Maverick Music Volume 12
Jess and the Bandits – My Name Is Trouble
We open Maverick music volume 12 with the ballsy country rocker My Name Is Trouble from Jess and the Bandits’ HERE WE GO AGAIN. ‘Buckle up, enjoy the ride!’ This is one feisty track and Jessica Clemmons really will ‘rock your world’ with her powerful vocals. You can’t ignore that sweet rock guitar either!
Luke Daniels - How Will I Know
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Luke Daniels has forged a reputation over the past two decades as one of the folk scene's most respected performers. A member of Cara Dillon's Band whose own voice and music are taking his contemporary acoustic folk in a new direction. How Will I Know features immaculate acoustic guitar and gospel influences harmonies, following the the celtic soul tradition of artists such as Liam O'Maonlai and Van Morrison.
Red Molly - Willow Tree (Live @ Rhythm @ Amp Roots, 2013)
Americana trio Red Molly celebrate their tenth anniversary this year with latest record THE RED ALBUM. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) continue to impress with the flawless harmonies they are known for, but this live recording of track Willow Tree,showcases the new direction the trio has taken. It's still Americana but with a cooler, darker edge.
Fred's House - Bonnie And Clyde
Bonnie And Clyde is the title track from the debut album from Cambridge based Fred's House. The song features the vocals of real-life couple and song-writing duo Griff Jameson and Vikki Gavin. Their voices blend to create a beautiful and powerfully emotional sound. Every word sung is gorgeous and bittersweet - a genuine and romantic song.
Jay Jolley - High And Mighty
Toe-tappingly good country rock from Jay Jolley comes in the form of High and Mighty. Jay's current single is an upbeat tale about moving on with attitude after accepting that a romance is over. This tracks great attitude and skilled musicianship showcase exactly what this upcoming country artist has to offer.
Dustin Craig - Rainin'
Hoping for a force more powerful than the anger that caused the argument, Rainin' from Dustin Craig's album BRING ON TOMORROW, is based on a lover's quarrel that turned into his love leaving. The narrator prays for rain to make her turn around, come back to him and believe again that love will prevail. Thunderstorms, husky vocals and bittersweet fiddle and electric guitar unite in a gorgeous melancholy mix.
Edd Donovan And The Wandering Moles - House On Fire
Social-worker Edd Donovan came late to music, but brings a lifetime of experience and wisdom to his lyrics. The subtle and thoughtful House On Fire is based on Andrea Ashworth’s autobiography 'Once In A House On Fire'. The lyrics describe the effects of domestic violence on a child but the sweet musicality adds hope to the song, mirroring the tone of the book effectively. Edd Donovan is a natural storyteller and reflective lyricist.
John Hinshelwood - Radio Angel
Radio Angel is the opening track of LOWERING THE TONE, the third release from critically-acclaimed Glasgow based singer-songwriter John Hinshelwood. Radio Angel features some fine guitar picking from Tim Black, and harmony vocals from American singer-songwriter Kathy Stewart, who both collaborated with John in writing the song.
The Elizabethan Session - Suspicious Mind
Suspicious Mind from John Smith and Nancy Kerr is taken from moving folk compilation, THE ELIZABETHAN SESSION, commisioned by Folk by the Oak and the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS). The project saw eight leading folk artists creating new works inspired by the music and stories of the Elizabethan age and the lyrics of Suspicious Mind are based on two poems written by Queen Elizabeth herself set to a hauntingly beautiful melody.
Hank Wangford & The Lost Cowboys - Save Me The Waltz
Hank Wangford's charming Save Me The Waltz is the title track from his nostalgic double CD release. The record was released earlier this year; recorded with The Lost Cowboys the album is a collection of waltzers that Hank had wanted to record for years. His love for the waltz is clear and this track is full of sweetness and humour.
John Lewis & His Trio - Money Troubles
Money Troubles is a humorous, bopping, rockabilly delight from John Lewis & His Trio. A retro sound, with a cool, contemporary attitude; the piano is wonderfully raucous and John Lewis' vocals are sexy and gravelly - this is the sort of mischievous fun that fans expect and love from these Rockabilly heroes.
Delta Ladies - Devil Calling Out My Name
Devil Calling Out My Name is an edit of the rhythmic opener from London duo Delta Ladies' album REFUGEE. Diana Stone (fiddle & piano) and Vicky Martin (guitar & chromatic dulcimer) are joined by Alan Glen (Yardbirds) and percussionist Danny Bryan (Bex Marshall) for a darkly original roots based song with a contemporary rhythm.
Pelle Johanson - Bring Down The Clouds
Pelle Johanson is mostly known ass bass-player and harmony vocalist for Mikael Persson, but after the success of his song Mist from HYMNNS FROM HOME, this new song from Hemifrån'scompilation CD, HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS, could very well be included on his forthcoming, debut solo album.