Flyinshoes Review

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

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

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

Become a Patron!

HOYT AXTON —SNOWBLIND FRIEND / FREE SAILIN’ (Raven)

www.ravenrecords.com.au 

When it came to musical heroes Hoyt Axton in my estimation is up there among an elite few of those who rarely if ever disappointed. Son of Mae Axton who wrote, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ Hoyt after coming through the American folk scene of the early 1960s was at the top of his game during the 1970s and beyond, as his free-flowing, spontaneous style of country that was a million miles away from his less adventuress earlier work grasped the attention of a wider audience.

A great songwriter, having written such songs as ‘The Pusher’, ‘Joy To The World’ and ‘Never Been To Spain’ as heard here Axton brought a special joy to the music scene (he also gained credit as an actor; starring in the movies The Gremlins and The Black Stallion) as he surrounded himself by good pickers and female harmony and duet vocalists. Of the latter he had fellow MCA recording act Tanya Tucker partner him on ‘You Taught Me How To Cry’ (Snowblind Friend, 1977), and what a fine performance it is too.  

While the majority of songs on the record are his own there is still room for a version of Townes Van Zandt’s ‘Poncho & Lefty’ and though good I do consider the efforts of Emmylou Harris, Merle Haggard – Willie Nelson and Townes own take as being better. That is not to take anything away from the rich, deep toned singing of him since he knocks me dead with ‘Water The Horses’, the Mexican flavoured ‘I Light This Candle’ and the magnificent ‘Funeral Of The King’. A song that captures him at his innovative best.

Free Sailin’ (1978) that makes up the 21-track album had a lot to live up to after a superb sequence of recordings that started with his A & M years (1973-1976) but such is his form he scrapes through. Despite the fact it lacked an outstanding songs. But with him in good form and the likes of Jeff Baxter, Dawson, Byron Berline, Doug Dillard, Jim Keltner, Bill Kirchen and Pete Grant in support it is hard to be overtly critical.  

Especially on taking in the likes of ‘Bluebird’ (written by Ronee Blakely with whom he has sang before), ‘Honky Tonk Music’ (that has Grant play some mighty pedal steel) and his own song ‘Darrell & Judy’ plus a funky styled ‘Jive Man’. A fun piece containing good vocal harmonies and Dawson on harmonica.

   Maurice Hope     

 

Views: 271

Add a Comment

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

Join Flyinshoes Review

About

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

 Twitter



Youtube



https://open.spotify.com/embed/user/medicinemusic/playlist/6tI6eMaE5D7b5QZ0eCjmLb

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)

 

 

September 2018

1
The Devil Makes Three
70 pts.
Chains Are Broken
New West
FC,JB,RK,TJ,LK
2
Jimmy LaFave
65 pts.
Peace Town
Music Road Records
PKO
3
Malcolm Holcombe
48 pts.
Come Hell Or High Water
Gypsy Eyes Music
FB,JBO
4
Cody Canada & the Departed
47 pts.
3
Blue Rose Records
CVL,DHO
5
Jeffrey Foucault
43 pts.
Blood Brothers
Blueblade Records
MB,SZ
6
The War And Treaty
42 pts.
Healing Tide
Thirty Tigers
FCE,AL,MG
7
Martha Fields
40 pts.
Dancing Shadows
Independent
SP,DH,RST,RW
8
The Weight Band
35 pts.
World Gone Mad
Must Have Music
DD,CRS,BM
9
David Olney
32 pts.
This Side Or The Other
Black Hen Music
LM
 
The Black Sorrows
32 pts.
Citizen John
Blue Rose Records
 
11
Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis
31 pts.
Wild Wild Wild
Bloodshot Records
GS
12
Hadley McCall Thackston
28 pts.
Hadley McCall Thackston
Wolfe Island Records
 
 
Nathan Bell
28 pts.
Er Gwaetha Pawb a Phopeth
Angry Stick
PK
14
Curse Of Lono
26 pts.
As I Fell
Submarine Cat Records
MM,JF
15
Ryan Martin
25 pts.
Gimme Some Light
High Moon
 
 
Stephen Simmons
25 pts.
Gall
Locke Creek Records
TK,HDB
17
Jason McNiff
23 pts.
Joy And Independence
At The Helm Records
 
 
Jim Lauderdale
23 pts.
Time Flies
Yep Roc
 
 
Kevin Gordon
23 pts.
Tilt and Shine
Crowville Media
MP
20
Eliza Gilkyson
21 pts.
Secularia
Red House Records
KG,JJC
21
Boz Scaggs
20 pts.
Out Of the Blues
Concord Records
BH,JSM
 
Lucero
20 pts.
Among The Ghosts
Thirty Tigers
JJ
 
Melissa Carper & Rebecca Patek
20 pts.
Brand New Old-Time Songs
Independent
MW
24
The Jayhawks
17 pts.
Back Roads and Abandoned Motels
Legacy
 
25
Lori McKenna
16 pts.
Tree
Cn Records

© 2018   Created by The Medicine Show.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Site Meter