In the retro slot this week an impossibly young REM with a wonderful loose version of the great Don’t Go Back To Rockville. Magical. Have a great weekend everyone.
The new single from Connecticut singer-songwriter Brian Larney has much to say in just a few words. The atmospheric video that accompanies it is excellent too.
While there are several “specialist” Americana festivals like Maverick and Ramblin’ Roots, for the Americana fan Cambridge Folk Festival has for many years always had much to offer. It rightly prides itself on its eclecticism – both Joe Strummer and Nick Cave have played there in the past – and interpreting “folk” very broadly and this year was no different with Patti Smith, Songhoy Blues and St Paul & The Broken Bones all performing. Continue reading “Cambridge Folk Festival, Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge, 2nd-5th August 2018”
This is a live cut from the wonderful Christina Alden, Alex Patterson & Noel Dashwood. Their new album By The Night is available now and very good it is too.
Some fabulous guitar work here from Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer on this track taken from their new live album available now. There’s a studio offering in the pipeline too.
Taken from their latest album The Waves, The Wake, out on August 17th, this is a very lovely song from Great Lake Swimmers. There will be a few UK dates in December too.
From 1976, the late great Warren Zevon with Mohammed’s Radio, accompanied by Jackson Browne and an ace band. Have a good weekend everyone.
The new single from North Carolina’s Lonesome River Band is a great slice of bluegrass as befits the multi-award winning veterans (35 years and counting!).
Ahead of a big European tour in August and September (no UK dates sadly) this is the new song from Portland Oregon trio Three For Silver. It’s a bit raucous, a bit wild, a bit folk, a bit Americana and a lot good.
A brilliant and witty video accompanies the new song from Steven Page (once of Barenaked Ladies) that excoriates white nationalists (a good thing, obviously) in a furious power-pop style (also a good thing). It’s from his latest album Discipline: Heal Thyself Pt. II, out on September 14th. he’s also on tour in the UK in August.