The theme of the Texas Sapphires’ As He Wanders… is wrestling demons, but with glimmers of hope throughout, however fleeting. As the sophomore effort to the highly and widely claimed Lloyd Maines produced ‘Valley So Steep,’ the Austin-based outfit is back with twelve well-crafted and superbly executed songs featuring some of Texas finest: Scotty Matthews (Dixie Chicks, Derailers) on drums, Billy ‘Dee’ (Dale Watson, David Allen Coe) on bass and Tommy Detamore on dobro (Jim Lauderdale, Moe Bandy). Dual front persons Billy Brent Malkus and Rebecca Lucille Cannon churn out duets in the spirit and tradition of Porter & Dolly, George & Tammy, even John Doe & Exene Cervenka.
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Since releasing her first album in 2003, Zoe Mulford has established herself as a writer of contemporary folk songs with a grounding in traditional American, English, and Celtic music. “Coyote Wings” incorporates a wider range of sounds, showing the influence of contemporary songwriters like Richard Shindell and Suzanne Vega, slipping in a snatch of spoken word, and taking a few leaves from the Great American Songbook. The instrumentation includes drum kit, soprano sax, piano and clarinet as well as cello, viola, mandolin, cajon, and washboard.
Produced by Reckless Kelly’s Cody Braun, the third album from Missouri’s John D. Hale Band is a swaggering, distressed Southern melange of rough living, relationship troubles, and proud men fallen on hard times. While Hale finds sweet harmony with Dani Flowers on the starcrossed “Hearts Like Us,” even the rougher-sounding tunes never stray far from […]
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A “cosmic cowboy” in the country-rocking ’70s, Michael Martin Murphey revived his career as a cowboy traditionalist with this 1990 release. Mixing campfire chestnuts such as “Home on the Range, “I Ride an Old Paint,” and “Happy Trails” with contemporary hokum such as “Cowboy Logic,” the album returned the western to the music formerly known […]
James learned the rudiments of music at the piano, switching to the guitar at the age of 12.Initially he learnt his craft playing in local Pop and R&B bands but later focused on solo acoustic guitar work. He first made a name for himself in the folk clubs of the UK around 1968, playing arrangements […]