Welcome to the "online" edition of "Publication Noted." Here you can find an annotated listing for all the releases submitted to Sing Out! from April thru June 2008. 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 (April thru June '08)
Amadeus Press, LLC
512 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
THE INFINITE VARIETY OF MUSIC by Leonard Bernstein. 2007, ISBN: 1574671642, pbk $16.95, 288pp., 9 x 6. Paperback reprint of Bernstein's collection of lectures and interviews concerning the nature of the compositional process, accompanied by a number of illustrative musical examples and tools for analyzing and composing music.
Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020
‘SCUSE ME WHILE I KISS THE SKY: JIMI HENDRIX: VOODOO CHILD by David Henderson. 2008, ISBN: 0743274008, cloth $26.95, 464pp., 6.5 x 9.5, Discography, index. Revised and updated biography of Jimi Hendrix presenting in-depth research on the circumstances of the musician’s death.
Order Dept., Westminster Distribution Center, 400 Hahn Rd., Westminster, MD 21157
HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING?: THE BALLAD OF PETE SEEGER by David King Dunaway. 2008, ISBN: 0345506081 , pbk $18, 544pp., 6 x 9, Notes, bibliography, discography, index. Biography of Pete Seeger, American folk music performer, composer and political activist.
PO Box 1034 , Cromwell, CT 06416
BLUEGRASS TIME by Phil Zimmerman. 2008, ISBN: 0981687806, pbk $25, 64pp., 8.5 x 11. Photographs of the early days of bluegrass festivals published in book format to accompany an exhibit of the author’s photographs at the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY.
80 Maiden Ln., Ste. 704, New York, NY 10038
THE BOB DYLAN ENCYCLOPEDIA by Michael Gray. 2008, ISBN: 0826469337, pbk $24.95, 756pp., 7 x 10, Index. A revised edition of the 2006 publication, featuring new entries on Dylan’s latest album Modern Times and the film I’m Not There.
88 Post Road West, P.O. Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881-5007
A FIRE IN MY HEART: KURDISH TALES by Diane Edgecomb. 2008, ISBN: 159158437X, cloth $40, 200pp., 7 x 10, Appendix, index. Recipes, games and stories retold by the author with contributions by Mohammed M. A. Ahmed and Çeto Ozel.
7777 W. Bluemound Rd., P.O. Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213-0819
SONGWRITING: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE CRAFT by Stephen Citron. 2008, ISBN: 0879103574, pbk, 334pp., 9 x 6, Appendix, glossary, bibliography, index. A step-by-step guide to the process of song composition.
GUITAR IDENTIFICATION: A REFERENCE FOR DATING GUITARS MADE BY FENDER, GIBSON, GRETSCH, AND MARTIN by A.R. Duchossoir. 2008, ISBN: 1423426118 , pbk $12.95, 96pp., 8.5 x 11. Revised and updated 4th edition of reference guide for dating vintage guitars.
THE BUSINESS OF AUDIO ENGINEERING by Dave Hampton. 2008, ISBN: 1423454006 , pbk $24.95, 208pp., 7.5 x 9, Resource appendix. A comprehensive guide to professional audio engineering.
1000 SONGWRITING IDEAS by Lisa Aschmann. 2008, ISBN: 1423454405, pbk $18.95, 304pp., 9 x 8, Selected bibliography, index. A collection of creativity exercises conceived by a successful songwriter.
525 B Street, Suite 1900, San Diego, CA 92101-4495
WE ARE ONE by Ysaye M. Barnwell. 2008, ISBN: 0152057358, cloth $17.95, 32pp., 11 x 9. A children’s book of illustrations by Brian Pinkney to accompany the lyrics to We Are... as performed by the African American a capella group Sweet Honey in the Rock, accompanied by CD.
Houghton Mifflin Co.
215 Park Ave. South, New York, NY 10003
THIS IS THE DAY! by Phillis Gershator. 2007, ISBN: 0618497463, pbk $16, 32pp., 10 x 10. Illustrated children’s book addressing adoption and based on the lyrics of an American folk song from the 1900s.
88 Post Rd. West, Westport, CT 06881
TELL THE WORLD: STORYTELLING ACROSS LANGUAGE BARRIERS by Margaret Read MacDonald. 2008, ISBN: 1591583144, pbk $35, 192pp., 6 x 9, Bibliography, index. A group of expert storytellers share tips for bridging language barriers with four basic techniques.
4 Industrial Dr., Pacific, MO 63069-3611
SIDE SPLITTERS by Alex Usher. 2008, ISBN: 0786675551, pbk $14.95, 144pp., 9 x 12. Over 125 funny folk songs collected with lyrics, tunes, and suggested accompaniment chords.
Dadgad Encyclopedia by JIM GOODIN. 2008, ISBN: 9627910337, pbk $24.95, 184pp., 9 x 12. Music, exercises, scales and ideas about Dadgad tuning for guitar.
145 Plymouth St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
IN HOBOKEN by Christian Bauman. 2008, ISBN: 1933633476 , pbk $16.95, 343pp., 6 x 8. A novel based on the author’s experiences as a folk musician in New Jersey during the 1990s.
P.O. Box 1588, Montgomery, AL 36102
SING FOR FREEDOM: THE STORY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT THROUGH ITS SONGS by Guy and Candie Carawan. 2007, ISBN: 1588381935, pbk $21.95, 266pp., 7 x 10, Bibliography, song index, index. Two collections of freedom songs, We Shall Overcome (1963) and Freedom Is A Constant Struggle (1968), compiled into one volume that includes sheet music and firsthand accounts of freedom rides, protests and sit-ins.
Oxford University Press
198 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016
THE MUSIC OF JONI MITCHELL by Lloyd Whitesell. 2008, ISBN: 0195307992, pbk $21.95, 288pp., 9 x 6, Notes, bibliography, index. A survey of Mitchell’s work with discussions of her songs organized by topic.
375 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014-2455
PITCH PERFECT by Mickey Rapkin. 2008, ISBN: 159240376X , cloth $26, 275pp., 9 x 6. A behind-the-scenes look at competitive collegiate a capella groups.
PO Box 1095, Salmo, BC V0G 1Z0, Canada
WORTH THE SINGIN’ by Tom Lewis. 2008, spiral $30, 110pp., 9 x 11, Index. Songbook and companion CD of original songs by Canadian singer-songwriter.
Sibelius Academy Folk Music
Box 86, Helsinki 00251, Finland
TRAD: TRADITIONAL FINNISH FIDDLE TUNES ON GUITARS AND MANDOLINS by Petri Hakala. 2008, ISBN: FIPH10700001, spiral $30, 169pp., 9 x 12. A transcription book of Hakala’s CD Trad, a collection of Finnish fiddle tunes arranged for combinations of mandolins and guitars.
P.O. Box 151011, San Rafael, CA 94915
FOLK METAPHYSICS: MYSTICAL MEANINGS IN TRADITIONAL FOLK SONGS AND SPIRITUALS by Charles Upton. 2008, ISBN: 1597310778, pbk $17.5, 178pp., 6 x 9, Appendix. A study of the meaning of the myths transmitted by traditional folk songs and spirituals.
University of Illinois Press
1325 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820
THE NEVER-ENDING REVIVAL: ROUNDER RECORDS AND THE FOLK ALLIANCE by Michael F. Scully. 2008, ISBN: 0252033337, cloth $40, 288pp., 6 x 9, Notes, index. A look at the recent history of folk music in the United States, specifically the recent surge of interest in roots music and world music.
SING IT PRETTY: A MEMOIR by Bess Lomax Hawes. 2008, ISBN: 0252075099, pbk $19.95, 216pp., 6 x 9, Index. Folklorist, teacher, and musicologist Bess Lomax Hawes’ personal account of the folk music boom of the mid-20th Century.
WORKING GIRL BLUES: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF HAZEL DICKENS by Hazel Dickens and Bill C. Malone. 2008, ISBN: 0252075498, pbk $17.95, 102pp., 6 x 9, Index. The life story of Appalachian singer and songwriter of feminist country songs, union anthems, and blue-collar laments.
THE HAYLOFT GANG: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL BARN DANCE by Chad Berry. 2008, ISBN: 0252075579, pbk $24.95, 256pp., 7 x 10, Index. A collection of essays on the history and importance of the National Barn Dance, a radio variety show.
University Press of Mississippi
3825 Ridgewood Rd., Jackson, MS 39211-6492
A TRUMPET AROUND THE CORNER: THE STORY OF NEW ORLEANS JAZZ by Samuel Charters. 2008, ISBN: 1578068983, cloth $40, 380pp., 6 x 9, Notes, index. The story of New Orleans jazz and its cultural and racial origins.
78 BLUES: folksongs and phonographs in the American south by John Minton. 2008, ISBN: 1934110191, cloth $50, 288pp., 6 x 9, Notes, index. A study of the hillbilly and race records released between the 1920s and World War II and their impact on artists and audiences.
111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774
Music composition for dummies by Scott Jarrett and Holly Day. 2008, ISBN: 0470224215, pbk, 336pp., 8 x 9, Modes and chords reference, glossary, index. A guide to the process of composing music and writing songs.
17 Napier Street, Paddington, NSW 2021, Australia
517 Living Contribution: SHAWN PHILLIPS. 2-CD set with 21 tracks of acoustic folk rock from South Africa-based singer-songwriter.
519 Harmonium: CHRIS LETCHER. 7-track EP from London-based singer-songwriter and film composer with backing.
c/o Savoy Label Group, 429 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 330, Santa Monica, CA 90405
17703 City That Care Forgot: DR. JOHN and THE LOWER 911. Formulated as a response to the government’s handling of Hurricane Katrina,this fusion of blues, funk and soul features Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson and Ani DiFranco.
17735 Join the Band: LITTLE FEAT. A 15-track collaboration between eclectic rock/funk/folk band and guest artists including Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Bob Seger and others.
991 Tennyson Ave., Mississauga, ON L5H 2Y9, Canada
270088 Sweet as the Grain: THE JOHN HENRYS. 12 originals from Canadian 5-piece bluegrass/country-rock group.
25-26 42nd St. #4C, Astoria, NY 11103
4 Into An Unhidden Future: MARK SINNIS. A dark acoustic album with a hint of the Gothic as well as a basis in traditional country music from singer-songwriter.
5144 West 114th Terrace, Leawood, KS 66211
Thunder: JIM ABEL. Fourteen original love songs from Kansas-based singer-songwriter.
Postach 1945, Osnabrück D-49009, Germany
1393 Four Brothers and a Thumb: MANFRED DIERKES. Fingerstyle jazz on archtop jazz guitar from Berlin artist.
31913832 ... E Dois Amores: CHRISTIAN WERNICKE. German classical guitarist focuses on South American guitar music.
31913972 Red Dress: DETLEF BUNK. Instrumental album of original compositions for solo guitar including Celtic influences, fingerstyle instrumentals and oriental musical sketches.
31913982 A Jazzy Note: DUO VIBRAÇÃO. Jazz from trio on acoustic guitar, mandolin and double bass.
31980022 Jugendgitarrenorchester Baden-Württemberg meets Duo Kvaratskhelia: JUGENDGITARRENORCHESTER BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG and DUO KVARATSKHELIA. German youth guitar ensemble and Georgian brothers Nick and David Kvaratskhelia play works by Vivaldi, Haydn, Garcia, Piazzolla, Nanino and Giovanelli.
Adam and Lena
6733 Stella Link, Houston, TX 77005
Tea By Moonlight: ADAM and LENA. Originals composed of a mixture of folk, Americana, blues and rock from Houston-based acoustic duo.
Advice To The Players
P.O. Box 52, North Sandwich, NH 03259
A Musical Journey Through Shakespeare’s Words: ADVICE TO THE PLAYERS and PATRICK HORNIG. New Hampshire company reads selections from Shakespeare’s poetry over original and traditional music settings.
11 Overlook Road, Boonton Twp, NJ 07005
Ain’t Never Been Plugged: MIKE AGRANOFF. New Jersey-based folksinger delivers 14 trads, orignals, covers, parodies and stories on guitar, piano and concertina with backing.
Box 102, Charlottesville, VA 22901
A Brand New Earth: RUSS GLENN. Independent release from Connecticut-based singer-songwriter includes an underlying theme of environmental consciousness.
dist. Töölön Musiikkitukku Oy, Rykmentinkatu 11, Lahti 15700, Finland
9908 Huu: BAND’O. A bilingual and original album of modern folk/roots music from Finnish band fronted by sisters Jemina and Selina Silanpää.
P.O. Box 60234, Chicago, IL 60660
4924 What Love Will Do: JANIVA MAGNESS. Blues singer covers songs by artists like Little Milton, Al Green, Dorothy Moore, Annie Lennox and Candi Staton.
4925 Orange Blossoms: JJ GREY and MOFRO. R&B influenced folk originals from singer-songwriter with backing.
4926 Full Tilt: LIL’ ED and THE BLUES IMPERIALS. Blues originals and two standards from singer-songwriter with backing.
The AM String Band
PO Box 1840, Helena, MT 59624
Take Root!: THE AM STRING BAND. Eleven songs from old-time string trio on fiddle, viola, banjo, guitar, percussion and voice.
200 W. 40th St., Minneapolis, MN 55409
003 Parallel Play: MICHAEL YOUNG. Finger style guitarist from Minneapolis presents fourteen originals as well as the traditional tune, Cripple Creek.
208 Friar Lane, McMurray, PA 15317
0807 The Unbroken Circle: Songs of the West Virginia Coalfields: TOM BREIDING. West Virginia native presents a collection of original and traditional songs documenting events in the West Virginia coalfields from the early 1900s.
68 Victory Hill Road, Richford , NY 13835
Last Chance, Ol’ Man: JONATHAN AMES. Original, folk-style acoustic tunes and covers from New York-based singer-songwriter.
321 West 94th street #3NW, New York, NY 10025
Unfinished Life: JOSÉPHINE. Debut of twelve originals in French and English from New York-based singer-songwriter.
4485 Sallows Road, Kelowna, BC 41W 4C2, Canada
0305 Escape Velocity: ANDREW SMITH. Fourteen originals from Canadian singer-songwriter.
0707 The World Has Windows: ANDREW SMITH. 15 acoustic folk tracks from Canadian singer-songwriter and instrumentalist.
P.O. BOX 12042, RPO Murrayville, Langley, BC V3A 9J5, Canada
09 Captured in Still Life: KENSINGTON PRAIRIE. The first solo album of original pop songs from Rebecca Rowan of the Canadian band Maplewood Lane.
Any Other Name
PO Box 1223, Belle Mead, NJ 08502
91808 Wisdom From The Pain: LISA COPPOLA. Five songs from New Jersey-based country singer-songwriter.
P.O. Box 2593, West Chester, PA 19380
1110 Live New York City 1982: DAVID BROMBERG QUARTET. Re-release of 13 remastered live recordings from roots musician’s archives; includes bluegrass standards, acoustic blues and contemporary folk.
1111 Modern Hymns: DARRELL SCOTT. Award-winning songwriter records songs by Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Kris Kristofferson and others; special guests include Mary Gauthier, Alison Krauss and Del McCoury.
Heinzelova 60/B, 10 000 Zagreb, Hrvatska, Croatia
180 Mr. B: TOMISLAV GOLUBAN and LITTLE PIGEON’S FORHILL BLUES. Croatian country blues quartet featuring Goluban on harmonica backed by acoustic guitar, bass, trombone and percussion as well as contributions by many guest artists.
P.O. Box 111, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4FZ, U.K.
2151 Scottish Folk At Its Best: VARIOUS. A collection of Scottish folk music by such artists as Tannas, The Iron Horse, Anna Murray, Coila, Old Blind Dongs and The Mick West Band.
2152 5 Ragas: THE SABRI FAMILY. North Indian classical music performed by a trio of sarangi players accompanied by tabla.
2153 Mongolian Music from Buryatia: BADMA KHANDA ENSEMBLE. Traditional songs from southeastern Siberia sung and performed on traditional Mongolian instruments, including horse-head fiddle, swan-neck lute and dulcimer.
2154 Masters of Iraqi Music: DAOUD and SALEH AL-KUWAITY. An album of eight remastered original recordings from Iraqi brother duo on oud and violin.
2159 Chants from the Kingdom of Tonga: DAVID FANSHAWE. Twenty-eight field recordings from the Tongan Islands, including the world premiere recording of David Fanshawe’s Pacific Song.
2160 Best of China and Japan: VARIOUS. Six tracks from each country featuring indigenous instruments in both traditional and contemporary arrangements.
2162 Romanian Gypsy Music: TARAFUL CIULEANDRA. Vocalist Maria Buza performs gypsy music with backing from violin, accordion, cimbalom, clarinet and double bass.
Ackerstrasse 14/15, Berlin D-10115, Germany
1608 Princes Amongst Men: Journeys with Gypsy Musicians: VARIOUS. Soundtrack to the 2005 book of the same name: a travelogue and musical study from author who traveled the Balkans in 2003 interviewing Gypsy musicians and studying the music’s impact on the Roma people.
P.O. Box 514, Dayton, OH 45409
1308 Blue State Boy: DONAL HINELY. Americana singer-songwriter blends contemporary folk, pop, roots rock and country on 13 originals.
Box 1101, Cambellford, ON K0L 1L0, Canada
Lost In Awe: KEN TIZZARD. Fourteen tracks from Canadian folk singer-songwriter on guitar, harmonica and vocals.
633 10th St. #4, Brooklyn, NY 11215
0017 !Sonido Amazonico!: CHICHA LIBRE. Brooklyn-based collective delivers a mixture of Latin rhythms, surf music and psychedelic pop inspired by Peruvian music from the Amazon.
Barra Music Company
P.O. Box 317, Sydney Mines, NS B1V 2Y5, Canada
2 The Barra MacNeils 20th Anniversary Collection: THE BARRA MACNEILS. 2 CD collection featuring trad and original songs from the Cape Breton group’s twenty year career plus one new track.
Bay at the Moon
440 Fifth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215
010 Had a Dog: ALAN FRIEND. Nineteen traditional songs from the southern mountains by acoustic folksinger and guitarist.
Grenzweg 1, Holste-Oldendorf 27729, Germany
16537 The Cold Hard Facts of Life: PORTER WAGONER. A four-disc set of re-releases from country trio including The Carroll County Accident, Down in the Alley, Confessions of a Broken Man and Soul of a Convict.
16566 Blackland Farmer - The complete Starday Recordings, and more: FRANKIE MILLER. Every Starday recording condensed into a 3-disc set from Texas honky tonk artist.
Grenzweg 1, Holste-Oldendorf 27729, Germany
16781 Stop, Look and Listen: PATSY CLINE. Dgital re-masters of 34 of country/blues vocalist’s songs.
16782 Hag -The Capitol Recordings 1968-1976: Concepts, Live & The Strangers: MERLE HAGGARD. 6-CD boxed set of Merle Haggard’s conceptualized LPs from 1968-1976 along with music from his band, The Strangers, plus a 120-page hardcover book of lyrics and biographical information.
16790 High Geared Daddy: WEBB PIERCE. Compilation disc of rockabilly and honky tonk star’s hits.
16803 A Six Pack To Go: HANK THOMPSON. 33 compiled hits from Country/Rockabilly star.
16876 That’ll Flat Git It, Vol. 26 - Rockabilly From the Vault of Four Star Records: VARIOUS. The 26th volume of Bear Family’s rockabilly series.
16988 Car Hoppin’ Mama: HAWKSHAW HAWKINS. 33 re-releases of country singer’s hits.
16990 Settin’ Flat on Ready: COWBOY COPAS. 34 of country and rockabilly singer-songwriter’s previously released hits.
3 Nira Ave. #2, Boston, MA 02130
004 Newpoli: NEWPOLI. 10-member ensemble plays southern Italian traditional folk songs ranging from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century.
1555 California #311, Denver, CO 80202
7551 Jump in the Get Down: OAKHURST. Eleven hybrid bluegrass tracks from five-piece on banjo, mandolin, guitar, double bass and drums.
PO Box 188802, Sacramento, CA 95818-8802
14 Hallowed Ground: I SEE HAWKS IN L.A.. Fourteen tracks from L.A.-based psychedelic country rock band.
PO Box 158059, Nashville, TN 37215
I’m Not Leaving: CINDY KALMENSON. An album of folk rock from Nashville-based singer-songwriter.
Unit 11 Tweedbank Craft Centre, Tweedbank, Galashiels, Scottish Borders TD1 3RU, UK
129 Border Skies: REAL TIME. A mix of original and traditional tunes from both England and Scotland featuring guests Fiona Buthill and Stevie Lawrence
4750 35th NE, Seattle , WA 98105
Pull of the Moon: MJ BISHOP. A collection of mostly originals from Seattle-based singer-songwriter with backing.
Black & Tan
P.O. Box 10168, Apeldoorn 7301 GD, The Netherlands
033 Name Of The Game: BOO BOO DAVIS. Blues from Mississippi raised, Illinois-based singer and harmonica player with backing by duo on percussion and guitar.
Tjalmargatan 4, Östersund, Jamtland SE-831 45, Sweden
001 Ride With Me: KINGEN. Ten rock originals from Swedish singer-songwriter with backing.
Box 95105, Kingsgate RPO, Vancouver, BC V5T 4T8, Canada
0050 Fallen Apart: CAMERON LATIMER. Ten-track solo debut from Vancouver singer-songwriter.
9984 Proof of Love: OLD MAN LUEDECKE. 11 folk-inspired orginals and 2 trads from banjo player/singer with backing from drums, bass, fiddle and guitars.
P.O. Box 6322, Lincoln, MA 01773
27 Elkins: NOTORIOUS. Boston-based four piece presents a mix of old-time, Celtic, Eastern European and swing fiddle tunes and songs.
P.O. Box 150391, Nashville, TN 37215
Appalachian Trail: BLIND CORN LIQUOR PICKERS. Bluegrass-rock from Kentucky-based 5-piece on guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo and vocals.
P.O. Box 2344, San Francisco, CA 94126
5123 Treat Me Right: ROBIN ROGERS. Seven originals and four covers from Charlotte, North Carolina blues singer and harmonica player.
3039 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60618
151 The Good Life: JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE. Singer-songwriter and son of legendary roots rocker blends blues, country and rock ’n’ roll on 10 orignials.
156 The Ax in the Oak: BEN WEAVER. 12 tracks of acoustic pop/folk from Minnesota-based singer-songwriter.
Blue Empress / Vizztone
815 Office Park Road, Suite 9, West Des Moines, IA 50265
205 Live from Bluesville: FIONA BOYES / MOOKE BRILL / RICH DelGROSSO. Debut collaboration from trio of award-winning blues musicians inspired by traditional acoustic blues includes originals and covers of blues legends.
12 Commerce St. #2, Brooklyn, NY 11231
004 ExPorter I’mPorter: PETER FAND. Brooklyn-based bassist, percussionist, kora player and singer presents fourteen originals.
22 South Great , Georges Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
030 Down in Dublin: MICHAEL HURLEY. Off-beat folk and blues singer-songwriter offers up his unique originals, plus a few covers.
237 Swiftwater Cove, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
0926 Let’s Start Something: ROB ROY PARNELL. A mix of blues, boogie woogie, R&B and soul from Texas-based harmonica player and singer-songwriter.
P.O. Box 352, Phoenix, AZ 85001
105 Downsville Blues: TOMCAT COURTNEY. Debut album from San Diego-based singer-songwriter who writes in the Texas country blues tradition.
34A Kingsdown Road, London N19 4LA, U.K.
31 This Coming Gladness: JOSEPHINE FOSTER. Ten originals from Colorado-based folk singer-songwriter whose style blends opera and blues with rock instrumentations.
161 Elm St., Cobleskill, NY 12043
101 Blue Ruin: JOHN SCARPULLA. 13 blues-rooted tracks from NY-based singer-songwriter.
225 Sterling Rd., Unit 19, Toronto, ON M6R 2B2, Canada
0190 One More Round: ENOCH KENT. Scottish-Canadian folk singer offers 16 trads and originals with backing on guitar, pipes, whistles, accordion, bouzouki and fiddle.
Trinity, 16 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3ED, UK
001 Shooting the Moon: MARK FRY. 15 acoustic folk originals from U.K.-based singer-songwriter.
Boulder Acoustic Society
P.O. Box 3391, Boulder, CO 80307
The Caged Bird: BOULDER ACOUSTIC SOCIETY. An album of mostly originals from Colorado-based Americana quintet.
PO Box 906, Conshohocken, PA 19428
008 In My Chair: CHRISTINE HAVRILLA. 15 originals from guitarist and pop singer-songwriter based in Philadelphia.
3201 Benedict Cyn Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Creed Bratton: CREED BRATTON. Twelve tracks with roots in rock ’n’ roll from singer-songwriter, actor and former member of The Grass Roots, Creed Bratton.
14640 Mustang Trail, Southwest Ranches, FL 33330
2008 Daddy’s Little Girl: ELLEN BUKSTEL. Debut from Florida-based folk-pop singer-songwriter.
130-34 231st Street, Laurelton, NY 11413
334 Jah is Real: BURNING SPEAR. Reggae musician delivers message of self-reliance and African unity on 14-track disc.
161 Queen St. North, Kitchener, ON N2H 2H8, Canada
024 Soft Stars: LYNN JACKSON. 14 Americana originals from Canadian singer-songwriter with backing.
209 Woodbine Blvd, CMCH , NJ 08210
Next Time: CAILIN CALLAHAN. New Jersey singer-songwriter’s debut of twelve acoustic originals.
321 E 69th St., Apt. 2B, New York, NY 10021
So it Goes ...: CONCHITA’S COLLECTIVE. Debut 7-song EP from Filipino-American pop-folk artist.
3131 W. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017
1002 Cosmic Dawn: BINA AND PRANAV MEHTA. Contemporary renditions of traditional Indian songs performed on flute, sitar, keyboard, guitar and tabla.
3131 W. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017
1003 Moonlit Taj: BINA AND PRANAV MEHTA. An album of Indian love songs composed by Pranav Mehta and performed on flute, sitar, keyboard, guitar and tabla.
6399 Blessings: MCLELLAN, ROBEDEAUX and STONER. Trio of singers present Peyote songs from the Southern Plains of Oklahoma.
6414 Dancin’ ’Til Sunrise: NORTHERN CREE and FRIENDS, VOL. 7. Seventh and final installment of Canadian aboriginal group’s Round Dance series, with special guests.
6431 The Elk Way: ELK SOLDIER. 12 tracks of pow-wow singing and drumming recorded live in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
6432 Stories Told: Harmonized Peyote Songs: VERDELL PRIMEAUX with TERRY HANKS. Native American duo perform songs of the Native American Church.
6434 Red Rock: NORTHERN CREE. Pow-wow songs recorded live in Muckleshoot, Washington.
6435 Spo’Mo’Kin’Nan: BLACK LODGE. Six-time Grammy nominee drum group presents 15 songs recorded live in White Swan, Washington.
6436 First Light: CHEEVERS TOPPAH and KEVIN YAZZIE. Peyote singers present singing traditions of the Dine/Navajo and Kiowa peoples with backing from traditional gourd and water drum.
6437 Scouts: WARSCOUT. Drum group presents collection of songs recorded at the 36th Annual Stanford University Pow-Wow and sung in Plains Cree.
6440 Night of the Northern Lights: JAY and TIINESHA BEGAYE. Father and daughter duo blend songs in traditional Navajo style with the round dance rhythms of Canada.
6441 Into the Future: GERALD PRIMEAUX, SR.. Peyote Songs of the Native American Church with gourd, water drum and vocal harmonies.
7080 Points of Origin: ANTHONY WAKEMAN and MR. SOON. Debut collaboration between flute player and guitarist blends ancient and contemporary music on tweleve tracks.
8119 Express Yourself: THEE EXPRESS. 14 tracks of waila, also known as chicken scratch, the social dance music of the native people of southern Arizona.
101 Washington Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
2008 Thunder’s Mouth: SCOTT AINSLIE. Blues guitarist’s features rootsy blend of traditional blues, African-American songs and originals.
870 St. Nicholas Ave D6, New York, NY 10032
24 Craving the Second: CHERYL B. ENGELHARDT. Twelve original songs on sophomore album from Harlem-based singer-songwriter and pianist.
P.O. Box 540682, Houston, TX 77254-0682
004 Gulf Coast Blue: DENICE FRANKE. Eleven originals from Houston-based singer-songwriter with backing.
P.O. Box 427, Northcote, Victoria 3070, Australia
Sing the Children Over and Sand in My Shoe: KATH BLOOM and LOREN CONNORS. 2-CD re-release from Connecticut-based singer-songwriter.
61 Terror: KATH BLOOM. 15 folk originals from Connecticut-based singer-songwriter.
1746 Abott Kinney Rd., Venice, CA 90291
Modern Antique: ROBIN McKELLE. Big band jazz and blues favorites from Boston-based singer.
23963 Carmelita Dr., Hayward, CA 94541
08 Lucky: AMY MEYERS. 11 acoustic songs from San Francisco Bay Area singer-songwriter.
Chikan Howse / Vizztone
815 Office Park Road, Suite 9, West Des Moines, IA 50265
001 Sum’ Mo’ Chikan: SUPER CHIKAN. Clarksdale, MS native delivers twleve electric Delta blues originals with backing from the Fighting Cocks.
320 Center St # 3, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
001 Trains Change: GREG LISHER. Sophomore album of originals from the lead guitarist of the alternative rock band Camper Van Beethoven.
Calle de la tienda, 8, Urb. La Virginia, Marbella, Málaga 29602, Spain
005 Reziclando: ZUR. A dozen tracks of flamenco/pop from Spanish singer-songwriter with backing.
PO Box 3, Haddington, East Lothian EH41 3TA, Scotland
0220 13th Star: FISH. Ten rock originals from Scottish singer-songwriter, formerly of Marillion.
Apt. 58, 414 W. 121st St., New York, NY 10027-6008
Hell and High Water: BILL CHRISTOPHERSEN. 19 old-time fiddle tunes ranging from solo work to duets and trios with mandolin, banjo and guitar.
P.O. Box 120722, Nashville, TN 37212
Heartsong: JAMES TALLEY. Nashville-based country singer-songwriter delivers 15 original compositions and a new version of She’s the One.
Journey: The Second Voyage: JAMES TALLEY. Second volume of singer-songwriter’s live performances in Italy in 2002.
Indreabhán, Conamara, Co. na Gaillimhe, Ireland
172 The Home Ruler: CATHERINE McEVOY. 15 tracks of traditional Irish flute music, including reels, hornpipes, jigs and airs.
173 Consider the Source: BRIAN CONWAY. New York-based Irish-American fiddler presents 15 traditional tunes.
174 Rossinver Braes: BEN LENNON and TONY O’CONNELL. Traditional Irish music on fiddle and concertina.
51 Hainault Court, Forrest Rise, London E17 3NW, U.K.
3008 Zegar Zivi : ZEGAR ZIVI. Traditional singing and instrumentals from Zegar, Dalmatia in Croatia.
2431 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL 32792
The Bridge and The Prophet: THE BRIDGE and THE PROPHET. A baker’s dozen from Orlando-based singer-songwriter contemplate spiritual living and the power of seeing beyond the self.
916 19th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37212
4480 Absolutely Irish: VARIOUS. Irish music stars come together to perform traditional Irish music, song and dance.
4481 The Big Spree: BREABACH. A quartet of double bagpipes, flute and fiddle performs traditional and roots music.
4483 Sirius: AIDAN O’ROURKE. Ten originals from Scottish fiddle player and composer.
4484 Live in Dublin: MOVING HEARTS. First album in over twenty years from reformed Celtic band recorded over four nights in February 2007 at Dublin’s Vicar Street.
4488 Outside The Box: BILLY MCCOMISKEY. A baker’s dozen from traditional Irish accordion player and composer.
7510 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
001 Box: KERAM. Eight originals and a Tom Waits cover from acoustic singer-songwriter.
P.O. Box 2203, Chicago, IL 60690
072 Ask Your Neighbor: ORSO. 12 tracks of orchestrated folk with original music and lyrics by Phil Spirito.
67 Wrenson Rd., Toronto, ON M4L 2G5, Canada
Under Saturn’s Wheel: CHRIS RAWLINGS. A blend of folk, jazz and blues in the form of both traditional tunes and original compositions by singer-songwriter.
6815 Honors Ct., Charlotte, NC 28210
Ridiculous Empire: JOHN AMEN. Ten country-folk tracks from North Carolina-based poet and singer-songwriter
Cord International / Hana Ola
P.O. Box 152, Ventura, CA 93002-0152
21000 Among My Hawaiian Souvenirs: GENOA KEAWE. Twelve traditional Hawaiian songs with vocals in both English and Hawaiian.
61 Tuscany Meadows PI N.W., Calgary, AB T3L 2S1, Canada
01 Light: SORA. Four-track EP from Canadian vocalist.
P.O. Box 787, Hartmann Drive, Lebanon, TN 37088-0787
The High Notes: RICKY SKAGGS. A dozen bluegrass reinterpretations of the country musician’s greatest hits.
PO Box 1298, Rozelle, NSW 2039, Australia
Grand and Green River: KARA GRAINGER. Roots and blues music from Australian singer-songwriter.
687 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA 94131
Shining Darkness: THE CROOKED JADES. Old-time band blends Americana roots music with influences from Europe and Africa on 19 original tunes; backing includes harmonium, bao, mbira, fiddle, banjo, guitar, ukelele and arco bass.
14102 - A Monticello Drive, Cooksville, MD 21723
044 Callin’ in the Dogs: TAD MARKS. Fiddle music encompassing several genres including bluegrass, old-time, Celtic, cajun, Baroque and more.
33 Lewis Terrace, Winthrop, MA 02152
1102 Rockin’ Ralph’s Roadhouse: SQUEEZEBOX STOMPERS. Songs from the play by the same name, written about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
413 Carpenter Rd., Charlotte, VT 05445
8 Rebel Woman: CHIWONISO. Zimbabwean vocalist and mbira player blends traditional African music with modern sounds of soul, reggae and R&B with backing.
1500 W 8th Terrace, Suite C6, Lawrence, KS 66044
002 Prodigal Song: OLIVER BUCK and THE NEW MADRIDS. Singer-songwriter performs two covers and ten original compositions on homecoming record that marks his return to Cleveland, Ohio, after 15 years away.
Unit 2 Carriglea, Naas Road, Dublin 12, Ireland
018 Live at Dolans: SHARON SHANNON. 29 tracks recorded over two nights at Dolas Warehouse in Limerick in July 2006 from Irish accordionist and fiddler with band and special guests.
023 Renegade: SHARON SHANNON. Largely original material on first studio album since 2003 from Irish accordionist and fiddle player mixes traditional Irish, hip-hop beats, reggae, jazz and other world influences.
113 N. Riverside Dr., Winamac, IN 46996
As the Possibilicist: SCOTT DARDA. A mixture of originals and arrangements from Indiana-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
4241-B Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC V5V 4G1
Spring: THE GREAT OUTDOORS. 3-track Spring installment in a series of four season-themed EPs from Canadian folk-rock ensemble.
2 West 120th St. Apt. 7P, New York, NY 10027
004 Roots Propaganda: THE PAUL CARLON OCTET. Jazz saxophonist and ensemble plays classic jazz and Afro-Latin roots music.
4121 N. Rockwell, Chicago, IL 60618
249 Stride Piano Duets: WILLIE THE LION SMITH and DON EWELL. 14 previously unissued duet recordings of stride pianists performing together at Toronto’s Golden Nugget in 1966.
796 Blues on the Moon: BYTHER SMITH. First live recording from Chicago bluesman recorded in August 2007 at the Natural Rhythm Social Club on Chicago’s South Side.
P.O. Box 502, Crown Point, NY 12928
Rediscovery: SLOAN WAINWRIGHT. Contemporary singer-songwriter delivers covers of 10 songs that have influenced her career.
805 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701
My Beloved: Music to Fall in Love With: ANDREW HELLER. 13 classic love songs from classically trained tenor.
Broadway Love: ANDREW HELLER. Classically trained tenor presents 12 Broadway hits.
PO Box 1975, Burbank, CA 91507
1233139 Miles From Home: RUBY DEE and THE SNAKEHANDLERS. Four-piece plays fifteen originals that combine honky tonk, rockabilly and classic rock.
17 Rockland Ave., Arlington, MA 02474
006 Up On Rockfield: VANCE GILBERT. Eleven originals from singer-songwriter celebrate the influence of songwriters and performers such as Van Morrison, John Hiatt, Prince, Shawn Colvin, Raffi, Al Jarreau, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more.
P.O. Box 511342, Milwaukee, WI 53203
404 Hot Time: FOX and BRANCH. Fourth album from acoustic duo mixes blues, New Orleans music and traditional fiddle tunes with backing from guitar, fiddle, harmonica, banjo, washboard, upright bass, piano, mandolin and kazoo.
Rivelyn, Milford, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1DX, UK
010 Land of the Sky: DOWN TRODDEN STRING BAND. American acoustic old-time, folk and blues from U.K.-based four-piece on mandolin, guitar, banjo and octave mandolin.
P.O. Box 476867, Chicago, IL 60647-6867
359 Helena Espvall and Masaki Batoh: HELENA ESPVALL and MASAKI BATOH. First time collaboration features six Swedish traditional tunes, an arrangement of Death Letter Blues and original improvisational recordings.
364 Fatas Di Atas Awan: SAURASAMA. Indonesian folk from duo Irwansyah Harahap and Rithaony Hutajulu and an ensemble of ethnomusicological musicians.
370 A Table Forgotten: FAUN FABLES. Vocalist Dawn McCarthy joins longtime collaborator Nils Frykdahl and new band members Meredith Yayanos and Kirana Peyton to explore the age-old practice of tending a home.
PO Box 914, Church Hill, TN 37642
821957 Piece of Cake: AUDEY RATLIFF. First solo album of classic bluegrass, country and folk from Tenessee-based mandolinist.
Skeppargränd 6, Gävle 805 96, Sweden
045 Under himmelens fäste: KRAJA. Swedish vocal quartet presents traditional Swedish folk songs, love songs, humorous songs, dance lilts and chorales.
PO Box 303353, St. Thomas, VI 00803
This is the Day!: YONAH and FRIENDS. Songs for playtime, rest time, story time and bedtime in both Spanish and English with some tracks available as illustrated children’s books.
3868 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75205
072807 The Road: TRUEHEART. Tweleve California rock originals from singer-songwriter Ross Vick, co-written by Gary Leach.
Ear Candy Records
15470 Artesian Spring Rd, San Diego, CA 92127
1209 So Long Abilene: CAROLANN AMES. A dozen contemporary country songs from San Diego-based singer-songwriter.
1818 West Pratt Blvd., Chicago, IL 60626-3120
4954 Red Top: LIZ MANDEVILLE. Original blues, soul and swing from singer-songwriter with backing.
4955 Daylight at Midnight: TRAVIS MOONCHILD HADDIX. Ten songs from veteran blues singer-songwriter.
4956 Ice Storm: SCOTT ELLISON. A dozen tracks from blues guitarist and singer-songwriter.
4957 Stop And Think About It: CHRIS JAMES and PATRICK RYNN. Solo project from the lead guitarist and bassist of Blue Four, featuring traditional blues standards alongside duo’s originals.
Echo Hunters / She Wolf
4102 St. Urbain, Montréal, QC H2W 1V3, Canada
Cabin Fever: THE ECHO HUNTERS. Folk-rock with blues and country roots from Canadian 7-piece.
825 Eighth Ave., 19th Fl., New York, NY 10019
2028 Distances: NORMA WINSTONE. British jazz singer performs with backing by Gauco Venier on piano and Klaus Gesing on bass clarinet and saxophone.
Llwyn Onn, Waunfawr, Caernarfon LL55 4BQ, UK
001 Word on the Border: GWILYM MORUS. First independent release from Welsh singer-songwriter featuring eight tracks in both Welsh and English.
4014 Maplewood Ave #2, Austin, TX 78722
The Jeopardy of Circumstance: CARRIE ELKIN. Ten songs from Austin-based singer-songwriter with backing.
1044 Laguna, Los Angeles, CA 90026
21 Icing the Snow Queen: THE BLACK WATCH. Eleven originals on 13th release from California-based indie pop quartet.
240 Bucher Run Ln., Winchester, VA 22602
1050 Something Worth Standing For: ANDREW MCKNIGHT. 16 tracks of blues, anthems, folk, and swing on both acoustic and electric guitar by Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley-based singer-songwriter.
17328 Ventura Blvd. #165, Encino, CA 91316
5140 Center Stage: TOMMY EMMANUEL. Live 2-CD set of originals and arrangements of popular tunes from Australian fingerstyle acoustic guitarist.
Robert Rolfe Feddersen
2543 E. Lakeshore Dr., Crown Point, IN 46307
Leaving Indiana: ROBERT ROLFE FEDDERSEN. First full-length album of folk rock/Americana/acoustic originals from singer-songwriter.
PO Box 27011, Los Angeles, CA 90027
20182 Love Street: ARDEN OF EDEN. Indie pop originals from L.A.-based singer-songwriter.
7206 Michigan Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Dump the Bosses Off Your Back: ANNE FEENEY. 15 topical originals and covers from Pittsburgh-based singer-songwriter.
P.O. Box 40, Workington, Cumbria CA14 3GJ, U.K.
211 Station House: KERR FAGAN HARBRON. Traditional British folk songs arranged by trio of Nancy Kerr, James Fagan and Robert Harbron.
212 Love and Money: CRUCIBLE. A mixed album of both new and old English traditional folk music and song.
213 Light Up All the Beacons: JACK MCNEILL and CHARLIE HEYS. Eleven originals from British acoustic folk duo.
215 Dear Someone: RACHEL and LILLIAS. Traditional and contemporary songs combined with Gaelic singing from Scottish duo with backing.
323 Dean St. #2, Brooklyn, NY 11217
011 Nueva York!: DAN ZANES and FRIENDS. An all Spanish language children’s album influenced by the music of several Latin American countries and including the work of such artists as Lila Downs, Marc Ribot, Daphne Rubin-Vega and La Bruja.
Field Recorders’ Collective
124 Quaker Bridge Rd. South, Croton, NY 10520
602 The Horse Flies: THE HORSE FLIES. A musical history of the development of the Horse Flies including both traditional songs and originals all recorded between 1984 and 1988.
605 The Renegades: THE RENEGADES. Blended 1970s old-time music from Ithaca, NY and Lexington, VA.
609 Berkeley in the 1960s: The Musicians of Colby Street: VARIOUS. Old-time music from San Francisco Bay area bands such as Dr. Humbead’s New Tranquility String Band and Medicine Show, Fat City, the Diesel Duck’s and Yreka Bakery.
111 E. 14th St. #300, New York, NY 10003
106 One Day: NORTHERN LIGHTS. Bluegrass/newgrass from quintet with traditional acoustic lineup.
107 Peasant of the Wreck: KAYDI JOHNSON. Singer-songwriter’s third album explores themes of family, corruption, politics and love.
1 South Charlotte St., Edinburgh EH2 4AN, Scotland
010 Broken Sky: DAVID FERRARD. Debut album from Scottish singer-songwriter includes songs about asylum, war, globalization, AIDS and straightforward love songs.
14 Siskin Road, Uppingham, Rutland LE15 9UL, U.K.
3068 Stubble: BLUE BLOKES 3. British trio presents an album of blues standards, old English folk songs and originals.
3071 Journey’s Edge: ROBIN WILLIAMSON. Deluxe edition of the Celtic music artist’s 1976 album featuring ten previously unreleased recordings from 1975.
The Foggy Hogtown Boys
21 Cambridge Ave., Toronto, ON M4K 2L2, Canada
004 The Golden West: THE FOGGY HOGTOWN BOYS. Fifteen tracks of bluegrass, country and old-time from Canadian five-piece.
1350 Eastern Pky. #3, Louisville, KY 40204
Lost a Little: ALANNA FUGATE. 14-tracks of fused jazz/bluegrass/traditional folk from Kentucky-based singer-songwriter and guitarist.
ul. Okulicciepo 181440, Stalowa Wola 37-450, Poland
02 Contemporary Polish Village Music: JAREK ADAMÓW and PAWEL BRZOZOWSKI. Traditional Polish roots folk on accordion, bass guitar, electric guitar and darabuka.
P.O. Box 951, Drain, OR 97435
1004 Bare Fingers: The Solo Autoharp Artistry of Adam Miller: ADAM MILLER. 24 tracks of solo autoharp music arranged and performed by Oregon-based instrumentalist.
Box 718, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
2002 Crooked Path: MICHAEL JERLING. A baker’s dozen from NY-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with backing.
2824 96th Avenue Ct, Milan, IL 61264
2769 The Traveler: RICHARD FRANKZ. 14 tracks of southern pop/rock from Illinois-based singer-songwriter.
c/o Music & Words, P.O. Box 1921, Hilversum BX-1200, The Netherlands
4058 Amsterdam: MAZZELTOV and ROLINHA KROSS. Klezmerband and singer pay a 17-track tribute to Amsterdam’s Yiddish roots.
The Cedars, Field Lane, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1DD, U.K.
10 Going Spare: JOHN KIRKPATRICK. Re-mastered late 1970s LP of folk rock, punk-folk classics and originals plus 2 tracks from the 1980 Dingles single. The 10th disc in Free Reed’s Revival re:Masters Series 18-CD box set of archive recordings from the British and Irish folk revival.
11 The Transports: VARIOUS. The 1977 ballad opera by Peter Bellamy, arranged by Dolly Collins and performed by Vic Legg, Nic Jones, Martin Carthy, The Watersons and others. The 11th disc in Free Reed’s Revival re:Masters Series 18-CD box set of archive recordings from the British and Irish folk revival.
13 Sailing to the Moon - and Beyond: BERNIE PARRY. Singer-songwriter’s debut album supplemented by eight previously unreleased songs. The 13th disc in Free Reed’s Revival re:Masters Series 18-CD box set of archive recordings from the British and Irish folk revival.
14 Old Swan Brand - The Old Swan Band: OLD SWAN BAND. A dozen tracks of traditional English country dance music on the 14th disc in Free Reed’s Revival re:Masters Series 18-CD box set of archive recordings from the British and Irish folk revival.
15 Concertina Workshop: ALISTAIR ANDERSON. Traditional English concertina music with guests Dave Richardson, Tich Richardson, Graham Pitt and Geoff Harris. The 15th disc in Free Reed’s Revival re:Masters Series 18-CD box set of archive recordings from the British and Irish folk revival.
16 Ballads: Big, Broadside and Barrack Room - The Ballads of Peter Bellamy: PETER BELLAMY. A seventeen ballad tribute to Peter Bellamy’s work with guests The Coppers and The Watersons. The 16th disc in Free Reed’s Revival re:Masters Series 18-CD box set of archive recordings from the British and Irish folk revival.
17 Golden Grates and The Rampin’ Cat
: ROARING JELLY and MICHAEL HEBBERT. Re-mastered LPs from comedy trio Roaring Jelly and pub-musician and concertina player Michael Hebbert. The 17th disc in Free Reed’s Revival re:Masters Series 18-CD box set of archive recordings from the British and Irish folk revival.
18 Flowers and Frolics: BEES ON HORSEBACK. English country dance music with guests Bob Davenport and June Tabor. The 18th disc in Free Reed’s Revival re:Masters Series 18-CD box set of archive recordings from the British and Irish folk revival.
5 No Reels - The Old Swan Band: OLD SWAN BAND. Re-issue of southern English rural dance music LP plus three extra tracks from the original sessions and a video from Jon Cousins’s Plain Capers Documentary. The 5th disc in Free Reed’s Revival re:Masters Series 18-CD box set of archive recordings from the British and Irish folk revival.
7 Even More ... Popular to Contrary Belief: ROBIN and BARRY DRANSFIELD. Traditional songs and tunes enhanced by bonus tracks of live recordings, out-takes and demos. The 7th disc in Free Reed’s Revival re:Masters Series 18-CD box set of archive recordings from the British and Irish folk revival.
8 Ballads and Songs of the North of Ireland: EDDIE BUTCHER, JOE HOLMES and LEN GRAHAM. Northern Irish music and song in the north Derry tradition. The 8th disc in Free Reed’s Revival re:Masters Series 18-CD box set of archive recordings from the British and Irish folk revival.
9 Traditional Country Music of County Clare: MICHO RUSSELL. Re-release of flute and whistle player’s 1975 LP of tunes and songs. The 9th disc in Free Reed’s Revival re:Masters Series 18-CD box set of archive recordings from the British and Irish folk revival.
640 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202
798304001280 Rediscovery: FRISBEE. A pop album inspired by classic 1970s songwriting and performed on guitar, piano, strings and analog synthesizers.
PO Box 401072, San Francisco, CA 94140
Gonna Take Us All: JON FROMER. Ten original bluesy folk arrangements using vocals, acoustic guitar and full band that capitalize on encouraging the politics of change nationwide.
P.O. Box 1147, Sheffield S11 7YA, U.K.
024 A Proper State: LEON ROSSELSON. Eleven originals from British singer-songwriter with backing.
1140 Boylston St., MS-1140 DEV, Boston, MA 02215
001 People in the Sun: FORDHAM WILKES. Vocalist Ginny Fordham and drummer Steve Wilkes present songs inspired by the works of Georgia O’Keeffe and Edward Hopper.
P.O. Box 11575, Berkeley, CA 94712
006 I’m Growing: GUNNAR MADSEN. A collection of 15 children’s songs from California-based singer-songwriter.
Gillen & Turk
P.O. Box 250, Verplanck, NY 10596
Backs to the Wall: GILLEN and TURK. First album from Hudson Valley singer-songwriter duo.
PO Box 460224, San Francisco, CA 94146
01 Outta My Head: ANNA LAUBE. Folk music that blends indie, blues, Americana and country in acoustic settings from California-based singer-songwriter.
Global Recording Artists
1296 Lombardi Ave., Petaluma, CA 94954
12642 Live In Concert: MARIA MULDAUR. Vocalist performs material largely pulled from her Bob Dylan cover album Heart of Mine.
PO Box 14165, Minneapolis, MN 55414
3346 Rusalka’s Umbrella: JENNY DALTON. Accompanying CD to Dalton’s first book, Daughters of the Dead Sea, featuring guest artists such as Cloud Cult, Murzik and One for the Team.
2745 16th St., San Francisco, CA 94103
11 Thing of the Past: VETIVER. A collection of 12 covers of songs by artists such as Hawkwind, Townes Van Zandt, and Michael Hurley
Ribe Landevej 190, Vejle DK-7100, Denmark
0508 Baltic Crossing: BALTIC CROSSING. Finnish/English/Danish 5-piece presents debut album of European folk music.
0608 Welcome: Who Are You?: MOVING CLOUD. Third release from Irish 5-piece includes a selection of traditional songs and ballads learned from field recordings of Irish gypsies.
408 Låter from Selsø : SELSØLÅTER. Contemporary Danish roots music from the bank of Selsø Lake near Copenhagen.
Goldfish in Your Cocktail
P.O. Box 171, Nordland, WA 98358
Ladybug One: THE HARMONICA POCKET. Second children’s album from Puget Sound group celebrates nature with 16 original and traditional songs.
P.O. Box 364, Montvale, NJ 07645
Even Trade: TERENCE MARTIN. A dozen originals from New Jersey singer-songwriter on themes of love, freedom, responsibility and revisiting the past.
Akersgata 7, Oslo N-0158, Norway
4223 Rite: UNNI LØVLID. Norwegian vocalist blends traditional Norwegian folk, electronica, contemporary and world music.
178 W. Houston St., Suite 9, New York, NY 10014
1780 Partners in Crime: THE FOLK BROTHERS. A mix of originals and traditional tunes from duo on guitar and dulcimer with backing.
Greenblatt and Seay
The Old Schoolhouse, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, NE 68307-0671
Fiddle Fables: DEBORAH GREENBLATT. 14 songs about fiddling by fiddler and singer-songwriter.
James Whitcomb Riley: The Fiddling Children’s Poet: DEBORAH GREENBLATT. Original settings of James Whitcomb Riley’s poetry by fiddler and singer-songwriter.
Cockenzie Business Centre, Edinburgh Road, Cockenzie, East Lothian EH32 0XL, Scotland
311 Togaidh mì mo Sheòlta: MARGARET STEWART. Gaelic singer presents 17 trads from various parts Gaelic Scotland with backing.
321 A Song In Her Heart: MARY KATHLEEN BURKE. Irish vocalist performs mix of trads and contemporary songs with backing.
322 Gaughan Live! At The Trades Club: DICK GAUGHAN. Scottish folk singer plays 13 songs live in Hebden Bridge, North Yorkshire.
323 An Turas: DONNIE MUNRO. 13 songs performed by Scottish singer-songwriter at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival in Janurary 2008.
324 In a Bleeze: JEANA LESLIE and SIOBHAN MILLER. Scottish folk music from duo of singer and pianist/violinist/singer with backing.
204 14th St. 1B, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Convert Augustine: GROMKO.. A jazz album of mostly original songs that successively tell the story of a relationship, using an instrumentation of reeds, keys, bass and percussion.
Grossman’s Guitar Workshop
P.O. Box 802, Sparta, NJ 07871
107 Blues & Jazz Guitar: MICKEY BAKER. Rerelease of 1977 album from guitarist featuring assortment of blues and jazz styles.
108 Women’s Guitar Workshop: VARIOUS. 17 tracks by female guitarists including Gill Burns, Janet Smith, Margo Random, Wendy Grossman and Lynn Clayton.
109 Blues Guitar Workshop: VARIOUS. Davey Graham, Duck Baker, Tom Paley, Sam Mitchell and Mike Cooper present 15 blues songs on guitar.
113 Adventures in Ragtime: DAVID LAIBMAN. Nine original classical ragtime pieces on acoustic guitar.
Ground Zero Sound
P.O. Box 3747, Tualatin, OR 97062
Burning Down the House: KATHY BOYD and PHOENIX RISING. Northwest bluegrass and Americana music from Oregan-based four-piece.
GVE / Sunnyside
348 W. 38th St., Ste. 12B, New York, NY 10018
4102 The Spirit of New Orleans: LIZ MCCOMB. A mostly traditional disc of secular and sacred swing music by vocalist with backing.
1211 Memory Lane, Frankfort, MI 49635
Songs for Sleepy Beings: HALF MOON. Old-time string band’s new disc of traditional and contemporary lullabies.
P.O. Box 190, Ridgewood, NJ 07451
Strike Up the Band: THE BLACK 100s. Eleven originals by singer-songwriter Thomas Handschiegel.
1153 Gateway Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 2W8, Canada
2008 Eleven Months: LYNNE HANSON. A dozen originals from Canadian roots singer-songwriter
P.O. Box 313, Glastonbury, CT 06033
6 Something ’Bout You: AMY GALLATIN and ROGER WILLIAMS. Duo presents 14 covers in country duet style.
7 Phoenix: AMY GALLATIN and STILLWATERS. Acoustic group explores American roots music on 13 originals, trads and covers with backing on guitars, bass, mandolin, banjo and fiddle.
Kurkikankaant. 25, FI-28450, ULVSBY, Finland
08 Cosmic Meltdown Vol. 1: ERIK HOKKANEN & LUMISUDET. Finnish four-piece presents originals by Finnish vocalist, guitarist and fiddler Erik Hokkanen.
P.O. Box 25, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 7UN, U.K.
052 Love Songs and Fighting Talk: JANET RUSSELL. 15 original takes on traditional British Isle ballads.
Heads Up International
23309 Commerce Park Rd., Cleveland, OH 44122
3163 Thunder: S.M.V.. 13 jazz tracks from trio of electric bass players with guest appearances by artists such as Butterscotch, Chick Corea, George Duke and Patches Stewart.
100 N. Crescent Dr., Ste. 275, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
30662 This Kind of Love: CARLY SIMON. 13 originals from Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter.
Hearts of Space
333 West 52nd St., New York, NY 10019
11120 Prophecy 2: A Hearts of Space Native American Collection: VARIOUS. A compilation CD of flute, drum and Native American chant.
11419 Under an Ancient Sky: COYOTE OLDMAN. Music of the Anasazi flute played by Michael Graham Allen.
Heavy Waters Music
5 Mountfield Tce., Auckland 1025, New Zealand
2 Black Horses: RICHARD LESCHEN. Eleven from New Zealand-based folksinger/songwriter.
P.O. Box 60384, Nashville, TN 37206
30378 Late Last Night: ROBBY HECHT. Ten-track debut from singer-songwriter with guest artists Mindy Smith, Jeff Coffin and Thad Cockrell.
1850 SE Lincoln Road, Prinevill, OR 97754
Ron Hemphill: RON HEMPHILL. Christian country, Southern gospel and bluegrass from Oregon-based singer-songwriter.
288 Norfolk St., Cambridge, MA 02139
Old Stag: RICK BERLIN. A baker’s dozen by Boston-based singer-songwriter and pianist with string quartet backing.
The High 48s
701 Randolph Ave., Saint Paul , MN 55102
Who Needs Love?: THE HIGH 48S. Original bluegrass played in the traditional style from Minnesota-based 5-piece band on bass, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and guitar.
High Noon Records
P.O. Box 19, Cold Spring, NY 10516
0008 The Great Unravel: GANDALF MURPHY and THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS. A signature sound that mixes folk, rock, pop and country from 6-piece band based in Sleepy Hollow, New York.
PO Box 26268, Macon, GA 31221
Her Name is Deborah: DEBORAH HIGHTOWER. A blend of country, contemporary Christian and Praise & Worship from Nashville-based singer-songwriter.
848 N. Pass Ave., Burbank, CA 91505
Green Kentucky Blues: SUSIE GLAZE. A disc of seven new country and bluegrass tracks as well as songs by Jean Ritchie, Iris Dement and Bob Dylan from former Broadway actress and singer currently based in Southern California.
P.O. Box 85718, Seattle, WA 98145
12 Blue Uke: At the Ukeshack #2: DEL RAY. 9 covers and 2 originals on ukulele-inspired project from Seattle singer/guitarist with backing.
P.O. Box 4704, Worthington BN11 9JA, U.K.
1009 The River That Runs Below: BLACKTHORN BAND. Originals and arrangements of traditional Celtic songs from U.K.-based five-piece on flute, fiddle, guitar, bouzouki and other acoustic instruments.
Via Bonzia, Ripalta Vecchia, CR 26020, Italy
Faeries: PHIL HOLLAND. Fourth solo release from Celtic harpist, fiddle player and vocalist
1218 NW 36th Ave., Portland, OR 97210
04 American Dream: ASHLEIGH FLYNN. Ten Americana originals from Portland singer-songwriter deal with the history and political consequences of Mnifest Destiny.
8 Rue Patenier, Liège B-4000, Belgium
4446044 Play Some Music About Your Garden: EMMANUEL LOUIS with THE GARDENING GROUP. An album themed lyrically and musically around things one would find in a garden with backing on acoustic guitar, cello, violin and flute.
P.O. Box 7142, Fredicksburg, VA 22404
2120 Gaye Without Shame: GAYE ADEGBALOLA. Blues vocalist showcases her slide guitar playing for the first time on socially conscious originals and adaptations of classic blues songs.
561 Windsor St., Suite A-402, Somerville, MA 02143
The Underground Forest: JENNIFER HRUSKA. Composer and sound designer’s debut alternative pop, rock and electronica album of eight tracks.
4011 W. Chandler Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
I Don’t Know Where I’m Going But I’m On My Way: MURRY HAMMOND. First full-length acoustic album from Old 97’s bass player and frontman.
109 Ash St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
Songs of Sin and Redemption: THE MOLENES. Second full-length album of blended rockabilly, country, gospel and roots music from trio.
8642 Asheworth Dr., Montgomery, AL 36117
Never Too Late: BOB CORLEY. Eleven tracks from Americana and alternative folk artist.
dist. Claddagh Records, Dame House, Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
004 Cirque de Sliotar: SLIOTAR. Dublin-based trio delivers mix of contemporary Irish and folk rock on 11 trads and originals with backing on vocals, guitar, whistles, Uilleann pipes and percussion.
317 Graham Ave. Apt. 3R, Brooklyn, NY 11211
01 Off Track Betting: NELS ANDREWS. Americana singer-songwriter’s sophomore album explores a musical texture that includes harp, klezmer banjos, sampled electronics, toy pianos and a wine glass orchestra.
10 St. Brendan’s Rd., Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland
001 From Both Sides: NIAMH NI CHARRA. Riverdance fiddler and concertina player’s debut CD interprets traditional jigs, reels and airs alongside her own compositions.
24 W. Great Lakes, River Rouge, MI 48218
Blood River: DOOP and THE INSIDE OUTLAWS. Ten country and acoustic rock originals from Detroit-based singer-songwriter with backing.
P.O. Box #318, 5160 Vineland Ave., Ste. #107, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Magnolia Road: INTERCEPT. First full-length alternative rock album from L.A.-based band.
6 Abbeville Mews, 88 Clapham Park Rd., London SW4 7BX, U.K.
110 Introducing Spam Allstars: SPAM ALLSTARS. Miami-based Latin band delivers mix of funk, horns, electronics and turntables with hip-hop and dub.
111 Introducing Hanggai: HANGGAI. Six member group of Chinese musicians presents arrangements of 10 traditional songs from the Mongolian grasslands.
825 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10019
Not Only ... But Also: THE 88. Eleven rock/pop tracks from L.A.-based band, including a re-recording of the commercial/television hit Coming Home.
3385 Dartmouth Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
1256 Voices in the Wind: DOUG JAYNE. A mix of originals and covers from California-based singer-songwriter with backing.
1258 Live! At the Krush: VARIOUS. 17 tracks of eclectic roots music recorded at California’s Krush 95.9 FM and featuring artists such as James McMurtry, The Ruminators and New Riders Of The Purple Sage.
P.O. Box 0523, Planetarium Station, NY 10024-0523
1162 Mandala: OLEG KIREYEV. A fusion of traditional swing, Moldavian tunes, African rhythm and jazz for a contemporary sounding compilation of ancient tunes from Asia.
Jenny and Tyler Music
281 Beverly Rd, Apt C3, Newark, DE 19711
A Prelude: JENNY AND TYLER. Folk pop with roots in jazz and bluegrass from husband and wife team.
1351 Grant St., Vancouver, BC V5L 2X7, Canada
0802 The Contradictor: NDIDI ONUKWULU. Sophomore album of twelve rock/roots/blues tracks from Canadian singer-songwriter.
0803 Eye Contact: E.S.L.. Vancouver-based 4-piece presents 11 acoustic tracks with instrumentation including fiddle, cello, piano and percussion.
238 E. Main St., P.O. Box 10, Ville Platte, LA 70586-0010
9086 Warren Storm, Willie Tee and Cypress: WARREN STORM, WILLIE TEE and CYPRESS. Swamp pop from Lousiana duo with backing.
9087 Memories: JOHNNIE ALLAN. 22 hits and favorites from swamp pop singer.
P.O. Box 250758, New York, NY 10027
0008 Dununya: KAKANDE. Music of the balafon (African xylophone) combined with vocals, flutes, guitars and cellos on a twelve-track disc.
91 Madison Ave., Whitesburg, KY 41858
0084 Cold Icy Mountain: BRETT RATLIFF. Traditional string band tunes and banjo ballads from Kentucky-based banjo player with backing from the Clack Mountain String Band.
345 S. Citrus Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036
A Place in the Sun: TRACY NEWMAN and THE REINFORCEMENTS. Ten acoutsitc tracks from L.A.-based singer-songwriter and guitarist with backing.
The Folk Music Institute, P.O. Box 11, Kaustinen FIN-69601, Finland
100 Miracle of Kaustinen: The Musical Story of a Small Village: VARIOUS. Performances of Finnish folk music spanning from the first Kaustinen Folk Music Festival in 1956 to present day.
87 The Leu’dds of the Ancestors: MÂÂDDAR ÄÄJJI LEE’UD. Recordings of the traditional music of the Skolt sâmi of Northern Scandinavia accompanied by a booklet of information on Skolt history and music.
96 Meijjän Heitto!: HEIKKI LAHTI YSTÄVINEEN. Finnish mandolin music including compositions by Otto Hotakainen and Viljami Niittykoski along with a few foreign tunes.
162 Parkside Ave., Miller Place, NY 11764-3408
Blair Family History: WILLIAM E. DETURK. 14 original bluegrass compositions performed by Eastbound Freight Bluegrass Band and accompanied by narrative and a booklet of photos and original artwork that gives a historical account of the Blair Family of Nashville, Tennessee.
260 Riverside Drive #7E, New York, NY 10025
The Marfa Demos: PAT KEESEY. Four-track EP from NYC-based singer-songwriter.
P.O. Box 614, Arnold, MD 21012
10 A Smile and A Tear: SEAMUS KENNEDY. 17 trads, borrowed songs and originals from Irish singer-guitarist.
P.O. Box 1264, Northampton, MA 01061
Guitarslinger: PETE KENNEDY. Kennedy’s first solo project since 1992, featuring mostly acoustic instrumentations that focus on solo guitar.
Season of the Witch: THE STRANGELINGS. Electric sitar, fiddle and female vocals highlight this first studio CD from Maura and Pete Kennedy, Chris Thompson, Rebecca Hall, Ken Anderson, Cheryl Prashker and Eric Lee.
Kill Rock Stars
12 NE State Ave. #418, Olympia, WA 98506
468 Colin Meloy Sings Live!: COLIN MELOY. Live solo album from lead singer of The Decemberists.
764 Carmet Rd., Rydal, PA 19046-3308
The News That’s Fit to Sing: DAVID KLEINER. 15-track acoustic song cycle in the vein of ’60s singer-songwriter albums by Pennsylvania singer-songwriter.
777 Glades Road, PO Box 3092, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Beyond the Tribes: KLEZMER COMPANY ORCHESTRA. A fusion of jazz, classical and ethnic music from 22-member orchestra.
59 Raymond Ave., Buffalo, NY 14227
Rust Belt Vagabond: GREG KLYMA. Nine Americana originals, including two co-writes with Jonathan Byrd, and an arrangement of Erie Canal on Buffalo-based singer-songwriter’s fourth release.
1709 19th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37212
4483 Jenny Scheinman: JENNY SCHEINMAN. The vocal debut of violinist Jenny Scheinman, a mixture of alternative country and contemporary folk originals alongside old-time country and blues songs.
4553 Glide: JERRY DOUGLAS. Dobro legend’s 12th solo album combines bluegrass with elements of Celtic, American folk, country and rock.
4912 Crossing the Field: JENNY SCHEINMAN. A baker’s dozen from Brooklyn-based violinist and composer.
9100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 706W, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
The 10,000 Steps: BIOMUSIQUE. Eight world music-influenced originals from L.A.-based singer-songwriter Lisbeth Scott and percussionist Greg Ellis
6307 50th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98136
01 Overwhelm: THE EMPTY MIRROR. Seattle-based band presents a 15-track alternative/psychedelic/classical rock album of Nightmaricana music.
P.O. Box 15117, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035
1037 Sidewalk Caesars: SCRAPOMATIC. Duo of Mike Mattison and Paul Olsen infuse roots music with lyrics that explore modern topics on eleven originals and two covers.
Language of Stone
4029 Comly Street, Philadelphia, PA 19135
0005 Come, Arrow, Come!: FESTIVAL. Debut album from Brooklyn-based sister duo includes ten original tracks with backing from guitar, kalimba, zither, piano, drums and percussion.
Language of Stone
4029 Comly Street, Philadelphia, PA 19135
006 Lights: LIGHTS. Brooklyn-based quartet presents 11 orignals with backing.
3030 48th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98116
The Chicago Sessions: ROSE LAUGHLIN. Traditional American and Celtic Roots music from Seattle-based folksinger/guitarist.
400 Beaverdam Rd., Asheville, NC 28804
408 Most of All: LAURA BOOSINGER and JOSH GOFORTH. 13 tracks of old-time music including songs such as I’m S-A-V-E-D and Peace Precious Peace.
P.O. Box 27833, Los Angeles, CA 90027-0833
796873070379 Rearview Mirror: PHIL CHRISTIE. 10-track acoustic Americana/folk album from California-based singer-songwriter.
914 N. Alberta St., Portland, OR 97217
2008 Fire ’Neath The Still: LEWI LONGMIRE BAND. Classic-rock-inspired roots music from Portland-based singer-songwriter with band backing.
Le Chant du Monde
dist. Harmonia Mundi USA, 1117 Chestnut St., Burbank, CA 91506-1624
2741580 Ahnaria: ELISA VELLIA. Sophmore solo album from Greek harpist mixes Celtic music with global influences.
1604 8th Ave South, Second, Nashville, TN
01 One Foot in the Groove: DONNIE FRITTS. Country-soul style by Alabama-based singer-songwriter backed by the Decoys and featuring swamp rocker Tony Joe White on the title track.
550 Madison Ave., 17th Fl., New York, NY 10022-3211
34254 Praise and Worship: TRAMAINE HAWKINS. Eleven gospel standards from vocalist with backing.
34255 Praise and Worship: JOANN ROSARIO. 15 well-known gospel songs from gospel/Latin/R&B vocalist.
34257 The Very Best of Praise and Worship: Songs of Praise For the Family: VARIOUS. Gospel from artists like Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Juanita Bynum and more.
2477 Old Market Rd., Fountain, NC 27829
Shake ’Em On Down: LIGHTNIN’ WELLS. A mix of blues, country and old-time songs from North Carolina-based singer and multi-instrumentalist on guitar, banjo, harmonica and ukulele.
129 Cumberland Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
200 Petals Fall: APRIL COPE. Nine country-influenced Americana originals from North Carolina-based singer-songwriter.
41 E. 8th St. #2505, Chicago, IL 60605
Empty Boots: Commentaries on War and Country: CAROL WILLIAMS. 8 topical songs from Chicago-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
P.O. Box 26064, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire KA2 0LG, Scotland
1103 The Whirligig of Time: STEVE TURNER. Eleven traditional songs accompanied on the concertina.
264 Prospect St., Westfield, NJ 07090
Jimmy Lloyd: JIMMY LLOYD. Acoustic rock originals from New York City based singer-songwriter.
KRL, 9 Watt Road, Hillington, Glasgow G52 4RY, Scotland
5002 The Celtic Collection: VARIOUS. 35 tracks of traditional music from the British Isles compiled in a 2-disc set.
4949 NE 34th Ave., Portland, OR 97211
003 Équinoxe: CELTIC FIDDLE FESTIVAL. Fiddlers Kevin Burke, Christian Lemaître and André Brunet team up with guitarist Ged Foley on 11 traditional tracks.
1627 Pontius Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025
S.O.S.: DENNIS LOGAN. A dozen classic rock/blues originals cowritten with Larry Lind.
143 Deaton Rd., Booneville, KY 41314
013 This One is Two: RALPH STANLEY II. A strictly country album of nine covers and two co-written originals from singer-songwriter and guitarist.
1731 SW Moss St., Portland, OR 97219
2 Four Directions: DICK WEISSMAN. A 2-disc set by folk-jazz artist featuring an instrumental CD plus a CD of original songs.
230 Dexter St., Apt. 3205, Providence , RI 02907
Oh My God, Charlie Darwin: THE LOW ANTHEM. Sophomore release from indie Americana trio featuring originals by the Providence-based band.
7 Jean Armour Place, Saltcoats, Ayrshire KA21 6EH, Scotland
015 Silver Sands: STEPHEN QUIGG. A solo album of 15 Scottish folk songs from a member of the Scottish folk group, The McCalmans.
P.O. Box 29462, San Antonio, TX 78229
131 Talking to the River: SISTERS MORALES. San Antonio-based sisters perform mostly original tracks that blend rock, country, blues, Latin and folk.
P.O. Box 1788, Huntington Station, NY 11746
0062 It’s Hot In Here: EG KIGHT. A dozen blended blues and country songs from singer-songwriter and guitarist.
1108 N. Franklin St., Ste. #507, Tampa Bay, FL 33602
Image of a Man: MARVIN WINANS. 14 songs from gospel singer-songwriter.
PO Box 4396, Austin, TX 78765
Whiskers in the Jar: Irish Songs for Cat Lovers: MARC GUNN and THE DUBLINERS’ TABBY CATS. 14 songs from Celtic musician and autoharp player with backing.
1908 Piedmont Ave, Nashville, TN 37216
Passenger Seat: DREW HOLCOMB and THE NEIGHBORS. Ten originals from Nashville-based singer-songwriter with band backing.
P.O. Box 156, Otis, MA 01253
0208 Between Dreams and Regrets: BRUCE MANDEL. A dozen acoustic songs from Massachusetts-based folk/Americana singer-songwriter.
150 Fifth Ave., 6th Fl., New York, NY 10011
50999 Shake Away: LILA DOWNS. 17-track disc from Mexican-American singer-songwriter featuring modern renditions of traditional Mexican folk music.
P.O. Box 739, Manor, TX 78653
0007 Never Say Never: IAN MCLAGAN and THE BUMP BAND. Ten rock originals from Austin-based singer-songwriter with backing and a guest appearance by Patty Griffin.
135 Circle Road, Staten Island, NY 10304
Chardonnay: DAN MASTER. Original single by NY-based singer-songwriter.
PO Box 3779, Minneapolis, MN 55403
1030 White Boys Lost in the Blues: PAUL METSA and SONNY EARL. Ten tracks of twelve-bar blues on acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals.
1031 Mr. Bad Boy: RON HACKER. Blues album by San Francisco-based singer-songwriter.
General Delivery, Udora, ON L0C 1L0, Canada
North to Ontario 2008: VARIOUS. A compilation of original bluegrass music from eighteen Ontario bands.
124 St Helens Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 7LE, England
Pirates of the East Coast of the Americas and the Caribbean Sea: ROY METTÉ. Original songs featuring guitar, fiddle, and percussion based on articles signed by the pirate Bartholomew Roberts, aka Black Bart, and his crew in 1721.
6321 1/2 West 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
The Other Side: THE JEFF MICHAEL BAND. Five tracks from L.A.-based singer-songwriter with backing.
P.O. Box 9975, Asheville, NC 28815
019 The New Harp: WILLIAM JACKSON. Traditional and original tunes on the Scottish harp, wire strung harp, whistle and bouzouki.
178 Bella Vista Lane, Watsonville, CA 95076
08001 Layover in Reno: DAVID ANDERSON. Folk originals from California singer-songwriter.
PO Box 7027, Clearwater, FL 33758
No Lip Vol. 1 Compilation: VARIOUS. A 13-track compilation album from independent label.
9808 SW Quail Post Rd, Portland, OR 97219
400 All the Great Aviators Agree: SCOTLAND BARR and THE SLOW DRAGS. 5-piece band performs 11 originals of West Coast Roots music inspired by The Beach Boys, Warren Zevon, Merle Haggard, Gram Parsons and others.
Monkey Holding Peach
5317 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640
1050 My First Posthumous Release: AL ROSE. A baker’s dozen of originals from Chicago singer-songwriter and his band, The Transcendos.
P.O. Box 41021, Austin, TX 78704
2907 The Beauty in the Ruin: ABI TAPIA. Third album from Austin singer-songwriter features twelve original compositions.
1330 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96814
2119 Destiny: THE BROTHERS CAZIMERO. Hawaiian brother duet honors their heritage with twelve songs performed in their native language with a contemporary sound.
663 Broad St., Suite 2, Hartford, CT 06106
22508 Detachment: PETE MROZ. Sophomore release from Hartford, Connecticut-based blues singer-songwriter.
7551 Melrose Ave., Ste. 7, Los Angeles, CA 90046
0004 Further: THE LUKE MULHOLLAND BAND. Eight pop/rock/blues originals from 19-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter.
8-144 Sunwapta Drive, Hinton, AB T7V 1G2, Canada
2 Matters of the Heart: BRUCE MURDOCH. First album in nearly thirty years from Canadian singer-songwriter and veteran of the 1960s Greenwich Village folk scene.
1650A Comox Ave., Apt. 305, Comox, BC V9M 3N2, Canada
01 Three Hand Reel: MARY MURPHY. Irish Canadian singer presents traditional Celtic music, original songs and instrumentals.
5012 Brighton Road, Austin, TX 78745
Ribbon of Highway/Endless Skyway: The Woody Guthrie Tribute Tour: VARIOUS. 2-CD tribute to Woody Guthrie with narration by Bob Childers and featuring music by artists like Sara Lee Guthrie, Eliza Gilkyson, Slaid Cleaves and Joel Rafael.
P.O. Box 446, Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A5, Canada
Windswept: BARRY McLOUGHLIN. 14 originals from Irish born singer-songwriter who now resides in Ontario, Canada.
111 Pacifica, Suite 250, Irvine, CA 92618
0972 The Little Garden: ERIN BODE. 12 tracks from jazz/folk/pop singer-songwriter with backing.
P.O. Box 7535, Derby DE1 0NF, UK
12 Vagabond: SPIERS and BODEN. Fifth album from traditional English folk duo explores the role of the itinerant in society on 11 tracks with backing on fiddle and melodeon.
1928 H Street, Iowa City, IA 52240-2029
Keep Your Suitcase Packed: FINDERS AND YOUNGBERG. Twelve tracks of acoustic Americana from double-couple quartet.
Solfeon S.L., Vallehermoso 64, Madrid 28015, Spain
0701 Toola: MODDATHIR ABOUL WAFA. Classical and traditional Egyptian music by oud player and composer.
1650 West 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 4R3
Tennessee Pusher: OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW. A baker’s dozen of bluegrass, country and folk from Tennessee-based 5-piece.
30792 Abigail Washburn and The Sparrow Quartet: ABIGAIL WASHBURN and THE SPARROW QUARTET. Uncle Earl banjoist offers up 13 original and traditional songs that blend old-time music and influences from the Far East with backing from banjo, cello and fiddle.
9215 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-4605
6145 Same Old Man: JOHN HIATT. 11 originals from roots singer-songwriter backed by drums, bass, guitar, mandolin and national resonator.
P.O. Box 50622, Minneapolis, MN 55405
0049 Germaine: CAFÉ ACCORDION ORCHESTRA. Seventh album from Twin-Cities-cased ensemble presents musettes, javas and hot-club styles on combination of accordion, mandolin, violin, guitars, bass, percussion and vocals.
54 Kemi Lane, Sayville, NY 11782
Many Hands Make Murky Work: NINA. A dozen songs from New York-based pop/folk/roots singer-songwriter.
78 Moorgate Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 2AY, U.K.
29 Female Smuggler: JO FREYA. A baker’s dozen from U.K.-based singer-songwriter celebrates strong women with traditional tunes, originals and covers.
34 Beatrice Rd., Newcastle Upon Tyne NE6 5RJ, UK
008 Dumb Supper: CATH and PHIL TYLER. Husband and wife duo present arrangements of 11 trads and 2 trad inspired originals with backing from Phil on banjo and guitar.
1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019
075597992854 All I Intended to Be: EMMYLOU HARRIS. A 13-track mixture of both originals and covers by country/folk singer-songwriter.
1732 Punch: PUNCH BROTHERS. Debut album from new quintet including a four-movement folk music composition by mandolinist Chris Thile alongside four other originals by the band.
1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019
465916 I, Flathead: RY COODER. The final installment of Cooder’s three-album California trilogy of originals corresponding to his novella.
Holarna 1178, Malung 78234, Sweden
12 Guldpolska: KARIN WALLIN. First solo album of folk and traditional dance music from Swedish fiddler
225 Sterling Rd., Unit 19, Toronto, ON M6R 2B2, Canada
0047 No Paid Holidays: WATERMELON SLIM and THE WORKERS. Originals and covers from multiple Blues Music Award winner; special guests incl. David Maxwell and Lee Roy Parnell.
203 Heatherstone Rd., Amherst, MA 01002
002 The Folk Process: PAUL KAPLAN. Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter presents 14 original compositions inspired by earlier songs.
One Little Indian
34 Trinity Crescent, London SW17 7AE, U.K.
928 Hits and Exit Wounds: ALABAMA 3. A gospel/blues/country fusion with a beat from British group.
118 Beck Rd., Loudon, NH 03307
2008 The Red Wellies: CLAUDINE BEANIE ODELL, DUNCAN WICKEL and VINCENT FOGARTY. Traditional Irish fiddle and bouzouki from North Carolina-based trio.
PO Box 560182, West Medford, MA 02156
Heart Walk: CINDY KALLET, ELLEN EPSTEIN and MICHAEL CICONE. New England-based folk trio’s third album, featuring both originals and arrangements of traditional material.
P.O. Box 15002, Portland, ME 04112
106 On the Edge: ED and NEAL PEARLMAN. Father and son duo blend traditional fiddle music from Scotland and Cape Breton with jazz piano influences.
71 Washington Place, #1A, New York, NY 10011
If Less Is More ... Nothing Is Everything: KATE MCGARRY. Jazz vocalist reinterprets classics by artists such as The Cars, Irving Berlin, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan.
7713 19th Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98117
Exit Visa: PANGÉO. Traditional music of Greece and the Balkans from foursome on clarinet, guitar, accordion and percussion.
209 10th Ave. South, Suite 506, Nashville, TN 37203
My Side of Town: JEREMY McCOMB. Debut album from Nashville-based country singer-songwriter.
P.O. Box 572, Rockville, MD 20848
166 Texas Style Fiddling: CASEY DRISCOLL. Young fiddler is joined by guitarist Jonathan Grisham.
632 Bostwick Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850
0010 Until the Ocean: THE HORSE FLIES. A disc of original songs with roots in traditional American music with backing on a wide variety of instruments, including banjo, guitar, bass, accordian, organ and Moog.
P.O. Box 753, Columbus, NC 28722
1164 Strong Enough: BETH STEVENS and EDGE. First solo album from bluegrass singer with backing.
1166 I’ll Be Long Gone: THE CHURCHMEN. A dozen traditional bluegrass gospel tracks from five-piece.
70 Marquis Street, Greenslopes, QLD 4120, Australia
15 Junk: THE GIN CLUB. A 2-disc, 26-track eclectic mix of rock, blues, folk and country from Australian band.
The Pod Squad
509 W. 34th St. 3rd Fl., New York, NY
Volume 4: The Pod Squad: HOT PEAS ’N BUTTER. World-pop for kids, featuring original and traditional tunes as well as cuatro player Yomo Toro and guitarist Mike Stern.
533 Columbia Ave., Phoenixville, PA 19460
Mason Porter: MASON PORTER. Six-song debut EP of originals with American roots influences.
205 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, VT 05401
Madtom: POSSUMHAW. Original bluegrass from Vermont-based four-piece on guitar, piano, banjo, harmonica, mandolin and vocals.
P.O. Box 15281, Portland, OR 97293
Concrete World and The Lover’s Dream: ANNE WEISS. Six original songs mixing blues, contemporary folk and gospel as well as six covers, including Jackson Browne’s These Days, from Portland-based singer-songwriter.
P.O. Box 933, Ojai, CA 93024
103 Cinderblock Bookshelves: RAIN PERRY. A baker’s dozen of California-based singer-songwriter’s folk-rock originals.
40A Arkwright Rd., London NW3 6BH, U.K.
020 Turn the Water On, Boy!: THE COAL PORTERS. Third album of uptempo acoustic roots music from London-based alt.-bluegrass ensemble.
72 Sheffield Road, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 8QP, U.K.
007 Songs of Trial and Triumph: BRIAN PETERS. A musically varied rendition of Child Ballads by British multi-instrumentalist and singer with backing.
411 Lafayette St., 4th Fl., New York, NY 10003
279 Québec: VARIOUS. Collection of 11 Québécois songs ranging from trad folk to contemporary singer-songwriter celebrating the city’s 400th anniversary.
281 Acoustic France: VARIOUS. Contemporary songs and acoustic pop from a variety of artists including Carla Bruni, Sandrine Kiberlain and Thomas Dutronc.
282 Acoustic Arabia: VARIOUS. Traditional music of the Middle East and North Africa.
P.O. Box 25342, Chicago, IL 60625
20108 Carried to Dust: CALEXICO. Tucson-based indie band blends traditional music of Mexico and the southwestern U.S. with fado, gypsy jazz, rock, spaghetti western soundtracks and more.
40 Whitstable Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 8DL, U.K.
11 Trespasser: CHRIS WOOD. Eight tracks from the English folk tradition from British singer-songwriter.
P.O. Box 19384, New Orleans, LA
029 What You Gotta Go Through: BIG DADDY ’O’. Blues singer and New Orleans native dedicates 18 original songs and covers to his late daughter.
195 Marina Vista Ave, Larkspur, CA 94939
002 Long Slow Fade: RAINMAKER. Ten tracks from San Francisco roots rock quartet on bass, drum, keys and guitar with vocals.
911 N. Cordova St., Burbank, CA 91505
See?: JULIAN SAKATA. An album of acoustic Americana from Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter.
PO Box 3792, Des Moines, IA 50323
Silverwheel: DARREN RALEIGH. Ten songs from Iowa-based Celtic harper, singer and storyteller.
Razor & Tie
P.O. Box 503, Village Station, New York, NY 10014
7930183002 Day After Tomorrow: JOAN BAEZ. Folk icon delivers 10 covers of songs by Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Steve Earle and others with backing from Tim O’Brien, Darrell Scott, Viktor Krauss, Kenny Malone and Earle, who also producues.
dist. by Rykodisc, 30 Irving Place, 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10003-2303
80143 Ishumar: TOUMAST. Tuareg band combines trance style of their Saharan traditional music with desert blues played on electric guitars.
P.O. Box 7405, Charlottesville, VA 22906
1825 Blue Side of the Blue Ridge: JUNIOR SISK and RAMBLERS CHOICE. First album in ten years from bluegrass 5-piece, with three new instrumentalists joining two founding members.
PO Box 1976, Joshua Tree, CA 92852
001 One for the Ditch: ESP. 11-track disc of folk rock from California-based trio of singer-songwriters.
82 Chestnut Grove, New Malden, Surrey KT3 3JS
Primary Transmission: BROADCASTER. A variety of clips from the 1950s and 1960s BBC Radio Ballads series set over techno beats.
P.O. Box 4044, 501 W. Lynnhurst Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104
124 Windward Away: ARCHIE FISHER. Songs on themes of sea and land, love and loneliness from Scottish folk artist.
210 Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection: VARIOUS. St. Paul, Minnesota-based roots music label celebrates its 25th anniversary with recent performances from Greg Brown, Bill Staines, Jorma Kaukanen, Guy Davis and others.
214 Strangers in Another Country: The Songs of Bruce Utah Phillips: ROSALIE SORRELS. Singer-songwriter’s tribute to late folk musician Bruce Utah Phillips, featuring special guests such as Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Peggy Seeger, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Bryan Bowers and Dakota Dave Hull.
P.O. Box 472, Stony Point, NY 10980
Love and Other Tragedies: RED MOLLY. Acoustic folk and bluegrass from female trio.
4821 Lankershim Blvd. Suite F, #222, Los Angeles, CA 91601
Crazy Ever After: THE RESCUES. Trio of singer-songwriters releases 12 pop/rock originals.
P.O. Box 3524, Springfield, MO 65808
005 Everyday With You: CHRISTOPHER AMES. Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter treats themes such as the journey of life and love in marriage on this 13-track disc.
3400 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505-4614
511 Tribute to Bobby: MICK HUCKNALL. Singer-songwriter of Simply Red releases twelve covers of songs popularized by the Bobby Blue Band.
PO Box 185, Ripton, VT 05766
002 I Know Stories: BREAD and BONES. Debut album from Vermont-based acoustic trio includes 11 original songs and 2 trads.
1981 FLETCHER CREEK DRIVE, Memphis, TN 38133
www.selectohits.com -or- www.themickeys.net
33473 Walk Along: THE MICKEYS. Sophomore release of eleven Americana/folk/alternative country tracks featuring rock influences.
37 Fairways Ave., Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 8RP, England
1105 This is the story ...: BOB SMITH. Eleven acoustic originals from British singer-songwriter.
393 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto, ON M6R 2N1, Canada
007 Steam: TONY ALLEN. Fiddler’s first solo album of traditional old-time fiddle music from the American South.
12424 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1150, Los Angles, CA 90025
05998 Everybody Knows: SHARON ROBINSON. First album from longtime Leonard Cohen collaborator and backup singer.
Lucy Wainwright Roche
PO Box 717, Warwick, NY 10990
8 Songs: LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE. Debut EP of acoustic originals plus one cover and two traditional tunes from New York-based singer-songwriter.
8 More: LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE. New York-based singer-songwriter’s second EP of eight songs, including six originals and two covers.
Rockin’ Camel Music
118 Chestnut Street, Gadsden, AL 35901
003 No Easy Way Out: DANNY BROOKS. Blues singer-songwriter chronicles his battle with alcohol and drug addictions.
005 Beautiful: BONNIE BRAMLETT. Veteran singer teams up with producer Johnny Sandlin for the first time in over thirty years.
6805 N. Maryland Ave, Portland, OR 97217
Daylight Breaking: ROGUE MOTEL. Ten rock tracks from Portland-based band.
P.O. Box 3070, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-3070
007 Northern Border: KITTY DONOHOE. Fourth solo album from Michigan-based singer-songwriter explores Irish and Canadian influences with special guests Jan Krist, Claudia Schmidt, Tyler Duncan, Jeff Taylor and others.
6 Fallbrook Pl, Hampstead, PQ
What’s New Bobbenyu?: ABBY ROSENBLATT. Yiddish songs in traditional folk styles from Canadian vocalist and Yiddish Folksong Revivalist.
345 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014
1205 The Rough Guide to Klezmer Revolution: VARIOUS. The latest klezmer sounds, ranging from classic Yiddish songs to original lyrics and featuring both traditional and non-traditional instrumentations as well as some a capella tracks.
One Rounder Way, Burlington, MA 01803
0595 Gardens in the Sky: The Bluegrass Gospel of James King: JAMES KING. King’s first all gospel compilation, including eighteen bluegrass gospel classics.
0608 Keep On Walkin’: THE GRASCALS. Contemporary bluegrass band delivers mix of traditional bluegrass and country music on 12 originals, trads and classic covers.
1619 Night Flyer: The Singer-Songwriter Collection: TONY RICE. 14 re-releases and three previously unreleased songs from bluegrass musician and singer-songwriter.
2202 Simply Grand: IRMA THOMAS. Soul and blues vocalist performs new and old songs in all-acoustic settings.
6120 Let the Whole World Sing!: JIMMY STURR and HIS ORCHESTRA. Polka bandleader and orchestra present a 14-track album of both new originals and classics in the polka and country genres.
8127 Dance Along Symphonies: BEETHOVEN’S WIG 4. Classical dance pieces such as waltzes, two-steps and ballet rearranged in a kid-friendly format.
3415 West End Ave., Suite 1111E, Nashville, TN 37203
9250 Lonely Always: THREK MICHAELS. A sequel album to the 1999 Ricky Nelson tribute, featuring ten songs based on Nelson’s Lonesome Town as well as performances by the Jordanaires and the More Songs for Ricky Hall of Fame Orchestra.
P.O. Box 121, Cobleskill, NY 12043
05 Some Low Glow: SCARY CRICK. First album from 4-piece band including both original and traditional songs on mandolin, guitar, banjo and bodhran.
P.O. Box 697, New York, NY 10033
Into the Fire: GEORGE MANN. 12 songs plus 3 bonus cuts from NYC-based folksinger, activist and creator of the Hail to the Thief! CD series.
P.O. Box 660040, Arcadia, CA 91066-0040
1037 CHHR 2: CARRIE HASSLER and HARD RAIN. Sophomore bluegrass album from vocalist and band featuring guest musicians Jim Van Cleve, Josh Shilling, Steve Gulley and Andy Hall.
PO Box 14453, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
43052 Reverie: INGA SWEARINGEN and THE BILL PETERSON TRIO. Second album, including five originals and eight standards, from California-based vocalist and composer.
2204 9 Ave. NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1E6, Canada
1007 The Awful Truth: WIDOW MAKER. 13 tracks of Americana influenced by bluegrass, country, rockabilly, blues and gospel from Alberta-based band.
Llandwrog, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL54 5TG, Wales
2554 Richie Thomas: Goreuon Tenor: RICHIE THOMAS. 20th anniversary commemoration of Richie Thomas’ death, including two best of CDs with music previously released by the Welsh tenor.
2572 Showstoppers: VARIOUS. Male voice choirs from Wales sing hits from five shows.
2586 Heartstrings: VARIOUS. Wales’ finest harpers perform traditional harp music.
1-233 Boisseau, , PQ G1K 1S8
1 Voici ... Bette & Wallet: BETTE and WALLET. Debut album from Canadian duo mixes traditional and original songs and sounds with Québcois, Klezmer, Cajun, Nova Scotian and blues influences.
Saved By Radio
1413 1st. St. N.W., Clagary, AB T2M 2S7, Canada
008 After the Morning After: AYLA BROOK. Nine-track debut album from former singer-songwriter of AA Sound System.
P.O. Box 91, Cabin John, MD 20818
028 My Own Personal Watermelon: SUZY CALLAHAN. Eight pop-funk/folk originals from Maryland-based singer-songwriter.
3 Cathy Dr., Newburgh, NY 12550
14672 The Big Ship Sails: KATHY LUDLOW and MARY COOGAN. Folksinger and teacher and former Cherish the Ladies guitarist are joined by special guests on traditional songs, rhymes, verses and tunes for children of all ages.
The Secret Mountain
3816 Royal Ave., Montréal, PQ H4A 2M2, Canada
2923163451 A Treasure in my Garden: GILLES VIGNEAULT. Audio version of the animated DVD by the same name, featuring songs by Quebecois singer and poet Gilles Vigneault performed by roots music group Hart-Rouge.
2923163486 Let the Good Times Rouler!: VARIOUS. A collection of neo-traditional Francophone tunes for kids performed by Montreal artists.
The Shady Grove Band
318 Burris Place, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Back In Circulation: THE SHADY GROVE BAND. Traditional and original bluegrass four-piece from North Carolina, featuring guest artists Nicky Sanders, Tommy Edwards and Robert Sledge.
1208 Abadan St, Las Vegas, NV 89142
Mr. Blues Jr.: GLENN PATRIK. Kansas City-based singer-songwriter and guitarist presents eight originals on independent solo debut.
1705 Amzon Drive, Plano, TX 75075
Shift: SHIFT. Acoustic Celtic music from Texas-based Irish/folk trio.
2 Greenwich Quay, Clarence Road, London SE8 3EY, UK
032 Cuilidh: JULIE FOWLIS. Ancient roots music from the Outer Hebrides sung in Gaelic.
5835 N. Burrage Ave., Portland, OR 97217
2 Boulder: FERRON. 14th release from Canadian folk singer-songwriter with appearances by Ani DiFranco, The Indigo Girls, Samantha Parton, JD Samson and Bitch.
439 S Washington Ave, Fayettville, AR 72701
Ridin’ A Buggy: SHOUT LULU. 18 traditional old-time songs from string band trio.
2042-A Armacost Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025
10608 In The Name Of Love: Africa Celebrates U2: VARIOUS. Twelve original interpretations of U2 songs from African artists including Vieux Farka Touré, the Refugee All Stars, the Soweto Gospel Choir and many others.
The Sidewalk Boys
7 Fifield Brook Road, Kingston, NH 03848
Under the Bare Lightbulb: THE SIDEWALK BOYS. A mixture of folk, Americana and blues self-titled chunkabilly music by trio of singer-songwriters.
P.O. Box 106, Whately, MA 01093
2013 Still Crooked: CROOKED STILL. Old-time, folk, bluegrass and world music comprises this third album from Boston-based quintet.
2015 The Sacred Shakers: THE SACRED SHAKERS. Boston-based 8-piece delivers 14 trads and classic gospel covers that blend old-time, country and blues-influenced gospel.
20627 Old Homestead, Harperwoods, MI 48225
Journey of LIfe: CHARLES LASTER II and SILVIA PRETESI. Gospel singer and Italian singer/composer team up on album of eleven originals.
540 Hampshire St, San Francisco, CA 94110
1146 Saracen: JEF STOTT. Debut solo release from member of Lumin and Stellamara combines traditional Middle Eastern sounds with dub and dance music.
1150 Nine Heavens: NIYAZ. A double CD featuring one disc each of electronic and acoustic versions of songs that include originals as well as arrangements of folk songs from Iran, India and Turkey.
1151 Mali Koura: ISSA BAGAYOGO. Malian singer and ngoni player blends call-and-response vocals, jazz and electronica on Afro-European hybrid album.
Sandfjärdsgatan 10, Årsta S-120 57, Sweden
25 Gryning: TRILLER. 18th Century traditional Swedish folk music arranged for clarinet, violin and guitar.
329 Rockland Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075
2019 Gravity’s Our Enemy: CADILLAC SKY. A blend of folk rock, traditional roots, bluegrass and country music from Nashville-based quintet.
477 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07043
As Rome Burned: ZAK SMITH. Ten songs from New Jersey-based singer-songwriter.
600 Maryland Ave. SW, Ste. 2001, Washington, DC 20024
40179 Richmond Blues: CEPHAS and WIGGINS. Guitarist-singer and harmonica player trace traditional Piedmont blues from the southeast Appalachians to modern interpretations.
40537 Singing for Life: Songs of Hope, Healing, and HIV/AIDS in Uganda: VARIOUS. 14 samples of the music that grassroots organizations use to promote the HIV/AIDS national awareness campaign in Uganda.
40541 Por Por: Honk Horn Music of Ghana: STEVEN FELD. Squeeze-bulb honk horns join bells, drums and voices to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ghana’s independence on this recording by Steven Feld; accompanied by extensive notes.
40544 Sound Neighbors: Contemporary Music in Northern Ireland: VARIOUS. Authentic traditional music from current Northern Ireland groups.
47005 Nobel Voices For Disarmament: 1901-2001: VARIOUS. Spoken word recordings from the most prominent peace advocates of the last century.
Soft Wind Productions
492 Treeside Dr., Unit 4, Akron, OH 44313
10801 Weathered: FABLE. New American folk group presents a mix of traditional folk, classical, country, Celtic, rock and gospel.
9 Elm St., Pawling, NY 12564
1015 Learning to Bend: BEN SOLLEE. Acoustic folk originals and one cover from singer-songwriter and cellist.
Songs For Change
1 South Charlotte St., Edinburgh EH2 4AN, Scotland
Not In Our Name: VARIOUS. CD compilation featuring 15 songs about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from folk singers including Dick Gaughan, Roy Bailey, Eliza Gilkyson and Leon Rosselson and others; proceeds go to the Stop The War Coaltion.
550 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022-3211
Recusant: RAY TARANTINO. Ten rock/pop originals from U.K.-based singer-songwriter.
88697 Addicted to Company: PADDY CASEY. An album of folk rock from Dublin-based singer-songwriter.
720220 Con Otro Aire: CHAMBAO. Music with Mediterranian roots and global influences from Spanish group.
17 Soundview Dr., Westport, CT 06880
1003 Blues Lights for Yours and Mine: DAVIS COEN. A mix of originals and covers from New Orleans-based blues singer-songwriter.
1223 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 736, Santa Monica, CA 90403
All or Nothing: SIMON SPIRE. Ten-track debut album from Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
P.O. Box 2087, Brattleboro, VT 05303
Interweave: WENDY SPIRO. Ancient Celtic songs and original tunes from vocalist with backing.
P.O. Box 90124, Nashville, TN 37209
1206546 Song of America: VARIOUS. A 50-song, 3-disc set designed to tell the history of America through song from 1492 up to modern times.
20 Meek Ct., Lafayette, CA 94549
010 Grand Picnic: MT. DIABLO STRING BAND. Traditional tunes from California-based five-piece on fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin and bass.
203 Mae St., Eustis, FL 32726
Sandy Shoes and Other Florida Love Songs: STARBIRD. An album of Florida folk from husband and wife duo.
2836 Stephen Dr., Richmond, CA 94803
Go Big or Go Home: ALEX STATAN. Five pop/rock originals from Bay Area singer and guitarist.
2741 14th St. A, Boulder, CO 80304
200 Africa to Appalachia: JAYME STONE and MANSA SISSOKO. A melding of African and American musical roots from griot and kora player Mansa Sissoko and banjo player Jayme Stone.
Box 861, Edmonton, AB T5J 2L8, Canada
1328 Shivers: NEW GUITAR SUMMIT. New England-based guitarists Jay Geils, Duke Robillard and Gerry Beaudoin join together on this album of jazz and blues.
P.O. Box 3161, Roanoke, VA 24015
66 10 Years of European World of Bluegrass: VARIOUS. A 2-CD, 24-track compilation of European and American bluegrass.
P.O. Box 120897, Nashville, TN 37212-0897
4042 Fast Paced World: THE DUHKS. Winnipeg-based quintet delivers 12 originals and trads that blend traditional bluegrass, folk rock, Afro-Cuban jazz and soul.
4044 Americana Master Series: Best of the Sugar Hill Years: DOC WATSON. 14-track compilation spanning the career of Appalachian roots musician and flat-picking guitarist.
4048 Rattlin’ Bones: KASEY CHAMBERS and SHANE NICHOLSON. Husband and wife team of Australian singer-songwriters present 14 country and bluegrass tracks.
P.O. Box 90183, Austin, TX 78709
0015 Walls Fall Down: KIMMIE RHODES. Nine originals alongside covers of Rodney Crowell, Townes Van Zandt, and Lennon/McCartney from Texan singer-songwriter.
348 W. 38th St., Ste. 12B, New York, NY 10018
3078 Tribal Musette: LES PRIMITIFS DU FUTUR. French musette ensemble merges French regional dances, Gypsy jazz, polkas, Caribbean rhythms and more on 16 tracks; includes over fifty guest artists.
P.O. Drawer 10, Ville Platte, LA 70586-0010
6210 Cadet Rouselle: DENNIS STROUGHMATT. Volume II of Stroughmatt’s French Creole Fiddle Tunes and Ballads from Old Upper Louisiana.
Hauge, Lomen N-2967, Norway
34 Endelig Vals: RAGNHILD FUREBOTTEN. Northern Norwegian folk from musician, composer, fiddler and member of the group Majorstuen.
41 Lån Meg Vengjene: RAGNHILD FURHOLT. Collection of Norwegian vocal folk music with backing.
8 Martin Dene, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 8NA, U.K.
124 Lark Rise Revisited: THE LARK RISE BAND. A project from Ashley Hutchings which features traditional English folk music based on Flora Thompson’s Lark Rise to Candleford.
23307 Commerce Park Rd., Cleveland, OH 44122
Leave Me in the Dark: KERI NOBLE. 6-track EP of acoustic pop and soul from Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter.
83672 Yes We Can!: MARIA MULDAUR. Veteran balladeer covers socially conscious songs by Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Earl King and others with the help of The Women’s Voices for Peace Choir.
83681 Emphasis (on Parenthesis): STANTON MOORE TRIO. New Orleans native and drummer Moore presents 11 originals with backing from keyboardist Robert Walter and guitarist Will Bernard.
105 Moreno St., Kyle, TX 78640-8845
Reddhead: REDD VOLKAERT. A compilation of country, blues, jazz and western swing originals and covers from guitarist and singer-songwriter.
432 North Canal St. #12, S.S.F., CA 94080
1227 The Atrocious Saint: CHRISTOPHER HEDGE featuring DAVID GRISMAN and R. CARLOS NAKAI. Mandolin player David Grisman and Native American flautist R. Carlos Nakai team up with Christopher Hedge to recreate the musical dialogue of early America.
1202 Hayes Run Rd., Marshall, NC 28753
0089 ’Round My Door: DANA and SUSAN ROBINSON. Original songs accompanied by banjo and guitar plus Woody Guthrie’s Pastures of Plenty.
555 8th Ave., Ste. 1803, New York, NY 10018
9075 75 Years of Asha: ASHA BHOSLE. New songs, old favorites and rare gems in four regional Indian languages from Indian singer.
126 E. Manchester Rd., Manchester Center, VT 05255
It’ll Have to Do: TIN PENNY. Old traditional songs, originals, and a tribute each to Henry Thomas and Thomas Allen from husband and wife duo on guitar, autoharp and harmonica.
66 Allen Street #3F, New York, NY 10002
2028 Polk Miller and His Old South Quartette: POLK MILLER and HIS OLD SOUTH QUARTETTE. Reissue of 7 recordings from 1909 and 7 othes from 1928 of plantation music and African American spirituals from Prince Edward County, Virginia banjo player and traveling musician.
2059 Steps to Heaven: CHARLIE LOUVIN. 10 traditional gospel classics including two Louvin Brothers songs from country music legend with backing from a gospel choir, piano, bass and electric guitar.
50 Stroud Green Rd., London N4 3ES, U.K.
571 Dreams of Breathing Underwater: ELIZA CARTHY. Eleven originals from British singer-songwriter featuring a backing of chamber orchestra, grunge guitar and Mariachi horns.
574 For Pence and Spicy Ale: THE WATERSONS. A re-mastered release of the 1975 British folk band recording.
P.O. Box 11451, Takoma Park, MD 20913
0006 The Boy Bands Have Won: CHUMBAWAMBA. 25 tracks of acoustic pop-folk on guitars, accordion and trumpet.
Trails and Rails
5750 Amaya Drive-Unit 9, La Mesa, CA 91942
2007 Ghosts of Tombstone: TRAILS and RAILS. Eleven traditional-style western songs from California-based four-piece.
P.O. Box 2797, West Lafayette, IN 47996
003 Home Comes the Rover: TRAVELER’S DREAM. Third album inspired by the musical traditions of the British Isles and French-Canada from husband and wife duo.
19 Brandize Park, Okehampton, Devon EX20 1EQ, England
003 Untold: ROSA REBECKA. A mix of acoustic originals and traditional tunes from U.K.-based singer-songwriter
Trees Music and Art
P.O. Box 7-94, Taipei 10699, Taiwan
346 Gaga : INKA MBING. Tawainese aboriginal vocalist presents mix of original compositions and adaptations of traditional songs with backing on guitar and percussion.
P.O. Box 603, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
405 Yerba Buena: CONJUNTO JARDÍN. LA-based son jarocho group mixes traditional Andean instruments with mostly trad songs of Mexican folk music from the Veracruz region of Mexico.
True North Records
113 Lakeshore Blvd West, Mississauga, ON L5H 1E9, Canada
502 Church Bell Blues: CATHERINE MacLELLAN. Twelve folk/roots originals from Canadian singer-songwriter.
Unit 2 Ashmead Business Centre, Bristol BS31 1SX, U.K.
143 Haiku: YUSA. Funk, jazz, rap and soul-influenced originals by Cuban singer-songwriter.
Reynagøta 12, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands FO-100, Denmark
79 Bitar: SKRÅ. Sophomore album of instrumental originals from Ålandic folk music group of four on violin/viola, 12-string guitar and percussion.
87 Reptilica Polaris: AFENGINN. Danish group reinvents itself as 12-piece brass band and male choir on concept album that explores the World of Reptiles.
P.O. Box 380036, Jacksonville, FL 32205
Perfect Pain: LAUREN FINCHAM. Six original songs on third album from Florida-based acoustic artist.
61 Fourth Ave. pmb 126, New York, NY 10003
7624 Banquet of the Spirits: CYRO BAPTISTA. A blend of jazz, rock and Brazilian rhythms and melodies on eleven tracks from Brazilian percussionist.
Via Cascina Sparapina, 2, 27011 Belgioioso, Pavia, Italy
033 Mercy: FABRIZIO POGGI and CHICKEN MAMBO. Traditional and contemporary spiritual-blues featuring guest artists Garth Hudson, Rob Paparozzi, Ponty Bone, Seth Walker, Maud Hudson, Donnie Price and Stefano Intelisano.
613 Forest Ave #3, Portland, ME 04101
Stitches in My Sleeve: LIZ STAHLER. Eleven acoustic pop/folk tracks from Boston-based singer-songwriter.
2118 Wilshire Blvd. #361, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Confidence Man: MATT PRYOR. First solo album of acoustic folk originals from singer-songwriter front man for The Get Up Kids and The New Amsterdams
872 Highway 758, Eunice, LA 70535
0005 Cow Island Hop: FEUFOLLET. Cajun music traditionals, covers and originals in French from Louisiana-based sextet.
305 W. 71st St., New York, NY 10023
15217 Songs from a Persian Garden: MAHSA and MARJAN VAHDAT. Iranian sisters present a disc of Persian poetry settings with the goal of combatting the oppression of women in their country and giving Western media a new image of Iran.
2700 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 1100, Santa Monica, CA 90404-4066
79830 Honeydew: SHAWN MULLINS. A dozen originals from Georgia-based singer-songwriter.
79854 Three Flights From Alto Nido: GREG LASWELL. Eleven originals from Southern California-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
79862 The Boxmasters: THE BOXMASTERS. Trio performs 23 covers and original compositions of electric hillbilly music.
Box 2027, Columbus, IN 47202
008 Holding Up The World: TIM GRIMM. Ten originals from Indiana singer-songwriter and guitar player, performed with backing.
44 Old Street, Haughley, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 3NX, U.K.
11 The Pigeon on the Gate: VARIOUS. Field recordings of melodeon players from East Anglia playing polkas, schottisches, jigs, waltzes and stepdance hornpipes
115 As I Went Down to Horsham: MABS and GORDON HALL. Mother and son duo perform a variety of traditional folk songs from Victorian children’s singing games to ancient ballads.
P.O. Box 7365, Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Fern Knight: FERN KNIGHT. Third album from Philadelphia-based quartet draws on influences from UK folk, 1970s Krautrock and baroque and renaissance music with backing from harp, cello and violin.
Viking Girl Records
P.O. Box 2379, Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038, Australia
Intuition: ANN-MARITA. Rock, country and blues from Australian singer-songwriter.
1912 21st Ave. S, Nashville, TN 37212
3079 Solitude: JACK JEZZRO. First instrumental album of jazz on solo guitar by guitarist, bassist and producer.
445 Old Academy Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
04 Proof LP: EMILY ASEN. Ten original songs and a folk rock cover of Coldplay’s Yellow by Connecticut-based singer-songwriter.
815 Office Park Road, Suite 9, West Des Moines, IA 50265
003 Luck in a Hurry: SCISSORMEN. Eleven blues tracks including nine originals from Nashville-based band.
Camren Von Davis
1209 Pearl Street, Suite 9, Boulder, CO 80302
Bobby Barbados: CAMREN VON DAVIS. Colorado-based singer-songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist presents 13 originals rooted in blues, jazz and rock.
4135 Shelltown Road, Marion Station, MD 21838
2008 Tradition Bearer: DIANA WAGNER. Acoustic arrangements of traditional music by folksinger/guitarist with backing.
Warner / Rhino
3400 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505-4614
452476 Duchess: DEBORAH BONHAM. 13-track disc of vocal blues originals from British singer-songwriter.
P.O. Box 83, Glen Ellyn, IL 60138
0084 Two Sets: CHUCK BRODSKY. A 2-CD set of 25 original songs and spoken intros from singer-songwriter.
0085 The Law and the Lonesome: JONATHAN BYRD. Ten folk rock originals from N.C.-based singer-songwriter.
0086 What a Wonderful World: A Family Folk Sampler: MARK DVORAK. Family-friendly songs from out-of-print albums and four new recordings with the Sons of the Never Wrong.
77 The Space Between: KAREN MAL. A dozen acoustic originals, collaborations and covers from Austin-based singer-songwriter
Restless Soul: SALLY BARRIS. Nashville-based vocalist and guitarist explores connections between Celtic and country music with backing on accordion, fiddle and Dobro.
Fort William, Ardgour PH33 7AB, Scotland
033 Mary Ann Kennedy and Na Seoid: MARY ANN KENNEDY and NA SEOID. Debut album of traditional Scots Gaelic music and song from group of eight vocalists and multi-instrumentalists.
John Harley Weston
PO Box 350 , North Tamborine, Tamborine Mountain, Queensland 4272, Australia
2008 Welcome Back To Reality: JOHN HARLEY WESTON. Ten from Australia-based rock/folk singer-songwriter on acoustic guitar.
Lanefoot House, Langley, Hexham NE47 5ND, U.K.
0007 Colour: WHAPWEASEL. Eleven tracks of traditional English dance music from British 10-piece.
3325 SW Kelly Ave., Portland, OR 97239
004 Unleashed: WHISKEY PUPPY. Oregon-based four-piece plays bluegrass and old-time on guitar, banjo, fiddle and bass.
6395 Gunpark Dr., Ste. A, Boulder, CO 80301
0081 Prasad: MANISH VYAS. Themes of devotion, meditation and celebration permeate this disc of 6 tracks featuring Bikram Singh on bansui flute and Manish Vyas on tabla, santoor and vocals.
May Cottage, Fullerton Road, Wherwell, Hampshire, SP11 7JS, U.K.
350 The Whitechurch Hornpipe: NEIL BROOKES and TONY WEATHERALL. Duo presents seventeen dance and military tunes found in a collection of 19th Century tune books from North Shropshire.
351 One Man Hand: TONY HALL. 18 trads, covers and original tunes from Norfolk-based melodeon player.
P.O. Box 1296, New York, NY 10025
1321 Nothing to Say: ALI ESKANDARIAN. An album influenced by American folk, rock and traditional Persian music from Iranian-American singer-songwriter.
1322 Rally at the Texas Hotel: RALSTON BOWLES. Ten tracks from Michigan-based singer-songwriter and guitarist.
2873 Desert Lake Rd., Hartington, ON K0H 1W0, Canada
No Expiry Date: THE WILKINS. Ontario-based family trio deliver acoustic folk, pop and rock originals.
110 Benjamin St., Schenectady, NY 12303
Good Old Wagon: ANNIE and THE HEDONISTS. Third album of acoustic blues, jazz, swing, country and traditional music from New York-based four-piece.
4799 Coconut Creek Parkway, #188, Coconut Creek, FL 33063
2003 Now It’s Personal: NEAL FOX. Florida-based singer-songwriter delivers 12 originals.
8 Alfred Square, Deal, Kent CT14 6LU, U.K.
2042 Secret Paths: DAVE COUSINS. Eleven originals by U.K.-based singer-songwriter backed by Melvin Duffy on pedal steel and Hawaiian guitar.
Postfach 1945, Osnabrück D-49009, Germany
9059 Hier: JÜRGEN KUMLEHN, PABLO ESCAYOLA and OLAF CASIMIR. A jazz disc from German trio on guitar, percussion and bass.
P.O. Box 399, Woodstock, NY 12498
003 Stay With Me: STONEY CLOVE LANE. 13 Americana roots originals from duo singer-songwriters.
Worcester County Traditions
41 Richmond Ave., Worcester, MA 01602
The Man Who Loved Old Songs: WORCESTER COUNTY TRADITIONS. A mix of covers, traditionals and originals from Massachusetts-based duo with special guest Bob Dick and others.
16966 NorthChase Dr., Apt. 402, Houston, TX 77060
Winter Fires: DON WORDEN. Country folk album from Houston-based singer-songwriter.
3505 E. Campbell Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85050
Everything in Nature: BROKEN POETS. An indie modern rock album promoting global consciousness from Phoenix-based duo.
World Music Network
6 Abbeville Mews, 88 Clapham Park Road, London SW4 7BX, U.K.
1195 The Rough Guide to Arabic Café: VARIOUS. A collection of recordings from the many musical traditions in Arabia, including performances by Oum Kalthoum, Hamdi Ahmed, Amal Murkus and others.
1207 The Rough Guide to Australian Aboriginal Music: VARIOUS. A representative sample of the last decade of music made by aboriginal artists in Australia that has been used to explore issues ranging from land rights to colonial dispossession to racism.
1208 The Rough Guide to the Music of Mali: VARIOUS. A collection of the best loved music of Mali, including such artists as Oumou Sangare, Tinariwen and Bassekou Koyate.
1209 The Rough Guide to Salsa Gold: VARIOUS. 1970s salsa from artists such as Machito and Orquesta Dee Jay.
1210 The Rough Guide to the Music of Romanian Gypsies: VARIOUS. A compilation presenting Romania’s top gypsy performers such as Toni Iordachi, Gabi Lunca and Hora Rudarenilor.
1211 The Rough Guide to the Music of Japan: VARIOUS. Compilation disc featuring music that blends traditional Japanese music with pop.
1212 The Rough Guide to Latin Street Party: VARIOUS. Mainstream and alternative Latin dance music from artists like Sonora Carruseles, Los De Abajo and Los Hermanos Rosario.
1213 The Rough Guide to Calypso Gold: VARIOUS. A collection of Calypso from Trinidad including music ranging from early recordings to 1950s artists like Lord Kitchener, The Mighty Bomber and Lord Pretender.
dist. Harmonia Mundi USA, 1117 Chestnut St., Burbank, CA 91506-1624
45005 Ana Hina: NATACHA ATLAS and THE MAZEEKA ENSEMBLE. First acoustic album from Middle Eastern singer with Oriental and Western music influences.
468078 Silent City: KAYHAN KALHOR and BROOKLYN RIDER. Iranian kamancheh master and NYC-based string quartet collaborate to explore Iranian folk, world, classical and modern music.
468082 Douga Mansa: MAMADOU DIABATE. Kora player presents a dozen songs.
468084 Akh Issudar: TERAKAFT. Islamic-flavored blues from Malian trio of guitarists.
The Drive, Tyrrells Wood, Leatherhead KT22 8QW, U.K.
213 Alive: SA DINGDING. Chinese singer-songwriter explores her country’s cultural and musical diversity in an invented language.
P.O. Box 60072, Chicago, IL 60660-0072
The Music of the Three Musketeers: ARABESQUE MUSIC ENSEMBLE. Young ensemble presents 7 songs written by three legendary Egyptian composers.
1329 E. 111St., Indianapolis, IN 46280
012708 A Tribute To James Yank Rachell: VARIOUS. David Grisman, John Sebastian, Tim O’Brien, Mike Seeger, Rich DelGrosso, Peter Rowan and others pay tribute to blues and jugband mandolin player on 21 tracks.
408 Westwood Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
008 With Relish: MUSTARD’S RETREAT. A mix of originals and old blues from acoustic folk duo.
P.O. Box 4821, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-4821
2157 IV: CHATHAM COUNTY LINE. Fourth release from bluegrass-influenced group consisting of banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and bass and featuring originals by member Dave Wilson.
Yodel-Ay-Hee / Christian Wig
PO Box 22, Mechanicstown, OH 44651
071 Chadwell’s Station: Fiddling on the Frontier: CHRISTIAN WIG with WHITT MEAD. 22-tracks of old-time fiddle and banjo music from the Eastern Frontier.
954 rue Agnès , Montréal, QC H4C 2R1, Canada
Yonder Hill: YONDER HILL. Debut album of mostly originals from Montreal-based bluegrass band with backing on banjo, Dobro, bass and fiddle.
5801 Sarah St., Halifax, NS B3K 1H4, Canada
008 Tasseomancy: GHOST BEES. A 6-track musical project of twin Canadian telepaths Romy and Sari Lightman employing guitar, mandolin, viola, piano and glockenspiel, among other instruments.
170 Loredo Dr., Roseburg, OR 97470
0432 Moonglow: JERRY ASHFORD, BETH MCNAMARA, JOE ROSS. Swing and jazz favorites with guest artists Tim Crouch and Todd Clinesmith.
240 Lonsmount Dr., Toronto, ON M5P 2Z1, Canada
654 Whole Grain: MR. RICK and THE BISCUITS. Fingerstyle guitar, banjo, mandolin and bass comprise this trio’s album of folk, country, swing, jazz, blues, gospel and bluegrass standards
Mühlenstrasse 5, Neuhausen D-73765, Germany
3042 In Full Swing - Live: CARA. A CD plus DVD set of traditionals from the German-Irish band.
1077 West 500 North, Linden, UT 84042
What U See: BRANDIE FRAMPTON. Pop, rock and country in a dual CD/DVD set from 15-year-old singer-songwriter.
Ribe Landevej 190, Vejle DK-7100, Denmark
0308 Rejsedage/Travelling: HAUGAARD and HØIRUP. CD/DVD of originals and arranged traditional tunes from Danish violin and guitar duo.
560 Harrison Ave., Suite 501, Boston, MA 02118
Life Death Love and Freedom: JOHN MELLENCAMP. A CD plus DVD set of 14 originals from Indiana-based singer-songwriter.
PMB 1820, 208 E. 51st. St., New York, NY 10022-6500
1014 Prime Cuts: TEMPEST. A 2-disc set including one CD and one DVD of the Celtic-rock band’s greatest hits from the last twenty years.
411 Lafayette St., 4th Fl., New York, NY 10003
283 Sesame Street Playground: VARIOUS. CD/DVD set featuring songs and music videos from Brazil, France, China, India, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands and many other places.
301 Jacob St., Seekonk, MA 02771
122 Yes to Running! Bill Harley Live: BILL HARLEY. Songs and stories from author and recording artist on both CD and DVD.
One Rounder Way, Burlington, MA 01803
8143 Stevesongs: The Marvelous Musical Adventures: STEVE ROSLONEK. A 2-disc DVD/CD set featuring live action and animated videos, a live concert, music videos and both new and old originals from PBS KIDS host.
30 Irving Place, 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10003-2303
10926 Luck’s Changing Lanes: RUSTY TRUCK. Debut CD and DVD set of a dozen Americana originals from New York-based five-piece.
Warner Music Canada
1810 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, ON M1P 2J1, Canada
Fortune’s Favour: GREAT BIG SEA. 14 songs from Canadian Celtic pop trio on a CD/DVD set.
P.O. Box 815, York, ME 03909-0815
0975921916 THE SONG TRAIN: Harvey Reid and Joyce Andersen. 56 two-chord folk, blues, gospel, rock, country, bluegrass and Celtic songs arranged and performed for basic acoustic guitar; includes four CDs.
17 Napier Street, Paddington, NSW 2021, Australia
517 Living Contribution: Live At Kirstenbosch Gardens: SHAWN PHILLIPS. DVD of folk rock singer-songwriter and back-up band live in Cape Town, South Africa.
A&E Television Networks
235 East 45th St., New York, NY 10017
107930 Robyn Hitchcock: Sex, Food, Death ... and Insects: JOHN EDGINTON. Documentary on British singer-songwriter capitalizes on his album Olé Tarantula and his band, Venus 3, on their U.S. tour.
4121 N. Rockwell, Chicago, IL 60618
1796 Blues on the Moon: BYTHER SMITH. First recorded live performance of Chicago bluesman from August 2007 at the Natural Rhythm Social Club on Chicago’s South Side; includes bonus track and artist commentary.
630 Ninth Ave., Ste. 1213, New York, NY 10036
46822 On the Rumba River: JACQUES SARASIN. A musical tribute to the Congolese Rumba of African musician Wendo Kolosoy.
Global Recording Artists
1296 Lombardi Ave., Petaluma, CA 94954
12622 Live In Concert: MARIA MULDAUR. Live performance of vocalist singing material largely culled from Bob Dylan cover album Heart of Mine.
Grossman’s Guitar Workshop
P.O. Box 802, Sparta, NJ 07871
982/83 Rags and Minstrel Show Songs of Rev. Gary Davis: ERNIE HAWKINS. Phrase by phrase instruction on how to play Rev. Davis’ rags and minstrel tunes accompanied by a booklet of tabs and music and featuring audio performances of Rev. Davis playing each song
1122 Longreen Dr, Memphis, TN 38120
1107 Plain Man Blues: Daddy Mack Orr’s Inspiring Story of Struggle and Triumph: JIM O’DONNELL. Documentary covers the recording of blues musician’s third CD, Bluestones, and also explores his childhood and everyday life as a mechanic in Tennessee.
HCR3 Box 10084, Keaau, HI 96749
Rocking the Boat: A Musical Conversation and Journey: JAY CURLEE. Deluxe edition of Director Jay Curlee’s documentary examining Texas roadhouse musician Delbert McClinton’s career, featuring over an hour of bonus footage.
7476 E. Arkansas #3206, Denver, CO 80231
02 Guitar for Total Beginners ... With a Short-Cut Capo: RANDALL WILLIAMS. Twenty-minute instructional video on one-finger chords, basic rhythms and easy songs for guitar.
422 Business Center, H-840 N Circle Dr, Oaks, PA 19456
4577 Bill Monroe: Father of Bluegrass Music: VARIOUS. Music documentary of bluegrass musician featuring interviews and performances by Lester Flatt, Emmylou Harris, Paul McCartney, Dolly Parton, Ricky Skaggs and others.
P.O. Box 95, Ellicott Station, Buffalo, NY 14205
056 Live at Babeville: ANI DiFRANCO. 90 min. DVD recording of 18 songs performed by artist during the inaugural shows at her music venue in Buffalo, NY on consecutive nights in September 2007.
1390 Broadway B-101, Placerville, CA 95667
Primal Twang: The Legacy of the Guitar: ADAMS ENTERTAINMENT and DAN CRARY. Concert and historical narrative film about the guitar, featuring artists such as Mason Williams, Doc Watson, Eric Johnson and Albert Lee.