Eclectic Californian veteran Rick Shea brings us songs with stories, and some sublime guitar on the Love & Desperation album.
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.
Eleven divine contemplations from Karen Matheson, the Voice of Capercaillie
From a burst of Joy grows a thing of great beauty – we review The Cave by Joy Shannon.
Accomplished 60s soul set from Jodie Marie that channels Amy, Aretha and more on her new album, The Answer.
Iain Matthews revisits his back catalogue and repolishes some gems on the Fake Tan album from Talking Elephant Records.
The first in a series of in depth retrospectives on the great albums of 1971. Gene Clark and White Light.
Norse myth and legend brought vividly to life by the mighty Wardruna on Kvitravn.
At The Barrier was saddened to read, this week, of the passing of Mick Peat, former member of The Ripley Wayfarers and Rogue’s Gallery and a nationally admired musician, singer and presenter on the folk scene.
Little Thunderstorms gathers eleven polished gems from KB Bayley – a master tunesmith.
Edinburgh songstress Rosie Nimmo strikes home with ten lessons in life on new album, Where Time Suspends.
She was almost a British soul legend. Now Zarif is back with the Square One EP – and she’s determined…
Carillon Music of 1780’s Belgium brought back to life on About Towers, the new album by WÖR – and how!
John Barlass trawls his memory banks for a detailed piece of the first Cropredy Festival in 1979 and Fairport’s Farewell.
The Edgar Broughton Band get their 75-82 albums packed into a Deluxe Clamshell Boxset of Warwick proto-punks’ later works.
The early albums from Prog Pioneers, Curved Air, get the 4-disc clamshell treatment