Flyinshoes Review

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

If you haven’t hosted a House Concert yet, please make it a new year’s resolution!

Why not invite your favourite independent musician to play for your friends family and his fans in your front room, I’ll be surprised if he/she won’t show up sometime this year and play for you, let me know about it and if The Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile is loose is near enough we’ll come and broadcast it too. If you would like to help keep the wheels on the Hub and on The Moose become a patron at

Happy Hosting, Happy New Year

Rob Ellen

LIBBY KOCH —JUST MOVE ON (Berkalin Records)


Houston, Texas singer-songwriter Libby Koch (pronounced like in the soft drink) earned her dues playing her hometown circuit before stretching her wings, quitting her 80-hour a week job practising law at a large Houston firm to go national in 2013. Her apprenticeship working the local scene, and having a weekend residency at the Stockman’s Club at the NRG Arena has served the young lady well.


Not least is Koch’s ability to project her voice, and write songs about your modern-day cowboy and life in general. With her inbuilt knowledge and honesty of where real people haunt for one reason or another Koch’s songs invariably make it the very heart and soul of her audience. Koch’s songs are good, and though she isn’t quite the finished article I believe if she continues to work and hang around with the likes of the players on the record and eight-time Grammy winner, Nashville producer Bil Vorndick she soon will be.    


One of the highlights, and I mean just that is “Out Of My Misery”. This as she draws the listener in close to her story, one of how she is about to move on and once again be free (‘get rid of all your things, but what is she going to do about her broken heart), make new plans she speaks of how she is going to put her former love out of her misery. It's poignant stuff. A classic country sound, likewise could be said of “You Don’t Live Here Anymore” as she puts down her foot good and hard, so good is her work it brings back fond memories of Bobbie Cryner’s sensational self-titled debut album on Epic (1993). 


Powered by a tight set of players in session leader Bruce Dees, Lynn Williams, Glenn Worf, Bobby Ogdin, Sonny Garrish, Bob Williams and Aubrey Haynie with harmony vocals from Michael Black, Vickie Carrico, Eric Brace and Andrea Zonn the album is solid, her songs not short of sympathetic instrumentation. Others of note include sensitive ballad “Tell No Lies”, and with some smart fine-picking at the onset “Bring Me Down” also enjoys an adventuress feel as the rhythm section has a heap of electric lead and pedal steel guitar decorate the lyrics. Better still you have reflective ode “Lady Luck” and a likewise look back at life “Back To Houston” as she sings about starting back anew as on taking the highway back to Texas she bids goodbye to her old love and Tennessee. Not to be overlooked is the tasty work on piano and organ from Ogdin on a couple of tracks.  


Closing track “Wish You Were Here” though not her best it is a typical barroom tune as she speaks of how she wishes her love were sat there beside her, instead of a bottle although he took her for granted and pushed her around conflicting emotions remain.


                                                               Maurice Hope     

Views: 137

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)



December 2018
Malford Milligan
75 pts.
Life Will Humble You
Royal Family Records
JD McPherson
61 pts.
New West Records
Rosanne Cash
50 pts.
She Remembers Everything
Blue Note Records
Ad Vanderveen
45 pts.
I Was Hank William
Blue Rose Records
John Hiatt
44 pts.
The Eclipse Sessions
New West
The Yearlings
41 pts.
Lonely Sounds Records
Tip Jar
40 pts.
Nathan Bell
39 pts.
Loves Bones & Stars
Angry Stick Recording Co.
The Brother Brothers
38 pts.
Some People I Know
Compass Records
Richard Dobson
30 pts.
I Hear Singing
Brambus Records
Steve Forbert
29 pts.
The Magic Tree
Blue Rose Music
J.P. Harris
28 pts.
Sometimes Dogs Bark At Nothing
Free Dirt Records
The Bottle Rockets
24 pts.
Bit Logic
Bloodshot Records
Rodney Crowell
23 pts.
Christmas Everywhere
New West
Christian Kjellvander
22 pts.
Wild Hxmans
Erin Costelo
21 pts.
Sweet Marie
Compass Records
Colter Wall
20 pts.
Songs of the Plains
Young Mary's Record
The Hillbenders
19 pts.
The Hillbenders
Compass Records
Eric Bibb
18 pts.
Global Griot
Stony Plain
Karine Polwart
18 pts.
Laws of Motion
Hudson Records
Carson McHone
17 pts.
Nine Mile Records
Malcolm Holcombe
17 pts.
Come Hell Or High Water
Gypsy Eyes Music
Ben Bedford
16 pts.
The Hermit's Spyglass
Cavalier Recordings
Craig Moreau
16 pts.
A Different Kind Of Train
David Olney
16 pts.
This Side Or The Other
Black Hen Music

© 2019   Created by The Medicine Show.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Site Meter