Dirty Dozen: Torgeir Waldemar

 

Torgeir Waldemar took the Norwegian people and music press by surprise with his eponymous debut album in 2014. Who had thought that the black-clad, longhaired and bearded man would deliver an album that captivated and moved us as much as it did? An acoustic masterpiece that sounded like it came straight from the rehearsal room of a young troubadour from Laurel Canyon in the seventies. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Torgeir Waldemar”

Dirty Dozen: Steve Hussey & Jake Eddy

Steve Hussey & Jake Eddy, 2016Steve Hussey and Jake Eddy, an Americana duo from Washington, West Virginia USA, living in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and were both born and raised there. Steve is an experienced singer/songwriter best known for his work with the Steve Hussey Band and Jake is a 17-year-old multi-instrumental prodigy who is very well known in Bluegrass circles.  Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Steve Hussey & Jake Eddy”

Anna Elizabeth Laube “Tree” (Ahh…..Pockets! Records, 2016)

 

Anna Elizabeth Laube, 2016The title track, an entry in a song writing competition to highlight the effects of pine beetle epidemic in Iowa City, the 4th album in AEL’s discography and an opening track with a sad weepy fiddle, set the scene.  Breathy, and at times just plain old sad, it shuffles along, asking to be loved, hopping awkwardly from foot to foot of a record – but love it you will, long time.  Her husky tones, the sunny afternoon tunes are a perfect antidote for a grey rainy autumn afternoon. Continue reading “Anna Elizabeth Laube “Tree” (Ahh…..Pockets! Records, 2016)”

Dirty Dozen: Westley Horner

Westley Horner, 2016Westley Horner is song-writer from London who’s love of Americana shines through in his impressive debut album “Silent Temper”. Despite having a London outlook, his songs are recorded with Crescent City musicians in New Orleans to create an authentic yet individual feel to his music. Westley’s talent is clear and his enthusiasm is infectious. A big future beckons
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Dirty Dozen: T D Lind

T D Lind, 2016Born and bred in Buckinghamshire, TD Lind fell in love with rock n roll, jazz and blues at a very early age. He spent his early years skipping school to play piano in jazz clubs in Paris and eventually formed a band that toured extensively throughout the UK. He was discovered by an American label rep who moved him to New York City to begin is recording career. He’s shared the stage with artists large and small including Wilco, Paul Rodgers, and many others. His music found its way into several films and TV shows including Deadwood, The Unusuals and Driving Lessons. He fell in love with a girl from Montana and moved to Los Angeles, where he released his third solo album The Outskirts of Proper. Lind eventually moved back to the U.S. in 2014 and settled into Ojai, CA, where he resides currently. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: T D Lind”

Dirty Dozen: Freja Frances

Freja Frances, 2016Freja Frances has been writing music for most of her life and has developed a delicate piano led style. She has released tracks online through her own label ShimmerSun Music and written a song for a videogame trailer. Here she talks about influences, releases and hopes for her future career. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Freja Frances”