More stunning home-smoked philosophies from the great great granddaddy of American outlaw music, Willie Nelson.
"Well, what sort of music do you like, Seuras?" Ever since that question was first aired by his mother a decade or six back he has struggled with the answer. And struggles still now. Call him a folkie, a country dude, a bluesman and he'll be happy, but don't forget the whiff of jazz, electronica and more. Not so keen on the charts, mind.
More stellar sounds from the Highlands and Islands, blending the Gaelic and Scots traditions with a contemporary flourish.
Elder statesman of Irish music Paul Brady goes forth defiantly, if a little frailer, definitely unbowed.
Complex chamber trad fusion with enough heart and soul find your feet from Rory Matheson & Graham Rorie.
If Roxy covered Van and Paul Young sang Paul Brady, would it sound like this?
Chameleonic Canadian, Abigail Lapell, weaves a magical web of off kilter charm and retro influences.
Kevin Buckley’s Big String – a St. Louis Irish fiddle extravaganza, showing a nimble gift for songs and tunes.
Golden voiced alt-country troubadour, Michael Weston King, makes hay in rare escape from the Wife on The Struggle.
Psych-country vibes abound here, a 4th platter of plenty from this rootsy London quintet, Hanging Stars, purveyors of a cosmic bliss.
Crystalline-voiced Canadiana songstrel Geneviève Racette with a sterling third release, awash with maudlin melancholy.
Disturbingly delicious dark vibes from Germany. Or is that deliciously disturbing?
The Kate Gee Band. Keeping music – and beer – live.
Euphoric blend of trad, dance and expert musicianship from Barry Reid, where organic meets electronic.
Moch by Dlù – the Gaels adept at re-skinning the cat into feisty new directions.
Today Today Tomorrow. Five years in the making, a chrysalis of hope from Ren Lawton.