JED GRIMES – North Face (Blue Guitar Records BGCD016)

After the full-blown Heart & Hand Jed Grimes takes himself back to basics. North Face is all traditional, featuring Jed’s multi-layered strings and with just Michael Doonan for company. The only problem is that it’s far too short, just six tracks even with the extended instrumental, ‘Spalpeen Aroon/An Phisloach’. Jed opens the set with a … Continue reading JED GRIMES – North Face (Blue Guitar Records BGCD016)

Jenny Lysander – debut album, Northern Folk

In September 2012, nineteen-year-old Swedish songwriter Jenny Lysander posted a cover of Piers Faccini’s ‘Time Of Nought’ on YouTube. A couple of months, and several Facebook messages later, Piers and Jenny decided to meet in London. Listening to Jenny’s demo – and despite the hum and hiss of her home Garageband recordings – Piers was … Continue reading Jenny Lysander – debut album, Northern Folk

WHISKEY MOONFACE: New album – One Blinding Dusky Dusk

Whiskey Moonface are Ewan Bleach on clarinet, Jim Ydstie on double bass lead by the stunning vocals of accordionist and song-writer Louisa Jones. One Blinding Dusky Dusk is their debut album release. It features guest performances from fiddle player Alistair Caplin from the John Langan band, violinist Mirabelle Gillis, trombone player Sky Murphy, drummer John … Continue reading WHISKEY MOONFACE: New album – One Blinding Dusky Dusk

The Young’uns announce new album – tour dates to follow

Teesside trio The Young’uns have always had the human touch. In the space of little more than a decade – and just three years after giving up their day jobs – they have become one of UK folk music’s hottest properties and best-loved acts. Stockton Folk Club’s star graduates clinched the BBC Radio 2 Folk … Continue reading The Young’uns announce new album – tour dates to follow

SINGLES BAR 22

A round-up of recent EPs and singles Following four independent releases, Ontario siblings THE ABRAMS BROTHERS mark their major label debut with a self-titled EP (Warner Music 237811), a six tracker collection of country tinted pop that kicks off with ‘Champion’, a number that mixes together American Football’s ‘When The Summer Ends’ and Don Henley’s … Continue reading SINGLES BAR 22

Texan singer-songwriter Sam Baker announces new album and UK tour

Central Texas singer-songwriter Sam Baker releases his long-awaited fifth album, Land Of Doubt, on June 21, 2017. The recording represents a deepening of the approach Baker has pursued since his 2004 debut album Mercy – lyrics pared down to their essence set against the spare backdrop of folk-rock instruments used in a chamber-music way. But there … Continue reading Texan singer-songwriter Sam Baker announces new album and UK tour