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Jillpoke Bohemia #231 - "The Fourth Wall" - by Shawn Cote


Added by Shawn Edward Cote on July 10, 2014 at 1:20am — No Comments

Jillpoke Bohemia #230 - "Manipulated" - by Shawn Cote


Added by Shawn Edward Cote on July 10, 2014 at 1:15am — No Comments

Getting to Know Laney Jones & the Lively Spirits - Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist

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 …


Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on July 9, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Adam & I – Self-Titled (Album Review)

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…


Added by John Apice on July 9, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with Dublin Roots Band Lynched


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…


Added by Hearth Music on July 8, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

The Levon Helm Band – The Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume 3 (Album Review)

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…


Added by big boy on July 8, 2014 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

Janiva Magness - Original (Album Review)

Blues-soaked soul

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…


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The Farewell Drifters - Tomorrow Forever (Album Review)

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,…


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Melissa Payne - High and Dry (Album Review)

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.…


Added by Harrisonaphotos on July 8, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Health & Happiness Hour House Concert Hub Collection and Tartan Heart Fringe July 9th 2014

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…


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Richard Thompson - Acoustic Classics (Album Review)

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.…


Added by Harrisonaphotos on July 8, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Joshua Morningstar is a Brand New Angel (Album Review)

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…


Added by Jason "Mater" Robinson on July 8, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Buford Pope - Sticks in the Throat (Album Review)

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…


Added by Harrisonaphotos on July 8, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Americana Boogie new releases for the week of July 8th... The Mastersons, Peter Rowan, David Olney, CSN&Y

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…


Added by Bill Frater on July 8, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Contest: Interview Gary Louris, Win the Jayhawks' Deluxe Editions of Sound of Lies, Smile, and Rainy Day Music

(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…


Added by No Depression on July 8, 2014 at 12:30am — 51 Comments

Getting to Know Brianne Chasanoff - Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist

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…


Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on July 7, 2014 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Rod Melancon on Americana Music Show #199

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…


Added by Americana Music Show on July 7, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Billy Joe Shaver - Long in the Tooth (Album Review)

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…


Added by Harrisonaphotos on July 7, 2014 at 12:30pm — 10 Comments

Brandi Carlile & The Nashville Symphony Orchestra Thrill Their Fans For Two Nights

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,…


Added by Chuck Schultz on July 7, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

CSNY's History Lesson

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.



Added by Charlie Bermant on July 6, 2014 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

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