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JIM  & JESSE —DIESEL ON MY TAIL (Floating World)

www.floatingworldrecords.co.uk

Floating World serve-up an intriguing release in bluegrass (and country) brother act, Jim & Jesse McReynolds 1967 album Diesel On My Tail. The album has the South West Virginia-born…

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HOMER & JETHRO —TAKE OFF YOUR GLOVES AND PLAY: EARLY RECORDINGS 1946-1948 (Jasmine Records)

www.jasmine-records.co.uk  

Turn the clock back, way back to a time when comedy played a big part in country music. The Grand Ole Opry WSM used to have a regular slot on its weekly Saturday night…

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BILLY WALKER —WELL HELLO THERE (Jasmine Records)

www.jasmine-records.co.uk

Texan Billy Walker enjoyed a long, albeit not always madly successful career when it comes to Billboard hit single but he remained a favourite of the traditionalist. After starting out…

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IAN SIEGAL —ALL THE RAGE (Nugene Records)

  

www.nugenerecords.com

Esteemed British blues-rock powered singer-songwriter, Ian Siegal always comes through with music of much interest. Innovative and broad based many buttons are…

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SAM MORROW —CONCRETE AND MUD (Forty Below Records)

www.fortybelowrecords.com

LA based act, Houston Texas native, 27 year-old Sam Morrow comes out the chute in determined and, exciting fashion as he lays down one gritty track after…

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JOHN PRINE —THE TREE OF FORGIVENESS (Oh Boy Records / Thirty Tigers)

www.ohboyrecords.com

www.thirtytigers.com

It has been some while, 13 years to be exact since John Prine had a solo record out. Given…

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AMIT DATTANI —SANTIAGO (Self-Released)

www.amitdattanimusic.com

Anti Dattani is a fantastic picker (Charlie Parr), and more besides. Formerly of the acclaimed duo, Mellow Peaches Dattani expertise on acoustic guitar, banjo and lap slide guitar…

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PAUL THORN —DON’T LET THE DEVIL RIDE (Perpetual Obscurity / Thirty Tigers Records)

www.paulthorn.com

After a dozen albums  roots rock Americana act, Tupelo Mississippi raised Paul Thorn has on his latest album returned to his gospel roots, and boy doesn’t he sound good. Joined by The Blind Boys of…

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I’M WITH HER —IN THE DARK (Rounder Records)



www.rounder-records.com

I’m With Her is a trio made up of multi-instrumentalist Sara Jarosz (mandolin,banjo), Sara Watkins (one of the founding members of Nickel Creek  plays ukulele and fiddle) and Aoife O’Donovan (a founder member…

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ASHLEY CAMPBELL —THE LONELY ONE (Humphead)

www.humpheadcountry.com

Multi-talented performer Ashley Campbell; musician, singer-songwriter and now, after getting a great deal on the road, first off it was playing in her father’s…

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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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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)

Please note this isn't the album cover. 

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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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Added by Maurice Hope on February 18, 2018 at 7:00 — No Comments

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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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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