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2120 Queen St. E., Suite 200, Toronto, ON M4E 1E2, Canada
BAYOU UNDERGROUND: TRACING THE MYTHICAL ROOTS OF AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC by Dave Thompson. 2010, ISBN: 978-1-5502-962-2, pbk $17.95, 245pp., 6 x 9, Bibliography. Acclaimed music writer explores the Louisiana music scene beyond New Orleans, focusing on the region’s social history and musical development, as well as its folklore and oral traditions.
Faber & Faber
74-77 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DA, United Kingdom
ELECTRIC EDEN: UNEARTHING BRITAIN’S VISIONARY MUSIC by Rob Young. 2010, ISBN: 978-0-571-23752, pbk $27.25, 664pp., 6 x 9, Index, discog, notes, bibliography. Music journalist presents wide-ranging historical exploration of the emergence of folk music in early 20th-Century England and the subsequent development of British folk-rock.
Four Courts Press
5804 NE Hassalo ST, Portland, OR 97213
JOE HOLMES: HERE I AM AMONGST YOU by Len Graham. 2010, ISBN: 978-1-84682-252-0, pbk $25, 328pp., 6 x 9, Bibliography, Song References, Index. Traditional Irish singer presents an account of the folklore and repertoire of widely influential Irish fiddler and singer, along with a detailed portrait of traditional life in Ulster during Holmes’ lifetime; includes over 80 songs and over 50 transcriptions of dance tunes.
University Press of Mississippi
3825 Ridgewood Rd., Jackson, MS 39211-6492
BANJO ON THE MOUNTAIN: WADE MAINER’S FIRST HUNDRED YEARS by Dick Spottswood . 2010, ISBN: 978-1-60473-577-2, cloth $55, 134pp., 8 x 10, Index, discography. Musicologist and vernacular music historian documents the lifetime of bluegrass music legend by way of photographs, letters, posters, songbooks and other material and ephemera.
714 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 710, Los Angeles, CA 90015
West Bank Gone: DARRYL HOLTER. Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter hearkens to ’60s Minneapolis folk and roots music scene on sophomore album.
c/o Savoy Label Group, 1316 3rd Street Promenade Ste 111, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1324
17803 Tribal: DR. JOHN and THE LOWER 911. Follow up to renowned New Orleans-based pianist/singer’s Grammy-winning album, City That Care Forgot, fuses jazz, soul and blues.
5746 Union Mill Road, PMB 155, Clifton, VA 20124
1004 Angels’ Share: DEAD MEN’S HOLLOW. Collection of 11 original spiritual tracks from bluegrass band featuring close-harmony vocals and acoustic backing.
141 Bentley Ave, Unit - E, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Now Before Us: TREVOR ALGUIRE. Canadian country singer releases a dozen original songs.
P.O. Box 60234, Chicago, IL 60660
4940 Giant: JAMES COTTON. Legendary Chicago bluesman and harpist releases a dozen mostly original blues songs.
P.O. Box 6023, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
60027 Wish I Were There: LOUIE SETZER and THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN BOYS. Traditional bluegrass singer and guitarist releases 16 tracks, with backing on banjo, mandolin, bass and fiddle.
P.O. Box 152081, Austin, TX 78715
Celestial Navigation: JAMES HYLAND and THE JOINT CHIEFS. Austin-based lead singer of the South Austin Jug Band releases 10-track Americana and alt-country album.
4725 Dorsey Hall Drive, Suite A 502, Ellicott CIty, MD 21042
3204102010 Tumblin Home: US 32. Married duo releases 13 tracks that mix contemporary styles and traditional folk.
Mühlenstrasse 5, Neuhausen D-73765, Germany
3044 Long Distance Love: CARA. Acclaimed multinational Celtic band incorporates influences from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, the U.S. and Nova Scotia on 13-track release.
Aurora Elephant Music
5414 SW Beach Dr. Terrace, Seattle, WA 98116
This is Fun!: CASPAR BABYPANTS. 20 children’s sing-a-long songs by lead singer of The Presidents of the United States of America.
P.O. Box 175, Bryson City, NC 28713
110 Mile Marker: THE FREIGHT HOPPERS. 13-track release from veteran North Carolina-based old-time string band.
193 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215
28 The Roots of Chicha 2: Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru: VARIOUS. Album explores psychedelic Chicha music birthed in Peruvian slums in the 1970s.
Grenzweg 1, Holste-Oldendorf 27729, Germany
16720 Vive La Canadienne: BONNIE DOBSON. Reissue of recordings of Canadian folk singer.
17143 The Lost 1966 Waldek Audition: JOHN PEARSE. Informal backstage tapes of influential folk and blues guitarist.
2605 Barclay Dr., Nashville, TN 37206
Jelly Roll: THE JUNIOR LEAGUE BAND. Mixture of country, blues and rock on 13-track third release from Washington, D.C.-based old-time inspired rock band.
P.O. Box 25725, Eugene, OR 97402
Two Piece Orchestra: THE COMFORTERS. Oregon-based rootsy songwriting duo releases 10 indie-pop songs.
P.O. Box 336, North Chili, NY 14514
Land of Plenty: THE REDEMPTION CENTER. Americana band delivers a dozen songs that mix of rock, Gospel, roots and folk.
3039 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60618
173 Mirepoix and Smoke: BEN WEAVER. Seventh full-length album from Minnesota-based Americana singer-songwriter.
178 Harlem River Blues: JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE. Third release from critically acclaimed Americana singer-songwriter recorded in his hometown of Nashville, Tenn.
2 Pound Cottages, Lower Green, Inkpen RG17 9DN, United Kingdom
2 Dance: BLOWZABELLA. UK-based folk-rock band plays 13 songs inspired by English and Irish dance music.
569 Hayes St., Ste. 1, San Francisco, CA 94102
10009 We’re onto Something: CLAUDETTE KING. 11-track debut album from youngest daughter of bluesman B. B. King.
7272 Walker Rd., Oldcastle, ON NOR1L0, Canada
2 Viper at the Virgin’s Feet: ALLISON BROWN. Canadian folk singer explores Gospel and roots tradition in 12-song release.
242 W. Main St., #406, Hendersonville, TN 37075
Past and Present: THE CARTER FAMILY III. 13 tracks from third generation of the legendary Carter family, including classics from the family catalog as well as new material.
Box 132, Chilmark, MA 02535
7301 Lila: JOEL ZOSS. Lighthearted folk and blues singer-songwriter and award-winning author releases 13 original tracks, with eclectic backing.
230 Queen St. East, Apt B, Toronto, ON M5A1S3, Canada
Little Green Bud: CHLOE CHARLES. Five lo-fi tracks from Canadian female singer-songwriter.
930 San Andres St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
10001 A Moment a Lifetime: DOUGLAS CLEGG. Ten mostly original songs from multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter.
67 Commons Rd, New York, NY 12526
Timbuktu Tarab: KHAIRA ARBY. Trad-inspired Malian vocalist mixes Berber and Sonrhai musical roots on 12-track release.
Seattle, WA 98105
012010 Many Waters: GAYLE CLOUD. Mix of eclectic pop, folk and wold beat on Seattle-based singer-songwriter’s all-original 10-track debut release.
PO Box 5921, West End, Brisbane, 4101 Queensland, Australia
The Circus of Desires: CLOUDSTREET. A baker’s dozen trad-styled tracks from Australian folk duo inspired by Anglo-Celtic and Australian traditions, featuring ballads, vocal harmonies, Irish tin whistle, flute and more.
5225 Wilshire Blvd. #721, Los Angeles, CA 90036
2137 My Son, the Folk Singer: ALLAN SHERMAN. Rerelease of Jewish humorist’s 1962 debut album.
2138 My Son, the Celebrity: ALLAN SHERMAN. Rerelease of Jewish humorist’s 1962 sophomore album.
2139 My Son, the Nut: ALLAN SHERMAN. Rerelease of Jewish humorist’s 1963 album.
2141 For Swingin’ Livers Only!: ALLAN SHERMAN. Rerelease of Jewish humorist’s 1964 album.
916 19th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37212
4543 Legacy: PETER ROWAN BLUEGRASS BAND. A baker’s dozen largely trad-informed originals on label debut from renowned bluegrass guitarist; produced by Alison Brown and feat. spec. guests Del McCoury, Tim O’Brien, Gillian Welch and more.
4545 The Last Star: HEIDI TALBOT. Former lead singer of Cherish the Ladies offers 11 mostly trad songs featuring John McCusker, Boo Hewerdine, Eddi Reader, Karine Polwart, Ian Carr, Phill Cunningham, Kris Drever, Michael McGoldrick and Andy Cutting.
4547 Dreams In America: LUKA BLOOM. Irish-born singer-songwriter releases 14 tracks reinterpreting his past songs, including three live performances.
Brian Russell Cook
19156 Orchard Heights Dr., South Bend, IN 46614
Mood Swings: BRIAN RUSSELL COOK. 10 tracks from midwestern roots-influenced songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
707 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora, IL 60506
Plenty of Gold: BEN SAGE. 11 original songs from multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter.
43 rue General Patton, Brussels 1050, Belgium
156 Fall of Spring: LONELY DRIFTER KAREN. Trio releases a dozen original songs mixing folk, rock and indie pop.
47 Music Square East, Nashville, TN 37203
79183 Love Heals: A Tribute to Our Wounded Warriors: WYNONNA JUDD. Acclaimed American country singer releases 12 tracks dedicated to soldiers wounded in service.
75 Lincoln Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606
The Naming: GALEET DARDASHTI. 7-track release from musician and chanter drawing on Persian classical music and Middle Eastern Jewish singing.
The Demon Barbers
P.O. Box 467, Haworth, Keighley BD22 8WS, UK
3 The Demon Barbers and the Adventures of ... Captain Ward: THE DEMON BARBERS. A baker’s dozen trad tracks arranged by high-energy folk-rock band.
Denon US / Savoy Label Group
1316 3rd Street Promenade Ste 111, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1324
17785 Live from Wales: MEN ALOUD. Traditional Welsh choir ensemble from UK releases 14-track live recording accompanied by DVD.
208 Barclay Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516
001 Come and Found You Gone: The Bill Ferris Recordings: MISSISSIPPI FRED MCDOWELL with ANNE MAE MCDOWELL and NAPOLEON STRICKLAND. Previously unreleased recordings of seminal North Miss. Hill Country bluesman and slide guitarist; recorded by renowned folklorist during a house party in the summer of 1967.
3423 E. Denny Way, Seattle, WA 98122
Duets Abroad: RUTHIE DORNFELD. Fiddler releases 20 songs that draw from both traditional and contemporary sources, including American and Finnish influences, and feature several collaborations with European artists.
6891 Tradewinds Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92001
101 Fiery Blue: FIERY BLUE. 18 tracks on long-distance collaboration between Austin-based producer and NYC-based singer.
22 Harbor Park Dr., Port Washington, NY 11050-4617
2311 Carryin’ On: DALE WATSON. Nashville-based country singer and guitarist releases polished-sounding album that adheres to 1960s-1970s style.
1042 F St., Lincoln, NE 68508
48 Jephthah’s Daughter: EMBER SCHRAG. 4-track EP from New England-based singer-songwriter.
333 Dallas Dr., Toms River, NJ 08753
Elevator Art: ELEVATOR ART. 12-track debut album from New Jersey-based 5-piece pop-rock band.
P.O. Box 229, Turners Falls, MA 01376
105 Cove Over: PATTY CARPENTER and THE DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY JAZZ BAND. A dozen tracks from family band mixing roots, reggae, Middle Eastern influences and more.
Masovngata 18, NO-3616 Kongsberg, Norway
64 Bako: KOUAME SEREBA and ERIK WØLLO. Acclaimed Norway-based folk musician, an African Ivory Coast native, releases collection of Afrobeat songs blended with electronic ambient sounds.
285 Spencer St., Ottawa, ON K1Y 2R1, Canada
09 For Honour and For Gain: FINEST KIND. Sixth album from Canadian vocal trio contains 18 trads and folk originals.
41-15 44th Street, Suite 2M, Sunnyside, NY 11104
Vengeance Is Mine: BRUTUS FAUST. Famed photographer Andres Serrano releases folk-rock album under pseudonym.
P.O. Box 40, Workington, Cumbria CA14 3GJ, U.K.
220 An Evening with A.L. Lloyd: A.L. LLOYD. First issued live recording of influential 1950s-1960s folk revival architect and mentor features English and Australian folk songs as well as storytelling tracks.
232 Company of Ghosts: LIZZIE NUNNERY. Debut full-length album from UK-based singer-songwriter and playwright.
235 Rags and Robes: EWAN McLENNAN. Young Scottish folk singer releases 14-track trad-inspired album.
P.O. Box 2160, Pulaski, VA 24301
Sunset Drive: MARO KAWABATA. 11 covers and one trad from Japanese-born bluegrass guitarist with guest vocalists.
Firefly Jar Music
P.O. Box 3, Scandinavia, WI 54977
004 The Road That Leads Me Home: L.J. BOOTH. Live album from Wisconsin singer-songwriter recorded in several central-Wisc. venues.
801 N Kalanchoe, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Lonestar Lullabye: ROCKIN’ ACOUSTIC CIRCUS. Third album from Tulsa-based acoustic rock/bluegrass band.
705 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540-6654
1482 A Jug Band Extravaganza: VARIOUS. Live concert from San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall celebrating the film Chasin’ Gus’ Ghost; featuring Jim Kweskin, Geoff Muldaur, John Sebastian, David Grisman and Maria Muldaur, among others.
Pajamaentie 7 B 20, Helsinki SF-00360, Finland
07 Grannen: FRIGG. Fourth studio album from acclaimed Scandinavian nordgrass acoustic string ensemble features nine tracks.
8400 Upper Prarie Rd., Chillwack, BC V2P6H3, Canada
A Story about You and Me: TRISHA GAGNON. Dozen-song debut release from Canadian-born singer-songwriter inspired by folk and bluegrass influences; special guests incl. Peter Rowan, Laurie Lewis, Jim Nunally, Vince Gill and many others.
Ribe Landevej 190, Vejle DK-7100, Denmark
1110 Højbystævnet 2009: VARIOUS. 2 CDs and 34 tracks drawn from recordings of the Højbystævnet Festival in 2009.
1210 Rannok: RANNOK. Danish fiddler and pianist play a variety of traditional styles and tunes.
1310 Firetour: BALTIC CROSSING. 13-track collection of music taken from 18th- and 19th-Century manuscripts of traditional Danish folk songs.
Akersgata 7, Oslo N-0158, Norway
7255 Langt Ute: GEITUNGEN. Norway-based trio play 12 traditional festive songs from rural Rogaland, with backing on fiddles, guitars, mandolin, mandola, melodeon and more.
89-05 138th St, Jamaica, NY 11435
2079 Put the Stereo On: GAPPY RANKS. A dozen reggae and dancehall tracks from UK-based reggae singer.
Via Pisana 788, Florence 50143, Italy
Run Away: LIVIO GUARDI. Italian singer and acoustic multi-instrumentalist mixes American roots material with a Mediterranean sound.
Pl. Amics De Lleida S/N, Lleida 25008, Spain
033 It’s My Story: THE TREE PEOPLE. Oregon-based psych-folk pioneers release 12 new songs.
22 Glen Rd, Katoomba, NSW 2780, Australia
006 Deep Fried Satisfied: CLAUDE HAY. 11-track release from Australian blues and roots musician.
P.O Box 2522, Henfield BN5 9XR, U.K.
1012 Simple Folk: CHRIS RICKETTS and MARK WILLSHIRE. Folk duo’s debut album features sea shanties and other traditional folk songs alongside covers and originals.
P.O. Box 120283, Nashville, TN 37212
1005 Chicken and Egg: TIM O’BRIEN. Roots singer-songwriter and genre-defying multi-instrumentalist releases 14 tracks, including originals, covers and one trad.
P.O. Box 213 , Terlingua, TX 79852
004 There Was a Time: HANK WOJI. Texas-based Americana artist releases 11 songs on third album, including covers of Woody Guthrie and Towns Van Zandt plus two trads.
Kill Rock Stars
1526 NE Alberta Street #231, Portland, OR 97211
518 Thistled Spring: HORSE FEATHERS. Portland-based Americana 4-piece band delivers 10 contemplative originals on third album, with backing on guitar, cello, violin, piano, banjo and more.
Allegria, 45, Boves 12012, Italy
01 Abnormal: ABNOBA. Young Italian folk band releases 14-track debut that mixes trad-inspired folk with funk and rock.
4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
October Valentine: CHRIS KOKESH. Debut full-length release from Oregon-based singer-songwriter and fiddle player.
P.O. Box 15117, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035
1039 The Lost Atlanta Tapes: PIANO RED. Collection of live performances from legendary pianist from 1984.
P.O. Box 331, Peebles, OH 45660
6151010 10: McGUFFEY LANE. Country-rock band releases 10 tracks on first album with all surviving members since 1980s.
P.O. Box 20101, Dayton, OH 45420
Something Else Is Waiting: LITHIUM SEVEN. Ohio-based indie folk-rock band releases debut three-track EP.
4949 NE 34th Ave., Portland, OR 97211
004 Suite: KEVIN BURKE and CAL SCOTT. Duo consisting of Celtic fiddler and American guitarist releases nine classical Celtic-inspired arrangements.
54 Music Square East, Ste. 300, Nashville, TN 37203
14555 Praise and Blame: TOM JONES. Roots project from veteran singer features 11 covers of blues, country and folk songs.
712 Sparks Ave., Austin, TX 78705
2009 Baghdad Texas: BOOKA and THE FLAMING GECKOS. Texas native combines Middle Eastern flare with Texas country for the soundtrack of Baghdad Texas.
4317 View St., Oakland, CA 94611
Janam: JANAM. Ensemble explores traditional mountain music from regions of North America, the Near and Middle East and the southern Balkans on 15-track release.
232 Leonard Ave., Nashville, TN 37205
Kindling Stone: KINDLING STONE. Folk duo releases 12-track mix of originals, a Sacred Harp song and a Shaker spiritual, with backing on mandolin, reed organ and fiddle.
P.O. Box 1674, La Crosse, WI 54602
0015 Silly Biz: Hans Mayer Favorites: HANS MAYER. 22 tracks of kids-oriented music from singer, multi-instrumentalist and award-winning children’s performer.
McKay Stout Music
Flat 1/6, 115 Crow Road, Patrick, Glasgow G11 7SH, UK
001 White Nights: CATRIONA McKAY and CHRIS STOUT. Nine mainly originals from traditional Scottish duo consisting of Shetland fiddler and Scottish harpist.
485 Broadway 3rd Fl, New York, NY 10013
70166 Memphis Blues: CYNDI LAUPER. Veteran award-winning pop singer presents 11 blues covers; special guests include Charlie Musselwhite, B.B. King, Jonny Lang and Allen Toussaint.
20 Melborne Street, Saltaire BD18 3JH, United Kingdom
002 In Concert: METHERA feat. KERR FAGAN HARBRON. String quartet with English trad roots releases 10 live tracks juxtaposing originals and trads.
P.O. Box 351, San Angelo, TX 76902
Man Behind the Curtain: TERRY MILLS. Americana singer-songwriter releases 11-track debut.
5012 Brighton Road, Austin, TX 78745
009 Favorites 1992-2001: JIMMY LAFAVE. Collection of songs written by Texas-based singer-songwriter during his stint as president of Bohemia Beat Records.
P.O. Box 80037, Maples, MN 55408
16 When the Devil Goes Blind: CHARLIE PARR. Nine original acoustic tracks and two trads from Minnesota-based, trad-inspired singer-songwriter and guitarist/banjoist.
P.O. Box 50622, Minneapolis, MN 55405
50 Berets and Bongos: DAN NEWTON’S CAFÉ ACCORDION ORCHESTRA. Twin Cities-based quintet releases a multicultural exploration of accordion-based lounge music.
Niblick Is a Giraffe
P.O. Box 20078, London NW2 3FA, U.K.
10 In Modern History: JIM MORAY. 10-track mix of trad and original songs in modern settings from English singer and multi-instrumentalist.
1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019
521980 Antifogmatic: PUNCH BROTHERS. Chambergrass string quintet delivers 10 acoustic originals on sophomore album named after a 19th Century alcoholic drink meant to stave off the effects of dreary weather.
P.O. Box 30198, Seattle, WA 98113
Ghost Bikes: JIM PAGE. 12 tracks from topical folk singer recorded in front of an audience of about 30.
P.O. Box 651, Oxford OX2 9RB, U.K.
108 My Very Favourite Nursery Rhyme Record: TIM HART and FRIENDS. Recently deceased English folk singer and Steeleye Span founding member releases two-CD collection of children’s nursery rhymes.
2994 S. Mabbett Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207
The Caribou Bar and Grill: JOHN STANO. 12-track release from Wisconsin-based singer-songwriter.
108 Glenray Ct., New Freedom, PA 17349
109 Sea to Sining Sea: A Tapestry of American Music: ROBIN SPIELBERG. Pianist’s collection of 20 traditional songs, most arranged for ensemble, that chronicle various episodes from American history.
Joe Rollin Porter
4210 Spokane Ave., Cleveland, OH 44109
Troubles Just Like Mine: JOE ROLLIN PORTER. Ohio-based fingerstyle guitarist and vocalist releases 10 mostly trad songs, often drawn from American folk and early blues material.
P.O. Box 933, Ojai, CA 93024
104 Internal Combustion: RAIN PERRY. California-based folk-rock singer-songwriter releases 10 songs.
Mill Lane, Box, Wiltshire SN13 8PL, UK
179 Capture 1995-2010: AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM. 2-CD set features remastered and compiled tracks from acclaimed world fusion collective’s previous five albums.
Red Cliffs Press
5826 South 6950 West, Hooper, UT 84315
5116 Equine: BRENN HILL. 16 songs from Utah-based singer-songwriter inspired by his son’s battle with cancer.
P.O. Box 257608, Chicago, IL 60625
Caskets in the Cornfield: JOHNSBURG 3. Illinois-based Americana singer weaves blues, Tex-Mex and pop on 12-song release.
4600 Finley Drive, Austin, TX 78731
1002 Robyville: LONG WOODSON. Texas-based Americana singer-songwriters release a dozen tracks on concept album about fictional West Texas bohemian town.
360 Hoover Ave., Twp. of Washington, NJ 07676-4710
Home America: CHARLES LALLO. Seven topical songs from American singer-songwriter.
3301 N Camiono Los Brazos, Tuscon, AZ 85750
Lulo: RONSTADT GENERATIONS. 13-track release from members of the Ronstadt family includes originals alongside traditional Mexican ballads and material from the Southwest.
276 Carlton Ave #1, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Steamboat Soul: ROOSEVELT DIME. Brooklyn-based jug band releases 13 songs mixing soul, blues and alt-country.
301 Jacob St., Seekonk, MA 02771
123 The Best Candy in the Whole World and Other Stories: BILL HARLEY. Five stories from children’s performer, storyteller and recording artist.
One Rounder Way, Burlington, MA 01803
0640 Dailey and Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers: DAILEY and VINCENT. Veteran bluegrass musicians sing a dozen covers of Gospel-rooted country band.
0641 The Famous Lefty Flynn’s: THE GRASCALS. Acclaimed bluegrass band releases 12 original instrumental tracks on their fourth album.
3284 No Better Than This: JOHN MELLENCAMP. Veteran songwriter releases 13 all-original tracks.
P.O. Box 260851, Encino, CA 91426-0851
51263 Tonight I Ride: TOM CORBETT. Mandolinist and guitarist releases a dozen old-time and bluegrass songs on his third release.
Maanlander 41, Amersfoort, MN 3824, The Netherlands
62605 Meets the Metropole Orchestra: LISANDRO ADROVER. Argentinean-born composer and bandoneon musician performs with the acclaimed Metropole Orchestra.
2042-A Armacost Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025
12108 Guitar Legend: The Very Best of Dick Dale: DICK DALE. Collection of recordings from surf-rock pioneer.
1180 Vickers St, Atlanta, GA 30316
Clumsy Seduction: EMMA HILL. Alaskan vocalist releases 15 indie folk tracks.
380 Westminster Pl. , Ludi, NJ 07644
The Lost Way: MATT SCHWARZ. Lead singer of rock band Sleepy Hollow releases 11 trad and trad-inspired British folk songs.
P.O. Box 736, Sisters, OR 97749
Behind the Beat, Below the Note: DENNIS McGREGOR. Old-time release from from self-described Americana Nouveau Oregon-based singer-songwriter.
600 Maryland Ave. SW, Ste. 2001, Washington, DC 20024
40202 Rising Sun Melodies: OLA BELLE REED. 19 tracks, eight previously unreleased, from legendary Appalachian singer and banjo player; includes live performances from Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
45064 Sunny Day: ELIZABETH MITCHELL. 19-track fifth album from family-oriented children’s singer; guests include Levon Helm, Dan Zanes, Jon Langford and more.
116 N. Poydras St., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
Should Have Known: YVETTE LANDRY. 16 twangy original country and honky-tonk songs from La.-based guitarist/singer and Bonsoir Catin bassist.
Spare the Rock
323 Dean, Brooklyn, NY 11217
01 Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti: VARIOUS. Collection of previously unreleased songs by artists Pete Seeger, Dan Zanes, Dog on Fleas, Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem and many more; made for the benefit of Haiti relief effort.
168 Danforth St. #3, Portland, ME 04102
Sea Monster: JASON SPOONER. 12 originals in varying styles from New England singer-songwriter.
8631 Rainwood Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70810
1055 Homemade Haircut: TRUCKSTOP HONEYMOON. Banjo-and-upright bass duo releases 14 original songs, with backing on drums, piano, fiddle and horns.
888 7th Ave, Floor 35, New York, NY 10106
899841002089 My Country: Smash Hits: VARIOUS. Country music superstars release a tribute album to American servicemen and women; featuring Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Reba McEntire, Dierks Bently and many more plus a special appearance by former President George W. Bush.
959 Wye Dr., Akron, OH 44303
Red Wine: HEY MAVIS. 11-track debut album from Ohio-based Americana trio, with backing on banjo, upright bass, fiddle and viola.
Box 861, Edmonton, AB T5J 2L8, Canada
1347 Spread the Love: RONNIE EARL and THE BROADCASTERS. Varied mix of blues, jazz and soul from award-winning guitarist and band members.
1349 Passport to the Blues: DUKE ROBILLARD. A dozen mostly original blues songs from Grammy-nominated guitarist and songwriter.
P.O. Box 25, Horden, Peterlee, Co. Durham SR8 3YZ, U.K.
111 Wotcheor!: JEZ LOWE and THE BAD PENNIES. Acclaimed UK-based singer-songwriter releases 18 trad-inspired songs as a tribute to the era of radio cabaret.
Texas World Records
816 Congress Ave., Ste. 1510, Austin, TX 78701
Honky Tonk Merry Go Round: THE LUCKY TOMBLIN BAND. Austin-based honky-tonk musicians release 14 tracks on fourth album.
1604 8th Avenue South, 2nd Floor, Nashville, TN 37203
Patchwork River: JIM LAUDERDALE. 13 rooted originals from veteran Nashville singer-songwriter co-written with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter.
4002 Water Bound: SHANNON WHITWORTH. 12-track debut release from Americana singer and guitarist.
001 Roomful of Smoke: LESLIE STEVENS and the BADGERS. Los Angeles-based indie folk band releases 11 mostly original tracks.
2101 Pearl Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
25 Side by Side: WILSON and MOORE. New Orleans-based guitarist and bassist release 11-track folk-rock album.
PO Box 7814 , Bloomington, IN 47407-7814
255102 Chocolate Paper Suites: KRISTA DETOR. Indiana-based folk singer and pianist releases 15-track album.
True North Records
14 - 3245 Harvest Rd., Burlington, ON L5N 3T7, Canada
270118 More Lunch at Allen’s: LUNCH AT ALLEN’S. Canadian pop-folk supergroup consisting of Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan and Ian Thomas releases a dozen new tracks.
P.O. Box 50508, Provo, UT 84605
2052 Brand New Shoes: RYAN SHUPE and THE RUBBERBAND. Dozen-track release from multigenre acoustic band.
25 Juniper Rd., Placitas, NM 87043
005 Little Earth: RAHIM ALHAJ. 15-track release from Iraqi oud master and maqam composer; guests include Bill Frisell, Maria de Barros and more.
11846 Ventura Blvd, Ste 130, Studio City, CA 91604
302067017 Still Rovin’ After All These Years: THE IRISH ROVERS. New release from trad-inspired Irish performers in their 45th year as a band.
The Violin Shop
220 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville, TN 37221
003 Carpenter and May: FRED CARPENTER and TIM MAY. 12-track mix of bluegrass, Celtic and jazz music from acoustic duo.
Water Tower Bucket Boys
4 Dover Way , Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Sole Kitchen: WATER TOWER BUCKET BOYS. Trad-inspired old-time and bluegrass band experiments with punk and psychedelic elements on fourth album.
705 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540-6654
4047 The High Road Home: JACK WILLIAMS. Collection of 15 new and old songs from veteran southern acoustic roots guitarist.
P.O. Box 158, Woodstock, NY 12498
33 Songs of the Grateful Dead: A Tribute to Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter: JESSE McREYNOLDS and FRIENDS with DAVID NELSON and STU ALLEN. Bluegrass mandolin innovator and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee releases 13 covers of songs by the Grateful Dead.
dist. Harmonia Mundi USA, 1117 Chestnut St., Burbank, CA 91506-1624
450013 Muzikr: CARLOU D. Senegalese Sufi Muslim singer, songwriter and guitarist offers social commentary on 11 tracks of spiritual roots music; with elements of funk, hip hop, jazz, soul and acoustic roots.
1910 Madison Avenue #671, Memphis, TN 38104
1716 Ain’t Got No Troubles: EDEN BRENT. Award-winning blues pianist and vocalist releases 12-track sophomore album that incorporates jazz, soul and pop.
Yellow Room / Matt Watroba
P.O. Box 629, Hartland, MI 48353
013 Shine Right Through the Dark: MATT WATROBA. 11 original songs from Michigan-based folk singer/guitarist, radio DJ and SO! contributor, with backing on mandolin, accordion, bass, fiddle and more.
449-A Trollingwood Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27258
Wildwood: CHATHAM COUNTY LINE. North Carolina-based, bluegrass-influenced acoustic roots quartet presents a dozen songs on their fifth studio album.
2222 Wag!: PETER CASE. Veteran blues-rock singer-songwriter releases 12 original songs.
Ohio University Press
19 Circle Drive, Athens, OH 45701
978-0-8214-1943-4 STORIES FROM THE ANNE GRIMES COLLECTION OF AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC: Anne Grimes. Late folksinger, dulcimer musician and renowned song collector shares stories about her fieldwork with traditional performers, with lyrics, photographs, information about the songs and a CD sampler; compiled and edited by her daughters.
Box 95105, Kingsgate RPO, Vancouver, BC V5T 4T8, Canada
0066 The Mississippi Sheiks Tribute Concert: Live In Vancouver: VARIOUS. DVD recording of a live concert paying tribute to famed African American string band, featuring performances by Dave Alvin, John Hammond, Van Dyke Parks, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Geoff Muldaur, Jim Byrnes and others.
Denon US / Savoy Label Group
1316 3rd Street Promenade Ste 111, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1324
17786 Live from Wales: MEN ALOUD. Traditional Welsh choir ensemble from UK releases live recording accompanied by CD. 60 mins.
825 8th Ave, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10019
303049 Going Home: JACKSON BROWNE. Reissue of 1999 documentary and live concert recording of accomplished songwriter, featuring Don Henley, David Crosby, Graham Nash, The Eagles, David Lindley, Jennifer Warnes and Bonnie Raitt. 90 mins.
705 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540-6654
5104k Chasin’ Gus’ Ghost: VARIOUS. Documentary explores history of jug band music, highlighting the importance of Cannon’s Jug Stompers, the Memphis Jug Band and the Dixieland Jug Blowers; incl. Jim Kweskin, Geoff Muldaur, John Sebastian, David Grisman and Maria Muldaur, among others.
P.O. Box 340, Woodstock, NY 12498
HAP-AR21 Basic Arranging That Every Guitarist Should Know 1: HAPPY TRAUM. First DVD in two-disc set teaches players the basics of guitar arrangements for songs in dropped D tuning. 80 min.
HAP-AR22 Basic Arranging That Every Guitarist Should Know 2: HAPPY TRAUM. Second DVD in two-disc set teaches players the basics of guitar arrangements for songs in standard tuning. 80 min.
JEF-GT21 Learn Seven Grateful Dead Classics for Acoustic Guitar: JEFFREY PEPPER RODGERS. 120-min. DVD from editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine and author teaches how to play popular songs by the Grateful Dead.
LCA-GT21 The Guitar of Larry Campbell: Interpreting the Gospel Songs and Style of Rev. Gary Davis: LARRY CAMPBELL with TERESA WILLIAMS. 55-min. instructional DVD from acclaimed producer, guitarist and accompanist explores the music of influential blues guitarist and Gospel singer, Rev. Gary Davis; with vocals provided by Willams.
Mind the Gap Films
6 Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland
06802 Hallelujah Broadway: VARIOUS. Collections of songs from large Broadway productions, including Godspell, Oklahoma!, West Side Story, Sound of Music, Billy Elliot, Rent and Wicked, among others.
422 Business Center, H-840 N Circle Dr, Oaks, PA 19456
166 Bird on a Wire: LEONARD COHEN. Veteran Canadian singer-songwriter releases 106-min. DVD recording of his 1972 European tour.
4992 Jamdown: EMMANUEL BONN, director. 70-min. classic reggae documentary initially released in 1980 explores roots of Jamaican reggae and dub; contains rare performances by Toots and The Maytals, Cedric Myton and The Congos.