LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE: There’s A Last Time For Everything

          LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE There’s A Last Time For Everything Roche, Lucy Wainwrigh www.lucywainwrightroche.com   Lucy Wainwright Roche, the daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche, and stepsister of Rufus and Martha Wainwright, continues to plow her own ground. Recorded in Nashville, her second full-length … → read more

BILL AMATNEEK: Acoustic Stories

          BILL AMATNEEK Acoustic Stories Vineyards Press www.amatneek.com   Bill Amatneek’s Acoustic Stories is a compelling read from a virtuoso bass player whose artistry has placed him on stage and in the studio with many our finest folk, rock, swing, and roots performers. As a bass … → read more

JAMES KEELAGHAN: History: The First 25 Years

          JAMES KEELAGHAN History: The First 25 Years Borealis 222 www.borealisrecords.com   Describing Saskatchewan-bred James Keelaghan as a “singer-songwriter” is woefully inadequate. For the past quarter century, Keelaghan has been an artisan carefully crafting and burnishing narratives, melodies, memories and inspirations into something sublime. His songs … → read more

SUTTON, HOLT & COLEMAN: Ready For the Times

          SUTTON, HOLT & COLEMAN Ready For the Times High Windy Audio 1264 www.davidholt.com   Billed as a tribute to the late Doc Watson, this trio does indeed have a cumulative total of several decades of association, both on stage and off, with the North Carolina … → read more

EDEN & JOHN’S EAST RIVER STRING BAND: Take A Look At That Baby

        EDEN & JOHN’S EAST RIVER STRING BAND Take A Look At That Baby East River String Band www.eastriverstringband.com   Helmed by intrepid guitarist, mandolinist, vocalist and dedicated record collector John Heneghan along with kazoo, resonator ukulele and fetching vocalist Eden Brower, the East River String Band’s … → read more

Lord Ronald aka: Lord Randall

I make no claims to having a deep knowledge of folk music, and even less of the much discussed Child ballads. But ever since Ken introduced me to Murder Ballad Monday, I’ve been trying to find just the right song/moment/excuse to write about one of my favorite “folk” musicians, Alasdair … → read more