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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The Ghost Light – Bob Bradshaw

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14th May 2021

'The Ghost Light' is the latest release from Bob Bradshaw. An album packed with story and character, it's much more than a lamp left burning in the darkness.

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100 Snow White Horses – John Spillane

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6th May 2021

'100 Snow White Horses' is the latest offering from prolific Irish songwriter John Spillane. It draws on the stories and mythology of his homeland.

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All The Good Times – Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

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27th April 2021

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings return with a covers record, 'All the Good Times', drawing on traditional works and those of Dylan, Prine, and more.

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Digging Up The Scars – Neilson Hubbard

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26th April 2021

Neilson Hubbard's 'Digging Up The Scars' is a reflective passing down of wisdom from one of Nashville's great artists, songwriters, and producers.

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Keeping The Light On – Gerry Beckley

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22nd April 2021

Gerry Beckley is famed as the voice and founder of America. On 'Keeping The Light On', we delve deep into the artist's solo works over the years.

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Arrivals – Declan O’Rourke

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22nd April 2021

'Arrivals' is the latest record from Declan O'Rourke and it takes us on a journey from the grit of modern-day life to the tranquil shores of Ireland.

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Rhinestoned – Jason Ringenberg

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14th April 2021

Jason Ringenberg was instrumental in shifting the sound of country music in the 1980s and 90s. Today, 'Rhinestoned' shows he's lost none of that verve.

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Carondelet – Quarterman

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13th April 2021

Quarterman's 'Carondelet' weaves the sounds of Americana with the imagery of urban Britain, drawing on influences old and new with beautiful results.

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Oka Vanga – Oka Vanga

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12th April 2021

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