Sleeper is the title of the most recent album by Kan, a contemporary Celtic music band based in the UK. Kan features some of the finest musicians in the current Irish and Scottish roots music scene. The musicians describe their act as “a homogenous quartet of lead instruments.”The four musicians demonstrate admirable skill as instrumentalists and perform highly creative music. Kan composes original material that combines traditional music from Great Britain and Ireland with Asturian jigs from Spain, Breton dances from France and modern jazz elements. Although the interplay of flutes, whistles and fiddles are in the forefront, rhythm, specially drums, plays an essential role in Kan’s music with inspired drum kit work and expert tempo changes.
Release in December 2012, A Wayfarer’s Lament is a chapter on lifes beginnings, endings, and the hope that shines through it all. Uplifting honest songs that go deep. Simple arrangements create a beautifully sparse room of sound and soul. Featuring many of the same musicians as on Tex Smith, and To a Bird Singing Woe, A Wayfarer’s Lament follows the first two like Part 3 of a story. All original songs, written and produced in Austin Texas by Tex Smith along with Brother Machine. A great follow up to his first two records, you will want all 3.
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Hundreds Of Lions was crafted over three years – an unprecedented, luxurious amount of time that allowed Erin to nurture new songs to life, and gave producer Sam Kassirer the freedom to produce a watershed, modern Erin McKeown album, with her voice as its center. Sam and Erin retreated to a farmhouse studio in rural New England and experimented. They squished acoustic sounds through synthesizers. They programmed electronic squiggles to mingle with orchestral strings recorded in a country church down the street. Brass and woodwinds, traditionally last, were recorded very early on so they built the core of the record instead of just being layered on top.The result is a record fit to bookend the first ten years of a dynamic career of a unique American artist.
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New,Grassmarket second record, You are for the Ocean, is a collection of twelve intimate songs featuring the band’s trademark mix of deftly played old-time and electric instruments. The songwriters, Penelope and Dan, share their searingly honest explorations of raising a young family, of life by the sea, and of the kind of grief that tears […]
Tracks: 01. I Got Drunk 02. Sin City 03. Gun 04. I Wanna Destroy You 05. Sauget Wind 06. Looking For a Way Out 07. Take My Word 08. That Year 09. Pickle River mp3 320 kbps | 61 MB | UL | CL
In the vein of such inviting indie folk crooners as Iron & Wine, Laura Veirs, and the seemingly hundreds of folks attempting to be the next Elliott Smith without the unpleasant end, Sera Cahoone’s self-described goal in her official press kit is to be seen as “a musical love child of Buck Owens and Cat […]
Fleetwood Mac celebrate the 35th anniversary of their 1977 masterpiece Rumours with an expanded and deluxe reissue via Rhino Records. For those looking for something a little smaller, a new expanded edition CD set will feature the album plus the two new discs from the box – so, if you’ve got the 2004 edition, you’re […]
“One of the shining jewels in the crown of Canada’s new songwriters”- Tom Power CBC Radio 2 Recommended if You Like: EmmyLou Harris Kathleen Edwards Neko Case mp3 320 kbps | 98 MB | UL
The Stray Birds, has been called the one of the finest young bands on the folk circuit and NPR named their debut record one of the 10 best folk releases of the year.New bands seeking to make a lasting impression on a nationwide audience are often inclined to lay it all on the line from […]
Dawson is justifiably an in-demand producer for such roots-based artist as Jim Byrnes, Kelly Joe Phelps, Old Man Luedecke, the Sojourners and the Deep Dark Woods. He also finds time to run the Black Hen label and put out solo albums pretty regularly. His fine 2008 effort, Telescope, was all-instrumental, based around his pedal steel […]
The Greetings From… series anthologizes classic Country & Western performances (and a few pop folks thrown in for good measure) by legendary artists who were popular in the golden era of the 1950’s and 60’s. Each volume in the series features songs written about a particular state as a music theme… . Includes tracks from […]