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Latest Folk and Roots Music Releases, Introductions, Re-issues and live gigs. From Traditional to Contemporary and Alternative.

James Frost - Nameless

James Frost – Nameless

Album Reviews

In what is often an Americanised-medium James Frost takes a refreshing approach and carries on the age old folk tradition with a distinctive English slant.

Provincials – When The Light Changes

Provincials – When The Light Changes

Album Reviews

Dark folk acoustic trio headed by Polly of Polly and the Billets Doux come over all festive on their latest offering.

The Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions 2014 - Various Artists

The Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions 2014 – Various Artists

Album Reviews

Mark Radcliffe has turned the artist sessions into the centrepiece of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show playing host to an extraordinary range of talent that makes for a uniquely enjoyable compilation.

Kirsty McGee & The Hobopop Collective - Those Old Demons

Kirsty McGee & The Hobopop Collective – Those Old Demons

Album Reviews

Kirsty McGee & The Hobopop Collective’s ‘Those Old Demons’ is, without question, not just the finest work she’s yet released, but one of the best albums of the year.

Live review: Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo, St James's Church (+ Song of the Day)

Live review: Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo, St James’s Church (+ Song of the Day)

Live Reviews

Helen captures one the final gigs from Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo at St James Church. Plus a we have a special Neil Young cover performed at Union Chapel.

Ed Prosek - The Riverbed (EP)

Ed Prosek – The Riverbed (EP)

Album Reviews

Brighton-based Californian singer-songwriter Ed Prosek’s EP ‘The Riverbed’ arrives, a six tracker showcasing his often intimate style and introspective lyrics.

Songs for the Voiceless

Songs for the Voiceless

Album Reviews

Songs for the Voiceless is both a beautifully realised piece of art and a timely lesson in history featuring Jon Boden, Bella Hardy, The Young’Uns and more.

The Magic Lantern - Green Note, Camden

The Magic Lantern – Green Note, Camden

Live Reviews

Jamie Doe aka The Magic Lantern entertains the crowd at Camden’s Green Note, an unforgettable evening of great entertainment served with a side plate of humility.

Apple of My Eye - Seven Tides

Apple of My Eye – Seven Tides

Album Reviews

For their second album, Seven Tides, Apple Of My Eye are off the charts with a superb collection of stories and songs, that add their own high water mark to this year’s musical output.

Sugar Magnolia / Trent Miller - 12 Bar Club, London

Sugar Magnolia / Trent Miller – 12 Bar Club, London

Live Reviews

Paul heads to London’s 12 Bar Club for a Bucketfull of Brains showcase and is treated to great performances from Sugar Magnolia, Trent Miller and Pete Gow.

United Bible Studies - Doineann

United Bible Studies – Doineann

Music Reviews

The latest offering from United Bible Studies comes via ‘A Year in the Country’. It’s an album that’s inseparable from its landscapes, full of natural grandeur and musical inventiveness.

Jonnie Common – Trapped in Amber

Jonnie Common – Trapped in Amber

Album Reviews

Glasgow-based darling of the Scottish underground scene Jonnie Common is back with a new album that has great depth and plenty of surprises.

Jason Mcniff and the Lone Malones - God Knows Why We Dream

Jason Mcniff and the Lone Malones – God Knows Why We Dream

Album Reviews

Jason Mcniff’s fifth studio album, God Knows Why We Dream, is a bounteous mix of the finest roots music has to offer, his strongest outing yet,

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Run Boy Run – Something To Someone

Album Reviews

With music that ‘seeps beneath your guard until it feels like an old friend’ there’s plenty to love about Run Boy Run whose music is rooted in the traditional music of the Appalachian South.