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Eight Dollar Mountain – Riverboat Gambler (2012)

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eiEight Dollar Mountain is Mark Lackey on dobro (resonator guitar), Stuart Green on banjo, Peter Koelsch on bass, Darren Campbell on guitar, and Phil Johnson on mandolin. These five talents add up to a rollicking, rhythmical ride that seduces listeners with sweet, high and harmonized lonesomeness.The infectious sound of Eight Dollar Mountain is a unique style the quintet affectionately describes as Southern Oregon Bluegrass. It s an exciting mix of driving bluegrass rhythms, monstrous vocal harmony arrangements, and impeccable songwriting.The 12-track collection is filled with ancient tones, figurative melodies and dark, vivid narratives. It alludes to themes and images of generations past, all with a modern sound and swagger.

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Carthy Hardy Farrell Young – Laylam (2013)

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caThis coming together of four highly respected folk artists (Eliza Carthy, Bella Hardy, Lucy Farrell and Kate Young) has been trailed for a few months now, with intriguing quotes from Eliza Carthy such as “we had such a good time, and such nice tunes, that we thought we would make this album as an excuse to hang out some more.” All four women are known for their attention grabbing vocals and also as top notch fiddle players, but, with their very different styles and backgrounds, just what sort of music would such a collaboration produce? It seemed highly unlikely that we’d merely get a female Feast of Fiddles and indeed the 12 tracks of the Laylam album could hardly be more different.

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Buck Owens – Honky Tonk Man (2013)

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BUCKNew collection of unreleased tracks from the late Country great. Given the opportunity to record a large group of songs that reached far beyond his own best-known works, Buck enjoyed the rare chance to stretch out and have fun performing the hits of other Country singers. Over the course of this collection, pulled from the vast trove of material Buck recorded for Hee Haw, Owens provides us with a concise tutorial on the history of country music. Many of the songs Buck recorded for Hee Haw were originally recorded by some of Buck’s biggest and earliest influences like Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, Hank Williams, Jack Guthrie and Hank Snow amongst others. The CD’s title track, ‘Honky Tonk Man,’ is a song first popularized by Johnny Horton in 1956. Thirty years later, it became an even bigger hit for Dwight Yoakam (about a decade after Buck had recorded the song for Hee Haw).

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Emmylou Harris – Bluebird (1990)

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Bluebird was an Emmylou Harris album from 1989, which merged a number of eclectic songs (including work by the McGarrigle Sisters, Tom Rush and Rodney Crowell) with polished, country music production. It included her most recent top-ten country-charting single, “Heartbreak Hill”. The album enjoyed renewed interest in 2004 when The Sopranos introduced its fifth season […]

Hillbilly Moon Explosion – Raw Deal (2010)

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With a string of superb releases to their credit, and several years of touring behind them, Hillbilly Moon Explosion finally get major label distribution and look set to be discovered by the more mainstream audience that has already taken Imelda May to it’s heart.Rockabilly Music is once again being noticed by the general media and […]

Willard Grant Conspiracy – Mojave (1999)

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Willard Grant Conspiracy — a musical collective with Robert Fisher and Paul Austin in the songwriting chairs — probes deep into desolate, country territory; the songwriting sensibility draws from West Texas and American Gothic. A core band is aided by players numbering in the double digits, some from indie-rock (Codeine, Come, the Silos and Sugar), […]

The Lost Pines – Sweet Honey (2011)

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Bluegrass is the ugly stepchild of Austin music. Its supporters are a cult of folk fanatics that inhabit the fringe of the scene, so the Lost Pines have their work cut out for them. A sixpiece fronted by vocalists Talia Bryce and Christian Ward, the Pines’ mix of high lonesome and Texas country influences comes […]

Various Artists – A Tribute To Joni Mitchell (2007)

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01. Free Man In Paris    Sufjan Stevens 02. The Boho Dance    Björk 03. Dreamland    Caetano Veloso 04. Don’t Interrupt the Sorrow    Brad Mehldau 05. For the Roses    Cassandra Wilson 06. A Case of You    Prince 07. Blue    Sarah McLachlan 08. Ladies of the Canyon     Annie Lennox 09. Magdalene Laundries    Emmylou Harris 10. Edith and the […]