Shaun Belcher
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Flyinshoes Review

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Trailer Star Lounge

Trailer Star Records, the dusty road to folk, blues and beyond....
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Jul 19, 2013
The Medicine Show commented on Shaun Belcher's group 'Flyinshoes Review'
"On this week Medicine Show Health & Happiness Hour its mainly a live music show, we have Local Highland songstress Emma Mitchell, Cigar Box Don Jack & The Slim Panatellas in Session. The featured album comes from Joe West The Santa Fe…"
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Apr 29, 2013
The Medicine Show commented on Shaun Belcher's group 'Flyinshoes Review'
"ON AIR NOW No showing from SXSW live on http://flyinshoes.ning.com/ South by G and S04:30PM - 08:30PM Johnny Conquests Showcase on Live from G and S Lounge - Austin, TxAdd 6 hours G&S MUSIC ROOM/ SHAIDRI ALRICH 12:30 P.M.Friday,…"
Mar 15, 2013
The Medicine Show commented on Shaun Belcher's group 'Flyinshoes Review'
"This weeks Health and Happiness Show featured album is "Show Me The Steps" by Billy Marlowe, its a really interesting labour of love released by NewTex Record, look out for the FSR www.flyinshoesreview.eu Feature. Enjoy!"
Dec 13, 2012
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Shaun Belcher = Trailer Star

I am: Shaun Belcher (alter ego Trailer Star)
I am based: Nottingham, England
I started: Too long ago!
I am influenced by: John Fahey, Howlin Wolf, Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, Charlie Rich, Peter Case, Lucinda Williams, Vic Chesnutt, Bobbie Gentry, Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt…
I can be heard: http://trailerstar.bandcamp.com

I aim: To raise funds for charity and to maybe be late and great too…but not too soon!

Born in a thunderstorm somewhere in the middle of the Thames Valley sometime before the ‘50s ended and the ‘60s started swinging ‘Trailer Star’ also known as the ‘Legendary Thames Valley Cowboy’ is a fictional character created by myself, Shaun Belcher, artist, poet and sometime musician.
From the mid-80s, when I painted record sleeves for Creation records and started obsessing over American songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark and Peter Case and Bluesmen like Mississippi John Hurt and Lightning Hopkins, I have written songs…literally thousands of them….
These ended up on a series of cassette only releases with titles like ‘Last Farmer of Rattledown Row’ and ‘Black River’ from the mid-80s through to ‘90s. Finally a limited edition ‘Floodplain Demos’ CD was released in 2001, which is where the Trailer Star character first appeared. From 1999 until 2004 I edited and designed the online songwriting webzine ‘Flyin’ Shoes Review’ named after the Townes Van Zandt album of the same name which concentrated on solo artists in the folk, Blues and Americana vein.
After a few years playing live in the early 1990s with The High Priests (a messy three piece garage Blues band like an early White Stripes) I realised that others would sing some of these songs better than me and after showing some artistes my archive of songs the charity CD ‘Moon Over The Downs‘ resulted. Fifteen Americana (US and UK) acts created a tribute to the ’star that never was’. These included Deanna Varagona of Lambchop, Jim Roll, Bob Cheevers, Terry Clarke and Ronny Elliott with interpretations that ranged across folk, Blues and country.
I had cut my fictional ‘Trailer Star’s’ career abruptly short when his pick-up truck left a blind bend one frosty night on the downs near his trailer but I could not let the story end there and his ghost continues to play…
Trailer Star lives in his ‘late great’ form and I continue to release his collected works on the internet through the official Trailer Star archives at various sites..
Trailer Star is also the fictional host from the ‘Trailer Star Lounge’ of an Americana podcast ‘Flyinshoes Radio’ which comes out roughly every two weeks and can be downloaded from itunes etc. Again like the webzine I concentrate on songwriting.
Maybe one day Trailer will feature in his own novel/film but for now thanks for listening and please consider purchasing the ‘Moon Over The Downs’ tribute as all proceeds go to Cancer Research UK.”

Shaun Belcher a.k.a. Trailer Star

http://www.shaunbelcher.com/tstar

out now…Suit of Nettles

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Trailer Star- Black River : Blabber N' Smoke Review

Trailer Star “Black River”

October 3, 2011 by Paul Kerr

 

As the world goes wonky with financial instability and summer temperatures in October (apart from Scotland where the heavens opened) Blabber’n’Smoke hunkered down in the bunker and set to listening to an album that’s been sitting on the hard drive for some time. Black River is purportedly the final album from…

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Posted on October 3, 2011 at 9:00am

Last Farmer of Rattledown Row re-release





trailer star records TSR005

Originally released 1993 as a Horseshoe Tape

'LAST FARMER OF RATTLEDOWN ROW' - 1993 Horseshoe Tape (HS 003)

The story behind the songs...

The Big Time! Moved back to London -got my Fostex working overtime ( well three out of four channels anyway) and made the tape that would ensure I'd go down as the Berkshire Hank Williams! Ended up playing some pretty ridiculous…

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Posted on October 19, 2010 at 7:00am

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