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Bridie Jackson and the Arbour - New Skin

Who knew that Choral flavoured Folk music could be this cool?

When I first encountered Bridie Jackson and the Arbour three years ago they were like a breath of fresh air blowing across a very stale and dusty Folk music scene; and nothing has changed in the intervening years; apart from them getting better.

For once it is genuinely difficult to point you to individual tracks as this is; as we used to say, a conceptual piece that is best heard in its entirety so…

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Posted on April 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

Blair Dunlop - House of Jacks

Young folksinger finds a voice to match his impressive words

Even at the tender age of 22 Blair Dunlop already has all the hallmarks of a seasoned pro; fronting the reformed and regenerated Albion Band, touring solo virtually non-stop, winning plaudits and awards for his debut album in 2012; all of which all brings us to what they call ‘the difficult second album.’

So, can the young man meet the expectation of a doting public? It’s an emphatic yes, from me…

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Posted on April 14, 2014 at 1:00pm

Eddi Reader - Vagabond (Album Review)

Folk meets Torch via a big dollop of the Blues     

When Eddi’s original band, Fairground Attraction stormed the parapets of the UK Pop Charts in 1988 with Perfect; their quirky Folk Music was like a breath of fresh air in a sterile industry. Subsequently her solo career had some commercial success in the early years; but the ever smiling singer has continued unabated; rarely treading very far from that Folk path in the intervening quarter century.

Her tenth…

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Posted on April 10, 2014 at 10:00am

Nick Dittmeier - Light of Day (Album Review)

If it sounds Country, it is Country and this sounds as Country as it comes  

A few years ago Nick Dittmeier was in a band called Slithering Beast and he contacted me to review their debut album. Being the nice guy I am I agreed; but advised him that I would be ‘honest’ in my appraisal.

That album was surprisingly good and not as ‘Rocky’ as the band name suggested. Sadly fame and fortune passed the band by and Dittmeier is now touring the Southern states under…

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Posted on March 30, 2014 at 8:30am

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At 2:46am on December 5, 2013, Jack Kidd said…

Hi Al, very interesting Top 10 etc. although I haven't heard of half of them. Which just means I'll have to check them out. Cheers

At 2:22pm on December 3, 2013, Jack Kidd said…

Oh, which are they, I'm happy to share, if you want copies

At 8:49am on September 22, 2013, Mountain Express Acoustic said…

thanks

At 5:36am on September 20, 2013, Gary Grainger said…

I'll be the fat lad with the mustache (and maybe a beard - depends on how I feel =!)

At 5:02am on September 20, 2013, Gary Grainger said…

friend request sorted

At 5:02am on September 20, 2013, Gary Grainger said…

Yes, I'll be at The Cluny

At 4:56am on September 20, 2013, Gary Grainger said…

Howdy Alan, I got your friend request but don't know where to respond!

At 1:30pm on May 20, 2013, Carol C said…
Hi Alan,

Nice to make contact - thanks. Music photography (almost exclusively 'americana') is a hobby - I have hundreds of photos but only started posting to No Depression in the last year. At the moment they are only on No Depression, so really only a few. I also have a YouTube channel (MissOhio1000) where I post videos of the bands that I photograph.

Carol
At 9:43am on January 17, 2013, cain robberson said…

 I appreciate the response. Is a digital copy ok? where do i send it? Thank you so much!

At 10:37am on January 8, 2013, Michael Cala said…

Thank you for connecting, Alan.

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Eddi Reader - Vagabond (Album Review)

Folk meets Torch via a big dollop of the Blues     When Eddi’s original band, Fairground Attraction stormed the parapets of the UK Pop Charts in 1988 with Perfect; their quirky Folk Music was like a breath of fresh air in a sterile industry. Subsequently her solo career had some commercial success in the early years; but the ever smiling singer has continued unabated; rarely treading very far from that Folk path in the intervening quarter century.Her tenth studio album; VAGABOND is undoubtedly…See More
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Eddi Reader - Vagabond (Album Review)

Folk meets Torch via a big dollop of the Blues     When Eddi’s original band, Fairground Attraction stormed the parapets of the UK Pop Charts in 1988 with Perfect; their quirky Folk Music was like a breath of fresh air in a sterile industry. Subsequently her solo career had some commercial success in the early years; but the ever smiling singer has continued unabated; rarely treading very far from that Folk path in the intervening quarter century.Her tenth studio album; VAGABOND is undoubtedly…See More
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TenLayers commented on Alan Harrison's blog post 'Red Pine Timber Company - Different Lonesome (Album Review)'
"I wasn't put off by it at all, just wasn't expecting it.  The music is good, absolutely love their use of the horns...again a bit unexpected but the way they use them is perfect."
Apr 5
Alan Harrison commented on Alan Harrison's blog post 'Red Pine Timber Company - Different Lonesome (Album Review)'
"Ron: I agree in principal and I've got  some amusing anecdotes on the subject; but in this case and with Ochre Room (see earlier review) who are from Finland it's the only way to sound."
Apr 5
The Medicine Show commented on Alan Harrison's blog post 'Red Pine Timber Company - Different Lonesome (Album Review)'
" We've got a track on our CaledoniaVille compilation, If anyone else wants to have a close up listen to what's going on in Scotland www.medicineshowrecords.co.uk"
Apr 4
Ron Myhr commented on Alan Harrison's blog post 'Red Pine Timber Company - Different Lonesome (Album Review)'
"Just downloading now, and looking forward to a listen.  I do, however, have reservations about "Americana" bands from elsewhere who affect the accent in their songs.  A major offender is Fred Eaglesmith, fake accent on prominent…"
Apr 4
norm tandberg commented on Alan Harrison's blog post 'Red Pine Timber Company - Different Lonesome (Album Review)'
"bought too from bandcamp. another winner,alan. just got a good listen in today. my best of list is taking an early beating. thanks for the goods!"
Apr 4
TenLayers commented on Alan Harrison's blog post 'Red Pine Timber Company - Different Lonesome (Album Review)'
"Correction.  I really like this.  It's trippy though to hear Scottish people sounding like a southern USA'er. I mean, like where their accent go?"
Apr 4
Alan Harrison commented on Alan Harrison's blog post 'Robert Cray Band - In My Soul (Album Review)'
"Thanks Dennis; I first 'discovered' Robert around the Strong Persuader era; a friend had a spare ticket to see him at Newcastle City Hall (cap: 1500) and it had sold. I'd not heard of him but was a Blues fan (and Clapton aficionado)…"
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Alan Harrison commented on Alan Harrison's blog post 'Red Pine Timber Company - Different Lonesome (Album Review)'
"my aim is to please :)"
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TenLayers commented on Alan Harrison's blog post 'Red Pine Timber Company - Different Lonesome (Album Review)'
"Bought it, downloaded, like it."
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Dennis Nyman commented on Alan Harrison's blog post 'Robert Cray Band - In My Soul (Album Review)'
"I'm a big Robert Cray fan so will be looking forward to this new release especially since Stax always had my favorite soul/r&b artists who I liked much more than the more popular Motown artists. Thanks for the heads-up. I had the pleasure…"
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