Tag Archives: folk

Album review: NOBLE JACKS – Stay Awake

NOBLE JACKS - Stay Awake

Noble Ground Records [Release date 27.03.20] Brighton-based duo Noble Jacks (Will Page on fiddle, piano and Matty Deveson on guitar/bass) originally released their second album ‘Stay Awake’ in March 2019, gaining a Top 10 spot in the UK Americana album … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: PETER KNIGHT’S GIGSPANNER BIG BAND – Natural Invention

PETER KNIGHT’S GIGSPANNER BIG BAND – Natural Invention

Gigspanner [Release date 10.04.20] Beginning life as a trio – with fiddle player Peter Knight and former member of Steeleye Span, being joined by percussionist Sacha Trochet and guitarist Roger Flack – the line-up has been expanded to form the … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quick plays: GENTLEMEN’S ACADEMY, NELS ANDREWS

NELS ANDREWS Pigeon And The Crow

NELS ANDREWS Pigeon And The Crow Probably the most interesting thing about this fourth studio endeavour by Californian singer songwriter Nels Andrews is that it was recorded at Whispering Pines Studio in LA which was originally built for Sam Cooke … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts, Quick Plays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: JETHRO TULL & IAN ANDERSON

JETHRO TULL - Living With The Past

JETHRO TULL – Living With The Past (CD&DVD Collector’s Edition Gatefold Digipac) EarMUSIC/Edel [Release date 20.03.20] Germany’s Edel/Ear Music continue their ambitious “Classics Range” with a double Jethro Tull whammy. These two boxsets add up to several hours of high … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: JON BODEN – Cornerstone, Didcot, 5 March 2020

Jon Boden

Back at the Cornerstone, after a very enjoyable gig here back in November 2017, Jon Boden is out on a short solo tour to promote his latest album ‘The Rose In June’. Surrounded by three guitars, fiddle, concertina, an adapted … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: RICHARD THOMPSON – Live At Rock City, Nottingham 86

RICHARD THOMPSON - Live At Rock City, Nottingham 86

Angel Air/Store For Music [Release date 13.03.20] An archive live performance from Richard Thompson from 1986 where he has backed by a veritable array of top notch folk musicians including Clive Gregson & Christine Collister (who were forging a successful … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: BIRDEATSBABY – The World Conspires

BIRDEATSBABY – The World Conspires

Bandcamp [Release date 18.10.19] ‘The World Conspires’ is the fifth album from birdeatsbaby, who started out in 2009. Birdeatsbaby’s current line-up consist of Mishkin Fitzgerald (vocals, piano, accordion, synths), Hana Maria (violin, cello, vocals, harp, hurdy-gurdy), Garry Mitchell (bass, guitars, … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: HARRY CHAPIN – Live At The Bottom Line (The Bottom Line Archive)

HARRY CHAPIN - Live At The Bottom Line (The Bottom Line Archive)

Store For Music [Release date 28.02.20] Harry Chapin was tragically killed some seven months after a series of gigs at New York’s legendary Bottom Line venue.  In that sense, it marks a great songsmith and performer at the end of … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts, Reissues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: GORDON GILTRAP – Woman

GORDON GILTRAP - Woman

Angel Air Records [Release date 28.02.20] The latest couple of Gordon Giltrap albums may appear slightly disingenuous to the hardcore fan and may even dupe the casual observer.  Both Peace Will Fall and now Woman have been released without any … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: DUSTBOWL REVIVAL – Is It You, Is It Me

DUSTBOWL REVIVAL – Is It You, Is It Me

Medium Expectations/Thirty Tigers [Release date 31.01.20] Dustbowl Revival present their fifth album and one that sees them shift away from their original Dixieland jazz, swing and Depression-era folk songs. The band revolves around the singing talents of Z Lupetin and … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: SETH LAKEMAN – A Pilgrim’s Tale

SETH LAKEMAN - A Pilgrim

BMG [Release date 07.02.20] The latest album from folk singer Seth Lakeman marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower setting sale from Plymouth for north America. While A Pilgrim’s Tale showcases his distinctive vocal style and delivery precisely as his … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Album review: JACK BRUCE & FRIENDS – The Bottom Line Archive

Jack Bruce & Friends - The Bottom Line Archives

The Store For Music [Release date 29.11.19] This double live set from March 1980 is a welcome return to the catalogue for a jazz fusion supergroup with blues edges and occasional folk into artsy tinged vocals from Bruce. The important … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quick plays: DELLA MAE, FRIGG

DELLA MAE - Headlight

DELLA MAE – Headlight Rounder Records [Release date 17.01.20] Della Mae are a Grammy nominated, Nashville based three piece consisting of lead vocalist/guitarist Celia Woodsmith, fiddle player Kimber Ludiker and mandolinist Jenni Lyn Gardner. ‘Headlight’ is the trio’s fourth album … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts, Quick Plays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: BLACKBIRD & CROW – Ailm

BLACKBIRD & CROW - Ailm

M.I.G. Music [Release date 24.01.20] Blackbird & Crow are the duo of Maighread Ní Ghrásta and Stephen Doohan, who released their debut album ‘Shock Shatter Convince’ in 2017. Maighread wrote the majority of the lyrics which cover themes of abuse, … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News: CROWDED HOUSE, EAGLES, DENNIS DEYOUNG, 10CC, THE CULT (December 2019)

News compiled by Jason Ritchie Got news? We want to hear it! Contact us now Dennis DeYoung’s new album ’26 East: Volume 1,’ will be released Spring 2020 via Frontiers and will feature the duet “The Good Old Days” with … Continue reading

Posted in Album News, All Posts, Gigs and Tour News, NEWS, Re-issues/special editions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: ALAN SIMON – Excalibur The Mythical Concert

ALAN SIMON - Excalibur The Mythical Concert

“Excalibur – The Mythical Concert” (CD&DVD) “Excalibur – Live In Broceliande” (CD&DVD) [Release Date 25.10.19] In the late nineties, Breton’s Alan Simon created “Excalibur”, a Progressive/ Symphonic/ Celtic Folk Rock series, based on Arthurian legend. It proved to be hugely … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts, DVD REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quick plays: WILDWOOD KIN, PAMELA SUE MANN, CATTLE & CANE, CHRISTOPHER HOLLAND

WILDWOOD KIN Wildwood Kin

WILDWOOD KIN Wildwood Kin Silvertone/Sony  [Release date 04.10.19] Alt-folkies Wildwood Kin – sisters Beth and Emillie Key, and cousin Meghann Loney follow up their 2017 debut (Turning Tides) with an altogether more ‘grown up’ sounding sophomore self-titled release. Majoring on … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts, Quick Plays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: ATLANTAEUM FLOOD – One Day

ATLANTAEUM FLOOD - One Day

Self-release www.schoolkidsrecords.com  [Release date 11.11.19] Atlantæum Flood is an instrumental five-piece collective featuring former the Church and All About Eve member Marty Willson-Piper (electric guitars, acoustic guitar, bass, shaker, EBow, bongos, bouzouki, classical guitar, snare), Olivia Willson-Piper (violins, cellolin, duduk), … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quick plays: THIRD EYE BLIND, MICK DEVINE, KEYWEST

THIRD EYE BLIND - Screamer

THIRD EYE BLIND Screamer [Release date 18.10.19] Album number six from Third Eye Blind and this reviewer enjoyed their last album, 2015’s ‘Dopamine’. Stephan Jenkins is back (in previous interviews he stated Third Eye Blind wouldn’t reach six albums) and … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quick plays: STEELEYE SPAN, GALLAGHER & LYLE, HUMBLE PIE

GALLAGHER & LYLE - Live at De Montfort Hall Leicester 1977

STEELEYE SPAN Live at De Montfort Hall Leicester 1977 Store For Music/Angel Air [Release date 04.10.19] One glaring error on this CD is the concert was in fact recorded in 1978 on the band’s then farewell tour (although the band … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts, Quick Plays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment