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Eileen Rose – Long Shot Novena (2002)

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B0010YPH1CBy the time Eileen Rose’s debut album, Shine Like It Does, came out in 2001, the female singer/songwriter boom of the ’90s was unofficially over. Major labels were no longer going out of their way to find the next Alanis Morissette, the next Fiona Apple, or the next Sarah McLachlan. But talented female singer/songwriters had not disappeared — they were still doing their thing even though they weren’t being hyped to death by major labels. And one of the more promising ones was Eileen Rose, whose second album, Long Shot Novena, is an enjoyably bluesy collection of roots rock and folk-rock. One hears a variety of influences on this release; Rose’s singing and writing have been influenced by everyone from Stevie Nicks and Marianne Faithfull to Bob Dylan. But Rose never sounds like she is emulating any of her influences; ultimately, the Boston native (now living in England) sounds like herself on “White Dove’s Awake,” “See How I Need You,” and other melodic yet gritty originals. Rose (who wrote all of the songs herself and plays guitar on all of them) is obviously well aware of the power of the blues; Long Shot Novena isn’t a blues album, but the singer/songwriter brings a lot of blues feeling to her roots rock and folk-rock. One of the CD’s best tracks is the poignant “For Marlene,” which she wrote for the mother of a young Boston woman who was murdered in 1997. Five years after Rose wrote “For Marlene,” the killer had yet to be caught — and Rose’s song explains that time had not healed the mother’s wounds. Meanwhile, Rose brings a strong country influence to “Big Dog,” but for the most part, she isn’t a country singer. Roots rock and folk-rock are the styles that usually prevail on this memorable sophomore outing.

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Karoline Hausted – Echoes (2013)

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kaTracks:

01 Maelstrom
02 How Sweet It Can Be
03 Camilla
04 Time In Mind
05 Echoes
06 Travelling
07 Strings
08 Long Lost
09 An Ocean In You

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VA – Classic Rock Presents: Bag of Bones (2013)

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clTracklist:

01. Devon Allman’s Honeytribe – Mercy Mercy
02. Leslie West – Third Degree
03. Europe – Bag of Bones
04. Walter Trout – Lonely
05. Don Airey – People in Your Head
06. Gov’t Mule – Railroad Boy
07. Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know
08. Healing Sixes – Fine Time
09. Warren Haynes – Hattiesburg Hustle
10. Steve Lukather – Transition
11. JJ Grey & Mofro – 99 Shades of Crazy
12. Robert Cray – Won’t Be Coming Home
13. Danny Bryant – Prisoner of the Blues

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Bonnie Whitmore – There I Go Again (2013)

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Bonnie Whitmore‘s second disc is crammed full of soulful, insistent Americana, with sharp-edged songs sometimes reminiscent of Tom Petty, delivered in a sure voice that’s both powerful and plaintive and throws in a touch of twang just when it feels most called for, as in the rootsy “Cryin’ Out for Me” and the elemental “The […]

Christy McWilson – The Lucky One (2000)

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Picketts singer Christy McWilson has one of those voices that, when you hear it, it matters little what she’s singing; the sound of her voice alone makes the experience worthwhile–think a throaty Kelly Willis. Producer Dave Alvin may describe her as a “roots-rock Sylvia Plath,” but between the warmth of her warble and the perkiness […]

Caitlin Rose ‎– NoiseTrade Eastside Manor Sessions (2013)

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The smoky, soulful sounds of Caitlin Rose in this exclusive live performance EP. Backed by a top-notch band of players she had hand-picked solely for this session, Caitlin re-imagines songs from her latest album, The Stand-In, dressed in a lounge-tinged, vintage country vibe.” Tracks: 01 – Golden Boy 02 – Pink Champagne 03 – Old […]

Devendra Banhart – Mala (2013)

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Folk vagabond Devendra Banhart has shared more details about his new album, Mala, his first studio album since 2009’s What Will We Be. The record will be out on March 12 through his new home label Nonesuch. That’s the cover art, above, painted by Banhart himself. The album title, Mala, was inspired by Banhart’s fiancée, […]