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Ben Olson – With Nothing Framed (2012)

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PO2-V1FZ-001.pdfBen Olson: Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica and Glockenspiel
Kevin Klempp: Banjo
Jamie Kitlurchuck: Mandolin and Lap Steel
Laine Cherkewick: Bass, Piano, Organ and Skillet
Ben Sir: Background vocals
Liam Copeland: Background vocals

mp3 VBR~243 kbps | 86 MB | UL

Susan McKeown – Bushes & Briars (1998)

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suFor her foray into traditional music, American-based Irish singer Susan McKeown hasn’t chosen the safe path. By including instruments like tabla, French horn, and clarinet–none of which are associated with Celtic music–she’s stretching the boundaries of the genre. But the fascinating, often daring arrangements serve merely to frame her voice, which is often shown starkly, even unaccompanied. With guests like Morocco’s Hassan Hakmoun, former Planxty man Andy Irvine, and Solas’s Seamus Egan, she has a first-class crew behind her, but she, and her haunting voice, remain the real stars of the show, offering a radiant path to the heart of the songs here. Her selection of material (both in English and Gaelic) veers far from the tried and true, but even on a song like “Bonny Boy,” she marks it with her own identity. Bushes and Briars is a complete triumph, establishing McKeown as one of the top contemporary Celtic singers.

mp3 320 kbps | 115 MB | UL

Folk Soul Revival – Prompting the Dapperness (2012)

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PrintFolk Soul Revival is a harmony drenched, boot stomping, rowdy, rootsy Americana band from the Appalachian mountain region of Virginia/Tennessee.

Daniel Davis- Guitar, vocals
Brandon Sturgill- Upright bass, acoustic bass, electric bass, vocals
Justin Venable- Guitjo, harmonica, kazoo, vocals
Daniel Vanover- Guitar, Harmonica, Dobro, Vocals
Dan Witt- Drums

mp3 160 kbps | 57 MB | UL | CL