The Stoned Cherries release their debut album

The Stoned Cherries are a folk band with a twist. Their material is a mix of original songs, traditional tunes and the occasional cover. The band is rooted in traditional and modern folk genres from England, Ireland, North America and the Caribbean, but 60s and 70s prog-rock influences can also surface in some of their … Continue reading The Stoned Cherries release their debut album

Wickham 2017 Reviewed

Click on the photo below to see the full set… ‪Squelch… Wickham Festival finally kicked off to a great start with sets from ‪Low, Barker, Morris & Tunstall which sounds like a firm of solicitors instead of musical, dance and poetry partners in festival law; Andy Fairweather Low, Les Barker, the Wickham Morris Sides and KT … Continue reading Wickham 2017 Reviewed

THE FOUR OF US – Sugar Island (Future FUTURECDS011)

The Four of Us have had limited exposure elsewhere in the UK but have been a major force in Irish music since 1989 when they had a massive hit with ‘Mary’. The core of the band are brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy. They beat U2 to the title of Best Irish Band in the early … Continue reading THE FOUR OF US – Sugar Island (Future FUTURECDS011)

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

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