Album Reviews

Folk and Tumble album reviews of the latest studio and live record releases from folk, Americana, blues, and country artists across the world.

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Oka Vanga – Oka Vanga

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12th April 2021

Oka Vanga's self-title record is an uplifting, pastoral, aural delight harking back to pre-pandemic times and being an one with nature.

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Rakes and Misfits – Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne

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1st April 2021

Mixing traditions old and new, 'Rakes and Misfits' is the second album from Granny's Attic member and squeezebox playing supremo Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne.

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Voodoo Blues – Grainne Duffy

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17th March 2021

'Voodoo Blues' is the fifth studio album from Irish blues performer Grainne Duffy. It's packed full of sultry soul and singalong choruses.

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A Pocket Full Of Acorns – Ninebarrow

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9th March 2021

'A Pocket Full Of Acorns' is the beautiful new release from English folk duo Ninebarrow with well-told tales and stunning harmonies throughout.

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A Maid In Bremen (live At Roemer, Bremen Feb. 14th 1978) – John Renbourn Group

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5th March 2021

The newly rediscovered 'A Maid In Bremen (live at Roemer, Bremen Feb 14th 1978)' captures John Renbourn and his talented touring band at their best.

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American Silence – Chris Pierce

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1st March 2021

Chris Pierce is a protest singer tired of singing protest songs. He writes about issues of racism and oppression and in 2021, 'American Silence' needs to be heard more than ever.

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Digressions #2 Grounded – John Blek

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26th February 2021

'Grounded' is the latest in the 'Digressions' series from Irish songwriter and musician John Blek, seeing the Cork native draw beauty from the bleakness.

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American Standards – Ian Fisher

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26th February 2021

Songwriter Ian Fisher made the move from his native Missouri to Europe, but the sounds of his homeland run deep through 'American Standards'.

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One Eye Open – Kat Danser

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25th February 2021

Kat Danser is a fierce woman, a musical tour-de-force, and her latest record 'One Eye Open' is a whirlwind of folk, blues, rock, and soul.