Category Archive: Albums

Jared Deck – Bully Pulpit

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Following on from 2016’s self-titled debut album, Jared Deck is back with the soul filled ‘Bully Pulpit’.  With a history behind him that involved working as a musical director in an Oklahoma megachurch, (Before being sacked by text message while making his first record), working in factory, (he lost his job there due to outsourcing) […]

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Granny’s Attic – Wheels of the World

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Following on from 2016’s ‘Off the Land’, ‘Wheels of the World’ finds this young British folk trio in excellent form as they tackle a combination of traditional folk songs, mixed with instrumentals. As a band the members have barely reached their mid-twenties, yet three records into their career, combined with ten years of playing together, […]

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Ana Egge- Is It The Kiss

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A year after the high watermark of her last album, ‘White Tiger’, comes this latest opus, ‘Is it the Kiss’, and she has managed to maintain that exceptional high standard.  Ana Egge has long shaken off folk/country singer categories, moving further towards the loose concepts of Americana, to experiment with instrumentation, and push her vocal […]

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Martin Simpson – Rooted

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Another really outstanding piece of work by English guitar player and songwriter Martin Simpson. Martin must by now by creeping towards the veteran category. He has a fine body of work behind him and this offering is right up there with his finest. Simpson is a native of Scunthorpe, now based I think in Sheffield. […]

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Sunny War – Shell of A Girl

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Sunny War’s life reads like something from a novel.  The daughter of a single parent her formative years were spent constantly moving from city to city.  She learned to play the guitar and started writing songs at thirteen, rode the rails and endured a homeless spell before finding solace in the Los Angele’s punk scene. […]

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Arenig – Gwilym Bowen Rhys

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A native of Bethel in North West Wales, Gwilym Bowen Rhys has been singing in his native language since he was a boy, and has a deep understanding and knowledge of the rich heritage contained within the music and language of his home country. His first album ‘O Groth y Ddaear’ was released in 2016 […]

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Sam Baker – Horses & Stars

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How do you capture the essence of such a unique and powerful performer on a recording? A live album is often the answer but these do not always work. But, fear not Sam Baker has managed it. Recorded in Buffalo New York State, 2018, in fact, it could just as easily have been in the […]

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Morning Sun – The HawtThorns

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Making their album debut with ‘Morning Sun’, husband and wife duo KP (Kirsten Proffit) and Johnny Hawthorn have created a sound that’s drenched in West Coast warmth, enhanced by lap steel, catchy guitar hooks, strong melodies, and Fleetwood Mac style harmonies. The opening guitar chimes of ‘Shaking’ are reminiscent of both the Byrds and the […]

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Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach – Air Iomall

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‘Air Iomall’ is the new record by Scottish folk musicians Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach.  Inspired by a journey on board a Dutch Tall ship along with filmmaker Hamish MacLeod around some of Scotland’s remote and now deserted islands including: The Shiant Isles, North Rona, The Flannan Isles, Sula Sgeir and St Kilda. The resulting […]

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Beth Bombara – Evergreen

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Named after a secluded cabin in the Rocky Mountains where it was recorded, Beth Bombara’s sixth record, “Evergreen” began life on the road and developed almost by accident. As Bombara explains:  I wasn’t writing a new record – at least, I didn’t think I was at the time, but I’m starting to realise, that’s just […]

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