You may not be familiar with the names but Portland Brothers are Steven Adams and Timothy Victor of the late lamented Broken Family Band, The Singing Adams and other fine outfits. this is the lead track from their new EP, called, er… ‘First EP‘ and out on all the digital platforms on August 23rd. Both track and EP are very good indeed, you should check them out.
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 America (NSALA), the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organisation. It also features musician Maria Taylor (Azure Ray) and “the perfect rescue pup”. Have a good one.
This week’s retro slot features the late great John Hartford, known generally for ‘Gentle On My Mind‘ but also the writer of many other fine songs including this classic sad and regretful piece. Have a great weekend everyone.
From their latest album “Carrying On“, produced by Jeff Tweedy and out on October 4th, comes this slightly eerie, cinematic song from the Canadian folk duo. A wonderful video too.
This is the new single from Pete Gow’s outstanding album ‘Here There’s No Sirens‘. It’s out on September 6th and the B-side is a live version of Nick Cave’s ‘Into Your Arms‘. Pretty essential listening and acquiring we reckon.
This is a wonderful eerie and not a little disturbing video. The song is taken from Bobby Tenderloin’s eponymous debut album which is out in the autumn. It’s gritty, slightly psychedelic, and a little opaque lyrically, which will do nicely.
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 nun.
This is the new single from Michael Gallagher aka The Mining Co., taken from his latest album ‘Frontier‘ out on September 27th. It’s a fine piece of yearning, wide-open Americana with a nice video too.
From their new album ‘The Lost Arc‘, out on 6th September, comes this great track from The Achievers. Bluesy, rootsy, rocky, catchy as all hell, it’s a great way kickstart your weekend.