The Gentle Guest “Cast Off Your Human Form” (Amble Down Records 2010)

There’s a lot going on in this album Cast Off Your Human Form the second full-length from Eau Claire WI quartet The Gentle Guest, rollicking rock, bold brass, vaudeville vocals, slick song-writing blended and distilled into this fine collection of songs – the band draw influences from all over the musical landscape and there no filler throughout the dozen tracks on show here that will take you on a rollicking forty-five minute ride, don’t expect a quiet night in when you invite The Gentle Guest over for cocktails and Hors d’œuvres.

Single / label approved: Judgement

Bonus tracks, one each from the bands previous full length and their debut EP

Longfellow (Our Little Ruckus EP)

Down at the Still (We Are Bound To Save Some Souls Tonight)

Cast of Your Human Form” is released tomorrow, you can get your hands on a copy of the album and the bands previous releases  at Amble Down Records

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Odds N Ends

This is a bit of an exclusive for Diverse Records. Simone got in touch with us and told us that he’d recorded a solo album. He’d re-recorded a host of The Duke & The King and Felice Brothers songs with just him, a microphone and an acoustic guitar. It was going to coincide with his solo tour of the UK and be sold on merch stands. Then came the bombshell, ‘do you want to release it on vinyl?’.

Of course, we said yes. It sounds amazing. For those of you that like a back story, Simone was rushed into hospital a couple of months ago, a post appeared on his website saying…

Diverse Records

Dave Rawlings Machine @ NPR, including the marvellous Ruby

Photo : Mark Seliger (NPR)

Pete Molinari has announced a round of live dates in the UK for September

Pete Molinari UK Tour
September 16th Cluny- Newcastle, UK
September 17th Sneaky Pete’s- Edinburgh, UK
September 18th Stereo- Glasgow, UK
September 20th Brudenell Social Club- Leeds, UK
September 21st Bodega Social Club- Nottingham, UK
September 22nd The Glee Club- Birmingham, UK
September 23rd Thekla- Bristol, UK
September 24th Picturedrome- Northampton, UK
September 26th Academy 3- Manchester, UK
September 27th Audio- Brighton, UK
September 28th The Jazz Cafe- London, UK

Photo Credit : Paul Kelly : Myspace
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Chris Knight – Mountain Stage

Photo Credit: Thirty Tigers
Photo Credit: Thirty Tigers

Chris Knight’s Trailer Tapes II was a favourite album of mine from 2009, there are no songs on this Mountain Stage set from either of the Trailer Tapes albums but it serves as further evidence for me that Chris is at is best in troubadour mode – just the man, his words and the acoustic for accompaniment.

Down on the Rural Route
Danville
Heart of Stone
Enough Rope
Hell Ain’t Half Full

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