Beyond is the latest release from Italy’s number one roots rockers Lowlands and the follow up to the excellent Gypsy Child which we featured on Beat Surrender a couple of years ago, although not a complete departure from their previous work the album is a definite shift in style and and it shifts easily up and down the genre gears from punk rock to acoustic ballads through the ten track offering.
The band were originally formed in Pavia near Milan in 2008 by British-born singer-songwriter Edward Abbiati, releasing their debut album The Last Call in the same year, Beyond is their third album and they have released an EP and contributed to a number of other releases, after a period of extensive touring in late 2012 into 2001 the band condensed to a core trio of Abbiati, Roberto Diana (guitars) and Francesco Bonfiglio (keyboards & and accordion) on their . . . → Read More: Lowlands – Beyond
The musical tradition of Cape Breton beautifully interpreted by two skilled custodians of note bringing their artistry to bear in a collection of fine tracks, the album includes both instrumentals and tracks sung in the Scots Gaelic dialect – Mary Jane Lamond being one the few remaining Scots Gaelic singers on the island learning and spreading the endangered language through the art of the song, her collaborator on this recording Wendy MacIsaac is recognised as one of Cape Breton’s finest exponents of the fiddle – the instrument centric to the island musical traditional.
Hoireann Ó Rathill Iù Ó
SEINN (pronounced “shane” and meaning ‘sing’) strives to balance the traditional and original compositions of the Gaelic song and the juxtaposition of vibrant fiddle tunes, the material for the project was learnt from the recordings of older Cape Breton singers and fiddle players, along with tracks from the artists existing repertoires . . . → Read More: Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac – SEINN
Five timeless songs re-worked with aplomb You Gotta Roll is the new release from roots musician Woody Pines dipping deep into the great American songbook the EP includes tracks penned by Dock Boggs – Red Rockin’ Chair, Leadbelly’s – Ham & Eggs, Hank Williams Can’t Keep You Off My Mind and Treat You Right – Washington Phillips/Casey Jones and is completed by opener Long Gone Lost John.
The Woody Pines band features Zack Pozebanchuck (Upright Bass), Lyon Graulty (Clarinet, Lead Guitar, Vocals), Mike Gray (Drums) and Woody himself on lead vocals, guitar. An infectious fifteen minutes set that’ll have you hitting the repeat button over and over.