New Music Releases – From 11 May 2018

Catch up on the latest new music releases starting 11 May 2018

John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) with Seasick Steve





Out Now – Luke Winslow-King, Ry Cooder, Mike Zito

Next Week –  Gretchen Peters, Kelly Willis, Joe Bonamassa, Ray LaMontagne

New Inclusions – Buddy Guy, Ray LaMontagne, Jesse Dayton


Catch up on the latest new music releases starting 11 May 2018


Our list has the following new additions this week – Melody Echo, Roadhouses, Matthew Barber, Keats, Dawn Landes, Riley Moore, Patrick Sweany, Speedbuggy USA, Ben Bostick, Marshall, Buddy Guy, Ray LaMontagne, Jesse Dayton, Adam Wright, The Lied To’s.   No personal recommendations this week (unusually!).

The updated list shows albums recently made available and those in the pipeline, now stretching to September 2018 – album cover, artist, title and release date, with the last category in chronological order for your viewing ease.  Where we have written more detail about a particular collection or have reviewed it prior to, or after, its public issue, you can click on the album title and you will be magically transported to the relevant article.

If you click on just about every album cover, you will go the Amazon purchase page – in case that is your preferred method of acquisition.

Some album covers have not been made available yet.  We’ll keep on checking back and including them as soon as we can.



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Listings should roughly fall into the roots music category (as widely defined as you like) and only full collections – we do not want to clog up this space with EPs and singles.

With each update we include a header and feature image from our own Jim Jacob.  The picture may have something to do with the new material, or just chosen at random.  In the latter case, they will be mostly ones we haven’t used before from our extensive live music image archive.  This week on the header is a fascinating collaboration between Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones and Seasick Steve from a set at Bluesfest Byron Bay.   The featured image of Buddy Guy was also taken at Bluesfest a while back.  Buddy’s new album The Blues Is Alive And Well is out June 15.


Catch up on the latest new music releases starting 11 May 2018


Okay, DRUM ROLL>>>>





 Purchase Link Artists Title Release Date
Beatrice Deer My All To You May 11
Benjamin Jaffe Oh, Wild Ocean Of Love May 11
Brandon Grafius Highways and Backroads May 11
Ellen Starski The Days When Peonies Prayed For The Ants May 11
Hawktail Unless May 11
Highland Travelers Highland Travelers May 11
The Lied To’s The Lesser Of Two Evils May 11
Loreena McKennitt Lost Souls May 11
Luke Winslow-King Blue Mesa May 11
Matthew Barber Phase Of The Moon May 11
Mike Zito First Class Life May 11
The National Reserve Motel La Grange May 11
Patrick Sweany Ancient Noise May 11
Paul Beaubrun Ayibobo May 11
Ry Cooder The Prodigal Son May 11
Lloyd Spiegel Backroads May 15
Cat Canteri Inner North May 18
Clarence Bucaro Passionate Kind May 18
Cosmos Sunshine Comes With The Fall May 18
Gretchen Peters Dancing With The Beast May 18
Heather Styka North May 18
Ike Reilly Crooked Love May 18
Joe Bonamassa British Blues Explosion Live May 18
Johnny Irion Driving Friend May 18
Low Cut Connie Dirty Pictures Part 2 May 18
Gerry Spehar Anger Management May 18
  John Calvin Abney Coyote May 18
Kelly Willis Back Being Blue May 18
Nellie McKay Sister Orchid May 18
Pharis & Jason Romero Sweet Old Religion May 18
Ray LaMontagne Part Of The Light May 18
Roadhouses Roadhouses May 18
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Sparkle Hard May 18
Dana Sipos Trick Of The Light May 22
  Andrew Duhon False River May 25
Del McCoury Band Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass May 25
Judith Owen RedisCOVERed May 25
Keats Radio Sounds May 25
The Travelin’ McCourys The Travelin’ McCourys May 25
Nichole Wagner And The Sky Caught Fire May ?
American Aquarium Things Change Jun 1
Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore Downey To Lubbock Jun 1
Karen Jonas Butter Jun 1
Nikki Bluhm To Rise You Gotta Fall Jun 1
Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy Anchor Jun 1
Phil Cook People Are My Drug Jun 1
  The Sea The Sea From The Light Jun 1
Tami Neilson SASSAFRASS! Jun 1
Ana Egge White Tiger Jun 8
Brooke Annibale Hold To The Light Jun 8
CoCo O’Connor This Ol’ War Jun 8
David Starr South and West Jun 8
Erin Rae Putting On Airs Jun 8
Jesse Dayton The Outsider Jun 8
Robby Hecht and Caroline Spence Two People Jun 8
Shannon Shaw Shannon In Nashville Jun 8
Buddy Guy The Blues Is Alive And Well Jun 15
Melody Echo Bon Voyage Jun 15
Olivia Chaney Shelter Jun 15
Joseph Arthur and Peter Buck Arthur Buck Jun 15
The Slocan Ramblers Queen City Jubilee Jun 15
Oliver The Crow Oliver The Crow Jun 21
Adam Wright Dust Jun 22
Dawes Password Jun 22
Dawn Landes Meet Me At The River Jun 22
The Furious Seasons Now Residing Abroad Jun 22
Jeffrey Foucault Blood Brothers Jun 22
Jill Barber Metaphora Jun 22
Lera Lynn Plays Well With Others Jun 22
Paul Cauthen Have Mercy Jun 22
Roanoke Where I Roam Jun 22
T. Hardy Morris Dude, The Obscure Jun 22
Ben Bostick Hellfire Jun 29
  Frank Newsome Gone Away With A Friend Jun 29
Jim James Uniform Distortion Jun 29
  Kittel & Co. Whorls Jun 29
The Milk Carton Kids All The Things That I Did And All The Things That I Didn’t Do June 29
Pale Green Things The Beasts In The Hearts Of Men Jun 29
  Ric Robertson The Fool, The Friend Jun 29
  Riley Moore Vagrant Jun 29
Sons Of Bill Oh God Ma’am Jun 29
Matty T Wall Sidewinder Jul 2
The Nude Party The Nude Party Jul 6
Speedbuggy USA Kick Out The Twang Jul 6
Marshall Carnivals & Other Tragedies Jul 20
Amanda Shires To The Sunset Aug 3
  Elise Davis Cactus Sep



Catch up on the latest new music releases starting 11 May 2018

Catch up on the latest new music releases starting 11 May 2018

Catch up on the latest new music releases starting 11 May 2018

Catch up on the latest new music releases starting 11 May 2018

Catch up on the latest new music releases starting 11 May 2018

Catch up on the latest new music releases starting 11 May 2018




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