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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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The Black Feathers could well be Britain’s answer to Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings - or possibly to The Indigo Girls, echoes of whom come strongly through at times. This hugely impressive five song debut sees them stepping confidently in their own direction with an evocative melding of British and American folk sounds. As a duo, The Black Feathers are vocalist Sian Chandler and guitarist/vocalist Ray Hughes. For this recording they have recruited some extra players to fill out…Continue
Posted on February 25, 2014 at 9:30pm
So, Andy White, Belfast-born musician and poet, has gone through a marriage break-up and people ask him “How are things, Andy?”. This album is the answer. Cataloguing the hurt, the confusion, the doubts and the sadness of an awful period in his life he has somehow conjured something that is uplifting at the same time as it plumbs the emotional depths. Fleetwood Mac produced the first high-profile rock album about mid-life break-ups and it has proved a rich vein of inspiration ever…Continue
Posted on February 25, 2014 at 9:00pm
Just coming to the end of their latest British tour (Colston Hall, Hammersmith Apollo – the venues are getting bigger) The O’s are back with their third album, recorded at the Sonic Ranch Studio in Texas. It’s more of the same, really, from lovable scamps John Pedigo and Taylor Young as they wreak their own particular brand of roots music mayhem across twelve new songs. Both these boys take a turn at singing and, between them, they play most instruments. Can’t say I noticed any…Continue
Posted on February 6, 2014 at 4:30pm
Once upon a time, there was an Americana band from Perth (Scotland) called Southpaw. As far as I’m aware they only had one album, but it was a real goodie: Buffalo Mansions is still a favourite in this house eight years later, packed full of great tunes and country rock melancholy. Gavin JD Munro wrote all the songs on that album and he has formed a new band with a new release of their own (see the next post on this page). The rest of Southpaw (Donny McElligott, Owen…Continue
Posted on February 4, 2014 at 4:00pm
So, Gavin JD Munro, songwriter-in-chief for the late, lamented Southpaw, has got himself a new band. It’s a large band, too: nine musicians make up The Red Pine Timber Company and something like twice that many make guest appearances on this new album. From the inner sleeve photo you might guess that he’s headed in the direction of The Southern Tenant Folk Union: the band are dressed up as backwoodsmen, clutching their acoustic instruments (and a hunting rifle) and looking like…Continue
Posted on February 4, 2014 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments