One day this won’t even be news. Rolling Stone Country reports: “Jason Isbell will perform six sold-out concerts at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in October, a run that will further raise his profile as the face of the Americana genre. And the singer-songwriter, who will be backed by his longtime band the 400 Unit, is using the engagement to make his own statement on the role of women in the music business – all six shows will feature a female supporting act. Continue reading “Jason Isbell picks all female artists for Nashville residency”
Produced by the acclaimed songwriter, Boo Hewerdine, this record is the third by photographer Millson (who has worked for no less than the NME and the Guardian). Clearly an unassuming chap, he plays down his music-making credentials with offhand comments on his website which point to his agenda being far more ‘cottage industry’ than ‘world domination’. Notwithstanding, Millson keeps good company – Hewerdine, Martha Tilson, Adrian McNally (of The Unthanks). His evident tendency toward humility, however, rather belies his deft knack for a melody as is capably demonstrated throughout “Mobile”. Continue reading “Peter James Millson “Mobile” (Haven, 2017)”
Once a Havenot, this is a very nice new single from Sophia Marshall written by her ex-Havenot partner Liam Dullaghan, out now. New album released on October 6th.
Peter James Millson’s last album was produced by Danny Champ and his new one “Mobile” is produced by Boo Hewerdine – what better credentials do you need? Talking about the track Somewhere from his new record, he told us: “I can’t get anything done if there’s too much stimulation: too much noise, too much sound, too many people. I wrote this song about finding a place to go when you want to remember who you really are. The verse about a butterfly and washing on the line is a genuine transcription of events as they unfolded when writing this on a summer morning just outside the back door.”
For this week’s retro slot we have a brilliant “before they were famous” performance from the last 1970s. Footage quality isn’t great but this is a gem.