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GRETCHEN PETERS –DANCING WITH THE BEAST (Proper Records)

www.properrecords.com

Americana singer-songwriterGretchen Peters  is one of the finest female purveyors of the art, and, with her consistently lifting the bar the listener is once again in for a treat when they give her…

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OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW — VOLUNTEER (Sony Music)

www.sonymusic.com

www.oldcrowmedicineshow.com

On placing the latest album from North Carolina’s finest, the Old Crow Medicine…

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CHARLEY CROCKETT — LONESOME AS A SHADOW  (Thirty Tigers)

www.thirtytigers.com

Benito, Texas-born blues singer, Charley Crockett’s music enjoys a great deal of freedom as you have country, rock, pop and country soul merge into a package in…

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STEVE YOUNG —TO SATISFY YOU (Ace Records)

ww.acerecords.com

Originally out on Rounder in 1981, To Satisfy You is different to your usual Steve Young album. There is only one original song and, those chosen are a diverse set as he includes the likes of Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings (he may have…

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RACHEL BROWN & THE BEATNIK PLAYBOYS –RACHEL BROWN & THE BEATNIK PLAYBOYS (Self-Released)

ALBUM OF THE MONTH...

www.rechelandthebeatnikplayboys.com

Where has this girl been? For here we have unearthed a real jewel in the form of country, rockabilly singer-songwriter Rachel Brown. As…

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ESOEBO – IV  (Knot Reel Records)

ALBUM OF THE MONTH 

www.esoebo.com

Chuck McDowell (acoustic guitar, vocals) & Gail Burnett (vocals, cello) are Esoebo. With them supported by an amazing set of Nashville sessionmen in the form of producer Phil Madeira…

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JOSH ROUSE —LOVE OF THE MODERN AGE (Yep Roc)

www.yeproc.com

Here we have quite a change in direction for Americana singer-songwriter Josh Rouse, a man who, twenty years into his career felt the need to ease into music of a difference. On…

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COMMANDER CODY —FLYING DREAMS / ROCK ‘n ROLL AGAIN (Floating World)

www.floatingworldrecords.com

Using a quote from the notes that came with this two lps on one cd offering I select ‘the irrepressible George Frayne – better know to the cooloscenti as Commander Cody – was, indeed is, one of the great characters of seventies County Rock. 

Originally released in 1978 and 1977 respectively,…

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SWEETHEARTS OF THE RODEO —SWEETHEARTS OF THE RODEO – ONE TIME ONE NIGHT (Floating World)

www.floatingworldrecords.co.uk

During the mid-1980s, country music enjoyed a shot in the arm when the New Traditionalist era emerged. MCA Records and Columbia were up at the forefront and…

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BETTYE LAVETTE —THINGS HAVE CHANGED (Verve Records)

www.verve.com

Other people write songs, but he writes vignettes, more prose than poetry. I didn’t find his words to be pretty so much as they are extremely practical or extremely logical. He can work…

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ROGER McGUINN —PEACE ON YOU (Floating World)

www.floatingworldrecords.co.uk

A founder member of The Byrds, the famed 12-string Rickenbacker guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Roger McGuinn’s second solo album Peace On You (1974) enjoys a…

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AMERICAN FOLK (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) American Folk Records / Thirty Tigers

www.thirtytigers.com

Made up of no less than 16 songs, most of which are performed by Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth with additional entries from John Prine (“Some Humans Ain’t Human”)and Jerry…

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SCOTT MacDONALD —START LIVING THE LIFE YOU WANT (Self-Released)

www.scott-macdonald.co.uk

Scottish singer-songwriter, Scott MacDonald has performed on the music circuit for many years, during which time he has played such prime festivals as Celtic…

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WADE BOWEN —SOLID GROUND (Thirty Tigers)

www.thirtytigers.com

Americana act Wade Bowen may as yet not gained much of inroad musically this side of the pond, but his reputation Stateside both as a songwriter and recording act is high!…

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KITTY WELLS —I HEARD THE JUKEBOX PLAYING (Jasmine Records) 2 CDs Mono

www.jasmine-records.co.uk

Made up of 1950s albums The Winner Of Your Heart, Lonely Street (released in 1956 and 1958, respectively) and After Dark (a collection of eight previously released 45s…

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THE LONESOME ACE STRINGBAND - WHEN THE SUN COMES UP (Self-Released)

www.lonesomeace.com

Canadian trio, The Lonesome Ace Stringband's passion for old-time traditional music is underlined, beautifully on this wonderful selection of primarily new compositions. Each member contributes at least…

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JOHNNY CASH —CHANGE OF ADDRESS the singles, As & Bs 1958-1962 (Jasmine Records)

www.jasmine-records.co.uk 

Here we have Johnny Cash’s early Columbia recordings, released between 1958 and 1962 they are from a period Cash was as quoted in Roger Dopson’s liner notes competing…

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MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER –SOMETIMES JUST THE SKY (Thirty Tigers)

www.thirtytigers.com

www.marychapincarpenter.com

Mary Chapin Carpenter’s music isn’t of the kind set to excite the listener,…

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BOB WILLS & ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL—FATHERS & SONS (Floating World)

www.floatingworldrecords.co.uk

REISSUE OF THE MONTH

Some forty-two years ago Epic released a rare and, hugely innovative double album. One that featured famed 1940s and beyond western swing…

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WILLIE NELSON —LAST MAN STANDING (Sony Legacy) CD / VINYL

www.willienelson.com

www.legacyrecordings.com

How does he do it? Willie Nelson…

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December 2018
1
Malford Milligan
75 pts.
Life Will Humble You
Royal Family Records
JF,FB
2
JD McPherson
61 pts.
Socks
New West Records
CVL,DHO,MVP,MB
3
Rosanne Cash
50 pts.
She Remembers Everything
Blue Note Records
WR,BP,JSM,HB
4
Ad Vanderveen
45 pts.
I Was Hank William
Blue Rose Records
TK,LM,BM,JB
5
John Hiatt
44 pts.
The Eclipse Sessions
New West
FC
6
The Yearlings
41 pts.
Skywriting
Lonely Sounds Records
EZ
7
Tip Jar
40 pts.
Onward
Independent
FS
8
Nathan Bell
39 pts.
Loves Bones & Stars
Angry Stick Recording Co.
RB,SZ,PG
9
The Brother Brothers
38 pts.
Some People I Know
Compass Records
BK
10
Richard Dobson
30 pts.
I Hear Singing
Brambus Records
JS,NC
11
Steve Forbert
29 pts.
The Magic Tree
Blue Rose Music
PR
12
J.P. Harris
28 pts.
Sometimes Dogs Bark At Nothing
Free Dirt Records
TJ
13
The Bottle Rockets
24 pts.
Bit Logic
Bloodshot Records
GS,PKO
14
Rodney Crowell
23 pts.
Christmas Everywhere
New West
 
15
Christian Kjellvander
22 pts.
Wild Hxmans
Tapete
 
16
Erin Costelo
21 pts.
Sweet Marie
Compass Records
PJ
17
Colter Wall
20 pts.
Songs of the Plains
Young Mary's Record
 
18
The Hillbenders
19 pts.
The Hillbenders
Compass Records
FH
19
Eric Bibb
18 pts.
Global Griot
Stony Plain
 
 
Karine Polwart
18 pts.
Laws of Motion
Hudson Records
HH,KG
21
Carson McHone
17 pts.
Carousel
Nine Mile Records
 
 
Malcolm Holcombe
17 pts.
Come Hell Or High Water
Gypsy Eyes Music
MF
23
Ben Bedford
16 pts.
The Hermit's Spyglass
Cavalier Recordings
SP
 
Craig Moreau
16 pts.
A Different Kind Of Train
Independent
MP
 
David Olney
16 pts.
This Side Or The Other
Black Hen Music

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