No Coward Soul + Lisa Redford, Green Note, London, 4th December 2018

This was a tremendous double helping of diverse roots music at the cosy Camden Town venue often featured – and always warmly praised – on this website. If you triangulate Nickel Creek, Old Crow Medicine Show and Turnpike Troubadours, then the sweet point in the middle could be No Coward Soul. Relatively new as a band … Continue reading “No Coward Soul + Lisa Redford, Green Note, London, 4th December 2018”

Video: No Coward Soul “If Only For Tonight”

From their debut album The Almanac, out now, this is a great song from what is a London band (named after the Emily Bronte poem presumably, which may be an Americana first), although fronted by Alaskan Brad Schmauss.  Regardless, it’s a great classically styled country song.  The band are playing at the Green Note on 4 … Continue reading “Video: No Coward Soul “If Only For Tonight””

Sky Coloured “Starting Time” (Independent, 2016)

Challenging is good and this is a record to challenge. It starts like a straightforward jazz record, possibly contemporary Norwegian, a propulsive beat driven by brass. It takes a couple of minutes for the vocals to arrive and they are matter-of-fact; the brass stops and leaves a gap, then it flits back in and the … Continue reading “Sky Coloured “Starting Time” (Independent, 2016)”