Music

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M. C. Hansen

FROM WHITEHORSE TO THE CROWS NEST Fish Records …………… A fine storyteller, a talented musician, and most definitely a name to watch. Beautiful work Three years in the making, inspired by life on the road and the wider world that entails, this is Danish artist M. C. Hansen’s fifth album. With a cast of characters […] Read more

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Will Pound & Eddy Jay

IGNITE Concertone Records / Proper Distribution ………… Dynamic instrumental work Lively arrangements of some traditional tunes mixed in with a couple of originals, a bluegrass classic and some obscure European folk material, all quite stunning but you would really expect nothing less than sparks to fly when fusing two quite brilliant musicians, accordionist Eddy Jay […] Read more

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Matt Patershuk

I WAS SO FOND OF YOU Black Hen Music …………… Fantastic pure country from Canadian artist Matt Patershuk, a global country star just waiting to happen Matt Patershuk’s second album, produced by award-winning Steve Dawson at the helm at his studio in Nashville, exposes a wonderful baritone that belongs to a different time, a breath […] Read more

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Stevie Jones and The Wildfires

STRATIGRAPHIC HEART Wildfire Sessions Productions ………… Archaeologist uncovers nothing new Stevie Jones is an archaeologist in the real world and this is his debut album, which comprises ten self written songs. That sentence gives you all the factual stuff that you really need to know, to that I would add that everything on here, the […] Read more

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Henry Sparks

LATEST WAXING Self-released …… Canterbury based solo act releases five track EP ‘Henry Sparks plays guitar, sings and is looking for gigs,’ Kent Folk. I googled Henry and found some live footage of him on YouTube. Playing a very nice looking Atkin acoustic guitar, he has an earnest performing style that is solid rather than […] Read more

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BEST QUEEN ALBUM COVERS

Since coming back to the UK I’ve made a lot of new contacts as well though, through touring and a festival like this. You really see the artists getting on and encouraging each other and going to watch each other’s shows – and that’s how it should be. I think that country, Americana and roots […] Read more

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Miranda Lambert

Finishing off a fine night of music was six-time CMA Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert. Arriving onstage with her band, she looked like butter wouldn’t melt before delivering a gutsy killer opening Kerosene. A few thousand of her biggest fans and closest friends joined in for her “favourite part” and enthusiastically cheered on her […] Read more