Welcome to the "online" edition of "Publication Noted." Here you can find an annotated listing for all the releases submitted to Sing Out! from February thru May 2009. 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 (Feb. thru May '09)
Alfred A. Knopf
201 E. 50 St., New York, NY 10022
THE PROTEST SINGER: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF PETE SEEGER by Alec Wilkinson. 2009, ISBN: 0307269957 , cloth $22.95, 176pp., 8 x 5, appendices. A personal look at the life of folk legend and activist Pete Seeger, includes 30 black and white photographs and Seeger's entire testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee from 1955.
600 Harrison St., San Francisco, CA 94107
THE DAILY ADVENTURES OF MIXERMAN by Mixerman. 2009, ISBN: 0879309458, cloth $24.99, 427pp., 9 x 6, notes. Stories of a prominent Los Angeles recording engineer written anonymously about working on a major label release.
Lou & Peter Berryman
P.O. Box 3400, Madison, WI 53704
LOU & PETER'S BIG SONGBOOK by Lou and Peter Berryman. 2008, spiral $35, 287pp., 9 x 11, index. Songbook containing sheet music, chords and lyrics to 197 original songs, including complete reedited content from 1989 and 1996 songbooks.
1210 Innovation Dr., Winona, MN 55987
THE REEL WORLD SCORING FOR PICTURES by Jeff Rona. 2009, ISBN: 1423434838 , pbk $27.99, 312pp., 7.5 x 9, Appendix, resource list, index. An updated how-to guide teaching for how to make music for film and television.
4 Industrial Dr., Pacific, MO 63069-3611
CONTRA DANCE ENCYCLOPEDIA by John Holenko. 2009, ISBN: 0786660147 , pbk $19.99, 80pp., 8.5 x 11. Contra dance music handbook, featuring a brief history of contra dance, tips for putting a dance band together, instrumental and stylistic techniques for guitar, mandolin, whistle and fiddle, and a variety of sheet music.
53 Elm St., Apt 42, Worcester, MA 01609
NUMBER #1 by Richard E. Noble. 2009, ISBN: 1432738097 , pbk $18.95, 310pp., 9 x 6, appendix, sources, index. Detailed look at the history of folk music throughout the 20th and into the 21st century, both in the U.S. and across the world.
Oxford University Press
198 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016
TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON: PETE SEEGER AND THE POWER OF SONG by Allan M. Winkler. 2009, ISBN: 0195324811, cloth $23.95, 223pp., 6 x 8.5, Black and white photographs, index. The biography of legendary politically active folksinger who has used his talents to stand up for causes he believed in, including peace, justice and equality.
State University of New York Press
194 Washington Ave, Suite 305, Albany, NY 12210
NEW YORK SINGS: 400 YEARS OF THE EMPIRE STATE IN SONG by Jerry Silverman. 2009, ISBN: 1438426844, pbk $24.95, 289pp., 12 x 9, indices. Traditional songs marking the 400 year history of New York state; includes tablature, melody, lyrics and factual information.
Texas A & M University Press
Drawer C, College Station, TX 77843
TEXAS BLUES: THE RISE OF A CONTEMPORARY SOUND by Alan Govenar. 2008, ISBN: 158544605X, cloth $40, 599pp., 9 x 11, Discography, bibliography, index. Award-winning documentary filmmaker and author presents the comprehensive portrait of Texas blues, charting the development of the musical tradition through the eyes of 110 influential performers; fully illustrated with 495 photographs.
University of North Texas Press
1155 Union Circle #311336, Denton, TX 76203
ONE MAN'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TEXAS SONGWRITER VINCE BELL by Vince Bell. 2009, ISBN: 1574412663, cloth $29.95, 261pp., 6x9. Texas singer-songwriter tells his life story, with emphasis on a car crash and near death experience that helped him see what it means to live for one's art.
BRIDGER by Bobby Bridger. 2009, ISBN: 0292719043 , cloth $29.95, 308pp., 9 x 6, Live performance DVD. Autobiography from Nashville singer-songwriter, who told the story of the American West through folk music.
University Press of Mississippi
3825 Ridgewood Rd., Jackson, MS 39211-6492
BLUES TRAVELING: THE HOLY SITES OF DELTA BLUES, Third Edition by Steve Cheseborough. 2008, ISBN: 1604731249 , pbk $22, 276pp., 5 x 9, Black and white photography, maps and directions, index.. Updated and expanded guidebook with maps, fests, places, and histories of the blues; includes new destinations, state blues markers, club openings and closings, and more.
3 Frames Music
3050 Decatur Ave, Bronx, NY 10467
005 Reverie: JANN KLOSE. Third release from German-born singer-songwriter.
c/o Savoy Label Group, 1316 3rd Street Promenade Ste 111, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1324
17755 I Know That Name: PAUL CARRACK. Singer-songwriter and former member of Ace, Squeeze and Mike and The Mechanics releases 12-track disc with Timothy B. Schmit and Don Henley of The Eagles.
Rajamäentie 167, Kantele 07565, Finland
9 Tarkka Pää, Tania Mieli: ILONA KORHONEN ENSEMBLE. Debut album from ensemble of 17 female Finnish vocalists features lyrics based on the texts of Larin Paraske.
Postfach 1945, Osnabrück D-49009, Germany
1407 Bouncing Around: MICHAEL SAGMEISTER TRIO. Frankfurt guitarist and band release 12-track jazz guitar disc.
Acoustic Songs Music
P.O. Box 14904, Pittsburgh, PA 15234
The Ballad of Philo Paul: T. MITCHELL BELL. Debut album from acoustic singer-songwriter tells the story of a man who gave his life in the American Civil War.
1054 N. Paulina St. #3, Chicago, IL 60622
4765 Sunnyland: ZORA YOUNG. Blues singer releases 13 tracks of contemporary Chicago blues, with band and guest, Hubert Sumlin.
P.O. Box 60234, Chicago, IL 60660
4728 Gulf Coast Highway: ERIC LINDELL. Roots/rock singer-songwriter releases 15-track CD.
P.O. Box 19303, Oakland , CA 94619
108 Aptos: THE MOORE BROTHERS. 14-track disc from California Bay Area folk-singing brother duo on guitar, with vocal and instrumental guests on drums, percussion, bass and harp.
P.O. Box 270, Guilford, CT 06437
5124 Gentle as the Sun: NAOMI SOMMERS. Fourth album from folk and roots singer-songwriter features 13 originals and one cover.
c/o Epitaph, 2798 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
86974 Animals in the Dark: WILLIAM ELLIOTT WHITMORE. Iowa singer-songwriter delivers 10 Americana tracks with backing.
P.O. Box 2593, West Chester, PA 19380
09492 Running For The Drum: BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE. 12-track album from veteran folk singer and Native American activist includes bonus DVD documentary featuring interviews with Joni Mitchell, Robbie Robertson and more.
P.O. Box 111, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4FZ, U.K.
2206 Music from the South Pacific: Tahiti Here: VARIOUS. Various artists perform 20 South Seas tracks, including shark-skin drum rhythms.
Art of the Underground
P.O. Box 250, Buffalo, NY 14205
55 The Air Your Lungs Forced Out: SARAZIN BLAKE. Bellingham, Washington-based singer-songwriter releases eight acoustic tracks with backing on pedal steel guitar, Dobro, upright bass and drums.
Mühlenstrasse 5, Neuhausen D-73765, Germany
Until the Cows Come Home: 2DUOS. 13-track debut from four-person acoustic/folk/roots band, based between Scotland and Germany.
12 W. 87th St., New York, NY 10025
0068 Streaming Video Soul: ECLECTICA. Six-track album from three-person jam band on electric violin, electric bass and drums.
Ackerstrasse 14/15, Berlin D-10115, Germany
2209 Songs Unrecantable: ERSATZ MUSIKA. 13-track CD from World/Russian urban folk band.
44 Wall St., 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10005
069 Changing Horses: BEN KWELLER. Ten folk/rock tracks from San Francisco-born singer-songwriter on guitar and piano, with vocal and musical backing from guests on pedal steel, Dobro, drums and bass.
P.O. Box 51, High Bridge, NJ 08829
0010 Temperance and The Devil: BRIAN MOLNAR and THE NAKED HEARTS. Americana singer-songwriter and band release 10-track alt. country and folk album.
P.O. Box 5441, Takoma Park, MD 20913-5441
0902 Americana Express: RUTHIE and THE WRANGLERS. Fifth album from award-winning D.C.-area 5-piece band features 12 tracks blending Americana, country and more.
P.O. Box 5010, Evanston, IL 60204
004 Contemporary Acoustic Guitar: NORMAN SAVITT and FRIENDS. 15 originals from finger-style guitarist and friends, including Grammy Award winners.
41-42 50th St Apt 6F, Woodside, NY 11377
001 On Common Ground: CILLIAN VALLELY and KEVIN CRAWFORD. Flute player and uilleann piper release 12 Irish music tracks.
Bang a Bucket
133 Forst Hill Dr., Asheville, NC 28803
1007 Happy Accidents: BILLY JONAS. 13 originals and 5 trad interpretations from vocalist/percussionist.
Bare Bones Records
369 Montezuma Ave, Ste. 306, Sante Fe, NM 87501
001 When She Kisses the Ship on His Arm: DONALD RUBINSTEIN. 17th album from Americana/folk musician features 13 original ballads and guest musicians Terry Allen, Hank Roberts and Sharon Gilchrist.
P.O. Box 1426, Arlington, MA 02474
005 A Frog Named Sam: BEN RUDNICK and FRIENDS. American roots quintet and guests release 11-track kid-friendly album.
53 Mutual St Unit #1, Toronto, ON M5B 2A9, Canada
0901 Day and Age: DAVID BAXTER. 12 tracks from electric guitarist/roots musician.
29142 Lloyd Dr., Warren, MI 48092
0002 Bill Grogan;rsquo;s Goat: BILL GROGAN;rsquo;S GOAT. Debut album from Celtic rock band features 13 tracks reinventing Irish folk and trad standards.
Grenzweg 1, Holste-Oldendorf 27729, Germany
16523 Big Mamou: LINK DAVIS. Complete Columbia and Starday recordings from classic Texas singer/saxophonist; includes unissued and alternate takes and a biography by Andrew Brown.
Beef Slough Boys
461 Sunnyview Dr., Rollingstone, MN 55969
Gimme That Simple Life: BEEF SLOUGH BOYS. 5-piece Midwestern band blends acoustic blues, bluegrass, old-time, country and ragtime on 16 original and traditional songs.
7 Avenida Vista Grande #237, Santa Fe, NM 87508
One Man;rsquo;s Music: VINCE BELL. 14 tracks from Texas singer-songwriter released as companion to his revised autobiography of the same title.
Berea College Appalachian Center
CPO 2166, Berea College, Berea, KY 40404
Imagine If You Will: BEREA COLLEGE BLUEGRASS ENSEMBLE. Eleven bluegrass, old-time and country covers along with 2 trads from college ensemble, with backing on guitars, banjo, fiddle and mandolin.
1151 Eagle Drive #324, Loveland, CO 80537
75596 Double Wide: TORNADOS MAGNET. 10-track album from Americana insurgent alt. country rockers.
627 Avenue Y, street level-front, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Crossroots: BIG ROAD BLUES. Quintet covers 12 traditional blues songs from musicians such as Blind Lemon Jefferson and Robert Johnson.
Box 95105, Kingsgate RPO, Vancouver, BC V5T 4T8, Canada
0053 Western Bell: KELLY JOE PHELPS. 11 instrumentals from solo guitarist on six and 12-string guitars, lap-slide guitar and bells.
Black Paw Music
P.O. Box 1152, Polson, MT 59860
Just Plain Lucky: THE SHAMROCKERS. 14 original and traditional Irish tunes.
P.O. Box 2344, San Francisco, CA 94126
5128 Dopers, Drunks, and Everyday Losers: COMMANDER CODY. 14 new and old tracks from American roots musician.
3039 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60618
167 Something;rsquo;s Wrong/Lost Forever: SCOTT H. BIRAM. Austin, Texas-based blues/country artist releases 12-track CD.
Blue Acres Productions
1957 Doehler Dr, Lansing, IA 52151
2 Rain or Shine: JOE PRICE. Folk and country blues artist releases 10-track disc.
P.O. Box 6019, Elgin, IL 60121
1012 Live at Chan;rsquo;s: Combo Platter No. 2: NICK MOSS and the FLIP TOPS. Singer, guitar and harmonica player and band release raw Chicago-style blues CD, recorded live in 2008, with guests.
1114 Barkdull, Houston, TX 77006
70901 The Truth According to Ruthie Foster: RUTHIE FOSTER. Texas-based singer-songwriter mixes Gospel, soul, blues and folk influences on 11-track collection of originals and covers, with backing from various musicians, including Jim Dickinson.
P.O. Box 37001, Albuquerque, NM 87176
091 Compelled to Play: STAN HIRSCH. 12-track album from veteran solo blues guitarist.
500 Main St, Clinton, MA 01510
001 Bound: BIRDSONG AT MORNING. First in a series of four concept albums from acoustic trio features five originals and an acoustic version of Blondie;rsquo;s Dreaming.
Blue Hog Productions
207 Jourdain, Dollard, QC H9G 1N6
003 Deep Fried and Countrified: THE KITCHEN SHAKERS feat. KEVIN MARK and DALE BOYLE. Canadian band draws on several Americana and roots styles on 11-track collection of originals and traditional classics.
24721 2nd St, Trempealeau, WI 54661
Gravity of Grace: JOHNSMITH. Sixth album from Americana/folk singer-songwriter features eight original tracks and a hymn-like cover of Bob Dylan;rsquo;s The Times They Are A-Changin.
12400 Russet Lane, Huntley, IL 60142
4510 I Got it Bad: MARC BENNO. Ten original tracks from veteran Texas blues guitarist.
P.O. Box 1771, Austin, TX 78767, USA
001001 The Band of Heathens: THE BAND OF HEATHENS. Austin-based five-man band and guests release Southern rock/roots album.
225 Sterling Rd., Unit 19, Toronto, ON M6R 2B2, Canada
191 These Times: VARIOUS. Canadian songwriters comment on western society on 14-track roots/folk album.
72 Summer St, Lewiston, ME 04240
004 Leaves of Life: VARIOUS. Indie folk compilation features Devandra Banhart, Marissa Nadler, Fern Knight, Alela Diane and more, with proceeds benefitting relief programs in Africa.
P.O. Box 805, Village Station, New York, NY 10014
001 Lowlands: STEVE JOHNSON. 14 interpretations of traditional material from New York City-based singer who was influenced by old Irish singers and folk revival performers.
447 Keap St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
7782 Sugar: MARY BRAGG. 10 Americana and folk originals from Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter on her sophomore release.
228 9th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215
Tomboy Princess: MEG BRAUN. Debut album from Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter features 11 original pop-based folk songs and one co-write with Greg Greenway; special guests include Red Molly and Pat Wictor.
PO Box 2098, Vashon, WA 98070
01 Many Moons: ROBYN LANDIS. Sophomore album from folk-pop/Americana singer-songwriter features backing from Michael Lille, Mark Graham, Kat Eggleston and more.
PO Box 60936, Palo Alto, CA 94306
004 Blaze: ALLETTE BROOKS. Singer-songwriter/guitarist releases 11-track feminist eco-folk album, with guests.
Buck Mountain Band
371 Rippin Run Rd, Ruckersville, VA 22968
208 Chicken in the Snowbank: BUCK MOUNTAIN BAND. 20-track old-time instrumental album from Va. quintet on the fiddle, banjo, guitar and bass.
Building Block Entertainment
5243 Comerio Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91364
1009 Singin;rsquo; Green: THE EARTHWORMS. 15 songs for children about the importance of environmental conservation.
213 S. 5th St., Livingston, MT 59047
White Sulphur Springs: BEN BULLINGTON. 10 original songs from Montana-based singer-songwriter with backing; includes special guests Rodney Crowell and Tracy Nelson.
1105 Thayer Dr., Richland, WA 99354
What a Ride!: ERIC HERMAN and THE INVISIBLE BAND. Fifth album from kids;rsquo; performer, features 11 original songs and several guest artists; for ages 4-8.
47 Manygate Lane, Shepperton TW17 9EQ, UK
002 Callings All Angels: CRAIG and WILLOUGHBY. Duo of American roots singer-songwriter and British folk guitarist present 11-tracks of Anglicized Americana, including two trads.
801 King St W Apt 913, Toronto, ON MSV3C9, Canada
Celtic Blaze: STEPHANIE CADMAN. Canadian singer and band release 13-track Celtic album.
P.O. Box 190926, Anchorage, AK 99519
Vanilla: MARIAN CALL. Debut album from Alaskan indie-folk singer-songwriter.
3131 W. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017
6448 Through Thick and Thin: BEAR CREEK. Live recording of Ojibwe/Pow-Wow drum group features singing.
1750 N. Vine St., Hollywood, CA 90028
Imam Baildi: IMAM BAILDI. Greek band releases 10-track Balkan music album.
Nybrokajen 11, Stockholm SE-111 48, Sweden
21817 Soot: BOOT. 13 tracks from veteran Swedish folk musicians feature traditional instruments with modern sound.
The Carrivick Sisters
1 Little Hill, Salcombe, Devon TQ8 8LZ, England
Jupiter;rsquo;s Corner: THE CARRIVICK SISTERS. Third album from English folk/bluegrass musicians and singers.
Cascada de Flores
P.O. Box 10642, Oakland, CA 94610
13 Historias: CASCADA DE FLORES. Reissue of traditional acoustic quartet;rsquo;s debut album Mexico, with two new songs.
Cedar Creek Music
164 Dove Creek Rd, Frankfort, KY 40601
003 For a Second Time: DADDY. 10 tracks from Americana songwriting duo Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack featuring three new musicians.
42-50 Steele Rd., London NW10 7AS, U.K.
01 Taarab: MOHAMMED ILYAS and NYOTA ZAMEREMETA ORCHESTRA OF ZANZIBAR. Singer-songwriter and orchestra perform 12 classical Egyptian/Zanzibar music tracks.
120 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
005 Waiting for the Dawn: CHILDSPLAY. Fifth album from ensemble of fiddle players, includes songs written by group members and is the first to feature vocals prominently.
2150 N. Hickory Way, Meridia, ID 83646
Goodnight Human: CARY JUDD. Third album from Southern California native indie singer-songwriter includes 11 pop-rock originals.
7 Fifield Brook Rd., Kingston, NH 03848
Steering Wheel: THE SIDEWALK BOYS. N.H.-based roots music trio delivers 11 tracks blending folk and blues, with backing on guitar, mandolin and banjo.
P.O. Box 44, Asheville, NC 28802
Haven: ELIZA LYNN. Third full-length album from Americana/folk singer-songwriter, features Thomm Jutz, Pat McInerney and Mark Finn and more on backing.
261 Eubanks St., Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Pockets Full of Hope: K.C. CLIFFORD. 19 originals on third album from Oklahoma-based singer-songwriter and guitarist.
P.O. Box 149, East Rochester, NY 14445
I Guess I;rsquo;m Lucky: BUTCH. Debut album from singer-songwriter/guitarist/harmonica player features 12 originals and one John Gorka cover.
Coco & Lafe
5050 W Point Loma Blvf. #3, San Diego, CA 92107
2008 Café Loco: COCO and LAFE. Folk-singing duo releases 14 tracks with musical accompaniment.
dist. Sony, 550 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022
88697405022 Live in London: LEONARD COHEN. 2-CD set from veteran singer-songwriter/guitarist;rsquo;s live performance at the O2 Arena in London on July 17th, 2008.
dist. Sony Music, 550 Madison Ave., 17th Fl., New York, NY 10022-3211
42571 In Person at Carnegie Hall: The Complete 1963 Concert: THE CLANCY BROTHERS and TOMMY MAKEM. Full-length, original St. Patrick;rsquo;s Day concert on two discs; includes 29 standard Irish songs, dialogues and intros.
916 19th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37212
4486 Goodnight, San Francisco: THE BITTERSWEETS. Second studio release from Nashville-based alt. folk-pop trio.
601 E 11th St., East Village, NY 1009
003 Sara: ABDOULAYE DJOSS DIABATE. African singer releases 8-track album featuring Manden music.
100 N. Crescent Dr., Ste. 275, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
30816 The Real Thing: VANESSA WILLIAMS. Thirteenth album tracing back to singer;rsquo;s Latin and Jazz roots.
Cooking Vinyl USA / Cosmic Trigger
69 Folsom Ave., Huntington Station, NY 11746
487 Finbar Furey: FINBAR FUREY. 12-track album from veteran Irish singer-songwriter.
38 West High St., Unit 2B, Springfield, OH 45502
2007 Pear in the Pink Thing: MARIANNE KESLER. Veteran acoustic singer-songwriter rereleases sixth album, featuring 10 originals and two Neil Young covers.
Copper and Wheat
605 W. King Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850
73097 Quietness: PAMELA GODDARD. 16 folk songs/spirituals from Ithaca, NY-based singer on lap dulcimer and shruti box, with guests.
Tuscany R.P.O., P.O. Box 27092, Calgary, AB T3L 2Y1, Canada
901 Heartwood: SORA. Canadian singer-songwriter combines Celtic, folk and classical on 11 original songs.
149 Montecito Ave., Ste. 103, Oakland, CA 94610
In the Kid Zone: Caribbean Music for Kids: ASHEBA. Fourth kids;rsquo; album from Trinidadian singer-songwriter features calypso and reggae influences.
P.O. Box 51979, Boston, MA 02205
012 Back on the Rail: ARTY HILL and THE LONG GONE DADDYS. Reissue of 2005 album includes 11 original songs and one bonus track mixing hard country, rockabilly and R&B.
P.O. Box 31113, Seattle, WA 98103
10044 Love and then Hope: STRAW DOGS. Seattle-based Americana band releases 14-track CD.
Medjugorska 61, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
5819875 Antologija Bosanskog Sevdaha: VARIOUS. Anthology of Croatian music, disc one of two.
97 Crooked Creek Dr, Yorkville, IL 60560
1134 Great Posessions: THE GIVING TREE BAND. Second album from environmentally friendly Chicago-based acoustic trio.
8008 35th Ave, Apt. #6R, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Home Away From Home: VINCENT CROSS and GOOD COMPANY. NYC-based Irish singer-songwriter and band release debut album mixing bluegrass and Americana.
9 Stillman Dr., Canton, NY 13617
Grizzle n;rsquo; Bone: TAS CRU. 12 originals and a cover from Albany, NY-based blues artist and guests.
413 Carpenter Rd., Charlotte, VT 05445
91 Hear Globally: A Cumbancha Collection: VARIOUS. 13 track sampler from various artists including enhanced video features and 3 previously unreleased tracks.
D.C. Labor Chorus
10000 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20903
Songs of Freedom and Justice: 150 Years of American History: D.C. LABOR CHORUS / SHEPHERD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. 26-track musical history of the U.S. portraying 30 historical figures features students singing classics from the folk repertoire, including This Land is Your Land, We Shall Overcome and many more.
Dandelion Music and Sound
17 Downing Street 2D, New York, NY 10014
Dearest Darlin;rsquo;: JENNI MULDAUR. Lead singer and band release 12-track soul/blues album, with guests.
2015 N. Palmer, Milwaukee, WI 53212
Highway Specific: MATTHEW DAVIES. Folk/blues singer-songwriter releases 9-track album.
De L;rsquo;Est Music
4 Dickens Lane, Taylors, SC 29687
0255 BlackTop Road: ANGELA EASTERLING. Sophomore release from folk singer-songwriter featuring producer Will Kimbrough.
322 Riverview Dr, Asheville, NC 28806
Tellico: DEHLIA LOW. A dozen originals and one cover on first full-length album from 5-piece band blending bluegrass and country influences.
4121 N. Rockwell, Chicago, IL 60618
798 Blues Attack: SHIRLEY JOHNSON. Chicago blues singer performs 14 blues tracks, with vocal and instrumental backing.
P.O. Box 15248, Seattle, WA 98115
1001 The Way Out West: MICHAEL TOMLINSON. Seattle-based singer-songwriter releases 10 American/folk tracks.
PO Box 973, Swansea, MA 02777
1001 Pointing at the Sun: CHERYL WHEELER. Twelfth album from veteran folk singer-songwriter.
Doc Abbick in Trinity
P.O. Box 8, Fairwater, WI 53931
The Last Caboose: DOC ABBICK IN TRINITY. Sophomore album from Wisconsin-based trio features 15 original train songs mixing folk, old-time, country and rock ;rsquo;n;rsquo; roll influences.
P.O. Box 465, Keedysville, MD 21756
003 Queen Fareena: KELLY CARMICHAEL. Multi-instrumentalist and singer from Tennessee releases 11-track folk album.
2420 Oberlin Ave, Orlando, FL 32804
109 Whenever I;rsquo;m With You: GARRISON DOLES. A dozen contemporary folk originals from award-winning, Florida-based singer-songwriter, with backing.
321 Beverley Street, Winnipeg, MB R3G 1T6, Canada
0024 Bye and Bye: THE WESTERN STATES. Canada-based band releases 11-track folk/country/indie debut, recorded in Texas.
P.O. Box 511342, Milwaukee, WI 53203
505 Take Time in Life: FOX and BRANCH. Third family release from traditional Americana duo features songs from around the world.
P.O. Box 45, Moose Pass, AK 99631
001 Loner Douglas: LONER DOUGLAS. Debut album from Alaskan-based folk singer-songwriter.
P.O. Box 476867, Chicago, IL 60647-6867
385 Sometime I Wish We Were an Eagle: BILL CALLAHAN. Singer-songwriter formerly known as Smog delivers nine originals with backing on guitars, keyboards, drums, violins, French horn and more.
P.O. Box 60351, Nashville, TN 37206-0351
0901 Evocative: DAVID GRIER. All original instrumental album from guitarist, features guests John Gardner, Jeff Taylor, Victor Wooten, Stuart Duncan, Paul Franklin and more.
Dying Van Gogh
304 Park Ave South, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10010
2921 Ballad on Third Avenue: ED HALE. 11-track solo album from Transcendence lead vocalist.
P.O. Box 250, Verplanck, NY 10596
Big Green Hope Machine: HOPE MACHINE. N.Y. duo and guests release 12-track album commenting on American life.
516 Miner St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
11022 The Color Suite: SARI BROWN. Second album from singer-songwriter conceptualizes eight-month multimedia narrative; includes chapbook of original poetry and prose.
P.O. Box 440145, Somerville, MA 02144
008 Lovers;rsquo; Well: MATT and SHANNON HEATON. 14 traditional Irish love songs from Boston duo.
P.O. Box 750007, Arlington Heights, MA 02475
On a Meadowlark Night: ERIC EID-REINER and FRIENDS. Massachusetts-based pianist performs trad dance music from New England, Ireland, Scotland, Quebec and Cape Breton, with backing on fiddle, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, flute and more.
6381 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 775, Hollywood, CA 90028
Song of Songs: INBAR BAKAL. Israeli-born artist releases 6-track debut, featuring remixed traditional Jewish music.
RR6 Bx. 6229, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Grandma;rsquo;s Prayer: PEG and SKIP ELIA. One-track recording of a recitation prayer dedicated to Iraq War Veteran.
232 Main St, Apt. 2R, Beacon, NY 12508
Single: SCOTT DANIEL ELLISON. New York-based guitarist/singer-songwriter releases single, with guests on electric guitar, banjo and upright bass.
2703 River Plaza Dr, #91, Sacramento, CA 95833
Place Called Humanity: JENN ROGAR. Ten original tracks from folk singer-songwriter.
Masovngata 18, Kongsberg 3616, Norway
51 Curved Grooves: BALKANSEMBLET. 5-piece band releases 10 jazz/world music tracks.
450 West 31st St, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001
002 Strange Cousin: TRIBECASTAN. 15 tracks from New York City-based urban-folk band features Croatian, Jewish, Indonesian and New York City influences.
1801 N. Commonwealth, Los Angeles, CA 90027
003 Days on Their Side: GINA VILLALOBOS. A dozen originals on fourth solo album from Americana, folk and alt-country singer-songwriter.
Strada Roncaglia 16, San Germano, AL 15040, Italy
8144 X. Sindhen Trio: GAMELAN OF CENTRAL JAVA. Three female vocalists perform traditional Javanese songs with modern influences in vocal lines.
P.O. Box 2160, Pulaski, VA 24301
128 Flatpicking Bluegrass: VARIOUS. 12-track compilation highlights role of lead guitar on traditional bluegrass vocal tunes; performers include Josh Williams, Tim May, Jim Nunally, Brad Davis, Tim Stafford and more.
Birchwood House, Shower, Newport, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
013 Moving On: DENIS CAREY. A baker;rsquo;s dozen originals from veteran Irish musician, composer and arranger blend traditional, classical, ragtime and Cajun influences; with backing.
Flag of Freedom
P.O. Box 2720, Berkeley, CA 94702
005 In Memory of a Hero (Ur Ken Tetsu): MOH ALILECHE. Algerian-born musician performs nine tracks in Northern African tradition, with guests.
4 The Beeches, Uppingham, Rutland LE15 9PG, U.K.
3075 The Dance of the Demon Daffodils: JOHN KIRKPATRICK. 32 original compositions and tunes on solo recording from veteran English folk musician and button accordion master.
Flight of the BumBillB
43 Florence Dr., Chappaqua, NY 10514
Big World Out There: BILL BACHMANN. 15-track album from folk guitarist and guest.
168 Glenridge Dr., Eden, NC 27288
056 Clockwork: BRUCE PIEPHOFF. 17th release from N.C. acoustic roots singer-songwriter includes 14 new original songs and ballads, as well as spoken poetry; with backing.
P.O. Box 71, Prospect Park, PA 19076
007 America;rsquo;s Waiting: JOHN FLYNN. 11-track album from folk/Americana singer-songwriter.
705 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540-6654
1479 About Time: McNAMARA and NEELEY. Folk singing duo releases 14-track disc, with guests on acoustic bass, electric guitar, viola, piano and percussion.
Edizioni Musicali, Via Duomo 3, Casale Monf. (AL) 15033 , Italy
5364 Sugnari: MA;rsquo;ARÌA. 14 folk, roots, and acoustic tracks from Italian trio.
230 W End Ave, New York, NY 10023
New Year;rsquo;s Day: THE BACON BROTHERS. Philadelphia-born actor and film/TV composer release 11 rock/soul tracks.
Via Porta Fiorentina, 11, 50020 San Donato In Poggio, Firenze, Italy
45 Trails for Celtic Harp: STEFANO CORSI. 13-track mix of traditional and original Irish music from Italian harpist.
Fortune;rsquo;s Gale Creative Music
P.O. Box 1171, Farmington, CT 06034
110 Timeless Love: Old, New, Borrowed, Blue, Strong & True: GALE B. GARDINER. 18-track collection of originals, covers and trads on debut full-length CD from singer-songwriter, pianist and autoharpist.
287 Hyman St., London, ON N6B 2G6, Canada
House on a Hill: FRASER. Ontario native and indie folk singer-songwriter presents 10 original folk and Americana songs, with backing on guitar, piano, bass and drums.
John Smith, P.O. Box 11451, Takoma Park, MD 20913
0058 Don;rsquo;t You Want to Go?: BETSE ELLIS. Debut solo album features 13 tracks from renowned fiddler/old-time and alt. country musician.
Frémeaux and Associés
20 Rue Robert Giraudineau, Vincennes 94300, France
5179 Banjo: An American Five-String History: 1901-1956: VARIOUS. 40-track boxed set from Banjo specialist Gérard de Smaele features Dock Boggs, Charlie Poole, Uncle Dave Macon, Pete Seeger and many more legendary players.
Frontera / Scarlet Letter
P.O. Box 331242, Nashville, TN 37203
1208 One to the Heart, One to the Head: GRETCHEN PETERS with TOM RUSSELL. 14 tracks from duo of Grammy-nominated Nashville hit singer-songwriter and veteran singer-songwriter, with guests.
P.O. Box 1147, Sheffield S11 7YA, U.K.
407 Below the Radar: ROY BAILEY. Veteran British folk singer-songwriter releases 13-track disc.
P.O. Box 68, Main St., Landingville, PA 17942
Heritage and Coal Mining Songs of Northeast Pennsylvania: JAY SMAR. A 10-track collection of songs, poems and stories documenting the experience of coal miners in northeastern Pa.; based on the fieldwork of George Korson.
P. O. Box 1653, Keystone Heights, FL 32656
Pawnshop: GRANT PEEPLES. Sophomore release from contemporary country singer featuring Texas swing, Latin rhythm and bluegrass influences.
Ribe Landevej 190, Vejle DK-7100, Denmark
0109 TrioTinus: TRIOTINUS. 15 traditional folk tracks from veteran Danish musicians on accordion, trombone and piano.
PO Box 91986, Cleveland, OH 44101
I Hate Dead Rabbits: 2MEN and A CAMPFIRE. 12 tracks from Americana/acoustic duo.
3706 North 17th St., Arlington, VA 22207
The Versatile Viol: Scottish and Irish Music: TINA CHANCEY. Scottish and Irish music on the viola da gamba with guitar, harp, harpsichord and fiddle.
347 Montrose Ave., Toronto, ON M6G 3G9, Canada
002 Good Lovelies: GOOD LOVELIES. Toronto-based female acoustic trio presents 11 original mostly bluegrass songs blending three-part vocal harmonies with backing on guitars, banjo, bass, mandolin and more.
P.O. Box 1467, Charlottesville, VA 22902
One Town Away: SONS OF BILL. Sophomore album from Charlottesville, Virginia-based 5-piece band features a dozen American originals, with backing.
532 Laguardia Place, Suite 209, New York, NY 10012
Cooper Boone: COOPER BOONE. Debut album from psychologist turned country singer featuring Anthony Krizan and Mark D. Conklin.
P.O. Box 477364, Chicago, IL 60647
1010 Spirit Moves: DAVE DOUGLAS and BRASS ECSTASY. 11-track album debuts veteran jazz musician;rsquo;s brass quintet project.
Cockenzie Business Centre, Edinburgh Road, Cockenzie, East Lothian EH32 0XL, Scotland
332 Lost in This Song: GIVEWAY. Young quartet of sisters release 10-track Scottish/folk album.
P.O. Box 159046, Nashville, TN 37215-9406
10204 Is it Me?: JIM PHOTOGLO. Second solo release from acclaimed songwriter spans acoustic, bluegrass, country and jazz genres.
81 North St., Medford, MA 02155
Faith in the Shadows: KERRI POWERS. 10 alt. country, Americana and blues-inspired originals from neo-trad country rocker.
Pl. Amics De Lleida S/N, Lleida 25008, Spain
025 Ode to Quetzalcoatl: DAVE BIXBY. Remastered from vinyl, 12 acoustic tracks of loner-folk features occasional harmonica and flute as only backing.
3600 Telegraph Rd, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L4, Canada
003 Shout Monah: THE HAINTS OLD TIME STRINGBAND. Debut album from bluesy-fiddle old-time trio.
P.O. Box 8343 , Northridge, CA 91364-9998
116 Multiplication Mountain: HAP PALMER. Kids singer and educator releases 26-track disc, teaching kids the multiplication tables through song.
attn: Laura, 63 Wareham Street, Boston, MA 02118
002 Collecting Dust: BOB HARP. San Francisco-based alt-country/Americana artist releases 10-track album.
423 Metropolitan Ave #2, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Goodwill: HILARY HAWKE. Brooklyn-based Americana/alt-bluegrass band releases 11-track disc.
P.O. Box 271, Pine Bluffs, WY 82082
Watch America Roll By: J.B. BEVERLY and THE WAYWARD DRIFTERS. 12-track sophomore record reveals band;rsquo;s commitment to country music roots.
37 N. Chestnut Street, Beacon, NY 12508
094 Of The Cathmawr Yards: THE HORSE;rsquo;S HA. Five-person band releases jazz/folk album.
1508 South Street, Nashville, TN 37212
3395 Where This River Goes: WYATT EASTERLING. Nashville singer-songwriter releases 10-track country/folk album, with guests.
777 N Gordon St #21, Bellingham, WA 98225
Them Dirty Roads: ADAM HILL. Folk and roots artist form Bellingham, WA releases 14-track album.
PO Box 237, 314 Main St, Schoharie, NY 12157
See What You Wanna See: RICK HILL. Folk singer releases 14-track album with musical and vocal guests.
c/o Toastman, Inc., P.O. Box 10821, Honolulu, HI 96816
1109 Live: JAKE SHIMABUKURO. 20-track disc from Hawaiian-born ukulele wiz, mostly originals.
1130 Nelson Merry St, Nashville, TN 37203
When Love Comes: JOSEPH N. GREENFIELD. Ohio-raised country and Christian ballads singer-songwriter/minister releases six originals.
8 Rue Patenier, Liège B-4000, Belgium
Les Singulières - Paris 09: VARIOUS. Live music festival recording featuring many of the Belgian record label;rsquo;s artists.
Assim: DICK VAN DER HARST. Artist composes 17-track folk CD based on Jacob Obrecht;rsquo;s writing, with the Zefiro Torna snd Nieuw Gents Stadsblazerscollectief bands.
PO Box 35303, Syracuse, NY 13235
007 Bitter Tears, Sacred Ground: JOANNE SHENANDOAH and MICHAEL BUCHER. Native American artists rerelease 13 folk tracks honoring Johnny Cash, Floyd Westerman and Peter Lafarge.
237 W. 139 St., New York City, NY 10030
John Houx;rsquo;s Green Period: JOHN HOUX. 11 folk/blues/country originals on debut album from NYC indie singer-songwriter, poet and painter.
2222 120th St, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Recycled Souls: ERICK HOVEY. Eclectic 14-track release from Midwestern blues/rock guitarist.
Sairion Street 11, Hämeenlinna 13222, Finland
32 Dumbflakes for Breakfast: MIKE WESTHUES. Twelfth solo album from Finnish-born Americana singer-songwriter.
4658 Worster Ave., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
9376 The Truckin;rsquo; Sessions, Volume 2: DALE WATSON. 14-track disc from traditional country musician.
4 Passage d;rsquo;enfer, Paris 75014, France
313003 The Voices that are Gone: The Music of Stephen Foster: MATT TURNER, PEG and BILL CARROTHERS. Cellist, pianist, and vocalist perform 13 Stephen Foster compositions.
P.O. Box 9409, Berkeley, CA 94709
007 Just a Kid: MARC TWANG. Calif. singer-songwriter releases 12 kids songs with adult satire twist.
210 Jamestown Park Ste 100, Brentwood, TN 37027
Shout! Live: MIKE FARRIS and THE ROSELAND RYTHM REVUE feat. THE McCRARY SISTERS. Award-winning artist and band releases 14 tracks on soul/gospel/folk-rock album.
12756 Kling St., Studio City, CA 91604
81007 Diana and James: GREG COPELAND. Sophomore album from Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter presents a baker;rsquo;s dozen country/folk originals.
4519 Oneida St., Duluth, MN 55804
0905 Matching Baggage: BILL and KATE ISLES. 12-track album from Minnesota acoustic/folk duo, with musical guests.
100 Swamp Rd., Durham, ME 04222
004 Goldrush: PUTNAM SMITH. Sophomore album features 12 original roots/old-time tracks.
30 Wertheim Ct, #25, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B9, Canada
001 Sun Place: JAFFA ROAD. Toronto-based five-piece presents original and ancient poetry in Hebrew, English and Spanish backed by dub grooves, belly dance rhythms and more.
227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna, VA 22180
Pink!: ROCKNOCEROS. Washington, D.C., family band releases 14 old-school pop tracks.
238 E. Main St., P.O. Box 10, Ville Platte, LA 70586-0010
9091 You;rsquo;re Mistaken: DON RICH. 10th recording featuring four original songs.
P.O. BOX 1584, London N3 3NW, U.K.
6201 Virginia Rocks!: The History of Rockabilly in the Commonwealth: VARIOUS. 2-disc collection of Virginia rockabilly from 1952-1966 features artists Roy Hall, Patsy Cline, The Hep Cats, Wayne Newton and more; includes 72-page booklet.
91 Madison Ave., Whitesburg, KY 41858
0020 Been a Long Time Traveling: ADDIE GRAHAM. 30-track CD featuring ballads, frolic songs and ditties, and religious songs from late Kentucky-born singer.
2102 Santa Lucia Circle, Melbourne, FL 32935
Below The Damage: JUST BLUE. Melbourne, Florida-based duo releases 13-track acoustic folk album.
17812 Woodthrush Lane, South Bend, IN 46635
The Hotting Fire: KENNEDY;rsquo;S KITCHEN. Fourth album from Indiana-based five-piece features a baker;rsquo;s dozen of traditional and neo-traditional Irish songs and tunes.
20560 Acre St., Canoga Park, CA 91306
003 From Hill and Hoolie: CRAÍCMORE. Third album from Calif. quartet features 12 Celtic tracks, with guests.
1709 19th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37212
5071 Trade Union: THE TRACTORS. Tulsa, Ok.-based country band blends Western swing, early country and western, R&B and more on sophomore album.
1708 21st Ave. South #111, Nashville, TN 37212
It;rsquo;s the Journey, Not the Goal: JON DAKOTA. Third album from country/blues/Americana singer-songwriter features 18 original tracks.
P.O. Box 719, Durham, CT 06422
0904 Through a Frozen Midnight Sky: LARA HERSCOVITCH. Fourth album from award-winning acoustic/folk singer-songwriter with pop, jazz, blues and Latin influences.
1627 Sherman St, Alameda, CA 94501
On Tape: ADOLFO LAZO. Debut solo album from Tempest drummer features 13 original singer-songwriter tracks that mix blues, indie rock and folk with Latin rock, country and more.
41-1 Mason;rsquo;s Island Rd, Mystic, CT 06355
2 Instant History: BRETT TERRY. New England-based singer-songwriter releases 10-track alternative/folk-rock/indie album.
49 Elm Rd., Annacotty, Limerick, Ireland
002 Casadh na Taoide (Turning the Tide): LÍADAN. All-female six-piece band explores traditional and contemporary Irish music on sophomore release, with backing on vocals, harp, piano, accordion, whistles, fiddles and flute.
Lili and Walter
2401 E 6th St # 2032, Austin, TX 78702
Lili and Walter: LILI and WALTER. 11 tracks from Austin-based roots/acoustic duo.
991 Tennyson Ave, Mississauga, ON L5H 2Y9, Canada
70105 Let;rsquo;s Get Lit with ...: THE MOJO GURUS. Quartet from Florida releases 13-track rock album.
Little Monster Records
22 Witchtree Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498
05 Robbert Bobbert and The Bubble Machine: ROBBERT BOBBERT and THE BUBBLE MACHINE. Debut children;rsquo;s album from veteran indie rocker Robert Schneider of The Apples in Stereo introduces inventor/scientist character, Robbert Bobbert.
3004 Dow Dr., Knoxville, TN 37920
Canaries: THE LONETONES. 11-track album from modern Appalachia band features old-time instruments with modern additions, including drums, accordion, keys and vibes.
400 8th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215
Come Children, Let;rsquo;s Sing!: FRED ELLIS. Debut album from veteran NYC public school teacher and music therapist features 12 original songs encouraging respect for cultural diversity.
49 E Logan Ave, Glenolden, PA 19036
The Pretty: JENNIFER LOGUE. 7-track EP from NYC-based pop/rock singer-songwriter.
PO Box 568, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
094 Appalachia: Music From Home: VARIOUS. 20-track folk album to accompany PBS film series features the likes of Ralph Stanley, Jean Ritchie, Dock Boggs, Robin and Linda Williams, Darrell Scott and much more.
Lou Bell Records
706 Walnut St. Suite 800, Knoxville, TN 37902
0801 The Rain Came Down: COMMON STRINGS. Debut album from bluegrass quartet includes 11 mostly original tracks.
P.O. Box 1788, Huntington Station, NY 11746
0063 Hit That Jive: SHOUT SISTER SHOUT. Lead vocalist and 4-piece band release 12-track mix of old-time American Jazz and blues ballads, with two bonus tracks and a MPEG video.
3141 Chestnut St., MacAlister Hall 2018, Philadelphia, PA 19104
007 The Holy Open Secret: HOOTS and HELLMOUTH. Philadelphia-based group mixes folk, rock, blues and Americana on 10-track sophomore album, with guest, Bill Moriarty.
58 Sidecut Rd., Redding, CT 06896
1016 An Spealadóir: BUA. Quintet releases 15 tracks of traditional Irish music.
326 Grant St., Framingham, MA 01702
1004 Blackbirds in the Pie: GEOFF BARTLEY. 17-track collection of blues, instrumentals, originals and covers from veteran Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter and guests.
P.O. Box 739, Manor, TX 78653
A Dance in Red: Open Music Vol. 1: DON HARVEY. Debut instrumental CD from former Faces drummer.
1013-A Harimaw Court West, Metairie, LA 70001
1120 Mariachi Classics: MARIACHI REAL DE SAN DIEGO. Acoustic renditions of traditional and well-known Mariachi songs from Old Mexico.
P.O. Box 56, Kinderhook, NY 12106
Midnight Book: ERIC MARGAN and THE RED LIONS. 12 tracks from New York-based chamber pop band blend classical and rock music.
Whiteleaf Business Centre, Buckingham Industrial Park, Buckingham MK18 1TF, U.K.
149 Jackpot: JACK THE LAD. 4-piece folk/rock band re-masters debut album with bonus tracks.
333 Orchard St., Mills, MA 02054
Truth Be Told: RONDA MATSON. 11 tracks from folk/rock singer-songwriter.
P.O. Box 1004, Isle, MN 56342
0014 It;rsquo;s Our World: The Green Album: HANS MAYER. 13 tracks of child-oriented music from singer, multi-instrumentalist and award-winning children;rsquo;s performer.
775 B Lorette Ave., Winnipeg, AB R3M 1T9, Canada
Achin in Yer Bones: ROMI MAYES. Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter delivers 10 country blues originals, including a co-write with album producer Gurf Morlix.
5 Manor Grove, Thornbury View, Rochestown, Cork, Ireland
Tunes for Practice: SEAMUS CREAGH. 2-CD aural tutorial of traditional Irish tunes, arranged in sets with introductions.
515 S 1000 E apt 402, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
We Just Fly: ALICIA McGOVERN. Salt Lake City, Utah-based musician and guests release 12-track folk album.
2007 Wards Ferry Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502
Where Have You Gone?: THE McKENZIES. 13 original songs and one original waltz tune from traditional folk and dance husband and wife duo.
P.O. Box 550, Eire, Ireland
001 Crossroads: MÁIRTÍN O;rsquo;CONNOR/CATHAL HAYDEN/SEAMIE O;rsquo;DOWD. Trio delivers 14 tracks of largely traditional Irish music, with backing on accordion, fiddle, banjo, viola, guitar, bodhran and more.
P.O. Box 60533, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Under Beautiful Skies: STEVE MECKFESSEL. A dozen original jazz-inflected urban folk songs from California-based guitarist and singer-songwriter, with backing.
Menage a Music
P.O. Box 204, Atco, NJ 08004
0901 Spirit.Rock.Sexy: ROBIN RENÉE. 11-track collection of alt. folk rock from singer-songwriter features backing on guitars, bass, keyboards, percussion and more.
485 Broadway 3rd Fl, NY, NY 10013
The Sparrow and The Crow: WILLIAM FITZSIMMONS. Singer-songwriter releases 12-track Indie, folk album.
Mesa / Bluemoon
209 East Alameda Ave., Suite 101, Burbank, CA 91502
91100 Seven Degrees North: KING SUNNY ADE. 10 tracks of original juju music from Nigerian-born musician.
20 Tai Tam Rd, Hong Kong
4 Somewhere in the Shadows: SWOOP SWOOP. Sophomore album from Australian singer-songwriter.
The Mighty Prawn
Jicama Salad Co., P.O. Box 7333, Berkeley, CA 94707
856 eep: VANESSA LOWE. Berkeley, CA singer-songwriter;rsquo;s confessional fourth album.
11 Lankester Road, Royston, Herts SG8 9DG
001 Gypsies and Lullabies: EDWARD MIKALSKI. 14 original songs from Danish folk guitarist.
P.O. Box 4866, Greenwich, CT 06830
510 New Moon Born: JANA MASHONEE. Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter releases 16 Native American music tracks.
PO Box 7027, Clearwater, FL 33758
No Lip Vol. 2 Compilation: VARIOUS. A 14-track compilation album from independent label.
PO Box 3195, London SW11 1XT, UK
35 Notes to an Absent Lover: BARZIN. Canadian singer-songwriter releases 9 tracks.
32 Tyndall Ave, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M6K 2E2, Canada
2008 Vagabunda: JOANNA MOON. Debut album from French-Canadian singer-songwriter, features Spanish flamenco and Cuban influences.
P.O. Box 41021, Austin, TX 78704
2908 Dakota Lullaby: ALBERT and GAGE. Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter duo covers a dozen songs written by South Dakotan Tom Peterson, with backing from Americana style arrangements.
11271 Ventura Blvd. #522, Studio City, CA 91604
Last Exit to Happyland: GURF MORLIX. Ten classic country-influenced tracks from roots/rock singer-songwriter/mulit-instrumentalist.
8 West 127th St., New York, NY 10027
23 Painted on Water: PAINTED ON WATER. Collaboration mixing jazz, rock, blues and Turkish classical folk music from vocalist and composer/guitarist, who are among Turkey;rsquo;s most successful solo artists.
36 East Trinity Rd., Edinburgh EH5 3DJ, Scotland
001 Hinterlands: WENDY STEWART and GARY WEST. Scottish harp and bagpipe duo present a baker;rsquo;s dozen tracks, including trad material from the 1600s, a Robert Burns song and a previously unrecorded Gordon Duncan tune.
1330 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96814
2116 Hawaiian Man: BROTHER NOLAND. 13 roots reggae tracks from Hawaiian singer-songwriter/guitarist, with backing.
150 Bellwoods Ave., Toronto, ON M6J 2P4, Canada
The Line: THE WEATHER STATION. 12-track CD from four-member folk/experimental band from Ontario, Canada.
P.O. Box 74561, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Stand Up Man: GRANT LANGSTON. Fifth album from alt. country/Americana singer and guitarist features backing from the Supermodels.
15150 Mulholland Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90077
Comrade Ambassidor: MUMIY TROLL. Russian rock band releases 14-track disc.
2 Stuart Terrace, West Orange, NJ 07052
To Find You: MARK MURPHY. 10 originals on debut album from singer-songwriter, with jazz-style backing on upright bass, guitar and drums.
Virupvej 113, Hjortshøj DK-8530, Denmark
04 Óðinn: KRAUKA. Fourth release from Danish quintet mixes Viking Age musical styles with contemporary instruments.
Musisk Decenter / GO;rsquo;
Ribe Landevej 190, Vejle DK-7100, Denmark
Sange Fra Min Vandring: FIN ALFRED. Danish multi-instrumentalist (accordion, banjo, mandolin) celebrates his 60th Anniversiary as a traditional singer with 22 mostly traditional songs and ballads.
National Geographic Music
711 5th Ave., 17th Floor, New York, NY
002 DePedro: DEPEDRO. First solo album from Spanish-born singer and guitarist features backing from Calexico.
Solfeon S.L., Vallehermoso 64, Madrid 28015, Spain
0801 Ahla Andalusi: Poesías de Al-Andalus: MAHER KAMAL. Nine lyrical Arabic tracks from Egyptian composer and singer.
1650 West 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 4R3
30825 A Book Like This: ANGUS and JULIA STONE. North American debut from brother and sister Australian indie folk duo features a baker;rsquo;s dozen of original songs.
New Folk Records
13715 Rhode Island Ave So., Savage, MN 55378
From Distant Shores: THE HAMMERS. Canadian duo releases 14-track album, featuring traditional Irish jigs, reels and tunes.
#29 1523 E. Newport, Lititz, PA 17543
High on the Lehigh: TONY T. and FRIENDS. 14 acoustic rock tracks feature songs and stories telling the history of the Pocono Mountains.
9215 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-4605
6161 Hills and Valleys: THE FLATLANDERS. Fourth studio album from trio of veteran Texas singer-songwriters features a baker;rsquo;s dozen American roots originals and one Woody Guthrie cover.
112-2416 Main St., Vancouver, BC V5T 3E2, Canada
2000 The Cabin Song: T. NILE. 7-track EP of original songs from Canadian folk singer and roots musician.
Nine Mile Records
17 Mayher St., Easthampton, MA 01027
0190 Neptune;rsquo;s Daughter: LUMINESCENT ORCHESTRII. Brooklyn-based quartet adds Cuban ballads, punk and beat box breakdowns to Eastern European influences, with backing on violins, resophonic guitar, bullhorn and bass.
P.O. Box 14636, Gainesville, FL 32604
247 Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves: CHRIS WOLLARD and THE SHIP THIEVES. 10-track acoustic rock album from singer-songwriter/guitarist and band.
1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019
254652 Christina Courtin: CHRISTINA COURTIN. Self-titled label debut from singer-songwriter features 10 original tracks, with Greg Cohen and Ryan Scott on bass and guitar, respectively, and Courtin on viola and toy piano.
Postgatan 4, Malung 78231, Sweden
13 Di Gamlaste Bidana: CHRISTER LUNDH. 15-track album features traditional Nordic lyrics with original music in old Nordic style.
North C / High Horse
1508 South Street, Nashville, TN 37212
002 Waves of Silence: CAROLYN CURRIE. 11 contemporary folk originals from Maine-based singer-songwriter, with backing on guitars, fiddle, percussion, whistles, cello and more.
290 Shuter St, Toronto, ON M5A 1W7, Canada
0052 From the Root: ZAC HARMON. 14-track album from veteran guitarist mixes blues, reggae, soul and gospel influences.
P.O. Box 7367, Minneapolis, MN 55407
6096 Väsen Street: VÄSEN. 16 tracks from veteran Swedish folk trio.
305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109-4645
Northwest Folklife Festival Live 2008: VARIOUS. 15-track compilation from the 2008 Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle, WA.
Nouveau Retro Media
6 Arlen Rd., Westport, CT 06880
Red Shoes and Golden Hearts: BUSKIN and BATTEAU. Fourth album from jingle-writing singer-songwriter duo.
28 Union Ave, Center Moriches, NY 11934
Tales to Tell: JAMES O;rsquo;MALLEY. 12 mostly original acoustic tracks from NY singer-songwriter.
The Occidental Brothers
4627 N. Drake Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Odo Sanbra: THE OCCIDENTAL BROTHERS DANCE BAND INTERNATIONAL. Five-piece band, with members from Michigan and Ghana, releases 10 tracks mixing African music and ;rsquo;80s pop.
1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609
Songs of the Iron Men: CHRISTIAN WILLIAMS. 12 traditional poems set to original music, features banjo, washtub bass, steel resonator guitar and autoharp.
Old Blue Records
4300 Elmstone Rd, Midlothian, VA 23113
704 Four and a Half: THE NEW NORTH CAROLINA RAMBLERS. Four men and small child release 24 old-time dance tracks.
P.O. Box 7367, Minneapolis, MN 55407
2046 Diaspora: THE UKRAINIANS. 15-track album from folk-rock group blends traditional Ukrainian folk and Western pop.
1380 Summitridge Place, Studio Suite, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
001 My Heart;rsquo;s Desire: MARGO REYMUNDO. LA-based singer-songwriter blends pop, jazz and Latin and Brazilian music on 16-track independent debut.
Stubenrauchstr. 50, Berlin D-12161, Germany
71 Partisans and Parasites: DANIEL KAHN and THE PAINTED BIRDS. Detroit native singer-songwriter and band perform Klezmer, radical Yiddish songs, political cabaret and punk folk on 12-track CD.
Baaderstr. 72, Munich 80469, Germany
007 Segu Blue: BASSEKOU KOUYATE and NGONI BA. Malinese ngoni player and band from West Africa release 14 tracks inspired by traditional Bambara music from the Segu region.
P.O. Box 7676, Berkeley, CA 94707
50020 Back Porch Blues: TOM RIGNEY. Violinist, fiddler, and composer releases 13 old-time and country blues trads. and originals,with guests.
P.O. Box 572, Rockville, MD 20848
180 Look for Me: ANGELICA GRIM. 12-track bluegrass disc from California musician and guests.
Vihertie 44E, Vantaa 01620, Finland
006 Alehinin Puolustus: HALOGEENI. Trio combines Finnish folk music with original trad-inspired tunes and songs, with backing on harmonium, mandolin and accordions.
PO Box 704, Susanville, CA 96130
Wilson;rsquo;sHotel: MATT SAYLES. Michigan-raised singer-songwriter releases mostly originals on eclectic 12-track CD.
Knagelbjerg 2, Faaborg DK-5600, Denmark
0209 En Gang Og Altid: HELENE BLUM. Danish singer, with guest on the fiddle, releases 12 Danish traditional folk tracks.
P.O. Box 64665, Virginia Beach, VA 23467
059 Bridge and Tunnel: LINDA DRAPER. NYC-based indie singer-songwriter delivers nine acoustic folk-pop originals and one Rolling Stones cover, with backing.
106 Pinehurst Ave, Suite C63, NY, NY 10033
ShowFolk: RACHEL BAY JONES. Folk singer and guests reinvent 11 musical theater songs.
c/o Kufala Recordings, 5225 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. #705, Los Angeles, CA 90036
03020 Poor Man;rsquo;s Paradise: TED RUSSELL KAMP. Sophomore album from L.A.-based singer-songwriter combines country, Southern-fried rock and soul on 11 original tracks.
The Portland Collection
4405 SW Redondo Ave, Portland, OR 97239
A Beneficial Tradition: 2009: THE PORTLAND MEGABAND. Features 80 musicians of any skill level in an all-volunteer dance orchestra.
80 Knolls Crescent, Apt. 2M, Bronx, NY 10463
A Few More Miles to Go: ANNE PRICE. Sixth album from veteran folk singer, combining trads, contemporary covers and a few originals.
Cricket Lane, Beckenham, Kent BR3 1LW, U.K.
047 Wishful Thinking: HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN. 14-track album from veteran jazz/Western swing musicians introduces drummer Damien Llanes.
P.O. Box 34114, Pensacola, FL 32607
008 Better Times Will Come: DIANA JONES. Old-time singer releases 11-track album, featuring story-telling songs.
17501 W. 98th St., Bldg #28-62, Lenexa, KS 66219
082407 Gael Day: THE ELDERS. Fifth album from 6-piece Celtic rock band features a dozen Irish trad-inspired originals and one Steve Earle cover.
PBM# 128, 330 Franklin Rd., Suite 135A, Brentwood, TN 37027
Life and the Romantic: BRUCE SUDANO. Nashville singer-songwriter releases 10-track acoustic/pop/soul album.
411 Lafayette St., 4th Fl., New York, NY 10003
290 Italia: VARIOUS. 11-track compilation of contemporary Italian singer-songwriters.
411 Lafayette St., 4th Fl., New York, NY 10003
291 European Playground: VARIOUS. 15-track CD from various artists performing contemporary European/family-friendly music.
606 N. Larchmont Blvd., Suite 4D, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Out of the Wilderness: ROBERT BRADLEY;rsquo;S BLACKWATER SURPRISE. Blind singer-songwriter releases 10-track soul/blues disc, with musical backing.
PO Box 135, Pender Island, BC V0N 2M0, Canada
006 The Same Light: LESTER QUITZAU. 8-track album from blues, folk and roots artist.
4307 Nebraska Ave. , Nashville, TN 37209
Gossip, Inspiration and Slander: BRYAN CLARK. 2-CD set, one acoustic and one electric, from Texas native, Nashville-based singer-songwriter/guitarist combines jazz, bluegrass, classical and more.
P.O. Box 577218, Chicago, IL 60657
1003 Chicago Blues: A Living History: BILLY BOY ARNOLD, JOHN PRIMER, BILLY BRANCH and LURRIE BELL. 21-track, 2-CD blues tribute by blues artists and guests.
39 Oxford St., Toronto, ON M5B 1N8, Canada
002 There Will Always Be a Small Time: CORIN RAYMOND. Sophomore album from Canadian singer-songwriter, with guests.
RCA / Legacy
550 Madison Ave., 17th Fl., New York, NY 10022-3211
20111 Naked Willie: WILLIE NELSON. 17 rereleased songs, stripped to their original bare-bones instrumentation from country music star.
dist. by Rykodisc, 30 Irving Place, 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10003-2303
165 Eagle: MAMER. 11-track debut solo album from Chinese alt. country performer features repertoire of songs from China;rsquo;s grasslands region, with special guest Bela Fleck.
P.O. Box 7405, Charlottesville, VA 22906
1826 In God;rsquo;s Time: BARRY SCOTT and SECOND WIND. Debut album from veteran bluegrass singer and guitarist features 14 gospel tracks and special guest Vince Gill.
Red Boot Music
PO Box 941298, Houston, TX 77094
Young and Pretty: ROCKY TIPPIT. 12-track album from East Texas-based singer-songwriter features rock, blues, country, bluegrass and R&B influences.
P.O. Box 4044, 501 W. Lynnhurst Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104
218 Dream City: Essential Recordings Vol 2, 1997-2006: GREG BROWN. Follow-up record to 2003;rsquo;s If I Had Known, includes four live and unreleased tracks and 16 rereleased tracks on two CDs from veteran Americana singer-songwriter.
P.O. Box 57, Cold Spring, NY 10516
0912 The Mapmaker;rsquo;s Daughter: M SHANGHAI STRING BAND. 16 old-time and jugband tracks from 7-piece Brooklyn-based band.
9 Dundas Ave, Torrance G64 4BD, Scotland
002 The Rise and Fall o;rsquo; Charlie: ALAN REID and ROB VAN SANTE. Duo of Battlefield Band member and Dutch guitarist deliver 14-track mix of Jacobite songs and five originals depicting the life of Charles Edward Stuart, with guests.
P.O. Box 95, Ellicott Station, Buffalo, NY 14205
065 Singing Through the Hard Times: A Tribute To Utah Phillips: VARIOUS. 2-disc compilation featuring 39 tracks by various artists, dedicated to Bruce Utah Phillips;rsquo; life and music.
1225 20th Ave #1, San Francisco, CA 94122
And How!: WEATHER PENDING. Debut album from San Francisco based hip-hop and dub trio.
4508 Jinx Ave., Austin, TX 78745
End of Endless False Starts: RAINA ROSE. Ten indie folk originals from Austin-based singer-songwriter.
One Rounder Way, Burlington, MA 01803
0603 Bluegrass & Beyond: BOBBY OSBORNE and THE ROCKY TOP X-PRESS. Mandolinist/vocalist and band release 12 bluegrass, country and gospel tracks.
1 Rounder Way, Burlington, MA 01803-5157
204 Banjo to Beatbox: CATHY FINK and MARCY MARXER. Award-winning children;rsquo;s music duo collaborates with hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon on a project that blends urban music with traditional origins; includes three bonus videos.
Ludwig-Wagner-Str. 31A, Lindewerra D-37318, Germany
1055 Upside Down: AYNSLEY LISTER. English guitarist/singer releases 12 rock/blues originals.
P.O. Box 660040, Arcadia, CA 91066-0040
330 Appalachian Bluegrass Legacy: VARIOUS. 25 classic bluegrass and mountain music recordings from performers such as Hylo Brown, Jim Greer, Mac Wiseman, Red Smiley and others.
RR #2 - 18783 Colleymount Rd., Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0
Where Your Garden Grows: RACHELLE VAN ZANTEN. 10 tracks from Canadian slide guitarist and singer-songwriter featuring blues, folk and Americana influences.
16 Stuyvesant Oval, New York, NY 10009
7441 The Refuge: PAUL SACHS. 12 original tracks from New York City based folk/Americana acoustic fingerstyle guitarist and singer.
P.O. Box 15, Morgantown, WV 26507
003 Sun Dreams: JIM SAVARINO. 13 tracks from Appalachian roots and contemporary folk singer-songwriter with guitar and vocal backing.
4336 Wells St, Weirton, WV 26062
Mountain and Shore: JUDITH AVERS. 13 original tracks from folk/Americana singer-songwriter recorded with a live band.
2064 Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, QC H2X 2J5, Canada
Wooden Arms: PATRICK WATSON. Indie pop artist/composer releases 11-track album, with band.
61 Elm St., Kingston, ON, Canada
Everytime!: SHEESHAM and LOTUS. 13 old-time and stringband trads and two originals from Ontario-based duo, with backing on banjos, fiddle, harmonica and more.
73 Spring St., #607, New York, NY 10012
35 Drip Dryin;rsquo; with The Two Man Gentlemen Band: THE TWO MAN GENTLEMEN BAND. NYC duo presents 10-track Americana album, featuring fun-loving/comedic lyrics.
P.O. Box 8027, Canmore, AB T1W 2T8, Canada
005 Buffalo Street: CORI BREWSTER. 10 country tracks telling stories of early Banff and Alberta, features Irish-style fiddle.
2042-A Armacost Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025
11306 Under the Covers, Volume 2: MATTHEW SWEET and SUSANNA HOFFS. 16 of the duo;rsquo;s favorite songs from the 1970s, including covers from Rod Stewart, the Grateful Dead, John Lennon, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Bread and more; featuring guest guitarist Dhani Harrison.
P.O. Box 106, Whately, MA 01093
Not Far Now: RICHARD SHINDELL. Narrative songwriter releases 12 mostly original tracks.
2315 Browning St., Berkeley, CA 94702
Eastern Wind: ELIYAHU and THE QADIM ENSEMBLE. Jewish and Arabic musicians release 12-track CD, featuring songs of peace.
9 Music Square, South #262, Nashville, TN 37203
90403 Tribal Music Suite: Journey of a Paíute: ARVEL BIRD. Native American violinist combines classical, contemporary, Celtic and traditional Native American influences.
474 Cypress Dr. #A, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Year of the White Rose: SIPO. Debut album from singer-songwriter and indie/alt. rocker features Drew Moss on bass and duel drummers Maz Cuzor and Robi Gonzalez.
13 Bracken Dell, Rayleigh SS68LP, United Kingdom
121219200118 Songs from the Garden: JOHN ALDINGTON. Singer-songwriter/guitarist releases acoustic/folk rock/country 11-track album.
99 Grove St., Ballston Spa, NY 12020
0901 North River, North Woods: DAN BERGGREN, JOHN KIRK and CHRIS SHAW. 17 tracks of traditional and original songs, spoken word, fiddle and banjo; features guests Cedar Stanistreet and Ann Downey.
P.O. Box 906, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Ain;rsquo;t Leavin;rsquo; Your Love: MICHAEL ONEILL. Ten tracks from Americana/country singer-songwriter and his band.
c/o Market Monkeys, PO Box 960351, Boston, MA 02196
014 Classics: SUSAN WERNER. 40 classic 1960s and 1970s pop songs rearranged for string quartet and classical instruments.
2 Farquharson St., Dartmouth, NS B2W 1T3, Canada
Always Changes: KELLY SLOAN. 11 rootsy, folk-pop originals on debut album from Nova Scotia-based singer-songwriter, with backing.
281 Court St., Dedham, MA 02026
Peace on Peabody Hill: TOM SMITH. 9 tracks of family friendly music recorded to raise money for , with backing on banjo, guitar, mandolin ukulele and more.
600 Maryland Ave. SW, Ste. 2001, Washington, DC 20024
40155 American Favorite Ballads: PETE SEEGER. 5-CD set from American folk music icon, available for the first time in its entirety, features tracks from 1957-62.
P.O. Box 3890, South Pasadena, CA 91031
106 Teaspoon at a Time: DAVE KINNOIN. 15 original kid-friendly tracks from singer-songwriter and guests.
P.O. Box 847, Berkeley, CA 94704
701 If I Had a Key to the Dawn: LILY STORM. Mostly traditional love songs from Eastern Europe.
Southwest Musical Arts Foundation
8221 East Garfield #L115, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
04 Broadcasting the Blues: VARIOUS. Live radio performances by Otis Clay, Willie Dixon, Johnny Rawls, Lowell Fulson, Billy Boy Arnold and many more celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Bob Corritore;rsquo;s Phoenix-based blues radio show.
8631 Rainwood Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70810
1054 Great Big Family: TRUCKSTOP HONEYMOON. Vaudeville country duo deliver a baker;rsquo;s dozen of original songs and one cover mixing bluegrass, Mardi Gras mambo, honky tonk and more, with backing on guitars, piano, banjo and mandolin.
12822 Stagecoach Rd., Bumpass, VA 23024
001 Out on Rocky;rsquo;s Run: T. EDWIN DOSS. 14 tracks from Americana/folk/alt. country singer-songwriter.
333 Dickinson St., Philadelphia, PA 19147
112 11 Chances: COURTNEY FAIRCHILD. Texas-born singer-songwriter and band release 11-track rock album.
3310 Mt Vernon Ave #4, Alexandria, VA 22305
XOC: CELESTE STARCHILD. 12-track CD from pop/folk-rock/blues singer-songwriter.
Stefan Grossman;rsquo;s Guitar Workshop
P.O. Box 802, Sparta, NJ 07871
114/5/6 Live at Gerde;rsquo;s Folk City: REV. GARY DAVIS. 3-CD set features 36 tracks from late blues/gospel singer and guitarist, recorded in February 1962 in New York City.
3954 Evanston Ave N., Seattle, WA 98103
We All Have Wings: MICHAEL STERN. 14 songs teaching children to recycle, work out conflicts and get along despite differences; featuring David Lanz, Greg Canote, Doug Bright and Eric Smith.
PO Box 81, Media, PA 19063
1003 Brother to the Wind: CRAIG BICKHARDT. Acclaimed singer-songwriter releases 12-track Americana album, with guests including Janis Ian and John Mock.
Box 861, Edmonton, AB T5J 2L8, Canada
1341 Introducing Sunny and Her Joy Boys: SUNNY and HER JOY BOYS. New England-based singer and band interpret 14 songs from the Great American Songbook.
P.O. Box 40757, Denver, CO 80204
118 Somebody Loves You: AUSTIN LUCAS. 11-song debut album from contemporary Americana artist.
41-05 47th St., Sunnyside, NY 11104
4 Open Your Hearts to the Paradise: The Best of the Woody Guthrie Birthday Bash, New York City 2001-2008: VARIOUS. 17-track collection of live, hootenanny-style performances from 13 artists recorded at annual event honoring folk music icon.
120 31st Ave North, Nashville, TN 37203
4018 Naked With Friends: MAURA O;rsquo;CONNELL. Thirteen a capella tracks from Irish-born singer featuring special guests on vocals only.
100 Cedar St., Ste. B-19, Dobbs Ferry , NY 10522-1022
Let the Bad Times Roll: TOM CHAPIN. 20th album from veteran folk troubadour/singer-songwriter features 13 original tracks.
Superdrag Sound Laboratories / Thirty Tigers
1604 8th Avenue South, 2nd Floor, Nashville, TN 37203
004 Industry Giants: SUPERDRAG. 4-piece band from Knoxville, Tenn., releases 12-track power pop, alternative rock album.
1126 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
517618 Tangled Tales: DAN HICKS and the HOT LICKS. 12-track album from veteran swing musician features eight originals
P.O. Drawer 10, Ville Platte, LA 70586-0010
6211 The Essential Early Cajun Recordings of Austin Pitre and The Evangeline Playboys: AUSTIN PITRE and THE EVANGELINE PLAYBOYS. 24 tracks from Cajun music pioneer and band, featuring rereleased and previously unreleased recordings from 1959.
413 Robinson Dr., Tustin, CA 92782
Let It Roll: SWAY. Ten contemporary country originals on debut album for Southern California-based band.
P.O. Box 1151, Montclaire, NJ 07042
388010 Any Better Time: CHRISTINE SANTELLI. 13 originals from New York-based artist and band, blending blues, soul, country and folk.
P.O. Box 8506, Berkeley, CA 94707
4 Bound to be Mountains: RACHEL GARLIN. Singer-songwriter releases 12-track contemporary folk album.
2967 Hauge, Lomen N-2967, Norway
49 Hekla Stålstrenga: RAGNHILD FUREBOTTEN and TORE BRUVOLL. 11 tracks from Norwegian quintet on guitar, banjo, ukulele, percussion and more.
2000 Tomlynn Street, Richmond, VA 23230
The Essential Peter Stanley: Volume 3: PETER STANLEY, CHRISTOPHER STANLEY, VICTORIA YOUNG, RODNEY BRYAN and JUDITH LANG.. Artists combine on 19 tracks from folk singer who played at Club 47; available on iTunes only.
916 19th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37212
7000 The Connemara Suite: BILL WHELAN. 7-track suite from Grammy-winning composer performed by the Irish Chamber Orchestra mixes classical and traditional styles.
5 Harcourt HS, 111 Belsize Rd, London NW6 4AG, UK
Calcutta Grove: SEAN TAYLOR. Third release from London-based singer-songwriter includes originals, trad arrangements and a Skip James cover.
23307 Commerce Park Rd., Cleveland, OH 44122
83690 Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs: OTIS TAYLOR. Veteran blues singer and multi-instrumentalist presents 12 original love songs played in his signature trance blues sound.
4207 4th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98105
2323 Spirit Love: CLIFF PERRY and LAUREL BLISS. Sophomore album from veteran singers and musicians features 13 traditional bluegrass and old-time duets.
2208 Delcrest Dr., Austin, TX 78704
Trials and Stimulations: JONATHAN TERRELL. Sophomore release from Texas singer-songwriter includes 14 roots originals mixing country and folk influences.
103 Spruce St, Watertown, MA 02472
Gratitude: LLOYD THAYER. 16 instrumental solos for lapstyle guitar from Boston-based dobro player.
555 8th Ave., Ste. 1803, New York, NY 10018
1815 Kimba Fá: EVA AYLLÓN. Afro-Peruvian vocalist releases 17-track disc, featuring a mix of African and Spanish music.
Times Square / Four Quarters
555 8th Ave., Ste. 1803, New York, NY 10018
1813 Eclipse: LURA. Fourth album from Lisbon-born vocalist features 13 tracks blending Portuguese and Cape Verdean influences.
P.O. Box 40100, Nashville, TN 37204
208 Night Flight: DON TOLLE. 10 contemporary originals on sophomore album from Nashville-based singer-songwriter and music industry veteran.
002 Carnival of Colours: DONNACHA TOOMEY. 11 original roots-based songs on debut album from Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist.
50 Stroud Green Rd., London N4 3ES, U.K.
575 Head of Steam: BRASS MONKEY. 10-track disc from 5-piece British band features traditional English narrative songs and ballads.
218 The Colony, Hartsdale, NY 10530
32 Alright Dynamite: KENDAL CARSON. Sophomore album from Canadian-born country/roots fiddler features backing from musicians John Platania, Bryan Owings, Ron Eoff and more.
PO Box 669, Williams Bay, WI 53191
A Person and A Heart: JON TROAST. Wisconsin-based singer-songwriter releases 11-track folk-pop disc.
P.O. Box 8174, Van Nuys, CA 91409-8174
1316 Red Light, Green Light, Go: BRETT PERKINS. Los Angeles native and acoustic singer-songwriter delivers 11 originals with backing.
1890 Fairmount Ave. South, Salem, OR 97302
527 The Man Who Married Music: The Best of Stephen Fearing: STEPHEN FEARING. 15 hand-picked best-of tracks including two brand new releases from Canadian singer-songwriter.
516 The Sicilian Jazz Project: MICHAEL OCCHIPINTI. 9-track jazz album from Toronto composer/guitarist and band.
P.O. Box 236, Orangeburg, NY 10962
The Road to Paradise: WENDY WALL. Contemporary singer-songwriter releases 13-track folk/folk-rock album.
Reynagøta 12, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands FO-100, Denmark
89 E Ghè Pü Temp Che Vitta
: PÌVARITRIO and COMPAGNIA DEL MAGGIO DI FRASSINORO. Italian traditional music trio releases 17-track album featuring music northern Italy, with guests.
2557 Wakefield Ave., Oakland, CA 94606
928 The Old Jawbone: EUPHONIA. California-based quartet presents mixture of old-time songs, American and European fiddle tunes and covers of songs by Gillian Welch, John Hartford and more.
Two High String Band
1809 Stanley Ave, Austin, TX 78745
01 Hot Texas Bluegrass Burrito: TWO HIGH STRING BAND. 12 originals and covers from veteran bluegrass string band.
United for Opportunity
133 W. 25th St., 5th Fl., New York, NY 10001
1017 Gutter Anthems: ENTER THE HAGGIS. Toronto-based Celtic rock quintet releases 15-track album.
25 Juniper Rd., Placitas, NM 87043
001 Ancient Sounds: RAHIM ALHAJ / AMJAD ALI KHAN. 7-track collaboration between Iraqi oud virtuoso and Indian sorod maestro with backing on Middle Eastern and Indian percussion.
P.O. Box 133, Roslindale, MA 02131
1011 Summer to Snowflakes: TERRY KITCHEN. Boston contemporary folk singer-songwriter releases 14-track disc.
800 E. Haley St., Midland, MI 48640
1794 Lovely Distractions: DAN VAILLANCOURT. Folk singer-songwriter merges pop, funk and contemporary styles on 9-track disc.
2700 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 1100, Santa Monica, CA 90404-4066
79852 Nothing Rhymes with Woman: CARBON LEAF. Virginia-based quintet introduces new drummer on third release.
11846 Ventura Blvd., Suite 130, Studio City, CA 91604
066962 Our Little Planet: TISH HINOJOSA. 14th album from Texas singer-songwriter blends traditional bluegrass,contemporary folk and Tex-Mex.
1755 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
12688 Tide: LUCIANA SOUZA. 10-track album from Brazilian-born jazz singer features collaboration with husband Larry Klein and poetry from e.e. cummings.
1755 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
11631 Nobody Left to Crown: RICHIE HAVENS. 13 tracks from legendary folk singer-songwriter, includes cover of The Who;rsquo;s Won;rsquo;t Get Fooled Again.
Vintage Music Concerts
P.O. Box 64, Titusville, NJ 08560
Ragtime, Jazz & Swing Classics: KEN LELEN TRIO. Singer-guitarist performs 10 ragtime, jazz and swing standards on rare guitars, with backing from fiddle and bass.
530 Divisadero St., Ste. 243, San Francisco, CA 94117
Black President: SILA and THE AFROFUNK EXPERIENCE. 11 tracks from San Francisco-based ensemble about the election of the first African-American U.S. president, features combination of Nigerian beats and Western funk.
P.O. Box 83, Glen Ellyn, IL 60138
87 Dusty Road to Beulah Land: DREW NELSON. 10 tracks from singer-songwriter, band and guests tell stories of the human experience.
Fort William, Ardgour PH33 7AB, Scotland
Òran Ùr do Mhuile: ALASDAIR WHYTE and KRISTY MACKINNON. Duo from the Isle of Mull sing nine Scottish, contemporary tracks in Gaelic, with musical guests.
58 Pirates Lane, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6R1, Canada
021245 Double Vision: DAVID ESSIG and RICK SCOTT. Veteran Canadian roots music and singer-songwriter duo deliver 12 original songs with backing on guitar, dulcimer, violin and upright bass.
1436 Altamont Ave., PMB 282, Schenectady, NY 12303
Lake George Musical Portrait: TEDD BROWNE. Digitally remastered release of 1964 album from African American folk singer features a dozen songs portraying the history and life of the Adirondacks region.
P.O. Box 120157, Nashville, TN 37212
Sew Your Heart With Wires: ROD PICOTT and AMANDA SHIRES. 10 American ballads from veteran acoustic guitarist and fiddle player/vocalist.
804 Rock Creek Dr., Austin, TX 78746
001 When I Let Go: PAUL WESLEY. Texas-based singer-songwriter releases debut album featuring 12 ballads and up-tempo gospel/rock tracks.
Whaling City Sound
1178 Tucker Rd., North Dartmouth, MA 02747
041 Under the Bones of the Great Blue Whale: SARAH BROOKS and GRACEFUL SOUL. Jazz artist and band release 11-track pop/rock/soul/R&B album featuring classics like Etta James;rsquo; At Last.
What Are Records?
2401 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304
Open Hand: DAVID WILCOX. 12-track disc about hope from acoustic/folk singer-songwriter.
May Cottage, Fullerton Road, Wherwell, Hampshire, SP11 7JS, U.K.
360 The Navvy;rsquo;s Wife: MICK RYAN. 2-CD recording of musical drama that tells the story of the people who built Britain;rsquo;s canals, railways and roads.
2000 NE 42nd Ave. 243, Portland, OR 97213
Americana Music: Heart of the People: LARRY WILDER. Portland-based artist and guests release second edition of 2-disc set featuring 36 Americana tracks.
P.O. Box 1296, New York, NY 10025
1313 Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins: JUDY COLLINS. Album focusing on Collins as songwriter, featuring fifteen of the folksinger;rsquo;s originals performed by Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen, Dar Williams, Rufus Wainwright and many others.
May Cottage, Fullerton Road, Wherwell, Hampshire SP11 7JS, U.K.
362 Cold Fen: MARY HUMPHREYS and ANAHATA. Folk duo;rsquo;s fourth album, and second devoted to songs from East Anglia.
Wine and Nut
1781 Spyglass Dr. #196, Austin, TX 78746
Wilson St: CHARLIE FAYE. Debut album from folk-pop singer-songwriter.
Postfach 1945, Osnabrück D-49009, Germany
9064 In Touch with Brazil: MARTIN MÜLLER. Guitarist and guests release 18 tracks featuring Euro-Brazilian music.
P.O. Box 815, York, ME 03909-0815
121 Blues and Branches: HARVEY REID. Singer-songwriter releases 16-track blues and Americana album.
World Music Network
6 Abbeville Mews, 88 Clapham Park Road, London SW4 7BX, U.K.
1218 The Rough Guide to Afrobeat Revival: VARIOUS. Compilation features ten tracks from next generation of Afrobeat performers; includes bonus source CD, Kokolo;rsquo;s More Consideration.
The Drive, Tyrrells Wood, Leatherhead KT22 8QW, U.K.
238 Alkohol: GORAN BREGOVIC. Modern Balkan composer releases 13-track disc blending gypsy brass band music, traditional percussion and contemporary rock sounds; with guests.
1910 Madison Avenue #671, Memphis, TN 38104
1642 Bridges: MARY FLOWER. Acoustic folk/blues singer/guitarist releases 14-track album, with guests.
Yellow Green Productions
P.O. Box 691196, West Hollywood, CA 90069
BB7 Brasil Brazil 3: BRASIL BRAZIL. Third collaboration from vocal duo of Sonia Santos and Ana Gazzola perform 11 tracks combing Brazilian, African, Latin and jazz influences, with backing.
3533 Sweetbay Circle, Fayetteville, NC 28311
075 Pine To Pine: BIG MEDICINE. A 15-track collection of largely traditional string band music from N.C.-based quartet.
74 Lansdowne Ave., Toronto, ON M6K 2V9
Back Home: DARIN YORSTON. Debut album from Toronto-based singer-songwriter includes 15 original songs blending country, folk, blues and bluegrass.
Zen Boy & Karma Girl
PO Box 140, South Pasadina, CA 91031
Earth vs. Zen Boy and Karma Girl: ZEN BOY and KARMA GIRL. Duo releases gentle folk music on 7-track EP.
P.O. Box 6, Virginville, PA 19564
087 Believe it or Not: FROG HOLLER. Six-piece band from Berks County, PA, releases 10 bluegrass tracks celebrating Pennsylvania Dutch culture.
1 Rounder Way, Burlington, MA 01803-5157
Inland Territory: VIENNA TENG. Fourth album from singer-songwriter and pianist features a variety of instrumental backing, ranging from orchestral percussion and strings to found-object loops.
431 Saw Mill River Road, Millwood, NY 10546
200904 Rufus Huff: RUFUS HUFF. Glasgow, Kentucky-based blues/rock quartet releases 12-track CD, with backing on guitar, bass, drums and percussion.
P.O. Box 54743, Atlanta, GA 30308
13 take Me to the Water: Immersion Baptism in Vintage Music and Photography 1980-1950: LUC SANTE and JIM LINDERMAN. Features 75 historic sepia-tone baptism photographs and a historical essay from Luc Sante; includes 25-track audio CD of baptism-related songs and sermons featuring Washington Phillips, the Carter Family and more.
1505 Tredegar Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228
057 Bricolage: OHO. 20-track CD and 12-track DVD from Baltimore-based folk-pop prog duo.
P.O. Box 200, Lexington, KY 40588
10017 Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau: MICHAEL JOHNATHON, Writer/Producer. Folksinger writes and produces original story about Henry David Thoreau;rsquo;s final days at Walden Pond on DVD and 12-track CD.
3400 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505-4614
517640 Love and Hope and Sex and Dreams: BODEANS. Rock duo releases re-mastered version of original album, with bonus material, and DVD featuring an unreleased 1985 performance.
Secret Mountain, The
3816 Royal Ave., Montréal, PQ H4A 2M2, Canada
My Name is Chicken Joe: TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA. Grammy-nominated duo presents 11 previously released kid-friendly tracks to accompany storybook with illustrations by Stéphane Jorisch.
600 Maryland Ave. SW, Ste. 2001, Washington, DC 20024
40550 Son de Mi Tierra: SON DE MADERA. 11 popular Mexican regional music tracks and 40-page booklet featuring bilingual notes and photographs of string-driven quartet.
PO Box 1302, Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Live from the Mable Barnes Ampitheatre: MONTANA SKIES. Duo on cello and guitar releases 14-track CD/DVD featuring covers and originals.
3705 Arctic #1551, Anchorage, AK 99503
D is for Dog Team: KEN WALDMAN. First book/CD for children from Alaskan fiddler and poet combines Appalachian-style string band music and Alaskan poetry; associated book features 52 alphabetic poems for kids.
10341 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530
204 The New Lost City Ramblers in Always Been a Rambler: YASHA AGINSKY. 58 minute DVD of 1960s folk musicians includes rare footage, photos, music and interviews; bonus footage includes 24 minutes of a rare 1969 color film, plus 1959 footage with Tom Paley.
dist. Sony, 550 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022
88697405039 Live in London: LEONARD COHEN. DVD of singer-songwriter/guitarist;rsquo;s entire performance at the O2 Arena in London on July 17th, 2008.
4121 N. Rockwell, Chicago, IL 60618
1800 It Ain;rsquo;t Over!: Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues: VARIOUS. 79 minutes of live recording in Chicago on March 7, 2008 features performances from veteran blues musicians featuring Shirley Johnson, Eddie Shaw and more.
P.O. Box 340, Woodstock, NY 12498
FL21 Learn to Play Blues Guitar with a Flatpick: ADAM TRAUM. 110 minute video teaches how to use a flatpick on a steel-string acoustic guitar.
2042-A Armacost Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025
11327 Paul Simon and Friends: PAUL SIMON. 110 min. DVD features live performances from Alison Krauss, Lyle Lovett, Art Garfunkel, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, James Taylor and many more honoring Paul Simon as first recipient of Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
Stefan Grossman;rsquo;s Guitar Workshop
P.O. Box 802, Sparta, NJ 07871
985/6 Pickin;rsquo; Like Chet: Chet Atkins;rsquo; Vintage Classics, Vol. 1: PAT KIRTLEY. 173 minutes on two DVDs of classic Chet Atkins;rsquo; fingerstyle songs taught note-by-note in split-screen format; includes music booklet.
POB 2230, Marburg D 35010, L Germany
68364 Legends of the Americana Folk Blues Festivals, Vol. 3: VARIOUS. DVD features various artists at the Lippmann and Rau Festivals from 1965-1969.