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David Rawlings - Poor David's Almanack (Acony)

Some years ago, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings were at the forefront of a resurgence in the interest around American traditional music and its roots. It was a similar reaction against the schmaltzy aspects of Nashville to the one pushed forward by 'outlaw' and 'new' country acts before them...

Fine Lines - Hour of Need (Parade Recordings)

Before I start, I shall have to declare an interest – I like Fine Lines and looked forward to the release of this, their debut album with a fair degree of anticipation and on initial listening was not disappointed. However, in the interest of fairness and objectivity, HOUR OF NEED was shared with...

Callaghan - The Other Side (Self Release)

It comes as little surprise that Lincolnshire-born singer-songwriter Georgina Callaghan, known professionally by her surname only, chooses to pursue a radio friendly pop direction on this her latest EP release. Following the current trend for releasing shorter bursts of creativity, Callaghan's five...

Sam Baker - Land of Doubt (Self Release)

Texan singer-songwriter Sam Baker seems to have taken his time with this, his fifth album, once again engaging his audience with a selection of highly distinctive songs from the heart. The first thing we notice is Sam's particularly mannered singing style, where he inserts spaces between each word...

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