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Townes Van Zandt - Flyin' Shoes LP (Charly)

When the needle first located the groove on a borrowed copy of Townes Van Zandt's 1978 release FLYIN' SHOES, it had already been around for a good ten years. It was in fact, the first LP I'd heard by the Texan singer-songwriter, although many of his songs were familiar from versions recorded by...

Townes Van Zandt - Texas Rain LP (Charly)

From the opening few bars of If I Needed You, we know we're onto a good thing. Uncomplicated and immediately accessible, Townes Van Zandt introduces us once again to his artistry with a song that needs no introduction. The fact that on this version the singer-songwriter is joined by Emmylou Harris...

Geoff Lakeman - After All These Years (Self Release)

Few people record debut albums at the age of 69 and of those that do fewer still are likely to produce a work of such charm and confidence as AFTER ALL THESE YEARS. Geoff Lakeman is perhaps best known as the patriarch of a folk dynasty of sorts, being the father of immensely successful Sam, Sean...

Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough - Mockingbird Soul (BDM Music)

It's easy to picture Brigitte DeMeyer perched upon a high stool, her arm resting almost lifelessly on the bar, a glass tumbler twisting back and forth between her arched finger and thumb, the bourbon almost done, as the singer's smoky voice infiltrates the joint. Then there's the heels of Will...

James McArthur and the Head Gardeners - Burnt Moth (Moorland Records)

James McArthur graduated from playing drums with Paul Weller to striking out as an acoustic troubadour. Burnt Moth is his second album. There is a wonderfully intimate lo-fi feel throughout. The arrangements and McArthur's vocal delivery recall early 70s Heron or Magna Carta. A more contemporary...

Fleetwood Cave

Holy Trinity Church, Stratford Upon Avon Saturday 28 January 2017 Drawn to banks of the River Avon in old town Stratford Upon Avon clutching the hottest tickets in town, many tickets previously gifted to album pledgers during a crowdfunding campaign for official launch of debut album and...

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