Another Americana Star is Born
Three weeks ago I’d never heard of Bonnie Whitmore; but a positive review of the Mastersons; of which Bonnie’s sister Eleanor is 50% meant I received this delightful surprise through the post yesterday.
Sometimes it can take me several plays of a record to get a taste for it; but with THERE I GO AGAIN it was during the first spin that I decided that I was now an unashamed fan.
Even without an array of songs that are…Continue
Posted on June 13, 2013 at 8:30am — 3 Comments
Gnarly atmospheric West Coast influenced Americana
From the opening jangling Rickenbacker guitar under the spoken word intro from Keith Benzie I knew I was going to like this album; a lot.
That first song was Driveway, about a young couple who drive cars across America for people and this journey is driving a Saab 95 from New Jersey to New Orleans, with ‘Life in the Fast Lane’ blasting from the radio.
Low Country Comedown is so full…Continue
Posted on June 12, 2013 at 12:00pm
Geordie Folk Troubadour grows older, gracefully
I first encountered Martin Stephenson in 1984 on the night of my one and only attempt at being a roadie; as the original incarnation of the Daintees were second on a bill of four local acts at the world famous Balmbora’s Music Hall in Newcastle. All four bands were on the same local record label and went on to varying levels of success with the bottom of the bill group being Prefab Sprout performing in public for the…Continue
Posted on June 12, 2013 at 7:30am
Lucky Bones are a four piece band based around Dubliner Eamonn O’Conner who cites Dylan, Waits, Springsteen and Van Zandt as influences; but then again so do thousands of others; so, thankfully the graffiti and street-art inspired artwork of the album cover…Continue
Posted on June 10, 2013 at 8:30am