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Buffalo Clover - Low Down Time (Palaver Records)

Formed in 2008, Nashville's Buffalo Clover continue to deliver their own brand of country roots music with ten new songs that just might get you out of your seat and onto your feet. Margo Price is up front once again and means business from the start with her unmistakably assured voice, especially...

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3

Roselands - Faded Postmark (Self Release)

FADED POSTCARDS is the debut album from London-based trio Roselands, heralding the arrival of ten original songs each imbued with a soulful fragility, a delicate almost cracked vocal performance courtesy of Glasgow-born Mark McLaughlin, together with some finely-tuned arrangements. Formed in 2009...

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3

Kami Thompson - Love Lies (Warner Classics)

Interesting debut from Richard and Linda's youngest sprog Kamila, whose earthy vocal and stylish approach to song writing is represented here with nine original songs and the one cover, The Beatles Don't Bother Me , written by the Quiet One, from the days when he was really quiet. Everyone gets in...

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4

The Hot Seats - Live (Self Release)

Recorded live in their home state of Virginia at Ashland Coffee and Tea, allegedly the 'Centre of the Universe's original coffee shop', where you are encouraged not only to blend your own bevvy but also sit and listen to some exciting home-grown music in the 'Listening Room'. The Hot Seats qualify...

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3

Lepistö & Lehti - Radio Moskova (Aito Records)

Finland's Markku Lepistö and Pekka Lehti follow their debut album HELSKINKI with another eight highly inventive multi-textural self-penned compositions for accordion and double bass and the one traditional Finnish composition Vasulaisten Juhlamarssi, which closes the album. Lepistö & Lehti...

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3

Eric Taylor - Live at the Red Shack (Blue Ruby)

I've shamelessly waxed lyrical about Eric Taylor for many years now, based upon the times I've met him, the times I've attended his shows and the times I've popped onto the player any one of the half a dozen studio albums the Texan singer-songwriter has produced over his thirty-year recording...

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4

The Sunshine Delay - Keep It Together (Wrong Train Records)

It's been a while since Edinburgh-based The Sunshine Delay released their debut album OUTRAGEOUS EXPECTATIONS (2004), which introduced the band to a wider audience with their country-inflected roots music. Although Paula McNally's name has changed (to McKee), nothing much has changed about her...

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3

Bill Bourne and the Free Radio Band - Bluesland (Linus Entertainment)

With this first time collaboration with son Pat Bourne, whose electric guitar is prominent throughout, Alberta-based bluesman and multiple Juno Award nominee/winner Bill Bourne is on form on each of these eight cuts, with his distinct vocal cutting through like a razor sharp knife. Some of the...

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3

Diana Jones - High Atmosphere (Proper)

The third album release from Diana Jones, which follows MY REMEMBRANCE OF YOU (2006) and BETTER TIMES WILL COME (2009), continues to draw upon the music and sounds of a bygone era, with a dozen personal songs from one of Nashville's leading songwriters. Dedicated to Diana's late cousin Harold...

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4

Jack Harris - The Flame and the Pelican (Self Release)

With this latest release by Welsh-born singer-songwriter Jack Harris, the follow up to his 2006 debut BROKEN YELLOW, we find ten mellow songs, each beautifully crafted and each in turn treated to an assured finger-picked guitar style and gentle vocal. Gaining a reputation as a fine literate and...

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4

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