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

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From his album "The Journey'" about the Holy Town of Invergordon. (Oh I Believe In You Believe In Me) 
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ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL - NEW ROUTES (Bismeaux Records / Thirty Tigers Records

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 It is 48 years since Ray Benson helped form Asleep At The Wheel, and with some new blood injected into the ensemble the last few years. Benson is not only performing his usual mix of Western swing, country, boogie woogie and rock’n’roll but music sounding as good (and fresh) if not better than the ‘Wheel’ has made of new material in many a moon. Not that Benson and the band has been in the habit of allowing the standard to slip. No Sir! On blending in new compositions by himself and Shore with golden oldies that include one or two surprises the music is top-class. Benson, after his third Bob Wills tribute Still The King felt he needed to make an album of new material with the present lineup. Katie Shore on fiddle and vocals: Denis Ludiker on fiddle, mandolin: Connor Forsyth on piano, Josh Hoag on bass and Jay Reynolds on reeds -have longtime drummer, David Sanger, steel player, and sax soloist Eddie Rivers and the man himself, Benson on lead guitar and vocals capture their energy successfully. 

Shore’s lead vocals are most impressive, as are Benson’s. Shore joined the band in 2013, for her part she glows like a becon on Jack I’m Mellow, her own beautiful ballad Weary Rambler and a respectable cover of Johnny Cash’s Big River. Plus their their tune superb tune, Call It A Day Tonight and tantalising More Days Like This (Seth Walker, Gary Nicholson). Such is her command of her work she has in many ways thrown down the gauntlet regards the position of lead vocalist, and Benson shows he is no slouch when it comes to fronting the band. As demonstrated on a rousing version of Seven Days To Rock (as covered by Bruce Springsteen) and Scottish singer-songwriter Paulo Nutio’s Pencil Full Of Lead. 

I noted a surprise or two, and with his cover of Guy Clark’s Dublin Blues and the inclusion of Seth Avett’s Willie Got There First (Seth and his brother, fellow member of The Avett Brothers Scott sharing the role of lead vocalist on this treasure) you have two noteworthy inclusions. Written about Benson’s best friend, country music legend, Willie Nelson it ticks all the boxes. As you have lyrics recounting classic songs written by the songwriting master. What a way to round off a record, and with the Avett’s copying Nelson’s unique phrasing and Nelson’s longtime band members, Mickey Raphael (harmonica) and Willie’s older sister, Bobbie Nelson (86 years young) on piano supplementing, the band it is an irresistible affairs. One of those performances few could match and, the boys don’t overplay the Nelson traits but colour the canvas sufficiently to draw the listener closer than at any other time on the album. So close you will immediately want to hear it again and again!

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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