Amit Dattani “Santiago” (Independent, 2018)

Fingerpicking roots guitarist Amit Dattani has set the bar high for his debut release ‘Santiago’ which features some beautiful playing as well as some noteworthy songwriting. Opening with the title track, he sets the tone early on. This is going to be a folk guitarist’s album; soft sometimes hushed vocals sitting atop some complex picking. … Continue reading “Amit Dattani “Santiago” (Independent, 2018)”

Cash Back In Fife, Woodside Hotel, Aberdour, Fife, 6th – 8th March 2020

A new addition to the Scottish music scene, Cash Back In Fife is a weekend of music dedicated to the memory of Johnny Cash and in particular, Cash’s delight at discovering he had ancestors who had come to the new world from the ancient kingdom of Fife in Scotland. It’s the brainchild of Dean Owens, … Continue reading “Cash Back In Fife, Woodside Hotel, Aberdour, Fife, 6th – 8th March 2020”

Micah P. Hinson “Small Spaces” – Listen

Micah P. Hinson has a new band for his new album – ‘When I Shoot At You With Arrows, I Will Shoot To Destroy You’ is credited to Micah P. Hinson and the Musicians of the Apocalypse.  The band is actually anonymous – they’re all early influences on Micah P. Hinson and they helped record … Continue reading “Micah P. Hinson “Small Spaces” – Listen”

Trailhead “Keep Walking” (Requa Records, 2018)

Never go walking with The Proclaimers – it’s really tiring! But if you do fancy trekking 500 miles or so, according to Lonely Planet, the sure-fire way to avoid blisters whilst walking the Camino de Santiago is to wear a pair of women’s stockings under your socks. I’m not sure if Berlin-based musician Tobias Panwitz … Continue reading “Trailhead “Keep Walking” (Requa Records, 2018)”

Charles Douglas “Statecraft – Expanded Edition” (Broken Horse, 2017)

I’m not going to spend much time reviewing the original Statecraft songs, it’s a record that I’d expect any self-respecting music fan to own. I know the songs inside out and expect you to too, but it was a massive pleasure having to listen to them again. For me Douglas is a mixture of Robert … Continue reading “Charles Douglas “Statecraft – Expanded Edition” (Broken Horse, 2017)”

Underhill Rose Announce UK Dates

Acclaimed North Carolina folk-Americana trio Underhill Rose have announced November Ireland/UK tour dates promoting their new album “The Great Tomorrow.”  To coincide with the November tour, the group will release its first holiday-themed single, ‘One Time a Year’, again produced by Cruz Contreras (The Black Lillies). Says Underhill: “The overarching idea is that the holidays are a … Continue reading “Underhill Rose Announce UK Dates”