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Publication Noted (December 2009)
University Press of Mississippi
3825 Ridgewood Rd., Jackson, MS 39211-6492
LOUISIANA FIDDLERS by Ron Yule. 2009, ISBN: 978-1-60473-295-5, cloth $40, 337pp., 6 x 9, References, index. Compilation of 62 profiles of the most noteworthy fiddlers in Louisiana, whose fiddling styles include Cajun, country, western swing, zydeco, bluegrass, Irish, contest fiddling and blues; with over 150 photos.
RICHARD DYER-BENNET: THE LAST MINSTREL by Paul O. Jenkins. 2010, ISBN: 978-1-60473-360-0, cloth $50, 181pp., 6 x 9, Foreword, table of contents, intro, afterword, discography, repertoire, notes, references, index. Biography explores Dyer-Bennet's influence on the mid-1950s and early 1960s folk boom,and examines the impact the Red scare had on his career, includes some black and white photos.
P.O. Box 11160, Burke, VA 22009-1160
Mid-Winter Light: IONA. Pan-Celtic band's EP features three tracks blending songs and tunes from Ireland, Cornwall, England, Isle of Man and the Shetland Islands.
Beaver Bank Empire
2450 Victoria Parks Ave., Suite #1, Toronto, ON M2J 5H3, Canada
0200 Stars: TERESA ENNIS. 15-track mix of trads, covers and originals from Canadian singer.
P.O. Box 456, Orcas, WA 98280
Hu$hmoney: HU$HMONEY. Ohio-based 5-piece contradance band presents 12 tracks blending American old-time, Celtic, Scottish, Puerto Rican, African, Cuban, classical and blues traditions.
P.O. Box 9122, Cincinnati, OH 45209
001 Crowd Around the Mic: WILD CARROT and THE ROOTS BAND. 24-track collaboration of live folk music, with backing on banjo, mandolin, bass, guitar, Dobro and more.
Bryan Gorsira Papai
6626 Lancaster Dr., Warrenton, VA 20187
So Far: BRYAN GORSIRA. Virginia-based singer-songwriter presents 10 original tracks.
Campus Music / Lentz Entertainment
2450 Victoria Park Ave, Suite #1, Toronto, ON M2J 5H3, Canada
Promised Land: DANIEL ROTH. 11 mainly original tracks from guitarist and singer-songwriter, with backing.
0001 Everyone Is Someone: DALA. Canadian duo presents 11 tracks of acoustic pop.
P.O. Box 4429, Henley On Thames, Oxon PG9 1GH, United Kingdom
Turn Right at the Moon: Live Studio Session: BLEAK ANGEL. Trio's debut album features 12 live folk songs.
P.O. Box 5262, Norman, OK 73070
Can't Stop Dreaming: KATE LEARY. Boston-born singer-songwriter presents 6-track debut album.
261 Eubanks St., Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Orchid: K.C. CLIFFORD. Oklahoma-raised singer-songwriter presents 10 tracks on fourth independently released album.
1707 Grand Ave., Nashville, TN 37212
Best Regards and Less of the Same: SUZI RAGSDALE. Double album from Peruvian songwriter, vocalist and pianist features six tracks on each disc .
Box 5778, Takoma Park, MD 20913
101 Little Ditties for Itty Bitties: MICHELE VALERI. 15 original songs for babies from singer-songwriter.
916 19th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37212
4527 Saints & Scoundrels: SHARON SHANNON. A dozen songs and tunes from award-winning Irish accordion and fiddle player, with backing; special guests include Justin Adams, former members of The Waterboys, Jerry Fish, the Cartoon Thieves and more.
4528 Natural Angle: GRÁDA. Irish 5-piece band presents 12-track mix of trads, originals and covers; special guests include Alison Brown and Tim O'Brien.
8560 Greenwood Ave. North #12, Seattle, WA 98103
Garland of Rain: NANCY JEPHCOTE. Double album features 16 original folk songs, with backing on guitars, violin, mandolin and acoustic and electric bass.
P.O. Box 412, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202
County Line: KATIE DAHL. 10 acoustic folk tracks from Wisconsin-based guitarist and singer-songwriter.
P. O. Box 93, New Hartford, CT 06057
The Bluegrass Album: NATHAN DAY. New England singer-songwriter presents 13 bluegrass tracks on fourth album.
4121 N. Rockwell, Chicago, IL 60618
803 Live At Rooster's Lounge: TAIL DRAGGER. 18-track live album of Chicago blues performed by blues vocalist, with backing on guitars, harmonica, bass and drums.
804 Boogie Woogie Kings: BOOGIE WOOGIE KINGS. 19-track anthology of blues on the piano, features Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Speckle Red and more.
1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131
Pete Seeger: How Can I Keep From Singing? A Radio Documentary Series: DAVID DUNAWAY, Producer and Host. Three-hour documentary series hosted by Seeger biographer includes 150 interviews with Seeger, his friends, family and other musicians.
79 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10003
201692 Ostara: THE WISHING TREE. Sophomore album from progressive rock band features eight originals and two live songs.
P.O. Box 148, Pine Lake, GA 30072
1011 Valise: ELISE WITT. 15 tracks sung in German, French, Spanish and English from Switzerland-born singer.
8560 Greenwood Ave. North #12, Seattle, WA 98103
001 Consolation: GARY HEFFERN. 12 mainly original tracks of American roots from songwriter.
The Five Deadly Venoms
1278 Bergen St. Apt 1, Brooklyn, NY 11213
001 The Five Deadly Venoms: THE FIVE DEADLY VENOMS. 12-track debut album from Brooklyn-based 5-piece bluegrass band.
P.O. Box 4084, Austin, TX 78765
Swan: DICKIE LEE ERWIN. 15 tracks of country and bluegrass from Texas-based singer-songwriter, with backing; includes one bonus track.
55 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA 94151
Scott Nygaard and Crow Molly: SCOTT NYGAARD and CROW MOLLY. Contemporary string trio deliver 12 tracks blending bluegrass and jazz with Celtic and Scandinavian folk influences.
101 Bassett St., Petaluma, CA 94952
5012 Close To Home: LARRY KENNETH POTTS. Third album features 14 songs blending folk, Americana, alt.-country, jazz and pop from singer-songwriter.
1 Knoll Private, South Berwick, ME 03908
Constancy Of Stars: CONNOR GARVEY. Third self-released album features 12 tracks of folk-funk from guitar and ukulele player.
6 Addington Pl., Willowdale, ON M2N 1P8, Canada
004 Roots and Rain: HOWARD GLADSTONE. Fourth album features 12 originals from Toronto-based contemporary singer-songwriter.
Ribe Landevej 190, Vejle DK-7100, Denmark
0509 Over Sundet: OVER SUNDET. Danish quartet delivers 10 tracks of Scandinavian folk blending original tunes and Scandinavian traditionals.
P.O. Box 445, Inverness, CA 94937
9683 I'll Do Anything For You: GRANDPA BANANA. 15 tracks of acoustic Americana from guitarist and singer.
P.O. Box 1010, Townsend, MA 01469
Zoograss: HOT DAY AT THE ZOO. 14 tracks mixing folk, blues, ragtime, jazz, progressive bluegrass and Americana from American roots strings quartet.
Cockenzie Business Centre, Edinburgh Road, Cockenzie, East Lothian EH32 0XL, Scotland
344 Sark O' Snaw: MICK WEST. Glasgow-born singer presents 11 Scottish traditionals including The Gairdner Chiel, Kringsatt Av Fiender and more.
P. O. Box 90, Bellvue, CO 80512
Goin' My Way?: GARY McMAHAN. 10 tracks combining western, Americana and folk, with backing.
18653 Ventura Blvd, Ste. 513, Tarzana, CA 91356
Espirito: LAWSON ROLLINS. Guitarist and composer presents 13 tracks of world music.
28453 Rainbow Valley, Eugene, OR 97402
Yellow House: JOHN SHIPE. Oregon-based singer-songwriter and guitarist presents 16 originals.
P.O. Box 270346, Littleton, CO 80127-0006
1047 Ages: LORRAINE FEATHER. 11 tracks from jazz singer-songwriter.
Limberjim Bartz Band, The
1361 Collinsville Rd., Birds Landing, CA 94512
6 Jimmy's Invisible Friends: JIM BARTZ. 31 original songs for kids on banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle and more.
118 Prospect St. #2, Brattleboro, VT 05301
002 Stomping Ground: MAGIC FOOT. Quartet presents 10 tracks of mainly Irish traditional music.
P. O. Box 964, Middletown, CT 06457
010 Ranky Tanky: RANI ARBO and DAISY MAYHEM. Vocal-driven stringband presents 17 tracks, including a cover of Tom Petty's Wildflowers.
2240 Union Ave. #39, Memphis, TN 38104
0223 Onward and Upward: LUTHER DICKINSON and THE SONS OF MUDBOY. 12-track album of Gospel songs and hymns recorded at an impromptu session after the death of Jim Dickinson.
0224 Home Sweet Home: SOUTH MEMPHIS STRING BAND. Debut album from trio of Luther Dickinson, Alvin Youngblood Hart and Jimbo Mathus features 12 tracks of pre-blues-era roots sounds.
35-41 72nd Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
216 Old Paint: RALPH BODINGTON. 18 banjo tunes and ballads from the old-time southern mountain tradition.
12 Clayton Ave., Medford, MA 02155
A Cow Says Moock: ALASTAIR MOOCK. Singer-songwriter's sixth album features 11 songs for kids and family, including covers of Woody Guthrie's Ship in the Sky, Henry Thomas' Fishin' Blues and more.
6 W. Ave., Naples, NY 14512
803 Intrepid: LISA BIGWOOD. New York-based singer and guitarist present 11 originals.
Shanghai-Zhujiajiao World Music Center, 24 Xihu St, Zhujiajiao, SH 201713, China
Mangoes: Musical Shorts Vol. 1: JEREMY MOYER. 11 original acoustic tunes from Canadian composer and multi-instrumentalist.
The Music Library
3940 Laurel Canyon Bl., PMB #832, Studio City, CA 91604
Love Song to New Orleans: VARIOUS. Tribute album to New Orleans features 12 tracks of blues, Americana, jazz, southern rock and zydeco.
Donnersgatan 1B, S-623 77 Klinehamn, Sweden
001 Min Egen Plats (A Place Of My Own): GERTRUD JAKOBSSON. 11 original tracks blending folk, jazz and chansons from Swedish singer and composer.
Martieta Etxadia 2, Oiartzun 20180, Spain
003 Ixo-Sho: XARNEGE. 5-piece band delivers 11 tracks of contra band music.
40 Whitstable Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 8DL, U.K.
12 Handmade Life: CHRIS WOOD. 10 tracks from English folk singer-songwriter, backed for the first time by the Handmade Life Band on guitar, drums, cello and trombone.
926 Jackson St., Albany, CA 94706
Ragtime Skedaddlers: RAGTIME SKEDADDLERS. 15 tracks of traditional ragtime music from 3-piece band.
2121 Fairland Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20904
We're Not Kidding: A Tribute To Barry Louis Polisar: VARIOUS. Two-disc set features 60 songs from various artists performed in a range of styles, including hip-hop, jazz and Irish jig, which pay tribute to Barry Louis Polisar.
P.O. Box 586, Arcata, CA 95518
010 Snake Oil and Hummingbirds: JOANNE RAND. Singer-songwriter delivers 13 original and traditional tracks blending Appalachian trads, original orchestral compositions and southern blues-rock.
P.O. Box 973, Stinson Beach, CA 94970
0010 Billabong Song: AUDREY AULD. Australian songwriter presents 6-track acoustic EP of Australian folk.
Rhett Frazier Inc
17328 Ventura Blvd., Box 148, Encino, CA 91316
Escape from Dee-troyt: RHETT FRAZIER INC. 10 tracks on duo's debut album, with backing.
23 Langstone Rd., Copnor, Portsmouth, Hampshire P03 6BP, UK
Mudlarks: CHRIS RICKETTS. England-based singer-songwriter delivers 10 tracks of British folk.
One Rounder Way, Burlington, MA 01803
Before And After: CARRIE NEWCOMER. 13 tracks of folk and roots sounds with Appalachian and classical influences from veteran singer-songwriter.
0633 Some Day: The Fifteenth Anniversary Collection: BLUE HIGHWAY. 13-track collection of best of the band's Rounder recordings, plus three new selections including Bleeding for a Little Piece of Mind.
1809 Minor, Ste. 201, Seattle, WA 98101
025 Traces: PETER BRADLEY ADAMS. 12-track album from singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist.
Sibelius Academy Folk Music
Box 86, Helsinki 00251, Finland
100 Luna: LUNA NOVA. Eight tracks of modern folk from 6-piece Finnish band that includes members of JPP, Värttinä and Suden Aika.
P.O. Box 106, Whately, MA 01093
2027 Darkness Sure Becomes This City: JOY KILLS SORROW. Quintet's sophomore release draws on influences from bluegrass, jazz, indie rock, folk, r&b and Celtic styles.
2034 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404
511921 The Cricket's Orchestra: MEAGHAN SMITH. Full-length debut album features 11 tracks from singer-songwriter.
3 Forestry Pl., Bankfoot, Perthshire PH1 4BN, Scotland
022 The Best of Five and a Wee Bit Live: FRASER NIMMO. Scottish folk singer-songwriter presents combination of traditionals and originals on 20-track album compiled from previously recorded material, with backing from special guests.
118 Prospect St #2, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Little Boots: BRENDAN TAAFFE. 15 tracks in Irish, American and Shona traditions from guitarist, fiddler and singer.
23307 Commerce Park Rd., Cleveland, OH 44122
31909 Flood: MORELAND and ARBUCKLE. A baker's dozen mostly original acoustic and electric blues songs from rootsy duo consisting of guitarist and singer/harpist.
3 Cameron St., Tortonto, ON M5T 2H1, Canada
The Lucky Ones: DAVE BORINS. 5-track EP featuring modern country and roots sounds.
Three At Last
1192 Woody Creek Lane, Windsor, CA 95492
Three at Last: THREE AT LAST. Folk trio presents eight tracks of acoustic-based music.
P.O. Box 141, Vienna, MO 65582
006 Outer Road: MICK BYRD. 15 tracks from Missouri-based singer-songwriter blending folk, country, rock and Ozark blues, with backing.
PO Box 669, Williams Bay, WI 53191
Living Room: JON TROAST. 10 acoustic tracks blending folk, pop rock and Americana from guitarist and singer-songwriter.
Unison Music Group
6442 Coldwater Canyon Ste. 108, North Hollywood, CA 91606
06 Cathartic: MARIANNE KEITH. California-based singer-songwriter presents 15 acoustic tracks.
217 North 51 St., Seattle, WA 98103
001 Northern Track: LEE WATSON. Canadian singer-songwriter presents 11 tracks of folk, bluegrass and country on debut solo album.
P.O. Box 9187, Colorado Springs, CO 80932
36512 Lone Cowboy: MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY. 11 live tracks on debut solo album from veteran Western singer-songwriter.
37632 Unwired: WYLIE and THE WILD WEST. Live album from cowboy singer and band features 60 minutes from July 2009 concert at the Western Jubilee Warehouse in Colorado Springs.
P.O. Box 41712, Los Angeles, CA 90041
004 Earthworm Ensemble: EARTHWORM ENSEMBLE. 11 original songs of country, folk, Americana, rock and New Orleans funk.
Postfach 260227, Köln D-50515, Germany
07535 Latin Quarter Revisited: STEVE SKAITH BAND. Singer-songwriter and band revisit and re-imagine 11 songs from his Latin Quarter days on fourth album.
87183 Bastard Etno: AFENGINN. Fourth album from 5-piece Danish band features three new songs and seven new versions of previously recorded material.
6395 Gunpark Dr., Ste. A, Boulder, CO 80301
0097 Dalai Lama Renaissance Soundtrack: VARIOUS. 26 tracks from the documentary Dalai Lama Renaissance, which blend contemporary sounds from Tibet, India, Iran and the Americas.
0098 Epiphany: MANOSE. Eight tracks from Nepal-born flautist featuring guest vocals by Deva Premal and Miten, with backing.
0099 Mantras For Precarious Times: DEVA PREMAL. Seven-track album features ancient Sanskrit mantras from singer.
May Cottage, Fullerton Road, Wherwell, Hampshire, SP11 7JS, U.K.
353 The Food of Love: BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST. 2-disc set of mainly traditionals, including eight live tracks from English duo.
366 Frost Bites: BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST. England-based duo presents eight mainly traditional songs and tunes on the accordion, oboe, cor anglais, violin, bass clarinet and more.
368 The Waiting: ISSY and DAVID EMENEY with KATE RIAZ. Due plus guest presents 11 tracks, with backing on Wheatstone English concertina, Castagnari melodeon, Fylde guitar, cello and more.
369 Looking Both Ways: GEORGE PAPAVGERIS. 14 mainly originals songs from Greek singer and guitarist.
232 1/2 Elm St, Elkins, WV 26241
001 Gather'round: JOE HERRMANN. 16 folk and old-time trads and covers from multi-instrumentalist and singer, with backing.
Klintens Vag 9, Goteborg SE- 414 76, Sweden
The West of Eden Travelogue: WEST OF EDEN. 6-piece Swedish band delivers 12 tracks of contemporary folk on fifth album.
100 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211
Rise And Shine: KEY WILDE and MR. CLARKE. Singer-songwriter duo presents 12-page illustrated children's book with CD of original songs.
Box 5778, Takoma Park, MD 20913
104 Meet the Instruments: Things With Strings: CATHY FINK and MARCY MARXER. 48-min. DVD introduces 10 stringed instruments to kids through sing-along activities.
105 Meet the Instruments: Clap and Tap: CATHY FINK and MARCY MARXER. 40-min. DVD introduces kids to 10 percussion instruments through engaging activities.
4121 N. Rockwell, Chicago, IL 60618
1803 Live At Rooster's Lounge: TAIL DRAGGER. 65-min DVD of blues vocalist's live performance at Rooster's Lounge on Chicago's West Side on March 21, 2009.
P.O. Box 9187, Colorado Springs, CO 80932
351290 America's Cowboy Balladeer: DON EDWARDS. 82-min DVD includes live concert and special bonus features.