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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Window Shopping – Rory Butler

Julie Williams-Nash

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30th July 2020

'Window Shopping' is the new album from Scottish songwriter Rory Butler and on it, the sound of 1960s folk juxtaposes the realities of modern living.

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Courtney Marie Andrews – Old Flowers

Damian McNairney

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24th July 2020

'Old Flowers' is the beautiful new album from American songwriter and vocalist Courtney Marie Andrews, laden with heartache and love of a love that is gone.

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One Town Over – G.F. Patrick

Gerry McNally

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20th July 2020

'One Town Over' is the debut record from songwriter G.F. Patrick, with blue-collar anthems and tales of hardship and loss drawing comparison to Steve Earle.

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That’s How Rumors Get Started – Margo Price

Damian McNairney

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16th July 2020

'That's How Rumors Get Started' is the third studio album from Illinois' Margo Price and it weighs in with all the country-rock attitude this year deserves.

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Unfollow The Rules – Rufus Wainwright

Damian McNairney

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10th July 2020

'Unfollow The Rules' marks the return of Rufus Wainwright with a Three Act record with nods to his love of theatre and the Laurel Canyon music community.

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George Sansome – George Sansome

John McCart

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3rd July 2020

'George Sansome', the eponymous debut album of the singer and guitarist from Granny's Attic leaves the English folk tradition in a safe pair of hands.

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Highly Meditated – Ward Richmond

Gerry McNally

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26th June 2020

Full of self-deprecating humour, 'Highly Meditated' is the exciting latest album release from businessman, songwriter and the yoga loving Ward Richmond.

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Airs – Mhairi Hall

Julie Williams-Nash

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22nd June 2020

'Airs' is the first solo album from Scottish pianist Mhairi Hall, mixing timeless traditional Scottish melodies with her own contemporary compositions.

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What In The World… – Michael McDermott

Gerry McNally

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12th June 2020

'What in the World...' is the brand new record from American songwriter Michael McDermott, full of character-driven, hook-filled Americana-rock tunes.