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Steve Soden and the Sweet Peas - Welcome to the Asylum (PB Music)

Slightly eccentric third album by Birmingham-based singer-songwriter and poet Steve Soden, who for this album gathers over twenty musicians together over a twelve month period to record the dozen songs that makes up WELCOME TO THE ASYLUM. The songs have a highly retro feel, particularly the opening...

Madison Violet - The Knight Sessions (Big Lake Music)

Toronto-based Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac have been writing, recording and touring together since 1999 (believe it or not), and over those 18 years the duo known as Madison Violet has consistently produced convincingly good songs and delivered them with sumptious arrangements and...

Hunter Muskett - Unafraid and Sober (Self Release)

For those unfamiliar with the name Hunter Muskett, and do stop me if this sounds like egg sucking tuition, the three-piece version of the college band formed in London back in the heady days of 1969, playing at such notable venues as The Marquee and The Troubadour gaining a reputation on the scene...

Amy Duncan - Antidote (Filly Records)

Amy Duncan is a Scottish singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Originally trained as a double bass player, ANTIDOTE is her sixth album. Built around recordings made in her own home, the music manages to sound intimate without ever feeling limited or lo-fi. A combination of Duncan's wide...

Barry Goldberg - Street Man/Blast From My Past (Retr World)

Still going strong at the age of 74, Barry Goldberg has provided keyboards for only the best artists of the blues and soul world. From stints with Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf in his teens to recent outings with Stephen Stills and Mick Taylor, Goldberg has carved a long career as one of America's...

Sally Barker - Ghost Girl (Old Dog Records)

Sally Barker has a long and varied career in Music. Eighties Folk fans will remember her first two solo albums and the infectious Money's Talking and This Rhythm Is Mine . A connection through the recording of the THIS RHYTHM IS MINE album led to the formation of The Poozies a folk four piece and a...

Mokoomba - Luyando (Out Here Records)

The soulful second album release by Zimbabwe's six-piece outfit Mokoomba and follow up to their 2012 debut RISING TIDE, takes us on a musical journey through the traditions and customs of the Chinotimba Township of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe along the Zambezi River. The self-produced album LUYANDO,...

Mike Bloomfield - A Retrospective (Retroworld)

When Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary fame made his rambling introduction at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, clumsily introducing the Paul Butterfield Blues Band to the stage, he probably didn't have a clue of what was about to happen a few hours later when the band returned to the stage in...

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