Dirty Dozen: Country Lips

Party country from the Pacific Northwest, this is the real country music.  An eight-piece honky-tonk band with a focus on the hard-edged, hook-laden, close-harmony country sound of the west coast, Country Lips has been called many things: “legendarily wild,” “a merry band of shitkickers,” and “the pick-me-up line of speed country needs to start kicking ass again.” Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Country Lips”

Dirty Dozen: Joanna Weston

Joanna Weston writes from the heart and will have you hung on every word. Her finely woven melodies wrap around the lyrics perfectly, taking you on a journey through beautifully crafted life experiences we can all identify with. But it’s the voice that is most remarkable. Clear and unmistakable, Joanna’s unique sound is at times vulnerable, but always enchanting. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Joanna Weston”

Dirty Dozen: James McArthur and The Head Gardeners

Burnt Moth is the second album from Welsh-born folk singer/songwriter James McArthur. Having acquired years of experience as Paul Weller’s stickman, he moved frontstage to create his debut album “Strange Readings From The Weather Station” which was met with much well-deserved attention from the likes of Uncut, Prog and Record Collector. Now comes ‘Burnt Moth’ assisted in the making of by Joel Magill from the brilliant, Syd Arthur. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: James McArthur and The Head Gardeners”

Dirty Dozen: When Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday

Singer-songwriter Jo Mango has teamed up with an array of songwriters, academic researchers and sustainability organisations to create the When Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday project. The project’s aim is to bring together academic, musical, artistic and practical knowledge to imagine a future in a more sustainable world. They have released three free download tracks along with a video documentary to help promote the cause. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: When Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday”

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”

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”