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Suitcase Sam

Review: ‘Goodnight Riverdale Park’ – Suitcase Sam

Suitcase Sam Goodnight Riverdale Park Curve Music Emerging from a somewhat mysterious background, this is the first full length offering from Canadian Suitcase Sam and is a major step forward from his two previous EPs, ‘Waiting On A Train’ and ‘Get It And Go’. Fusing country, blues, jazz and folk, ‘Goodnight Riverdale Park’ ought to …

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Sherman Downey

Review: ‘New Beautiful’ – Sherman Downey

Sherman Downey New Beautiful Independent Sherman Downey delivers a record packed with positivity; ten tracks beautifully orchestrated to paint a picture of a world rediscovered. Downey’s melodies are quite captivating, his soft vocals speak directly to the listener whilst his choice of instrumentation feels very experimental. However it proves to be a success as Downey …

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Ronnie Milsap

Review: ‘A Better Word For Love’ – Ronnie Milsap

Ronnie Milsap A Better Word For Love Black River Entertainment The album opens with the foot-tappingly good Honky Tonk tune Big Bertha which sees Milsap team up with Vince Gill for the song written by Carl Perkins, DJ Perkins and Randy Moore. Milsap received the special package from Carl Perkins’ widow, containing the last song …

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Review: ‘Long Black River’ – J R Harbidge

J R Harbidge Long Black River Mob Acoustic Recordings J R Harbidge’s sophomore album delivers memorable melodies and heartfelt lyrics. The country/americana artist hailing from the UK stays true to himself whilst packing the record with plenty of nods to the roots of the country genre. The highly produced record starts with Wrong Side of …

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Dulcie Taylor

Review: ‘Rediscovered’ – Dulcie Taylor

Dulcie Taylor Rediscovered Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings The record which revisits songs from the past twenty years is a real showcase EP which demonstrates an array of different styles of music that Taylor has tried her hand at. The sparse production of ‘Rediscovered’ gives Taylor’s raw vocals and songwriting room to take centre stage. The arrangement of …

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Freddie Steady

Review: ‘Tex Pop’ and ‘Tucson’ – Freddie Steady

Two re-releases from Freddie Steady, a legend from Austin to London. He was a long-time member of Jerry Jeff Walker’s Gonzo Campadres, his band the Explosives backed psychedelic rebel Roky Erickson, he lived here in in the 80s (recording the splendid Lucky 7 album way down south, in Croydon) and his own psychedelic country bands …

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Taylor Swift

Review: Fearless (Taylor’s Version) – Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift Fearless (Taylor’s Version) Republic Taylor Swift’s Fearless is like waking up and suddenly seeing the world in beautiful technicolour. At a glance we’ve heard this record before, a classic almost, that we’ve come to know and love yet even familiar hits such as Love Story and You Belong With Me seemingly come to …

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The John Williams Syndicate

Review: Out of Darkness – The John Williams Syndicate

The John Williams Syndicate Out Of Darkness Wulfun Records John Williams’ career spans an incredible seven decades as a record plugger, producer, songwriter, journalist and recording artist and he is well known for his spell as the head of A&R. Having collaborated with just about anyone who is anyone on the music scene, he’s now …

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