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Publication Noted (January 2011)


Luath Press
543/2 Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH12ND, UK

Fuzz to Folk: Trax of my life by Ian Green. 2011, ISBN: 1-906817-69-3, pbk $30, 334pp., 9x6, Appendix 1 and 2. Autobiography of founder of Greentrax, Scotland’s leading folk record label.

Oxford University Press
198 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016

POLKABILLY: HOW THE GOOSE ISLAND RAMBLERS REDEFINES AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC by James P. Leary . 2010, ISBN: 978-0-19-975696-4, pbk $25, 259pp., 9x6, Notes, Sources, Index. A freewheeling blend of continental European folk music and the songs, tunes, and dances of Anglo and Celtic immigrants.

Turkey King Music
c/o Spokane Public Radio, 2319 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205

The County Primaries by KEVIN BROWN. ISBN: 0910, pp. WA-based guitar-playing singer-songwriter debuts a dozen originals over an Americana-country backdrop with fiddle, bass and percussion accompaniment.


52 Shakes
MOB pr, 33 Longfellow Dr. , Florence, MA 01062

0102 Upside-Down Town: GREG TROOPER. Roots/rocker releases studio album influenced by Memphis soul, Greenwich Village folk and Nashville twang.

Acoustic Music
Postfach 1945, OsnabrŘck D-49009, Germany

1464 Gypsy Meets Jazz: JOSCHO STEPHAN, OLIVIER HOLLAND. Twelve track gypsy swing and jazz infused album.

319.1452.2 Tempo De Busqueda: ANGEL UNZU. Original music for solo guitar infused with Mediterranean tradition, Latin American music, and contemporary classical.

319.1454.2 Love & Good Reasons: BIBER HERRMANN. Eleven track, European blue folk album by song poet/guitarist about love, passion, and suffering.

319.1461.2 Celtic Collage: STEVE BAUGHMAN. San Franciscan, fingerstyle guitarist releases 16-track Celtic guitar album.

319.1462.2 Flow: PETER FINGER. Virtuoso German fingerstyle guitarist releases a self-composed 12 track album.

Alligator Records
PO Box 60234, Chicago, IL 60660, USA

40th Anniversary Collection : VARIOUS. Two-disc, 40th anniversary collection to commemorate the history of Alligator Records and pay tribute to Hound Dog Taylor & The HouseRockers.

Alter Road
1 South Charlotte St., Edinburgh EH2 4AN, UK

001 Acros the Troubled Wave: DAVID FERRARD. Scottish and American folk songs from UK-based singer-songwriter.

10341 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530

539 The Best of Sacred Steel: VARIOUS. Praise music from African American Holiness-Pentecostal Churches.

Grace Askew
3804 Marion Ave., Memphis, TN 38111

Until They Lay Me Down to Rest: GRACE ASKEW. Tennessee-based Americana singer releases nine-track album alongside five-piece accompaniment band.

Berkalin Records
PO Box 93081, Austin , TX 78709, USA

1006 Ray of Hope: JIM PATTON AND SHERRY BROKUS. Acoustic, folk-rock songwriter duo featuring fiddle, mandolin and acoustic guitar.

Big L
2810 Parkview Terrace, Baltimore, MD 21214

Come On If You’re Comin’: BLUE RHYTHM BOYS. Twelve mostly down tempo tracks from band incorporating blues and swing.

Blix Street
4704 35th St. NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335-7622

10090 Simply Eva: EVA CASSIDY. Previously unheard guitar-and-vocal only performances from late Washington D.C.-based performer.

3039 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60618

174 Coming Home: MAGGIE BJÍRKLUND. Solo debut from Danish singer and pedal steel guitarist contains 11 original tracks.

181 Death of a Decade: HA HA TONKA. Band formerly known as Amsterband releases eleven track rock record that blends southern rock and gospel influence.

Blue Boat
P.O. Box 848, Stillwater, MN 55082

1206 Heaven Below: PETER MAYER. Accomplished singer-songwriter and adroit fingerstylist delivers twelve high-spirited tracks.

301 N. Lake Ave., Suite 900, Pasadena, CA 91101

52011 Quiet Girl: JUDE JOHNSTONE. Country and Americana music songwriter releases ten tracks.

John Bromley
34 Elmfield Terrace, Savile Park, Halifax HX13EB, UK

From Higgin Chamber: JOHN BROMLEY. Collection of traditional songs and standards from UK-based bass vocalist from the band, Kimber’s Men.

Robert Bruey
1885 Ackerly Pond Lane, Southfold, NY 11971

Silver Burning Sky: ROBERT BRUEY. Long Island-based singer-songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist

Randy Burns
63 East 4th Street, Apt. 4A, New York, NY 10003, USA

Hobos and Kings: RANDY BURNS. Twelve tracks from veteran folk musician from the Greenwich Village scene.

Jaden Carlson
Lafayette, CO, USA

Tell Me What You See: JADEN CARLSON. Independently released, full-length, sophomore album by 10-year-old Colorado native whose music is influenced by Bob Marley and Michael Franti.

City Salvage
195 St. Marks Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238

20 Laserbeams and Dreams: ANDY FRIEDMAN. Third effort from New York-based songwriter, an original 12 track improvisational acoustic guitar album.

Clay Spoon
1440 Clay St. Unit 15, San Francisco, CA 94109

100 Strong: WHITNEY NICHOLE. Debut full-length album from California-based singer-songwriter, with backing on piano, bass, synthesizer and cello.

Cracker Barrel
307 Hartmann Drive, Lebanon, TN 37087

Country Classics With a Bluegrass Spin: THE GRASCALS and FRIENDS. Acclaimed bluegrass band puts their twist on country music classics.

Dancing Tree
133 Grove St, Evansville, WI 53536

007 Songs of the Otherworld : RUTH BARRETT. Fretted-dulcimer singer-songwriter releases fifteen trad and orig folk songs, ballads and instrumentals celebrating the faerie realm and other world beings.

4121 N. Rockwell, Chicago, IL 60618

615 West Side Soul: MAGIC SAM. Re-issue of blues-soul album from Chicago blues legend in deluxe digipak.

203 N. 11th St., Ste. B, Nashville, TN 37206

The Better Angels: JOHN FRANCIS. Sophomore, thirteen-track album drawing on rock, folk, and country inspiration.

The Dust Busters
280 Rector Place #8K, New York, NY 10280

Prohibition Is A Failure: THE DUST BUSTERS. Nine tracks of Appalachian music from Brooklyn-based old-time string band featuring John Cohen of the New Lost City Ramblers.

Eagle’s Whistle
P.O. Box 951, Drain, OR 97435

1002 Banjer On My Knee!: Traditional American: CURT BOUTERSE. Fretless banjo player/singer/multi-instrumentalist releases 18 traditional old-time songs.

Empty Sea Studios
6300 Phinney Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103


The Mandolin Casefiles Chapter 1: It Takes Two to Mando: MICHAEL CONNOLLY/MILLER MCNAY. Instrumental, mandolin due release 10 track cover and original album.

Etnisk Musikklubb
Masovngata 18, NO-3616 Kongsberg, Norway

87 Salulandela: BUSI NCUBE. Female Zimbabwe-born singer and Mbira player releases dozen-tracked album.

Jim Faddis
PO Box 307, Carlsborg, WA 98324

One More Ride: JIM FADDIS. Bluegrass musician blends bluegrass roots with country twang with accompaniment on fiddle, mandolin and guitar.

Fenchurch Music
3806 Fenchurch Rd, Baltimore, MD 21218

05 Otter Creek: Brad and Ken Kolodner. Father and son duo release 16-track album of traditional Appalachian and original songs.

Folkclub EthnoSuoni
Edizioni Musicali, Via Duomo 3, Casale Monf. (AL) 15033 , Italy

5383 ArnŔis: TENDACH╦NT. Four piece Italian folk collective releases 19-track album.

Full Moon
2019 S 57th St., West Allis, WI 53219

Trying to Find My Way Home: JASON MOON. Milkwaukee-based folk-rock musician releases 14 tracks based on his experience in the Iraq War.

15 Abbotsford Court, Ingleby Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees TS17 5GF, United Kingdom

003 Rust + Holler: CHRISTI ANDROPOLIS. Transatlantic folk musician musters influence from the UK and the Americas in her debut album.

Mike Gibbons
815 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

Marigolds: The Bangkok Sessions: MIKE GIBBONS. San Francisco-born singer-songwriter delivers 12-track album recorded in Thailand.

P.O. Box 7626, Kalispell, MT 59904-0626

Native Anthropology: Challenge, Choice and Promise in the 21st Century : JACK GLADSTONE. Montana-based troubadour releases new album featuring 21st century Native American songs with varied musical styles.

Helmi Levyt
Norkkokuja 3 A 16 , Helinkski 00790, Finland

033 Koirankuria: TUULENKANTAJAT. Finnish folk band releases new 10 track album that combines traditional Finnish folk music and instruments with a myriad of other musical styles.

Thomas Hine
18278 West 58th Place, #42, Golden, CO 80403

Into The Bottomlands: THOMAS HINE. Colorado-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist releases 16 old and new songs.

Holy Water & Whiskey
424 Wellesley SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Miners, Outlaws, and Other Relatives : Holy Water & Whiskey . Collection of four original and other cover songs about people, the West, and the human spirit from modern folk trio.

Lake Bottom

Two: THE CHAPIN SISTERS. Sister-duo release 10 track indie/folk/pop album.

Light in the Attic
P.O. Box 31970, Seattle, WA 98103

060 Fully Qualified Survivor: MICHAEL CHAPMAN. Vinyl rerelease of English folk rock guitarist and singer-songwriter’s highly regarded 1970 album.

Jack Marks
5020 William Street, Claremont, ON L1Y1B2, Canada

021033 Lost Wages: JACK MARKS. Canadian-based troubadour releases his sophomore album alongside eight-piece band.

Mason Porter
533 Columbia Ave., Phoenixville, PA 19460

Story of the Rifle: MASON PORTER. PA-Based Roots/Americana group releases an eleven track album of traditional folk and folk standards from the likes of Bob Dylan, Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson and others.

Melon Patch
11518 1/2 National Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

0002 Folk-Worn Prose: SHAUN CROMWELL. American trad-inspired singer-songwriter releases a dozen-track roots album.

Mud Music Records
131 Clyde Lane, Lanark , ON K0G1K0, Canada

001 Nights Take Forever: ROBERT LARISEY. Thirteen track album with country roots and blue-collar lyrics.

2 Ya Aint Crazy Henny Penny: Brock Zeman. Canadian singer and band perform 9 Americana originals.

Music Road
5012 Brighton Road, Austin, TX 78745

010 To Drink the Rain: MALCOLM HOLCOMBE. Eighth full-length album from Texas-based Americana and blues artist, with backing on drums, upright bass, fiddle, dobro, acoustic slide and mandolin.

Noonan Music
695 Dugway Rd., Brownfield, ME 04010

Waltzing’s for Dreamers: CAROL NOONAN. Singer-songwriter performs fourteen original songs on latest release to benefit the Stone Mountain Arts Center.

North Street
355 Clinton Ave, Suite 1D, Brooklyn , NY 11238

125 Our Own Time: TINY ANIMALS. Pop-rock trio releases 12-track sophomore album.

Proper Channels
53 Mutual St Unit #1, Toronto, ON M5B 2A9, Canada

002 Patina: DAVID BAXTER. Toronto producer and singer/songwriter releases second solo album.

Scott Prouty

001 Puncheon Floor: SCOTT PROUTY. Old-timey Appalachian folk fiddler releases 17 solo acoustic tracks.

Purple Cat

01 Montebello: KATIE MOORE. Montreal-based singer-songwriter releases ten mostly original songs.

Red House
P.O. Box 4044, 501 W. Lynnhurst Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104

234 Bright Morning Stars: THE WAILIN’ JENNYS. Thirteen track studio album from trio folk band combines Americana, pop, and traditional folk classics.

232 Man of Many Moons: DANNY SCHMIDT. Eleven track original album from Austin-based singer-songwriter featuring a cover of Bob Dylan’s Buckets of Rain.

3400 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505-4614

Shoot Out the Lights: Richard & Linda Thompson. Expansion of legendary Swan Song, this album includes unreleased live performances from the duo’s final tour.

Right Turn On Red
630 Long Rd., Glenview, IL 60025

Collage: MICHAEL J. MILES. Banjoist releases 5th album with new compositions featuring a string quartet and covers of Brubeck, Little Feat, JS Bach, and Robert Johnson.

David Roon
714 Ridge Road, Moscow, ID 83843

Skies Full of Seas: DAVID ROON. Singer-songwriter releases twelve mostly original tracks that dabble in mythology and pragmatism, with backing.

Shut Eye
1180 Vickers St, Atlanta, GA 30316

Meet Me at the Moon: EMMA HILL AND HER GENTLEMEN CALLERS. Thirteen track album by folk singer/songwriter featuring indie folks songs and Americana odes.

Shut Up & Play
PO Box 419, Times Square Station, New York, NY 10108

Love Potions and Snake Oil: D.B. RIELLY. New York-based Americana artist releases debut full-length album of original songs.

600 Maryland Ave. SW, Ste. 2001, Washington, DC 20024

45067 A Life of Song: ELLA JENKINS. The First Lady of Children’s Music joins Chicago’s Donoghue Elementary and Horace Greely Elementary schools in call-and-response singing.

3804 Marion Ave, Memphis , TN 38111

1005 Jukebox Classics: DAVIS COEN. Eleven track album featuring original, country-peppered guitar-based compositions from New Orleans-based country blues artist.

Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys
903 Crescent St., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

Grand Isle: STEVE RILEY and THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS. Cajun roots-rock band delivers a dozen-track album examining the devastating Gulf of Mexico oil-spill of 2010.

Sugar Line
37 Marine Parade, Dovercourt, Harwich, Essex CO12 3RG, UK

201001 Road: KETE BOWERS. This recording consists of an important new series of Folk / Americana and Country songs written and sung by Liverpool-born singer-songwriter.

Tijuana Gift Shop
42 Broadway, 22nd FL, New York, NY 10004

The Subway EPs: MY COUSIN, THE EMPORER. Brooklyn-based alt.-country band releases compilation of two previously recorded EPs.

The Tumbling Tumbleweeds
PO Box 1008, Sierra Madre, CA 91025

Blaze Across the West: THE TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS. Second album from four-piece Western music outfit.

Yellow Tail
9102 17th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98115-3212

10025 The Grim Parade: UNCLE BONSAI. First new release after a 10 year hiatus, this album is a collection of live and studio performances of the group’s portrayals of live, love and a guy named Doug.