EMILY PINKERTON: Ends of the Earth

Emily Pinkerton: Ends of the Earth

          EMILY PINKERTON Ends of the Earth Green Jeans 003 www.emilypinkerton.com   At first, the thought of blending the music of Appalachia and the Peruvian Andes seems unlikely, but Pinkerton, who was coincidently born in Valparaiso, Indiana, does just that on this collection. The instruments are … → read more

KATE CAMPBELL: 1,000 Pound Machine

Kate Campbell, 1,000 Pound Machine

        KATE CAMPBELL 1,000 Pound Machine Large River 5112 www.katecampbell.com/large-river-music www.katecampbell.com   This is Kate Campbell’s 14th release. Bookending the collection is Kate’s musical explanation of the mechanics of her “1,000 pound machine”: her piano. The first cut has lyrics, the last cut is an instrumental version … → read more

NORDIC FIDDLERS BLOC: Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

Nordic Fiddlers Bloc: Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

        NORDIC FIDDLERS BLOC Nordic Fiddlers Bloc Etnisk Musikklub 98 www.emcd.no     The fiddle trio might not take in all the Nordic countries, but with members from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Isles – which was long ago settled by Vikings, even if it is Scottish … → read more

CHEYENNE BROWN: Parallel Latitudes

Cheyenne Brown: Parallel Latitudes

          CHEYENNE BROWN Parallel Latitudes Bird Creek 001 www.cheyenneharp.com   Cheyenne Brown is Alaskan by birth but she has spent the last nine years in Scotland where she has studied the harp and won numerous awards. Parallel Latitudes is a cycle of tunes ranging from the … → read more

CHRIS JONES & THE NIGHT DRIVERS: Lost Souls & Free Spirits

Chris Jones and the Night Drivers: Lost Souls and Free Spirits

          CHRIS JONES & THE NIGHT DRIVERS Lost Souls & Free Spirits Rebel 7518 www.rebelrecords.com   Though his voice is familiar to thousands as a DJ on Sirius XM radio’s bluegrass channel (a gig that has netted him IBMA Broadcaster of the Year honors), Chris Jones’ … → read more

MAJORSTUEN: Live in Concert

Majorstuen: Live in Concert

        MAJORSTUEN Live in Concert Majorstuen Fiddler’s Co. 04 www.majorstuen.biz/   They may not be widely known outside Norway, but the five-piece fiddler’s collective Majorstuen (which once included Ragnhild Furebotten) has been around for a decade and this live recording celebrates that anniversary. It comes after four … → read more