Stolen Horse by Dusty Rust is “all killer and no filler.”
This wonderful album demonstrates their complete telepathy where nothing is forced, harsh or less than immaculate.
It’s been six years since Grayson Capp’s last solo album, but Scarlett Roses is well worth the wait.
Twelve songs over 80 minutes showcased her long recording career from “I’d Rather Be An Old Man’s Sweetheart”, released in 1969, through to 2014’s knock out “I Ain’t Easy To Love” from the Life Happens album.
Here are songs to those we owe the debt. Poignant and powerful.
Tony Ives’ Best of Americana 2017
We can be grateful that she’s still out there telling it the way she sees it.
Long Hot Summer Days by Jim Byrnes has the pace and feel of Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Taj Mahal.
Deep Water by Amanda Cook sits at the Country Pop end of Bluegrass with Patty Loveless, Dolly and Alison Krauss.
Kwndell Marvel has writing credits for Gary Allan, Lee Ann Womack, Travis Tritt & George Strait – the good news is that he’s kept back some gems for own
The band can play beautifully and the arrangements are unfailing lifting and crafted.
Burnette has produced an album of original Rockabilly albeit with 2017 production values. Where it differs to some of the latest purveyors is that the Country influence is never far away…
Her clear strong voice, so simply backed, was sufficient given the quality of all the songs. She has the gift for melody with a Country pop sensibility.
Lee Ann Womack’s ninth release continues her steady progression from Noughties mainstream Country star to Country Americana artist.
The effortless harmonies on You Don’t Own Me Anymore by The Secret Sisters are a pleasure to hear but to do it with such arresting beauty is truly a gift.
Judging by First Cigarette, Travis Meadows seems to have lived every lyric in your record collection.
The Hollering Pines second album, Mansion Of Heartbreak, is a traditional Country joy.
On Eilen Jewell’s Down Hearted Blues, you’ll enjoy her effortless, easy paced seductive vocals, superb arrangements and stellar guitar playing.
Hallelujah Anyhow is full of intelligent lyrics and laid back singer songwriter/rock which nods to Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and early 70’s Rolling Stones.
Instantaneously recognizable as the New Orleans sound – loud, loose, lots of brass, bluesy, a slightly slurred vocal and not least driven by a thumping bass