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Mark Viator and Susan Maxey

Review: Mark Viator and Susan Maxey ‘Where The Road Leads’

Mark Viator and Susan Maxey ‘Where the Road Leads’ Rambleheart Records Texas based Americana-roots duo Mark Viator and Susan Maxey showcase their raw vocals on their new record ‘Where the Road Leads’. Drawing influence from the Texas Troubadours you can clearly hear the experience in their ability as musicians and as songwriters. This is a …

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Steve Yanek

Review: Steve Yanek ‘Across The Landscape’

Steve Yanek ‘Across The Landscape’ Primitive Records The arrangement and production of ‘Across The Landscape’ compliments Yanek’s vocals well; there is room for them to take centre stage, yet each part serves a meaningful purpose. In the stripped back ‘Emily’s Eyes’, whilst the lyrics have a simplicity about them, the intricate arpeggiated guitar and mandolin …

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Phil Hooley

Review: Phil Hooley ‘Songs From The Back Room’

Phil Hooley Songs From The Back Room Phil Hooley, frontman and founding member of alt-country band The Woolgatherers, has teamed up with former Nashville drummer and producer Justin Johnson for his first solo project which they recorded in Scarborough. The emphasis of this record is on the songwriting, particularly the stories the lyrics tell, all …

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Parker Millsap

Review: Parker Millsap ‘Be Here Instead’

Parker Millsap Be Here Instead Okra Homa Records/Thirty Tigers Parker Millsap returns with his fifth studio album but it is a departure from what we’re used to from Millsap. The gritty, high energy folk music of his previously releases like ‘Other Arrangements’ and ‘The Very Last Day’, is replaced with an adventurous, kaleidoscopic sound. The …

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Deborah Henrikkson

Review: Deborah Henrikkson ‘So Far’

Deborah Henrikkson ‘So Far’ DH Productions Deborah Henrikkson’s voice is spellbinding throughout the 21 track album. The Swedish-American singer-songwriter fuses her contemporary folk and Celtic influences perfectly on this haunting new record. Early on we’re introduced to the backing vocals which are highly effective. The production and instrumentation throughout is well thought out and gives …

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Chris Andreucci

Review: Chris Andreucci ‘What Don’t Kill You’

Chris Andreucci ‘What Don’t Kill You’ Century Music Group The Scottish singer-songwriter is back with the six song collection, ‘What Don’t Kill You’. Infused with the typical country instrumentation of guitars and pedal steel, Chris takes us on a journey of reflection and the lessons he’s learnt; from the catchy, up-beat opening track ‘Here Comes …

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