Drive-By Truckers do. if you will, a sort of Fables of the “Recollections”, reconstructing their past into songs of experience and charm.
"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.
Hannah Read and Michael Starkey deliver old-timey, good-timey good vibes from Appalachia via the old country on Cross The Rolling Water.
A dream of an offering, courtesy the Isle of Uist. Eabhal offer more vibrant Gaelic music.
Canny is as canny does, piano, box and bodhran combine for some aural fizz.
Bear’s Den hit Birmingham O2 Institute in support of their latest long-player; Blue Hours.
Heidi Talbot releases Sing It For A Lifetime. Seldom has heartbreak sounded so beautiful. And so positive.
Plaid shirt rootsy rockers , The Bros Landreth, take on a swirly sheen of soul that adds lustre to their cabin fevered dreams.
Depressing? Fill yer boots….. With tears!
Lee Rogers releases Gameblood; blue collar rock from a hardman gentler than he knows.
Our man in a sleeping bag is back, but in a B’n’B for good measure. A shockingly good, stunning riot of rave induced trad both delights and inspires.
Bear’s Den return with their fourth LP, Blue Hours; one of their most personal records to date. It is sure to be an album of the year contender.
Celtic influences and nuances meet from either side of the Irish Sea, with joy and dancing compulsory.
Tinderstick finally get out on the road in support of Past Imperfect: The Best Of Tindersticks ’92-’21. We were at Royal Festival Hall in London.
More stunning home-smoked philosophies from the great great granddaddy of American outlaw music, Willie Nelson.
More stellar sounds from the Highlands and Islands, blending the Gaelic and Scots traditions with a contemporary flourish.