Welcome to the "online" edition of "Publication Noted." Here you can find an annotated listing for all the releases submitted to Sing Out! from June thru October 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 (June thru Oct. '09)
3406-A Willow Springs, Austin, TX 78704
THE FIDDLE HANDBOOK by Chris Haigh. 2009, ISBN: 978-0-87930-978-7, cloth $29.99, 304pp., 9 x 11, Table of contents, intro, bibliography, discography, appendix, index. Fiddler presents book on history of fiddle, including biographies of fiddlers, fiddle’s role in different genres of music and musical examples in each style; with two CDs of exercises and performances.
600 Harrison St., San Francisco, CA 94107
CONFESSIONS OF A RECORD PRODUCER: HOW TO SURVIVE THE SCAMS AND SHAMS OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS by Moses Avalon. 2009, ISBN: 978-0-87930-948-0 , pbk $24.99, 346pp., 9 x 7, Appendix, index, bonus CD-ROM. Record producer reveals all of the scams and shams of the music industry, includes bonus CD-ROM with PDF charts on the money flow of the industry.
Chicken Soup for the Soul
P.O. Box 700, Cos Cob, CT 06807
CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Jo-Ann Geffen. 2009, ISBN: 978-1-935096-40-5, pbk $14.95, 427pp., 6 x 8.5, Foreword, index. Detailed story behind popular songs from Kanye West, Richie Sambora, John Legend, Jewel, Jerry Cantrell and many more.
11 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142
ALWAYS BEEN THERE: ROSANNE CASH, THE LIST, AND THE SPIRIT OF SOUTHERN MUSIC by Michael Streissguth. 2009, ISBN: 978-0-306-81852-3, pbk $24, 213pp., 6 x 9, Contents, notes, bibliography, photo credits, index. Details the background and creation of Rosanne Cash’s latest album, illustrated with 60 photos.
P.O. Box 7906, Chandler, AZ 85246
FOR BABY (FOR BOBBIE) by John Denver. 2009, ISBN: 978-1584691211, cloth $19.95, 36pp., 10 x 11. Fifth book from John Denver & Kids picture book series, adapted from For Baby (For Bobbie) and illustrated by Janeen Mason; CD is included.
2120 Queen St. E., Suite 200, Toronto, ON M4E 1E2, Canada
CHICAGO FOLK: IMAGES OF THE SIXTIES MUSIC SCENE by Ronald D. Cohen, Bob Riesman and Raeburn Flerlage. 2009, ISBN: 978-1-55022-873-1, pbk $22.95, 208pp., 8 x 10, Intro, index. Posthumous compilation of 150 previously unpublished photographs of 1960s folk revival figures from preeminent blues photographer.
WHISPERING PINES: THE NORTHERN ROOTS OF AMERICAN MUSIC ... FROM HANK SNOW TO THE BAND by Jason Schneider. 2009, ISBN: 978-1-55022-874-8 , cloth $28.95, 300pp., 9 x 6, Discography, bibliography. A history of Canada’s songwriting from the 1930s to the 1970s, includes chapters on The Band, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and more.
1210 Innovation Dr., Winona, MN 55987
THE CRAFT OF CHRISTIAN SONGWRITING by Robert Sterling. 2009, ISBN: 978-1-4234-6339-9, pbk $24.99, 199pp., 11 x 8, Exercises, references, index. A step-by-step guide on writing Christian songs, features tips for all genres of music and includes lessons for everything from syntax and avoiding clichés to harmony and rhythm.
P.O. Box 340, Woodstock, NY 12498
SINGING IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN TRADITION, VOL. 2: BUILDING A VOCAL COMMUNITY by Ysaye M. Barnwell. 2009, ISBN: 1-978-59773-276-5, spiral $39.95, 49pp., 9 x 11, Bibliography. Instructional booklet features history and transcriptions of 17 trad songs from African American culture, includes four CDs.
THE CROW: NEW SONGS FOR THE FIVE-STRING BANJO by Steve Martin. 2009, ISBN: 978-1-59773-277-2, pbk $19.95, 42pp., 9 x 12, Table of contents, introduction, notes. Instructional booklet featuring songs for the 5-string banjo from Martin’s album of the same name, with tablature transcribed by Tony Trischka.
4 Industrial Dr., Pacific, MO 63069-3611
A CELTIC FAIR by Maggie Sansone. 2009, ISBN: 978-078664994-5, pbk $19.99, 59pp., 9 x 12, Index. 39 Celtic and Renaissance songs tabbed out for the hammered dulcimer, bonus CD includes 12 featured songs performed.
HANDY WITH THE STICK by Brendan Taaffe. 2009, ISBN: 978-078668067-2, pbk $14.99, 60pp., 9 x 12, Introduction, table of contents. A collection of interviews of well-known Irish trad fiddlers, featuring Tommy Peoples, Siobhan Peoples, Paddy Glackin, Séan Ryan and more, accompanied by transcriptions of fiddle tunes.
1145 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036
CHILDREN’S SONGS FROM AFGHANISTAN by Louise M. Pascale. 2008, ISBN: 978-1-4263-0454-5, cloth $17.95, 32pp., 11 x 8, Introduction, transliteration, map. 16 Afghani children’s songs, includes sheet music, English translation and transliteration for each song, and a CD with all tracks.
387 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016
CANYON OF DREAMS: THE MAGIC AND THE MUSIC OF LAUREL CANYON by Harvey Kubernik. 2009, ISBN: 978-1-4027-6589-6, cloth $29.95, 384pp., 9.5 x 12, Table of contents, foreword, acknowledgments, photo credits, index. Los Angeles-based veteran music journalist presents the musical history and legacy of Laurel Canyon through multiple interviews and more than 350 photos, album covers, home photos, ticket stubs and original flier artwork.
University of Illinois Press
1325 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820
LIFE FLOWS ON IN ENDLESS SONG: FOLK SONGS AND AMERICAN HISTORY by Robert V. Wells. 2009, ISBN: 978-0-252-03455-8, pbk $25, 272pp., 6 x 9, Index, bibliography, discography. An in-depth exploration of the American folk song and how it has framed the American experience; the analysis spans four centuries of American history, including modern folk legends such as Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly.
KING OF THE QUEEN CITY: THE STORY OF THE KING RECORDS by John Hartly Fox. 2009, ISBN: 978-0-252-03468-8, cloth $29.95, 280pp., 6 x 10, Foreword, preface, notes, bibliography, index. History of King Records, an influential independent record label in Cincinnati in the 1940s, which was interested in blues, R&B, rockabilly, bluegrass, western swing and country; includes 23 photographs and foreword by singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Alvin.
I HEAR A VOICE CALLING: A BLUEGRASS MEMOIR by Gene Lowinger. 2009, ISBN: 978-0-252-07663-3, pbk $19.95, 144pp., 6 x 9, Introduction, index. Bluegrass fiddler and former Bill Monroe bandmate combines an autobiographical account of his involvement with bluegrass music with photographs of Monroe in his final years.
University Press of Mississippi
3825 Ridgewood Rd., Jackson, MS 39211-6492
EDDY ARNOLD: PIONEER OF THE NASHVILLE SOUND by Michael Streissguth. 2009, ISBN: 978-1-60473-269-6, pbk $25, 302pp., 9 x 6, Sessionography, bibliography, index. Biographical look at the life of Eddy Arnold, includes 54 photographs and a comprehensive discography and sessionography.
1301 Gilpin Ave, 2E, Wilmington, DE 19806
001 Kyle Swartzwelder: KYLE SWARTZWELDER. Debut album from Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter features eight originals.
2nd Story Sound
32 Court St., Ste. 1600, Brooklyn, NY 11201
161003 High, Wide and Handsome: Selections from The Charlie Poole Project: LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III. 30 tracks on two discs commemorating the life and songs of Charlie Poole, includes nine Wainwright originals penned about Poole.
1604 8th Ave. South, 2nd Fl., Nashville, TN 37216
Clear Glass Jar: JUDITH EDELMAN. Fourth album from acoustic/classical/bluegrass/Americana guitarist and pianist.
c/o Savoy Label Group, 1316 3rd Street Promenade Ste 111, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1324
17773 The Village: A Celebration of the Music of Greenwich Village: VARIOUS. 13-track compilation of covers and trad songs that pay homage to the center of the 1960s folk scene, including musical tributes to Bob Dylan, Tim Buckley, The Lovin’ Spoonfuls and more.
17776 What Love Can Do: VARIOUS. 15 remakes of classic love songs from veteran musicians, features Brian Wilson, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton and more.
P.O. Box 222436, Carmel, CA 93922
Walter Rose: WALTER ROSE. Five-track debut EP from folk-country singer-songwriter.
A Private Label
Providence Place, Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire HX6 1BA, U.K.
12 In Port: KIMBER’S MEN. Live double CD from British sea song quintet.
Rajamäentie 167, Kantele 07565, Finland
10 Uusikuu: BRELO. Third album from Finnish kantele ensemble that blends new compositions with traditional songs and arrangements.
11 Trepanation: TREPAANIT. Sophomore album from Finnish folk quartet, features Tuvan, Irish, Karelian and Ostrobothnian instruments.
12 Polka Chicks: POLKA CHICKS. Debut album from Finnish folk trio drawing influence from Finnish traditional polkas.
13 Maammo: HIITE. Debut album from archaic music ensemble combines Karelian and Siberian influences.
6 Rue des Mariniers, 77360 Vaires-sur-Marne, France
001 Origine Orients: ABAJI. Lebanese-born multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter presents 14 tracks of trans-Mediterranean blues and roots music.
42-50 Steele Rd., London NW10 7AS, U.K.
1215 Toast of the Coast: 1950s R&B From Dolphin’s of Hollywood, Vol. 2: VARIOUS. 24 compiled tracks from various 1950s r&b artists, including Memphis Slim, Peppermint Harris, Jimmy Witherspoon and many more.
317 Go Go Power: The Complete Chess Singles 1961-66: SUGAR PIE DeSANTO. 24-track compilation from soul-blues singer-songwriter, including three duets with Etta James.
Wollinerstraße 15, Berlin 10435, Germany
Kite: MICHEL ACKERMANN. Berlin-born singer-songwriter presents 4-song EP debut blending trad and contemporary piano sounds, with backing.
Postfach 1945, Osnabrück D-49009, Germany
1414 Planet Kalkan: KALKAN. Turkish-German duo presents 12-track album, with a cover of Led Zeppelin’s No Quarter, influenced by world music, ancient Turkish melodies, jazz, film music and more.
1418 Summer Breeze: PETER AUTSCHBACH. German jazz guitarist delivers 18 original and cover songs and tunes of trad European jazz, Latin swing and American fusion, featuring Italian singer Laura Perilli.
1421 Around the Corner in 80 Minutes: IAN MELROSE. Scottish acoustic guitarist delivers 16 tracks blending Celtic, African, Nordic folk, Indian and Oriental sounds, with backing.
1422 How We Became Americans: CLAUS BOESSER-FERRARI feat. FRED FRITH/MARC RIBOT. 19 tracks on guitar blending kitsch Western, trash folk and classical sounds.
1423 Girl Meets Guitar: ADAM and SABINE. Debut 15-track collaboration from vocalist and roots/jazz guitarist, with covers of Paul Simon’s 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover, Bill Wither’s Ain’t No Sunshine and more.
1424 Collection: BEPPE GAMBETTA. Italian guitarist, composer and singer delivers 14 tracks blending Mediterranean trad with American roots on solo album.
1426 Viaje Español: MARTIN HEGEL. 16 tracks on debut solo album from classical guitarist.
1427 The Rag Trade: STEVE HICKS. British guitarist presents 13 tracks mixing ragtime, blues, jazz and trads, includes covers of Henry Lodge’s Temptation Rag and Fats Waller’s Alligator Crawl.
218 South West Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Before You’re Gone: CAMELA WIDAD KRAEMER. Guitarist and singer-songwriter’s fifth album presents 13 original tracks combining folk, rock, rhythm and mystic sounds, with backing.
P.O. Box 60234, Chicago, IL 60660
4931 Hard Believer: TOMMY CASTRO. 12th album from roots guitarist features six originals and a few covers, including Bob Dylan’s Gotta Serve Somebody.
4932 Speak No Evil: TINSLEY ELLIS. Atlanta-born singer-songwriter’s 12th album features a dozen original songs blending roadhouse blues and southern rock.
4631 N. Harding Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
004 Balloons: JEFFREY ALTERGOTT. Fifth album from Chicago-based guitarist blending rock, folk and jazz styles.
c/o Epitaph, 2798 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
87041 Haih ...: OS MUTANTES. Brazilian 8-piece band presents first new album in three decades with 13 mainly original songs of Tropicalia sounds, with backing from Tom Ze, Gabriel Levy and Rafael Godoy.
P.O. Box 156, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Untold: JOHN McCUTCHEON. Veteran folk singer-songwriter’s 33rd album features two CDs, one recorded live at 2008’s National Storytelling Festival.
Gemeeteplein 7, 1730 Asse, Belgium
1316 No. 2: EMBRUN. 12 dance music tracks from Belgian quintet.
1317 Hot Griselda: HOT GRISELDA. Debut album from Dutch multi-instrumentalists.
1318 Le Ciel Est Au Bout: LUPA LUNA. 12 tracks from trio combining accordion, bass, percussion, mandolin, fiddle and more.
1319 Astragu (Winter Traditions): GRIFF TRIO. Trio presents 15 tracks blending bagpipes, whistles and Uileann pipes.
P.O. Box 2593, West Chester, PA 19380
1118 Live in ’65: PETE SEEGER. 2-CD recording of live concert at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Music Hall in Feb. 1965.
1119 Point of View: ANNE HILLS. Pa.-based singer and guitarist delivers 13 tracks of mainly original songs on eighth solo album; incl. backing from Scott Petito, Eugene Friesen, Cindy Mangsen, Priscilla Herdman and others.
P.O. Box 111, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4FZ, U.K.
2231 Calypso: Back to Mi Home: KING SELEWA and HIS CALYPSONIANS. Singer-songwriter and his seven backers present acoustic calypsonian sophomore album.
2232 Irish Folk: Adieu to Old Ireland: HOUSE DEVILS. 5-piece band performs 15 tracks of traditional Irish songs and tunes.
2233 Sounds of the African Mbira: TINASHE CHIDANYIKA. 12 tracks featuring trad Zimbabwean music with percussion backing.
2242 Classical Egyptian Bellydance: Ruby: HOSSAM RAMZY and OSSAMA EL HENDY. Duo returns with part two of Ruby series, mixing trad and contemporary Egyptian dance compositions.
2243 Voices of Southern Africa, Vol. 2: INSINGIZI. 14 tracks on trio’s sophomore album featuring trad and contemporary Imbube music.
2244 Celtic Love Songs: GOLDEN BOUGH. 13 tracks of acoustic traditional pan-Celtic folk songs.
2245 Percussion and Songs from Mali: NAHINI DOUMBIA and LES ESPOIRS DU MALI. 11-piece band presents 12 tracks of original compositions combining contemporary and traditional West African sounds.
2246 Folklore de Bolivia: LOS RUPAY. 17 tracks of panpipe music using traditional Bolivian instruments, featuring Lucho Cavour.
2247 Traditional Gypsy Flamenco: LOS ALHAMA / ANDRÉS FERNÁNDEZ AMADOR. A collection of traditional flamenco inspired by Indian, Jewish, Byzantine and Arabic music.
2249 African Hymns: MARA LOUW and THE AFRICAN METHODIST CHOIR. 17 tracks sung a capella from South African Methodist Choir.
2250 Marrabenta: VARIOUS. 11-track collaboration featuring Marrabenta and Yinguica sounds from Mozambique.
2252 Best of Tango Argentino: VARIOUS. 15-track collection of tango music from various Argentinean ensembles.
10341 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530
367 Ballads and Corridos (1949-1975): VARIOUS. 22 narrative ballads from the Texas-Mexico border recorded between 1949 and 1975.
454/455 Folk Music of Austria: VARIOUS. 61 uncensored Austrian folk songs recorded between 1967 and 1998; includes 52-page booklet in German and English.
538 Stripped Down: THE MAGNOLIA SISTERS. 16 Cajun songs from Louisiana-based all-female quintet.
12 W. 87th St., New York, NY 10025
0082 The Telephone Game: KATE SCHUTT. Self-produced second full-length album from Pennsylvania-born guitarist and singer-songwriter.
Ackerstrasse 14/15, Berlin D-10115, Germany
2509 Ghetto Blasters: MAHALA RAI BANDA. 13-piece band presents second album of 13 songs and tunes blending Romanian trad, oriental pop, rumba catalan, reggae and Roma pop.
2609 Opa Hey!: KOTTARASHKY. Debut album features 12 tracks blending together Balkan field recordings, classic jazz, blues, psychedelic, club and Gypsy sounds.
275 Central Park West 8D, New York, NY 10024
Cabinet of Curiosities: THE LOOKING. 11 tracks that mix Eastern European sounds, pop vibes and country influences from Indian-born singer-songwriter.
200 Cherry St., Morgantown, WV 26501
Still Moving Mountains: The Journey Home: VARIOUS. 18 tracks combining interviews with those impacted by mountaintop removal and local and well-known artists; features Kathy Mattea, Del McCoury, Blue Highway and more.
P.O. Box 5441, Takoma Park, MD 20913-5441
0903 I Love You Honey: BLUE MOON GOWGIRLS. 7 tracks from Maryland-based 4-piece band influenced by traditional country, bluegrass, old-time, Gospel, swing, and honky tonk.
16043 SW Kimball Ave., Lake Oswego, OR 97035
1001 Alchemy of Soul: JACOB MERLIN. Trumpet player presents 11 tracks blending old-school funk, soul, rock, jazz and Gospel sounds.
1551 SE 51st St, Gainesville, FL 32641
Banana Bedtime: SHANA BANANA. 20 tracks from singer-songwriter designed to help rowdy children get into a routine at bedtime.
280 Rector Pl, #86, New York, NY 10280
Twelve Tunes for Two Banjos: PETER K. SIEGAL and ELI SMITH. 12 tracks primarily featuring the 5-string banjo, as well as 4- and 6-string banjos, playing dance tunes, ballads, blues and instrumentals.
193 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215
0023 Taketron: SLAVIC SOUL PARTY!. Fifth album from NYC-based Balkan fusion brass ensemble mixes Eastern European sounds with funk, Gospel, jazz and electronic music.
P.O. Box 22546, Seattle, WA 98122
91 True Devotion: ROCKY VOTOLATO. 10 tracks from Texas-born singer-songwriter.
Grenzweg 1, Holste-Oldendorf 27729, Germany
16926 Rocks: AMOS MILBURN. 31 remastered tracks from veteran pianist’s 1946-1994 career.
16937 Red Hot: The Sun Years, Plus: BILLY THE KID EMERSON. 33 remastered tracks from the veteran blues musician’s Sun Records years, 1954-1982.
16956 Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: Country and Western Hit Parade 1951: VARIOUS. Various country songs from 1951 including both the big hits and the classic performances that became influential in later years.
16957 Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: Country and Western Hit Parade 1952: VARIOUS. Various country songs from 1952 including both the big hits and the classic performances that became influential in later years.
16958 Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: Country and Western Hit Parade 1953: VARIOUS. Various country songs from 1953 including both the big hits and the classic performances that became influential in later years.
16959 Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: Country and Western Hit Parade 1954: VARIOUS. Various country songs from 1954 including both the big hits and the classic performances that became influential in later years.
16960 Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: Country and Western Hit Parade 1955: VARIOUS. Various country songs from 1955 including both the big hits and the classic performances that became influential in later years.
16979 Taking Care of Business: FREDDIE KING. 7-disc collection of veteran blues guitarist’s songs from 1956-1973, includes 104-page hardcover book.
P.O. Box 1039, Oxford OX1 4UA, U.K.
54 Love’s Holyday: THE OXFORD WAITS. 27 tracks from English costume band features 17th Century songs and ballads.
P.O. Box 2136, Station Main, Vancouver, BC V6B 3T8, Canada
002 Six Shooter: THE DUSTIN BENTALL OUTFIT. 11 originals from Canadian country singer-songwriter and backing band.
1341 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77008
0003 Build a Bridge: GEORGE ENSLE. Texan guitarist and singer-songwriter presents 10 mainly original folk tracks, with backing.
Betty and The Baby Boomers
2363 Salt Point Turnpilke, Clinton Corners, NY 12514
404 Where the Heron Waits: BETTY and THE BABY BOOMERS. Fourth album from Hudson Valley quartet features three and four part harmonies, and four songs performed a capella.
Black & Tan
P.O. Box 10168, Apeldoorn 7301 GD , The Netherlands
034 Ain’t Gotta Dime: BOO BOO DAVIS. St. Louis-based singer returns with 15 tracks of Mississippi blues, with Jan Mittendorp on guitar and John Gerritse on drums.
Box 95105, Kingsgate RPO, Vancouver, BC V5T 4T8, Canada
0055 Things About Comin’ My Way: A Tribute to the Music of the Mississippi Sheiks: VARIOUS. 17 tracks performed by various blues and roots artists paying tribute to the music of the Mississippi Sheiks, including John Hammond, Bruce Cockburn, Geoff Muldaur and the Texas Sheiks and more.
0057 Queen’s Hotel: JOHN WORT HANNAM. Fourth album from Canadian singer-songwriter features 11 tracks of authentic Canadian folk/roots music.
Black Shuck / Vizztone
815 Office Park Rd., Suite 9, West Des Moines, IA 50265
001 Born Lover: BIG BILL MORGANFIELD. Blues singer and guitarist presents 12 tracks, with backing on drums, bass, keyboards and more.
Blender Logic Creative Arts
P.O. Box 556, Dixon, CA 95620
Foakee: JOE CRAVEN and SAM BEVAN. 13 tracks of Gospel, blues, world, hip hop and jazz influences combined with sound loops, mouth beats, foreign objects and conventional string instruments.
P.O. Box 2344, San Francisco, CA 94126
8010 The Essential Coco Montoya: COCO MONTOYA. 12-track collection selected from electric blues guitarist’s initial solo recordings in the mid-90s.
3039 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60618
159 São Paulo: DEADSTRING BROTHERS. 10 tracks of classic rock on third album from Detroit band with blues and country influences.
166 Somewhere Gone: EXENE CERVENKA. 14 folk and country tracks from guitarist/singer-songwriter and lead singer of 1970s punk band X.
25-23 31st Ave. #B31, Astoria, NY 11106
20092901 Broken Cookies: ANNIE DINERMAN. Sophomore album from contemporary folk singer-songwriter.
Box 3844, Boynton Beach, FL 33424
101 After the War: ROD MacDONALD. 16 song collection spanning veteran singer-songwriter’s 35-year career, enhanced CD includes bios, photos and full lyrics.
500 Main St, Clinton, MA 01510
002 Heavens: BIRDSONG AT MORNING. Second album in a four-part series from acoustic ensemble includes five originals and a cover of the Rolling Stones’ Moonlight Mile.
1205 A Holly St., Austin, TX 78702
Move In: THE BLUE HIT. Debut album from Austin-based indie-rock trio features piano, guitars and cello as the only backing.
Blue Rock Artists
P.O. Box 619, Wimberley, TX 78676
1010 Wishing Sky: BILLY CROCKETT. Austin-based singer-songwriter and guitarist presents 13 original Americana songs.
P.O. Box 352, Phoenix, AZ 85001
106 Lucky to be Living: DAVE RILEY and BOB CORRITORE. Sophomore album from Mississippi-style blues duo.
BlueMax / Vizztone
815 Office Park Rd., Suite 9, West Des Moines, IA 50265
002 You Got To Move: DAVID MAXWELL and LOUISIANA RED. 9-tracks of Chicago blues on debut collaboration from slide guitar and piano duo.
569 Hayes St., Ste. 1, San Francisco, CA 94102
Looking for a Party: LONG JOHN HUNTER. Louisiana-born guitarist presents 11 tracks of Texas blues.
69 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011
Every Day Is a Holiday: MARY McBRIDE. Holiday album features mix of original, trad and cover songs, including Louis Armstrong’s Cool Yule and Patty Griffin’s Oh Heavenly Day.
290 Shuter Street, Toronto, ON M5A 1W7, Canada
0601 Camino: OLIVER SCHROER. 20 original tunes written and played by fiddler/composer in various churches and cathedrals along the Camino de Santiago.
195 True Love Don’t Weep: JAMES HILL and ANNE DAVISON. Debut collaboration from ukulele player and cellist combining old-time, folk, Gospel and blues influences.
196 The Gauntlet: NATHAN ROGERS. 12 tracks from Canadian folk singer-songwriter.
197 Postcards: BEYOND THE PALE. Toronto-based acoustic group blends North American influences with East European roots music.
198 House Of Cards: JAMES KEELAGHAN. Veteran Canadian singer-songwriter presents 10-track album of folk and roots sounds.
199 La Part Du Feu: LE VENT DU NORD. 13 original and trad songs and tunes from Québec quartet.
Torggatan 4B, Saltsjöbaden S-133 31, Sweden
02 Blues and Joys: SIVERT BRAMSTEDT. 14-track collection of mostly acoustic blues covers from Swedish singer/guitarist with backing on harmonica, guitars, mandolin and fiddle.
34 Cook St., Wesborough, MA 01581
American Dream: SONIC BRIDGE. Debut album from Boston-based singer-songwriter features 15 tracks blending rock, country, Celtic and jazz.
Broke and Hungry
5327 Nottingham Ave., St. Louis, MO 63109
003 M is for Mississippi: More Music from the Motion Picture: VARIOUS. Second soundtrack to award-winning film features 12 tracks, including traditionals and originals, from various musicians that showcase the birthplace of the blues.
13006 His Father’s Son: PAT THOMAS. 12 tracks of traditional Delta blues, with guest Lee Williams on drums on five tracks.
13007 Ain’t It Lonesome: JIMMY DUCK HOLMES. Rural Mississippi blues guitarist presents fourth album of mainly original songs.
Unit 1, 2a Fairbridge Rd., London N19 3HZ, UK
04 Dog House Music: SEASICK STEVE. 13 tracks from blues guitarist feature custom built instruments such as a three-stringed guitar and a one-stringed diddley bow.
PO Box 164, Owl’s Head, NY 12969
23112003 Moth Nor Rust: JON BROOKS. Third album from Canadian singer-songwriter, written and performed entirely solo.
313 Prichard St., Ashland, KY 41102
3081 Keepers: KIM JOHNSON. OId-time clawhammer banjo player presents 19 tracks of trad West Virginia music featuring Tracy Schwarz, Rob McNurlin, Karen Byington, John Lilly, Linda McCumbers and more.
1325 Bachelor Mountain Rd., Grant, MT 59725
0702 Riding the Red Ball: THE ARIVADA RAMBLERS. 17 traditional folk songs from duo of Jim Griffith and Meghan Merker, features guest Dobro Dick Dillof.
P.O. Box 236, Ukiah, CA 95482
0009 We Came to Sing!: HOLLY NEAR with EMMA’S REVOLUTION. 11 tracks of folk-rock with activist themes.
1770 Belmar Blvd., Wall, NJ 07719
Still Life and Simple Dreams: KEITH CALMES. 23 trads, covers and originals from solo guitarist, includes songs from Thelonius Monk, Bach, the Beatles and more.
Box # 191, Wells, BC V0K 2R0, Canada
Bunny’s Boy: BOB CAMPBELL. Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter presents 10-track collection of original folk songs, with backing.
3131 W. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017
6445 Rain in July: ALEX E. SMITH, CHEEVERS TOPPAH and NITANIS KIT LANDRY. Native American trio contributes harmony vocals to 10 songs based on their tribal backgrounds, with featured guests Louie Gonnie and Anthony Wakeman.
6463 No More Lies: Oklahoma Round Dance Songs: GLEN AHHAITTY. Southern California-based veteran Native American singer and songmaker presents 14 mostly original tracks and a cover of Ring of Fire.
6467 Horses Are Our Journey: JAY BEGAYE with TIINESHA BEGAYE. Arizona-based father-daughter duo present 12-track mix of Diné traditional songs, Canadian round dance songs and Pow-Wow style songs.
P.O. Box 2682, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0, Canada
Agua del Pozo: ALEX CUBA. Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter presents second album of largely original songs, with backing.
1045 Arabian Farm Rd., Clover, SC 29710
The Man That I Can’t Be: BILL NOONAN. Second solo album from Americana/alt-country ex-Rank Outsiders songwriter and guitarist.
120 Pine Crest Lane, Gordonsville, VA 22942
The Sinners and the Saved: ALEX CATON. English-born multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter presents second solo album mixing bluegrass and old-time sounds.
139 Payton St., Providence, RI 02905
001 Owning Up to a Life: BEN COOLEY HALL. Debut album from singer-songwriter and ex-member of the Mary Reillys combines pop, rock, folk and alt-country.
26895 Aliso Creek Rd., Ste. B, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
I’m Overcome: ALEXANDRA CELANO. Southern California-based singer-songwriter’s debut album blends country and Americana with spiritual themes on 11 tracks.
P.O. Box 427, Northcote, Victoria 3070, Australia
64 Loving Takes This Course: A Tribute to the Songs of Kath Bloom: VARIOUS. 2-CD collection of Kath Bloom songs, featuring 16 covers by Devendra Banhart, Scout Niblett, and more, as well as 15 original Bloom songs.
Chuck and Albert
P.O. Box 723, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7L3, Canada
10 Énergie: CHUCK and ALBERT. Acadian multi-instrumental duo presents 13 Francophone trad songs and tunes on debut album.
683 Palmera Ave, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Never Say Goodbye: SARAH BETTENS. 11 acoustic tracks from guitarist and singer-songwriter rereleased on her own label.
916 19th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37212
4506 Ring the Bell: THE GIBSON BROTHERS. Bluegrass band fronted by brother harmony duo delivers 12-song mix of originals and covers on ninth album.
4518 Somewhere Beyond the Roses: KIERAN KANE. Solo album from veteran singer-songwriter and banjo player features 11 tracks all written in the key of C.
4520 Live: STRING SISTERS. 14 Celtic music tracks performed by six female fiddlers.
4522 Pride of New York: PRIDE OF NEW YORK. 13 traditional Irish tracks from award-winning Irish-American supergroup.
4523 True Stories: MARTIN SIMPSON. Legendary English folk singer and fingerstyle guitarist presents 13-track mix of trads and originals, with special guests including Jon Boden, Andy Cutting and more.
4525 If It Wasn’t For the Irish and the Jews: MICK MOLONEY. Award-winning Irish-American musician/scholar delivers 14-track exploration of early 20th Century musical collaborations between Jewish and Irish songwriters/composers.
4526 Music from the Atlantic Fringe: THE UNWANTED. Three-piece band delivers 13 songs and tunes combining trads from Ireland to Appalachia.
100 N. Crescent Dr., Ste. 275, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
31736 Choices: TERENCE BLANCHARD. 15 tracks from trumpet player and composer, includes guests Lionel Louke, Walter Smith III, Bilal, Dr. Cornel West and more.
540 Quebec Ave., Toronto, ON M6P 2V7
001 Old Dog: CHRIS COOLE. Mix of trads and originals on 12-track, largely southern old-time album.
1802 Persimmon Path, Holf, MI 48842
Michigan’s Waltz: SAM CORBIN. Michigan-born singer-songwriter presents nine mainly original tracks blending Americana, blues and folk; includes a cover of Hank Williams’ I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.
820 Bay St, #4, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Burning at Both Ends: TIFF JIMBER. Sophomore album from pop/rock pianist.
P.O. Box 51979, Boston, MA 02205
014 Masquerade for Heartache: THE STARLINE RHYTHM BOYS. Trio delivers 10 tracks of originals and covers blending honky tonk, rockabilly and country.
015 Montgomery on My Mind: The Hank EP: ARTY HILL and THE LONG GONE DADDYS. Country singer-songwriter/guitarist and 4-piece honky-tonk band present eight tracks combining three originals and five Hank Williams cover songs on an album dedicated to the honky-tonk legend.
1355 Via Santa Maria, Sylmar, CA 91342
111 We Dream Forever: CAROLYN HESTER. 11-track album mixing originals and covers from folk singer and her two daughters.
413 Carpenter Rd., Charlotte, VT 05445
12 Karam: KIMI DJABATÉ. Second solo album from West African-born musician combines Afro-Latin swing and the sounds of the balafon.
13 Ya Foy!: SARAZINO. 14 original tracks from Algerian-born musician and songwriter blends reggae, Latin, African, Arabic and international pop influences.
14 Yatra (Nomadic Souls): KAILASH KHER and KAILASA. Debut international release from Indian vocalist and supergroup blends Sufi mysticism and Indian folk roots with contemporary pop, rock, reggae and funk.
533 Columbia Ave, Phoenixville, PA 19460
Something in the Silence: JOE D’AMICO. Sophomore album from acoustic folk/rock/country singer-songwriter features 10 original songs with an old-time vibe.
Anthony da Costa
7 Sandford Street, Pleasantville, NY 10570
Not Afraid of Nothing: ANTHONY da COSTA. Singer-songwriter’s eighth album features 14 songs blending folk, rock, Americana and pop.
4619 47th St. NW, Washington, DC 20016
104 Christmas Eve Is Here: ROBIN BULLOCK. 16 traditional Christmas songs from solo guitarist.
115 Troutman St., Brooklyn, NY 11206
017 Na Teef Know De Road of Teef: PAX NICHOLAS and THE NETTEY FAMILY. Four Afrobeat tracks, originally recorded in 1973, remastered and released for the first time.
Box 793, Marblehead, MA 01945
5012 Mason Daring: MASON DARING. Compilation of singer-songwriter’s movie songs that blend indie, pop, country, blues, folk and jazz sounds.
3335 Virginia Ave South, St. Louis Park, MN 55426
0005 Quills: PATRIK TANNER. Eighth release from singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist that is free from the musical restraints of pop, rock and country styles.
P.O. Box 3161, Port Angeles, WA 98362
Sat 730: DEADWOOD REVIVAL. All-live album from old-time/roots quintet features 8 originals and a cover of the Grateful Dead’s China Cat Sunflower.
825 8th Ave., New York, NY 10019
0602517819009 Psiche: PAOLO CONTE. 15 tracks from Italian jazz singer-songwriter, features 13 songs in Italian, one in English and one in French.
4121 N. Rockwell, Chicago, IL 60618
251 The Ohio Theatre Concert: TERRY WALDO’S GUTBUCKET SYNCOPATORS. Jazz ensemble’s 21-track live album from 1974 led by Terry Waldo, trad jazz and ragtime pianist, and featuring blues vocalist Edith Wilson.
801 Hey Jodie!: QUINTUS McCORMICK BLUES BAND. Debut studio album features 14 original tracks of blues, r&b and soul.
802 The French Connection: ZORA YOUNG. Chicago blues/soul singer presents 14-track album combining Gospel, soul, deep Mississippi blues and country.
3430 N. 51st St, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Sing a Little Song, Do a Little Dance: JEFF JONES and THE EARTHTONES. 14 children’s songs from saxophonist, features lyrics in various languages and musical styles from around the world.
363 Bulling Creek Rd., Penrose, NC 28766
Onlooker: DAVE DESMELIK. Asheville, NC-based singer-songwriter delivers a dozen Americana and alt-country originals on sixth album.
125 Matsonford Rd., Gulph MIlls, PA 19428
Highway Gothic: DeSOTO RUST. Philadelphia-based band presents 11 American roots originals.
1201 Martin L. King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94612
Cradle Songs: KITKA. 18 tracks of trad lullabies from Eastern Europe.
Din of Ecstasy
98 Rushcombe Way, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3QX, UK
016 9¢ From Benelux: JINDER. 10-track autobiographical album from folk troubadour features a cover of Don McLean’s Vincent.
26 Ferry Rd, Unit G, Chester, CT 06412
Empty Like the Lion Den: IAN FITZGERALD. Massachusetts-born singer-songwriter and guitarist presents fourth full-length album of 12 original songs, with backing.
P.O. Box 20156, Santa Barbara, CA 93120
08 ’Tis the Season: TOM BALL. 18 holiday tracks performed by solo steel-string guitarist.
Dog My Cat
#312 - 2416 Main St., Vancouver, BC V5T 3E2, Canada
00513 Bread and Buddha: HARRY MANX. Ninth album features 10 roots and blues tracks backed by piano, organ, scored strings, drums and bass sounds.
P.O. Box 476867, Chicago, IL 60647-6867
394 The Wyrd Meme: ALASDAIR ROBERTS. Scottish singer-songwriter presents 5-track EP of original songs, with backing.
P.O. Box 6824, Minneapolis, MN 55406
0017 Solo Guitar: STEVE KAUL. 16 guitar instrumentals from midwestern singer-songwriter inspired by Hawaiian, Latin, Indian and African styles.
1018 17th Ave. South, Ste. 12, Nashville, TN 37212
0012 Trailer II: CHRIS KNIGHT. Americana singer-songwriter presents 12 tracks featuring acoustic original versions of It Ain’t Easy Being Me, Love And A .45 and more.
1614 17th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37212
01471 Somedays the Song Writes You: GUY CLARK. 13th album from veteran Texas singer-songwriter features 10 originals and a cover of Townes Van Zandt’s If I Needed You.
1021 Butte Ave., Helena, MT 59601
Dirty Old Town: DUBLIN GULCH. Traditional Irish 4-piece band delivers 15 tracks mixing trad and contemporary Irish songs and Celtic tunes inspired by early 20th Century Irish immigrants who worked in the mines of Butte, MT.
22 Harbor Park Dr., Port Washington, NY 11050-4617
4759 Comfort and Joy: JOHN COWAN. 12 trad and classic Christmas songs from bluegrass musician.
4763 Cody McCarver: CODY McCARVER. 11 tracks from Tennessee-based singer/guitarist influenced by Gospel, classic country and southern rock.
4766 8,745 Feet - Live at Telluride: JOHN COWAN. 12 contemporary tracks on live bluegrass album from former New Grass Revival member.
4773 Heart Shaped Like Texas: SAMMY SADLER. 11 tracks of country-pop music from Texas-based tenor singer, with backing.
P.O. Box 1069, Copper Station, Midtown Section, New York, NY 10276
1020 Solid Ground: THE BLACK SEEDS. Debut North American release from New Zealand-based reggae band blends dub, dancehall, funk, soul and much more.
4030 Travis St, Unit C, Dallas, TX 75204
Still Space For Ghosts: CF DONOHOE. Scottish-born singer-songwriter presents U.S. debut album of 15 original tracks blending folk and indie sounds.
16633 Westside Hwy SW, Vashon, WA 98070
Speak: KAT EGGLESTON. 12 tracks from Celtic folk singer-songwriter and guitarist.
6381 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 775, Hollywood, CA 90028
Eternal: HUUN HUUR TU and CARMEN RIZZO. Debut collaboration between Tuvan throat-singing group and electronic musican.
11 Forestdale Dr., Asheville, NC 28803
800 Voices: DANNY ELLIS. Irish singer-songwriter presents 16-track sophomore album documenting his time spent at Artane Christine Brothers School.
42 Broadway, 22nd Fl., New York, NY 10004
010 The Gowanus Yacht Club: PORTER BLOCK. Fourth album from New York City-based singer-songwriter, features collaboration with various New York City musicians.
Värnhemsgatan 4, Malmö 21215, Sweden
08 Sofiagatan: Folk Music from Southern Sweden: GRANNAR. Swedish folk trio presents 15 tracks blending trad tunes and original compositions.
Eyewall / Rhino
3400 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505-4614
521089 Pieces: MANASSAS. Collection of 15 previously unreleased studio recordings from short-lived 1970s Southern California folk- and country-rock band.
Tracy S. Feldman
3002 Rice St., Stevens Point, WI 54481
Middle of the Road: TRACY S. FELDMAN. 17 original songs blending folk, blues, rock, jazz and more from acoustic singer-songwriter/guitarist/violinist, with backing.
9241 North Rancho Verde Drive, Tucson, AZ 85704
001 By the Dirt: GABRIEL SULLIVAN. Arizona-born singer-songwriter delivers 13-track debut album featuring mainly original songs influenced by folk, Americana, blues, country, rock and more.
P.O. Box 40, Workington, Cumbria CA14 3GJ, U.K.
225 Sandy Boys: SARA GREY. UK-based singer presents 15 tracks mixing British and American trad as well as old-time, backed by 5-string banjo, guitar, fiddle and more.
Strada Roncaglia 16, San Germano, AL 15040, Italy
8139 Rosa de Papel: MARISA SANNIA. Sardinia-born singer presents 12 songs with lyrics from Federico Garcia Lorca’s poems on posthumously released album.
8147 Fandango!: RENATO BORGHETTI. Diatonic accordion instrumentalist/composer combines trad and original contemporary tunes in a tribute album to the South American countryside.
8148 Andirivieni: FILIPPO GAMBETTA. Diatonic accordion musician presents second album of Italian folk, with backing.
8150 Liquid Clarinets: MATT DARRIAU / ISMAIL LUMANOVSKI / PATRICK NOVARA. 3 soloist clarinet players join together to create eight tracks of Klezmer, Balkan and Mediterranean inspired tunes with backing from percussion and wind instruments.
P.O. Box 22, Winthrop, WA 98862-0022
We’ll Be Right Back: ST. JAMES’S GATE. Third release from Portland-based Celtic trio.
Tenby Road, Cardigan, West Wales SA43 3AH, United Kingdom
307 Tro: SILD. Sophomore album from Welsh folk duo combining Estonian and Welsh musical styles.
Filisko and Noden
1820 W. 34th St., Chicago, IL 60608
I.C. Special: JOE FILISKO and ERIC NODEN. Trad blues and roots duo presents 15 original tracks on guitar and harmonica.
107-14 Queens Blvd., #19, Forest Hills, NY 11375
Hold Tight: TOBY FINGERS DelREY. 13-track album of original tunes influenced by New Orleans and Chicago piano blues.
512 Roxton Rd., Toronto, ON M6G 3R4, Canada
Flashlight Radio: FLASHLIGHT RADIO. Debut 7-song EP from indie/alt-country duo of Ken Whiteley and Suzy Wilde.
4 The Beeches, Uppingham, Rutland LE15 9PG, U.K.
3074 Move on Down the Line: JESSE FULLER. 12 tracks from late blues troubadour famous for his one-man-band style, includes his earliest 1960s recordings and the original San Francisco Bay Blues.
Floating Men, The
1622 Ordway Place, Nashville, TN 37206
No Clocks, No Calendars, Act I: THE FLOATING MEN. Tennessee-based alt-country band presents 16-track Americana-rock opera inspired by Gullah folklore from the South Carolina Sea Islands.
The Sighing Hours, Act II: Swimming With Gods: THE FLOATING MEN. Indie band presents part two of alt. lit-rock opera.
44 North Farms Rd, Florence, MA 01062
Last Call: ROGER SALLOOM. Massacusetts-based singer-songwriter delivers 11 tracks blending blues, roots, Americana, country and soul.
3539 Hope Valley Rd., Durham, NC 27707
007 Times Right Now: JON SHAIN. 13 tracks influenced by Piedmont blues, bluegrass, roots-rock and more from North Carolina-based singer and guitarist.
Folk Arts Quartet
1755 Princeton Ave., Salt Lake City, UT 84108
0309 Folk Arts Quartet: FOLK ARTS QUARTET. 10 folk tracks, including 7 originals, by all-female chamber folk string quartet.
600 Nelson Rd, Campbell River, BC V9H 1V1, Canada
005 Another Last Call: DOUG FOLKINS. Celtic rock singer-songwriter presents 13 original and trad tracks, with backing.
Box 718, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
2003 Music Here Tonight: Live at Caffè Lena: MICHAEL JERLING. 18 tracks blending blues, folk, country, rockabilly and more on live album.
P.O. Box 306, Portage, MI 49081
No Worries Now ...: JOEL MABUS. 14 originals from folk/Americana singer-songwriter that blend swing, bluegrass, Gospel, jazz and ragtime guitar.
Four Quarters Entertaiment / World Connection
555 8th Ave., Ste. 2104, New York, NY 10018
1816 Canção ao Lado: DEOLINDA. 14 tracks from Portuguese quartet exploring the concept of tension between new and old Lisbon.
1818 Xinti: SARA TAVARES. 14 tracks from Portuguese guitarist and singer-songwriter.
15 Banfield St, Paris, ON N3L 1E2, Canada
109 My Pious Friends ...: IAN BELL. 16-track collection from folk singer-songwriter includes special guests Geoff Somers, Anne Lederman, The Bilge Rats, Shane Cook and more.
4021 Cleveland , New Orleans, LA 70119
Somersault Season: LAURA FREEMAN. Third album from kid-friendly singer-songwriter, features a seasonal theme.
PO Box 28431, Santa Fe, NM 87592
031 Seed Gathering for a Winter Garden: TAARKA. Fifth album from Colorado-based acoustic quartet combining jazz, rock, bluegrass, old-time, gypsy, Indian and Celtic music.
P.O. Box 873, Santa Fe, NM 87504
1008 Crooked: JAIME MICHAELS. Contemporary folk singer-songwriter presents a mix of original tunes and covers on his seventh solo album.
2228 Victoria Dr., Vancouver, BC V5N 4K6, Canada
Find Me: THE FUGITIVES. 5-song EP from Vancouver-based 4-piece band combines folk and roots musical influences and performance poetry.
1203-1445 Stanley, Montreal, QC H3A 3T1, Canada
1945 The Veronica Sessions: WILLIAM FUNK. Debut album features 10 tracks of original songs.
P.O. Box 11575, Berkeley, CA 94712
007 Two Hands: GUNNAR MADSEN. Composer and pianist presents 18th solo album.
9137 Hunters Bend Circle, Ooltewah, TN 37363
71209 Toler / Townsend Band: TOLER / TOWNSEND BAND. 11-track debut album blending southern rock, blues and jazz.
301 Wynchwood Ave, Toronto, ON M6C 2T6, Canda
02 Pirate Days: MARIANNE GIRARD. Sophomore album from Canadian-born Americana singer-songwriter.
c/o Black Lodge, 56 N Prince, No. 1, Lancaster, PA 17603
The Oak and the Acorn: GLAD HEARTS. Debut album from New Jersey-based quartet that blends alt-country and indie-rock styles.
P.O. Box 5523, Mill Valley, CA 94952
040 On the Holiday Highway: THE CHRISTMAS JUG BAND. Annual collaboration from Dan Hicks and friends features 16 live tracks recorded in four locations in Northern California.
6716 Clybourn Ave, Suite #133, North Hollywood, CA 91606
7 Granada Doaba: GNAWLEDGE. Collaboration of 16 Spanish musicians, combining traditional flamenco and modern hip-hop for the purpose of being remixed by global DJs.
2745 16th St., San Francisco, CA 94103
13 Ida Con Snock: MICHAEL HURLEY. Singer-songwriter and guitarist presents a blend of rock, country and western and folk original and cover songs on 21st full length album, with acoustic backing from Ida.
Ribe Landevej 190, Vejle DK-7100, Denmark
0209 Musiker: KARL SKAARUP with KRISTIAN BUGGE. 13 tracks from traditional folk musician and accordionist with special guest, fiddler Kristian Bugge.
P.O. Box 685335, Austin, TX 78768
Wishful Thinking: HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN. 14-track album from veteran jazz/western swing musicians introduces drummer Damien Llanes.
Shaun Paul Gordon
320 W. Alameda Ave #302, Burbank, CA 91506
Grand Central Nowhere: SHAUN PAUL GORDON. A dozen Americana and folk originals on debut album from Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, with backing.
20 Sharpe Ave., Sheffield, S Yorks S8 7SJ, U.K.
001 A Holiday to Remember: AUDREY MALONE and MICHAEL EVANS. Duo presents nine original tracks on Christmas album, with backing.
5881 Hillside Ave, Halifax, NS B3K 2S6, Canada
Port City: GRASSMARKET. Trad-influenced singer-songwriter trio presents 10 tracks of folk-pop.
178 W. Houston St., Suite 9, New York, NY 10014
1809 Rye Grass: JACK HARDY. 11 originals from veteran folk guitarist/singer-songwriter.
Cockenzie Business Centre, Edinburgh Road, Cockenzie, East Lothian EH32 0XL, Scotland
339 A Good Suit of Clothes: Songs of the Emigrant Gael: FIONA J. MACKENZIE. Gaelic singer presents 12 trad and contemporary tracks inspired by Scottish emigrants.
340 Home + Beauty: PAUL ANDERSON. 22 tracks from veteran Scottish fiddler.
PMB 163, 1704-B LLano St., Santa Fe, NM 87505
10,000 Things: CRISTEN GREY and the MOVING DUNES. A dozen original songs blending adult contemporary rock, country, blues, pop and more from Sante Fe-based singer-songwriter and band.
221 Grant Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
002 Ake Doni Doni (Take It Slow): CHEICK HAMALA DIABATE. 11 tracks of traditional lessons and messages from Malian-born multi-instrumentalist.
1947 N. Kenmore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
901 Christopher Lockett: CHRISTOPHER LOCKETT. 15 tracks from Americana/roots/folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with 7-piece backing band.
914 S. 14th St, Nashville, TN 37206
Lost in Reverie: ANDY HACKBARTH. Singer-songwriter’s third album features 14 tracks of original pop-influenced songs.
The Bridge, Cockle Hill, Blackrock, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland
Wind Under Wood: LISA HAKE. Ireland-based guitarist and singer-songwriter presents 13-track sophomore album influenced by soft rock, folk and more.
180 N. Main St., North Easton, MA 02356
008 A Day in the Life: WAYNE POTASH. 24 original tracks on mini-opera for kids.
1 River Walk, Frome, Somerset BA11 5HU, UK
001 Punt: Made in Ethiopia: INVISIBLE SYSTEM. Various artists present improvised album that blends Ethiopian, dub, dance, rock, drum and bass, psychedelia, electronica and live music, with trad vocals and instruments playing with modern, electronic and brass.
Box # 332, Cannink, NS BOP 1HO, Canada
001 Storm & Calm: HAWP. 11 tracks from trad Celtic ensemble.
PO Box 2632, Amherst, MA 01004
In Full Bloom: DONNA HÉBERT. 11 tracks from French-Canadian fiddler, features seven traditional songs.
Hector Ward and The Big Time
1705 Crossing Pl. #117B, Austin, TX 78741
Freightline Funk: HECTOR WARD and THE BIG TIME. 11 tracks blending rock, blues, country, Latin grooves, funk and ska from Texas-based 9-piece band.
Hem and Haw
364 N Drexel Ave., Columbus, OH 43209
02 Diva Nation ... Where Music, Laughter, and Girlfriends Reign: THE FOUR BITCHIN’ BABES. Singing-songwriting quartet presents 14-track album featuring mainly original songs.
1891 N Winnebago Ave #2, Chicago, IL 60647
Walking with Angels: ERNIE HENDRICKSON. Sophomore album from Americana folk-rock singer-songwriter features 11 original songs.
P.O. Box 553, Fairview, NC 28730
1262 Cutting Loose: DAVID HOLT and JOSH GOFORTH. Old-time bluegrass and folk duo presents first live album, featuring mainly trad songs and tunes.
18278 West 58th Place, #42, Golden, CO 80403
Motives: THOMAS HINE. Colorado-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist blends folk and Americana on 12 tracks, with backing on drums.
Knaackstr. 97, Kulturbrauerei, Berlin D - 10435, Germany
401 El Dorado: 17 HIPPIES. 12 songs from German acoustic group that blends old and new styles with influences from around the world.
P.O BOX 2522, Henfield BN5 9XR, U.K.
1010 Gypsyhead: DOGAN MEHMET. Debut album from Turkish Cypriot musician who blends English and Turkish folksongs with a gypsy/punk flair, includes backing from The Deerhunters.
775 Riverside Drive, #4H, New York, NY 10032
Faces: HOLLANDS. 5-song EP from NYC-based rock/punk/folk band.
Mother: HOLLANDS. 6-track EP mixing rock, punk and folk from NYC-based 8-piece band.
8 Rue Patenier, Liège B-4000, Belgium
4446049 PiWiZ Trio: ZURSTRASSEN, WIERNIK, PIROTTON. 12 tracks from trans-musicial trio.
4446056 Traduzca: KAROLINE de la SERNA. Debut album sung in Spanish mixes modern and acoustic sounds with South American influences, including flamenco, jazz and tango.
4446058 Songs from Mirage: ARANIS. Flemish ensemble’s third album features 14 tracks blending classical music and pop.
4446059 Cycles: BASTA!. Flemish bassist and composer, member of Aranis, presents 12-track album combining classical music, rock, jazz and folk.
278 Portobello Road, London W10 5TE, U.K.
44 Yakiimo: SIMONE WHITE. 12 tracks of mainly original acoustic songs from Americana singer-songwriter.
Apt 4, 17 William St. West, Galway, Ireland
101 Voices from a Broken Window: JON HUGHES. 14 tracks from singer-songwriter blending alt.-folk and alt.-rock with psychedelic influences.
P.O. Box 636, Del Mar, CA 92014
High Roller: HULLABALOO. Fifth album from folk kids’ musicians, contains traditional folk classics and a few originals.
2836 Rancho Rea Rd., Aromas, CA 95004
004 Faith in Our Love: ALISA FINEMAN and KIMBALL HURD. 14 tracks from folk/rock/pop duo combine melodic harmonies with guitar, mandolin, mandola, Dobro and banjo.
PO Box 303517, Austin, TX 78703
The Safety Match Journal: AIMEE BOBRUK. Debut album from Austin-based singer-songwriter mixing ambient textures and sonic distortions with indie rock.
149 E. 63rd St., New York, NY 10065
004 Casita de Campo: PUERTO PLATA. 11-track sophomore album mixes classic and contemporary songs from Dominican-born guitarist.
1703 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
002 The End of Suffering: KEN FLAGG. Sophomore album from multi-instrumentalist combines post-apocalyptic bossa nova and synth-laden space rock.
24 W. Great Lakes, River Rouge, MI 48218
Everett Belcher: DOOP and THE INSIDE OUTLAWS. Sophomore album from country singer-songwriter, features nine originals and a cover of Springsteen’s Prove it All Night.
5419 Evergreen Heights Dr., Evergreen, CO 80439
1014 Never Been Gone: CARLY SIMON. Compilation of acoustic arrangements of re-worked originals.
P.O. Box 2385, Hickory, NC 28603
303 Hobo Bound: HOBO BILL and KRISTIN MORRIS. Fourth collection of railroad songs from husband and wife team, features 16 Americana/folk/bluegrass hobo songs.
120 1/2 W. Ave 43, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Quick Fix Bandage: SCOTT WARREN. Debut solo album from multi-instrumentalist and roots rock singer-songwriter, includes cover of America’s Sister Golden Hair.
238 E. Main St., P.O. Box 10, Ville Platte, LA 70586-0010
9092 It’s Never Too Late: Jivin’ Gene. 14 tracks on first full-length album from veteran Louisiana songwriter, including new recordings of old hits and never-before-released originals.
9093 Swire from Grand Chenier: LIL’ ABE MANUEL JR.. 18 mainly original swamp pop songs on first solo album.
8 Greenhill Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806
Fare You Well: CARY FRIDLEY. 6-song EP from blues singer-songwriter features all original tracks and a few country duets with fiddler Steve Trismen.
22 Deer Pond Rd., E. Falmouth, MA 02536
Here You Are: JOHN NICHOLAS and RACHEL NICHOLAS. Married duo present 10 originals blending roots, Americana, folk and rock.
6 E. Possum Hollow Rd., Wallingford, PA 19086
Animals We Dream: ALAN BELL and ALEX MITNICK. Duo delivers third album of original children’s music.
The Folk Music Institute, P.O. Box 11, Kaustinen FIN-69601, Finland
103 Zwei Mannborgs: ZWEI MANNBORGS. Duo’s debut album features 12 tracks of mostly trad Pelimanni dance tunes performed on harmoniums.
104 Kielibasso: Finnish Harmonica Music: VARIOUS. 32-track compilation of Finnish folk harmonica features performances from 1950-1970.
Magoola, Dripsey, Co., Cork, Ireland
001 Take the High Road Together: PAT KELLEHER and DAN O’SULLIVAN. 16 tracks from Irish singer-songwriter duo features five traditionals.
002 Live at the Village Arts Centre: PAT KELLEHER and DAN O’SULLIVAN. Live performance from Irish singer-songwriters paying tribute to the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem.
115 Johnsontown Rd., Sloatsburg, NY 10974
1007 Roots in the Blues: DAVE KEYES. Singer’s fourth solo album features 10 tracks of mostly original songs of boogie, r&b, zydeco, country blues, Gospel and more.
George Kilby Jr.
P.O. Box 909, North Blenheim, NY 12131
Let the Melody Live On: GEORGE KILBY JR. and THE ROAD DOGS. Americana songwriter presents 10 tracks mixing blues and honky tonk on fourth album.
316 California Avenue, #653, Reno, NV 89509
It’s Never Too Late to Do Nothing at All: GREG KITCHEL. Mexico-based singer-songwriter presents 12 mainly original tracks mixing country and Americana.
59 Raymond Ave., Buffalo, NY 14227
Klyma Live in Buffalo: GREG KLYMA. Collection of mainly original live songs from rootsy singer-songwriter, as well as versions of Cripple Creek / Cotton-Eyed Joe, One Foot in the Grave and My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys.
630 Cliveden St, Philadelphia, PA 19119
A Dog and a Gun: THE TELLURIC CURRENTS. Debut album from Philadelphia-based anti-folk/folk rock duo.
327 Nancy Ave, Eerie, PA 16510
Power of the Song: FRED KOEBERLE. Nine original songs from veteran Pennsylvania folk singer and singer-songwriter known as The Balladeer.
La Famille Léger
14879 6th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
Music from Québec and Acadie: LA FAMILLE LÉGER. 14 tracks from French-Canadian old school family band playing traditional music of French Canada.
48 Banks St, Apt 3, Somerville, MA 02144
Son del Otro Lado: LA TUZA. Debut album from Mexican roots band from New England features 5 original and 6 traditional songs.
27 Meyer Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 126603
Full Circle: Songs of Peace and Love: PAT LAMANNA. Debut solo album of 13 originals, with occasional backing on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, harmony vocals and more.
6307 50th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98136
0002 Abstracted Catholic (Op. 2): THE EMPTY MIRROR. 5-track EP from Seattle-based alt. psychedelic and nightmericana band.
Langer’s Ball, The
P.O. Box 16484, St. Paul, MN 55116
002 Ships Are Sailing: THE LANGER’S BALL. Celtic duo presents 13 tracks mixing trad and contemporary songs and tunes.
1 West Beach, Llandudno LL30 2AX, Wales, UK
010 The Roots and Branches of American Music: DUCK BAKER. 16 fingerstyle guitar solo tracks of trad tunes and covers.
131 Easy St., W. Sayville, NY 11796
Express: JACK’S WATERFALL. Folk and roots singer-songwriter presents 11 tracks blending pop, blues, jazz, folk, Gospel and global sounds.
Lilac / Goldenrod
P. O. Box 145, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
04 Saratoga Romance: SARATOGA FAIRE. New York-based 4-piece band presents 12 tracks of Celtic new age folk.
P.O. Box 862, Sound Beach, NY 11789
534 Back Roads Mandolin: BUDDY MERRIAM. 14 tracks of bluegrass originals on mandolin, with backing.
225 Cyrus St., Cambridge, ON N3H 1H2, Canada
Under the Radar: JAY LINDEN. Singer and guitarist presents 16 acoustic folk tracks of originals and covers.
187 Athol Richmond Rd., Royalston, MA 01368
Rx and the Side Effects: LINQ. Fourth album from folk-rock singer-songwriter features 10 songs about the current state of healthcare.
Little Dipper / Vizztone
815 Office Park Rd., Suite 9, West Des Moines, IA 50265
001 Holdin’ Court: DEBBIE DAVIES. 11 tracks of all-instrumental electric blues guitar, with backing.
Little Kiss Records
203 Cornell Dr. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
032 Holiday: A Modern Opera: BAUKS. Nine original and improvised tracks of avant-garde rock opera.
21 Murder: JASPER BROWN. Second solo CD from singer-songwriter combines Americana, Gospel, country, Texas blues and southern rock.
P.O. Box 5349-94083, South San Franciso, CA 94083
5 Next Ride Out: KATIE GARIBALDI. San Francisco Bay Area-based singer-songwriter presents sixth full-length album of 10 folk-pop songs.
P.O. Box 48081, Los Angeles, CA 90048
246 Close Companions: D.C. ANDERSON. 13 originals from singer-songwriter who blends musical theater and folk styles.
PO Box 431, Beacon, NY 12508
002 Songs of the Sea: PAT KELLEHER. 12 sea-related songs from Irish singer-songwriter including 7 traditionals.
Attn: Phil Taylor, 235 Upper Street, London N1 1RU, UK
Dirty Pond Songs: BOBBY LONG. 10 tracks from England-born acoustic singer-songwriter whose song "Let Me Sign" appeared in the film Twilight.
115 Rue Lamarck, Paris 75018, France
Nha Sentimento: CESARIA EVORA. 14 tracks of Arabic trad from Cape Verde singer.
875 Garriston Rd., Lewisbury, PA 17339
9001 I’ll Never Forsake You: KELLIE ALLEN and PETE PETERSON. 17 traditional songs and covers from old-time string duo.
1749 N Serrano Ave Apt 106, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Incantation: ANNA MADORSKY. Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter presents 12 punk originals.
5710 Lockton Ln, Fairway, KS 66205
Athena: RICK MALSICK. 11 tracks from singer-songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist combine jazz, ragtime and blues influences.
1525 Taylor Ave. N, #602, Seattle, WA 98109
2010: MANDOMORPHOSIS. Debut album features 16 acoustic tracks on multiple mandolins, plus violin, guitars and Dobro, from 7-piece band.
PO Box 491, Winchester SO23 3BW, England
2024 Equilibrium: AYNSLEY LISTER. 12 tracks from rock/blues guitarist and 4-piece backing band.
5217 NE 14th Place, Portland, OR 97211
Rise Up: MARCHFOURTH MARCHING BAND. 25-piece mobile big band presents 13 mainly original songs and tunes influenced by Latin electro-house, Balkan sounds and more.
P.O. Box 1029, Tiburon, CA 94920
Loving Life: KAYLAH MARIN. Debut album from r&b/neo-soul singer-songwriter and ex-singer from The Riots.
21 Cherry St., Somerville, MA 02144
A Little Something: MARYANNE MARINO. 5-track EP from singer-songwriter and ex-November Project front woman.
Whiteleaf Business Centre, Buckingham Industrial Park, Buckingham MK18 1TF, U.K.
152 Alright on the Night: ALAN HULL. 14 tracks of live performances of Lindisfarne’s, as well as Alan Hull’s solo albums of British folk-rock.
306 Delaware Ave., Toronto, ON M6H 2T6, Canada
09 True Stories: SARA MARLOWE. Third album from Canadian singer-songwriter exhibits social justice concerns on 12 originals blending folk, acoustic rock and jazz.
3038 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21218
Paul Masson: PAUL MASSON. Baltimore-based singer-songwriter presents 5-track EP of country-folk sounds.
Master Rock, Inc.
1790 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10019
101148 Ghost in My Head: JILL HENNESSY. Debut album from actress and singer-songwriter features 10 original emotional vignettes.
3609 NW 136th St, Gainesville, FL 32606
1314 Another Day: AMANDA and SCOTT ANDERSON. First collaboration from father and daughter duo features 11 Americana/bluegrass tracks.
P.O. Box 329, Chelsea, MI 48118
010 My Blue Garden: ANNIE and ROD CAPPS. Sixth album from roots duo includes cover of Dave Carter’s Crocodile Man.
#2 - 1374 East 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5N 1R7, Canada
How I’ll Remain: KENT McALISTER and THE IRON CHAIR. Third album from Vancouver-based 4-piece band blends trad country with rock and jazz on 10 original songs.
P.O. Box 14604, Tucson, AZ 85732
Take a Picture of Me: NANCY McCALLION. Second solo album from founder of The Mollys features 12 mainly original songs.
General Delivery, Udora, ON L0C 1L0, Canada
North to Ontario 2009: VARIOUS. 17 original bluegrass songs from 17 Ontario bluegrass bands.
72 Toronto St, Guelph, ON N1E 3E4, Canada
006 Lefty Singer: ANDREW McPHERSON. Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s third solo album features 10 mainly acoustic original songs and a cover of Bjork’s Unravel, with backing.
5030 Chesebro Rd., Ste. 202, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
1822 Urgency: MAREE McRAE. 12 original songs on sophomore release from Americana/folk/pop singer-songwriter, with backing.
P.O. Box 1426, Elora, ON N0B1S0, Canada
02 That’s the State I’m In: THE MARIGOLDS. Trio’s 14-track sophomore album blends roots music, country and jazz, with percussion backing.
PO Box 387, Brooklandville, MD 21022
0201 Make Waves Not War: NUKE THE SOUP. Debut album from Mark Davison’s indie rock band that focuses on the issues of today and makes light of the problems; features backing from Brian Simms, Mike Mennell, Rennie Grant and Chester Thompson.
54 Cross Rd, Maldon, Essex CM9 5EE, UK
5 Down There for Dancing: METRIC FOOT. 5-piece English band delivers a blend of traditional, international and original songs and tunes on 16 tracks .
P.O. Box 9975, Asheville, NC 28815
020 Music from Ireland and Scotland: GRÁINNE HAMBLY and WILLIAM JACKSON. Debut collaboration from harpists performing Irish and Scottish traditionals.
PO Box 541, Venice, CA 90294
1 My Trampoline: PETER HIMMELMAN. 12 children’s songs about trampolines mixing offbeat humor and pop stylings.
P.O. Box 3613, M.P.O., Vancouver, BC V6B 3Y6, Canada
128 Let’s Just Stay Here: CAROLYN MARK and N.Q. ARBUCKLE. 12 tracks from country/folk/roots singer-songwriters on their first full-length collaboration; features nine originals and three covers.
P.O. Box 707, Rockland, ME 04841
Darling, Oh Darling: MISS TESS. Boston-based singer-songwriter delivers fifth album blending jazz, roots Americana and blues, with backing on upright bass, saxophone, clarinet and drums.
12831 West Modesto Dr, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
0001 The Screamer: BIG PETE PEARSON. Fourth album from veteran blues singer and guitarist.
PO Box 6386, Austin, TX 78762
Looking for a Spark: OVER THE HILL. Sophomore album from Austin-based quartet combines bluegrass and post-punk influences.
17625 Argon St. NW, Ramsey, MN 55303
0809 Heartache & Stone: MONROE CROSSING. Minnesota-born bluegrass 5-piece combines originals, covers and one trad on 14-track album.
47 Couriff, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 3HR, UK
Jess Morgan: JESS MORGAN. 4-track EP from English folk/alt-country singer-songwriter.
Mother of Pearl
Woodmore, MB R0A 2M0, Canada
My Face Is a Map of My Time Here: HEATHER BISHOP. Activist and musician presents 10-track album, includes booklet of art.
51 Lexington Street, Soho, London W1F 9HL, U.K.
063 Tudo Ben: Jorge Ben Covered: JORGE BEN. 26 tracks from Brazilian guitarist well known for his samba fusions.
PO Box 2277, Walnut Creek, CA 94595
001 In Harmony: THE LIEDSTRAND FAMILY. 17 tracks from three generations of family string band.
001 Traditional Fiddle Tunes: HARRY LIEDSTRAND, CARY LUNG and DAVID GREEN. Originally recorded in 1973, 16 remastered traditional fiddle tracks feature songs from Tommy Jarrell, Burl Hammons, Henry Reed, American hoedowns, Irish reels and more.
56 Browns Mill Rd., Berlin, VT 05602
4011 Kinobe and Soul Beat Africa: KINOBE and SOUL BEAT AFRICA. 11 tracks from Ugandan quintet featuring traditional African instruments.
5012 Brighton Road, Austin, TX 78745
103 Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away: SLAID CLEAVES. 11 Americana tracks from veteran Texas singer-songwriter.
104 Cotton: SAM BAKER. Third album from Austin-based singer-songwriter.
National Geographic Music
711 5th Ave., 17th Floor, New York, NY
003 Light a Candle: FORRO IN THE DARK. Brazilian-born quartet presents 13-track sophomore album blending country and western, dub, surf rock, MBP, and forró.
1810 Columbia Ave, Suite 28, Franklin, TN 37064
8559617 Open Crossings: ANDY TIERSTEIN. 17 tracks from composer drawing from folk, theater and new-music styles combined with Balkan, Appalachian and Jewish influences.
42 Adams St. #3, Somerville, MA 02145
Grass Yard Productions Vol. 1: VARIOUS. 12 tracks of Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae on original album.
Green Fa Life: KIDDUS I. 13 original tracks from reggae singer.
847 Sycamore Dr., Decatur, GA 30030-1640
Christmas Folksongs: MOIRA NELLIGAN. Fiddler/singer presents 11-track collection of trad songs and tunes from British Isles and Western Europe, along with several Christmas carols.
9215 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-4605
6177 Losin’ Lately Gambler: CORB LUND. 12 originals, along with a version of Rye Whiskey, from Canadian roots singer-songwriter and backing band.
325 Woodglen Rd, Birdsboro, PA 19508
From the Heart: VALERIE NICOLE. 10 originals from Pennsylvania-based singer-songwriter.
78 Moorgate Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 2AY, U.K.
31 The Wrong Sunshine: RAY HEARNE. UK-based singer-songwriter presents 15 original, largely topical songs, with backing on vocals and guitars; guests include Coope, Boyes and Simpson and members of Chumbawamba.
Rua da Torre 12, 1A, Oeiras 2780-081, Portugal
05 Diagonal: STOCKHOLM LISBOA PROJECT. Sophomore album from quartet that combines traditional Swedish and Portuguese styles.
1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019
310140 Live: SHAWN COLVIN. Live album featuring 15 mainly original tracks from singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Nürnberger Straße 228, Langenzenn D-90579, Germany
027 Huuro Kolkko: ALAMAAILMAN VASARAT. Finnish 6-piece band presents fifth album inspired by Huuro Kolkko’s travels.
P.O. Box 541, Portland, ME 04112
71909 Alright Now: DAVID MALLETT. Singer-songwriter presents 10 tracks of original songs inspired by political climate and Obama’s election.
290 Shuter St, Toronto, ON M5A 1W7, Canada
0053 Slide to Freedom 2: Make a Better World: DOUG COX and SALIL BHATT. Duo presents eight tracks blending southern blues and folk with classical Indian sounds, with backing.
0054 Escape from the Chicken Coop: WATERMELON SLIM. 13 tracks from veteran slide-guitarist recalling the years he spent truck driving.
0056 For Rosa, Maeve and Noreen: SAMUEL JAMES. Acoustic blues singer-songwriter presents 14 contemporary and trad-inspired original songs and tunes on third album.
2930 W Nelson 1R, Chicago, IL 60618
Pink Live Forever: TIRRA LIRRA. Chicago-based trio’s debut album features eight tracks of electronic pop-rock sounds.
2190 45th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116
Livin’ My Life With the Blues: BLIND LEMON PLEDGE. San Francisco-based musician and composer delivers 13 tracks of acoustic blues, including both well-known traditionals and classic covers.
Oh My Soul
2250 Northeast Sunrise Lane, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Starting Out: CHRIS MARSHALL. 5-song EP from guitarist and singer-songwriter features pedal- and finger-tinged acoustic ballads.
P.O. Box 10309, Raleigh, NC 27605
1007 Gastonia Gallop: Cotton Mill Songs and Hillbilly Blues: VARIOUS. 24 tracks of rare recordings from Piedmont textile workers in Gaston County, North Carolina, from 1927-1931; includes 24-page booklet featuring history, photos and discography.
357 Graham Ave. Fl 3, Brooklyn, NY 11211
1003 Egyptland: TED HEFKO and THE THOUSANDAIRES. Wisconsin-born singer and guitarist presents nine acoustic originals blending jazz and folk.
523 Heather Place, Nashville, TN 37204
Inside These Walls: ROB BLACKLEDGE. Debut album from Nashville-based singer-songwriter.
Risk Everything: NATHAN LEE. 11 original tracks from rock/pop singer and pianist.
Stubenrauchstr. 50, Berlin D-12161, Germany
74 Out of Sight: KROKE. 10 original compositions with the original trio of Tomasz Lato, Dariusz Grela and Jerzy Bawot playing viola, accordion and bass.
1605 SE 27th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
001 One Fine Summer’s Day: LISA ORNSTEIN and ANDRÉ MARCHAND. 13 French-Canadian tracks from fiddler and guitarist duo, features guests Michel Bordeleau on percussion and Daniel Roy on harp.
76 Ninth Ave., Ste. 1110, New York, NY 10011
2140 Television: BAABA MAAL. Senegalese singer-songwriter presents eight original tracks mixing electronic dance with West African traditional sounds on multilingual album.
2016 Aurora Ln., Franklinton, NC 27525
001 Hills of Home: CONSTANT CHANGE. Fourth album from North Carolina-based 5-piece band features 14 tracks of trad bluegrass sounds .
P.O. Box 7676, Berkeley, CA 94707
50022 Serious Fun: TOM RIGNEY and FLAMBEAU. 15 mainly original songs and tunes on Americana, roots and two-step album.
1425 Barnett Schoals Rd., Athens, GA 30605
Tributes: MIKE DEKLE. 14 original tracks from singer-songwriter that pay tribute to his father, the working man, Bob Dylan and more.
1515 Liberty St., Oshkosh, WI 54901
11 Drop Baby Drop: LIL’ REV. Singer and multi-instrumentalist presents 18 tracks blending original and trad songs and tunes of rare blues and old-time music on the ukulele.
12 Dagnall Ave, Chorltin cum Hardy, Manchester M21 8EZ, England
007 Nia Morgan: NIA MORGAN. Acoustic debut album from English singer-songwriter, includes 4 original Welsh language tracks.
1876 Garden Dr., Vancouver, BC V5N 4W7
02 Leaning to the Sun: PAWNSHOP DIAMOND. Vancouver-based 5-piece band blends gypsy, jazz, folk and rock ’n’ roll on 10-track sophomore album.
Dunvegan, Portree, Isle of Skye IV558ZA, Scotland
005 Live: PEATBOG FAERIES. 11 live tracks recorded from 2008 concerts in The Queen’s Hall and Durham Theatre.
906-1188 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC V6A 4B3, Canada
Shaded Joy: PENNAN BRAE. 7-track EP from Canadian singer-songwriter and 4-piece backing band.
P.O. Box 753, Columbus, NC 28722
1170 The Other Side of Towne: GRASSTOWNE. Bluegrass and acoustic 5-piece band presents 14-track sophomore album, with backing.
1171 Susanville: THE DIXIE BEE-LINERS. 19 tracks blending bluegrass, folk and Americana sounds.
P.O. Box 1264, Northampton, MA 01061
001 Parade of Echoes: MAURA KENNEDY. Singer-songwriter’s solo debut features 13 original tracks with folk-pop sounds inspired by novels, poems and dreams.
Plantation #1/ Vizztone
815 Office Park Rd., Suite 9, West Des Moines, IA 50265
001 Country Man: MAC ARNOLD and PLATE FULL O’ BLUES. South Carolina-based 5-piece band delivers 13 mainly original songs with Chicago r&b sound.
Dignajas 2, Riga LV-1004, Latvia
Isakas Nakts Dziesmas: ILGI. Twelfth album from Latvian post-folk band features songs of the Latvian midsummer celebration, Jani.
The Pod Squad
509 W. 34th St. 3rd Fl., New York, NY
Volume 5: Best of the Bowl, Ingles y Español: HOT PEAS ’N BUTTER. 11 Caribbean and Latin American songs for children combine traditional and pop music influences.
1890 Lazy Z Rd., Nederland, CO 80466
11104 Todd Adelman and the Love Handles: TODD ADELMAN and THE LOVE HANDLES. Debut album from Colorado-based roots/country septet.
P.O. Box 846, Austin, TX 78767
0004 Porterdavis: PORTERDAVIS. 10 tracks from Austin-based Americana/roots/blues trio, features nine originals and a cover of Muddy Waters’ Can’t be Satisfied.
162 Duncan St., San Franciso, CA 94110
Terrible Operation Blues: DEVINE’S JUG BAND. Four-piece band’s debut album of folk, blues and jug band sounds.
309 4th St., Galena, IL 61036
Reach Out Together: JIM POST with JERRY MILLER, RANDY SABIEN, ANDY STEIL. Singer and guitarist presents 14-track album of originals, trads and covers.
1879 13th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Live at Pineapple Willy’s: BEN PRESTAGE. One man band’s seventh album delivers live 2-CD set totaling 27 tracks of Mississippi and Florida blues.
353 Kearny St, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108
Project Ahimsa Presents Global Lingo: VARIOUS. 17 tracks from impoverished children all over the world hoping to better their lives through music.
P.O. Box 34114, Pensacola, FL 32607
009 Hill of Thieves: CARA DILLON. 10 trads and one original on fourth album from Irish traditional singer, with backing on fiddle, whistle, bodhran, guitar, piano and Uilleann pipes.
8129 Pennington Dr., Laurel, MD 20724
1102 Breaking: BRIAN LARSEN. Debut solo album features 13 tracks of acoustic pop from singer-songwriter.
411 Lafayette St., 4th Fl., New York, NY 10003
292 Brazilian Café: VARIOUS. 12 tracks of Brazilian samba, bossa nova and jazz music demonstrating the strong connection between music and food.
294 España: VARIOUS. 11-track compilation from contemporary Spanish artists influenced by flamenco, rumba catalana, pop and more.
RR 5, Stratford, ON N5A 6S6, Canada
113 A Mediterranean Odyssey: LOREENA McKENNITT. 2-disc set from Canadian new age artist’s 2009 Mediterranean tour, includes live performances, previously released recordings and 24-page booklet.
19 Walker Rd., Foster, RI 02825
1011 The Weaver’s Bonny: ATWATER-DONNELLY. 11th recording from folk duo, features songbook to accompany the album.
259 N Center, Green River, WY 82935
03 Where Cowpokes Grow: BRYAN RAGSDALE. 13 tracks from singer-songwriter combine country, bluegrass and folk.
6565 Foothills Ln., Concord, NC 28025
2731 Nothing Gold Can Stay: THE DUKE and THE KING. Catskills-based songwriting duo presents debut album blending country, psychedelia and more.
15938 Vanowen, Suite #6, Van Nuys, CA 91406
25 The Amazing Oscar Micheaux: STACE ENGLAND and THE SALT KINGS. Illinois-based 4-piece band presents 12 tracks detailing the legend of African American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux.
Raven Marching Band
P.O. Box 12713, Portland, OR 97212
006 July Flame: LAURA VEIRS. Colorado-born singer and guitarist presents 13 original folk songs.
P.O. Box 2027, East Ivanhoe, VIC 3079, Australia
299 Merle Travis: The Merle Travis Guitar / Walkin’ The Strings ... Plus: MERLE TRAVIS. Compilation of two full length albums, The Merle Travis Guitar and Walkin’ The Strings, on one CD, includes five bonus tracks.
300 The Quintessential Hank Thompson 1948-1979: HANK THOMPSON. 30-track compilation of best hits from Texas-born country/rockabilly singer and guitarist.
301 Me And Jerry / Me And Chet ... Plus: CHET ATKINS and JERRY REED. Compilation of two albums from flatpicking guitarists on one CD, includes 8 bonus tracks, 6 of which have never been recorded on CD.
308 Hand Sown ... Home Grown / Silk Purse: LINDA RONSTADT. Compilation of two country-rock albums, Hand Sown and Silk Purse, plus one bonus track.
Razor & Tie / American Masters
214 Sullivan Street, 4th Fl., New York, NY 10012
86035 How Sweet the Sound: JOAN BAEZ. 15-track CD, with music from the documentary film of the same name, includes trads, folk standards, covers and originals, as well as previously unreleased material, from across the folk singer-songwriter’s career.
PO Box 209, Bonner Springs, KS 66012
302 Merry Christmas Tonight: THE ISLES OF RHYTHM. 18 original and traditional Christmas songs demonstrating Irish, Caribbean and Afro-American rhythms performed by old-time string band.
5378 Boyd Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
04 Dream: MICHAEL DeWALL. Sophomore album from singer-songwriter features 13 original tracks combining pop, folk, jazz and Latin influences.
P.O. Box 7405, Charlottesville, VA 22906
1834 Deep in the Shade: STEEP CANYON RANGERS. North Carolina-born quintet delivers fifth album combining original and trad old-time and bluegrass sounds.
PO Box 150112, San Rafael, CA 94901
Crepusculo: PETRACOVICH. San Francisco-based folk-pop trio presents third album, with backing.
P. O. Box 1372, Highland Park, NJ 08904
107 The Best of Dave Elder and The Elderadoes: DAVE ELDER. Singer-songwriter blends folk, rock, blues and country on 15 tracks.
P.O. Box 4044, 501 W. Lynnhurst Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104
220 Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House: THE WAILIN’ JENNYS. 18 tracks recorded live from all-female Canadian folk band, features new member Heather Masse on upright bass.
221 500 Miles: The Blue Rock Sessions: CLIFF EBERHARDT. Pennsylvania-born singer-songwriter presents 12 original and cover songs combining Americana, Tex-Mex and blues, with backing.
222 Tremolo: THE PINES. Third album from Iowa-based duo blends old blues and folk influences with indie-rock and Americana styles.
223 So Dark You Can See: JOHN GORKA. Veteran folk singer-songwriter presents 16 mainly original songs and tunes with covers of Trouble in Mind, I Think of You and The Dutchman.
225 A Shot of Love in a Time of Need: WILLIE MURPHY. Minneapolis-based soul and r&b singer/guitarist presents 20-track, 2-CD album of originals and classics.
226 Bird Song: HEATHER MASSE. Debut solo album featuring acoustic pop, jazz, country and blues songs from New York-based vocalist/bassist and member of The Wailin’ Jennys.
227 Shimmer: PIETA BROWN. Label debut from folk and country singer-songwriter presents 7-track EP featuring bare-bones demos of original songs.
31 Montrose, Buffalo, NY 14214
003 Turn Your Face to the Sun: CATHY CARFAGNA. Solo album from keyboardist and vocalist for Americana band, the Outlyers.
Rosenlundsgatan 30 B, Stockholm 118 53, Sweden
004 Rockridge Hollerin’: THE ROCKRIDGE BROTHERS. Sophomore album from Swedish old-time/bluegrass/punk quintet.
134 Sereno Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87501
003 Windward: ROUND MOUNTAIN. Third album from roots multi-instrumentalists and brothers.
410-2416 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E2, Canada
002 I’m Just Warming Up: KATE REID. Sophomore album from Canadian singer-songwriter with a spoken-word and comedienne feel.
68 King St., New York, NY 10014
1010 The Trouble with Flying: ORBA SQUARA. Second album from NYC-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an art-pop feel.
P.O. Box 4331, Sheffield S8 2EX, UK
005 What We Do: KATHRYN TICKELL and PETER TICKELL. 12 tracks, mixing traditionals and originals, from Northumbrian fiddlers.
101 Jefferson Ave, 4C, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Jessie Murphy in the Woods: JESSIE MURPHY IN THE WOODS. 5-track EP from New York City-based all-female chamber pop trio with influences including Neko Case, the Carter Family, Stevie Nicks and Emily Dickinson.
PO Box 14453, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
430922 First Rain: INGA SWEARINGEN. Singer-songwriter presents 12 folk and bluesy jazz tracks, with backing on acoustic guitar, bass, violin and cello.
195 Mile End Road, Colchester C04 5 DB, England
1109 Lions: REV SIMPKINS. Sophomore album features 11 tracks mixing folk, psychedelia and blues.
3950 Linwood St, Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 4R5, Canada
301 Bury Me Deep in the Ground: COLIN RINK. Debut album from Canadian folk singer-songwriter.
Clamzo’s Court, 218 Beach Rd, Washington, MA 01223
1128 Tales of ’69: ARLO GUTHRIE. Nine tracks from veteran folk singer-songwriter recorded live in 1969, includes three previously unreleased songs.
1097 General Greene Rd., Washington’s Crossing, PA 18977
61236 Some Assembly Required: ASSEMBLY OF DUST. 13 tracks from folk-rock quartet features guests Richie Havens, David Grisman, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Martin Sexton, Tony Rice, Grace Potter and more.
278 Sterling St, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Lead Me Home: JEAN ROHE. Singer-composer delivers mainly original compositions that blend jazz, North American folk, Brazilian and Afro-Peruvian traditions on debut album.
P.O. Box 6284, Somerset, NJ 08875-6284
Live from Outer Space: CARLA ULBRICH. Fifth release from observationally witty acoustic singer-songwriter, recorded live at the Sirius XM Radio Performance Theater.
120 Rosebank Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Selma Chalk: JEFF and VIDA. Nashville-based duo returns with 13 acoustic bluegrass original songs influenced by southern and Appalachian string sounds, with backing.
P.O. Box 70661, Oakland Park, FL 33307
Autoharp Songs and Solos: KEVIN ROTH. Autoharp player and singer-songwriter delivers 15 original and trad tracks, with backing.
One Rounder Way, Burlington, MA 01803
0606 Whatcha Gonna Do: CLAIRE LYNCH. Veteran bluegrass singer and band presents 12-track blend of covers and originals with contemporary folk, country, rock and swing influences.
0614 Can’t You Hear the Mountains Calling: RALPH STANLEY and THE CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS feat. CHARLIE SIZEMORE. Rerelease of 12-track mountain-rooted bluegrass album recorded in 1986 under the title 16 Years.
0622 The Ultimate Collection: JOE DIFFIE. 20 tracks of re-recorded songs from country singer-songwriter, with backing.
1162 My Dusty Road: WOODY GUTHRIE. 54 tracks, six previously unreleased, on four discs from legendary folk singer, includes 68-page book containing rare artwork and photographs and limited edition packaging.
3254 Shadow on the Ground: JAMES HAND. Texan country singer-songwriter and guitarist’s sophomore album features 12 tracks plus a video excerpt from the documentary The James Hand Story.
The Royal Potato Family
105 15th St, Ste 3L, Brooklyn, NY 11215
002 Folk Singer: NATHAN MOORE. Eight-track EP from folk singer unaccompanied on acoustic guitar, banjo, harmonica and vocals.
P.O. Box 224, Huntington, NY 11743
001 Return to the Dream: RETURN TO THE DREAM. Original contemporary folk tunes on acoustic 4-piece group’s debut album.
P.O. Box 49227, Austin, TX 78765
Fat Man and Little Boy: The Atomic Duo: MARK RUBIN & SILAS LOWE. Debut release features 15 trad acoustic songs blending Americana, roots and folk from Austin-based duo.
Ludwig-Wagner-Str. 31A, Lindewerra D-37318, Germany
1137 Heal My Blues: DANI WILDE. Debut solo album from blues guitarist features eight originals.
font color="black">1154 Songs from the Road: JEFF HEALEY. 11 previously unreleased live tracks from late blues singer and guitarist, with backing from long-time touring band.
1125 S. 31st St., Lincoln, NE 68510
Debasement Tapes: TOM MARTIN. Singer-songwriter and guitarist delivers 13 traditional covers and original songs and tunes blending folk and Celtic sounds.
109 Tendril Ct., Williamsburg, VA 23188
10 A Kilted Christmas With Coyote Run: COYOTE RUN. Live DVD of 2008 holiday concert from Virginia-based Celtic/folk band at Kimball Theatre in Colonial Williamsburg.
11 Clearview Dr., Newtown, PA 18940
Jealousy: RUNA. Debut album features trad and contemporary Celtic music from Philadelphia-based band.
P.O. Box 660040, Arcadia, CA 91066-0040
1047 My Sisters and Me: GOLD HEART. 12 original tracks from contemporary family bluegrass band.
1051 My Own Set of Rules: LOU REID and CAROLINA. 13 tracks from bluegrass quartet with guest Ron Stewart on fiddle.
Kauppakaari 6 A 2, Kerava 04200, Finland
06-1 Taivaan Kaarta Kantamassa (The Vault of Heaven): KEIJO PUUMALAINEN and KAMARIYHTYE SAMMAL (THE MOSS ENSEMBLE). Three original tracks from percussionist and composer.
PO Box 8394, Bloomington, IN 47407
Salaam: SALAAM. 12 tracks from Iraqi-American musicians combining traditional Arabic and Turkish styles with American blues and jazz influences.
28 Angela Lane, Watertown, MA 02472
Down on the Rain: SHAKY FOOT. Full length debut from Boston-based blues/rock trio.
4760 Walnut St., Ste. 106, Boulder, CO 80301-2561
1122 New Country Blues: EMMITT-NERSHI BAND. Singer-songwriter duo blend trad and modern bluegrass sounds to create 11 tracks.
Newtown Street, Kilsyth, Glasgow G65 0LY, U.K.
794 Edinburgh Toon: NORTH SEA GAS. Scottish folk band presents 16 tracks mixing trad, contemporary and originals.
Seita Music Ky
P.O. Box 95, Seinäjoki 60101, Finland
014 Hero: VILLE OJANEN. Violinist-composer presents second solo album, blending orchestral world music with heavy Scandinavian influences.
P.O. Box 557, Severn, MD 21144
0043 Stronger Every Day: MIKE MORGAN and THE CRAWL. A baker’s dozen Texas blues songs from veteran guitarist/singer-songwriter and band.
0044 Radio Blues: STEVE GUYGER. 14 originals and covers from Philadelphia-based harmonica musician and soul/blues vocalist, covers include Muddy Waters’ Let Me Hang Around and Joe Liggins’ Honeydripper.
0046 More Rare Gems: CHICAGO BLUES HARMONICA PROJECT. Follow-up to 2005’s Project, features six more Chicago harmonica players.
0047 Just For You: DARRELL NULISCH. Texas-born blues and soul singer presents 10-track album blending swamp blues, Memphis soul, Motown pop and Texas strut, with backing.
0048 Troubled Child: CHARLES WILSON. 10 soul/blues tracks from vocalist, features backing horn section arranged by Willie Henderson.
37 E. Clinton St., Newton, NJ 07860
6207 A Taste of the Truth: GENE WATSON. 11 tracks from veteran country music singer-songwriter.
2202 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
1044 Monsters of Folk: MONSTERS OF FOLK. Blues and folk-influenced quartet presents 15-track debut album.
443 Janeville Rd., Berryville, VA 22611
Fields of Fescue: FURNACE MOUNTAIN. 12 tracks of mainly traditional songs from 4-piece folk/old-time band.
P.O. Box 120157, Nashville, TN 37212
West Cross Timbers: AMANDA SHIRES. 11 Americana and roots originals from fiddle player and vocalist, with backing.
1620 Haskell St, Austin, TX 78702
Mean Old Way: SHOTGUN PARTY. Sophomore album from western swing trio, blending soul, country, folk, bluegrass and swing influences.
2042-A Armacost Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025
11087 Walking On a Wire: 1968-2009: RICHARD THOMPSON. 4-CD box set includes 71 tracks, representing every album from legendary British folk-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist, and a 60-page booklet.
11471 Blood and Candle Smoke: TOM RUSSELL. Veteran Texas-based singer-songwriter presents 12 contemporary originals.
Anne and Pete Sibley
P.O. Box 1474, Jackson, WY 83001
05 Coming Home: ANNE and PETE SIBLEY. Fourth album from husband and wife folk/bluegrass duo features 11 originals and three trads.
P.O. Box 106, Whately, MA 01093
Don’t Kiss Her Face: THE ECHELONS. California-based 5-piece family band, joined by two neighbors, presents 11 tracks mixing pop and rock.
Live: CROOKED STILL. First live recording from old-time/bluegrass quintet features two previously unreleased tracks.
2022 Chicken Ain’t Chicken: THE SWEETBACK SISTERS. 13-track album mixes country classics and a few originals.
2024 Time Stands Still: CHRIS SMITHER. Blues and folk singer/guitarist features 11 tracks mixing originals and covers from the likes of Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler and Frank Hutchison on 11th studio album.
2025 Golden Apples of the Sun: CAROLINE HERRING. Singer-songwriter’s fourth album features 12 tracks of trads and originals.
2811 Wilshire Blvd, # 900, Santa Monica, CA 90403
10 Topanga Ranch Motel: STEVEN CASPER and COWBOY ANGST. 4-track EP from Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and his 4-piece band.
55 8th Avenue, #2104, New York, NY 10018
1292 Afghan Star: VARIOUS. Soundtrack to Havana Marking’s documentary about a TV show called Afghan Star, modeled after American Idol, which features songs from Afghan music tradition.
P.O. Box 23163, Angus DD8 4YL, Scotland, UK
495 Lift: SINSHEEN. Debut album from Scottish harmony duo.
P.O. Box 1997, Highland Park, IL 60035-1997
5017 In Hymn I Trust: SHIRLEY SMITH. Florida-based singer and pianist delivers 11-track debut album of Gospel sounds, with backing on the organ, piano, drums and bass.
540 Hampshire St, San Francisco, CA 94110
1158 Fondo: VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ. 10 originals and one traditional from Malian guitarist and singer-songwriter with a bluesy feel.
1159 Undersea Poem: UNDERSEA POEM. New York City-based duo delivers 17 tracks combining bossa nova, indie rock and more.
1160 Vagarosa: CÉU. Sophomore album from Brazilian-born singer-songwriter.
1162 Aguilas and Cobras: BROWNOUT. Eight-piece, Austin-based Latin funk ensemble delivers 15 tracks on sophomore album.
P.O. Box 98038, 970 Queen St. East, Toronto, ON M4M 1J0, Canada
047 War Brides: AMELIA CURRAN. Ten original songs from Canadian folk and roots singer-songwriter, with backing.
329 Rockland Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075
6989010092 Songs My Dad Loved: RICKY SKAGGS. 13 tracks from veteran bluegrass and country mandolin player recorded in honor of his father.
600 Maryland Ave. SW, Ste. 2001, Washington, DC 20024
40180 50 Years: Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go?: THE NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS. 3-disc box set covering 50 years features two previously released records and a third newly compiled disc of traditional southern and Appalachian recordings, includes six previously unreleased tracks.
40551 ¡Y Que Viva Venezuela!: Maestros del Joropo Oriental: VARIOUS. 14-track collection of joropo music; liner notes include detailed history of Venezuela’s influence on joropo styles.
40552 Blodeugerdd: Song of the Flowers - An Anthology of Welsh Music and Song: VARIOUS. 14-track anthology of Welsh music and song.
40555 Borders Y Bailes: LOS TEXMANIACS. 16 tracks from Tex-Mex conjunto quartet features a mix of polka, cumbia, ranchera and bolero genres.
45069 Go Waggaloo: SARAH LEE GUTHRIE and FAMILY. Singer-songwriter presents 13-track album of children’s music blending trad songs with new compositions, featuring husband Johnny Irion, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Tao Seeger and more.
P.O. Box 215, Victor, ID 83455
123 Fishing Music II: BEN WINSHIP and DAVID THOMPSON. 16 acoustic folk and blues tunes inspired by fish, fishing and rivers features various guest musicians.
405 Kirkman Ave, Elmont, NY 11003
003 King of the Underground: THEO EASTWIND. 10 tracks from self-taught guitarist and singer-songwriter recorded live on New York City subway platforms.
PO Box 2730, Wimberley, TX 78676
56473 Nowhere But Gone: SUGAR BAYOU BAND. Debut album from acoustic/electric Americana quintet.
56474 Dance Hall Incident: SUGAR BAYOU BAND. 16 originals from electric Americana quintet.
Broad Old River 2: THE HUDSON RIVER SLOOP SINGERS. Reissue of Broad Old River, which combines studio and live tracks and includes five tracks not previously released; featuring Pete Seeger, Lydia Adams Davis, Jan Christensen and more.
Laxo, Vidlin, Shetland Islands ZE2 9QD, UK
001 Spreefix: FULLSCEILIDH SPELEMANNSLAG. Shetland 10-piece trad band, led by fiddles, presents nine tracks with Shetland, Nordic and Celtic influences.
Arts Center of Cannon County, P.O. Box 111, Woodbury, TN 37190
105 The MGM Recordings: HOWARD HOWDY FORRESTER. 12 tracks originally recorded for MGM from veteran fiddler rereleased on CD.
7615 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago, IL 60631
6001 Calamity James: JAMES McCANDLESS. Seventh album from singer-songwriter features eight original Western songs and three original Irish instrumentals.
190 Bristol Rd., Wellesley, MA 02481
Some Assembly Required: MARK STEPAKOFF. 11 original songs on third album from Boston-based contemporary singer-songwriter, with backing.
8323 Justin Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70809
901919 The Longing: SMITHFIELD FAIR. 13-track collection of originals from La.-based folk trio.
3101 Exposition Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90018
622 Thank You for Saturday: THE FURIOUS SEASONS. 7-piece Los Angeles-based band presents 10-track sophomore album of lyrical folk, pop and Americana.
Box 861, Edmonton, AB T5J 2L8, Canada
1332 Maria Muldaur and Her Garden of Joy: MARIA MULDAUR and HER GARDEN OF JOY. Veteran folk and blues singer reunites with Even Dozen Jug Band and other friends to deliver 12 tracks of trad and contemporary songs and tunes.
1345 Between a Rock and the Blues: JOE LOUIS WALKER. San Francisco-born singer-songwriter and guitarist’s 20th album features 12 tracks of contemporary songs and covers influenced by blues, soul, Gospel and r&b.
P.O. Box 3161, Roanoke, VA 24015
68 Rolling Along: JONATHAN EDWARDS. 20 songs from veteran folk/Americana singer-songwriter.
2013 4th Avenue, Third Floor, Seattle, WA 98121
760 Stray Age: DANIEL MARTIN MOORE. Debut album from folk singer-songwriter, produced by White Stripes, U2, Shins producer Joe Chiccarelli.
PO Box 17011 104 62, Stockholm, Sweden
29 When This Was the Future: LISA O PIU. Debut full-length album from Swedish folk singer-songwriter and her backing band.
120 31st Ave North, Nashville, TN 37203
4040 Almost Live: BRYAN SUTTON and FRIENDS. 10-track collection from various live studio sessions includes guests Béla Fleck, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan and Mark Schatz.
4055 Circles Around Me: SAM BUSH. Seventh solo album from award-winning mandolin player features 14 tracks mixing trad bluegrass with new and classic songs; features Del McCoury, Edgar Meyer, Jerry Douglas and Courtney Johnson.
4057 One More for the Road: ADAM STEFFEY. Award-winning mandolin player and singer-songwriter delivers second solo album, mixing classic and original songs and tunes influenced by bluegrass, big beat and grunge, with backing.
P.O. Box 20093, Castro Valley, CA 94546
005 Jericho Road: HOUSTON JONES. San Francisco-based Americana band presents 11 originals, with backing.
470 W Sun Hill Rd, Manheim, PA 17545
Old Albums: STEVEN COURTNEY and HIS BAND OF FRIENDS. 11 tracks from acoustic Americana/roots quintet.
73 Suncrest Extension, Somers, CT 06071
Last Call at the Tiki Bar: FRANK JURGENS. Debut album from pianist and singer-songwriter with a blues-rock feel and a message about corporate America and following one’s dreams.
P.O. Box 9102, Waltham, MA 02254-9102
5066 The Carolyn Hester Coalition: THE CAROLYN HESTER COALITION. First authorized reissue of 1969 psych-folk album, includes booklet with historical liner notes and rare photographs.
5067 Magazine: THE CAROLYN HESTER COALITION. Reissue of Hester’s second psych-folk album, originally recorded in 1970.
P.O. Drawer 10, Ville Platte, LA 70586-0010
6216 Live 2009: WAYNE TOUPS and ZYDECAJUN. 13-track live album of greatest hits, includes studio recording of I Should Have Never Fell in Love.
Box 4723, Rumford, RI 02916
8812 Soul Blue 7: AL BASILE. Seventh solo CD from trumpet player, combines blues, swing, jazz and soul influences.
P.O. Box 740009, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
128591 This, That and the Other: MARTY RAYBON and FULL CIRCLE. 13 tracks from country/bluegrass vocalist and his 5-piece backing band.
8 Martin Dene, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 8NA, U.K.
139 Where the Pavement Ends ...: MOULTON MORRIS MEN. Rerelease of 1979 recording of 20 English Morris Dance tracks.
141 Mulgrave Street: BLONDEL. 11 tracks from 1970s progressive/psych folk duo and original members of Amazing Blondel.
142 10 Years On ...: LITTLE JOHNNY ENGLAND. First album in six years from English folk/traditional quintet.
PO Box 1001, Montpelier, TN 05601
3038 Play for Love: DAVE KELLER. Vermont-based guitarist and singer-songwriter’s third album features 13 original soul and blues songs, with backing.
23307 Commerce Park Rd., Cleveland, OH 44122
31795 blu.black: COREY HARRIS. Veteran blues and roots musician delivers 13 tracks of mainly blues and reggae originals and a Burning Spear cover, with backing.
Shillinghill, Temple, Midlothian EH23 4SH, Scotland
2102 Zama Zama: Try Your Luck: BATTLEFIELD BAND. Contemporary Scottish 4-piece band presents 14-track collection of trads, originals and covers, including Nina Simone’s Plain Gold Ring.
14-5 Klondike Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 3L7, Canada
003 Mercy or Sin: GORDIE TENTREES. Third album from Yukon roots singer-songwriter
5219 Whites Creek Pike, Whites Creek, TN 37189
07 Acoustic Dimorphism: JOHN DANLEY. Fingerstyle guitarist presents eighth independent solo release of original, instrumental acoustic guitar sounds influenced by neo-bluegrass, bossa nova, percussive-driven harmonies, Americana and European ballads.
1202 Hayes Run Rd., Marshall, NC 28753
0910 Big Mystery: DANA and SUSAN ROBINSON. 11-track mix of originals and trads from singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist duo includes backing on guitar, banjo, fiddle, acoustic bass and more.
15 Nadine Blvd., Ocean View, NJ 08230
The Kenny Young Project: KENNY YOUNG. Four-song EP from veteran singer-songwriter with a southern rock influence.
66 Allen Street #3F, New York, NY 10002
2189 Live at the Folklore Center, NYC - March 6, 1967: TIM BUCKLEY. 16 live tracks, including six never-before-released songs, from late 1960s-era singer-songwriter; includes liner notes written by Izzy Young and a transcribed interview with Buckley.
2219 I’m Going Down To North Carolina: The Complete Recordings of The Red Fox Chasers (1928-31): THE RED FOX CHASERS. 2-disc, complete anthology featuring 21-track mix of Appalachian fiddle tunes, Tin Pan Alley songs, Victorian sentimental compositions and old-time mountain music.
2257 Frank Fairfield: FRANK FAIRFIELD. 11-track debut album from California-based fiddle, guitar and banjo player.
Holme St, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EE, England
001 Trades Roots: Live: VARIOUS. 18 live tracks from various artists who have played the Trades Club in England, including Robin Williamson, Chris Smither, Wizz Jones and more.
Tradition & Moderne
Keplerstraße 28, Bremen 28203, Germany
045 Geoff Muldaur and The Texas Sheiks: GEOFF MULDAUR and THE TEXAS SHEIKS. Six-piece band delivers 14 tracks of trad and cover songs blending folk, blues, jug band and ragtime on tribute album to singer-songwriter Stephen Bruton.
P.O. Box 2797, West Lafayette, IN 47996
04 Cold Blows the Day: Songs and Carols Celebrating the Winter Season: TRAVELER’S DREAM. Duo presents 12 tracks of trad and originals with the guitar, Irish flute, mandolin, concertina, bouzouki and tin whistle.
10531 Oaklawn Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
1002 Resurrection Blues: ERNEST TROOST. Singer-songwriter and composer delivers 13 tracks blending folk and Piedmont blues-style guitar picking.
P.O. Box 5543, Maryville, TN 37802
One Earth: SPARKY and RHONDA RUCKER. Married duo presents 14 Americana original tunes with activist overtones.
2 Gold Street #1009, New York, NY 10038
Long Ride: VICKY EMERSON. Singer-songwriter delivers nine tracks of Americana with trad country influences.
P.O. Box 8174, Van Nuys, CA 91409-8174
1315 Do Not Insert in Ear Canal: PHIL WARD. Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter delivers 27 mainly original songs on second solo album.
P.O. Box 8174, Van Nuys, CA 91409-8174
1318 Flod: ANDREW LORAND. 31 songs on two discs from singer-songwriter; one disc is entirely live and the other is a collection of older recordings.
True North Records
14 - 3245 Harvest Rd., Burlington, ON L5N 3T7, Canada
529 No Fool for Trying: MADISON VIOLET. Blending city-folk and Americana, the Canadian-born, Scottish-influenced duo presents 11 original tracks.
Varhnemsg 4, Malmo 21215 , Sweden
004 Payback Time: TUMMEL. Seven-piece band’s third album features klezmer and Balkan music with added sounds of New Orleans jazz, rock, punk, cabaret and more.
68 Jay St., #907, Brooklyn, NY 11201
2018 Altogether Now (Birds Bees Flowers Trees): PATRICK and EUGENE. Brit neo-vaudevillians present 14 tracks blending banjos, ukuleles, bells, bongos and more.
P.O. Box 5178, Larkspur, CA 94977
Ten In One: STEVIE COYLE. 12 tracks consisting of originals, trads and covers from guitarist/singer, with backing and special guests.
Reynagøta 12, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands FO-100, Denmark
98 Himmerlandsmelodier: ESKIL ROMME. 13 instrumental tracks from Danish composer/saxophonist features backing on accordion, percussion, violin, piano, bass and guitar.
2118 Maplewood Ave., Abinton, PA 19001
Pilgrim’s Progress: GEOFF HANSPLANT. Piedmont-style blues guitarist presents 13 originals mixing folk, blues and rock.
5501 71st St, Ste 3, Indianapolis, IN 46220
984182 Stepping Up and Stepping Out: CLARENCE FOUNTAIN, SAM BUTLER and THE BOYS. Debut album from ex-Blind Boys of Alabama singer and guitarist.
61 Fourth Ave. pmb 126, New York, NY 10003
Ha’Orot: The Lights of Rav Kook: GREG WALL. Combination of modern jazz and spoken word of Rabbi Itzchak Marmorstein.
8141 Tsuker-zis: FRANK LONDON and LORIN SKLAMBERG. Third album from traditional Jewish trumpeter/keyboardist and accordionist features Jewish holiday songs.
Ubuntu World Music
284 Seventh Avenue #1C, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Dance Mama!: CHRISTINE VAINDIRLIS. London-born, South-Africa-raised singer/composer’s debut album features 10 original tracks mixing South African jazz, r&b and funk influences, with backing.
39 Oxford St., Toronto, ON M5B 1N8, Canada
003 Travelling Show: THE UNDESIRABLES. Canadian duo of Corin Raymond and Sean Cotton delivers third album of mainly original folk songs.
40 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203
0013231 Happiness and All Other Things: CROSS CANADIAN RAGWEED. Grassroots foursome returns with 12 tracks of acoustic southern rock.
872 Highway 758, Eunice, LA 70535
0007 Vive L’Amour: BONSOIR, CATIN. 12 Cajun tracks from all-female quintet.
0008 Linzay Young and Joel Savoy: LINZAY YOUNG and JOEL SAVOY. 13 Cajun/folk tracks from fiddling duo.
2700 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 1100, Santa Monica, CA 90404-4066
Stupid Love: MINDY SMITH. Fourth release from folk/country singer-songwriter.
79941 Trevor Hall: TREVOR HALL. Debut major label release from 22-year-old guitarist who combines reggae and acoustic rock styles.
11846 Ventura Blvd., Suite 130, Studio City, CA 91604
965 Andy Warhol Presents: Man on the Moon - The John Phillips Space Musical: JOHN PHILLIPS. 38 previously unreleased originals from lost musical, includes video footage from 1974 rehearsal, PDF of original playbill, press, early scripts and more.
2545 31st St, Ste 1, Astoria, NY 11102
Hollis Brown: HOLLIS BROWN. Debut album from Queens-based funk/blues/rock quartet.
230 Mott St, New York, NY 10012
13 Always and Everywhere: P.J. PACIFICO. Second album from acoustic singer-songwriter featuring a ukulele cover of the Beatles’ I Wanna Hold Your Hand.
3650 Kaneff Crescent, PH-2, Mississauga, ON L5A 4A1, Canada
001 Meera - The Lover ...: VANDANA VISHWAS. Debut album from Canadian-Indian singer-composer features nine tracks of traditional songs based off of Meera Bai’s poetry.
5368 Coolbrook Ave, Montreal, QC H3X 2L4, Canada
092005 Blood Red: GROOVE KINGS. 10 tracks from Montreal-based blues/rock/r&b duo.
150 Ridge Pike, Suite 230C, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Every Second in Between: LILI AÑEL. Fifth album from Philadelphia-based jazz singer-songwriter and guitarist.
P.O. Box 55246, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
1001 Uncorked: AL STEWART and DAVE NACHMANOFF. Veteran songwriting duo presents 13 live tracks of original songs.
P.O. Box 83, Glen Ellyn, IL 60138
089 Blooming: KATE MacLEOD. Singer-songwriter delivers 12 mainly original acoustic tracks mixing country, folk, bluegrass, folk-rock, pop, art-song and modern Americana.
88 On a Good Day ... I Am: SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG. Chicago alt. folk trio deliver 18 acoustic tracks of mainly original songs.
90 Minstrel’s Daughter: JENNIFER LEONHARDT. 10-track album from Austin-based indie singer and trained violinist combines alt-country, blues and folk-rock.
48 Banks St., Apt. 3, Somerville, MA 02144
Carpenter Bird: THE DAVID WAX MUSEUM. Boston-based Mexo-Americana quartet’s debut album features 12 tracks blending trad Mexican and American folk sounds.
198 University Ave, #2, Fredericton, NB E3B 4H7, Canada
003 Si, Para Usted: The Funky Beats of Revolutionary Cuba Vol. 2: VARIOUS. Second album in series featuring Communist Cuban funk combined with fuzz, revolutionary fervor, rock, jazz, psychedelic, electronic and soul.
610 N. Water St., Ste. 100, Milwaukee, WI 53202
0901 How to Rob a Bank: WILLY PORTER. 11 tracks from folk rock singer-songwriter backed by Los Angeles-based quartet, Raining Jane.
387 14th St., #1, Brooklyn, NY 11215
0032 Gnawbone: WILL SCOTT. A dozen original blues and Americana songs on debut album from NYC-based singer-songwriter/guitarist; special guests include Jolie Holland, Samantha Parton and Jan Bell.
650, rue Vinet, Montréal, QC H3J 2G1, Canada
034 Burnout: OX. Sudbury-based 4-piece band presents seven songs mixing psychedelia, alt-country, indie rock and more.
573 Rockdale Ave., New Bedford, MA 02740
007 Sweet and Salty: DALE ROBIN. First solo album from folk singer-songwriter includes a variety of originals, traditionals and covers.
Postfach 260227, Köln D-50515, Germany
87180 Koder på snor (Codes on a string): VALRAVN. Danish/Faroese folktronica quintet delivers sophomore album of mainly original tracks blending electronics and Nordic folk roots.
P.O. Box 15, Marlboro, VT 05344
Branches on the Family Tree: THE MacARTHUR FAMILY. 12 traditional songs from stringband family trio.
P.O. Box 443, North Salem, NY 10560
Anna Rose: ANNA ROSE. Debut five-song EP from singer-songwriter and guitarist.
6395 Gunpark Dr., Ste. A, Boulder, CO 80301
0011 Beyond the Forest: BAKA BEYOND. Modern arrangements featuring bass and guitar of field recordings of Baka pygmy yelli singing made in the Cameroon rain forest.
0093 Saturn Returns: ALEX THEORY. Nine-track modern music album blends jazz, world and dub sounds.
0096 Spa India: VARIOUS. Eight-track compilation of New Age and Spa India sounds includes world flutes, South Asian jazz and more.
Whoop it Up!
2169 Shadybrook Lane, Birmingham, AL 35226
104 Throw the Old Cow Over the Fence: RED MOUNTAIN. 21 tracks from old-time string and dance band originally known as Red Mountain White Trash.
502 Soule Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Pearls: ORPHEUM BELL. Sophomore album features 11 original songs and tunes from 6-piece band influenced by country and Eastern European music.
May Cottage, Fullerton Road, Wherwell, Hampshire, SP11 7JS, U.K.
363 Gleowien: VICKI SWAN and JONNY DYER. 12 tracks featuring a combination of originals, English traditionals and Swedish pipe tunes from Scottish piper/flutist and guitarist.
364 The Axford Five: THE ASKEW SISTERS and CRAIG MORGAN ROBSON. 15 traditional songs from five female singers recorded by song collector George Gardiner in rural Hampshire, England, over 100 years ago.
367 Past and Present: ROGER WATSON. 14 tracks combining originals and English folk traditionals from singer-songwriter and dance caller.
1 Bevendean Crescent, Brighton BN2 4RB, UK
004 Willkommen Collective, Vol. 1: VARIOUS. 14 tracks from various folk musicians who comprise Brighton, UK-based collective, including Shoreline, Sons of Noel and Adrian, The Leisure Society, Moonshine Moonshine, Atlas Crease, Laish Quartet and The Miserable Rich.
705 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540-6654
4042 Songs ... With Repercussions: RONNY COX. 15 tracks from actor and singer-songwriter, including three originals.
4451 Garvin Road, Quesnel, BC V2J 6R1, Canada
001 Wingdamramblers: WINGDAMRAMBLERS. Duo’s acoustic contemporary folk debut album, with backing.
8 Alfred Square, Deal, Kent CT14 6LU, U.K.
2045 Dancing to the Devil’s Beat: STRAWBS. 40th anniversary album from British folk quintet.
606 St. Johns Pl., Brooklyn, NY 11238
Broken Land Bell: THE WIYOS. Fourth album from blues/swing/experimental pop quartet is first to feature entirely original material.
561 Public St., Providence, RI 02907
001 Mistaken Identity: JACOB HALLER. Rhode Island-based singer-songwriter presents 12-track album of originals.
123 Knapp Lane, Eugene, OR 97404
Darning Socks for the Apocalypse: PATRICK KAVANEY and THE LAST DRAGS. Debut album blending indie Americana, jazz and rock from Oregon-based 4-piece band.
dist. Harmonia Mundi USA, 1117 Chestnut St., Burbank, CA 91506-1624
468088 rivermudtwilight: LES TRIABOLIQUES. 11 tracks from British multi-instrumentalist trio.
468089 Saints and Tzadiks: SUSAN MCKEOWN and LORIN SKLAMBERG. Collaboration of 12 Yiddish and Irish traditionals from Dublin-born singer and Jewish-American singer, with backing.
468090 Trova: MARTA TOPFEROVA. Singer and guitarist presents 11 mainly original songs based on Latin American folk.
468096 Imidiwan: Companions: TINARIWEN. 14 tracks from electric Tuareg blues band set in the Sahara desert.
479029 Outra Praia: SWAMI JR.. Brazilian guitarist and composer presents 12 tracks on first solo song album.
498031 No Tan Distinta: GABRIELA TORRES. Argentinian singer, composer and guitarist delivers 11 tracks of mainly original songs blending tango, milonga, bossa nova and more.
498033 Lus: NANCY VIEIRA. 12 tracks blending roots and folk music from Cape Verde singer.
P.O. Box 8101, White Plains, NY 10602
19 A Whaling Trilogy: JAMES DURST / KIM SCHARNBERG. 12-minute symphony telling the story of a New England whaler, his wife and the whale itself.
20 Songs from Hue Manatee’s Quest: JAMES DURST. 10 tracks, split into two acts, showcasing the story of Hue the Manatee and his desire to save the environment.
The Drive, Tyrrells Wood, Leatherhead KT22 8QW, U.K.
222 Ma’Cheri: FRESHLY GROUND. 14 tracks from 7-member pan-African band blending the traditional styles of their native countries (South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe) with rock, blues and jazz.
232 Más Allá de Todo: PABLO MILANÉS and CHUCHO VALDÉS. 10 original Cuban folk tracks from songwriter, Milanés, and jazz pianist, Valdés, on their first collaboration.
239 Liberté: KHALED. 17 tracks blending hypnotic trance rhythms with traditional Algerian Gnawa music, featuring the accordion, gumbri, ney flute, guellal and Egyptian strings mixed with acoustic backing.
244 The Magic Couple: AMADOU and MARIAM. 15 French-language tracks from blind West African couple, Amadou on guitar and percussion and Mariam on vocals.
1790930 Mírame: ELEFTHERIA ARVANITAKI. 12 tracks from Greek folk/pop/roots singer who combines traditional and contemporary Greek music, along with influences from Spain and northern Africa.
10426 Woodbine St., Los Angeles, CA 90034
Freedom: YEH DEDE. Los Angeles-based 6-piece band delivers 12 tracks of West African, Afro-Cuban and Middle Eastern tradition.
1910 Madison Avenue #671, Memphis, TN 38104
1653 Blues Woman: FIONA BOYES. 15 original blues tracks from Australian-born guitarist, features guests Watermelon Slim, Marcia Ball and Pinetop Perkins.
1678 Swimming in Turpentine: WOODBRAIN. A baker’s dozen roots-based tracks from 4-piece, blues-rock collective; backing includes guitar, bass, harmonica and drums.
9102 17th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98115-3212
10024 Cold Pizza for Breakfast: CHRISTINE LAVIN. Humorous contemporary folk singer-songwriter’s 20th solo album features 15-track mix of original, cover and live songs.
P.O. Box 4821, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-4821
2155 Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women: DAVE ALVIN and THE GUILTY WOMEN. 12 tracks from veteran roots/Americana singer-songwriter with backing from all-female group The Guilty Women.
2198 Man of Somebody’s Dreams: A Tribute to Chris Gaffney: VARIOUS. 18 tracks in honor of Hacienda Brothers’ founding member and country-soul singer-songwriter, features artists Boz Scaggs, Calexico, Los Lobos and more.
2202 The Excitement Plan: TODD SNIDER. 11 originals from roots singer-songwriter, as well as a cover of Robert Earl Keen’s Corpus Christi Bay.
The Yes Pleases
18023 10th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
13 From Whence it Came: THE YES PLEASES. 10 originals from rock quartet.
232 1/2 Elm St, Elkins, WV 26241
074 If You Want to Go to Sleep, Go to Bed: CASEY JOE ABAIR and HUNTER ROBERTSON. Duo delivers 17 old-time banjo and fiddle duets featuring trad American songs and tunes from the Appalachians.
230 Kings Mall Court #194, Kingston, NY 12401
40 The Glass Bead Game: JAMES BLACKSHAW. Sophomore album from 12-string guitarist inspired by the likes of John Fahey and Robbie Basho includes backing on violin, clarinet, flute and cello.
23 Music Square East, Nashville, TN 37203
Zambricki: ZAMBRICKI. 5-song EP from Nashville-based singer-songwriter/guitarist features four originals and a cover of Ani DiFranco’s As Is.
5310 32nd Ave South, Seattle, WA 98118
Blue Bird: PAUL BENOIT. Songwriter’s fifth solo album with 11 tracks of original songs.
431 Saw Mill River Road, Millwood, NY 10546
200908 Rocket 88: Tribute to Ike Turner: MR. GROOVE BAND. 13-track tribute to legendary rock and blues musician spanning his 56-year career, featuring two former Ikettes on vocals and a previously unreleased instrumental track.
200909 No Place for Pretty: MIKE and THE RAVENS. Second album in 45 years from veteran rock band, features ten originals.
dist. Sony, 550 Madison Ave. , New York, NY 10022
56001 Hot August Night / NYC: NEIL DIAMOND. 143-min. live DVD recording of award-winning singer-songwriter performing his classic songs from four-night concert run at Madison Square Garden in August 2008; includes bonus 10-track CD.
57067 Live at the Isle of Wight 1970: LEONARD COHEN. Canadian folk singer-songwriter’s live performance at 1970’s Isle of Wight music festival, includes DVD of festival documentary by Murray Lerner.
Eyewall / Rhino
3400 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505-4614
521760 Live at Shepherd’s Bush: STEPHEN STILLS. CD and DVD set of solo acoustic and full band sets spanning legendary songwriter’s career, including covers of Bob Dylan’s Girl From the North Country and Tom Petty’s The Wrong Thing To Do.
323 Dean St. #2, Brooklyn, NY 11217
3057 The Fine Friends Are Here: DAN ZANES and FRIENDS. Veteran children’s performer presents DVD with 13 live concert tracks and 3 animated music videos, includes 4-track bonus CD of previously unreleased songs.
Finnish Music Information Centre
Lauttasaarentie 1, Helsinki FIN-00200, Finland
Arctic Paradise: Contemporary Folk Music From Finland 2010: VARIOUS. 16 tracks of Finnish world music on album, includes 76-page booklet filled with articles, biographies and more.
7404 S. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60638
741 Use Me: 17 Selections from the African American Church Music Series: JAMES ABBINGTON, conductor. 17 songs common to African American church services, book includes complete sheet music for all 17 songs.
Idlewood / Disney Sound
P.O. Box 110535, Brooklyn, NY 11211
456600 Here Comes Science: THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS. Alt. rock band presents 19 original songs for kids plus full length animated DVD about science.
617 Elaine Dr, Nashville, TN 37211
14449 Live in Europe: JAMES McMURTRY. Texan singer-songwriter and guitarist delivers live album of European tour, featuring keyboardist Ian McLagan and Jon Dee Graham; includes bonus DVD.
RCA / Legacy
550 Madison Ave., 17th Fl., New York, NY 10022-3211
48086 Dolly: DOLLY PARTON. Four-CD box set features 99 songs including seven previously unreleased tracks and 60-page full-color booklet of photos and memorabilia.
218 Beach Rd, Washington, MA 01223
Folksong: SARAH LEE GUTHRIE and JOHNNY IRION. 2-disc set featuring live DVD recording of husband and wife folk-rock duo’s Feb. 2008 concert in Santa Ynez, CA, and accompanying CD of songs from the performance.
Simon & Simon
1099 22nd St., NW Ste. 602/603, Washington, DC 20037-1824
1009 The Tortoise and the Hare: STEPHEN SIMON and BONNIE WARD SIMON. Eighth album in Stories and Music series, includes six extra tracks about the tale, the composition of music, a rendition of Pretzel Vendor of Paris, a family sing-along and a 24-page activity booklet.
50 Stroud Green Rd., London N4 3ES, U.K.
70 Three Score and Ten: A Voice to the People: VARIOUS. 108-page illustrated book features recording and social history of artists, recordings and key personages affiliated with the record label, plus a complete discography of every Topic release from 1939 to 2009; includes 144 tracks on 7 CDs.
6395 Gunpark Dr., Ste. A, Boulder, CO 80301
0092 Deva Premal and Miten in Concert: DEVA PREMAL and MITEN with MANOSE. 12 tracks of inspirational mantras and songs with guest flutist Manose, includes six unreleased pieces; bonus DVD features over two hours of a live concert and personal interviews.
P.O. Box 331549, Nashville, TN 37203
The Craft Of Writing Hit Songs: ODIE BLACKMON. Instructional songwriting DVD, which covers elements of a song, song forms, lyrics, melody and more
902 Broadway, Floor 9, New York, NY 10010
158461 Béla Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart: SASCHA PALADINO, Director. Award-winning documentary details renowned banjo player’s trip to West Africa to investigate the instrument’s history and roots and to collaborate with West African musicians on an album of the same name; includes bonus features.
825 8th Ave, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10019
39186 Live at Montreux 1997: THE CHIEFTAINS. 85-min. DVD features legendary traditional Irish folk band performing 14 live songs and tunes blending elements of music, dance and culture; special guests include step-dancers and bagpipe players.
P.O. Box 340, Woodstock, NY 12498
21 My Instructional Tribute to Chet Atkins: STEVEN WARINER. 90-min. instructional DVD on Chet Atkins’ guitar thumbpicking techniques and original compositions from award-winning student of the legendary country music guitarist.
1650 West 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 4R3
30864 Live at the Orange Peel and Tennessee Theatre: OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW. First live concert video from Tennessee-based quintet, features 21 songs recorded over two concerts.
5 Stuyvesant Oval, #4G, New York, NY 10009
Trying Funny Stuff: THE JIMMIES. Debut DVD from indie-rock band for kids, includes songs, music videos, karaoke sing-a-longs and a bonus live concert DVD.
Razor & Tie / American Masters
214 Sullivan Street, 4th Fl., New York, NY 10012
86034 How Sweet the Sound: JOAN BAEZ. 82-min. documentary about Joan Baez’s public and private life, features interviews with David Crosby, Bob Dylan, Rev. Jesse Jackson and more; bonus content includes conversations with Joan Baez, Dar Williams, Bill Fegan and others.
8280 Willow Oaks Corporate Dr, Fairfax, VA 22031
24198 Live in New Orleans: THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA. 100 min. DVD features live 2008 concert footage of award-winning gospel group performing at Tipitina’s in New Orleans, with special guests Dr. John, Henry Butler and Susan Tedeschi; includes bonus material.
P.O. Box 802, Sparta, NJ 07871
13117 David Bromberg and His Big Band: In Concert at the Count Basie Theatre: DAVID BROMBERG and HIS BIG BAND. 100-min. DVD of veteran multi-instrumentalist and 12-piece band live at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ.