Beth Hart – Fire on the Floor

Beth Hart’s New Release

Fire On The Floor

Beth Hart continues to produce quality work at a creditable output rate.  She also continues to distance herself from the somewhat restrictive descriptor of ‘blues siren’.

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Jodi Martin’s Saltwater


There is a lot to like in Jodi Martin‘s Saltwater.

It was produced by classy roots performer Shane Nicholson who has proven many times to be a talented ally in the studio (Kasey ChambersCatherine Britt, Josh Rennie-Hynes and Oh Pep, to name a few).

All thirteen songs here are telling originals, with three co-written with folk journeyman Arlo Guthrie (son of Woody) and one with noted musician/producer Jeff Lang.

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Wilco’s Schmilco

 

Wilco Announces New Album And Streams Track 

 

Remember Nilsson Schmilsson, Harry Nilsson‘s iconic 1971 album?

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Kaia Kater’s Nine Pin Is Striking

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Kaia Kater
Album – Nine Pin

It is stripped back and measured, but Kaia Kater has a lot to say.

Her new (and second) album Nine Pin (via Kingswood Records) delves into issues faced by African-Americans today and reflects on her own heritage duality.   Born of African-Caribbean descent in Québec, she has deep ties both to Canadian folk and Appalachian music through her time spent in West Virginia.

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Sweet Jean’s ‘Main Street’

New Video and Tour Dates

Melbourne Duo Sweet Jean

img_2195Sweet Jean’s new album Monday to Friday is very imposing read my full review.

The duo (Alice Keath and Sime Nugent) has released a video for their new single ‘Main Street’, ahead of an East Coast tour in support of their stellar new release.

‘Main Street’ draws loosely on 1980 New Wave and William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience.  It is about changing and fallible beliefs, memories, and aspirations as we grow up.

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A Grand Statement From Robert Ellis

robert ellis stBetween Melbourne, San Francisco and Nashville, I have seen Robert Ellis perform a half-dozen times, all since 2013.

Just about every time, it has been him and an acoustic or electric guitar solo, or occasionally a side-kick or two.

He has a distinctive and powerful voice, including an impressive range.  His songs are full of images and feelings that are tangible and profound – a consummate singer-songwriter-guitarist.

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Elizabeth Cook – Exodus of Venus

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Elizabeth Cook, the bold and sassy Nashville singer-songwriter has just released a new album Exodus of Venus (Agent Love Records/Thirty Tigers), her first since 2010’s excellent Welder*.

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