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BILL FEEHELY —MONEY & LOVE (Self-Released)

 

www.billfeehely.com

 

 

The music of Bill Feehely is easy, melodic and ever interesting, he makes it all sound so easy, but as we all know (well us mere mortal that is) this is far from the case.

 

Feehely’s latest…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 24, 2017 at 7:37 — No Comments

MARTY STUART —NOW THAT’S COUNTRY! THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION VOL. 1 (Humphead Country) Two Cds

 

www.humpheadcountry.com

 

Country music favourite, and champion of the cause Marty Stuart sees a wonderful 44-track compilation of his work, a feast in fact of music from 1991 to his latest album, Way Out West adorn this…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 20, 2017 at 14:11 — No Comments

AGS CONNOLLY & JEREMY PINNELL @ PROHIBITION CABARET BAR, GATESHEAD 16/10/17

AGS CONNOLLY & JEREMY PINNELL @ PROHIBITION CABARET BAR, GATESHEAD 16/10/17 

On walking into this small but accommodating venue I was impressed in the way those running it presented themselves, and taken by the set up of it all.

 

Though as already noted the Prohibition…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 19, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

DANA COOPER —INCENDIARY KIND (Travianna Records)

http://www.danacoopermusic.com

 

Americana singer-songwriter, Dana Cooper contains similarities in his precise style as the likes of Texas singer-songwriter Darden Smith, this as cultured folk, pop and country are stylishly…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 16, 2017 at 17:27 — No Comments

TIM HENDERSON —THE LEGACY COLLECTION: VOLUME 1, GONE TO TEXAS (Self-Released)

 

http://www.timhenderson.com

West Virginia born, adopted Texan, singer-songwriter Tim Henderson may not be a member of Nashville’s Singer-songwriter Hall Of Fame or recipient of any Grammy Award, but he was an honest as the day…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 16, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments

JIM REEVES —THE HIT LIST..and then some 1953-1962 (Jasmine Records) 2cds

http://www.jasmine-records.co.uk

 

Here we have a bumper section if ever there was! Sixty-four songs, and with Gentleman Jim at the top of his game the listener, both old and new fans of one of country music’s true legends…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 8, 2017 at 16:49 — No Comments

SUMMER BROOKE AND THE MOUNTAIN FAITH BAND —SMALL TOWN LIFE (Travianna Records)

http://www.summerbrookemusic.com

 

Sweet-voiced, modern-day bluegrass / country singer, songwriter and fiddle player too, Summer Brooke shows off her talent (although they brought in Tim Crouch to play fiddle on this…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 8, 2017 at 16:25 — No Comments

CARLY SIMON—HAVE YOU SEEN ME LATELY? * LETTERS NEVER SENT (Floating World)

http://www.floatingworldrecords.co.uk

http://carlysimon.com

Originally released in 1990 and 1994, respectively, the music found on this twin-cd set is a good…

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Added by Maurice Hope on October 5, 2017 at 18:30 — No Comments

RAY WYLIE HUBBARD —TELL THE DEVIL I AM GETTING THERE AS FAST AS I CAN (Bordello Records / Thirty Tigers)

ANOTHER ALBUM OF THE MONTH

http://www.raywyliehubbard.com

 

Texas-based Americana singer-songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard when it comes to music, and his life too is he's a living phenomena.…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 30, 2017 at 7:30 — No Comments

RICHARD THOMPSON —ACOUSTIC RARITIES (BEESWING)

http://www.richardthompson.com 

 

Acoustic Rarities follows Richard Thompson’s Acoustic Classics Vol.11 as he performs an eclectic selection of songs. Some of the material originally featured on albums when he was…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 24, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

SOPHIA MARSHALL —BYE BYE (Self-released)

 

www.sophiamarshall.co.uk

 

English Americana singer-songwriter Sophia Marshall has performed a good many festivals, including Austin, Texas' SXSW and Summer Sundae in the UK, plus Marshall also got to sing the Emmylou parts at a…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 20, 2017 at 7:29 — No Comments

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL —TEN * GREATEST HITS; LIVE & KICKIN’ * WESTERN STANDARD TIME * KEEPIN’ ME UP NIGHTS (BGO Records) 2CDs

www.bgo-records.com

 

Wow! What a treat this is. Four albums on two cds by the finest purveyors of western swing of the last forty plus years, now that can’t be bad. Fronted by their inimitable giant of a bandleader, Ray Benson the ensemble as ever are at the top of their game.

 

Originally released between 1987-1992 the Wheel have long been associated with Austin, Texas, but they were actually…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 18, 2017 at 18:17 — No Comments

JIMMIE DAVIS —DON’T TAKE MY SUNSHINE AWAY (Jasmine)

 

www.jasmine-records.co.uk

 

Listed on the package as Vintage Hillbilly Blues and Ballads 1932-1949, the 28-track compilation offers excellent value. Born in Louisiana, Davis enjoyed great success with “You Are My…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 18, 2017 at 18:07 — No Comments

WILLIE WATSON —FOLKSINGER VOL. 2 (Acony)

 

www.williewatson.com

 

 

On hearing of the album’s title the listener could be forgiven on musing that we simply have another Folksinger (Vol.1) record from the former Old Crow Medicine Show act, but this is not…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 18, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

THE REMEDY CLUB —LOVERS, LEGENDS & LOST CAUSES (High Flying Disc Records)

 

www.theremedyclub.ie

 

The Remedy Club is made up of Irish husband and wife team of KJ McEvoy and Aileen Mythen. Steeped in Americana roots the couple are both strong lead vocalists, songwriters, and are in possession of tight as they…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 16, 2017 at 9:19 — No Comments

VARIOUS —PLEASE RELEASE ME THE SOULFUL SIDE OF COUNTRY (Jasmine Records)

http://www.jasmine-records.co.uk

 

When it comes to soul music meeting country music there have been a number of golden eras; at the top of the list there’s performances heard on this star-studded compilation that is…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 10, 2017 at 12:26 — No Comments

THOMM JUTZ —CRAZY IF YOU LET IT (Mountain Fever Records)

ALBUM OF THE MONTH 

 

www.thommjutz.com

 

Multi-talented Thomm Jutz has made great strides in the world of bluegrass, with both the songs he’s written and played on (some recorded in his Nashville studio) and,…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 10, 2017 at 9:20 — No Comments

LYNNE HANSON —UNEVEN GROUND (CSR Records)

 

www.lynnehanson.com

 

Uneven Ground is Ottawa Canada singer-songwriter Lynne Hanson’s fifth full length album, and with it warmed in strains of blues, folk and country Hanson’s thoughtful songs, some more moody and earthy than…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 10, 2017 at 8:44 — No Comments

LESLEY KERNOCHAN —A CALM SUN (Self-Released)

 

www.lesleykernochan.com

 

 

California singer-songwriter, Lesley Kernochan has an amazing set of players accompany her on her latest album A Calm Sun. On combining elements of folk, country and pop her beautiful…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 10, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

ROBERT EARLE KEEN —WALKING DISTANCE * PICNIC (Floating World) 2CDs

 

www.floatingworldrecords.co.uk

   

Floating World aren’t usually known for releasing singer-songwriters, never mind Texas singer-songwriters! Now, at long last we have a double helping of country folk from the erstwhile Robert Earl Keen (I…

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Added by Maurice Hope on September 9, 2017 at 19:00 — No Comments

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November 2017

1
JW Roy & The Royal Family
80 pts.
A Room Full Of Strangers
Royal Family Records
EM,BH,RST,LK
2
Chris Hillman
79 pts.
Bidin' My Time
Rounder
BP,FS,HD
3
Turnpike Troubadours
46 pts.
Long Away From Your Heart
Bossier City Records
HM,TK
4
Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton
36 pts.
Wildflower Blues
Cinquefoil Records
TJ
5
Eilen Jewell
34 pts.
Down Hearted Blues
Signature Sounds
 
6
Lucinda Williams
31 pts.
This Sweet Old World
Highway 20/Thirty Tigers
BR,MW
7
JD McPherson
29 pts.
Undivided Heart & Soul
New West
JS
8
Mark Martyre
26 pts.
Rivers
Independent
FC
 
Tom Russell
26 pts.
Folk Hotel
Frontera Records-Proper Records
SP
10
Anna Tivel
25 pts.
Small Believer
Fluff And Gravy Records
MG
 
Margo Price
25 pts.
All American Made
Third Man Records
JB
12
Fred Wickham
22 pts.
Mariosa Delta
Thirty Days Records
RK
 
Joe Henry
22 pts.
Thrum
Ear Music
HVB,PJ
 
Whitney Rose
22 pts.
Rule 62
Six Shooter/Thirty Tigers
 
15
Dick LeMasters
18 pts.
Incompatible Things
Longneck Road Music
HDB,JJ
 
Jim White
18 pts.
Waffles, Triangles & Jesus
Loose Music
LM,SZ
 
Peter Gallway
18 pts.
Feels Like Religion
Gallway Bay Music
CVL,DHO
18
Thomm Jutz
17 pts.
Crazy If You Let It
Mountain Fever Records
 
19
Kris Delmhorst
16 pts.
The Wild
Blue Blade Records
 
20
Daniel Crabtree
15 pts.
In The Shadow Of His Wings
Independent
 
 
Jeremy Pinnell
15 pts.
Ties Of Blood And Affection
Sofaburn Records
 
 
Julien Baker
15 pts.
Turn Out The Lights
Matador
EZ
23
Amber Cross
14 pts.
Savage on the Downhill
Independent
 
 
Chris Blevins
14 pts.
Better than Alone
Horton Records
 
 
David Rawlings
14 pts.
Poor David's Almanack
Acony Records
 
 
Grainne Duffy
14 pts.
Where I Belong
Independent
GC,RW
 
Jeff Crosby
14 pts.
Postcards From Magdalena
At The Helm Records

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