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Ben Poole

TIME HAS COME Manhaton Records ………… Young Blues artist with many elements to his rock & roll edge Ever since Ben Poole’s first album, he has been listed as an ‘act to watch’ and now he returns with his second recording of fusion rock. The 25-year-old British blues guitarist is back with a blast, releasing […] Read more

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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


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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Sam Carter

HOW THE CITY SINGS Captain Records ………… “One thing about London is that when you step out into the night, it swallows you.” Sebastian Faulks Fresh from his role (along with Jim Moray) in Radio 2 Folk Award nominees False Lights, Sam Carter’s new solo album takes a slight step back from the amped up […] 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

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Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam walked onstage to a mix of old and soon-to-be new fans, before jumping into plenty of rock & roll riffs and Americana tones. His set was what I imagine it sounds like when a 1950s sock hop meets a good old Southern dance. Casually cool in double denim, boots and hat, he had […] Read more