Debut release from polished newcomer Margo Cilker; retro Americana hues in a new light, looking both backward and forward. A name to watch and remember.
"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.
The ever evolving Mànran continue to deliver their solid wedges of rock infused trad. hues.
The Hello Darlins deliver a classy and sophisticated wash of Canadian country-pop, with echoes of Alison Krauss guesting with Fleetwood Mac.
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis tour their joint recording, Carnage, invoking the spirits at a prayer meeting in all seven stations of Hell. Praise be!
Multinational retro-blues-rockers with a modernist twist present their scorching studio debut. Here’s Wanted by Five Points Gang.
Country contrarians from the Catskills, the Felice Brothers, keep ’em coming, still like nothing or nobody else out there. Like that’s a good thing, and, unmistakably, it is.
Timeless, feelgood music from The Bean Pickers Union that embraces, with rapture, as many styles of American country infused rock as you can shake a leg at. And probably will.
Our man in a sleeping bag corrals up in East Anglia, finding it all a bit better than OK. Seuras Og takes us to the 2021 iteration of the Maverick Festival.
Considered and insightful thoughts on the state of his nation, by the master of folk-blues, Eric Bibb, managing to counter the sometime bleakness of vision by embracing a number of styles.
Wood, Steel, Dust and Dreams -A lavish limited edition celebration of the thirty year songwriting partnership of Rod Picott with Slaid Cleaves.
An ‘A’ list of Scottish trad musicians shine in this remarkable offering. Mr Goose provide so much more than a tale for children.
Seuras Og takes in the delights of Wickham Festival, even if he did get a little bit wet! A great weekend of music in the face of adversity and treacherous conditions.
A prog inflected tip of the hat to classic 70s folk-rock with added post-punk rhythm section from Green Diesel.
Steve Dawson showcases his wide array of musical skills on his new album which oozes ’70s singer-songwriter charm whilst being entirely of the moment.