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The Felice Brothers Disrobe
May10

The Felice Brothers Disrobe

Here is our review of ‘Undress’ the newbie from The Felice Brothers The Felice Brothers – Photo by Lawrence Braun By Rob Dickens I remember where I was when I first heard The Felice Brothers – the street, who was in the car, the album’s warm sound. The band’s 2008 eponymous release was striking – their upstate New York bucolic musings which would later be claimed to be quintessential Americana...

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John Smith Hums Along Ever So Smoothly
Apr18

John Smith Hums Along Ever So Smoothly

Check out our review of ‘Hummingbird’ by English folk artist John Smith By Rob Dickens When I saw John Smith perform a short in-the-round set in a crowded room at Folk Alliance International last year, I only managed to write three words in my notebook – ‘London’ and ‘John Martyn’. I remember being duly impressed by his songwriting and breathy vocals and for it to invoke a comparison with the...

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Mark Webb Jr’s Striking Banter
Apr08

Mark Webb Jr’s Striking Banter

Read our review of ‘Smoke Wine Banter’ by Mark Webb Jr Mark Webb Jr Photo: Katy Sergent ‘Smoke Wine Banter’ by Mark Webb Jr Out April 26 2019 Smoke Wine Banter is Mark Webb Jr’s second release from Bristol’s niche label Gold Ship Records. The album was engineered and produced by Brad Phillips at Studio 101 in Woodruff, South Carolina. Phillips also produced Mark’s debut release, Home in 2016....

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Will Kimbrough Finds The Perfect Groove
Apr02

Will Kimbrough Finds The Perfect Groove

Read our review of ‘I Like It Down Here’ from Will Kimbrough Will Kimbrough – I Like It Down Here – Out April 19 By Rob Dickens Will Kimbrough is a prolific and much-in-demand person.  An Alabama native he now lives in Nashville, which is fitting. In a town driven by music and replete with so many great players, he manages, not only to make a living, but to stand out amongst his peers. This talented and...

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Mary Bragg’s Brilliant Camouflage
Mar26

Mary Bragg’s Brilliant Camouflage

Check out our review of Violets As Camouflage by Mary Bragg Mary Bragg – photo supplied Mary Bragg’s ‘Violets As Camouflage’ – One of the Year’s Best Releases By Rob Dickens Something happens here that grabs your attention. Violets As Camouflage by Mary Bragg (via Tone Tree Music) was released this month. It starts well, but not that startlingly, with the introductory, jazzy “I Thought You...

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John Paul White Reveals The Hurt
Mar16

John Paul White Reveals The Hurt

Read our review of the new release ‘The Hurting Kind’ by John Paul White John Paul White – photo LTTL John Paul White’s New Album – ‘The Hurting Kind’ – Reviewed By Keiran Croker I had the opportunity to see John Paul White last September at the AmericanaFest in Nashville. It was only a short set as part of Emmylou Harris’s ‘Woofstock’ gig. However, for my part it was an introduction as...

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