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Sweet Gum Tree - Sustain the Illusion (The Orchard/Plastic Head)

With SUSTAIN THE ILLUSION, songwriter Arno Sojo, better known as Sweet Gum Tree, returns with another set of dreamy works of lyrical allure - his fifth release since 2010's THE VULNERABLE ALMIGHTY and his long-awaited follow up to 2014's superb THE SNAKES YOU CHARM AND THE WOLVES YOU TAME. Produced...

The Andrew Collins Trio - And It Was Good (Self Release)

Bluegrass has come a long way since the first Appalachian settlers began bashing, bowing and plucking whatever instruments they had to hand. Indeed, the music has enjoyed a long history of evolution, and whilst much of what Bill Monroe would recognise as bluegrass is still very much alive and well...