Southern Gothic Country to make your spine tingle
I first encountered Brigitte DeMeyer a couple of years ago when she shared a stage with legendary guitarist Will Kimbrough (who co-wrote 10 of the 13 tracks here alongside Ms. DeMeyer); and while I remember enjoying her performance; sadly she was over shadowed by Kimbrough who the majority of the audience had come to see, and salivated every time he touched his guitar.
Subsequently I’ve bought a couple of her…Continue
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 2:30pm
4 track sampler of Modern Folk with a 70's twist
As there wasn’t a Press Release with this CD I’ve had to do my own research and I find that Jo Bartlett has been around the music industry in a variety of guises for more years than her photograph would have us believe; (she must have begun as a schoolgirl) recording intermittently and releasing her own solo album in 2010.
What goes on to be a reasonably impressive quartet of songs gets off to a God-awful start…Continue
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:00pm
Subtle and Sweet folk music from Wales
Most people reading this review will probably be of an age where they have pretty defined music tastes and don’t have the time or inclination to readily discover anything too radically new. I too am a bit like that; but as a music reviewer I can still discover new genres that can spin my preconceptions 359 degrees. This album by Dan Amor has just done that for me.
I was intrigued by the opening song,…Continue
Posted on April 21, 2014 at 4:00am
Darn pretty Country music from a darn pretty lady
Jessica Rae took me by surprise on this; her second album; judging by her portrait on the cover; I was anticipating something twee and antiseptic; but right from the start with Holes in Your Shoes; she couples the gritty edge of her home town Chicago with the classic Country licks of her adoptive home Nashville to…Continue
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:00pm