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Maverick Music Volume 19

Maverick Music Volume 19 features track from SJ, Fred’s House, Alison Brown & more


SJ – Nashville

When Brent Mason drops by your session, comments “great tune,” then grabs a guitar and rips a solo you know you just might be on to something. SJ, a singer songwriter from Cambridge has many such stories from her time in Nashville recording her debut album NASHVILLE SESSIONS. “I was inspired to write this track (Nashville) after jamming in the Broadway bars, such an amazing experience. I did have a return ticket, but wished I didn’t!”


Fred’s House – Shut Up And Dance

Fred’s House is an indie-folk-pop band with West Coast influences and catchy harmony-lead songs. Having extensively toured the UK and played some big festivals, their outstanding live shows are gathering them rave reviews from all corners of the country as well as an ‘Under the Apple Tree’ session with Bob Harris. Shut Up And Dance is the first single from their upcoming second album FAULTLINES, out Spring 2016 with a UK Tour.


Alison Brown – Carolina In The Pines

On Carolina in the Pines, from acclaimed banjoist Alison Brown’s new record THE SONG OF THE BANJO, Brown’s banjo lines are melodic and beautiful as she re-imagines the Michael Martin Murphy classic. She is joined by guest vocalists, the Indigo Girls, whose trademark harmonies give warmth and freshness to the track. Dynamic, introspective and even romantic, THE SONG OF THE BANJO is an album for people who didn’t know they liked the banjo. For banjo lovers, Alison Brown’s new CD rekindles that affair.


Donna Ulisse – I’m In For A Long Ride

I'm In For A Long Ride is taken from Donna Ulisse's latest release, HARD CRY MOON, which offers more proof that, whether she is interpreting the work of others or her own compositions, she has earned her spot as one of bluegrass music's most captivating artists. The album made it to number one in Roots Music Report and number 3 in the Euro Americana charts in October 2015.


The Open Secrets – Rain Upon The Sea

Rain Upon The Sea is the title track from the new Open Secrets album. Inspired by the novel 'Fugitive Pieces' it is a tale of love and human frailty in the face of the Holocaust and its aftermath. The Open Secrets write and play the kind of Americana that will put you in mind of the Old Crow Medicine Show, but with an emotional intensity that is all their own.


Buffy Ford Stewart – Little Road And A Stone To Roll

Little Road And A Stone To Roll is a beautiful track taken from Buffy Ford Stewart's new EP, ANGEL RAIN and written by her late husband, John Stewart. For the new collection Buffy returns with her unique brand of elegant and optimistic Americana with five ethereal new tracks.


Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou – Expatriot

Expatriot is the title track from the new album by Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou, produced by Ethan Johns, recorded live at his home studio. The song is an abridged version of a longer poem of the same name written by Trevor Moss, a lyrical torrent of consciousness painting a pallet knife picture of our nation as it stands precariously on the brink of self-anhiliation.


Ashton Lane – Seventeen

NASHVILLE HEART is the new album of 15 original storytelling songs by Scottish band Ashton Lane, most of which were co-written between the band and their fans. Vocalist Esther O'Connor explains: "We reached out to our supporters to share their stories with us - the result is NASHVILLE HEART featuring lyrics that we would otherwise have never written - we are grateful to our fans for helping us create something very special."


The Southern Companion – Crash

1000 DAYS OF RAIN is the second album from The Southern Companion and finds them now firmly established in their own take on the Americana/alt country genre, a mid-Atlantic sonic whirlpool where the UK & US currents meet. Crash is the fiery album opener, an uptempo 'brush train' backbeat, hooky guitars, catchy melody and an infectious fiddle line make for a joyous sounding track, perfectly juxtaposed by the heartbroken cautionary lyric.


Dove & Boweevil Band - Firework

Dove & Boweevil started life as a duo with their successful acoustic album GETTING SOMEWHERE in 2011, forming a band shortly afterwards. Influenced by roots music, they released the eagerly awaited THIS LIFE album earlier this year. Firework, about a failed Boweevil date, is a country rocker, part inspired by the music of the mid 70s Tulsa musicians and also the more contemporary Dixie Dregs.


John Francis - Sometimes

After an 8 year wait, John Francis, is returning to the studio once again. Sometimes is his latest single release on vinyl and Francis has plans for a longer release coming soon.