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Laney Jones is one spunky bluegrass musician. You’ve gotta love it. She’s got the chops. She’s got the tunes. She’s tearing up the bluegrass circuit with her band, the Lively Spirits. A DJ once referred to her voice as “mixture of lemon, molasses, gin, and gun powder.” After listening to her songs, I totally understand that comparison.
Laney Jones & the Lively Spirits are one of 24 emerging artists chosen for this year’s …Continue
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This self-titled debut album by Nashville husband and wife duo Adam and Andrea Melia and known as Adam & I - is a simple, stripped down old-fashioned inspired folk journey brought up to date -- superbly and with discreet panache. Andrea vocally, is reminiscent of Joan Baez’s late sister Mimi Farina – with her crystal clear buoyant folk infused vocals. Adam, who, when wearing his black rimmed glasses looks like he may have been the third brother in The Proclaimers – has…Continue
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By C.P.N. for KITHFOLK
Lynched is a traditional irish group from Dublin, Ireland, started by brothers Ian and Darragh Lynch as a folk punk duo in the early 2000’s. They have recently added the masterful playing of Radie Peat and Cormac MacDiarmada. Their new album, Cold Old Fire, seamlessly weaves together a punk energy, slow boil neo-folk darkness, and plenty of real old-time Dublin street grit into one beautiful whole.
It’s rare to see musicians in…Continue
This is Levon Helm's obituary, and its a fitting one. Culled from five years (2005- 2010) of Ramble sessions at the Barn, Helm's Woodstock headquarters, Sessions Volume 3 covers a variety of genres, all indelibly stained by Helm's presence. There are some guest stars scattered throughout, but as good as they are, it just ain't quite as exciting unless there's a Helm in it.
Levon kicks it off with Willie Dixon's “The Same Thing,” the horns snaking sinuously through the swampy…Continue
Though Janiva Magness began her music career in the 1980s, she didn't move to Los Angeles and start recording until the 1990s. By that point, radio had fragmented, and the opportunities for soulful blues-based vocalists to break into the mainstream were a great deal more limited. Had she jump-started her career a decade (or two) earlier, she might have ridden the wave of popular blues that found Bonnie Raitt…Continue
Superb melding of acoustic roots, folk-rock and pop
Nashville's Farewell Drifters are often likened to the Avett Brothers, Fleet Foxes and Mumford & Sons, and though there's merit in these comparisons, lead vocalist Zach Bevill's earnest tone often has more in common with the uplift of Tim DeLaughter's Polyphonic Spree than acoustic roots acts. The group's anthemic unison singing, and the addition of drums and electric guitar,…Continue
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Sultry Canadian songstress delivers a wonderful second album
Much like yourself I’d not heard of Melissa Payne before receiving this album; and as is often the case it was the soft focus, well lit photograph on the cover which caught my attention; so on a damp grey day I slid the disc into the player. The joyful slightly husky voice that came out the speakers immediately let me know I’d made the right decision.…Continue
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This week’s Medicine Show Health & Happiness Hour featured CD the House Concert Hub Collection Vol 2, + we look ahead to The Tartan Heart Fringe. New music from The Old Crow Medicine Show, Eaglesham Cowley, Amy LaVere, Red Hook Rapids, Aye2Aye, Mary K Burke, including first time play for Katharine Coles, cover of Phil Lees Just Some Girl + classic music from Kitty Wells.
Brought to you courtesy of Lochbroom FM of Ullapool, Scotland in conjunction with Square Wheels…Continue
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Back to the basics for legendary British folksinger
I like to think of myself as a fan of Richard Thompson, but when push comes to shove I probably only like (nee love) three albums and another four or five songs from his 30 or so albums spread over 42 years. Why’s that, you may ask. Well, Richard Thompson has constantly reinvented himself during his career, going backwards and forwards inside and outside the British folk scene.…Continue
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ALTCO recordings is building quite a impressive amount of artist that you should take notice of. One of them is Joshua Morningstar who just released a new single on the label called "Brand New Angel," co-written and produced by Stevie Tombstone. I was delightfully surprised of the upbeat song which is folk blended with early Sunday School testimony. After reading his bio and learning he like many of us do had demons but was lucky to fist fight the devil and win. He is a epic tale…Continue
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Rock music for the Toyota Prius driver
Buford Pope, a.k.a. Mikael Liljeborg, hails from a Swedish island called Gotland and has been an avid lover of all things Americana since discovering Bob Dylan in his teens. That passion comes across from start to finish on Sticks in the Throat.
The album gets off to a good start with "Don’t Take It Out on Me", which is a pretty standard rock groove with some sparky guitar playing…Continue
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Here's all of the Americana and roots-type music releases for the week of July 8th, 2014 from Americana Boogie.
Good Luck Charm (New West)
Austin, TX-based husband-wife duo The Mastersons are “poised to be one of Austin’s breakout acts in…Continue
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(Note: This contest is now closed. Thanks for all your entries!)
The Jayhawks have long been one of the most beloved bands in the roots, alt-country, and Americana spectrum. Their early albums were some of the most influential in the form and, as they moved from a decidedly alt-country bent into the realms of cleaner rock and pop, they cemented their place among the definitive practitioners of the…Continue
Brianne Chasanoff, from New Fairfield, Conn., has been trained as a classical vocalist and pianist and has earned her stripes accompanying other musicians and singers in a variety of different musical milieus. She’s played in orchestras for plays, chorus ensembles, church services of all kinds and covered the range from Broadway to classical to pop. Many of the people whom she has performed before have no idea that there’s a secret side of Brianne—a…Continue
On episode 199 of the Americana Music Show, Rod Melancon plays tracks from Parish Lines and talks about growing up in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana and how he learned guitar from Hank Williams.
Also on this episode, trippy country rock from Ray LaMontagne, Appalachian blues from Malcolm Holcombe, newgrass from the Old Crow Medicine Show, country rock from Corb Lund, piano blues from Eden Brent, garage…Continue
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A genuine legend looks at his life in song
I have to hold my hands up and admit I’m not that familiar with Billy Joe Shaver’s back catalogue. I own more of his songs by other artists rather than the man himself, but that means I can approach this latest disc with an open mind.
Just like the new album by Sturgill Simpson, Shaver has taken the traditional country format shook it by the roots. He's given it a shot of adrenaline straight into the heart. Opening…Continue
Brandi Carlile decided she was going to turn Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center into equal parts Texas roadhouse and Nashville Honky-Tonk. "Tonight we open for ourselves, get ready for the 'shit kicker' set. Carlile played a make up show from April and added the second night to the delight of her fans. With just herself and "The Twins," Tim and Phil Hanseroth, they tore through a 30 minute set highlighted by a new song "The Eye," and the iconic,…Continue
The media churn around the archival release of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young’s new live box set, invites backlash from the uninitiated, who could perceive this as yet another sad attempt for over-the-hill musicians and audiences to recapture their glory days by strip mining the musical past in a way that only serves to showcase the old weeds in a brand new pipe. As if that were a bad thing.