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Where ever you are, have a awfy awfy Merry Christmas & a guid New Year from all on The Medicine Show and our family fold. 

Honchos on the hub Scottish Publicist Presenter Promoter Rob Ellen's is a Americana music world stravaiger. travelling in his Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile seeking out independently minded music across the New and old worlds. 

Medicine Show Records offer you this single from our good friend and Highland Legend Davy Cowan as our Christmas gift. 

Davy Cowan will be stravaiging through Texas in March with The Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile. 

From his album "The Journey'" about the Holy Town of Invergordon. (Oh I Believe In You Believe In Me) 
website www.davycowan.com 



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ADY JOHNSON —LONDON SONGS (Self-Released)

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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 

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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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