We leave you this week dear reader with a lovely clip of John Prine who has released a new video of his 1971 classic song ‘Paradise’ which he plays with Kentucky-born country singer Kelsey Waldon. The song will be released as a 7” vinyl single, with the B-side featuring a cover of the Merle Travis song ‘Kentucky Means Paradise.’ Waldon has toured with Prine in recent years but this is the first time they’ve recorded something in a studio together. Let’s hope it’s not the last. Have a good one.
The retro slot this week has a very very young Hot Club Of Cowtown and some of their wondrous Texas swing. Have a good weekend everyone.
Jerry Leger’s new album ‘Time For Tomorrow‘ is out on November 8th. This is the first single from it and it’s a great song. Interesting video to go with it too.
This is an impressive and powerful, directed by Sarah Hanner, for a great song by Seattle singer-songwriter Sarah Gerritsen about sickness and healing. It’s from her latest album ‘Coyote’, which was written as a tribute to her late father and is out now.
A bit of rocky contemporary country here from Corinne Cook as her latest single, from her album ‘Yes I Can’. Fun video as well.
This is taken from folk-rock outfit Driftwood’s latest album ‘Tree Of Shade‘. There are echoes of Paul Simon and the early Seventies in this lovely and quietly epic song. Good video too.
The retro slot this week goes back almost two decades for Suzie Ungerleider and a live performance of ‘Kings Road’ from her second album ‘Sleepy Little Sailor‘. Her first, the classic ‘Johnstown‘, has just been reissued, remastered with extra tracks and you really should have both. Have a great weekend everyone.
This is a live version of the new single from West Country Americana man Liam Jordan from his eponymous debut album which is out now. It’s a rather beautiful love song about taking a chance and letting someone into your heart. Tom Russell is a fan and we are too.
From their best yet album ‘Cancel The Sun‘, this is James Walbourne and Kami Thompson’s rocking new single, out now, with a video filmed in Cecil Sharp House. A great live act, they’re also on tour in the UK in October.
Some excellent Australian country here from Matt Cornell and Mike Carr, a big ballad from their album ‘We Go Way Back‘ that has something to say about the importance of memories over things. It’s their latest single and is out now.