I saw Al Scorch live at Capitol, Stockholm a few months ago and really enjoyed the concert. I also brought home the vinyl copy of his new album and it’s been on heavy rotation during this fall. Al Scorch is a Chicago-based banjo player, songwriter and storyteller and his latest album Circle Round the Signs came out on Bloodshot Records in the spring of 2016. It ranges from fast tempo banjo picking to beautiful ballads and everything works wonderfully. This is Everybody Out from the new album.
And here’s an album cut City Lullaby from Half Top Sessions Performed by Al and Jess McIntosh. The same line up was on their recent Euro tour where I saw them.
Jess McIntosh also has her own solo album Long Time Exhaling. I need to focus on that sometime soon, because everything I listened tonight on Bandcamp sounds extremely good. Here’s a song called Bigger. You can buy / listen to all of it Bandcamp.