1. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
2. Phosphorescent - Muchacho
3. Holly Williams - The Highway
4. Trent Dabbs - The Way We Look at Horses
5. Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer, Different Park
6. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
7. Julie Lee - Till & Mule
8. Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle
9. The Civil Wars - The Civil Wars
10. The Head & the Heart - Let's Be Still
11. Ashley Monroe - Like a Rose
12. Leagues - You Belong…
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The Medicine Show broadcasts Health & Happiness from the Highlands of Scotland every week, please find our Christmas Gift to all our supporters and listeners from some of our favourite artists.
Merry Christmas and guid New Year everyone thanks for your support.
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Both great songs and big hits come out of Music City, and the two categories aren't mutually exclusive. By putting his craftsmanship front and center, Trent Dabbs echoes the Nashville ethos that the song always comes first. Dabbs' artistry, though, digs deeper than most big hits ever dare to. He isn't content to sing about drinking beer and driving trucks. On The Way We Look at Horses and, in fact, all of his previous efforts, Dabbs explores the emotional depths of love…Continue
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Fans of The Swell Season, Mazzy Star, and even Trinity Sessions-era Cowboy Junkies now have a local band to get behind in Sea Stars. The duo, comprised of Katie Gray and Kurt Baumann, have gathered all the ethereal ambiance they can muster into their new, nine-song release, The Unknown. To put it simply: If Ojai could be compressed into sound, it would probably sound like Sea Stars — one part mystic, one part hipster, one part nature lover. And while the musical…Continue
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I’m coming a little late to this release, but decided to write something because I began to listen to it more than once and that’s a sure sign that something's likeable and special here.
Released in October 2013 -- this is a rousing and melodic little collection -- with well-balanced male and female vocals.
The Dancing Hats has an aggressive approach similarly exemplified by bands such as Great Big Sea, the Oyster Band and Spirit of the West. The drums are just an…Continue
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This week we feature many of the albums featured here FSR www.flyinshoesreview.eu , particularly the Jamie Freeman Agreement, also The Band Of Heathens, the Church, Tim Grimm, Kreg Vessleman, Swamp Dogg, Patti Griffin and Emmylou Harris, Jimmy…Continue
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This has been one of the most prolific years for outstanding record releases. It was very difficult to narrow down my choices; especially for my critic’s pick Top 10 turned into No Depression. As I’ve broken it down in the past, this edition of Liner Notes has three divisions: Male, Female and Duo/Group. After the dust settles, one will be crowned the overall champion. Just like the BCS, I’m splitting hairs at times to determine who…Continue
Its and unashamedly "Medicine Show" Medicine Show this week, we have music from Scott MacDonald, Danny & The Champs, Galipaygoes, Lisa Richards & Drew Landry, all of whom are on the road with the Medicine Show this week, also introducing out new record label, Medicine Show Records, with music from our Festive Collection by Jo Philby & Roberto Cassani, and a preview of "The Very Dab" by Cigarbox Don and "Sous un Arbre" from Mr Moon & Grace which are the other Albums…Continue
Added by The Medicine Show on November 19, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Experiencing a Sadies show is like going on a trip. From the opening whirling guitars, the listener is embarked on some strange psychedelic western or biker movie a vibe which was in strong abundance on their recent NYC visit to the Mercury Lounge.
The Sadies bring with them a long history but at the same time they are always in the present as evidenced by the release of new CD entitled Internal Sounds which they played several cuts off. Videopoem has always liked The Sadies because…Continue
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Lee Fields is a man who needs no introduction. As one of the artists leading the charge in the recent revival of soul music, Lee Fields and his band the Expressions have been capturing the attention of the public with their style of straightforward, honest music that speaks directly to the soul. Recently Lee took a break from his busy tour schedule to chat with me.
Neil Ferguson: How's your current tour going along?
Lee Fields: The tour is going great. No…Continue
North Carolina bluegrass group the Steep Canyon Rangers may be best known as the backing band for comedian, actor and banjo player Steve Martin, but on their own they have released a number of albums and have forged a career as one of the most respected bluegrass acts. Their latest record, Tell The Ones I Love, which may be their most impressive, incorporates influences of country and Americana music into the band's bluegrass sound. The group worked with Grammy-winning…Continue
This week's Medicine Show syndicated Health & Happiness Hour marks the passing of Lou Reed of coarse, and featured an interview with and track from the new Red Pine Timber Company, CD I look at The Adventures Cigarbox Don, with music from The Slim Panatellas, plus some Skiffle from The Railroad Bill Skiffle Group and Lonnie Donigan, new music and looking forward to tours…Continue
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Detroit-raised and Nashville-based band the Deadstring Brothers released one of the finest records of this year, and for the last 10 months the band has been perpetually on the road.
Kurt Marschke (pictured at left) and his band the Deadstring Brothers are resting outside a small Nebraska town that can best be described as the middle of nowhere. Cell phone reception is spotty but we agree to try and make it work. Taking gigs in tiny towns on the outskirts of America wouldn’t…Continue
The music cruise industry has really taken flight -- or, shall we say, really set sail -- in recent years, spawned by a desire by fans and musicians alike to take the fun of a festival to sea. After all, music cruises offer certain advantages, specifically a variety of bands all playing in the same setting, but without forcing their fans to rough the rigours of camping or trek from distant stage to another. After all, what could be better than seeing some great groups in both…Continue
Cincinnati bluegrass and folk-punk trio The Tillers are truly a shining beacon in an increasingly crowded roots scene, and as such they have lured their share of roots enthusiasts and would-be fans in with their music in recent years. What makes them stand out to such a degree is their wholly original take on the musical styles from which they have drawn so much inspiration—old-timey Appalachian folk, down and dirty…Continue
"If you think about a Magpie, it’s a bird from the crow family. You can see them everywhere, and they’ve got this strange grace. And, we all know what a dandelion is. It reminds you of being a kid and watching a flower come apart on a summer day. There’s a youthful wonder in that. Those kinds of feelings live and breathe inside this album." --from an open letter written from The Avett Brothers in regards to "Magpie and the Dandelion"
Most of songs on "Magpie and the…Continue
This week's Medicine Show syndicated Health & Happiness Hour, c0ntinues on tour with Mr Moon & Grace this week from Burgundy, a session and chat about recording a new album in France , we feature 2 new songs from the album and a couple of session tracks, and I look forward to next week on tour in…Continue
Added by The Medicine Show on October 15, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
With the flick of a button, he blew up Seattle.
To the bloated remnants of ‘80s corporate rock, radio DJ Marco Collins was a weapon of mass destruction. Those who believe that the grunge revolt of ’91 emanated from nowhere, part of a continuing cycle of smash and trash as one generation is pushed aside by the next, are completely wrong. It was Collins – handsome, youthful, and brimming with reckless energy and a limitless passion for new cutting edge sounds – that pulled the…Continue
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Baywood open up their posthumous live album with “We’re Gonna Have a Party Tonight,” and the vibe is infectious. The group is clearly in a good mood, and the whole set reflects not only the band’s high hopes for pop stardom but explosive chemistry. 32 years later, one can merely imagine what would happen if the group had managed to break through the mainstream and become famous. Alas, country rock was not scorching the charts in 1981; the Eagles were on the verge of splitting up,…Continue
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The husband and wife team of Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist call their beloved 1833 brick homestead “Nowhere Farm” located on the outskirts of the Queen City in southern Ohio. There is something to be said about moving from the city and living off the grid these days with the constant political ineptness making headlines and headaches for the…Continue