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3047 North London Ave., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60657
IMAGES OF AMERICA: KENTUCKY'S BLUEGRASS MUSIC by James C. Claypool. 2010, ISBN: 978-0-7385-8561-1, pbk $21.99, 128pp., 6 x 9, Table of Contents. A comprehensive overview, mainly through images and lengthy captions, of bluegrass music in the Bluegrass State.
Chicago Review Press
814 N. Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60610-3109
BUCK OWENS: THE BIOGRAPHY by Eileen Sisk. 2010, ISBN: 978-1-55652-768-5, cloth $24.95, 385pp., 6 x 9, Discography, Sessionography, Index. Music journalist explores the personal life of country music star, iconic Bakersfield Sound pioneer and host of the popular television show Hee Haw.
Dover Historical Society
P.O. Box 53, East Dover, VT 05341
SONGS AND VERSE FROM THE HILLS OF VERMONT by James and Mary Atwood. 2010, pbk, 110pp., 8 x 11. Reprint of a 1919 collection of songs, ballads and poems collected in the early 20th Century by Edith Sturgis and arranged by Robert Hughes; includes a new foreword written by Tony Barrand.
353 Sacramento Street Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94111
HIT HARD: A STORY OF HITTING ROCK BOTTOM AT THE TOP by Joey Kramer. 2010, ISBN: 978-0-06-156662-2, pbk $15.99, 239pp., 5 x 8, Table of Contents. Drummer of popular American rock band Aerosmith gives an account of his battles with addiction and depression.
1700 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
SHELTER FROM THE STORM: BOB DYLAN'S ROLLING THUNDER YEARS by Sid Griffin. 2010, ISBN: 978-1-906002-27-5, pbk $19.95, 256pp., 6 x 9, Table of Contents. Author and musician details Bob Dylan's mid-1970s star-laden national tour, the Rolling Thunder Revue, along with several of the other projects the folk icon was working on during this period.
University Press of Mississippi
3825 Ridgewood Rd., Jackson, MS 39211-6492
THE JAZZ IMAGE: SEEING MUSIC THROUGH HERMAN LEONARD'S PHOTOGRAPHY by K. Heather Pinson. 2010, ISBN: 978-1-60473-494-2, cloth $50, 240pp., 6 x 9, Table of Contents, Index. Explores pioneer photographer's methods of representing jazz music on film from 1945-1959 as well as the subsequent creation of the archetypal image of a jazz musician.
P.O. Box 60234, Chicago, IL 60660
4938 Georgia Warhorse: JJ GREY and MOFRO. 11 original tracks from Florida-based roots-rock musician and backing band.
4939 The Well: CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE. 13 original songs from legendary blues harmonica player and vocalist, with backing band.
P.O. Box 2593, West Chester, PA 19380
1122 Bless My Sole: ANGEL BAND. 13-track topical release from female folk vocal trio, with backing on mandolin, guitars, fiddle, accordion, drums and more.
1123 Tomorrow’s Children: PETE SEEGER with the RIVERTOWN KIDS and FRIENDS. 19 newly recorded songs from legendary 91-year-old folk musician and activist performing with a children’s choir and others, including Dar Williams and David Bernz.
317 22nd Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Gabe Barnett Sings Don’t Fuck with the Money-Changers and Other Folk Songs: GABE BARNETT feat. THE BIG HOUSE JUG BAND. Grassroots folk singer releases 10 tracks inspired by Woody Guthrie, among others.
Tony Barrand and Keith Murphy
109 Washington St., Brattleboro, VT 05301-3355
On the Banks of Coldbrook: Atwood Family Songs from the Hills of Vermont: TONY BARRAND and KEITH MURPHY. Trad folk duo performs 14 ballads based on versions collected in Vermont early in the 20th Century and originally published in 1919 in Songs from the Hills of Vermont.
111 Pine St, Suite 1350, San Francisco, CA 94111
Life in Prism: Guitar Notes from the Inside: STEVE BAUGHMAN. California-based Celtic guitarist releases 16 tracks.
87 Washington Ave, Apt. 13, Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706
American Preservation: MATT TURK. Americana artist covers 11 classic pop culture songs, including two trads.
P.O. Box 463, Austin, TX 78767
9600 Its’ a Good Day: ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL and LEON RAUSCH. 83-year-old Western swing legend teams up with nine-time Grammy-winning band on a dozen songs mixing elements of country, swing and more.
3039 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60618
175 Old Devils: JON LANGFORD and SKULL ORCHARD. Songwriter mixes punk rock and modern folk on 12-song release.
P.O. Box 231080, Boston, MA 02123
For Reasons Unseen: HANNEKE CASSEL. 12-track release from Boston-based fiddler blends Americana, Celtic and classical influences; includes numerous special guests form New England roots music community.
122 Pearl Street, Saint Albans, VT 05478
La Violette: MICHÈLE CHOINIÈRE. 13 mainly French-American trads from Vermont-based vocalist, with backing on piano, accordion and more.
177 Cardigan Road, Hull, East Yorkshire HU3 6XD, UK
A New Dawn: CIRCUS ENVY. 5-track EP from UK-based acoustic alt-folk band.
916 19th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37212
4542 Wherever Yet May Be: OLD BLIND DOGS. Mixture of trad and original tracks on 10th studio album from Scottish roots band.
P.O. Box 7405, Charlottesville, VA 22906
2743 Mountain Fiddler: U.S. SENATOR ROBERT BYRD. 14 old-time songs and tunes originally released in 1977 from the late U.S. Senator and fiddler from West Virginia, with backing from members of the Country Gentlemen.
1216 Lewis St. #15, Nashville, TN 37210
003 UnZipped: COWBOYSLIM. 11 tracks from Nashville-based singer-songwriter influenced by the likes of Woody Guthrie and John Prine.
62 Hillsdale Rd., Medford, MA 02155
The Cartographer’s Wife: DANIELLE DOYLE. Debut album from Mass.-based alt-country singer-songwriter includes 10 original songs, with backing.
P.O. Box 788, Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0, Canada
001 Sweet Transitions: NAMING THE TWINS. All-original debut album from acoustic duo featuring harmony vocals and backing on Celtic harp, piano, accordion, euphonium, tin whistle, jaw harp, organ, bass and much more.
311 S. Main St., Brattleboro, VT 05301
Dance: LISSA SCHNECKENBURGER. Vermont-based fiddler and singer releases compilation of 10 instrumental dance tunes from New England’s folk music tradition.
1200 NE 103rd St., Miami, FL 33138
Use Your Words: JEREMY PLAYS GUITAR. 14 songs from children’s music recording artists.
Fredrik Bengtsson LBS-studio, Skillinge 27660, Sweden
01 Chokladfabriken: CHOKLADFABRIKEN. 12-track mix of trads and originals from 5-piece Swedish band.
P. O. Box 1653, Keystone Heights, FL 32656
Deep: ELISABETH WILLIAMSON. 10 original folk- and bluegrass-flavored songs on debut album from Fla.-based acoustic guitarist/singer-songwriter.
P.O. Box 364, Montvale, NJ 07645
07 The Last Black and White TV: TERENCE MARTIN. 10 original songs on sixth release from NYC-based contemporary singer-songwriter and poet.
Great Big Sea
2238 Dundas Street West, P.O. Box 59039, Toronoto, ON M6R 3B5, Canada
010 Safe Upon the Shore: GREAT BIG SEA. Tenth album from Canadian Celtic and folk-rock band incorporates influences from southern rock.
56 Bennett St., Brighton, MA 02135
9904 I’m Taking My Time: MEL GREEN. Folk-rock singer and guitarist releases 13 original songs.
Cockenzie Business Centre, Edinburgh Road, Cockenzie, East Lothian EH32 0XL, Scotland
351 Jeelie Jars ’n’ Coalie Backies: ALEX HODGSON. Scottish vocalist, guitarist and mandolin player releases 11-song debut album that upholds traditional Prestonpan songwriting.
P.O Box 2522, Henfield BN5 9XR, U.K.
1011 Me and the Metronome: BLABBERMOUTH. 15 tracks from UK-based singer-songwriter and guitarist.
227 Sandringham Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Holler!: HOLLER!. Six-piece Middle East-based Americana band delivers 10 original tracks blending bluegrass, country, folk and rock.
La Bardonnerie 18270, Culan, France
Verse and Wars: JAMES HOOD. Raspy voiced DIY singer-songwriter sings three original songs.
P.O. Box 30, Bath, ME 04530
108 Sing Me Goodnight: LISA REDFERN. Collection of 13 mostly traditional lullabies with simple acoustic arrangements.
Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation
110 East 59th Street, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10022
Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations: VARIOUS. Compilation showcasing legendary African American artists covering Jewish songs, including Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Cannonball Adderley, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, The Temptations, Johnny Mathis and more.
52 North St, Corner Brook, NL a2h 2l1, Canada
I Made This for You: THE MOUNTAINS and THE TREES. 11 original songs on multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter’s modern folk debut release.
Frigg Oy, Pesolantie 3, Härmä 62300, Finland
0006 Kaisla: KARDEMIMMIT. 10 tracks from Espoo, Finland-based folk singers featuring 15- and 38-string kantele compositions.
20 Cedar St., Somerville, MA 02143
Pianomandonation: GREG KLYMA. 12 mostly original songs from roots-influenced singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
P.O. Box 331, Peebles, OH 45660
1011 Sugar: JONALEE WHITE. Sophomore album from Ohio-based pop-country singer.
The Loomis Fargo Gang
540 Cedar Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Humans, Nature, and Human Nature: THE LOOMIS FARGO GANG. 11-track debut album from Virginia-based folk-rock band.
1570 Caldwell St., Kingsport, TN 37665
FireFlies: TIM LOVELL. Bluegrass songwriter releases 14 original songs, playing alongside artists such as five-time Grammy winner Adam Steffey.
5111 St. Cyr Rd., Middleton, WI 53562
Tommy’s Gone to Hilo: TOM KASTLE. Singer-songwriter and tall-ship captain releases a 12-track collection of shanties and ballads.
General Delivery, Udora, ON L0C 1L0, Canada
North to Ontario 2010: VARIOUS. 19 original bluegrass songs from 19 different Ontario bluegrass bands.
415 Targhee Towne Rd., Alta, WY 83414
008 Chrome on the Range: MICHAEL HURWITZ and THE AIMLESS DRIFTERS. Western singer and guitarist mixes swing, Cajun, honky tonk, blues and cowboy music on 12-track release.
P. O. Box 15219, Lansing, MI 48901
0342 Revelation: LEE SCRATCH PERRY. 13-track release from dub reggae pioneer, featuring Duncan & Green, Tim Hill, Keith Richards, George Clinton, Dr. Sleepy, Alec Hay, Steve Marshall, elodieO & Abi Browning and David Stewart Jones.
2240 Union Ave. #39, Memphis, TN 38104
0225 Black Coffee: ANN SAVOY and HER SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS. 12 jazz-tinged Cajun tracks with blues-influenced vocals from veteran singer with backing on guitar, fiddle, drums and upright bass.
PO Box 12, Georgetown, MA 01833
Walk: KRISTEN MILLER. Massachusetts-based acoustic cellist presents a mixture of folk and jazz on latest release.
32 Union Sq. East #206, New York, NY 10003
024 Demi Masa: SIMAK DIALOG. Nine original tracks from Indionesian jazz-rock fusion band.
027 Upstream: GEOFF LEIGH and YUMI HARA. Nine mostly original tracks from jazz flute-keyboard duo.
034 Views from Chicheng Precipice: DENNIS REA. Five mostly traditional songs on pioneering artist’s homage to the music of East Asia.
035 Save the Planet: TOHPATI ETHNOMISSION. 11 tracks influenced by Javanese gamelan music from modern Indonesian jazz-rock fusion band.
3 Broadway #E, Beverly, MA 01915-4421
818612 La Superbe: BENJAMIN BIOLAY. Fifth album from French singer and instrumentalist features 22 tracks on two CDs.
1128 Old Liberty Rd, Monticello, NY 12701
Dockside: CAPT. RICK NESTLER. 15 mostly trad. tracks from New York-based folk singer, guitarist and former member of the Hudson River Sloop Singers.
One Pulse Artist Group
11404 Lapoynor St., Manor, TX 78653
Change a Thing: MIRANDA DODSON. 10 mostly original songs from Texas-based vocalist with backing on guitars, keys, bass and drums.
One World (R)evolution
16660 Forest Way, Austin, TX 78734
Transitions: ONE WORLD (R)EVOLUTION. 14 tracks from topical Austin-based singer-songwriter.
6762 Sioux Court, Magalia, CA 95954
PopZinkle: DAVID ZINK. Calif.-based musician delivers 12 originals with elements of acoustic folk, rock, soul, Gospel, blues and jazz.
PO Box 27 , Medicine Hat, AB TIA 7E5, Canada
002 Move the Earth: RON MASON. A dozen original songs inspired by Alberta’s industrial pottery heritage from Canadian roots/folk songwriter.
P.O. Box 974, Ponderay, ID 83852
The Day After Yesterday: TRUCK MILLS. 12 original instrumental songs from guitarist with backing on marimba, baglama saz and steel guitar.
110 Log Cabin Road, Nelson, NH 03457
Huckleberry Party: RICHARD POPOVIC. Collection of 13 acoustic children’s songs from New Hampshire-based singer-songwriter.
137 North Larchmont #644, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Play Chess: THE MORLOCKS. Rock band performs renditions of 12 classic blues recordings from Chess Records.
162 Duncan St., San Franciso, CA 94110
018 Vranjski San: BRASS MENAERI. San Francisco Bay Area-based Balkan gypsy band mixes elements of rock and funk on 15-track release.
213 11th St. SE, Washington DC 20003
003 Western Country: CALEB KLAUDER. 12 country-influenced tracks from Portland-based roots singer and musician with backing on fiddle, guitar, drums and bass.
1416 Dugger Dr, Nashville, TN 37206
683 Saints and Sinners: MOLLIE O’BRIEN and RICH MOORE. Folk duo’s debut album features 13 covers with elements of blues, bluegrass and other strains of American roots music.
PO Box 125, Madison, TN 37115
Quit Your Job - Play Guitar: MARK ROBINSON. Americana and blues guitarist and singer-songwriter releases debut with backing on drums, bass and organ.
One Rounder Way, Burlington, MA 01803
9100 Get Low Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: VARIOUS. Featuring brand new music from Alison Krauss, The Steeldrivers and Jerry Douglas as well as vintage tracks from The Ink Spots, Gene Austin and more.
4935 Birch Ln., Alexandria, VA 22312
Scythian Live Vol. 2: SCYTHIAN. Mix of Celtic and world music performed before a live audience from trad-influenced 4-piece band.
557 South School #103, Fayetteville, AR 72701
001 Highway 71: 3 PENNY ACRE. Fayetteville, Ark.-based acoustic folk/Americana trio releases 10 Ozarks-inspired mostly original tracks.
P.O. Box 473, Portage, MI 49081
90177 Tom Thumb’s Blues: BOB ROWE. 17-track tribute to Judy Collins with well-known covers and originals.
2042-A Armacost Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025
12110 Tin Can Trust: LOS LOBOS. Veteran Grammy-winning East L.A.-based quintet releases first collection of original material in four years, blending Mexican folk and rock influences.
12112 Dream Attic: RICHARD THOMPSON. Collection of 13 songs recorded before a live audience from distinguished British guitarist and folk-rock singer-songwriter.
P.O. Box 106, Whately, MA 01093
Butcher Holler: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn: EILEN JEWELL. Contemporary roots singer-songwriter delivers tribute to Loretta Lynn, featuring 12 songs written by the country music legend.
SJ Acoustic Music Group
6303 Blue Lagoon Drive Suite 400, Miami, FL 33126
I Like You / Le Mejor De Mi: SJ. Miami-based acoustic guitarist and singer-songwriter releases soft-rock single, sung in both English and Spanish.
200 Louise Ave., Hendersonville, TN 37077
1010 Mosaic: RICKY SKAGGS. Veteran award-winning country and bluegrass artist works alongside awarded producer Gordon Kennedy on 14-track pop-country release.
600 Maryland Ave. SW, Ste. 2001, Washington, DC 20024
40183 Classic Sounds of New Orleans: VARIOUS. 26-track collection that reflects the city’s many music traditions, including jazz, blues, r&b, Gospel, spirituals and more.
Soul Felt Music
1828 Anderson Creek road, Talent, OR 97540
Kvarnresan - Journey to the Mill: Rural Swedish Fiddle Music: NILS OLOF SÖDERBÄCK and PETER MICHAELSEN. Trad-inspired Swedish fiddle duo releases 20 songs.
Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop
P.O. Box 802, Sparta, NJ 07871
125 Shining Shadows: STEFAN GROSSMAN. 11 mostly original solo acoustic guitar instrumentals recorded in 1984 by widely respected fingerstyle blues and ragtime guitarist at the BBC Studios in London.
89 Ridge Rd., Katonah, NY 10536
Pictures of the Highway: MARC BLACK. A dozen orginal roots-rock songs from N.Y.-based singer-songwriter and guitarist, with backing and special guests, incl. Sloan Wainwright.
8 Martin Dene, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 8NA, U.K.
162 The Amazing Elsie Diamond: BLONDEL. First new album featuring original members of the 1970s progressive/psych folk duo since 1978.
163 Kimber’s Men: KIMBER’S MEN. British sea shanty quintet sings 18 mostly trad a cappella songs.
50 Stroud Green Rd., London N4 3ES, U.K.
573 Looking Glass: FAY HIELD. Mainly trad ballads and songs derived from obscure sources from UK-based folk singer, with backing on fiddles, concertina, nyckelharpa, symphonie and guitar.
579 Gift: ELIZA CARTHY and NORMA WATERSON. English folk revivalists’ album contains 11 songs mixing contemporary and traditional material, ranging from folk classics to jazz-inspired old-time tunes.
P.O. Box 11451, Takoma Park, MD 20913
0016 The Liberty Tree: A Celebration of the Life and Writings of Thomas Paine: LEON ROSSELSON and ROBB JOHNSON. UK-based artists perform songs about American Revolutionary-era writer.
200 East 10th St., pmb 126, New York, NY 10003
The Bowls Project: CHARMING HOSTESS. Album transforms inscriptions from earthenware buried beneath Babylonian houses into immersive songs; from 6-piece ensemble, plus guests.
89-05 138th St, Jamaica, NY 11435
1886 D.O.B.: BUSY SIGNAL. Dancehall DJ releases 15 fast-paced pop-reggaeton songs.
4163 The Definitive Collection of Federal Records (1964-1982): VARIOUS. 2-disc collection of songs from Kingston, Jamaica-based pop-reggae artists.
4164 The Best of Ernie Smith: Original Masters: ERNIE SMITH. Collection of original songs from pop-reggae pioneer.
681 Foster PT Rd., West Bath, ME 04530
Testimony: MORGANA. 10 mostly original songs from Maine-based teenage singer-songwriter.
May Cottage, Fullerton Road, Wherwell, Hampshire, SP11 7JS, U.K.
371 No Use In Cryin’: RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE. Twangy fiddle-guitar-banjo trio releases 14 renditions of traditional songs.
372 Through Lonesome Woods: THE ASKEW SISTERS. Collection of traditional jigs, dances and ballads from sister accordion-and-violin duo.
373 Tickled Pink: LYNNE HERAUD and PAT TURNER. Mix of new and traditional songs on fourth release from vocal duo, featuring backing on guitar, fiddle and oboe.
376 Sea Strands: Folk Songs and Tunes from Dorset: TIM LAYCOCK. Multi-instrumentalist delivers 15 traditional songs stemming from Dorset, in southwest England; with backing on guitars, fiddle, viola, percussion and more.
dist. Harmonia Mundi USA, 1117 Chestnut St., Burbank, CA 91506-1624
450012 Zumra: AMIRA and MERIMA KLJUCO. Collection of traditional Bosnian songs reworked in contemporary arrangements and styles by accordionist and vocalist.
Bruno Kowalczyk and Ray Lambert
1719 Mariaville Rd., Mariaville, ME 04605
978-1-4507-0573-8 THE HARMONICA AND TRADITIONAL QUÉBÉCOIS MUSIC: HISTORY, TECHNIQUES, SCORES, AND PLAYERS: Bruno Kowalzyk and Raymond Lambert. Songbook and accompanying CD by veteran harmonica players features background information on the instrument as well as harmonica tab and guitar chords for 50 traditional tunes and more, with a special emphasis on Québécois music; includes text in English and French.
4 Industrial Dr., Pacific, MO 63069-3611
978-078668246-1 Tab Only Method: William Bay. Instruction for tab-only method of guitar playing; includes CD.
978-078668246-1 old-time fiddle style: a collection of 35 traditional appalachian tunes: Ken Kolodner. Detailed instructions for playing traditional Appalachian fiddle tunes; includes transcriptions and CD with all tunes.
1306 Acacia Court, Roseville, CA 95661
92009 Live In Istanbul, Turkey: JOHN LEE HOOKER JR.. 14-track collection of live performances by the award-winning son of legendary bluesman; includes DVD containing an animated short.
Ribe Landevej 190, Vejle DK-7100, Denmark
0610 Projekt Dialekt: JENSEN and BUGGE. DVD recordings from four different dances and venues in four different parts of Denmark played by traditional Danish music duo.
Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop
P.O. Box 802, Sparta, NJ 07871
824/5 The Ragtime and Blues Guitar of Blind Blake: ARI EISINGER. 186-min. DVD featuring demonstration of the guitar-playing technique used by legendary ragtime and Piedmont blues guitar virtuoso; includes PDFs with detailed tab/music booklet.