Happy Traum – I Walk The Road Again

I Walk the Road Again’ is a breathtaking collection of bittersweet country-folk and blues tunes. …the effort boasts brilliant arrangements of a host of old favorites from Happy’s voluminous repertoire. A low-key masterpiece, this album demonstrates that it’s not the pace that matters so much as the road itself. It’s … Continue reading

The Soorleys

The Soorleys are a family band from Newcastle, Australia, consisting of four sisters, two significant others and a bass player.Instead of each going their own way, they decided to merge their respective solo projects, and join forces, creating a fun, unique and sometimes random dynamic.All the band members are pastor’s … Continue reading

Moonsville Collective – Heavy Howl

Even on their more upbeat tracks, there’s a shot of melancholy running through Moonsville Collective’s Heavy Howl. Moonsville Collective is a California-based, seven-piece Americana group—including two generations of the same family—playing the sort of music that one might expect hill folk to play, but with the occasional harder edge. Heavy … Continue reading

Tom McRae

British singer-songwriter Tom McRae with his regular touring musicians: The Standing Band, has been quietly moving up the ranks of the most respected songwriters in the world today after releasing 6 critically acclaimed studio albums over the last 15 years and writing for a variety of artists and singers. McRae’s … Continue reading

Sidmouth Folk Week 29th July – 5th August 2016

Ear to the past, Eye on the future  ‘One of the best festivals on the planet!’ Mike Harding CRACKING FIRST HEADLINERS FOR 2016 ANNOUNCED: SETH LAKEMAN, SHOW OF HANDS, SHARON SHANNON & BAND, MARTIN SIMPSON & DOM FLEMONS, SHOOGLENIFTY, KATHRYN TICKELL & SUPERFOLKUS, JOHN McCUSKER BAND, LE VENT DU NORD, … Continue reading

Stray Birds – Best Medicine

Sounding in passing a little bit like Nickel Creek blended with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s Stray Birds are one of the folk- and bluegrass-influenced string bands reshaping the sound and feel of modern Americana, grounded in traditional elements recast in a 21st century light. Comprised of classically … Continue reading

Tia McGraff

Tia McGraff is an internationally renowned and award winning Americana/Country songstress from Port Dover, ON, Canada. With Scottish/Transylvanian roots running through her songwriting and voice, Tia’s talent has been described as “haunting and soul-gripping.” 6 international cd releases, 4 videos on CMT Canada, various film/tv placements, and numerous nominations and … Continue reading

Seth Avett and Jessica Lea – Sing Elliott Smith

On listening to Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith, fans of the deeply introspective singer/songwriter who died in 2003 may be relieved to discover that the progressive folk and indie rock pair makes the songs the stars of this collection; it’s not an album of reinvention or … Continue reading