Love and loss is the universal theme behind much of Lisbeth, the debut album from James Bruce Moore. It is also highly personal, a tender, moving Valentine to Moore’s late wife, whom the record is named after. Weaving together elements of folk, country, and the blues, Moore caresses the sorrow in his lyrics with the warm afterglow of laidback roots music. The songs are stunningly beautiful, and a number of them are tinged with a profound sadness that stays with you. “Tears…Continue
Added by Stacey Zering on November 19, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments
Q: Your album is named after your late wife, Lisbeth. Did she mainly inspire the songs?
A: I was very fortunate to meet my wife Lisbeth when we were in our late 20s. She was a beautiful Swedish lady who was my best friend, soul mate, wife and mother of my two daughters. The love and comfort and kindness I enjoyed during our lives together inspired me and allowed me to write the songs on the album. She heard all of the songs on the album, the recording of which was…Continue
Added by Stacey Zering on November 6, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Be prepared. This is not your typical music interview. I interviewed the band a mere three months ago when they were chosen to be part of the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artists showcase. See that interview here. Suffice it to say that Darlingside blew me away (up, down, sideways, and any other which way) with their performances at the festival. This band has real…Continue
Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on October 22, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Doug Kwartler is a contemporary singer-songwriter with passion, inspiring lyrics, driving rhythms, and memorable melodies that make one sit up and listen. He’s got the energy of a rocker but the ability to draw in his audience with his elegant quiet tunes as well. Doug has been chosen as one of 24 Emerging Artists at this year’s Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in Hillsdale, New York. He’ll be hitting the…Continue
Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on July 21, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
When I hear the word “Texas”, I immediately think of “big” or “oil”, or “Longhorns” or “Lone star”, or “rich”. When I hear “Texas fiddle”, Texas dance music or “Swing” comes to mind, like the twin and triple fiddles of the Texas Playboys with Bob Wills calling out behind the vocals of Tommy Duncan singing “San Antonio Rose”, something like that. Well when I received The Old Texas Fiddle by Austin based fiddler/artist, Howard Rains, I sort of expected to hear some of the bouncy…Continue
Added by Ernie Hill on June 12, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
The offspring of two famous musicians prove their worth independently on this commendable effort
I came to this music on “Wreckin’ Yard” not knowing anything about Stevie Agnew and his band. And that’s a good thing, because as time went by I learned more and was pleasantly surprised.
I don’t usually read biographies or research other critics reviews of an artists’ music because I don’t want to be influenced by what they might…Continue
Added by John Apice on May 1, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
With just three months 0f 2013 in the history books, it's shaping up to be a quality year for Americana records. Here are my picks for the Top 10 Records of the Year (So Far).
10. Bobby Bare - Darker Than Light
Bare's first album in seven years is a collection of 16 songs drawn from a list he's kept for the better part of his 50 year career. There are murder ballads, songs of the sea, interpretations of rare classics and readings from the rock and roll songbook. The…Continue
This is one of the top CDs that I have heard this year. Before this couple got married, they both had successful solo careers and still do. This is the first CD that they have done together and I think they sound very well singing together, though I'll take Willis singing by herself anyday. I like Bruce's brother Charlie better than Bruce, just a stylistic, talent thing. Bruce is very talented himself.
FTB podcast #200 features the first-ever collaboration album from husband and wife KELLY WILLIS & BRUCE ROBISON called Cheater's Game.
Here's the direct link to listen now!
Added by Bill Frater on February 23, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Out in Hollywood, all the pretty people were swirling down the red carpet. Decked out to be seen, glittering and sparkling, heels that theaten nosebleeds or spinal injuries, clothing folded like origami armor or barely there to catch the eye.
They tromp that camera-line, professing their undying love for Bruce Springsteen, a working class hero who rose from the practically Asbury boardwalk to sing their truth with bravura and an insistence that let them know that someone saw. For him…Continue
Added by Holly Gleason on February 10, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
One of the things that already tops my list of "things I miss most about living in Brooklyn" is the reading time during my daily commute. So until moving to Portland this past August, the NYC subway (MTA) is where I have absorbed most of my reading material since I moved there in 2004. Burying my face in a book on the subway was not only a great way to wake up in the morning on my way to work, but it also served as the ideal method of mellowing out on my way home.
Jonah Tolchin mesmerizes audiences with his impeccable musicianship, foot-stomping rhythms, and lyrical original songs. At age fourteen he fell in love with traditional blues and began playing guitar and harmonica.
At fifteen he appeared at Tupelo Music Hall in New Hampshire with blues legend Ronnie Earl. Now he plays everything from roots and Americana music to old time folk & acoustic blues, but likes to settle down in the in-between places. From 2007-2011…Continue
Added by Chris Mateer on November 26, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
In 1973, Terrence Malick Directed Martin Sheen & Sissy Spacek, (as well as Warren Oates), in the art film "Badlands" more than rumored to be Bruce Springsteen's favorite film. It's based on the mid West murder spree of Charles Starkweather and his girlfriend Carol Ann Fugate in 1958.
In June of 1978, Bruce released: "Darkness On The Edge Of Town" one of, if not, his finest albums. You'll note that the opening song on side one is titled: "Badlands"...I believe this is no…Continue
Added by Tim M. Otto on November 3, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
This is Ed, not Bruce. I just wanted to take a moment before I share Springsteen's words with you to say that I've been thinking a lot about the upcoming election here in the US. Yesterday after the second presidential debate, I was inspired to put down my own thoughts, but I backed off because this is really just a music site, although politics certainly seep into the posts from time to time. On the other hand, No Depression is also a community. And a world community at that,…Continue
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Lindi Ortega’s sound has taken a long dip into the blues, but she’s still got the soul of a country girl.
Talking by phone from her mother’s Toronto home, she chatted about how her 2011 release Little Red Boots inspired her to more fully explore the roots of country music.
Noting that the first book she read…Continue
Added by Nancy Dunham on October 7, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
I thought it might be fun to compare Dylan's latest album: "Tempest" to Bruce's last album: "Wrecking Ball."
First of all, they were both discovered and signed to Columbia records by the same brilliant man...John Hammond Sr. Dylan in the early sixties and Bruce in the early seventies. Just think, if it weren't for John hammond Sr. the entire makeup of Pop music would have been quite different. And don't think Mr. Hammond didn't have to go to bat for both of these artists because he…Continue
World of Wonders: The Lyrics and Music of Bruce Cockburn, by James Heald, is now available in paperback and for …Continue
Added by Jim Heald on September 5, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
You'll probably have heard and read a lot by now about Bruce having the plug pulled on him in London, while he was jamming with Macca. Of course it was stupid and irritating if, like me, you'd been there all day in the mud and the rain and the show, obviously, only had a few minutes to run. But, like a lot of these things, Springsteen and McCartney was more of an "event" than a musical highlight. Of course, it's good fun to see Bruce and the boys having a high old time doing I Saw Her…Continue
I'm back, after a nice week of vacation. It's always nice to take a break because it makes coming back to do a show that much more refreshing and fun. Hopefully you guys will dig the new music I have in store for you this week!
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Music in this episode:
- Cover Your Tracks AND Shake My Skin by Ryan Purcell And The Last Round…
Added by Americana Rock Mix on May 10, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
When American Roots Publishing released our first CD, Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster, we were astonished at the attention it received from the media and music lovers all over the world. Although we cherished it, we never could have predicted that so many people would delight in our little album.
The praise culminated with a…Continue