Luke Tuchscherer – You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense – Pledge Campaign

Luke Tuchscherer from The Whybirds is running a Pledge campaign to raise funds to release he solo album, the album was recorded with Tom Peters who had a hand on both previous The Whybirds’ albums Cold Blue Sky and A Little Blood. Keen to explore a his country side Luke has recorded, mixed and mastered the tracks for You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense but is looking for your help to get the physical product complete.

You can choose a Pledge from a range of options here and listed to a selection of tracks from the album here and now.

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Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds In Country Music

Sturgill Simpson’s debut album was one of my favourite releases of 2013, the album got it’s formal Euro release only recently via Loose which tied in nicely to Sturgill’s recent UK tour.
The follow up to the excellent High Top Mountain has the wonderful title Metamodern Sounds In Country Music and is due for release on the 12th May, enjoy the first single now and pre-order the album on CD or Vinyl at Loose


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Hearth Music are purveyors of some fine music which we’ve had the pleasure on listening to and talking about on BS for a few years, now the folks at Hearth Music have released a digital roots magazine, KITHFOLK, the publication is a full magazine design and style with some great original content supported by eye catching visuals and links for further investigation, the publication is quarterly and you can read the first edition by clicking here

Exclusive interviews with Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré, Smithsonian Folkways artist Elizabeth Mitchell, New Orleans roots activists Rising Appalachia and anarcho-folk legends Blackbird Raum. Lots of album reviews and streamable audio. Video premiere from Jon Pontrello of the Moondoggies, and an audio premiere of one of the world’s rarest 78rpm recordings. Northwest-based content like stories of logging camps in the 1970s and a poem/story from Northwest Native American culture. Beautiful original graphic design throughout.

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KITHFOLK is a quarterly magazine, so expect Issue #2 sometime in May 2014.

KITHFOLK is designed for the iPAD!! iPhone and tablets too. Just download the Creatavist app and search for KITHFOLK.

Update – Sturgill Simpson – UK / Ireland Tour 2014

Photo: Melissa Madison Fuller
Photo: Melissa Madison Fuller

Sturgill Simpson has added an extra date to his UK tour on 21st Feb – details of all show below, plus it gives me an excuse to post some more of his fine music.

Listen to Strugill’s recent interview with Baylen Leonard on Amazing.

Sturgill’s killer album High Top Mountain is set for it’s UK release on the wonderful Loose on Feb 17th on CD and vinyl.

13 Feb LONDON, Kings Place*
14 Feb BRIGHTON, The Palmeira
15 Feb BRISTOL, St. Bonaventure’s*
16 Feb NOTTINGHAM, The Maze
17 Feb MILTON KEYNES, The Stables*
18 Feb DUBLIN, Whelan’s*
19 Feb BELFAST, Errigle Inn*
21 Feb LONDON, St Pancras Old Church

*with Laura Cantrell

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