That terrible pun in the CD title refers to the fact that vocalist, bass guitarist, song writer and band leader Heather Crosse, originally from Louisiana, is now based in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where she has backed up the likes of Jody Williams, Bob Margolin and James “Super Chikan” Johnson, in addition to regularly appearing with her own band as Heavy Suga’ & The Sweetones at the Ground Zero blues club, part-owned by actor Morgan Freeman – she refers to this on the appropriately named ‘Clarksdale Shuffle’.From the opening early 60s R&B flavoured strut of the sassy ‘My Man Called Me’ (from Big Mama Thornton) and the moody blues of the original ‘Why Does A Woman Need A Bass Guitar’ through to the fine uptempo swinging blues of ‘Call On Me’ and the closing ‘You Don’t Move Me No More’, another sassy number from Big Mama Thornton (and Heather’s growl runs her close), this is a totally convincing album.
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Amanda Fish Band is Kansas City Blues Rock band, pulling from such influences as Tom Waits, Ry Cooder, R.L. Burnside, and Koko Taylor.A powerhouse quartet comprised of vocalist Amanda Fish, guitarist Sean McDonnell, bassist Jim Kent, and drummer Cole Dillingham.The band features hypnotic, slide-heavy guitar riffs and a ‘from-the-gut’ female vocal locked into a sturdy groove that gives this band their unique and compelling sound.
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Sauvage, aux accents de Banjo, d’harmonica, de guitare pedal-steel est résolument Country-Pop. Un mélange qui nous fait voyager dans l’univers de Sophie Tapie remplie d’humour, d’idéaux, de lucidité et de liberté. Qui saura séduire un large public.
Chicago rock troupe Tortoise will return in January with a new LP titled The Catastrophist, the quintet’s first album since 2009’s Beacons of Ancestorship.The Catastrophist features 11 new meticulously crafted tracks, the album, unlike past all-instrumental efforts, will feature vocals on two songs courtesy of a pair of special guests: U.S. Maple/Dead Rider’s Todd Rittmann sings on Tortoise’s cover of David Essex’s “Rock On” and Yo La Tengo’s Georgia Hubley contributes to the soul ballad “Yonder Blue.”
Fiddler and vocalist Jamie Harper is the latest young grass sideman to produce their own solo album, Old Pal, released today on Mountain Fever Records. It’s full of the lively, aggressive, and utterly infectious sound that defines today’s contemporary bluegrass, highlighting Harper as an agile bowman, band leader, and assembler of bluegrass talent.The supporting musicians consist primarily of members of Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice, with whom Harper currently performs, and Doyle Lawson’s Quicksilver. But they are all pickers and singers close to Jamie’s age, and players he has grown up with as they all became professional calibre musicians.
Rocket From The Tombs is back. ‘Black Record’ delivers eight new tracks, as well as definitive recordings of Rocket classics ‘Sonic Reducer’ and ‘Read It And Weep’ and a cover of The Sonics’ ‘Strychnine.’ Still fighting mad.
Fronted by founding members Crocus Behemoth and Craig Bell, ‘Black Record’ delivers anthems borne of decades of raw energy coupled with decades of experienced musicianship, firmly assuring its place in the extraordinary history of the band.
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Filmed on June 26th this year as The Who celebrated their fiftieth anniversary, this stunning show from London s famous Hyde Park is a triumphant return to their home city. On a glorious summer evening the band delivered a brilliant performance of all their greatest hits in front of a 50,000 strong crowd. With a series of stunning backdrops making full use of the huge screens surrounding the stage and an exceptional light show this is a Who concert on a grand scale but as Pete Townshend says at the start of the show You re a long way away…but we will reach you! . He s absolutely true to his word.
Listening to Jake Robison’s Como Mansion, you’d never know it was his debut album. It’s an assured hand sketching Mansion’s charcoal portraits of simple love, bruised souls and grasping at whatever pleasures the world can offer, moving so confidently through these 11 songs, each redolent of an appreciation for troubadours whose music is beloved, even if the mainstream doesn’t always appreciate their particular skills of observation. The Fort Worth singer-songwriter, working mostly in a folk vein with occasional detours into full-blown country, vocally recalls Ryan Adams, circa the amphetamine grit of Heartbreaker (close your eyes during Darkest of Times, and you’d swear you’re listening to an Adams outtake), but instead of slavish recreation, Robison uses his gifts to craft a richly compelling follow-up to his 2012 EP Simple Recordings.
Brennen Leigh even assembled a quartet of singers (dubbed the Leftones) that includes Jenn Miori Hodges from The Carper Family, Selena Rosenblam from Rosie and the Ramblers, and Austin performers Roger Wallace and Brian Kremer. This record was a family affair, and every string was pulled to make sure each specific part was up to the standards Lefty’s original recordings and legacy set. Brennen sings these songs with such exquisite love and passion, so if nothing else, this album makes a brilliant vessel for her voice.