Category Archives: folk

Medicine Tunes –  Tony Rose (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s nice to know that in this age of meticulous studio production, where even the smallest amount of natural talent can go a long way with the right engineer and the right box of tricks, that some people are still … Continue reading

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Hey Maria –  Gypsyfingers (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Maybe language gets in the way, maybe the process of sharing experiences looses something when you start to define it, describe it, nail it down. So maybe meeting a random stranger, finding that you don’t speak each others language but … Continue reading

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Odetta Hartman, new album and tour

Odetta will perform at The Islington, London on 24th September. She’s also just announced a string of European shows in support of Micheal Nau & The Mighty Thread*. ‘Old Rockhounds Never Die’ is a bonanza of beautiful contradictions: intimate yet … Continue reading

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Love Come Down –  Thea Hopkins (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If asked to name an exquisite songwriter, we could all roll a bunch of names off without hesitation. Questioned to name a brilliant performer and again we could do so with ease. If pushed for someone who plays with a … Continue reading

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Battle of The Grumbles – Thomas Nation (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Perfection is by and large over-rated. Let me qualify that with a question. Is it better to capture the most perfect version of  a song with little merit or to commit to prosperity a deft and delicious set of songs … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCLXV: La Lienda – D’ Urria (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Possibly because of the scale and nature of The Second World War which was soon to follow, The Spanish Civil War, in many ways the opening chapter of that bigger conflict to come, tends to be overlooked outside the country … Continue reading

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Acts of Love  –  Mike Reinstein (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

They say first impressions are the most important so any album whose opening blasts remind me of a slightly whimsical Waterboys, a folky take on Squeeze, or a more coherent John Martyn has to be applauded in catching my interest … Continue reading

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Tomberlin releases new track “I’m Not Scared”

Tomberlin, the rising Louisville, KY-based artist, has released “I’m Not Scared,” the latest from her Saddle Creek debut album, At Weddings. DIY, who premiered the song today are calling it “deeply emotive and touching.” At Weddings is available for pre-order and due out 8/10 via Saddle Creek. Of the song, Sarah … Continue reading

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Float Your Boat  –  The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Given their cow-punk credentials, their brilliant collision of roots sounds from both sides of the Atlantic, their gypsy blues bar band busk swagger, it is fairly unexpected that the opening and titular song on their second e.p. Float Your Boat, … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCLV : Otherside – The Olsten Brothers Band (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Regular perusers of this site will know that we are not so hot on covers of songs. They rarely bring anything new to the table and if they try to there is a certain arrogance in thinking that you can … Continue reading

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