Meghan Hayes- Seen Enough Leavers review

Meghan Hayes Seen Enough Leavers Cranky Heartburn Music Noir as song is sometimes difficult to identify, but always seems slightly pretentious when done in reviews: what does it even mean? Well, give a listen to “Georgette,” lead track from Meghan Hayes’ Seen Enough Leavers. “Tomorrow afternoon we’ll go into town. Tomorrow afternoon we’ll go into… Continue reading Meghan Hayes- Seen Enough Leavers review

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Dervish- The Great Irish Songbook review

Dervish The Great Irish Songbook Rounder Records Northwest Ireland’s favourite band, Dervish returns with a well-executed collection of songs suitably entitled The Great Irish Songbook. Much as other performers of the Celtic variety have done—The Chieftains, Altan, Sharon Shannon among them—Dervish looks to North Americana (I typed that accidentally, and decided it somehow seemed appropriate!)… Continue reading Dervish- The Great Irish Songbook review

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Chad Richard- Worthy Cause review

Chad Richard Worthy Cause ChadRichardSongs.com With a soulful country voice reminiscent of both Chris Stapleton (“Right Now” and “Worthy Cause,” just two songs where he gets especially pensive and low-nsome) and the elevated backwoods poetry favoured by Darrell Scott (“German Angel”: “limestone walls over streets of gold”), Chad Richard [REE-shard, y’all] has released a memorable… Continue reading Chad Richard- Worthy Cause review

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Shawn Lane/Richard Bennett & Carolina Blue reviews

Two (delayed) reviews have been published at Country Standard Time: it seems to be taking longer to receive CD via the mail, despite the best efforts of PR and record company folks. I appreciate those industry members who continue to see value in servicing me with CDs for review consideration. Shawn Lane and Richard Bennett… Continue reading Shawn Lane/Richard Bennett & Carolina Blue reviews

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Molly Tuttle- When You’re Ready & Joey Landreth- Hindsight reviews

My review of Molly Tuttle’s ‘debut’ album is published over at Country Standard Time. I am well aware of who she is and why she is well-respected, but I just don’t hear bluegrass in her music- not on the previous Rise, and certainly not here. What I do appreciate is her ‘big tent’ approach to… Continue reading Molly Tuttle- When You’re Ready & Joey Landreth- Hindsight reviews

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Tim Gartland- Satisfied review

Tim Gartland Satisfied Taste Good Music TimGartland.com A singing-songwriting country & blues harp player? Yes, please. One listen to Satisfied is enough to confirm: you were looking for Tim Gartland without even knowing he exists. His spoken-word singing approach—Tom Wilson (Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Junkhouse) is fair comparison, as may be latter-day Mose Allison—is… Continue reading Tim Gartland- Satisfied review

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Josh Hyde- Into the Soul review

Josh HydeInto the Soul http://www.JoshHyde.com I love all kinds of music—acoustic, electric, bluegrass, roots, country, and blues, rock and soul, big tent and niche, old and new, bubblegum, dance, and prog, mainstream, never-streamed, and long-deleted. I love music. What I most enjoy being a person who gets to write about music, having no personal rhythm… Continue reading Josh Hyde- Into the Soul review

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