Dirty Dozen: The Young Fables

The Young Fables, 2016Laurel Wright and Wesley Lunsford are a country/ americana duo based out of Nashville, TN. They released their debut album “TWO” in February.

Can you tell us about yourself? Where you’re from and what you’ve been up to over the past few years?

We are both, originally, from East TN. We have lived in Nashville for two years now playing out and writing as much as we can.

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Dirty Dozen: Underhill Rose (Molly Rose Reed)

Underhill Rose, 2016

Harmonies. Soul-touching lyrics. Eye-catching stage presence. Underhill Rose has become synonymous with beautiful music, charming personalities, and rippling success. In the last four years, the all-female trifecta has independently released two albums in the top of the Americana Music Association Airplay Chart and the Roots Music Report Chart, all the while garnering critical acclaim from around the globe.  Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Underhill Rose (Molly Rose Reed)”

Dirty Dozen: Annie Keating

annie keating, 2016Talent spotted by BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris, (who calls the new album,“Wonderful – heartfelt and real”), Keating appeared live on the Bob Harris show twice and has performed at leading international festivals, including Take Root (Netherlands), Glasgow Americana Festival (Scotland), The Brooklyn Indie Music Fest, Brooklyn Americana, New Song and North by North East in Canada.  Keating has played on the bill with John Hiatt, Bon Iver, Amy Speace and other great artists. Keating and her band just released their 7th full length album “Trick Star” this summer. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Annie Keating”

Dirty Dozen: Jack Ellis

jack-ellis-2016Jack Ellis, Singer/musician and song writer, has ambition and intends to keep the continuum of great music coming out of  South Wales.

Can you tell us about yourself? Where you are from and what you’ve been up to over the past few years? 

I was born and live on the coast in South Wales, a beautiful part of this great country. My past years have been experimenting and looking for what i want to achieve with my music. I have played in a couple of bands but over the past eighteen months decided to concentrate on a solo career. It has its pro’s and con’s but ultimately gives me control of expressing myself through my music. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Jack Ellis”

Dirty Dozen: Roger Roger

roger-roger-2016Roger Roger is a sibling folk/roots duo from Winnipeg, Canada. Twins Lucas and Madeleine Roger are both singer-songwriters who have joined forces, each playing guitar and shamelessly harmonizing all over each others’ songs. The offspring of producer/engineer/musician Lloyd Peterson, the twins have a knack for songwriting that must have something to do with growing up in a recording studio. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Roger Roger”

Dirty Dozen: Gallery 47


gallery-47-2016For the last 5 years, Nottingham’s Jack Peachey (AKA Gallery 47) has been crafting lyrical folk music from various apartments, studios and other large rooms in Nottingham. Influenced heavily by other artists, writers, and the inherited chaos of the Beat Generation, Gallery 47 writes songs about a radical range of topics, from skin pigment disorders to corporate finance. Here, he talks about his new album, “Clean”, and his reasons for writing it… Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Gallery 47”

Dirty Dozen: Ben Ford-Davies

ben-ford-davies, 2016The latest single from Ben Ford-Davies is by far the best he has recorded to date. Lyrically and musically.

Can you tell us about yourself? Where you’re from and what you’ve been up to over the past few years?

I am from Adelaide in South Australia but I’ve been traveling Oz for many years always playing music. I’ve lived in Melbourne and Perth and Port Douglas (far north Queensland). Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Ben Ford-Davies”

Dirt Dozen: Vanessa Anne Redd

Vanessa Anne Redd, 2016Vanessa Anne Redd has been through various incarnations, explored various iterations of her musical obsession.  Previously one-half of folk duo Six Years, and before that in electro band Rubicks, she’s now ready to start out on her own.  Comparisons could be made to PJ Harvey’s imperial phase, but really Vanessa Anne Redd stands apart.

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Dirty Dozen: Gitta De Ridder


Gitta De Ridder, 2016Anglo-Dutch singer-songwriter Gitta De Ridder has announced the release of her new album ‘Feathers’ on September 21st.  An album which follows a true creative vision, focused on the words that make stories come to life, it explores relationships, romance, family and cities, and all that makes us human. Recorded mostly in Gitta’s London home-studio with one-take vocals and guitar recordings layered with children’s toy instruments, cello’s and other sounds; ‘Feathers’ was created intuitively, realising the treasures are in that what comes naturally. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Gitta De Ridder”