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Feb 062018
 

Green – February 6, 2018 at 12:17PM
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Matt Hannah’s Dreamland is an album of roots-tinged rock, with just enough pedal steel, upright bass and accordion to make it rock that bit easier, and that’s appropriate as the title song, and album opener, explains. Here Hannah contrasts two sleep states, a pair of dreamlands – the one of his youth where he’d rock out all night with a band and then sleep until the afternoon, and the one he has now – where the listless drifting life with a band has been swapped for the steady life with just one woman. There’s contentment here “We have more peace in just one night / Than we thought a lifetime could hold” but, wouldn’t you know it?, there’s still some lingering attachment to the old life “sometimes it’s hard, it ain’t like we planned”. There’s something of a pattern that emerges across the album, a running theme of loss and the attempt to identify a counterbalancing gain which is done with variable levels of success. Dandelion reflects on “a hard road / it wasn’t your choice” but see’s that today is, maybe, better “when I’m at your side we can take anything”. That’s a protective thought – but when it comes up again on Broken Hearts and Broken Bones the turn of phrase is worrying – is there a slightly smug paternalistic sense to “you were a mess before you came to me”, and if there is does it get fully cancelled out by the self-critical confession that “sometimes I think I’ve got it figured out / Other times I’m filled with doubt” ?

Set Free rumbles with confidence, waltzing down the road of a new born day – the pedal steel light and expansive, the twelve-string guitar jangling. A mood of optimism also shines through the finger-picked The Night is my Home, with Matt Hannah glorying in traversing the desert by night, dazzled by stars and bouyed by a newfound sense of wonder.

There’s much to enjoy on this album, that counteracts the occasional flat track or lyrical stumble – no pedant can hear a line like “It don’t snow in California” without raising the proverbial eyebrow and muttering “tough luck for anyone heading to the ski-resorts”. Overall though it’s a fine album, and a solid second release from Matt Hannah.


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Feb 062018
 

madmackerel – February 6, 2018 at 09:26AM
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We loved Disgraced In America, the most recent single from Ought’s soon to be released new album Room Inside The World (out via Merge Records on the 16th).

Now we can share the album’s side one closer, Desire, with you. Marvellously described by bassist Ben Stidworthy as “Sade meets Bruce Springsteen,” the song employs a 70-piece vocal choir and uncovers a romantic side of the band seen only in glimpses before.

Listen below.

 

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Feb 062018
 

madmackerel – February 6, 2018 at 06:24AM
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No not a fey singer-songwriter, Oliver Hazard are actually an indie folk trio from Waterville, Ohio.

Theirs are songs of small towns and the vibrant souls that stir them and Hey Louise is a lovely example of their warm, strummed Americana with rich harmonies that has more than a hint of the Lumineers about it.

Give it a whirl.

 

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Feb 062018
 

Green – February 6, 2018 at 03:21AM
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It’s been a while since GRTR! last encountered Lynne Hanson – with her third album Once The Sun Goes Down (2010) – a finger picking folk/country/Americana artist with loyal followings in Canada, the States, Europe and Australia.

Fast forward almost a decade and she’s teamed up with fellow Canadian country/folk singer songwriter Lynn Miles, the two having toured and written songs together over the last 10 years and with Miles having produced two of Hanson’s last three albums – River Of Sand (2014) and 7 Deadly Spins (2015).

It’s what you might call a good ‘combo’, with the pairing’s vocals harmonies/sparring central to what is an engrossing listen. There’s basically three styles of song on the album – crossover numbers, what I would call ‘swamp’ music (i.e. numbers that sound like they originate in Tennessee, and would grace a True Blood soundtrack), and more ‘traditional’ country/folk fare.

For non-hard-core folk/country audiences, it’s the two former that are going to have the most appeal and the album opens with what must be one of THE songs of 2018 – ‘Cold Front’, which has just about everything a truly great song should – sensual vocals, irresistible hooks, and sumptuous playing. The only problem is it sets the bar at a level the album only subsequently achieves with the Fleetwood Maccy ‘Blue Tattoo’, and the equally infectious closer ‘Heavy Lifting’.

Featuring some excellent guitar work throughout from Kevin Briel (Norah Jones, KD Lang, Roseanne Cash), Heartbreak Song For The Radio is a highly impressive early 2018 release (even if the quality control dips a little mid-set), and The LYNNeS ‘ones to watch’.


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Feb 062018
 

www.sablues.org – February 6, 2018 at 03:19AM
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BLUES TIME PLAYLIST.
ARTIST – ALBUM – TRACK.
1 Henry Thomas – Bull Doze Blues.
2 Canned Heat – Going Up the Country.
3 The Blazers – East Side Soul – Going Up the Country
4 Erin Harpe and The Delta Swingers – Big Road – Kakomo Me Baby.
5 Carl Verheyen – Essential Blues – Stealing Gasoline.
6 Downchild Blues Band – Something Ive Done – Mississippi Woman Mississauga Man.
7 Black Cat Road – Black Cat Road – Coal Mine.
8 Kev Spencer – For Reasons Unknown – Lets Get Down.
9 Neil Hawker – South by East – Wild Bill.
10 Crystal Shawanda – VooDoo Woman – Cry Out For More.
11 Blind Lemon Jefferson – See That My Grave is Kept Clean
12 Peter Parcek – Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven – See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
13 Anna Scionti – Long Legged Woman.
14 Arkansas Dave – On My Way.
15 Los Skeletone Blues – The Best of The Early Years – I want to be with you.
16 Lazer Lloyd – Freedoms Child – Blessed Man.
17 Tommy Emmanuel – Accomplice One – Deep River Blues.
18 Mr Airplane Man – I Believe.
19 RB Stone – Some Call It Freedom – Wont Stop Rockin.
20 Buster Brown – Fannie Mae.
21 Ilya Portnov – StrongBrew – Behind The Wall.
22 TG Copperfield – The Worried Man – Black Horse.
Size: 204 MB (214,333,714 bytes)
Duration: 1:29:16 mins

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Feb 062018
 

Calvin Powers – February 5, 2018 at 11:30PM
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On this week’s episode, Calvin is featuring the new Wood Brothers album that has just come out. You’ll also har new music from Sarah Morris, the Toneshiners, and Lynn Taylor and the Barflies. You will also hear Bettye LaVette covering Elmore James.

Ep390 The Wood Brothers” originated from Americana Music Show.


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Feb 062018
 

Calvin Powers – February 5, 2018 at 11:21PM
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On this week’s episode, Calvin is featuring the new Wood Brothers album that has just come out. You’ll also har new music from Sarah Morris, the Toneshiners, and Lynn Taylor and the Barflies. You will also hear Bettye LaVette covering Elmore James.

Ep390 The Wood Brothers” originated from Americana Music Show.


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Feb 062018
 

Calvin Powers – February 5, 2018 at 11:06PM
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On this week’s episode, Calvin is featuring the new Wood Brothers album that has just come out. You’ll also har new music from Sarah Morris, the Toneshiners, and Lynn Taylor and the Barflies. You will also hear Bettye LaVette covering Elmore James.

Ep390 The Wood Brothers” originated from Americana Music Show.


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Feb 062018
 

Calvin Powers – February 5, 2018 at 11:02PM
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On this week’s episode, Calvin is featuring the new Wood Brothers album that has just come out. You’ll also har new music from Sarah Morris, the Toneshiners, and Lynn Taylor and the Barflies. You will also hear Bettye LaVette covering Elmore James.

Ep390 The Wood Brothers” originated from Americana Music Show.


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