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Ben Glover - Shorebound (Proper)

The Punchy slide guitar that opens What You Love Will Break Your Heart , sounding like it's lifted off an 80s Tom Petty album is an immediate indication of how high Ben has lifted the bar on this new album. "It felt time to go bigger sonically, as my last albums have been quite stripped back and...

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5

Poco - The Songs of Paul Cotton (Retroworld)

Some claim Poco to be one of America's most underrated bands, largely due to the phenominal success of The Eagles, a band that recruited at least two former members of Poco during their early years. Alabama-born singer songwriter and guitarist Paul Cotton replaced founder member Jim Messina in 1972...

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4

Kerri Powers - Starseeds (Self Release)

Kerri Powers' raw delivery ensures eager listening throughout the ten songs revealed here on Kerri's latest album release. With a hard-hitting voice and no-nonsense guitar licks, Bicycle Man is as raw as the Blues generally come, whilst Moon 'n Stars demonstrates this singer's flair with sultry...

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3

Gothard Sisters - Midnight Sun (Self Release)

Despite hailing from Edmonds, Washington, the Gothard Sisters (Greta, Willow and Solana), appear to have most of their influences very much grounded in the Irish tradition, the siblings being equally at home with Irish dancing as they are with their Celtic fiddle tunes. MIDNIGHT SUN finds the trio...

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3

Charlie Daniels Band - Epic Trilogy Volume 4 (Retroworld)

Known widely for the hit single The Devil Went Down to Georgia , Charlie Daniels has traversed various musical styles since he arrived on the Country music scene in the 1950s, from Blues, Cajun, Western Swing and Outlaw Country. Here we have three albums, originally released over a ten year period...

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3

Carlene Carter - C'Est C Bon (Retroworld)

An enormous amount of love and attention has been paid to the accompanying booklet for this difficult to listen to re-issue of Carlene Carter's highly synthetic 1980s pop drivel album. Once dubbed Country Music Royalty, Carter encapsulates the irritatingly programmed sound, the songs of which in...

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2

The Poozies - Punch (Schmooz Records)

PUNCH is the eighth album from The Poozies and the first since Eilidh Shaw and original Poozie Mary Macmaster were joined by Tia Files and Sarah McFadyen. Opening track Punch is a building fiddle tune, full of spark and rhythm. The addition of McFadyen means that two and sometimes three fiddles...

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4

Jill Jackson - Are We There Yet (Self Release)

ARE WE THERE YET conjures up images of fraught and overlong childhood car trips. On the journey from her first release to ARE WE THERE YET fifth album Glasgow based Paisley born singer songwriter Jill Jackson's voice has deepened and smoothed, maturing like a vintage wine. On the warm Country of...

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5

Barefoot Jerry - Watching TV/You Can't Get Off With Your Shoes On (Retroworld)

The third and fourth albums by Nashville-based country rockers from the mid 1970s, reissued in one package. Barefoot Jerry has become the pseudonym of multi-instrumentalist Wayne Moss, as exemplified in his appearance in the landmark country outlaw film documentary Heartworn Highways (1976),...

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3

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