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Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes – Black Coffee (Album Review)

After a successful solo outing, Aussie country singer Lachlan Bryan got his old band back into the studio and came up with this cracker of an album. It was released in the autumn of last year in Australia and subsequently picked up a major award as “Alternative Country” album of the year. Such acclaim means any belated praise from me is superfluous, but I’m keen to point out to Flyin’Shoes readers just how good this is.I think you could ditch the “alternative” part of that award title. This is…See More
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After a successful solo outing, Aussie country singer Lachlan Bryan got his old band back into the studio and came up with this cracker of an album. It was released in the autumn of last year in Australia and subsequently picked up a major award as “Alternative Country” album of the year. Such acclaim means any belated praise from me is superfluous, but I’m keen to point out to Flyin’Shoes readers just how good this is.I think you could ditch the “alternative” part of that award title. This is…See More
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"To be honest I bought this album  based  entirely on this review and the one on the Americana UK web site from 3rd April http://www.americana-uk.com/cd-reviews/item/red-pine-timber-company believe every word, this could easily make the…"
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Robby Hecht - Robby Hecht (Album Review)

Robby Hecht is as gentle a singer-songwriter as I can think of on the Americana scene.  His dedication to producing work of a precise and careful beauty puts him on an uncompromising path that will always limit his audience to those who have the patience to engage with him – but then, once engaged, they’re likely to become dedicated to his sweet poet’s voice.  His…See More
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Robby Hecht is as gentle a singer-songwriter as I can think of on the Americana scene.  His dedication to producing work of a precise and careful beauty puts him on an uncompromising path that will always limit his audience to those who have the patience to engage with him – but then, once engaged, they’re likely to become dedicated to his sweet poet’s voice.  His…See More
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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 the sound:…See More
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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 since. From…See More
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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.

John also goes to the spring for his music, regularly!! Literally treking to gigs all over Scotland (least some of the way, the 3 miles or so to where the tarmac starts) to take in show's. His reviews are featured in Irelands Whisperin & Hollerin http://www.whisperinandhollerin.com England's Net Rhythms, http://www.netrhythms.co.uk he has his own column "Roots Round Up" in Scotlands Crooked Rain http://crookedrain.org.uk/?cat=3 and is UK correspondent to USA's Americana Homeplace. http://www.americanahomeplace.com/NewsCurrent.htm#Americana%20in%20UK click for Johns over view of the UK Americana Scene, and has recently been invited to contribute to http://www.music-news.com/Reviews.asp

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Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes – Black Coffee (Album Review)

After a successful solo outing, Aussie country singer Lachlan Bryan got his old band back into the studio and came up with this cracker of an album. It was released in the autumn of last year in Australia and subsequently picked up a major award as “Alternative Country” album of the year. Such acclaim means any belated praise from me is superfluous, but I’m keen to point out to Flyin’Shoes readers just how good this is.

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Robby Hecht - Robby Hecht (Album Review)

Robby Hecht is as gentle a singer-songwriter as I can think of on the Americana scene.  His dedication to producing work of a precise and careful beauty puts him on an uncompromising path that will always limit his audience to those who have the patience to engage with him – but then, once engaged, they’re likely to become dedicated to his sweet poet’s…

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The Black Feathers – Strangers We Meet (Album Review)

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…

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Andy White – How Things Are (Album Review)

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…

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Posted on February 25, 2014 at 9:00pm

The O's – Thunderdog (Album Review)

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…

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At 7:59am on July 3, 2012, colin crighton said…

Alright John!

Just read your review for Shipcote and was nice to hear about something good coming out of my neck of the woods.. Really enjoyed your writing on Six Mile Grove too, there's an obvious passion there for the music that has to be admired. I've been recording my own style of swampy blues/americana for the last year and would love to hear your thoughts on my debut album if you've time and would like to listen.. There's links on my page but the following link will take you to a set of the album in full.. 

Anyway, thanks for your time and all the best,

Colin

http://soundcloud.com/candjcrighton/sets/out-of-the-swamp/

At 4:35am on April 27, 2011, Steve Hatch said…

 

Hi John

 

      As a featured contributor to No Depression, I’m particularly keen on getting your feedback for the following – Please forgive the intrusion if you don’t have the time or inclination to reply.

 

      I’ve posted the following to the No Depression discussion board – you can either respond there or alternatively drop me a line at shatchsurvey1@yahoo.co.uk

 

Thanks very much for your time

Kind regards,

Steve

 

 

 

My name is Steve Hatch and I’m currently conducting research for my Master’s in Songwriting at Bath Spa University in Bath, England (though I happen to be an ex-pat Georgia boy).  I would be extremely grateful if you could find the time to listen to the track (link below) and answer the 2 accompanying questions.  The more detail, the better of course (more to say in my final analysis) – but all feedback will be useful and very much appreciated.

 

Sadly, as this is an academic pursuit, there is a deadline.  Please reply by May 20th if at all possible so that I can have time to chew over your response and include it in my final write-up.

 

            The track: http://soundcloud.com/stevehatch

 

1)     Which artist/band(s) would you say the track is most similar to and why?

 

2)     Which genre(s) would you say the track belongs to and why?

At 7:16am on September 17, 2010, Kim Beggs said…
Thanks for the Blue Bones review John!
At 6:01pm on January 23, 2010, Will Kimbrough said…
Cool...thanks!
At 3:29am on June 15, 2009, Vanessa Peters said…
Hey John,
Thanks for the great review of our record - I'm so pleased that you enjoyed it. Looking forward to meeting you when we're in the UK!
Cheers!
Vanessa
At 9:45am on March 30, 2009, Sarah MacDougall said…
Hi John! Thank you so much for the review, and for the friendship here. : ) but my website is www.sarahmacdougall.com

Best wishes, Sarah
At 3:17pm on March 28, 2009, No Depression said…
Hi John- Welcome to the new community site! We hope you're finding everything okay. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback (here are some FAQs in case anything's confusing). Thanks for joining. Cheers!
Kim
 
 
 

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