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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…


Added by The Medicine Show on July 8, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Ted Z and the Wranglers - Like A King (Album Review)

Orange County, Calif., is not a place for Americana and grassroots music. That is what I so truly believed, growing up there and failing to find the scene. The O.C. hosts surf rock groups, ska rock, and various 1980s cover bands, but certainty not the Americana and folk music I have grown to love so much.  

 I was surprised and quite frankly shocked when I first discovered an O.C. indie Americana group named Ted Z & the Wranglers. I was quickly disproved. Ted Z & the…


Added by Kershona Mayo on June 28, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Health & Happiness Hour House preview the Mekons Robbie Fulks Highland Tour, June 18, 2014

This week’s Medicine Show Health & Happiness Hour looks forward to tours with The Mekons, Robbie Fulks, (pictured) Dez Horsfall, Larkin Poe, Zoe Muth and music from Eric Hishaw, new music from Melody Walker, classic tracks from Hank Williams & Bill Munro, and local music from Dorec-a-bell and Aye2Aye, and a preview of House Concert Hub vol 2 compilation with exclusive tracks from later and Jeff Jolly 

Brought to you courtesy of  Lochbroom FM of Ullapool,…


Added by The Medicine Show on June 17, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Welcoming Back the (Mighty) Duhks: An Interview With Leonard Podolak and Jessee Havey

photo 1 Jessee Havey remembers the day she took the Duhk call like it was ... well ... 2011.

Four years after leaving the Duhks, one of the Canadian neo-folk scene’s most influential roots acts, the stunning songbird was sitting in the backseat of a taxicab heading toward her day job as school administrator at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People in Winnipeg.

Leonard Podolak, who had known Havey since she…


Added by Michael Bialas on June 15, 2014 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Letters from America - A U.K. Americana Artist Experiences Nashville (and I Start a Record Label)

I thought I'd share some of the experiences of Tony James Shevlin, one of the artists signed to my label, Oh Mercy! Records. He's been in the industry since the 1980s and has worked with some household names in the industry. In late 2012, when he heard I was setting up a record label, we met in the Swan -- a great pub in Ipswich for live music of all genres. We talked for hours about our love of music and how our paths had crossed in the past. He was the first person to ever write…


Added by Pete Thompson on June 7, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Seattle rockers The Bitter Roots (Interview)

Q: How did the Bitter Roots begin?

A: The Bitter Roots really started as the set of songs I wrote for the first album in 2007-2008. My band old manSaveman had come to a close and I was looking to change direction a bit away from the hard rock/metal

material I had been doing. Ben Koostra (drums) had gotten in touch with me to let me know he was moving to Seattle. He had been in…


Added by Stacey Zering on June 6, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Tyler Childers – Live On Red Barn Radio II (Album Review)

I’ve said before that Kentucky has a prospering music scene these days with both up-and-coming talents, such as Tyler Childers, to so-called “country music saviors” like Sturgill Simpson and the great Chris Knight.  On May 1, 2014 Tyler Childers officially released his second EP, Live On Red Barn Radio II--four songs captured live on Kentucky’s legendary radio show  featuring Tyler and his guitar, no more, no less.

The record serves as a follow-up to the EP Live…


Added by Sad Songs Keep The Devil Away on May 15, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Songs On The Wire

This week's episode of Songs On The Wire can be heard world-wide: Special Guest Eric Brace talks about his new musical 'Hangtown Dancehall' and his friendship with gypsy jazz great Stefan Grappelli. Plus hear music from…


Added by Anne McCue on May 9, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Mark Sebastian Tells the Real Story

He is a kindred spirit. He’s seen the land from coast to coast. Eastern waters and the western, Pacific shores are familiar to him. So is the music, from the soul songs of Detroit, to the urban blues of New York City. The easy pop texture of his brother’s legendary band the Lovin' Spoonful is there, but so is the lush blue Pacific harmony of the Wilson brothers. He’s played the clubs, bars, and festivals haunting the shadows of legends. He holds his own legend in his story. In the…


Added by Terry Roland on May 2, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

The Rhythm Surf Monkeys – Highway 9 (Album Review)

There is no shortage of well-crafted AOR (Album-Oriented Rock) in today’s increasingly fragmented music landscape; the challenge is in diving deep underground to find it. In that haystack resides the Rhythm Surf Monkeys, essentially an outlet for songwriter/composer Jim Hiltz to get his emotionally driven lyrics and hook-filled music fleshed out and powered up by a top-drawer band and revolving singers including Rob Fahey of the Ravyns fame (“Raised on the Radio”). Surprisingly,…


Added by Stacey Zering on April 10, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Patrick Sweany Wears the Colors Traveling the World

Born in Massillon, Ohio where every newborn boy has a football with the high school colors placed in their bassinet, Patrick Sweany was instead drawn to an electric guitar and rock and roll. He went to Kent State University and played clubs; continuing to live in the area until leaving for Nashville in 2009. Like many others, there was only so much you could do singing the Rust Belt blues around Cleveland, Akron, Canton, and Youngstown.  Nashville was calling and folks like…


Added by Jay Minkin on March 31, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Jimbo Mathus & the Tri-State Coalition deliver music that will rattle your soul.

When you get a new record from Jimbo Mathus you need to know two things. One, you never know what you will get from one song to the next and two you can count on it all being freakin’ brilliant. Mr. Mathus and his Tri-State Coalition are back with a new record, Dark Night Of The Soul, and these guys just…


Added by Chris Martin on March 28, 2014 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ keeps getting better with EP #4, Songs For The Turntable

Since Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ (DNC) started out on their journey through sound and space with the release of multiple EP’s they have kept fans and newcomers happy with the new music while simultaneously creating a want for the next EP. The latest in the EP line, Songs For The Turntable…


Added by Chris Martin on March 28, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

10 Acts I Saw (and Loved) at SXSW 2014

By now you’ve undoubtedly heard the horror stories from this year’s South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin. Tragedy, marketing madness and throngs of thirsty spring breaking teenagers certainly put a damper on the week and yet again raised the question of when SXSW will simply implode. These are all serious issues, but underneath all of that there is…


Added by Neil Ferguson on March 19, 2014 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

The Lone Bellow – Sage Gateshead (Gateshead, UK – March 4, 2014)

Whether you like The Lone Bellow or not, you can't deny that they put their heart and soul into playing live. As it happens, I like them very much.

I, like many here, bought their debut album online, and it still hasn't been released in this country. I heard of them through NPR, when they posted a link to a fantastic video for '…


Added by Steven Proctor on March 17, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Walker and the Texas Dangers - "Pay the Fiddler" (Album Review)

Walker and the Texas Dangers cross the boundaries between reverence and irreverence. The band excels in joyfully executed and authentic bluegrass but it’s filtered through an alternative perspective. Alt-country would be an apt description as Americana suggests a serious take that the group is having too much fun to subscribe to. Pay the Fiddler explodes with barely contained energy; banjos and fiddles are jamming on all cylinders, revealing a band that is most likely a…


Added by Stacey Zering on March 16, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Robert Ellis: Full-Throttle Freeform at The Basement (Concert Review)

In a year that's shaping up to be another great one for music, an early contender for various 'Best Albums of 2014' lists is, no doubt, The Lights from the Chemical Plant by Robert Ellis. For the record, Ellis has shaken off the shackles of country music and his new sound defies definition. Draw a Venn diagram of country, bluegrass, Americana, jazz, rock, and other. Whatever the middle area turns out to be,…


Added by Kelly McCartney on March 4, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Diva Double-Header: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Valerie June in Austin

Valerie June had a huge year in 2013 with the release of her debut album, Pushin’ Against A Stone, which was flawlessly produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and ranked highly in numerous “best of” lists. As the new year gets going the Tennessee native’s relentless tour schedule shows that she has no intention of slowing down. Given the buzz surrounding June, it was no surprise to see such a large turnout to catch her early opening set for Sharon…


Added by Neil Ferguson on March 2, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Lee's Listening Stack: Fifteen More Essential Albums

Speed the Plough

The Plough & The Stars

(Bar None)

Speed the Plough was a band that ought to have been far more famous by now. With four albums to their credit -- spread across a productive 30 year career -- this New Jersey outfit demonstrated their penchant for superb song craft as part of their extraordinary output. Sadly, that glorious invention fell mostly on deaf ears and an indifferent public. It’s appropriate then that The Plough & The…


Added by Lee Zimmerman on February 28, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Health & Happiness Hour Scoticana Showcase Feb 19 2014

On this week's Health & Happiness Hour I feature the Scottish Roots Music Scene, in our Scoticana Show Case. Music from Dave Fleming, Davy Cowan, Martin Stephenson, The New Madrids, Red Pine Timber, David Latto Band, Co, Stevie Agnew, The Sunshine Delay, The Wynntown Marshals and Fraser Anderson.



Added by The Medicine Show on February 18, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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