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Tuesday 09 March is a Folk day on TMEfm Radio

 

36 HOUR SPECIAL TO CELEBRATE FOLKISM.

Along with our usual mix of chart and promo music we will be featuring Folk music in all its forms.

 

This weekend a 1980s Special

Yes this weekend TMEfm Radio will be featuring a track from the 1980s, in fact every other track. As usual an eclectic choice along with our usual new releases and promo artists.

 

Changes are a-coming to THE MUSIC EMPORIUM for music.

A year of covid has taken its toll on the music industry and everyone connected.
They say a change is as good as a rest so we are changing the format of this website.
The address will stay the same but tme.fm Radio is changing into THE MUSIC EMPORIUM.for music.

Each of our three stations will have its own page to make your choice easier to what to listen to.

The music will be the same great eclectic mix of new and old, famous and forgotten but all Music you didn’t know you wanted 2 listen 2.

Another Sky from Kelly’s Lot is Septembers album of the Month

From Kelly’s Lot we have a “Folk” Album not the usual Blues we have come to expect and a very pleasant change it is too.

But then Kelly started out as a Folk singer a good few years ago in Hollywood.

Bluesy Folk, Folk Rock, Contemporary Folk and a Holiday song all make an appearence on Kelly’s 2020 Album.

The album starts of with Track one and then moves on to track two, let’s try again, track one “Butterfly” also has been released as a single and is probably the most California Folky song on the album. Classy backing makes “Butterfly” a winner.

Every track is a surprise and makes for entertaining listen, time well spent.

TME.fm Radio Song for September – Magic Of The Music by Josie Bello

“SING THE BLUES, LIGHTEN YOUR LOAD”

Blues from Josie and I believe it was just for me.

A cheerful, twangy Blues song that helps sorrows fall like rain.

Josie really shows her songwriting ability with this opus and her backing vocals are great too.

 

A lot of stars are behind Josie (see image) and I hope they are queuing up for her to write some songs for them.

August’s Spotlight Album keeps climbing the charts, well done Josie bello

Have Purpose, Live Long is a collection of 8 original Josie Bello songs, and is be available for streaming and download through most popular music sites like Spotify, Soundcloud and Amazon. Physical CDs are be available for purchase at Bandcamp and CD Baby. The album was produced and recorded by Mike Nugent and mixed by Kevin Kelly at the Workshoppe East in Huntington, NY.

Kelly’s Lot has new album ready and waiting for release August 28, 2020

California based band releases their 15th album in 26
years. Another Sky is Contemporary Folk, Roots Rock,
and at times, Alt Country. Americana with Guts and Heart.
Co-produced with Doug Pettibone, pedal steel, mandolin
and guitar player who has toured with John Mayer, Lucinda
Williams, Zucchero and most recently Kiefer Sutherland
After playing the Blues for the last 10 years, Kelly’s Lot
returns to their Folk beginnings, featuring songs inspired by
words from their fans and the hearts of those they
encounter.

Focus Songs
BUTTERFLY
A Contemporary Folk song that brings on happy tears as
you say goodbye to those you love. The guitar dances with
the mandolin and the background vocals hug the singer in
a warm blanket. The song celebrates those we love who
will continue to fly like a butterfly.

I WILL FIND YOU AGAIN
A Roots Rock song inspired by everlasting love and the
sacrifice that soldiers make as they travel to distant lands.
With an Irish feel, the guitars and fiddle harmonize on a
bed of drums, bass, pedal steel and B3.

A Little History
Kelly’s Lot was formed in 1994 by Kelly Zirbes, a Folk
singer/songwriter with a heart for the Blues. In 1996 Kelly Z
met guitar player and soundman, Perry Robertson, who
soon after produced ‘Kelly’s Lot – Live at the Troubadour’.
Within a year he joined the band, started writing songs with
Kelly Z and added the southern sound and Texas
influences that have shaped their music. In May and June
of 2020, Kelly Z and Perry worked with Doug Pettibone to
record a new selection of Contemporary Folk and Roots
Rock songs. Six of the songs on the album were inspired
by words from fans on Facebook. Kelly Z challenged them
to look in their hearts and share just one word. She then
chose a word and wrote a song in two hours.
As a duo, a 4 piece, or a full 8 piece band they always pack
a lot of energy while still getting to the heart of the listener.
KellysLot.com

[email protected]

818.769.2701

Waxahatchee – Saint Cloud, a Jon Hutchinson review

There are people who exist on the same list of foods their entire life, eating a confined diet of trusted fare, trading adventure for trust. All the efforts of celebrity chefs and lifestyle magazines and websites to tempt them to set forth on treks of discovery, through different cultures and influences, passes them by like an unseen satellite in the night sky.

People can be the same with music, playing the same albums over and over again like a version of Groundhog Day. Venturing outside of this playlist is unthinkable, whatever may happen? Will their soul be removed and sold to the highest bidder? Will their first born be taken away for sacrifice to the deity of immovable objects? Who knows, maybe the risk outweighs any perceived reward. But there is joy to be found in tasting new music, putting plate after plate on the table and sampling all the flavours, finding some we don’t like and some that make us devour the whole plateful.

It can sometimes take just a few seconds of hearing a new artist to switch to all alert, a response that has to be primeval, we can’t explain it any other way, it lacks rationality, relying entirely on an emotional response. That first few seconds, and you need more, you need to hear all of this, and devour it.

Waxahatchee might just have that effect. It’s simple and sparse, and in a world of over thinking and over engineering, it stands out like a fresh blade of grass after the drought. Katie Crutchfield is Waxahatchee, named after the place in Alabama, where she grew up. A musical project, it has produced four albums and an EP, each of them exploring and searching influences and sound. Saint Cloud is the latest in this venture and brings a kind of calm after the storm in that this work is more spacious, simple, and yet never naive.

The opening is a crash of cymbals and chorused vocals. ‘Oxbow’ slides almost arrogantly onto the stage sounding cool and distant. The track draws you in to hear more. It doesn’t put a rope around your neck and pull, there’s no need for that, you just wander in, as a casual observer. ‘Fire’ is wonderfully melodic, Crutchfied draws the very soul out of each word, signalling a kind of deep frustration – “I take it for granted, If I could love you unconditionally, If I could iron out the edges of the darkest sky, for some of us it ain’t enough, It ain’t enough”

Lilacs and The Eye cover more traditional acoustic folk/country paths, both stand alone as tuneful but earthy yet vexed songs, with a great visual line in Lilacs: “If my bones are made of delicate sugar”. It is the lyrical quality of this album that stands out. Some might almost dismissively use the label ‘angst’, but there is depth here, sometimes symbolic, often wrenching and brim full of frustration, but the words alone stand as thought provoking to read. ‘Hell’ follows, with its regretful, angry and enigmatic tones.

‘Witches’ could have appeared forty years ago, such is the mode of travel this album takes you on. Early Dave Edmunds, The Pretenders and Nick Lowe spring to mind as the backing track evokes memories of pop music with melodic intent. ‘War’ carries on this theme, It’s almost like the whole album is designed as couplets of musical thoughts, fleeting through before the next idea is explored.

Then we come to Arkadelphia, if you ever felt like you couldn’t change your world, Katie Crutchfield confirms that thought. For a subject that provokes debate and often a vitriolic response, the song has a surprisingly light touch, gentle guitar mixed with a country rhythm belies the feelings the work considers. “If I burned out like a light bulb, they’ll say – she wasn’t meant for that life”. ‘Ruby Falls’ follows on from this with “It’s a squalid way to live but it’s the rules of the game”.

We come to the title track of the album, ‘Saint Cloud’. It’s almost dismissive, like whistling in the graveyard to stop the demons from walking up behind you. “There’s nothing left to fear”, and that’s a great way to listen to Katie Crutchfield and Waxahatchee, let it bathe you with its thoughtful and provoking lyrics, enjoy its sparseness, and follow an artist who is developing and changing, always seeking new ground, if you are a musical explorer, we can only await what comes next.

© Jon Hutchinson

We have a Spotlight Album for August! never mind Covid, Josie Bello releases “Have Purpose Live Long” on the First of the Month.

Quite a Hiatus but “Spotlight album” is back.

One of our favorite Artists Josie Bello releases Have Purpose Live Long

And we love it!

Have Purpose, Live Long is a collection of 8 original Josie Bello songs, and will be available for streaming and download through most popular music sites like Spotify, Soundcloud and Amazon on August 1st. Physical CDs will be available for purchase at Bandcamp and CD Baby. The album was produced and recorded by Mike Nugent and mixed by Kevin Kelly at the Workshoppe East in Huntington, NY.

Track Two “Magic of the Music” will be Song of the month on Radio BluesFlac during August

Don’t forget you can also listen to TMEfolk Radio and catch a track there in glorious lossless flac.

TMEfolk Radio

Radio BluesFlac

https://josiebello.com/