Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn have created a work that is a testament to the connective power of music across seemingly disparate cultures.
John has been a music obsessive since he first heard 'Love Me Do' seeping out of the family radio in 1962. he spent a career in the rail industry before turning back to his first love of music. He plays bass guitar and melodeon, loves folk/rock and lives in Warwick.
Good to report that the Robert Cray we know and love is at the heart of the new album, That’s What I Heard.
Littlemen is a Wiltshire-based, UK Americana collective which performs the varied and thought-provoking songs of the band’s mainstay, Nick Allen. It’s A Beautiful Thing is the band’s second offering.
We take a listen to Huam, the second album by Salt House, the trio from Inverness-shire and Shetland. It’s out on Andy Bell’s Hudson Records.
A short collection of beautifully constructed, highly listenable songs by Guise – a vehicle for the songs and enchanting voice of Jessica Guise, the wife of the great Frank Turner.
Iain Matthews is probably the finest British exponent of the ‘Americana’ musical genre; read what we thought of Matthews Southern Comfort’s forthcoming album.
Ian Carr may, or may not be instantly recognisable. He’s been around a long time, has appeared on over 40 albums and has worked with many familiar names. His second solo album is a belter!
John Blek releases his fifth solo album; The Embers. The Cork songwriter delivers a wonderfully evocative experience.
Dear Sienna by Aerialists – “a wonderful album that anyone with a taste for anything that could be described as Prog-Folk will play over and over.”
Gill Landry – aka Frank Lemon – releases his fifth solo offering, Skeleton At The Banquet.
New album from The Lone Bellow – Half Moon Light on Dualtone Records – from the trio who hail from Brooklyn, New York.
“a most enjoyable piece of work, highly recommended” comes the verdict of our Fairport aficionado John Barlass on the latest Fairport Convention studio work, Shuffle & Go.
We take another trip into the time tunnel as John Barlass recollects his trips to Buxton and the Buxton Festivals of 1973 and 1974. Enjoy tales of Party Four cans, negligible use of polythene sheets, a lot of rain, and lots of great music.
At The Barrier writer, John, is a devotee of the man and the many guises and talents of Mr Neil James Innes. Please enjoy, not an obituary, but a personal celebration of one of England’s finest performers.
Ashley Hutchings pays homage to the great Bob Dylan and his Isle Of Wight show of 1969, 50 years on.