The significance of Northern Rock in the UK is likely not to have got much news coverage in the US, after all they had their own financial problems to deal with, so this is not a album attacking the UK financial fuck-ups (though there is the odd profanity in the songs).
If you’re not familiar with the music of Eastbound Jesus via their excellent debut release Holy Smokes then theirs is a blend of alt-country, americana, bluegrass and country with a New York roots rock twist.
Northern Rock follows in the footsteps of Holy Smokes combining stompers, hollers, laid back laments and irresistible foot tappers, the six-piece Greenwich based band are Adam Brockway (guitar), Carl Anderson (drums) Anderson (banjo) Dylan Robinson (guitar), Dave Wright (bass) and Zack Infante (lap steel, guitar, mandolin) all six members contribute to the vocals, recommend you kick back, crack . . . → Read More: Eastbound Jesus – Northern Rock
The Reconciliation – My Darling Clementine
The wonderful My Darling Clementine are back with another album The Reconcilliation and are raising funds for the release and promo videos via Pledge, going to be a good ‘un, make your Pledge here
The new My Darling Clementine album is on it’s way. We want you to be part of it. Share the love, spread the heartache. Dear all
Well the new MDC album is almost made and we are thrilled with how it is turning out.
However, we really could use your support as we have the small matter of the studio bill to pay, and we plan to make 2 new videos to get the promotion under way.
The aim is to have the album out by September so we need to get cracking.
Those of you enjoyed “How Do You Plead” will get an even bigger kick out of . . . → Read More: The Reconciliation – My Darling Clementine – Pledge Campaign
As a fan of Sara Petite’s previous album Doghouse Rose I was hoping for more in a similar vein and that’s exactly what her new album Circus Comes to Town delivers, her wonderful and distinct twangy vocal is perfectly suited to the contemporary Americana influenced country that echoes the artistic stylings Loretta & Dolly and shares it’s musical DNA with the likes of Holly Williams and Ashley Monroe.
A native of Sumner, Washington Sara is now based out of San Diego where she’s a regular on the live music scene performing with backing band The Sugar Daddies who tragically lost one of their number, Sara’s ‘rock’ and fiancé John Kuhlken who died of a rare blood disease in 2011 (Sara Petite – Rides Again), Circus Comes to town is Sara’s fourth album and she enlisted her fans support through Kickstarter to get the recording out to the wider world. . . . → Read More: Sara Petite – Circus Comes To Town
Seems an appropriate time to put this up – to compare and contrast to the excellent new album The Stand-in
Caitlin Rose’s album Own Side featured in my top albums of 2010 and has been on regular rotation since it’s release, my only disappointment is it’s not available on vinyl unlike Caitlin’s previous releases Dead Flowers and Gorilla Man, this year I’ve listened to a number of radio shows, session tracks and audio-visuals featuring songs from Caitlin’s latest album as well some great covers including one from Townes and one from Willy, so in the spirit of the season I’ve put a selection box of tracks together into one sweet compilation for you – get the whole album or individual tracks below.
On this side of the water Caitlin has been a real hit and has gathered a lot of positive press and critical acclaim, quite an achievement for a act . . . → Read More: Caitlin Rose “Live, covers and others”