Category Archives: Acoustic

Lizabett Russo – Running With Wolves



I seem to be getting an inordinate number of emails lately with bands / tracks featuring Wolf / Wolves, this is one I rather like, it’s the title track from Lizabett’s forthcoming debut long player, a singer/songwriter based in Scotland – but originally from Transylvania, we featured her excellent self-released EP The Traveller’s Song on Beat Surrender a couple of year ago. The album launch date is the 24th of July at The Blue Lamp (Aberdeen), here’s another track from the album the whet the appetite.



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Emily Barker – The Toerag Session

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A Beat Surrender favourite Emily Barker has a new solo acoustic recording out later this year with funding through Pledge music, there’s a nice selection of choices including vinyl, for which I have of course already got my order in, for more info on the project and details of goodies click here.

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March tour dates with Red Clay Halo collaborator Gill Sandell.

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Justin Townes Earle – Radio Songs

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Justin Townes Earle – 1 – Ain’t Glad I’m Leaving

Justin Townes Earle – 2 – Who Am I To Say

Justin Townes Earle – 3 – Lone Pine

Justin Townes Earle – 4 – They Killed John Henry

Justin Townes Earle – 5 – Mama’s Eyes

Justin Townes Earle – 6 – I’m Leaving You This Lonesome Song

Justin Townes Earle – 7 – Down in the Valley

Justin Townes Earle – 8 – Lone Pine Hill

Justin Townes Earle – 9 – Hard Livin’

Justin Townes Earle – 10 – Who Am I to Say

Justin Townes Earle – 11 – I Don’t Care

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra – Talk About The Weather – UK Spring / Summer 2014

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Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra are releasing their album entitled Talk About The Weather at the perfect time given the British preoccupation with all things meteorological particularly as the odd day of sunshine is on the horizon with summer allegedly about to burst forth, and even if ‘it’ fails to deliver then this album has the verve to lift the clouds and let the rays shine to light up up your mood.

Following on a trio of very successful tours of the UK and Ireland, the band have developed there music style to include a veritable selection box of material, including ragtime, country, mambo and a good old croon, alongside the weather there’s a bunch of more topical issues including coffee, HS2, arcade gambling and rogue landlords. The Newcastle-upon-Tyne band will be taking their self coined “North Eastern Swing” on a jaunt across the UK including a host of festival dates June through to September and into Euroland later in the year.

The album is out on the 7th of July and available on CD, vinyl & download, here’s your teaser track Junk on the Radio


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JUNE
Fri 6 Newcastle upon Tyne Robert Stephenson’s Boiler Shop
Fri 13 Hartley Wintney, Hants. Hartley Wintney Cricket Club
Sat 21 Douglas, IOM BIG WHEEL BLUES FESTIVAL
Fri 27 Cardiff The Moon Club GLASNOST FESTIVAL
Sun 29 Newcastle upon Tyne Robert Stephenson’s Boiler Shop,
EAT! FESTIVAL
JULY
Fri 11 Newcastle upon Tyne The Cluny Album Launch
Fri 18 Retford, Notts. St. John’s Hall
Sat 19 Salisbury LARMER TREE FESTIVAL
Mon 21 Cardiff St. David’s Hall WELSH PROMS
Mon 21 Liverpool The Caledonia,
LIVERPOOL AMERICANA FESTIVAL
Tues 22 Edinburgh Venue TBC,
EDINBURGH JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL
Fri 25 Châteauneuf-du-Faou, France FEST JAZZ
Mon 28 Worth Matravers, nr. Swanage The Square & Compass
AUGUST
Fri 8 London Green Note
Sat 9 Charlbury,WILDERNESS FESTIVAL, Cornbury Park
Sun 10 Winchester BOOMTOWN FAIR, Matterley Bowl
Mon 11 Broadstairs, Kent The Pavilion,
Fri 15 Scholar Green, Cheshire JUST SO FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER
Fri 5 London The Harrison Bar, King’s Cross
Sun 7 Downend, Isle of Wight BESTIVAL, Robin Hill Country Park
Fri 26 Preston Ashlar House, Swingaroo Vintage Dancehall

Kathy Kallick – Cut To The Chase

Kathy Kallick - Cut to the Chase

Kathy Kallick’s album Cut to the Chase is an object lesson in contemporary acoustic roots music, an album that combines traditional bluegrass instrumentation with pedal steel, literate musings and enough stylistic turns to keep it flowing along guided by Kallick’s distinct vocals.



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