Category Archives: alt-folk

Josh Okeefe announces summer dates with Lindi Ortega

US / UK troubadour Josh Okeefe is delighted to announce a busy summer schedule of festival appearances and live shows with the singular Lindi Ortega. The aspiring singer-songwriter from England via Tennessee will be supporting Lindi at a string of … Continue reading

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A Snake’s A Snake –  The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The wonderfully named Two Man Travelling Medicine Show wander some long forgotten music byways. You find them exploring dusty paths that result in some archaic and awesome blends of punked up bluegrass, sideways Americana and European gypsy folk to create … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCLXXX : On The Radio –  James Donnelly (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is an art to making music which seems to buzz with contemporary vibes yet echos with the sounds of the past but that is exactly the mix that James Donnelly manages to bring to On The Radio. In an … Continue reading

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As Long As Needed and No Longer – Mat Caron (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Although essentially just another guy with an acoustic guitar, singer-songwriter these days, Mat Caron seems miles removed from the usual gap year, troubadour with the designer-distressed, skinny black jeans giving us the benefit of his world experience garnered in the … Continue reading

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The Sandman –  Baba Yaga (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Whilst many bands see the way forward as trying to create totally new musical platforms, they look ahead only seeking to creating something cutting edge, to use technology to invent the future, others know that in the cyclical nature of … Continue reading

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Gretchen Peters announces new album and extensive UK tour dates

Dancing with the Beast, the new album from Gretchen Peters, puts female characters at the fore, from teenage girls to old women. And intentionally so. With the 2017 Women’s March and the #MeToo Movement as bookends to her writing time, … Continue reading

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Keld – You Are Wolf (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As someone who grew up on a mixture of tradition and progressive folk sounds, as well as a host of other musical genres from the challenging to the commercial, I’m so glad to see that a whole wave of artists … Continue reading

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Shadowlight – Forrest Hill (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If Still Crazy Over You gave us a teasing glimpse into Forrest Hill’s deft musical world, this full album proves to be the wonderful experience that the single hinted at. There is an inherent groove that runs through the songs, … Continue reading

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Texas Paintbrush –  Ranzel X Kendrick (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

This first outing in a planned trilogy of albums under the arching title of the “Texas Series” is a masterfully  understated slice of rootsy, country acoustica or as the artist himself refers to it Freestyle folk. The songs found within … Continue reading

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J D Carroll and The Usual Suspects – Dreamers Choice (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Whilst the core sound driving this beguiling release from JD Carroll is unmistakably country, it is country music delivered through a hazy, slightly psychedelic, folk infused lens,  which seems totally in keeping with the subject matter it deals with. If … Continue reading

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