Flyinshoes Review

Welcome to FSR our Roots Music Reviewers & Pod/broadcasters Community


We are currently fund raising to buy an American Mobile Studio touring RV to bring stateside sessions and to help Euro Artists tour in the States, be part of the adventure Donate Here!

Here are some of the artists we are helping "Look for America"

A full integrated conventional and digital media promotion service for the independently minded musician.

Become a Patron!


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, bass guitar, mandolin, Bodhran, violin, washboard) produce. Slotted inbetween the albums Johnson also recorded an EP.  Opening in impressive fashion via the bustling, piano warmed pub rock come big band (New Orleans style) “Problems Of Your Own” you could not want for a better or more tempting taster. He follows it with another well worked, if more lazy paced production in the brass prompted “Put The World On Standby”, and with the artful “Irish Goodbye” next up evoking choice stark imagery Johnson is off and on his way.  

Johnson enjoys performing lyrics and music of a subtle nature; the kind that tend to sneak up on you when you are least expecting them. As in the artful “The Glass Tower”, and at a slower tempo still, “New Year’s Day” on the intro that is before he goes a little poppy, 1970s folk singer-songwriter style. Whatever the melody Ady always has his lyrics for the listener to fall back upon, even when he becomes a little whimsical on acoustic warmed “The Black And Blue” and pretty “Bring You Back”. Rarely will you come across a more beautiful or more carefully arranged piece (Dave Rothon on pedal steel guitar) than the latter.  

Keeping it spare and simple “Thank You For The Good Things” has him remember his Granddad, and with its busker-esque traits his early days playing are likewise revisited. Getting into a funky almost blues groove “Bloodshot Eyes” sees a little more beef added, and with rocking rhythm it is a timely change, and he goes a step farther on the next song as he calls up the band for “Whale Song”. The production works a treat! His choice for the closing track “These Days” is an earthy affair; one of those where his voice bleeds the emotions of the tortured lyrics (more intelligent use of pedal steel). It is a real study.  

Maurice Hope 

Views: 15

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Flyinshoes Review to add comments!

Join Flyinshoes Review


Keep the wheels on the hub

Become a Patron!

Would like to contribute to FSR and the House Concert Hub? Please help keep the wheels on the hub, this site is run on House Concert Principles and relies on your donation. Thank You for keeping this in mind



Face Book

The Medicine Show is the home of the House Concert here is our rolling news


This site is the sister site to The House Concert Hub community and has been inherited in the main by kind donation of Shaun Belcher and Trailer Star.

It is the sum total of over ten years of tending a tender love of music by Shaun, a life time with Trailer Star and five or so years of an association with Rob Ellen from Medicine Music.

The House Concert Hub community will use it for the purpose of providing a online, all singing all dancing, review and preview area for the music of the community, and the music community at large. Have a look around tell your friends use the share button, tell the world.

We need reviewers, the idea is we have a correspondents in every area of the musical global village, it will be edited and co-ordinated by Rob Ellen of Medicine Music publicist promoter and presenter, if you wish to subscribe as a correspondent, join up here and drop Rob a line, he will send you cd's and send you to shows, display and publicise your content.

Here starts an other adventure.

  Visit The House Concert European Hub (& Acoustic Music Club Network)

March 2018

Mary Gauthier
95 pts.
Rifles And Rosary Beads
In the Black Records
Ed Romanoff
89 pts.
The Orphan King
Pinerock Records
Dean Owens
43 pts.
Southern Wind
At The Helm
Marlon Williams
41 pts.
Make Way for Love
Dead Oceans
Rod Picott
39 pts.
Out Past The Wires
Welding Rod Music
Vivian Leva
39 pts.
Time is Everything
Free Dirt Records
H.C McEntire
38 pts.
Merge Records
34 pts.
Lord of the Desert
Okehdokee Records
Alela Diane
32 pts.
Allpoints Believe
Ben Miller Band
32 pts.
Choke Cherry Tree
New West Records
The Lynnes
32 pts.
Heartbreak Song For The Radio
Adam James Sorensen
30 pts.
Dust Cloud Refrain
Continental Song City
John Oates
27 pts.
Thirthy Tigers
Cameron Blake
26 pts.
Fear Not
Continental Song City/CRS
John Gorka
26 pts.
True In Time
Red House
I'm With Her
25 pts.
See You Around
Rounder Records
The Reverend Shawn Amos
22 pts.
Breaks it Down
Put Together Music
Beth Wimmer
21 pts.
Chris Smither
21 pts.
Call Me Lucky
Signature Sounds
Dayna Kurtz
21 pts.
Here, Vol 2
Kismet Records
Joan Baez
20 pts.
Whistle Down The Wind
Proper Records
Kacy & Clayton
20 pts.
The Siren’s Song
New West Records
Caleb Caudle
19 pts.
Crushed Coins
Cornelius Chapel Records
Ad Vanderveen
18 pts.
Denver Nevada
Ben Reel
18 pts.
Land Of Escape
B REEL Records
Bruno Deneckere

© 2018   Created by The Medicine Show.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Site Meter