Welcome to the "online" edition of "Publication Noted." Here you can find an annotated listing for all the releases submitted to Sing Out! in September 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 (September 2010)
1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036-4094
BOB DYLAN IN AMERICA by Sean Wilentz. 2010, ISBN: 978-0-385-52988-4, cloth $28.95, 390pp., 7 x 10, Index, selected readings, notes, discography. Professor, historian and award-winning author releases biography documenting Dylan’s explosion onto the scene in 1961 and subsequent rise to fame and critical acclaim as a musician and songwriter.
Francis St., Dundalk, Co Louth, Ireland
ALL IN! ALL IN! by Eilís Brady. 2009, ISBN: 0-901120-85-5, pbk $55, 195pp., 5 x 8, Index. Written collection of traditional Irish children’s street games, first published in 1975.
38 Eldon Terrace, Windmill Hill, Bristol BS3 4PA, UK
ALL FOR POOR JACK by Steve Tilston. 2010, ISBN: 978-0-9565122-0-8, pbk $12.5, 404pp., 5 x 8. Work of historical fiction story from UK-based folk singer.
2a Union Court, 20-22 Union Road, London SW4 6JP, UK
BECOMING ELEKTRA: THE TRUE STORY OF JAC HOLZMAN’S VISIONARY RECORD LABEL by Mick Houghton. 2010, ISBN: 978-1-906002-29-9, pbk $29.95, 304pp., 9 x 11, Endnotes, discography, index. Journalist and veteran music publicist presents an account of the growth of an independent folk label into a large record company.
445 Bellvale Rd., Chester, NY 10918
PEOPLE YOU’D LIKE TO KNOW: LEGENDARY MUSICIANS PHOTOGRAPHED BY HERB WISE by Herb Wise. 2010, ISBN: 978-1-84938-230-4, cloth $34.95, 168pp., 10 x 12. Collection of rare portraits and performer shots of largely folk and roots musicians and singers from accomplished photographer.
University of Illinois Press
1325 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820
SACRED STEEL: INSIDE AN AFRICAN AMERICAN STEEL GUITAR TRADITION by Robert L. Stone. 2010, ISBN: 978-0-252-07743-2, pbk $25, 280pp., 6 X 9, Notes, bibliography, interviews, discography, videography, index. Folklorist follows the sounds of sacred steel guitar into the music-driven Pentecostal worship of two related churches.
University Press of Kentucky
663 South Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40508
I WONDER AS I WANDER: THE LIFE OF JOHN JACOB NILES by Ron Pen. 2010, ISBN: 978-0-8131-2597-8, cloth $35, 353pp., 6 x 9, Index, sound Recordings, bibliography, notes. First full-length biography of American folk singer, songwriter, balladeer and song collector John Jacob Niles; features foreword by Rick Kogan.
Rajamäentie 167, Kantele 07565, Finland
18 Nordic Choro: NORDIC CHORO. 11 tracks, some traditional, on contemporary exploration of Brazilian choro music from musician influenced by traditional Nordic fiddling.
Postfach 1945, Osnabrück D-49009, Germany
1448 A Walk With You: THIERRY MASSOUBRE and JEFFERSON LOUVAT. 14 original tracks of American roots music with emphasis on Appalachian, swing, Celtic, ragtime and waltzes from guitarist-and-mandolin duo.
1449 All Ways Know: ANSGAR DÄLKEN. Guitarist releases 17 tracks of music inspired by jazz pianist Thelonius Monk.
1456 Ciao Villa Sonja: CARLOS DORADO. Classical guitarist releases 10 original tracks combining traditional Argentine music with contemporary Latin American music, featuring Quique Senesi and Victor Villadangos.
1457 Let Your Light Shine: WILLIE SALOMON. 16 tracks of American roots music from multi-instrumentalist and singer, with backing on mandolin from Bert Deivert.
Alma Afrobeat Ensemble
C/sant Joaquim, 40,4, Barcelona 080012, Spain
001 Toubab Soul: ALMA AFROBEAT ENSEMBLE. 10-track debut album features West African drums mixed with heavy brass instrumentation.
5641 Yale Blvd., Dallas, TX 75206
003 Containers and Jars: TANIA CORDOBÉS. Dallas-based singer-songwriter releases 11 original tracks on album sung in Spanish and English.
P.O. Box 85, Mystic, CT 06355
0023 Sing Me To Sleep: Indie Lullabies: VARIOUS. 14-track compilation of children’s songs covered by several indie-rock artists.
9 Kings Avenue, Bromley, Kent BR1 4HN, UK
Angles: ANGLES. Trio consisting of bagpipe, accordion and hurdy-gurdy players releases 14-track collection of jazz- and blues-tinged, trad-inspired tracks.
P.O. Box 2593, West Chester, PA 19380
1124 Human: JOHNNY CLEGG. Grammy-nominated South African pop and Zulu artist releases 12 mostly original tracks.
P.O. Box 111, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4FZ, U.K.
2281 Finnish Tango, Vol. 2: Klymä Rakkaus (Cold Love): TANGO-ORKESTERI UNTO. 14-track release features various tangos from Finland, with backing on accordion, violin, piano, guitar, double bass and vocals.
2289 Morocco: Traditional Songs and Music: NOUR EDDINE. Collection of Moroccan music inspired by Gnawa rituals.
2290 Pan-African Music: BATANAI. Acoustic exploration of African ancestral music, featuring an eclectic assortment of traditional African instruments.
2296 Yiddish Songs with Chutzpah: HILDA BRONSTEIN. Collection of Yiddish melodies featuring tangos, wedding songs and swing alongside Yiddish versions of popular songs.
2297 African Drums and Voices: TINYELA. Variety of authentic African music and dances.
W53 N454 Park Circle, Cedarburg, WI 53012
00002 Parenthood Soundtrack: VARIOUS. 12-track soundtrack to television show features Bob Dylan, Wilco, Brett Dennen and Ray Lamontagne, among others.
P.O. Box 1282, Lander, WY 82520
048 Say Goodbye: LIZ JANES. Singer-songwriter releases 11 original tracks with electronic, brass, percussion and piano backing.
19535 County Road 24, Dunvegan, ON K0C 1J0, Canada
10018AD donna lombarda: WOODY MAN, DUCK BAKER, BOB BROZMAN, ED GERHARD and MASSIMO GATTI. 17-track compilation of traditional Italian Apennines songs performed individually by five virtuoso roots-based, mostly acoustic musicians.
1710 Augusta Drive, Marietta, GA 30067
The Ballad of the Deepwater Horizon: LENNY BERGER. Topical folk song by Georgia-based musician.
3851 W. 59th Pl.,, Los Angeles, CA 90043
1237 Tuxedo Blues: ROY GAINES and HIS ORCHESTRA. Veteran blues guitarist plays originals and standards alongside a full-size jazz orchestra.
The Blackberry Bushes
325 Washington St. NE, Olympia, WA 98501
Little Bit of Grace: THE BLACKBERRY BUSHES. Olympia, Wash.-based bluegrass band releases 13-track album mixing old-time, indie rock and alt-country.
P.O. Box 93062, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Zero In: THE ZEROS. Raucous punk-rock band with 1980s heyday reunites to release 10-track punk album.
4704 35th St. NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335-7622
10098 Sailing: GRACE GRIFFITH. Washington, D.C.-based vocalist releases 11 tracks featuring various musical styles, including Celtic and folk selections.
Blue Rock Artists
P.O. Box 619, Wimberley, TX 78676
1010 Wishing Sky: BILLY CROCKETT. Songwriter/musician releases 13-track folk-pop album featuring original lyrics and music.
1020 Grace Pettis: GRACE PETTIS. Singer-songwriter releases debut album featuring 12 original folk and Americana songs, with backing.
507 Route 46, Suite A, Belvidere, NJ 07823
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: GAR FRANCIS. Americana singer-songwriter releases 12 original tracks about everyday people and experiences.
290 Shuter Street, Toronto, ON M5A 1W7, Canada
202 Take A Trip with Me: ENOCH KENT. Veteran Scottish-Canadian folk singer releases 14 songs, some originals, that explore historic and social themes.
203 Another Day’s Journey: KEN WHITELEY. Acclaimed Canadian roots songwriter and instrumentalist works alongside other accomplished musicians on 13-track release; guests include Guy Davis, Kim & Reggie Harris, Maria Muldaur and many others.
Boulder Acoustic Society
P.O. Box 245, Denver, CO 80201
Champion of Disaster: BOULDER ACOUSTIC SOCIETY. 5-track sixth release from Colorado-based acoustic quartet combines American roots and modern rock.
4112 Idlewild Road, Austin, TX 78731
Scorpio and Me: BENNETT BRIER. Sophomore album from Austin-based singer-songwriter, featuring 14 original modern folk songs with elements of rock, country, blues, pop and folk.
2537 Vernon Ct. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Violin Crossings: NATALIE BROWN. Iowa-based, classically trained violinist mixes Celtic, jazz, funk, folk, bluegrass, fusion and New Age on 11-track album, with backing on bass, piano, accordion, Dobro, lap steel, djembe, er-hu and banjo.
161 Queen St. North, Kitchener, ON N2H 2H8, Canada
31 Jay Semko: JAY SEMKO. 11-track eponymous collection of folk material from veteran Canadian TV and film-music writer.
3131 W. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017
6443 Temptations: NORTHERN CREE. Grammy-nominated Native American drum group releases 11-track round dance album.
7093 From Where the Sun Rises: ESTUN-BAH. Trio of Native American artists presents 14-track acoustic album blending traditional and contemporary sounds, with backing on flute, guitar and drums.
92 Salem Street #1, Portland, ME 04102
50185 Bring the Sea: EDIE CAREY. Singer-songwriter releases 12 tracks of acoustic folk-rock with mandolin backing.
242 W. Main St., #406, Hendersonville, TN 37075
Awake But Dreaming: LAURA CASH. Step-daughter of Johnny Cash releases 12-track album mixing bluegrass and country influences.
The Family Secret: JOHN CARTER CASH. 14-track album of mostly original material from the only son of Johnny Cash and June Carter.
1625 McLean Dr., Vancouver, BC V5I 5E3, Canada
Pushing Air: JANAKA SELEKTA. 11-track album supplemented by four remixes and bonus tracks blends Middle Eastern influence with electronic music.
Niamh Ní Charra
27 Cuirt Tardy, Banta An Spideil, B.A.C. 8, Ireland
002 Súgach Sámh / Happy Out: NIAMH NÍ CHARRA. Gaelic-speaking Celtic singer and fiddle player releases 13 mainly trad songs and tunes featuring accomplished guest musicians.
Chi Wara Music
Unit 4, Constable’s Boathouse, 15 Thames St., Hampton TW122EW, United Kingdom
Bridge the Roads: FRANKA de MILLE. Singer-songwriter releases 10-track debut album featuring acousitc Baroque folk, with backing.
2880 Hickory Hills Lane, Bettendorf, IA 52722
The Pretty Blue Seagull: Irish Music from the O’Neill Collections: FRANK CLAUDY, PAUL de GRAE, PATRICK O’DEA, ANNE SKELTON and JOE SKELTON. Celtic band releases 19-track trad album; instrumentation includes flutes, whistles, guitar and more.
916 19th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37212
4544 Grove Lane: JOE DERRANE. Acclaimed Massachusetts-based accordionist releases 12-track trad Celtic album.
725 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 250, Franklin, TN 37067
Chronicles of Hope: BILL MILLER. Grammy-winning Native American musician releases 12-track collection of singer-songwriter material.
Spirit Wind East: BILL MILLER. Grammy-winning Native American musician releases a collection of flute songs and prayers honoring the Eastern tribes of America.
6941 Blenheim Ct., Pittsburgh, PA 15208
70644 Whinin’ Boy: ERNIE HAWKINS. Accomplished blues and ragtime guitarist releases 14-track album featuring covers of Jelly Roll Morton, Big Bill Broonzy and Rev. Gary Davis, among others, alongside originals.
P.O. Box 8156 , Prarie Village, KS 66208
Swimming in Noodles: JIM COSGROVE. 14-track album from acclaimed Kansas City-based singer contains interactive songs for children.
390 Southview Dr., Athens, GA 30605
011 Wounded Electric Youth: ADAM KLEIN. Blend of Americana, folk-rock and indie-pop on Georgia-based singer-songwriter’s third record.
Kerry Pike, Co. Cork, Ireland
001 The Living Stream: MATT CRANITCH and JACKIE DALY. Fiddle-and-accordion duo releases 14-track trad Celtic album of polkas, jigs, reels and slides.
Deep Fryed / Vizztone
831 Beacon St. #335, Newton, MA 02459
001 On the Floor: MATT HILL. 14-track debut album from Greensboro, N.C.-based blues artist.
4121 N. Rockwell, Chicago, IL 60618
706 West Side Baby - Live in Europe: FLOYD McDANIEL with DAVE SPECTER and the BLUEBIRDS. 11 tracks on last album from celebrated Chicago blues/jazz guitarist.
809 Live in Boston 1966: JUNIOR WELLS and THE ACES. 19-track live recording from Chicago blues harmonica legend and renowned backing band.
PO Box 14-723, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6241, New Zealand
17 Live at Roundhouse London: FAT FREDDYS DROP. New Zealand-based jam band mixes Maori reggae and American soul on 6-track debut.
340 South Mountain Road, Wallkill, NY 12589
It’s Never Too Late: THOMAS EARL. Singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist releases seven original tracks dedicated to Gordon Parks.
5 Cenotaph Road, Teynampet, Chennai, India
0031 Voice Over the Bridge: KHING ZIN SHWE and SHWE SHWE KHAING. Two Burmese traditional vocalists collaborate with contemporary Western artists on 7-track trad album.
P.O. Box 5460, Austin, TX 78768
1026 Empty Bottle: TUMBLEDOWN. Americana and roots band, headed by MxPx vocalist/guitarist, releases a dozen tracks influenced by punk and rock ’n’ roll sounds.
4747 4th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
20962 American [Fever] Dream: AARON ENGLISH. Singer-songwriter returns from a tour bus accident with an 11-track album of rootsy Americana songs.
1521 Whitower Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919
5 Christmas Gift: SCOTT MILLER. Seven-song EP of Christmas music from Tenn.-based singer-songwriter.
P.O. Box 22, Winthrop, WA 98862-0022
510 Songs in Good Company: BRIAN MASKEW. British expatriate releases 15-track album featuring ballads from his English and Scottish background.
4 The Beeches, Uppingham, Rutland LE15 9PG, United Kingdom
3080 Sweet England: SHIRLEY COLLINS. Remastered release of 1959 album from veteran trad folk singer includes 18 English folk songs.
3839 Berrendo Dr., Sacramento, CA 95864
Klezmer at the Confluence: Jewish Music from Sacramento: THE FREILACHMAKERS KLEZMER STRING BAND. Northern Calif.-based band releases Jewish music highlighting the banjo, mandolin, guitar and bass, with four original compositions.
P.O. Box 77225, San Francisco, CA 94107
701 Pillow Book: THE CURIOS. Indie and folk-rock band releases 15 original tracks with vocals, guitar, percussion, piano and more.
P.O. Box 1147, Sheffield S11 7YA, U.K.
408 Tomorrow: ROY BAILEY. Veteran British folk singer releases a 12-track mixture of children’s songs collected from other artists, such as Peggy Seeger and John Kirkpatrick, among others; with backing and special guests.
Cockenzie Business Centre, Edinburgh Road, Cockenzie, East Lothian EH32 0XL, Scotland
355 Scottish Country Dances: Ah ’m Askin’.: THE GLENCRAIG SCOTTISH DANCE BAND. 16-track old-time traditional Scottish album is fourth in a four-part series exploring Scottish dance.
356 The Battle of Prestonpans 1745: Music and Song of the Campaign: VARIOUS. Compilation of songs based on Scotland’s Prestopans tapestry and meant as a companion to the stitched community project.
Hadley Music Group
1029 17th Ave s, Nashville, TN 37212
1006 Balancing Act: NATASHA BORZILOVA. Russian singer-songwriter releases all-original debut album featuring 11 tracks accompanied by acoustic guitar.
87 St. Andrew’s Road, Portslade, Brighton BN41 1 DD, United Kingdom
006 Open on Sundays: DUCK SOUP. Trio showcases 11 trad songs with English, Irish and French-Canadian influences.
P.O. Box 553, Fairview, NC 28730
1253 Reel and Rock: DAVID HOLT with DOC and MERLE WATSON feat. JERRY DOUGLAS. 25th Anniversary re-release featuring 12 tracks of trad and original bluegrass and old-time country music; includes expanded liner notes and additional photos.
8 Rue Patenier, Liège B-4000, Belgium
4446065 Diversions: THIERRY CROMMEN. Mouth-harp player releases 11-track jazz and folk album with his quartet, with backing on acoustic guitar, piano and double bass.
4446067 12 Escapades for Piano: BERNARD L’HOIR. A pianist’s tribute to Bach, Chopin, Prokofiev, Brubek, Jarret and Emerson.
The Honey Dewdrops
7631 Fairview Farm, Scottsville, VA 24590
These Old Roots: THE HONEY DEWDROPS. 10 mostly original tracks from husband-and-wife folk duo’s sophomore album.
The Hotmud Family
5650 Fitzgerald Rd., Trumansburg, NY 14886
The Complete Vetco Recordings: THE HOTMUD FAMILY. 2-disc, 55-track re-release of four 1970s albums of old-time country music from Dayton, Ohio-based string band.
305-C Main Street, Roslyn, NY 11576
005 All in Good Time: JOE IADANZA. 10 original folk-rooted songs with solo vocals and guitar, or with band backing.
P.O. Box 5764, Tacoma, WA 98415-0764
0801 Raven Speaks: STEVE NEBEL, KRISTI NEBEL and DUANE NIATUM. 10 original songs by bass guitar and guitar/mandolin duo accompanied by accomplished poet.
140 W. Crescent Ave., Mahwah, NJ 07430
Harmonicopia: JAY GAUNT. New Jersey-based harmonica player and guitarist releases 12-track album.
Postboks 65 - 9615 Hammerfest, , Norway
002 Mira: JIENAT. Norwegian multi-instrumentalist mixes a variety of musical influences on 2-disc release; one disc is recorded in 5.1 digital surround sound.
Jimmy Craic Corn
2204 George Circle, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
012010 Roads: CRAICDOWN. Trio of singer-songwriters release debut album of 13 tracks inspired by Americana, Celtic and acoustic world roots.
3740 Knight St. , Vancouver, BC V5N 3L6, Canada
Where Does the Time Go?: BODHI JONES. Canadian singer-songwriter releases 10 original tracks on fourth full-length album.
17100 Halsted, Harvey, IL 60426
3010 Refreshed by Fire: SHEKINAH GLORY MINISTRY. Two-disc collection of Gospel music performed by large African American choir.
349 Markham St., Toronto, ON M6G 2K8, Canada
24 A Quiet Evil: LEE HARVEY OSMOND. 10-track acid-folk album features Tom Wilson and members of the Cowboy Junkies and the Skydiggers.
Earth Music Productions, LLC, P.O. Box 72, Litchfield, CT 06759
42 Miho: Journey to the Mountain: PAUL WINTER CONSORT. Grammy-winning saxophonist releases 22-track album influenced by nature and the world’s musical cultures, with backing on various instruments.
Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center
13108 San Pablo Ave., San Pablo, CA 94805
017 Raza de Oro: LOS CENZONTLES. Mix of traditional and original Mexican roots music from Cailf.-based Mexican folk ensemble, with appearances by Ry Cooder, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos and Pete Sears from Jefferson Starship.
1400 18th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212
Cabbage: GAELIC STORM. Celtic quintet releases a mix of Celtic trads and originals, borrowing influences from rock, bluegrass, Jamaican, African and Middle Eastern music.
P.O. Box 490, Shady Side, MD 20764
114 Wind Drift: MAGGIE SANSONE. Hammered dulcimer player showcases nine tracks of trad Celtic music, with contemporary influences and backing.
Maison de Soul
P.O. Drawer 10, Ville Platte, LA 70586
1092 Just Want To Be Me: LIL’ POOKIE and THE ZYDECO SENSATIONS. Louisiana-born zydeco vocalist and instrumentalist releases 15-track album alongside guitarist Andre Thierry.
3508 Euclid Avenue, Berwyn, IL 60402
001 Making Time: LIZ KNOWLES. Midwestern fiddler releases 13-track album of Celtic traditional songs.
Bejew, St. Buryan, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 6EE, U.K.
102 When Two Lovers Meet / I Won’t Go Home ’Til Morning: SARAH McQUAID. Irish-American singer and guitarist re-releases two previous albums on a double CD.
Lanciersstraat 116, Tillburg 5017CT, The Netherlands
Shooting Star: Jacques Mees Sings Bob Dylan: JACQUES MEES. A dozen-track collection of Netherlands-based singer covering Bob Dylan songs.
Mesa / Bluemoon
2276 Plover Ct., Suite 101, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
2147 Bábá mo Túndé: KING SUNNY ADE. Nigerian artist releases 2-disc album featuring 7 juju tracks on first studio album in 10 years.
1609 Augustine Ave., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
004 Moch IV: MOCH PRYDERI. 6-piece Celtic band releases 13-track mostly trad album, with backing on fiddle, double-strung harp, fife, mandolin, banjo and pipes.
109 Ash St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
Good Times Comin’: THE MOLENES. New England-based alt-country band releases third album comprised of 10 original tracks.
Crossroads Music Group, P.O. Box 829 , Arden, NC 28704
12952 Trains I Missed: BALSAM RANGE. N.C.-based band releases 12 bluegrass tracks influenced by Gospel and country.
13092 The Boxcars: THE BOXCARS. Gospel bluegrass band releases debut album containing 13 tracks, including nine originals.
Ann Mayo Muir
135 Spa View Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401
26D Notes from across the Sea: With Love, Ann Mayo Muir: ENSEMBLE GALILEI. Grammy-nominated instrumental group collaborates with singer-songwriter and musician to release a 13-track collection of trad-inspired instrumental songs.
Le Shed, Revlin, Donegal Town., Co. Donegal, Ireland
001 Wishing Tree: SHAUNA MULLIN. Debut solo album from award-winning Irish trad vocalist and lead singer of the David Munnelly Band.
Music For Little People
P.O. Box 1429, Redway, CA 95560
524467 Barnyard Dance: Jug Band Music for Kids: MARIA MULDAUR. Collection of jug band music for children from folk and blues veteran.
524468 Bayou Boogie: BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO. Collection of children’s songs from popular zydeco artist.
524473 World Travels: World Music for Kids: VARIOUS. Taj Mahal, Buckwheat Zydeco, Bill Miller and many others perform 15 tracks of classic tunes from assorted cultures geared toward children.
Muy Nice Music
2329 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA 94121
Diablo Mambo: THE CUBAN COWBOYS. 5-piece Cuban-American band combines Cuban and Latin musical traditions with rock and punk influences on ten tracks.
1650 West 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 4R3
30896 Obadiah: FRAZEY FORD. A bakers dozen songs on solo debut from Vancouver-based indie folk singer-songwriter and founding member of The Be Good Tanyas.
34 Beatrice Rd., Newcastle Upon Tyne NE6 5RJ, UK
018 The Hind Wheels of Bad Luck: CATH and PHIL TYLER. Husband-and-wife duo present arrangements of seven trads and four trad-inspired originals with backing from Phil on banjo and guitar.
P.O. Box 82627, Portland, OR 97282-0627
032 Carnival of the Animals and Mother Goose Suite: FERDINAND THE BULL and FRIENDS. 27-track compilation of children’s songs featuring actor David Ogden Stiers (M*A*S*H*).
2 Park Avenue Tarrace, Yonkers, NY 10703
O’Sullivan Meets O’Farrell: JERRY O’SULLIVAN. Traditional Irish musician performs classic uilleann pipe music from the 18th Century, accompanied by harpsichord and baroque cello.
Baaderstr. 72, Munich 80469, Germany
16 Eritrea’s Got Soul: ASMARA ALL STARS. Eritrean-based band releases big band-tinged Eri-jazz album.
P.O. Box 572, Rockville, MD 20848
207 Sun Racer and Other Tragic Ballads: MAC MARTIN and ED BROZI. 21 songs from bluegrass and old-time duo performed live in Pittsburgh as part of The Shadyside Sessions, recorded May 1, 1970 and November 3, 1972.
56B Corbiehill Rd., Edinburgh EH4 5AS, United Kingdom
002 Celtic Nyckelharpa: GAVIN PENNYCOOK. Fiddle player demonstrates the nyckelharpa on 12-track trad Scottish and Irish dance album that includes elements of Scandinavian fiddling.
Studio 3, 355 Byrnes Road, Glasgow G12 8QZ, United Kingdom
007 Sòlas Clann Dhòmhnaill: THE MacDONALD SISTERS. Four sisters release 26 original tracks, influenced by English and Gaelic folk music.
411 Lafayette St., 4th Fl., New York, NY 10003
304 Yoga: VARIOUS. 14-track album geared toward relaxation and meditation.
P.O. Box 123, Cross PLains, TN 37049
Angelfire: STEVE MORSE and SARAH SPENSER. Accomplished guitarist works alongside Florida-based singer to release 11 midtempo tracks mixing jazz, rock and folk.
P.O. Box 283, Boise, ID 83701
Someday, Someday: SARAH SAMPLE. Folk/Americana singer-songwriter releases 10 original songs on third album.
Razor & Tie
214 Sullivan Street, 4th Fl., New York, NY 10012
83112 Many Great Companions: DAR WILLIAMS. Eighth studio album from accomplished singer-songwriter features two discs, one of rerecorded classics with guest artists and another a Best of album.
P.O. Box 7405, Charlottesville, VA 22906
1838 The Boys in Hats and Ties: BIG COUNTRY BLUEGRASS. Veteran regional bluegrass band delivers 15-track album.
7524 Down on Sawmill Road: LOST and FOUND. Virginia-based bluegrass band releases 14-track compilation spanning three decades.
520 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228
One Hell of a Ride: WAYNE and WILDROOT feat. THE MIDNIGHT HORNS. Blues and jazz from duo consisting of Pittsburgh slide guitarist and soul singer, with horn backing.
P.O. Box 68417, Nashville, TN 37206
012 The Lloyd Green Album: PETER COOPER. Singer-songwriter and guitarist releases collaborative 12-track album with steel guitarist Lloyd Green; featuring backing from various artists.
013 Master Sessions: ERIC BRACE and PETER COOPER with LLOYD GREEN and MIKE AULDRIDGE. 11 Americana tracks from Nashville-based singer-songwriters with backing from steel guitarist and Dobro player, among others.
73 Deaver St., Asheville, NC 28806
01 Remember Me Well: REDJUNE. Acoustic Americana band releases 11-track debut album featuring eight original songs and three covers.
2002 Parkside Ct. , West Linn, OR 97068
15 Outertainment: PETER STAMPFEL and BABY GRAMPS. Founding member of the Fugs and Holy Modal Rounders releases 16 tracks alongside veteran steel guitarist.
P.O. Box 742, Cathedral Station, New York, NY 10025
2929 The Edna Project : The Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay: LIZ QUELER and SETH FARBER. Husband and wife release 21 tracks of folk, bluegrass, rock and jazz; guests include Shawn Mullins and Larry Campbell.
196 Lenox Rd. #1, Brooklyn, NY 11226
08 Lightning on the Strings, Thunder on the Mic: GANGSTAGRASS feat. T.O.N.E-Z. Brooklyn-based group presents fusion of bluegrass and hip hop on 10 tracks, with backing on banjo, guitars, fiddle, bass and turntables.
One Rounder Way, Burlington, MA 01803
0624 Reckless: THE STEELDRIVERS. Nashville-based bluegrass band melds back-country influence with Delta soul on 12-track release.
0639 Hellos, Goodbyes and Butterflies: DONNA HUGHES. Bluegrass and country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist releases 15 original tracks, featuring Randy Kohrs and Blue Highway’s Rob Ickes.
0652 At Edwards Barn: CHRIS HILLMAN and HERB PEDERSEN. Acclaimed duo performs live country-rock music, recording 15 tracks from throughout their careers.
6121 Louisiana Cajun and Creole Music: The Newport Field Recordings: VARIOUS. 27 tracks of field recordings made throughout Louisiana from 1964-1967 by noted folklorist Ralph Rinzler on behalf of the Newport Folk Foundation; includes the Balfa Brothers, Austin Pitre and more.
Salty Bayou Music
749 Bienville St., Lake Charles, LA 70607
101 La Valse d’Hommage: LAKESIDE GAMBLERS. 13-track album focusing on Cajun, Creole and zydeco traditions from Louisiana-based roots band, featuring mostly originals with backing on accordion, fiddle, scrubboard and more.
20 Hartburn Place, Fenham, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE4 9DL, England
2 Decadence: THE SHEE. 11-track sophomore album from 6-piece band mixes Scottish trads with originals; featuring the fiddle, electric harp, mandolin, flute, accordion and vocals.
Simple System Productions
5511 Edna Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21214
1 With and Without Company: Traditional Irish Music for the Flute: DAN ISAACSON’S SIMPLE SYSTEM. Traditional Irish flautist releases 15-track album featuring Celtic songs and jigs; with backing on fiddles, guitars, concertina, bodhran, whistles and more.
520 Hampshire St. Ste. 202, San Francisco, CA 94110
1170 Mounqaliba: In a State of Reversal: NATACHA ATLAS. 18-track release features mostly original songs from singer fusing Middle Eastern and Western influences.
Sollicherst 26, Solingen D-42699, Germany
Pipers’ Cathedral: VARIOUS. A compilation of Gaelic bagpipe songs, mostly traditional, sponsored by a humanitarian charity foundation that helps suffering children.
50 Shore Rd., Rostrevor, County Down BT34 3AA, Ireland
1060 Take My Love with You: BEN SANDS. Original songs with traditional backing instrumentation on fourth solo album from Irish singer-songwriter, the brother of Colum and Tommy Sands.
5709 15th Avenue, South Gulfport, FL 33707
Rearview Mirrors: DAN STEVENS. Florida-based singer-songwriter releases debut 12-track album featuring a blend of country, southern rock and folk.
Box 861, Edmonton, AB T5J 2L8, Canada
1353 Blues Conspiracy: Live on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise: JOE LOUIS WALKER. 11-track live album from blues singer-songwriter and guitarist accompanied by several guests, including Johnny Winter, Tommy Castro and Duke Robillard, among others.
41-05 47th St., Sunnyside, NY 11104
5 Live Performances: STEVE SUFFET. New York city-based folk singer-songwriter presents 15 original and traditional songs performed live in several countries from 2005-2010.
348 W. 38th St., Ste. 12B, New York, NY 10018
1255 When I Was Long Ago: REBECCA MARTIN. Singer-songwriter’s take on several influential standards, with backing on saxophone and bass.
5701 N. Sheridan #18M, Chicago, IL 60660
5801 Four Aces and a Harp: SWISSISSIPPI CHRIS HARPER. 18-track release from Chicago-style blues band led by harmonica player.
5802 Big Otis Blues: ROB BLAINE. Dozen-track modern blues release from guitarist backed by drummer and bassist.
5803 Live at Legends: PEACHES STATEN. Blues singer and zydeco washboard player releases a 9-track live performance alongside accomplished guests.
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25567 The Complete Mother’s Best Recordings ... Plus!: HANK WILLIAMS. 15-CD box set of previously unreleased recordings legendary country musician mostly made for WSM’s Mother’s Best radio show; includes 107-page booklet, DVD featuring interviews with session musicians, and packaging in replica 1950s antique radio.
66 Allen Street #3F, New York, NY 10002
2363 Hickory Wind: Live at the Gram Parsons Guitar Pull, Waycross GA: CHARLIE LOUVIN. Country music Hall of Famer pays tribute to country-rock pioneer with a 2009 concert in Parson’s boyhood home, featuring mainly Louvin Brothers’ classics that influenced Parsons.
P.O. Box 914, Prairie Grove, AR 72753-0914
21 Lookin’ at Lucky: TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA. Singer-songwriter folk duo releases first full-length CD for adults in 11 years.
P.O. Box 193, Haughley, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 3NX, United Kingdom
157 O’er Lang at the Fair: ROB SAY. Concertina and Northumbrian smallpipes player releases 16 tracks of trad Northeast England music alongside piper Andy May and pianist Will Chamberlain.
831 Beacon St. #335, Newton, MA 02459
Mr. Used To Be: THE CHRIS O’LEARY BAND. Singer/harp player and band release 11-track mix of blues, New Orleans r&b and rockabilly.
89-05 138th St, Jamaica, NY 11435
1897 Black Gold: DUANE STEPHENSON. Singer-songwriter muses over economic hardship while working alongside reggae saxophonist Dean Fraser.
2 Jones Market Square, Wendell, NC 27591
Walker 904A: SCOTT DAMERON and JAY LADD V. Raleigh/Durham, N.C.-based Americana singer-songwriter duo release 13-track contemporary folk debut.
1434 Ann Goode Cooper Rd., Hiltons, VA 24258
Going Down the Valley: DALE JETT and HELLO STRANGER. Trio featuring Virginia native singer/musician and third generation Carter Family member releases 14-track trad and contemporary country album, with backing on guitar, mandolin, autoharp and bass.
Postfach 260227, Köln D-50515, Germany
87194 Tales of Subliming: ZULYA. Russian-Australian vocalist releases 12-track album exploring Tatar and Russian folklore.
29 The Green, Swinton, Duns, Berwickshire TD11 3JQ, Scotland
22 Reflections on War: GARY MILLER. Scottish songwriter, a former member of The Whiskey Priests, releases debut solo album inspired by themes of war.
920A Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON M6H 1L1, Canada
The Abramson Singers: THE ABRAMSON SINGERS. All-female band fronted by former member of the Crooked Jades, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist releases 11-track album of a cappella and instrument-backed songs.
5013 Duval, Austin, TX 78751
10 Sharrafouni: ZEIN AL-JUNDI. Syrian vocalist releases 11-track album mixing traditional Syrian music with explorations of contemporary styles, with backing on qanon, nay, oud and much more.
dist. Harmonia Mundi USA, 1117 Chestnut St., Burbank, CA 91506-1624
468107 Ancestors Call: HUUN HUUR TU. Tuvan throat-singing quartet releases 12 tracks incorporating influences from Western chamber music, modern composers and electronica.
9102 17th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98115-3212
10106 Cantilena: Night Songs from around the World: HILARY FIELD and PATRICE O’NEILL. Guitar-and-vocal duo releases 14-track album containing international lullabies and classical selections.
3131 W. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017
6474 XI: Pow-Wow Songs Recorded Live at San Manuel: BEAR CREEK. Ojibwe drum group releases 12-track live recording with 14-minute DVD.
6481 Pakosíyimitán: CREE CONFEDERATION. Native American band releases 15-track live album blending original and contemporary style pow-wow singing along with 22-minute DVD.
dist. Sony Music, 550 Madison Ave., 17th Fl., New York, NY 10022-3211
75908 Songs from the Road: LEONARD COHEN. CD and 93-min. DVD featuring a dozen songs performed live in venues around the world from accomplished Canadian singer-songwriter, plus bonus 22-minute film directed by Cohen’s daughter Lorca.
711 W Lake Street, Suite 201, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Peña: VARIOUS. 17-track release of trad Afro-Peruvian music; includes DVD documentary of Afro-Peruvian history.
10341 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530
205 Down Home Music: A Journey Through the Heartland 1963: VARIOUS. 75-min. DVD with footage from a series in southern U.S. about American jazz and roots music; featuring Lightnin’ Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb and J.E. Mainer, among many others.
916 19th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37212
4546 Live at the Corner: COLIN HAY. Live performance from Men at Work front man from famed venue in Melbourne, Australia. 142 min.
39 Birch Avenue, Ottowa, ON K1K 3G5, Canada
0060 Live at the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Mississippi: WATERMELON SLIM and THE WORKERS. 16-track live DVD from award-winning blues musician and slide guitarist with backing band; feat. special guests Charlie Musselwhite, Jimbo Mathus and Big George Brock.
Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop
P.O. Box 802, Sparta, NJ 07871
826 Jackson Blues Guitar: JOHN MILLER. Transcriptions and teaching lessons of recorded performances from Tommy Johnson, Rube Lacy, Ishmon Bracey, Geeshie Wiley, Walter Vinson and Bo Carter. 97 mins.
827 Atlanta Blues Guitar: JOHN MILLER. Transcriptions and teaching lessons of recorded performances from Buddy Moss, George Carter, Curley Weaver, Julius Daniels and Peg Leg Howell. 107 mins.
902/3 Bottleneck Blues Guitar: STEFAN GROSSMAN. 236-min., two-disc DVD featuring a complete survey of country blues bottleneck-style technique, with rare footage of Son House, Fred McDowell, Mance Lipscomb, Jesse Fuller, Furry Lewis and Bukka White.