“Powerhouse rough-hewn style North Hill Country Blues” on Prayer For Peace by the North Mississippi Allstars.
Freedom Highway by Rhiannon Giddens is a fine piece of music that amply demonstrates her voice and interpretation of several styles.
Don Bryant has the credentials to fill a page, confirming his place in the pantheon of luminaries of Soul: but is the album any good? Yup, it’s superb.
John Moreland’s fourth album Big Bad Luv is the kind of slow burner that even on first listen you know contains a few years of pleasure up the road
On Live From Los Angeles two of the best Country songs ever to have graced these ears appear on each side.
Use your money to buy the album or save up to see Shinyribs live? That’s a tough call for I Got Your Medicine by Shinyribs
Son Volt’s Notes of Blue aims for where ‘blues and folk and country converge’.
Alison Krauss returns after six long years with this latest record, Windy City, and her fans will be thrilled to know that she knocks it out the park with this sublime release.
The songs on Rodney Crowell’s Close Ties are always lyrically interesting, revealing, reflective and beautifully constructed.
Mockingbird Soul by Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough is a long overdue delight bringing together superb songwriting and their love for roots, folk, blues and soul/gospel against a Southern groove.