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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I Used To Be Sad And Then I Forgot – Mr. Alec Bowman

Gerry McNally

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5th May 2020

'I Used To Be Sad And Then I Forgot' is the new record from Mr. Alec Bowman. It's one for fans of great songwriters such as Leonard Cohen or Van Morrison.

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Cardinal in the Snow – My Girl The River

Damian McNairney

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1st May 2020

They say the sight of a red cardinal is symbolic of the visit of a loved one. My Girl The River packs the same emotional weight in 'Cardinal in the Snow'.

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Humm – Malojian

Julie Williams-Nash

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30th April 2020

With co-production from Grandaddy's Jason Lytle, Malojian's new album 'Humm' is sometimes mournful, mischievous, and always melodic. And it's out now.

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Good Souls, Better Angels – Lucinda Williams

Damian McNairney

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28th April 2020

'Good Souls, Better Angels' is Lucinda Williams' 14th studio album and ranks amongst the best with its visceral, angry, and yet hopeful take on our times.

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Folk Roots Revisited – John Cee Stannard

Gerry McNally

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27th April 2020

The late great bluesman and folk musician John Cee Stannard's 'Folk Roots Revisited' saw the songwriter return to form with new material and archive tracks.

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Can You See Me? – Maya Rae

Gerry McNally

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24th April 2020

'Can You See Me?' is the brand new record from 18-year-old Canadian vocalist, musician, and songwriter Maya Rae. Check out the video for 'New For Me'.

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Hermitage – Ron Sexsmith

Damian McNairney

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23rd April 2020

Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith's 'Hermitage' is a collection of songs that bear witness to an idyllic life and a well-honed songwriting craft.

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There’s a Waltz – Ultan Conlon

Gerry McNally

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17th April 2020

Ultan Conlon's fourth studio album 'There's a Waltz' is a personal, introspective record exploring contemporary issues in a traditional Irish soundscape.

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The Frailty of Humans – Lawrence County

Gerry McNally

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15th April 2020

Traditional English folk music meets more rugged Americana on 'The Frailty Of Humans', the brand new album by Nottinghamshie-based outfit Lawrence Country.