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Category: Folk

  • Simon Llewelyn Evans – 218 views on MySpace?!?!

    Simon Llewelyn Evans “Woman at a Mountain” (mp3) from “draw mountains There” (Bellsounds) More On This Album Don’t even know how I ran across Simon Llewelyn Evans but I am glad I did.  He has a new album as of last week (May 9th, 2009) and I liked the first track (above) and checked him…

  • I Was Reminded How Much I Love Lewis & Clarke, Now It’s Your Turn.

    A friend recommended and sent me a copy of the new Lewis & Clarke’s “Light Time”.  That friend is Tim Showalter (or Strand of Oaks, and fellow label mate of L&C) and I can’t thank him enough and I have to say, I was reminded how much I get lost in the beauty of almost…

  • Alexi Murdoch Soundtracks “Away We Go”, plus bonus live tracks!

    Alexi Murdoch, yes that Alexi Murdoch.  Not just for the teen dramas anymore! Seriously though, a favourite for a long time for great singer songwriter quality is Alexi Murdoch.  He has that calming voice, delicate guitar work and just a great vibe.  What wouldn’t his music be good for?  An afternoon lazing around the house,…

  • Jeff Zentner – The Dying Days of Summer {and giveaway}

    I have held off on this post for a few weeks due to giving the album a few listens prior to sending on the recommendation.  Jeff is a great guy with some solid singer-songwriter chops, but you always have to make sure, sometimes new albums take a new path, some divert down side roads in…

  • From the Vault – I Am Cold Rock. I Am Dull Grass. A Will Oldham Tribute

    I was recently reminded of this tribute album from 2004 from a fellow blogger and Last.fm member (you know who you are!!) and so I started listening to it again.  I found that I still really like many of the tracks, like really like them. The tribute is currently available on iTunes in a condensed…

  • Saturday Playlist(s) and New on the ‘Nets – a duo (trio) post!

    So I haven’t done a “New on the ‘Nets” post in a while, but I did post some recommendations on Thursday already…so, this may be a condensed version.  So in order to fill out the post, a Saturday Playlist is in order!! Couple of items that I need to recommend: Daytrotter posted their J. Tillman…

  • Sam Lowry’s “With/Without” – hits the spot.

    I have been in a bit of a funk lately.  For a guy who routinely listens to “sad bastard music”, this can be a bit of a deep hole to dig out of.  So with this in mind, I have found solace in the singer songwriter (surprise), but one that comes with a signature voice. …

  • Sean Rowe’s New Album is “Magic”

    When you hear Sean Rowe start up, you can’t help but picture a gothic version of the South, or what I envision what the South would be like.  As I don’t really know much of the real South and I am sure many residents of this mythical “South” would guffaw at this Canadian, I still…

  • 3 More Reasons Why I Love The Dead Oceans Label

    They will be releasing the next Bowerbirds album “Upper Air” in July They are releasing the new Akron/Family album “Set ’em Wild, Set ’em Free” tomorrow – listen to “River” (mp3) They have Matthew Houck on roster, or as you know him, Phosphorescent Phosphorescent live on KEXP at The Cutting Room Studios NYC from KEXP…

  • Lightning Dust hits Cow-Town – and brings a very special friend

    So this coming Thursday, Calgary get ready – Lightning Dust will be touching down on their recent tour with a stop at Broken City.  The Jagjaguwar recording duo is in Wildrose Country for a couple of shows (May 5th in Edmonton at the Pawn Shop with May 6th being the Calgary show).  It has been…

  • Rounding Out The Week with Matthew Ryan

    ~~ Matthew Ryan “Jane, I Still Feel The Same” (mp3) “They Were Wrong” (mp3) from “Matthew Ryan Vs. The Silver State” (00:02:59 LLC) More On This Album There is something about the YouTube video above, just how casual Mr. Ryan is about the song, just standing there performing it masterfully.  It is something like this…

  • Eamon McGrath Makes Whiskey Sound Good

    Just thought I would post something that oozes of late night, being down on your luck and gritty back alleys.  But for some reason it is something that still draws you in like its home.  Ladies and Gentleman, I give you Edmonton’s Eamon McGrath. First showing on Slowcoustic had Eamon on a playlist here with…