Anna Tivel “The Question” (Fluff and Gravy Records, 2019)

Of all the wonderful things rightfully said about Portland’s Anna Tivel, there is one that resonates perhaps more than many others, about how “you lean in to listen how she has put the words together.” It’s quite astonishing how her voice draws you in to really listen to the story she is telling. She creates … Continue reading “Anna Tivel “The Question” (Fluff and Gravy Records, 2019)”

Anna Tivel shares new album courtesy of NPR

You’ll recall that Anna Tivel had a new album planned for this year, it’s called ‘The Question‘, and we’ve already been lucky enough to share the track ‘Worthless‘ from it.  Well, hold onto your Homburgs, keep your Breton caps in sight and don’t fling your Fedora –  you’ll want to keep your head covered at … Continue reading “Anna Tivel shares new album courtesy of NPR”

Anna Tivel “Worthless” – Listen

Anna Tivel’s new album ‘The Question’ is out on April 19th on Portland’s Fluff & Gravy Records, and it’ll feature her trademark ability to paint vivid pictures with just a few words.  ‘Worthless‘ takes on that old saw “sticks and stones may break my bones” and says, you know what – hate-filled words can hurt, … Continue reading “Anna Tivel “Worthless” – Listen”

Anna Tivel announces new album

Anna Tivel is quite simply one of the finest singer-songwriters currently active on the Americana scene, or the folk scene, or any other god damn scene you might like to mention.  Anna Tivel is it – great songs, great voice , great arrangements and, perhaps most importantly, great songs.  Really, really great songs.  Those who … Continue reading “Anna Tivel announces new album”

Anna Tivel & Jefferey Martin, The Green Note, London, 4th July 2018

Either one of these artists would be worth turning out for, even worth dragging into a heat soaked and sticky London evening, and wandering down the dust-blown streets of Camden Town. Yeah, even worth fighting with the recalcitrant and sauna like Northern Line. The first on stage, Anna Tivel, has been steadily building a reputation … Continue reading “Anna Tivel & Jefferey Martin, The Green Note, London, 4th July 2018”

Anna Tivel “Small Believer” (Fluff & Gravy Records, 2017)

Small Believer, the follow up to last year’s Heroes Waking Up shows, that Anna Tivel has no shortage of complex and satisfying songs at her finger tips. In fact her talent is nothing less than prodigious, especially considering that this collection of word perfect songs were written while Tivel was out on tour. Anna Tivel’s … Continue reading “Anna Tivel “Small Believer” (Fluff & Gravy Records, 2017)”

Hannah Aldridge + Guests, The Lexington, London, 23rd July 2018

Hannah Aldridge has certainly put in the spade work where touring Europe in the recent past is concerned. She finished her series of UK dates in London with a live album recording before heading to Sweden for two nights prior to returning home so she can focus on playing shows in the US and take … Continue reading “Hannah Aldridge + Guests, The Lexington, London, 23rd July 2018”

Steve Earle & The Dukes “So You Wannabe An Outlaw” (Warner Bros. Records, 2017)

Back in 2004 we had Steve Earle’s “Beatles” album – “The Revolution Starts Now”; then, in 2015, we had his “Blues” album – “Terraplane”. Now we have his latest release, his “Waylon Jennings” album – “So You Wanna Be an Outlaw”. Of course, none of these are an album of covers or an attempt to … Continue reading “Steve Earle & The Dukes “So You Wannabe An Outlaw” (Warner Bros. Records, 2017)”

Hannah Aldridge “Gold Rush” (Rootsy Music, 2017)

Hannah Aldridge. Remember that name because, I suspect, you’ll be hearing a lot more of it. “Gold Rush” may well be the best “non-name” release of the year to date but though Hannah Aldridge herself is not that well known yet (and it really is only a matter of time) you may recognise the surname, … Continue reading “Hannah Aldridge “Gold Rush” (Rootsy Music, 2017)”

David Berkeley “The Faded Red and Blue” (Straw Man, 2018)

‘The Faded Red and Blue’ is a five-track EP from Santa-Fe based songwriter,  David Berkeley. It was written in response to the political landscape in America: he began writing in the aftermath of the presidential election in November 2016 and completed the songs just after the shooting in Parkland, Florida in 2018. The EP is in … Continue reading “David Berkeley “The Faded Red and Blue” (Straw Man, 2018)”