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GARETH OWEN —ROLLING BY (Self-Released)

www.garethowen.com

You could say Gareth Owen was a late bloomer when it came to getting his recording career into motion, but this could not be said for his work as a prize-winning poet, and was presenter of the BBC's…

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THE OFTEN HERD —THE OFTEN HERD (Self-Released) 6 Track EP

www.theoftenherd.com

The Often Herd is made up of Rupert Hughes (guitar, vocals), Evan Rhodri Davies (mandolin, vocals), Niles Krieger (fiddle, vocals) and Sam Quintana (upright bass).…

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Added by Maurice Hope on March 11, 2018 at 15:09 — No Comments

MEL TILLIS —MEMORY MAKER BEST OF THE MGM YEARS (Hump Head) 2 CDs

www.humpheadcountry.com

Fifty tracks span this ideal collection of work from hisMGM years. Mel Tillis (1932-2017) first brush with success on the country music charts was in 1958, (he was still performing right up…

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BILL BLOOMER —JUBILEE (Self-Released)

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Born in Galesburg, Illinois Americana singer-songwriter Bill Bloomer has more than one or two tales to tell. By all account he has a sack full of ‘em. Here is a man who can list…

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MARY BATTIATA & LITTLE PINK —THE HEART, REGARDLESS (Self-Released)

www.littlepinttheband.com

Mary Battiata and her band, Little Pink (Tim Pruitt, electric guitar; Alex Weber, upright, electric bass; Ed Hough, drums, percussion; Dave Hadley, pedal steel) are joined by special guests Mike…

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ADY JOHNSON —LONDON SONGS (Self-Released)

www.adyjohnson.co.uk

London Songs is Ady Johnson’s second album, and like with his debut Tell The Worry Dolls (2011) it once again has Gerry Driver (tenor,…

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THE ANDREW COLLINS TRIO —AND IT WAS GOOD (Self-Released)

www.andrewcollinstrio.com

Rarely is it that you come across totally instrumental albums, and though it is now 2018 this 2017 release featuring mandolin, mandola (Andrew Collins),…

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Added by Maurice Hope on February 20, 2018 at 18:00 — No Comments

CARL PERKINS —WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN’/ KING OF ROCK/ CARL PERKINS’ GREATEST HITS/ ON TOP  (BGO RECORDS) 2CDs

www.bgo-records.com

Four cds squeezed onto two cds can’t be bad if you are a fan of old fashioned honest to goodness rock’n’roll; and let’s face it there is a little bit of it in all of us! Carl…

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BEN MILLER BAND —CHOKE CHERRY TREE (New West Records)

www.newwestrecords.com

www.benmillerband.com

Joplin, Missouri-bred Ben Miller Band is an eclectic bunch if there ever was. Led by Miller…

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JOAN BAEZ — WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND (Proper Records)

www.properrecords.co.uk

 

As Joan Baez’s embarks on her final year of formal extended touring the singer, songwriter, activist, Rock’N’Roll Hall of Fame inductee releases her latest album.…

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JIM REEVES —YOUNG & COUNTRY /JIM REEVES WRITES YOU A RECORD/ I LOVE YOU BECAUSE / DON’T LET ME CROSS OVER (BGO Records) 2CDs

www.bgo-records.com

Four posthumous releases make up this collection, the first album Young & Country (1971) is made up of what originally were demos, and if it wasn’t for his untimely…

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ED ROMANOFF —THE ORPHAN KING (Pinerock Records)

www.pinerockrecords.com

Americana singer-songwriter Ed Romanoff is based in Woodstock, New York State, and is a wordy storyteller. A man who has embraced influences of the best (he has attended workshops…

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ORDINARY ELEPHANT —BEFORE I GO (Self-Released)

www.ordinaryelephant.net

Who are Ordinary Elephant? Well, they are a duo. Made up of Peter Damore and his wife Crystal Hariu-Danmore, and though raised a state apart (Crystal in Louisiana and Pete in…

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RED PINE TIMBER COMPANY —SORRY FOR THE GOOD TIMES (Goldrush Records)

 

www.redpinetimberco.com

Red Pine Timber Company are from Perth in Scotland, and with eight members it is a big band in more ways than one. From the off the ensemble meet the task face on as they deliver…

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GEM ANDREWS —NORTH (Music Square Music)

Berlin-based, Liverpool-born singer-songwriter and a affinity to the North East of England Andrews has come a long way since I first heard her play support at a Jumpin’ Hot Club gig in Newcastle. Andrews’ songwriting has always impressed, but her vocals and…

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KEEGAN MCINROE —A GOOD OLD FASHIONED PROTEST (Self-Released)

www.keeganmcinroe.com

Now here is an interesting and different approach by an artist till now was unknown to me, his entertaining approach is backed by a clear diction, and a voice easy on the ear. Texas-based, Keegan…

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Added by Maurice Hope on January 27, 2018 at 6:30 — No Comments

THE HIGH KINGS –DECADE (Celtic Connections ltd)

www.highkings.com

If your weakness is traditional Irish music, aided by sparkling flair then this 18-track retrospective collection from Dublin’s The High Kings will be right up their street, and many others too! Made up of thirteen…

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Added by Maurice Hope on January 21, 2018 at 18:00 — No Comments

HAYWARD WILLIAMS —PRETENDERS (Why Rivers Records)

www.haywardwilliams.com

Americana singer-songwriter, Pretenders was recorded in Rockford, Illinois and like his other six full-length albums the record is once again at times a little dark, and finely crafted. From…

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BLITZEN TRAPPER —WILD AND RECKLESS (Lojinx)

http://www.lojinx.com/blitzen-trapper 

www.lojinx.com

Portland, Oregon-based, Blitzen Trapper combine elements of rock, pop and a…

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May 2018

1
John Prine
67 pts.
The Tree of Forgiveness
Oh Boy Records
JJC,MB,SP,RM
2
Levi Parham
58 pts.
It's All Good
Continental Records
CRS,JB,TK
3
Jeb Barry and the Pawn Shop Saints
55 pts.
Texas, etc...
DollyRocker
HDB,CVL,DHO
4
Michael McDermott
54 pts.
Out From Under
Continental Song City
JDO,LK,BK
5
Sam Morrow
48 pts.
Concrete and Mud
Forty Below Records
MA,JBO,HB
6
Caleb Caudle
39 pts.
Crushed Coins
Cornelius Chapel Records
 
7
Western Centuries
36 pts.
Songs From The Deluge
Free Dirt Records
MF
8
Carter Sampson
34 pts.
Lucky
Continental Song City
 
9
Charley Crockett
30 pts.
Lonesome as a Shadow
Son of Davy/30 Tigers
 
10
Courtney Marie Andrews
28 pts.
May Your Kindness Remain
Loose Music
JV
11
Ed Romanoff
27 pts.
The Orphan King
Pinerock Records
 
 
Joan Baez
27 pts.
Whistle Down The Wind
Proper Records
HD
 
Pharis and Jason Romero
27 pts.
Sweet Old Religion
Lula Records
SZ,LM
14
Gretchen Peters
24 pts.
Dancing With The Beast
Proper Records
KG
 
Old Crow Medicine Show
24 pts.
Volunteer
Columbia Records
GF
 
Will Stewart
24 pts.
County Seat
Cornelius Chapel Records
 
17
Ben Reel
22 pts.
Land Of Escape
B REEL Records
GC,FC
 
Birds Of Chicago
22 pts.
Love In Wartime
Signature Sounds
 
 
Emily Herring
22 pts.
Gliding
Eight 30 Records
RST,RH
20
Jenny van West
21 pts.
Happiness To Burn
Independent
PJ,FS,JJ
 
Mary Gauthier
21 pts.
Rifles And Rosary Beads
In the Black Records
 
22
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
20 pts.
Years
Bloodshot Records
FCE
23
David Starr
19 pts.
South And East
Independent
HM
24
Cold Tone Harvest
18 pts.
After You
Independent
 
25
Grant Peeples
17 pts.
Settling Scores vol. 2
Continental

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