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Cambridge Folk Festival 2015: Gretchen Peters (Review & Interview)

Cambridge Folk Festival 2015: Gretchen Peters (Review & Interview)

Festivals Reviews 3 September 2015

Prior to her amazing Cambridge Folk Festival performance we were lucky enough to grab some time with Gretchen Peters. She provides a great insight into her songwriting career and tells us what makes UK audiences different.

Fernando Moresi Haberman -  Estudias #1

Fernando Moresi Haberman – Estudias #1

Album Reviews 2 September 2015

Fernando Moresi Haberman is a fingerstyle guitarist who has an interesting history. Currently residing in Barcelona ‘Estudias #1’ is his first EP inspired by the likes of John Fahey, Robbie Basho, and William Tyler.

Plainsong - Reinventing Richard: The Songs Of Richard Fariña

Plainsong – Reinventing Richard: The Songs Of Richard Fariña (Review + Giveaway)

Album Reviews 1 September 2015

Reinventing Richard: The Songs of Richard Fariña is a new album from Plainsong as a tribute to, and celebration of, Richard’s music, fifty years after his tragic and untimely death. Read our album review, plus we have ten signed copies of the album to giveaway.

Cambridge Folk Festival 2015: Ben Miller Band (Review & Interview)

Cambridge Folk Festival 2015: Ben Miller Band (Review & Interview)

Festivals Reviews 28 August 2015

Paul catches the Ben Miller Band backstage at Cambridge Folk Festival before treating the audience to their own brand of Ozark Stomp…”And we don’t really form our shows, but before you know it you’re in the middle of something and it feels good.” It’s a tour-de-force performance from start to finish!

Shooglenifty - The Untied Knot

Shooglenifty – The Untied Knot

Album Reviews 27 August 2015

Shooglenifty have been at the top of their game since they took the trad music scene by storm 25 years ago. They continue to whip up a frenzy in performance, and never fail to innovate in the studio. With The Untied Knot they continue to blaze their particular, spectacular trail and give every indication that the journey is set to continue.

Sturgill Simpson – Islington Assembly Hall, London (20/08/15)

Sturgill Simpson – Islington Assembly Hall, London (20/08/15)

Live Reviews 27 August 2015

Sturgill Simpson and his band put on an unforgettable performance in Islington…riding a critically positive wave and tighter than a rusty spur…like standing on the edges of a huge storm and feeling it rush past.

Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats

Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats – S/T

Album Reviews 25 August 2015

There’s been a revival of interest in old school soul over the last couple of years, and with this latest offering from Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats it should see them surfing to the top of the wave.

The Delta Bell – Bow out of the Fading Light

The Delta Bell – Bow out of the Fading Light

Album Reviews 25 August 2015

Brighton-based Kate Gerrard, otherwise known as The Delta Bell delivers her first full-length album Bow out of the Fading Light, a collection of eleven self-penned songs exploring aspects of love, loss, destruction and redemption.

Sunny Ozell – Take It With Me

Sunny Ozell – Take It With Me

Album Reviews 25 August 2015

Classically-trained Nevada native Sunny Ozell releases her debut album ‘Take It With Me’ – a smoky cocktail of jazz, blues and American roots that reveals a sweet but sassy vocal and a good ear for arrangements and classy tunes.

Moore Moss Rutter - II

Moore Moss Rutter – II

Album Reviews 24 August 2015

Moore Moss Rutter show an unfaltering sense of artistic unity on their latest album that sports a clarity and presence that puts many other modern studio productions to shame.

Ross Ainslie - Remembering

Ross Ainslie – Remembering

Album Reviews 24 August 2015

Ross Ainslie brings together a highly talented cast on his latest album Remembering, all of whom are aware of the uniqueness of this project; and that awareness shines through in the music. This is a substantial step forward for Ross.

Eleven Magpies - Eleven Magpies

Eleven Magpies – Eleven Magpies

Album Reviews 21 August 2015

Formed by Ian Ross and featuring members of Spiro and Cocos Lovers, Eleven Magpies is one of the most refreshing albums of instrumental folk you are likely to hear for a long time.