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Enjoy Your Breakfast John "biscuits and gravy" Davy lives on the outer reaches of the Western Highlands on the off grid community of Scoraig, he and his partner Debbie raise Exmoor Ponies, Cats and Kids and go to the spring for their water and to a windmill for their electricity, so if you email us, please be patient, we need the wind to be in the right direction to reply.
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You can rely on these guys; if it’s got either of their names on the cover, then just get it. If it’s one of their occasional collaborations, you’ll be doubly rewarded. Gram Parsons’ old road manager calls them The Neverly Brothers, a name which fits with their own self-deprecating humour whilst paying respect to the quite wonderful harmonies they produce when they sing together.
The Comeback Album is a title that typifies this wry humour – it’s not like they were…Continue
Posted on May 5, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment
Most of the music I listen to is by independent artists, people working on a small budget and, almost without exception, with little hope of achieving mass market approval (though, of course, the dream always flickers on). Even within this world I marvel more and more at the skill of producers who work such magic with songs that probably arrive in the studio with little more than the melody and the guitar part. Lisa Richards’ new album is one of the…Continue
Posted on March 7, 2013 at 6:30pm
The Mighty King of Love is back, sounding as much like Dylan’s twisted kid brother as he ever did, and hauling along with him a particularly luminous cast of Nashville’s finest. George Bradfute was at the helm in his Tone Chapparal studio – virtually a hallmark of quality in itself, to see that on a disc – and Richard Bennett provided the guitar work that is a source of joy from start to finish. Beyond that, Dave Roe and Ken Coomer (ex Uncle Tupelo…Continue
Posted on February 21, 2013 at 6:30am — 2 Comments
Montreal based singer-songwriter Rob Lutes has been making records for a decade now, steadily building a reputation as a fine exponent of his craft. I first heard of him through the live disc he released with his regular sidekick, ace guitarist Rob MacDonald. This new album of (mostly) original material naturally features MacDonald at the head of a list of excellent musicians who have conjured a rich brew of predominantly acoustic…Continue
Posted on January 30, 2013 at 2:00pm
I’m frequently surprised by the genre categories that appear when I load a new disc into my computer’s library. Tokyo Rosenthal’s new album comes up as country and western and I suppose I’d reckoned him to be more of a folk singer than anything. His subject matter covers a lot of ground, from the personal and observational to some barn-storming social commentary, but I can’t think of a song of his that sounds “pure country” – and certainly not on this, his fifth album, despite…Continue
Posted on January 18, 2013 at 9:00pm