Category Archives: folk blues

SONG OF THE DAY Cuba Luna – We Live in a Dream

According to Cuba Luna’s Soundcloud page she had ‘no idea could even sing,’ what a tuneful revelation that must have been because, oh yes, this girl can most definitely sing! Cuba Luna is a singer-songwriter and guitarist whose graceful voice … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Shakey Graves – Nobody’s Fool

Alejandro Rose-Garcia, aka Shakey Graves, has been sharing his glorious blues-folk and rock’n’roll sounds ever since 2011.  Well-known for starting out as a one-man band, Shakey now shares the stage with other musicians, but his creations are still his own … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY C.W Stoneking – Early In The Morning

I’ll never forget the first time I watched a C.W Stoneking video, I’d been listening to his music for a while but never anticipated that this was the man behind such a tremendously authentic ‘old’ sound! Drawing influences from pre-war … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Shirley Collins & Davy Graham – Bad Girl

“An extraordinary album…that opened people’s minds and shaped a few careers along the way.” fROOTS Yesterday I touched upon the marvellous Folk Roots New Routes  album after featuring Davy Graham’s Pretty Polly.  Today I gave it a listen for the first time … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Davy Graham – Pretty Polly

“All of us guitarists – Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Jimmy Page, myself – owe it all to this wonderful musician. Davy never runs out of ideas, and there has not been anyone who has come close.” Ralph McTell Who would’ve … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Valerie June – Shake Down

Valerie June Hockett, aka Valerie June will be releasing her new album, In Order of Time on March 10 via Concord Records. The American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who cites artists such as Jessie Mae Hemphill, The Carter Family, Elisabeth Cotten, Bob Dylan and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY James Brute – Here She Comes

When you listen to the well-crafted songs of James Brute, you’re getting so much more than just bloody good music, for entwined in these walls of intricate rhythms and memorable melodies are lyrics that tell stories and lines that paint … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Karen Dalton – Ribbon Bow

When it comes to all things folky, its often a case of love it or hate it for me.  With Karen Dalton its very much a love.  Her vocals are distinct and have been compared to that of Billie Holiday, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cuba Luna – You Say Things Just So Mean

According to Cuba Luna’s Soundcloud page she had ‘no idea could even sing,’ what a tuneful revelation that must have been because, oh yes, this girl can definitely sing. I discovered today’s song, ‘You Say Things Just So Mean’ whilst … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Magic Trick – More

Tim Cohen is a San Francisco based musician and visual artist who has turned his hand to many different genres over the years, releasing a diverse collection of albums ranging from Hip-Hop to psychedelic-folk and garage. He performs both as … Continue reading

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