GUY DAVIS: The Adventures of Fishy Waters

Guy Davis: The Adventures of Fishy Waters

        GUY DAVIS The Adventures Of Fishy Waters: In Bed With The Blues Smokeydoke www.guydavis.com   This “audio play” project marks the disc debut of a one-man production that singer-songwriter Guy Davis has performed on and off since 1994. Accompanying himself on various six and twelve string … → read more

DAVE CARTER & TRACY GRAMMER: Little Blue Egg

Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer: Little Blue Egg

          DAVE CARTER & TRACY GRAMMER Little Blue Egg Red House 251 www.redhouserecords.com   If you encounter a list of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century and Dave Carter’s name not on it, walk away. Carter (1952-2002) was raised by an evangelical mother, rejected doctrinaire … → read more

RAY WYLIE HUBBARD: The Grifter’s Hymnal

        RAY WYLIE HUBBARD The Grifter’s Hymnal Bordello 12-003 Ray Wylie Hubbard’s Web Site   “At least we ain’t Lazarus and have to think twice about dying,” the grizzled Hubbard philosophizes … and with song titles like “New Year’s Eve at the Gates of Hell” these songs … → read more

CATIE CURTIS: Strech Limousine on Fire

Catie Curtis: Strech Limousine on Fire

          CATIE CURTIS Stretch Limousine on Fire Compass 745632 www.compassrecords.com   Oddly, the popular Boston-based singer-songwriter Catie Curtis is sometimes called out for lacking the harsh edginess of contemporaries like Ani DiFranco and Melissa Ferrick. This is an unfair poke, for two reasons. First, Catie’s heartfelt … → read more

COSY SHERIDAN, The Horse King

Cosy Sheridan, The Horse King

        COSY SHERIDAN The Horse King Waterbug 102 www.waterbug.com www.cosysheridan.com   In the notes for this CD, her 10th release, Cosy Sheridan admits to only recently deciding to refer to herself a “singer songwriter.” Until now, she’d always preferred “guitarist who sings.” Cosy learned to play guitar … → read more

STEVE GILLETTE & CINDY MANGSEN: Home By Dark

Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen: Home By Dark

        STEVE GILLETTE and CINDY MANGSEN Home By Dark Compass Rose 13 www.compassrosemusic.com   After some twenty albums between them, including four prior duo albums, premier songwriters and song interpreters Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen give their individual muses rein on Home By Dark. The result is … → read more