Welcome to the "online" edition of "Publication Noted." Here you can find an annotated listing for all the releases submitted to Sing Out! in July 2011. 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.
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W. W. Norton & Co., Inc.
500 5th Ave., New York, NY 10010
THE CHITLIN CIRCUIT AND THE LONG ROAD TO ROCK N ROLL by Preston Lauterbach. 2011, ISBN: 978-0-393-07652-3, cloth $26.95, 340pp., 6 x 9, Index, Notes. Definitive and encompassing history of the Chitlin' Circuit.
University of Illinois Press
1325 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820
CROWE ON THE BANJO: THE MUSIC LIFE OF J.D. CROWE by Marty Godbey. 2011, ISBN: 978-0-252-07825-5, pbk $19.95, 224pp., 9 x 6, preface, notes, interviews and index. Biography of the legendary bluegrass artist J.D. Crowe featuring interviews with him as well as those who knew him best.
978-0-252-03594-4 CHILD'S UNFINISHED MASTERPIECE: THE ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH POPULAR BALLADS: Mary Ellen Brown. Analyzes scholar of the traditional or popular ballad Francis James Child's editorial methods, decisions about ballads, and relationships with colleagues.
University Press of Mississippi
3825 Ridgewood Rd., Jackson, MS 39211-6492
HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY by Jack Isenhour. 2011, ISBN: 978-1-61703-102-1, $28, 185pp., 9 x 6, sources, index. Story behind George Jones' making of the record He Stopped Loving her Today and takes a look at the Nashville music scene as well as how country music gets made.
21st Century Blues
P.O. Box 51286, New Orleans, LA 70151
2128 Antebellum Postcards: CHRIS THOMAS KING. Grammy-award winning blues artists release new album of original songs.
Down the Hatch: THE DAMN QUAILS. Debut album which features a mixture of various styles, including, blues, soul, country and folk.
Postfach 1945, Osnabrück D-49009, Germany
319 1460 2 Dito Cujo: Caçamba. Quartet of virtuosos from different backgrounds release album that showcases Brazilian rhythms infused with North American Jazz and modern South American music.
319 1480 2 Follow Through: ZANE CHARRON. German guitarist releases album of 13 tracks, originals and covers, which demonstrate his fingerstyle guitar playing.
319 179 2 Soleado: SIN DISTANCIA TRIO. Collaborative effort between German guitarist and Spanish flamenco guitarist on this album of 11 jazz/flamenco tracks.
Gemeeteplein 7, 1730 Asse, Belgium
1043 De Geest van de Kesterheide: Soundtrack van een Landschap: KIM DELCOUR. Celtic folk singer and backing group who predominately uses bagpipes releases album of songs inspired by the Kesterheide.
1331 In Bad: CECILIA. Folk group from Belgium releases album of songs which feature bagpipes and the diatonic accordion.
1332 Les Mamelles du Désir: JEFF CARESSE. Album consists of 12 tracks, some in English and some in French, from European folk artist.
1333 Turas: SHANTALLA. Belgian-based Irish/Scottish band releases collection of original and traditional Celtic compositions.
1334 Phosphor Bronze: SNAARMAARWAAR. Folk string group releases album with a mixture of their own compositions and some traditional tunes.
1336 Batiska: NARAGONIA QUARTET. Danish twelve-track album of original compositions featuring a variety of instruments, including the mandola, accordion, saxophone and whistles.
1337 A Dressing Room Session: SNAKES IN EXILE. Belgian-based Celtic folk band releases fifth album which consists of 11 Celtic folk songs and 2 original compositions.
P.O. Box 111, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4FZ, U.K.
2349 Rock the Tabla: HOSSAM RAMZY & SPECIAL GUESTS. Collaboration of Hossam Ramzy and others to release pop album with Egyptian and Middle Eastern rhythms.
10341 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530
519 There's More Pretty Girls Than One: MCCAMY'S MELODY SHEIKS. Old-time band releases album featuring mostly American fiddle music.
Stephen David Austin
P.O. Box 2512, Tehachapi, CA 93581-2512
A Bakersfield Dozen: STEPHEN DAVID AUSTIN. Debut solo album featuring 11 tracks of old time string music, country and American roots rock.
193 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215
0031 Cicada: HAZMAT MODINE. New York-based blues-inspired Americana band releases album of 13 tracks.
Blue Empress / Vizztone
831 Beacon St. #335, Newton, MA 02459
206 Blues for Hard Times: FIONA BOYES. Traditional blues artist demonstrates her finger-picking style of guitar playing on her first release with Blue Empress Records.
Blue Rock Artists
P.O. Box 619, Wimberley, TX 78676
1040 In This Light: RJ COWDERY. Acoustic guitarist and singer-songwriter releases 11-track folk album.
12400 Russet Lane, Huntley, IL 60142
HANDLE IT: BOTTOMS UP BLUES GANG. Third album from the St. Louis-based band which featured original tracks that blend St. Louis blues with New Orleans jazz.
103-680 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON M5V 2Y9, Canada
Delicate Cages: JON BROOKS. Canadian singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist releases album of politically charged folk songs.
1123 S. Cherry St., Spokane, WA 99204
The Devil is Beating his Wife: THE BLUE RIBBON TEA COMPANY. Fifth album from the folk-singing husband and wife duo from Spokane.
The Carper Family
Back When: THE CARPER FAMILY. Live recording of mostly originals which features 15 tracks that combine bluegrass and country styles.
51 Hainault Court, Forrest Rise, London E17 3NW, U.K.
2009 The Unbroken Surface of Snow: ANDREW CRONSHAW. Five folk tracks from British zitherist and multi-instrumentalist.
P.O. Box 3400, Madison, WI 53704
18 Rocky Frontier: LOU & PETER BERRYMAN. Singer-songwriter duo releases their 18th album consisting of 15 original folk compositions.
137 Walnut St., Winnipeg, MB R3G 1P2, Canada
Nothing to Lose but the Blues: RAMBLING DAN FRECHETTE. Canadian singer-songwriter releases an all-blues album.
Mary Z. Cox
2873 Green Forest Lane, Tallahassee, FL 32312
Girl with the Banjo Tattoo: MARY Z. COX. Fourteen-track album of old time songs which feature the artist's banjo and dulcimer playing.
The Deedle Deedle Dees
Strange Dees, Indeed: THE DEEDLE DEEDLE DEES. Brooklyn-based educational rock band releases album of 19 new tracks which pay tribute to Marie Curie, Abigail Adams and others.
208 Barclay Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516
005 Backatchya: LITTLE JOE AYERS. Debut album of Mississippi Hill Country blues music recorded in the outdoors.
546 E. Market St., Marietta, PA 17547
The Moon, A Silver Dime: LEO DISANTO. Album containing eight original tracks from Pennsylvanian contemporary singer-songwriter.
2000 W. Carroll Ave #201, Chicago, IL 60612
502 Wolfroy Goes to Town: BONNIE PRINCE BILLY. Sixth album by the alt-folk singer-songwriter features original 10 tracks, with vocal accompaniment from Angel Olsen.
4225 E Robert E. Lee St., Phoenix, AZ 85032
011 Lonesome and Blue: PAT ROBERTS & THE HAYMAKERS. Rock-infused country/honky tonk album from the Phoenix-based band.
Masovngata 18, NO-3616 Kongsberg, Norway
81 Arne Anderdal: GODSTRUTA. Norwegian group releases folk album which prominently features fiddle-playing.
98 The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc: THE NORDIC FIDDLERS BLOC. Norwegian trio of fiddlers release folk album of 12 tracks.
Strada Roncaglia 16, San Germano, AL 15040, Italy
8165 Eternal Light: LALGUDI GJR KRISHNAN & ANIL SRINIVAS. Collaboration album of violinist and pianist that fuses Western Classical music with the music from South India.
8171 Opposite People: The Music of Fela Kuti: MAMUD BAND. Tribute album to Nigerian musician, Fela Kuti featuring a fusion of funk and soul.
8175 No Me Rompas Las Bolas: TANGO NEGRO TRIO. Music from the Rio de la Plata region consisting of tango, milonga and other styles.
Fountain of Uke
P.O. Box 71362, Milwaukee, WI 53211
068 The Happiest Way to be Sad: LIL' REV. Award-winning artist demonstrates his masterful playing of the ukelele and harmonica on this 17 track old-time and blues album.
PO Box 92132, Santa Barbara, CA 93190
104 Six Bucks Shy: HAT CHECK GIRL. Thirteen originals from contemporary singer-songwriter duo, consisting of Peter Gallway and Annie Gallup, with a jazzy soft-rock backdrop
Cockenzie Business Centre, Edinburgh Road, Cockenzie, East Lothian EH32 0XL, Scotland
8611 Music and Song from Scotland: VARIOUS. Compilation of songs that mark the 25th anniversary of the Greentrax Record Label.
P.O. Box 190, Ridgewood, NJ 07451
Release the Cats!: THE BLACK 100s. New Jersey-based singer-songwriter releases 3rd album of original soft rock tracks.
Jamie Lynn Hart
Anticipate: JAMIE LYNN HART. Eleven-track album from the New York City-based pop lyricist with roots rock style.
P.O. Box 340, Woodstock, NY 12498
NSH-GT21 Making the Acoustic Guitar Rock!: JAMES NASH. James Nash gives a lesson on how to play acoustic guitar by adapting certain techniques mostly used on electric guitar, including string bending.
Horizon Music Group
679 1/2 Campbell Ave, West Haven, CT 06516
2031 Believe: FORGOTTEN BY FRIDAY. High energy Americana/rock band releases 10 track album.
001 Synty: Legend of Birth: ISIS-TRIO. Finnish folk-inspired music based on poetry and originally composed for stage performances of Legend of Birth.
P.O. Box 953, Weatherford, TX 76086
My God and I: JUDY JAMES. Twelve-track gospel album featuring cowboy tunes as well as some traditional and a cappella songs.
8675309-2 Soul Candy: JIM KELLER. Ten tracks of blues-inspired music with gospel-tinged back vocals from the guitarist/singer-songwriter and band.
2550 N. Seminary #2, Chicago , IL 60614
02 Lifeboats for Atlantis: HEATHER STYKA. Fourteen original tracks from the singer-songwriter which are rooted in various Americana styles.
Krimmel / Leachman
P.O. Box 783, Lyons, CO 80540
Icy December: BETH LEACHMAN AND MARGOT KRIMMEL. Combination of original and traditional Celtic and American folk songs.
915 W. 19th St., Tempe, AZ 85281-6422
Rivers & Railroads: TOM KRUCK. 2010
550 Madison Ave., 17th Fl., New York, NY 10022-3211
88697 93033 2 Bootleg Vol. 3: Live Around the World: JOHNNY CASH. Two-disc collection of 50 rare tracks performed live by Cash over the span of a quarter-century.
570 Hilbert's Hotel: BARBARA DYMOCK. Album of 15 Scottish traditional folk-inspired songs.
Let It Grow: BIG DADDY LOVE. Five-piece band from North Carolina blends roots, Americana, bluegrass and country to form their own style of Appalachian Rock on this 13-track album.
039 Footwork: THE BAREFOOT MOVEMENT. Twelve-track album from roots trio displaying styles of Americana, acoustic modern rock, bluegrass and jazz influences.
P.O. Box 40922, Nashville, TN 37204
Our Journey: THE MCCRARY SISTERS. Debut album from the gospel quartet features a combination of originals and covers.
2825 SE Harrison St., Portland, OR 97214
Land Where The Blues Began: Thirtieth Anniversary Edition: VARIOUS. Tour of the Mississippi Delta with Alan Lomax. Anniversary edition.
14 E 4th St, #602, New York, NY 10012
Tell No One: SARAH TRACEY. Debut full-length album of jazz-infused tracks which feature her on the piano.
12 Clayton Ave., Medford, MA 02155
These Are My Friends: ALASTAIR MOOCK. Fourteen roots-inspired songs by the Boston-based artist intended for children and parents, alike.
Mr. Charlie's Blues
Wezenhof 17, Middelburg 4332DW, Holland
2011-7 Hobo Signs & Railroad Lines: CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE. Folk band from the Netherlands releases 15 track album that incorporates jazz and blues styles.
56 Browns Mill Rd., Berlin, VT 05602
4016 Music Man: BUDDY TRUAX. Tribute CD to Vermont's Buddy Truax which features 19 of his blues-inspired folk tunes.
34 West Main St., Dudley, MA 01571
026 Mark Mandeville & Old Constitution: MARK MANDEVILLE. Album consisting of nine original tracks ranging from jumpy swing to bluegrass and country styles.
1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019
527407-2 Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down: RY COODER. Roots rock album of 14 tracks.
PO Box 149, Saffron Waldon CB10 1WQ, United Kingdom
1101 The Skinny: IAN SIEGAL AND THE YOUNGEST SONS. British blues band releases 11-track album of songs primarily written and sung by Siegal, with the band backing.
815 Setliff Place, Nashville, TN 37206
Stories Behind Songs: SHANTELL OGDEN. Nashville-based singer-songwriter releases sophomore country and folk album.
Stubenrauchstr. 50, Berlin D-12161, Germany
81 Tajno Biav - Secret Marriage: CACI VORBA. Polish-Ukrainean folk group releases second album of 12 tracks that are a combination of dance music and a cappella.
300 W. 55th St., 11K, New York, NY 10019
144-2011 We Are Them: PEACE WEAVER. Twelve-track album that demonstrates the artist's blend of folk and pop.
P.O. Box 617913, Chicago, IL 60661-7913
20111 Tramp, Tramp, Tramp: Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer: PHIL PASSEN. Third CD from the hammered dulcimer player from Chicago which includes 17 songs from the Civil War period.
Pocket Sized Sun
Jodulator: HOTEL PALINDROME. Fourteen-track album from the Austrian band featuring multiple instruments, including, the mandola, fiddle, Jew harp, bagpipes.
Søråveien 14A, 1430 ÅS, Norway
001 Ojda!: RAKIJA. Serbian and Norwegian musicians release ethno Balkan album of 8 tracks; also available for purchase on iTunes.
P.O. Box 4044, 501 W. Lynnhurst Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104
239 Love My Stuff: PAUL GEREMIA. Re-mastered collection of recordings from well-regarded blues artist.
248 The Sun Sessions: DALE WATSON & THE TEXAS TWO. Texas country and swing musician releases new album of 14 original tracks.
2002 Parkside Ct. , West Linn, OR 97068
16 Pearl of a Girl: GREGGORY STOCKERT. Debut folk album of original songs that takes the listener on a ride through the American landscape.
7006 A Winter Gathering: SHAUNA BURNS. Celtic-inspired carols and original songs from the singer, featuring her husband accompanying her on the drums.
410-2416 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E2, Canada
003 Doing It for the Chicks: KATE REID. Canadian folk singer-songwriter releases third album of 12 tracks.
2028 W. Eastwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Maladies: BEN RIPANI MUSIC CO.. Five piece band releases album of 7 tracks in the styles of Indie/Folk and Americana.
3028 Bound for Bakersfield 1953-1956: The Complete Pre-Capitol Collection: BUCK OWENS. Twenty-four country songs spanning from 1953 to 1956 are reissued on this CD.
One Rounder Way, Burlington, MA 01803
11661-0663-2 Winter Wonderland: MANDY BARNETT. Christmas CD featuring classic songs covered by the blues-inspired folk singer from Nashville.
002 Overclocked: JIM ALLCHIN. Singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso releases album of 13 original tracks inspired by blues, jazz, pop and rock.
J.A.F. Box 7131, New York, NY 10116
3004/5 Old Brooklyn: ANDY STATMAN. Clarinet and mandolin virtuoso is accompanied by Bela Fleck, Ricky Skaggs and Paul Shaffer on this klezmer-style album.
P.O. Box 106, Whately, MA 01093
2043 Friends of Fall: CROOKED STILL. Boston-based folk band celebrates 10th anniversary with the release of this 7-track EP of bluegrass-inspired tunes.
200 Louise Ave., Hendersonville, TN 37077
10122 A Scaggs Family Christmas, Vol. 2: SKAGGS FAMILY. Twenty-six Christmas songs and a bonus DVD from Ricky Skaggs, wife Sharon White, their kids and Sharon's family band The Whites.
550 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022-3211
93951 Sing Your Song: The Music: HARRY BELAFONTE. The companion album to the Harry Belafonte HBO documentary and his autobiography.
Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop
P.O. Box 802, Sparta, NJ 07871
13128 The Guitar Artistry of Buster B. Jones: BUSTER B. JONES. Instructional DVD which features Buster talking about his life, influences and music. The footage spans almost 2 decades of his life and includes his last taped lessons.
830 The Gospel Guitar of Mississippi John Hurt taught by Tom Feldmann: TOM FELDMANN. Lesson with Tom Feldmann in which he takes the viewer step by step through Mississippi John Hurt's gospel songs in the keys of G, C, D and E.
832 Bottleneck Gospel Guitar taught by Tom Feldmann: TOM FELDMANN. Anthology of bottleneck gospel guitar in which Feldmann draws inspiration from a variety of artists and shows the techniques to build a repertoire of classic bottleneck gospel blues.
8450 82nd St. Unit 106, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
SunRise: MARK GROBNER AND KEN KOLODNER. Eleven-track collaborative album which features duets and solo performances on the hammered dulcimer.
2967 Hauge, Lomen N-2967, Norway
04 Juusk: INGA JUUSO & HARALD SKULLERUD. Collaboration of Norwegian musicians; Inga Jusso playing the joik and Harald Skullerud playing percussion.
84 Makramé: HEKLA STÅLSTRENGA. Norwegian singer releases album of 11 tracks.
85 Seljord Anno 1935: PER ANDERS BUEN GARNÅS. Solo violinist releases album of 17 folk-inspired tracks in Dutch.
89 Gi mi pols!: MJELVA/TAMNES. Virtuoso violinist duo release album of 27 Dutch tracks.
90 Ho Venta På Rock: ASLAK O. BRIMI & ERLEND VIKEN. Folk album of 14 Dutch tracks from fiddler duo from Norway.
93 Tindra & Kroke: Live in Førde: TINDRA & KROKE. Collaboration between the Norwegian and Polish folk bands on this live album.
P.O. Box 4111, Davis, CA 95617
011 Step Up: DAVE NACHMANOFF. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist releases folk album of 12 tracks.
101 Back Door Rain: LUKE LIDDY. Folk singer-songwriter releases 6 track EP demonstrating his own soft vocals.
8227 N. Dana Ave., Portland, OR 97203
2011 Sing For You Lives!: VAGABOND OPERA. Operatic cabaret releases folk-infused album featuring many instruments, including, accordion, piano, alchemist, cello, mediator, mandolin and saxophone.
P.O. Box 83, Glen Ellyn, IL 60138
102 The Horse King: COSY SHERIDAN. Singer-songwriter releases 10-track album of upbeat folk songs with blues infusions.
573 Rockdale Ave., New Bedford, MA 02740
016 Birds of a Feather: RED HEN STRINGBAND. 2 virtuoso duos who have collaborated into this string band to release an album of trad-inspired old-time music.
6395 Gunpark Dr., Suite A, Boulder, CO 80301
0028 The Yoga Sessions: Hang with Angels: MASOOD ALI KHAN. Eleven original meditative compositions with Khan on the hang drum.
0120 Oasis: GARY STROUTSOS. Solo flute meditations in a collection of tone poems.
0123 Omega Ecstatic Chant: VARIOUS. Multiple artists contribute on this album of traditional and contemporary kirtan chants.
02498 Password: DEVA PREMAL. Mantra meditation singer releases collaborative album with Miten, incoporating a soft pop/jazz feel to her traditional mantra style.
628 St. Mary's Rd., Lafayette , CA 94549
By the Refinery Lights: LAURA ZUCKER. Folk singer-songwriter from California releases 13-track album of originals.
PO Box 123, Rineyville, KY 40162
Celtic Passages: CHATTERING MAGPIES. CD and DVD of Celtic tunes featuring the female duo playing Irish flute, harp, hammered dulcimer and the whistle.
P.O. Box 54743, Atlanta, GA 30308
978-0-9817342-4-8 I LISTEN TO THE WIND THAT OBLITERATES MY TRACES: Steve Roden. Collection of vernacular photographs of a wide variety related to music; 2 CDs included.
P.O. Box 340, Woodstock, NY 12498
WKR-GT21 Blues Fingerpicking Freedom: TOBY WALKER. Fingerstyle guitarist virtuoso, Toby Walker, provides instructions on how to play guitar and become more creative in doing so.
Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop
P.O. Box 802, Sparta, NJ 07871
831 The Guitar of Blind Willie Johnson taught by Tom Feldmann: TOM FELDMANN. DVD lesson with Tom Feldman on how to play the slide guitar in the style of Willie Johnson, utilizing 8 of his songs for instructional purposes. Tom will show, in detail, Johnson's strike and slides, pull-off and vibrato.
P.O. Box 802, Sparta, NJ 07871
13127 Hubert Sumlin: Living the Blues: HUBERT SUMLIN. Film that looks at the life of Hubert Sumlin, a legendary blues guitarist and 25-year member of the Howlin' Wolf Band. The film includes interviews with Hubert, James Cotton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, as well as, live footage from the 1964 folk festival tour of Europe.