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…
Posted on April 14, 2014 at 2:00pm
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…Continue
Posted on April 14, 2014 at 1:00pm
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.
Posted on April 10, 2014 at 10:00am
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…Continue
Posted on March 30, 2014 at 8:30am