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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Ordinary Folks – The Pawn Shop Saints

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17th December 2020

'Ordinary Folks' is the latest record from The Pawn Shop Saints. It's a deceptively tuneful and honest look at lives in smalltown America.

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Wreckless Abandon – The Dirty Knobs

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11th December 2020

Former guitarist with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Mike Campbell's latest project The Dirty Knobs is a must-listen for fans old and new.

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Live at the Sydney Opera House – Glen Hansard

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9th December 2020

Irish songwriter Glen Hansard may not be able to give the public his usual pre-Christmas fundraising shows this year, but a live record is a welcome substitute.

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Good At Losing Everything – The Ghost of Paul Revere

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27th November 2020

'Good At Losing Everything' is the latest record from The Ghost Of Paul Revere. It's an infectious listen packed with memorable melodies.

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Northern Gothic – Andrew McGibbon

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27th November 2020

Andrew McGibbon, best known for fronting The Bonneville's has spent much of 2020 on his debut solo record 'Northern Gothic' and it's a work of art.

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Growing Wild – Yvonne Lyon

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20th November 2020

On 'Growing Wild', Scottish singer-songwriter Yvonne Lyon weaves Americana and Celtic sounds through the wonders of nature to beautiful effect.

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The Early Years: 1969-81 – Christy Moore

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20th November 2020

'The Early Years: 1969-81' is a brand new collection of folk staples and traditional melodies from Ireland's finest troubadour Christy Moore.

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To The Awe – Rachel Newton

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13th November 2020

'To The Awe', the new album from Scottish harpist Rachel Newton is a contemporary folk record embracing the strengths of womanhood in 2020.

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Grass Ain’t Greener On The Other Side – Peter Veteska & Blues Train

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12th November 2020

New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee Peter Veteska and his backing band Blues Train's latest record is a straight-up, pacey, blues classic.