Welcome to the "online" edition of "Publication Noted." Here you can find an annotated listing for all the releases submitted to Sing Out! in June 2010. Included is contact information for each of the labels/publishers, many of which sell recordings directly from their web sites. You can search this list by using the "find" or "search" tools in your browser. We hope to be able to make this data more broadly searchable and linkable in the future. Thanks for your patience during our transition of certain long-time magazine features from print to the web!
Publication Noted (June 2010)
Blooming Twig Books
P.O. Box 4668 #66675, New York, NY 10163
BLIND BUT NOW I SEE: THE BIOGRAPHY OF MUSIC LEGEND DOC WATSON by Kent Gustavson. 2010, ISBN: 978-1-933918-43-3, pbk $14.95, 336pp., 6 x 9, Table of Contents. First comprehensive biography of folk music legend and influential old-time country and bluegrass flatpicking guitarist; includes color and b&w photos.
4 Industrial Dr., Pacific, MO 63069-3611
OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CITY: A TRIBUTE TO THE REVEREND GARY DAVIS (1896-1972) by Robert Tilling. 2010, ISBN: 978-078668258-4, pbk $24.99, 166pp., 9 x 12. Blues and jazz scholar compiles chronology, discography, bibliography, interviews, photographs, concert reviews, record reviews, obituaries and more about legendary blues and ragtime guitarist.
International Plaza II, Ste. 340, Philadelphia, PA 19113
TRULY ROTTEN GIGS FROM HELL by Patricia Shih. 2010, ISBN: 978-1-4500-4145-4, pbk $19.99, 306pp., 6 x 9. Musicians' tales about unpleasant venues and performances; includes recollections from Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow, Oscar Brand, among others.
991 Tennyson Ave., Mississauga, ON L5H 2Y9, Canada
270117 White Linen: THE JOHN HENRYS. Sophomore release from Toronto-based alt-country and Americana band.
42-50 Steele Rd., London NW10 7AS, U.K.
1202 Theme Time Radio Hour with Your Host Bob Dylan: VARIOUS. Mix of songs from old-time country, blues and jazz artists, such as Otis Rush, Billie Holiday and Charles Mingus, and contemporary artists, such as The White Stripes and Mary Gauthier, selected from Bob Dylan's radio show.
1225 Theme Time Radio Hour with Your Host Bob Dylan - Season 2: VARIOUS. 2-CD, 50-track mix of eclectic musical styles selected from Bob Dylan's radio show, including old-time country, jazz, funk, reggae, r&b and more.
1259 His Blues: LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS. 2-CD soundtrack to Alan Govenar's 2010 biography, Lightning Hopkins - His Life and Blues; features 44 tracks from throughout legendary Texas bluesman's career.
Postfach 1945, Osnabrück D-49009, Germany
1436 Ao Vento: PEDRO TAGLIANI. 11 songs by Brazilian-based virtuoso guitarist fusing traditional Brazilian music with guitar jazz.
1443 Batavia: DAVID BECKER TRIBUNE. 13 songs by Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist played in modern jazz-trio style.
1444 French Guitar: FRANCOIS SCIORTINO. 15-track album from acoustic guitarist that portrays a range of playing styles, including traditional Italian and American roots, among others.
Gemeeteplein 7, 1730 Asse, Belgium
1322 Des Avonds in Klein Maneschijn: GROEF. 10-track collection of Low Country trad-inspired music with a focus on danceable tunes and Flemish and Dutch folk material.
W53 N454 Park Circle, Cedarburg, WI 53012
Bascom Hill: BASCOM HILL. Wisconsin-based country-pop group releases 12 original songs.
3935 Livingstone Road, Royston, BC V0R 2V0, Canada
0610 Song of the Week: HELEN AUSTIN. Canadian singer-songwriter releases a baker's dozen collection of songs selected from tracks she uploaded weekly to her web site throughout 2009.
5334 Yonge St. #2220, Toronto, ON M2N 6V1, Canada
004 Halfway Home: JAY AYMAR. 10 original acoustic tracks from Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter.
B.J. Sarkissian and Tamara Sheen
308 Main St., Phoenixville, PA 19460
Step Lightly: B.J. SARKISSIAN and TAMARA SHEEN. 13-track mix of trads, originals and two Kate Wolf covers form Pennsylvania folk duo on guitar and fiddle.
5900 A Cherry Loop, Austin, TX 78745
1668 A Handful of Locusts: THE VICTOR MOURNING. 12-track release from Texas-based trio with bluegrass and folk influences.
193 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215
0026 Chico de Oro: CHICO TRUJILLO. Chile-based cumbia band releases 15 danceable and percussion-heavy, ska-influenced songs.
Bare Bones Records
369 Montezuma Ave, Ste. 306, Sante Fe, NM 87501
002 Too Late To Die: DONALD RUBINSTEIN. 19th album from Americana/folk musician contains 15 original songs.
Grenzweg 1, Holste-Oldendorf 27729, Germany
16754 Getting Folk Out of the Country: HEDY WEST and BILL CLIFTON. Re-release of celebrated 1974 album displaying the collaboration of two influential country and folk music artists.
17207 See You Later, Alligator: BOBBY CHARLES. A collection of r&b legend's Chess Records recordings.
P.O. Box 13439, Burton, WA 98013
Pray For Me and Father Bernie's Boys: DANNY O'KEEFE. Two singles from veteran singer-songwriter.
Box 95105, Kingsgate RPO, Vancouver, BC V5T 4T8, Canada
0064 Blue Bones: KIM BEGGS. 13 songs from Yukon-based singer-songwriter and guitarist with backing on drums, bass and keyboard.
511 Woodward #210, Austin, TX 78704
Cinco De Star-oh!: D.C. BLOOM. 5-track EP of topical songs about Texas from country singer.
Simpler Times A-Wastin': D.C. BLOOM. 11 country songs, some topical, from Texas-based singer-songwriter.
12400 Russet Lane, Huntley, IL 60142
4511 Crawlin': MARC BENNO and THE NIGHTCRAWLERS. Compilation of original recordings from influential Texas blues-rock band.
4517 Bluestopia: CHAZ DePAOLO. Fourth release from New York blues guitarist and singer.
4518 Burnin': RON HACKER and THE HACKSAWS. San Francisco-based self-taught blues guitarist releases 12 songs.
P.O. Box 234, Deal, NJ 07723
9846 Keepin On: ALBERT CASTIGLIA. Fifth album by blues guitarist features a dozen originals and covers.
290 Shuter Street, Toronto, ON M5A 1W7, Canada
201 Freedom Row: OLIVER SCHROER and THE STEWED TOMATOES. 14 original songs on posthumous release from Canadian fiddler/composer and backing band.
5135 SE 41st Ave
, Portland, OR 97202
Little Songs about the Big Picture: THE RED RIVER. 10-track debut from Long Beach-based indie folk band.
Bumstead Productions Ltd.
PO Box 158, Stn. E, Toronto, ON M6H 4E2
0931D On the Floor of Heaven: THE BLUE SHADOWS. Two-disc reissue of 1993 album from Americana/roots band features 12 songs with re-mastered audio.
Kerry Patrick Clark
P.O. Box 2607, Whitehouse, OH 43571
234 On the Road to Human Being: KERRY PATRICK CLARK. Americana singer-songwriter releases 14 tracks on his fifth effort.
P.O. Box 545, Mill Valley, CA 94942
8808 Gumbo Blues: MITCH WOODS. 12-song tribute to early New Orleans r&b from boogie pianist, with backing.
Cosmic Dave's Record Label
420 Elgin St., Sudbury, Canada P3E 1B2
001 Examining the Fallout: BRIAN DUNN. 11-track debut album from alt-country vocalist.
390 Southview Dr., Athens, GA 30605
013 Songs to Sing: THE GRANFALLOONS. Georgia-based band's alt-country debut album features 11 tracks, with backing on guitars, Dobro, drums, piano and more.
Ben De La Cour
695 Santa Clara Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Ben De La Cour: BEN DE LA COUR. 10 original folk songs on debut album from acoustic guitarist and singer-songwriter.
4121 N. Rockwell, Chicago, IL 60618
808 Jimmy Dawkins Presents: The Leric Story: VARIOUS. Collection of rare blues recordings from the 1980s from Little Johnny Christian, Tail Dragger, Queen Sylvia and others.
P.O. Box 513, Pocono Pines, PA 18350
000402 Night of the Muse: JOEY MALTESE. 17 songs by NYC-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter influenced by '70s glitter rock.
Dorian Sono Luminus
328 Independence Dr., Winchester, VA 22602
92113 The Old Burying Ground: EVAN CHAMBERS and THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. 14-track collaboration that incorporates orchestral movements with vocal passages commissioned by Irish and American poets; with Tim Eriksen.
P.O. Box 476867, Chicago, IL 60647-6867
421 Too Long in This Condition: ALASDAIR ROBERTS and FRIENDS. Scottish folk singer-songwriter presents 11-track collection of traditional ballad renditions constructed from various past versions.
427 The Good Old-Fashioned Way: HAMPER McBEE. 29 traditional folk ballads, stories and more performed a cappella from late Tennessee-based moonshiner, carnival barker and traditional singer; includes a dozen previously unreleased recordings.
1818 West Pratt Blvd., Chicago, IL 60626-3120
4958 Don't Let the Devil In: LES COPELAND. Self-taught guitarist offers 15 blues-inspired songs, accompanied by guitarist Honeyboy Edwards on two songs.
4959 Built Right on the Ground: ANDY COHEN. 15 mostly covers of classic blues, folk and country songs from self-proclaimed songster and acoustic guitarist.
4960 Gonna Boogie Anyway: CHRIS JAMES and PATRICK RYNN. 12 original blues-rooted songs by vocalist/guitarist and bassist.
4961 Back Around Here: ROB STONE. 12 songs, including eight originals, by harmonica player backed by guitarist and bassist.
4962 The Blues Sessions: TIM WOODS. 12-track release from blues guitarist features an extensive guest list, incl. Eric Noden, Joe Craven, Honeyboy Edwards, Big Jack Johnson and others.
70707 Back In Mississippi Live at the 930 Blues Café: GRADY CHAMPION. 14-track mix of originals and covers from blues singer, harmonica player, guitarist and songwriter.
P.O. Box 1069, Copper Station, Midtown Section, New York, NY 10276
1022 Connection: CAS HALEY. 13-track debut album from Texas-born singer-songwriter blending reggae, pop, rock, blues and soul.
c/o Universal Music Classics Group, 825 8th Ave., 19th Fl., New York, NY 10019
0014386 La différence: SALIF KEITA. Iconic Afropop pioneer dedicates 9-track collection to the plight of albinos in Africa.
Masovngata 18, NO-3616 Kongsberg, Norway
63 Spiel Klezmer: SHIRA ETANA. 12 tracks from Norwegian-based traditional klezmer ensemble.
10th & Parker, Berkeley, CA 94710
31922 Street Songs of Love: ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO. 13 original roots-rock songs from veteran Mexican alt-country musician and singer-songwriter.
68 Cherry St., Northampton, MA 01060
Riding on the Back of the Wind: CARRIE FERGUSON. 11 folk- and rock-influenced tracks that range from ambient ballads to rootsy folk to rock.
Tenby Road, Cardigan, West Wales SA43 3AH, United Kingdom
323 Deuawd: CASS MEURIG and NIAL CAIN. Welsh guitar-and-fiddle duo plays a dozen trad-inspired Welsh songs.
P.O. Box 1148, Sharon, CT 06069
140 Called Away: CHRIS KOLDEWEY. 15 mostly traditional sea-related songs from singer-songwriter, with backing on mandolin and fiddle.
P.O. Box 30695, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420
Every Mile Is a Memory: FRICTION FARM. Third release from Fla.-based folk duo features nine originals, with backing.
P.O. Box 1554, Huntington, NY 11743
110 Your Imaginengine: PATRICIA SHIH and FRIENDS. 23 imaginative original children's sing-a-long songs; spec. guests include Bill Harley, Toby Walker and others.
Ribe Landevej 190, Vejle DK-7100, Denmark
0310 Duet: FALGREN BUSK DUO. Collaboration from Danish folk musicians features a mix of jazz, classical and trad-inspired folk.
0910 Methea: ABILD. Debut album from Danish folk quartet based on an 18th-Century local story and music book, with backing on violin, piano, mandolin, accordion and more.
P.O. Box 1931, Lyons, CO 80540
001 Up the Neck: TYLER GRANT. Instrumental release from Nashville-based guitarist, with backing on bass, banjo and mandolin.
1509 County Route 57, Fulton, NY 13069
005 All the Good Summers: ANDREW and NOAH VanNORSTRAND. 11 original songs by vocal-and-string duo influenced by bluegrass, old-time country and alternative folk.
Cockenzie Business Centre, Edinburgh Road, Cockenzie, East Lothian EH32 0XL, Scotland
348 Eclection: GABE McVARISH. 12 songs from Calif.-born traditional Scottish fiddler, with backing on guitar, bodhran, flute, button accordion, piano accordion, bass, whistle and Border pipes.
349 Wait What?: MIKE VASS and DAVE WOOD. Nine songs from traditional Scottish guitar-and-fiddle duo, both of whom are members of Malinky.
Robert David Hall
5739 Colfax Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601
01 Things They Don't Teach You in School: ROBERT DAVID HALL. Debut country album from actor, songwriter and singer/guitarist features 12 songs, including nine originals, with backing.
1880 Century Park East, Suite 1600, Los Angeles, CA 90067
The Imagine Project: HERBIE HANCOCK. Ten tracks from renowned jazz pianist, with backing and accompanying vocals, including such guest musicians as Anoushka Shankar, Seal, John Legend, Chaka Khan, Dave Matthews and others.
P.O. Box 190, Ridgewood, NJ 07451
Fins: THE BLACK 100s. 10 downtempo tracks from New Jersey-based singer-songwriter.
6337 Church St., Los Angeles, CA 90042
Vanish Valley: VANISH VALLEY. 13-track debut album from 4-piece band blends elements of folk, country and psychedelic rock.
P.O. Box 620310, Wodside, CA 94062
301 Keepsake: KATHY and CAROL. Sophomore album from folk duo released 45 years after debut; includes 12 originals, covers and trads.
14879 6th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
Hand-Sewn Lullabies: DEJAH LÉGER. Acoustic children's lullabies from Pacific Northwest singer-songwriter/guitarist.
Akersgata 7, Oslo N-0158, Norway
7248 Sandkorn: SIGRID MOLDESTAD. 14 tracks from Norwegian singer with backing on harmonium, guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and viola.
High Plains Sigh
1101 Jewell Street, Austin, TX 78704
009 The Cimarron Banks: A High Plains Emanation: AMY ANNELLE. Singer-songwriter explores historic and folkloric motifs in her third solo release.
741 Basswood Ave, Verona, WI 53593
Tribute Volume One: David Christensen: VARIOUS. 12-track musical tribute to recently deceased young singer-songwriter, with some proceeds donated to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
P.O. Box 85718, Seattle, WA 98145
014 Hen Party: SUZY THOMPSON and DEL RAY. Veteran duo on guitar and fiddle releases 14 old-time blues-inspired songs.
Hoffman and Trippe
21 Abby Lane, Yarmouth, ME 04096
Hoffman and Trippe: HOFFMAN and TRIPPE. Maine-based duo releases 11 mostly traditional Celtic tunes, with backing on fiddles, guitar and mandolin.
987 Route 28A, West Hurley, NY 12491
12 Million to One: MIKE and RUTHY. 12 folk-rock songs from husband-and-wife duo formerly in The Mammals.
In a Circle
178 Ocean Pkwy. Suite 10D, Brooklyn, NY 11218
003 Dominant Curve: BROOKLYN RIDER. Brooklyn-based string quartet mixes classical string works with contemporary elements.
P.O. Box 158251, Nashville, TN 37215
001 The Twangtown Paramours: THE TWANGTOWN PARAMOURS. Americana duo releases 11 songs inspired by Texan songwriters.
PO Box 171282, Memphis, TN 38187
536 Bluesfinger: DADDY MACK BLUES BAND. Fourth release from Memphis-based electric blues band.
537 Dust the Dust: GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND. Modern blues trio releases a mixture of North Mississippi Hill Country blues and rock on debut release.
P.O. Box 1695, New York, NY 10159-1695
002 Pioneers for a Cure: Songs to Fight Cancer - The Israel Sessions Volume 1: VARIOUS. Compilation of 15 traditional Israeli folk songs; proceeds of this album fund cancer research.
2932 Loyola Drive, Davis, CA 95618-1635
Lookout: STEVE KAHN with DAVE NACHMANOFF. 11 cowboy-influenced contemporary acoustic guitar songs on Calif.-based singer-songwriter's debut album, with backing.
P. O. Box 191, Grass Lake, MI 49240
002 We Are Each Other's Angels: KATIE GEDDES. Contemporary folk singer releases 13 songs, mostly covers, with backing on guitars, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica and more.
52 Sentry Hill Road, Roxbury, CT 06783
Yes I Will: MITCH KATZ. 12-track mixture of folk and soft rock from guitarist and singer-songwriter.
57 Rhebogue Meadows, Dublin Road, Limerick, Ireland
Bosca Ceoil and Fiddle: CATHAL CLOHESSY and ÉAMONN COSTELLO. Innovative arrangements on duo's 14-track debut album of traditional Irish songs from areas like West Limerick and North Connacht.
53 Parkside Drive , Toronto, ON M6R2Y7, Canada
Low Fidelity: TREASA LEVASSEUR. 10 songs from Canadian singer-songwriter blending blues, jazz and Gospel music, with backing.
P.O. Box 1072, West Townsend, VT 05359
601 Looking Back: GENE MORRISON. A dozen original tracks from Vermont-based bluegrass and country musician.
P.O. Box 21344, Oakland, CA 94620
540 Between the Hollow and the High-Rise: KATHY KALLICK BAND. 14 originals, covers and trads that implement bluegrass ideals and storytelling elements.
Lonesome Records and Publishing
P.O. Box 568, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
089 The Adam Larkey Band: THE ADAM LARKEY BAND. 10-year-old fiddler and his band release a dozen bluegrass songs with vocals and backing.
1125 W. Broadmoor Dr., Loveland, CO 80527
1007 Looking for a Way: LONESOME TRAVELER. Band's third release contains 11 original songs influenced by trad. folk and bluegrass.
4440 N. Spider Lake Rd., Traverse City, MI 49686
Morning Glory: MARY MacGOWAN. Michigan-based poet releases 10 original songs mixing poetry with blues-influenced backing.
1506 Sevier Ct., Nashville, TN 37206
Raw Deal to Nastylicious: MARK MacMINN. Debut release from Nashville-based indie singer-songwriter.
2933 2nd Ave Apt 203, Seattle, WA 98121
Northwest Tugboat Tales: VARIOUS. 18-track release featuring songs about tugboating, with 12 songs recorded especially for the collection.
Mascot / Provogue
89 5th Avenue Suite 600, New York, NY 10008
7302 Common Ground: WALTER TROUT. A dozen tracks on 20th release from electric blues guitarist with 30-plus year career.
Mooch Piddle Recording Laboratories
1625 Redondo Ave # 102, Long Beach, CA 90804
13001 Delicious Moments: SAUSAGE GRINDER. Debut release from 6-piece acoustic ensemble inspired by old-time blues, ragtime and hillbilly jazz, with backing on fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, washboard and jug.
84 Sandfield Road, Oxford, UK OX3 7RL, UK
Bird on the Wing: MOONRAKERS. Third album from Oxford, U.K.-based multi-instrumental band containing a dozen trads, covers and originals.
Crossroads Music Group, P.O. Box 829 , Arden, NC 28704
12922 Old Friends Get Together: J.D. CROWE, DOYLE LAWSON and PAUL WILLIAMS. 12 tracks from trio comprised of veteran bluegrass musicians on banjo, guitar and mandolin, with backing.
5012 Brighton Road, Austin, TX 78745
007 The Cedar Creek Sessions: STONEHONEY. Live recording of Texas-based four front-man band, with backing on drums, piano, organ and pedal steel.
2420 Dupont Avenue South Apt. 104, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Take It Outside: THE OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS. 13 family-oriented children's bluegrass songs.
Out of the Rain Music
5555 Fitzpatrick Terrace, Norcross, GA 30092
Two Hearts: OUT OF THE RAIN feat. RON HIPP with CAROL STATELLA. Trad.-inspired debut from Ga.-based American folk duo consisting of singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Hipp and string player/vocalist Statella.
Hommelveld 20, Leiden 2318VC, Netherlands
1207 Gajdy and Bock / Goat and Billygoat: Bagpipes from Central Europe: VARIOUS. 33 field and studio recordings of traditional bagpipe music from Cenral European countries, including Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Germany and more.
2100 Four Shagai Bones: Masters of Mongolian Overtone Singing: DÖRVÖN BERKH. 14-track collection of Mongolian overtone singing from 4-piece band, with backing on fiddles, lutes and more.
2111/12 Songs from the Uma: VARIOUS. 2-CD collection of traditional music from Siberut Island, Indonesia.
219 Alma Vida Coraçón: ME LA AMARGATES TÚ. 6-piece band delivers 16 tracks of Sephardic music, with backing on guitar, harp, recorders, percussion and more.
2470 State Route 96, Ashland, OH 44805
High Water: FRED McKINNEY. 12 original songs based on folk tradition from Ohio-based singer and guitarist, with backing.
P.O. Box 572, Rockville, MD 20848
208 Bluegrass Fiddle: TIM MARTIN. Virginia-based bluegrass fiddler releases 16 original songs with backing on guitar, mandolin, bass and banjo.
P.O. Box 34, Sulligent, AL 35586
Pimps and Preachers: PAUL THORN. Kris Kristofferson-inspired guitarist explores themes related to his southern upbringing on his ninth album.
P.O. Box 28534, Raleigh, NC 27611
Going Down to Raleigh: Stringband Music in the North Carolina Piedmont, 1976-1998: VARIOUS. 2-disc, 48-track collection of old-time music from North Carolina played mostly on guitar, banjo and fiddle.
Via della Villa, 10/b, Molino del Piano, Pontassieve 50060, Italy
125 Non iŕbbu e non maravěgghia: MALANOVA. 13 traditional Italian songs with vocals and widely varied instrumentation.
127 Ecchite Maje: Musicante Del Piccolo Borgo. 10 Italian trad.-inspired songs dedicated to the region of Mouse, Italy.
P.O. Box 2027, East Ivanhoe, VIC 3079, Australia
319 Columbus Stockade Blues: DOC and MERLE WATSON. 30-track collection of 1970s recordings from the legendary father-and-son old-time country guitar duo.
321 Mixed Bag / Something Else Again: RICHIE HAVENS. Two classic albums from veteran folk singer-songwriter released together on 2-CD set.
Apt. 1, 14 Lyndon Street, Warren, RI 02885
1808 Cinnavar: REBECCA BARCLAY. Canadian singer blends musical traditions and elements from Ireland, Scotland, England, Quebec, North Africa and more on 13 tracks, with backing.
P.O. Box 4044, 501 W. Lynnhurst Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104
233 Red Horse: RED HORSE. 12-track debut release from folk supergroup comprised of veteran songwriters and longtime friends Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky.
P.O. Box 392, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
61310 Truthteller: JEFF SAXON. Third album from N.J.-based singer-songwriter features a dozen original pop songs rooted in blues, rock, Americana, jazz and blue-eyed soul.
80 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, MA 02472-3930
2010 Welcome Yule: An English Christmas Revels: VARIOUS. Trad. English Christmas songs from the 14th to 19th Centuries sung by Revels Christmas Chorus and Children's Chorus.
P.O. Box 162766, Austin, TX 78716-2766
0209519 If We Had a Fire: LENNIE GALLANT. Canadian singer-songwriter releases 14 songs mixing bluegrass and rock.
6 Abbeville Mews, 88 Clapham Park Road, London SW4 7BX, U.K.
1055 Tarkat Tajje / Let's Go!: ETRAN FINATAWA. 10 songs from Niger-born ensemble that combine influences from Wodaabe and Touareg cultures.
Rose's Pawn Shop
P.O. Box 26455, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Dancing on the Gallows: ROSE'S PAWN SHOP. California-based 5-piece band releases 12 punk- and bluegrass-influenced songs.
P.O. Box 33, Boonville, MO 65233
6 Sweet Journeys: CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA. Trad.-inspired release from husband-and-wife duo, with backing.
P.O. Box 697, New York, NY 10033
Songs for Jules and Bruce: GEORGE MANN. Folk singer-songwriter and activist releases 14 songs, some topical.
219 Will Simpson Road, Church Hill, TN 37642
1962 Where I'm Bound: JAMES ALAN SHELTON. Tenth album by veteran bluegrass guitarist, with backing.
Steven L. Smith
P.O. Box 676, Chestertown, NY 12817
Outside of Tupelo: STEVEN L. SMITH. Nine original tracks from New York-based Americana artist.
600 Maryland Ave. SW, Ste. 2001, Washington, DC 20024
40181 Rappahonnock Blues: JOHN JACKSON. 20 previously unreleased live recordings from renowned Virginia blues guitarist.
Southpaw Bluegrass Band
13571 Walnut Street, Omaha, NE 68144
002 Place Back Home: SOUTHPAW BLUEGRASS BAND. Nebraska-based bluegrass outfit releases 22 original tracks.
100 N. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
32025 Midnight Flyer: STEVE CROPPER and FELIX CAVALIERE. Second album by duo comprised of southern Memphis guitarist and East Coast vocalist and keyboardist.
P.O. Box 60916, Nashville, TN 37206
002 Under the Rushes: DONNA BEASLEY. Nashville-based singer-songwriter releases 11 original country-pop songs with Appalachian influence.
Straw Dog Music
880 Stanley Roseboom Road, Schenevus, NY 12155
A Home in the Catskills: Volume 1 (A New Spin on Old Tunes): LIZA DiSAVINO and A.J. BODNAR. 10 traditional songs from Catskills region in New York State performed by folk duo.
149-151 avenue Ducpétiaux, 1060 Bruxelles, Belgium
287 I'm Going Where the Water Drinks Like Wine – 18 Unsung Bluesmen: Rarities 1923-1929: VARIOUS. A compilation of recordings from lesser-known male blues singers and guitarists from the early 20th Century.
120 31st Ave North, Nashville, TN 37203
4051 Twistable, Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein: VARIOUS. A musical tribute to influential country and children's songwriter, featuring John Prine, Todd Snider, Lucinda Williams, Kris Kristofferson, Bobby Bare, Jr., Nanci Griffith and others.
4063 Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions: MARTY STUART. Veteran award-winning country musician releases 14 trad.-inspired songs, with backing, recorded in Nashville's legendary RCA Studio B.
1656 Beryl St., San Diego, CA 92109
955 Zapf Dingbats: ZAPF DINGBATS. 11 tracks inspired by traditional jazz, country, blues and folk tunes from Calif.-based quartet.
P.O. Drawer 10, Ville Platte, LA 70586-0010
6220 Cravin' Cajun: KEVIN NAQUIN and THE OSSUN PLAYBOYS. 14 contemporary Cajun songs by popular Louisiana Cajun musicians.
5 Harcourt HS, 111 Belsize Rd, London NW6 4AG, UK
4 Walk with Me: SEAN TAYLOR. 11 mostly original tracks, including a reworking of a Shakespearian sonnet, from London-based singer-songwriter.
1041 Broadview Ave., Columbus, OH 43212
Keep the Blues Alive: TEENY TUCKER. Daughter of bluesman Tommy Tucker releases 11 mostly original blues songs.
23307 Commerce Park Rd., Cleveland, OH 44122
31850 Joined at the Hip: PINETOP PERKINS and WILLIE BIG EYES SMITH. Veteran blues musicians and former band mates in Muddy Waters' band release 13-track collaboration, with backing on piano, harmonica, guitar, drums and bass.
31-61 35 Street, #3F, Astoria, NY 11106
Yankee Twang: JOE THOMPSON. New York-based Americana singer-songwriter releases 10 songs combining folk, classic country and rock.
Three Mile Stone
1258 11th Ave, San Francisco, CA 194122
001 Irish Music from San Francisco: THREE MILE STONE. Debut from San Francisco-based trad.-inspired Irish music trio, with backing on fiddle, guitars, mandolin, accordion and more; produced by John Doyle.
555 8th Ave., Ste. 1803, New York, NY 10018
9071 King Khan: Songs from the Films of Shahrukh Khan: VARIOUS. 16-track collection of selected songs from the films of leading Indian actor and prominent Bollywood figure.
66 Allen Street #3F, New York, NY 10002
2271 Fire in My Bones: Raw + Rare + Other Worldly African-American Gospel [1944-2007]: VARIOUS. 3-CD, 80-track collection of post-WWII African-American Gospel recordings from numerous lesser-known traditions; portion of proceeds benefits the New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund.
2387 Unheard Ofs and Forgotten Abouts: Rare and Unheralded Gramophone Recordings from Around the World (1916-1964): VARIOUS. 16 rare 78-rpm recordings from the personal collection of California-based roots multi-instrumentalist and record collector, Frank Fairfield.
2394 Beyond Berkeley Guitar: VARIOUS. Collection of seven largely Fahey-style instrumental songs from San Francisco Bay Area guitarists featuring a wide range of playing styles.
2400 I Wasn't Born to Rock 'n' Roll: ROLAND WHITE. Reissue of 1976 album from bluegrass and country music pioneer, with one previously unreleased track.
2700 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 1100, Santa Monica, CA 90404-4066
78035 I Am What I Am: MERLE HAGGARD. A dozen mostly original tracks on label debut from country music legend explore contemporary America's cultural decay.
P.O. Box 802, Sparta, NJ 07871
13120 The Guitar Artistry of Woody Mann: Songs from the Blues: WOODY MANN. Guitarist performs blues re-creations showcasing original and traditional songs influenced by country blues and early jazz styles; 98 mins.
831 Beacon St. #335, Newton, MA 02459
001 Lemonace: CATHY LEMONS and JOHNNY ACE. 10 soul-inspired songs from duo comprised of veteran blues bassist and Texas vocalist.
89-05 138th St, Jamaica, NY 11435
1909 Reggae Gold: VARIOUS. Introductory mix of modern reggae-influenced pop music includes 18 tracks.
P.O. Box 9368, St. Paul, MN 55109
Damascus Journey: GREG WOLLAN and NEW COMMAND. 11-track acoustic mix of Americana and European folk from trio, with backing and guest musicians.
Weekend Beatnik / Rogue
P.O. Box 337, London N4 1TW, U.K.
9046 Ghosts from the Basement: VARIOUS. 20-track collection of songs, some previously unreleased, from the alt-folk music label, Village Thing Records, from 1970-74.
8 Alfred Square, Deal, Kent CT14 6LU, U.K.
2047 All Our Own Work: SANDY DENNY and THE STRAWBS. Remastered 1967 release from U.K.-based folk-rock band.
1399 Greene Ave Suite 1B, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Sleeping with Strangers: JIM WOLF. Singer-songwriter delivers American pop songs with archetypal narratives about relationships gone awry.
3172 Candela Drive, Mississauga, ON L5A 2T8, Canada
1723 I Tried: DAVID CELIA. 13 contemporary singer-songwriter-inspired songs by Canadian guitarist.
506 5th Street, Huntingdon, PA 16652
4284 Half a Bee: TIM BUSKO. Documentary about small-town poet and songwriter Eric Morder over a five-month period. 60 mins.
P. O. Box 15219, Lansing, MI 48901
0266 The One World Festival: We're All in This Together - A Celebration of Music and Dance: MOODAFARUKA, SAHIRA, URBAN GYPSY, SUSANA TANGO and AL LOWE. Mix of flamenco, Middle Eastern, Spanish and Western motifs from 2008 One World Festival in Houstan, Tex. 90 mins.
P.O. Box 802, Sparta, NJ 07871
13119 The Guitar Artistry of Ari Eisinger: ARI EISINGER. Guitarist plays traditional country blues and ragtime songs from the 1920s- 30s; 90 mins.
Woodhall Music Canada
4 Sydenham Street, Guelph, Ontario N1H 2W2, Canada
002 Brooks WIlliams Teaches Blues Guitar Basics: BROOKS WILLIAMS. Instructional 75-min. DVD from New England-based singer-songwriter explaining basic blues guitar techniques; includes tablature.