21/04/13 21:21 Filed in: Album Reviews
Willie Wright's first new studio album in 34 years!
Rhythm & Blues fans brought back his collectible 1978 classic LP "Telling the Truth," inspiring Willie to create this album of all new original compositions.
Willie Wright, the 1960's/70's Folk-Soul "mystery man" whose 1978 classic LP Telling the Truth was re-released in January 2011 on the prestigious archival label Numero Group , slipped quietly into Burlington, Vermont for a couple of weeks in May, 2011, joined by some lifelong local friends, to record his first studio album in more than 30 years. Currently coping with advanced Parkinsons, he said in an interview just before the recording sessions, “I can feel I’m losing it slowly, but I’m trying to hang on; that’s why we’re planning this session. That will be the last session I do. I’m not complaining. I’m just trying to speak the truth.” Read More...
26/02/13 23:01 Filed in: Album Reviews
The Traveler’s Journey is a visual journey though darkness and light expressed though the steel-string acoustic guitar. Artists like John Fahey, Robbie Basho and Leo Kottke defended the steel string acoustic guitar as a concert instrument with their careers, and this album draws influence from all three and others.
I would go a step further and say it's a subliminal homage to these great steel-string guitar players. Kyle Fosburgh seems to capture the essence of the steel-string. Feeling the moments and journeying over mountains. Whilst listening, memories come flowing back of a North American Raga or a dedication to Khalil Gibran.
"I was asked by the record company to sum up "my" philosophy of life and music. "My" philosophy is quite simple: soul first, technique later, or "Better to drink wine from the hands than water from a pretty cup"; of course the ultimate is wine from a pretty cup. Amen." Robbie Basho
Official site: http://www.kylefosburgh.com Read More...
26/02/13 22:47 Filed in: Album Reviews
2012 has seen the Crows win three international music awards (Top Celtic Rock Band and Top Fiddle Player at the Irish Music Awards; Top Folk Act, Exposure Music Awards.) They preformed at many festivals and venues all over the UK including Trowbridge Village Pump Fest; Purbeck Folk Fest; and Chapel Arts, Bath amongst many many more…performing approximately 160 shows throughout the last year.
The Roving Crows have already, this year produced an exclusive limited edition EP made available from January 26th, as a pre-release to their highly anticipated second album coming out in October 2013. Of course they will also be touring throughout the year. Read More...
26/02/13 22:12 Filed in: Album Reviews
Already familiar to fans of Freestyle Records acts Frootful and Lack Of Afro after supplying her memorable voice to tracks by both, as well as working with masters of the mellow; The Ambassadors Of Sorrow, Angeline Morrison's ability to craft subtle, yet very catchy melodies infused with folk, bossa nova, R&B and jazz rhythms and textures ensures her music sounds fresh, engaging and highly original.
Now signed to Freestyle Records as a solo artist in her own right, the music that Angeline creates has an ethereal, other worldly quality, due in no small part to the wide ranging styles and influences that inform her highly individual, quirky, song writing and vocal abilities. Stir in elements of 60s torch song style, hypnotic, exotic and eclectic melodies, and you begin to understand the myriad of musical textures Angeline blends into a homogeneous soundscape. Read More...
26/02/13 22:04 Filed in: Album Reviews
Singer-songwriter Mark Abis is coming to town. You probably won’t have heard of him, but his story reads like a Who’s Who of some of the most discerning and respected figures in the music business.Joe Boyd, the legendary record producer from the sixties who signed and produced Nick Drake, Fairport Convention and Pink Floyd, said “I have heard more than any one man's share of singer-songwriters, so it takes a lot to get my attention. His melodies are original, his vocals warm and distinctive, a real musical sensibility is obvious, with literary lyrics to boot. Mark Abis is my vote for one of the best of the new generation”. Read More...