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[15 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 488 views]
Todd Beene, John Calvin Abney & Friedship

Todd Beene is working on a solo album called I Can’t Be Serious and will write, record and release a song every ten days or so until the album is finished. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, he is the pedal steel wizard that you have seen or heard on Glossary, Lucero, Chuck Ragan albums/concerts. All great ones and Glossary obviously among the very …

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[15 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 479 views]
The Provincial Archive – Bad Connection

Canadian group The Provincial Archive returns with a new EP that will come out on the 20th of November on their own Consonant Records. They first won my heart over a couple of years ago when I found their 2010 album Maybe We Could Be Holy. Their sort of folk songs meet Death Cab For Cutie thing instantly appealed to me and that album was …

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[13 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 563 views]
Pearl Charles – Mind’s a Mystery

The great Beat Surrender blog introduced Pearl Charles to me a few months ago. I think it’s about time to follow his lead and share some of the excellent music Pearl Charles is currently making. It’s sort of a combination of psych folk, 70s west coast rock and garage pop, if you need a lousy description of this amazing music. This is her new wonderful …

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[12 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 593 views]
Moonsocket – Eurydice

Chris Thompson from the legendary Eric’s Trip just released a new album Eurydice under the moniker Moonsocket. There’s no words to describe this. The loss of a loved one and coping with the loss of a loved one put into words and music in such a remarkable manner. It’s honest, fragile, devastating and breaks my heart into tiny pieces. I’m not sure is there a …

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[11 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 614 views]
Video of the Day: Kacy & Clayton

I wrote about this Canadian duo a few days ago, but this video surfaced just after and it would be a crime against dazzlingly beautiful music not to post it and therefore I have to share it with the world (or the seven regular readers). This is Kacy & Clayton and their new stunning music video If You Ask How I’m Keeping. Sandy Denny & …

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[11 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 813 views]
Jon Latham, Aaron Lee Tasjan & Kent Eugene Goolsby

Jon Latham’s debut full-length has been a big fave during the past few weeks. The big man from Nashville delivers some Real Bad News in real good fashion. You can’t go wrong with any one the songs, but I go with Waitressing Sucks this time around. That title might not sound like world class poetry, but Jon is actually a very good storyteller and the …

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[9 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 697 views]
Ben Bullington was a great songwriter

Today I found a treasure. Today I found the songs of Ben Bullington. This pretty set the tone for my day and I’ve been listening him all day long. And well most likely will continue to listen for months and years to come.
Ben Bullington was a doctor who lived in Montana and self-released several beautiful & poetic singer-songwriter albums. I’m not sure should anyone ever …

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[4 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 847 views]
R.L. Cole – Live from Cherryvale & Patrick Sweany – Daytime Turned To Nighttime

Stepping out of my comfort zone for a while. It’s time to head on to bluesier surroundings. I stumbled upon Denver-based songwriter R.L.Cole a while back and I think he masters this old-fashioned blues storytelling exceptionally well. He has a couple of releases out over at Bandcamp for name-your-price deal. Those are filled with rather awesome blues songs. This is one of my biggest favourites, …

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[4 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 905 views]
Big White Cloud Records: Ryan Boldt, Shuyler Jansen, Kacy & Clayton

Things are heating up in Saskatchewan / British Columbia / Alberta. Shuyler Jansen (from Old Reliable), Ryan Boldt (from The Deep Dark Woods), Kacy & Clayton and Jayne Trimble joined together and formed a label called Big White Cloud Records. They already have three full-lengths ready to drop into your heart during these last couple months of 2015, so you better leave a few spots …

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[4 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 620 views]
Martin Courtney, Elvyn & Euros Childs

I’ve always been sort of a semi-fan of Real Estate, but never extremely excited about them. This new Martin Courtney solo album on the other hand. Oh my, I’m totally into this. A bit strange I guess, because it doesn’t differ that much. Still there’s something extra for me here. Or perhaps there’s actually something less here and that’s why I love this sound so …