You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear as the saying goes but imagine being taught the art of writing a song by anyone on this list. Rolling Stone reports: “It’s still summer but music fans anticipating the mid-winter blahs are already planning a trip to Florida’s South Walton County next January for the ninth annual 30A … Continue reading “Emmylou and Earle headline songwriters festival”
Singer-songwriter and folk-rock icon Don McLean is set to perform four UK dates later this month as part of his current transatlantic tour. McClean, responsible for ‘American Pie‘, which was listed as the number 5 song of the century by the Recording Industry of Association of America, is one of the most renowned country artists … Continue reading “Grab a slice of American Pie – Don McLean heads to the UK this month”
This is rather lovely from Boston’s Alice Howe, reminiscent of the late Sixties/early Seventies golden age of folk-ish singer-songwriters. It’s taken from her debut album ‘Visions‘, out now. UK dates will be announced soon, definitely worth catching.
We leave you this weekend dear reader with a lovely video from the lovely man singer-songwriter Joshua Radin for his song ‘Here, Right Now’, the title track from his upcoming full-length album due out 4th October on Nettwerk. The video shines a light on animal rescue with footage and facts from North Shore Animal League … Continue reading “Joshua Radin records video for animal charity – Watch”
Rodney Crowell’s new album ‘Texas’ is a 11-track release out in the UK today on Crowell’s RC1 Records imprint, which finds the legendary singer-songwriter enlisting the help of several fellow Texans, including Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Ronnie Dunn, Randy Rogers, Lee Ann Womack and Steve Earle, Ringo Starr and Vince Gill.
With musical festivals folding recently under the threat of high winds and heavy rain, Neil Nathan offers a more bucolic experience of the East Anglian coastline. The New York singer-songwriter has a great affection for the Suffolk town, and this song is a veritable recreation of a stroll around its charming streets. Part chorus folk … Continue reading “Neil Nathan “Home Orford Home” – Listen”
Michigan-born Beth Bombara is a relatively new name around these parts, though she’s released a couple of EPs and four albums prior to this one. Judging by its contents though they should be well worth investigating because ‘Evergreen’ has ten excellent songs that blend contemporary folk and Americana to very good effect indeed, not to mention … Continue reading “Beth Bombara “Evergreen” (Lemp Electric, 2019)”
Flora Hibberd resides in Paris, but her roots are in East London. Her music taps into a seam of literate folky singer-songwriters, take your choice – Cohen, Brel – those who will sing of the dark side of human emotions. ‘In Violence‘ is Hibberd’s second single from her upcoming ‘The Absentee EP’, and she says … Continue reading “Flora Hibberd “In Violence” – Listen”
Dusty Wright is a New York based folk/Americana singer-songwriter, and ‘Book of Tears‘ is taken from his eighth album ‘Can Anyone Hear Me?‘ On the music scene since the ’80s, he’s played CBGB’s, of course, and has been a part of a myriad collection of bands. This song seems kind of topical but that’s because … Continue reading “Dusty Wright “Book Of Tears” – Listen”
Now this is quietly beautiful, with a great video by Marry Waterson too. It’s the new single from acclaimed singer-songwriter/folkie Maz O’Connor, taken from her latest album ‘Chosen Daughter’, out on October 25th, and tells the story of her great aunt moving from Ireland to San Francisco when she was only 16 to become a … Continue reading “Video: Maz O’Connor “San Francisco””