turnpike Troubadours
52 pts.
Long Away From Your Heart
Bossier City Records
MA,GF
7
Chris Hillman
51 pts.
Bidin' My Time
Rounder
 
8
Hayward Williams
39 pts.
Pretenders
Why River Records
KG,JB,JBO
9
Joe Henry
38 pts.
Thrum
Ear Music
 
10
Jim White
37 pts.
Waffles, Triangles & Jesus
Loose Music
JJ
12
Margo Price
35 pts.
All American Made
Third Man Records
 
11
Mark Martyre
35 pts.
Rivers
Independent
MF
13
Mavis Staples
32 pts.
If All I Was Was Black
Anti
HO
 
Peter Oren
32 pts.
Anthropocene
Western Vinyl
RB,HB
15
Fred Wickham
29 pts.
Mariosa Delta
Thirty Days Records
 
16
Jeffrey Martin
27 pts.
One Go Around
Fluff & Gravy Records
HDB
17
Blitzen Trapper
25 pts.
Wild and Reckless
Lojinx
JDO
 
Jeff Crosby
25 pts.
Postcards From Magdalena
At The Helm Records
FCE,FC,JS
19
Dori Freeman
24 pts.
Letters Never Read
Blue Hens Music
 
 
Hardpan
24 pts.
Hardpan
Blue Rose Records
WR
21
The Deep Dark Woods
21 pts.
Yarrow
Six Shooter
JF
22
Lilly Hiatt
20 pts.
Trinity Lane
New West
TJ
 
Tom Russell
20 pts.
Folk Hotel
Frontera Records-Proper Records
JAB
24
Eilen Jewell
19 pts.
Down Hearted Blues
Signature Sounds
MW
25
Dick LeMasters
18 pts.
Incompatible Things
Longneck Road Music
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