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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A Dark Murmuration Of Words – Emily Barker

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4th September 2020

On 'A Dark Murmuration Of Words', Emily Barker presents a record of beautiful folksy arrangements tackling some of society's darkest themes.

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Blackberry – Peter Broderick

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28th August 2020

Peter Broderick returns with 'Blackberry', his latest record and a measured tribute to the humble fruits of Britain's wild hedgerows.

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Back To Paradise: A Tulsa Tribute to Okie Music – Various Artists

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26th August 2020

Not since 1979, has a full-length album been recorded in Leon Russell's Paradise Studios. In 2020, 'Back To Paradise: A Tulsa Tribute to Okie Music' is the tonic we need.

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The United State – Justin Wells

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25th August 2020

'The United State' is the brand new record from songwriter and guitarist Justin Wells, following on from his debut 'Dawn In the Distance'.

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Hand Me Down – Kate Rusby

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20th August 2020

Kate Rusby and her family have been having a lot of fun during lockdown and the resulting 'Hand Me Down' is a delightful covers album.

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No Summer – Cinder Well

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12th August 2020

Cinder Well is the mysterious guise of American songwriter and performer Amelia Baker, and 'No Summer' is a contemporary take on tradition.

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Window Shopping – Rory Butler

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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

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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

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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.