Started in 2006 by Liam Fitzgerald and Tyler Johnson, Liam Fitzgerald and the Rainieros, is an original honky tonk, western swing, country and western band. Liam Fitzgerald is the song writer for the band. They have played all over the Northwest and have even ventured out to Montana, Utah, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Northern California.
Fear not guitar aficionados there is a new gun slinger in town and his name is Simon McBride. September 25 2012 marks the international release of Crossing The Line, the third album from McBride and the first in the U.S. Once people hear it they will no doubt be wondering why we haven’t heard of the guy before. He has been winning accolades all over the U.K and Europe since winning a young guitarist of the year competition at the age of fifteen and signed with Nugene in 2008. The Belfast born guitarist is Rory Gallagher, Gary Moore, Joe Bonamassa and Paul Rodgers rolled into one and his third album proves he is for real. The strong eleven tracks feature some of the best guitar tone on record. McBride was aided by guitar guru Mr. Paul Reed Smith himself who invited him to his personal studio to record, that’s some serious backing. The songs are mainly presented in the classic power trio format as McBride is joined by his wrecking crew of Paul Hamilton on drums and Carl Harvey on bass. Together they blast through riff heavy blues rock with surgical precision. Their take on the Blood Sweat and Tears horn band soul classic “Go Down Gamblin’” is simply mind bending. The fuzzed out rocker “Heartbreaker,” a McBride original, is worthy of the name, while the sweet soulful “Home To Me,” lilts across a groove so smooth it would seem more at home in Memphis than Ireland. McBride knows when to add even more fire to his majestic guitar sounds by mixing in superb vocalist Mia Simone to back him. The pair soar on the chorus of the power ballad “No Room To Breathe,” and get spunky on the funk rock rambler “Don’t Be A Fool.” McBride also proves it’s not all electric guitar trickery by showing of his prowess on the acoustic guitar on the bluegrass inspired folk tale “A Rock And A Storm.” The album ends with a re-recording of “Down To The Wire,” which has appeared on McBride’s’ previous albums but is given the full treatment here, creating the definitive version of what may become a rock guitar classic.
This is the first recording for Bo Weavil by English folk singer Stephanie Hladowski, coming together with regular recording artist, C Joynes. The Wild Wild Berry is a highly individual record that accents both of their respective styles. Chris’ melodic beauty is equally matched by Stephanie’s turn of phrase. The album contains their renditions of 11 British traditionals, some better-known than others. All the songs were mostly selected from archive recordings at Cecil Sharp House, and chosen on the basis of something unique about the original recording, rather than the song itself. Nothing about the record is a let-down — the simple melodies and powerful authority make this a recording that one will play a thousand times over.
The younger Dylan has admitted that the solo troubadour thing was only a career side road and being the frontman of a touring band remains his first love. Judging from these impressive results, he has picked up where he left off five years ago with an album that fits seamlessly into the Wallflowers’ existing five […]
Anna Coogan’s new CD The Wasted Ocean is not the first sea-based album of 2011. June Tabor released the impressive Ashore but whereas Tabor chose old shanties, well-known classics and modern delights such as Elvis Costello’s Shipbuilding, Seattle-based Coogan – once a whitewater kayaker and then a fisheries biologist – has written eight of the […]
What do you do after a joke has run its course? If you’re Big & Rich, you decide to take a five-year hiatus, Big Kenny releasing one weird solo album in 2009 and John Rich working harder on his career, following his own 2009 solo venture with a pair of EPs and a role on […]
Sugar Hill Records will release A Tear in the Eye Is a Wound in the Heart… the second album by Black Prairie, the exploratory, back-porch ensemble founded by the Decemberists Chris Funk, Nate Query and Jenny Conlee. Produced by Tucker Martine, Tear in the Eye… is the follow up to Feast of the Hunter s […]
Three of the most prominent musicians on the Italian creative scene lead from this image to start a musical conversation that looks to the roots of American music, between original compositions and reinvented classics, acoustic sounds and electronic distortions. mp3 VBR~245 kbps | 96 MB | UL | DF
n 2008 Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson became only the second married couple in the history of the Australian album charts to have an album collaboration debut at #1. Who was the couple prior? John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Nearly five years since the release of their last collaborative album Kasey and Shane have braved […]
Hooked is his fifth release, and the man’s ensembles are always tight, jumpin’ with some pretty ripping and/or rhythmically charged guitarists. On this outing, Lucky Peterson, Wilton Rabb, and Alvon Johnson sit in while John Garcia and Jeff Horan are all over the place, frequently backgrounded in order to blend into the plentiful horns. The […]
Recorded over two days in Rome, Anna Coogan’s latest record is an accomplished set of country songs. Guitarist Daniele Fiaschi provides some welcome musical depth to Coogan’s sometimes soaring, occasionally drawled, vocals.The Seattle-based singer-songwriter includes two covers – Gordon Lightfoot’s The Wreck Of the Edmund Fitzgerald and a haunting take of The Crucifixion, Phil Ochs’s […]
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After her last release Tempo in duet with Eddie Gomez on Bass she will have a new album with brazilian Horns with a releasing in September 2012 on Naive Record. mp3 320 kbps | 118 MB | UJ | FD
Hans Theessink and Terry Evans may be from separate sides of the Atlantic Ocean but they work together beautifully and make sense as a natural combination. These two vastly experienced and respected musicians are committed performers who are a perfect foil for each other. Theessink’s lazy baritone and Evans’ extraordinarily soulful gospel tones are tailor […]
In his third album on Heart of Texas Records, The Blackland Farmer Frankie Miller records thirteen songs that fit the Country Legend like an old glove. He opens with one of his past hits titled “A Little South of Memphis” and the closeness to the original is nearly uncanny. He also revisits his own compositions […]
After a string of bad luck that included a heart attack that set him back several months and the implosion of his band American Music Club, Mark Eitzel fortuitously found himself in the studio with celebrated producer Sheldon Gomberg (Rickie Lee Jones, Ron Sexsmith, Ben Harper), thanks to the generosity of an old friend. The […]
Jessica Lurie – alto, tenor, baritone saxophones, flute, voice, megaphones Brandon Seabrook – guitar, banjo, tape recorder Erik Deutsch – piano, electric piano, organ Todd Sickafoose – acoustic bass Allison Miller – drums, percussion Special guest: Marika Hughes – cello mp3 VBR~237 kbps | 100 MB | UL | UJ | FD
The first music since 2009’s Popular Songs album, “Stupid Things” is a different version of a song that appears on their 2013 album. This also included a remix by EYE of The Boredoms and an instrumental version. mp3 320 kbps | 54 MB | TB | FD | UJ
BettySoo – vocals, acoustic guitar Stephen Doster- electric guitar Todd Wilson – keys Kristine Shafer- cello Drew Shafer- violin Dave Terry – drums, double bass mp3 160 kbps | 39 MB | UL | UJ