Well, here we are again. Hope everybody had a good time over the holidays and is ready for some more great music. From her new album With All Its Thorns, out now, this is Laura Benitez with an acoustic take of a fine classic country-styled song from it.
It should, of course, be Sandy Denny – but in the absence of a suitable video this lovely version by Judy Collins will have to fill those aching, sobering, moments of the New Year. Make all the resolutions you want – time is inexorable and can’t be taken back. Happy 2018 everyone!
And so to the last video of 2017. If it has to be a Christmas song (and it does) then this hits the spot. I hope that everyone has a pretty good Christmas and joins me in 2018 for loads of excellent music and videos.
Probably the first Estonian band featured on Americana-UK, Curly Strings new album Hoolima is out on 26 January and this haunting song is taken from it.
A live version of this great song from the Troubadours new album A Long Way From Your Heart.
Taken from his forthcoming album Great Novels, out on February 18th, this is a delicately lovely song from singer-songwriter Dan Hartland.
The rather good new single from the Travelling Band, out on 22 December and taken from their latest album Sails. Great video too.
It’s hard to believe that the song in this week’s retro slot was released thirty years ago. A very young Lyle Lovett with an enduring classic. Have a great weekend everyone.
Well, it’s nice to have some good news for once – so here’s a bonus Video to celebrate. It was this or Neil Young and Bellowhead are a bit more up-beat. And photogenic. Shallow, us ? Obviously we’re concentrating most on the chorus here.
AKA Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan and Sara Watkins, which is an impressive pedigree for a new band, this is the title track from their debut album, due out on February 18th. There’s a London date in January and a few more UK ones in May.