FolkWorld #51 07/2013

CD & DVD Reviews

Julian Kleiss "Birth of the Chameleon"
Acoustic Music, 2013

This is solo instrumental acoustic guitar music with a little slap percussion used as part of his technique. It is brisk and has more of a breezy jazz-rock style throughout than that of traditional folk. It is mostly original, with a couple of covers and a few reworkings of Michael Jackson/Jackson 5 material. “Dshamilja” by Buck Wolters has the folksiest style in the manner of the great British finger stylists. Kleiss has pace and captures some fairly nice tones, especially for a nylon stringed guitar.
© David Hintz

Deanna Cartea "Open Road"
Own label; 2011

Open road is right, as this album has that classic feeling of travelling across a vast countryside where even a high speed does little to bring that horizon closer. Musically, Cartea balances blues, Americana, and folk-rock sounds with some interesting beats and interesting electric guitar choices. She plays acoustic guitar throughout and provides breathy, but very expressive vocals. There is another variation and depth to the songs that it is easy to get absorbed in this music. The players achieve a high quality as well, so this record should please most anyone who takes a chance on it.
© David Hintz

Smokestack Lightnin’ "Stolen Friends"
Witchcraft International; 2012

This had the look that you would expect of another modern blues band either tearing up the standards in the studio or doing adequate original material in the tried and true manner. Thankfully although some classic blues are here, this is a more mixed bag of heartland rock and early rock variations. Best of which, was a rock ballad called “What Have I Got of my Own”, performed originally by Trini Lopez. Since this is all covers, it would not be correct to talk of the originality of this album, but they do offer a fresh take on an old fashioned sound that comes out with more personality than others that dare try.
© David Hintz

Tokyo Rosenthal "Tokyo’s Fifth"
Rock & Sock; 2013

There is a relaxed country-rock vibe created here on this album. I listened to this a few days after the death of Slim Whitman, so his odd style is on my mind. No yodeling here, but there is at times too much of that country vibrato in the vocals. Thankfully, the band can cook up some great up-tempo numbers that are easy to get lost in. A wild violin and rock band workout of “Helter Skelter” is stunningly good. There are some quality arrangements, so it only matters as to how much country you like. And even though I am not a big fan, I found it hard not to be moved by “We Put You Down” with its languid story telling slowly unfolding over an Americana folk rock backdrop. This is well worth a listen if you have that old time country music in you, along with a healthy dose of rock’n’roll.
© David Hintz

Lucky Bones "Someone’s Son"
Own Label; 2013

This has all the hallmarks of a well-produced singer songwriter record. The music is rootsy and is arranged with care by some fine musicians comprising Lucky Bones. The songs and vocals (with some guitar) are provided by Irishman, Eamonn O’Connor. The music is much more American than Irish, and even the accent is fairly undetectable. There is some jangle to the electric guitar and an occasional steel guitar passage, which place this squarely in the great plains of the USA. The songwriting is good and occasionally creates a memorable melody or passage like in “Born to a Holy Land”. If the band can recreate this live, they could be a serious player in this crowded genre.
© David Hintz

Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker "Fire & Fortune"
Navigator Records, 2013

Now here is a throwback album for those of us looking for deep, contemplative British folk that few people seem to be able to do well these days. If you miss Sandy Denny (and who doesn’t) or Joan Mills or any of your favorite traditional folk vocalists, then this is an album for you. And not only does Josienne Clarke deliver ethereal vocal work, but Ben Walker has a lovely acoustic guitar style to provide depth and texture. They employ keyboards, drums, bass, and even saxophone to add some modern touches and even a bit of ‘lounge cool’. The quality is there throughout, although the earlier songs of the album create more of the magic for me. Folk fans would be crazy not to try this one out to see where it fits into their own private folkworld.
© David Hintz

Kyle Fosburgh "The Traveller’s Journey"
Own label; 2012

If you were a fan of the Takoma label finger style guitarists (Fahey, Lang, Kottke, etc.) or enjoy the works of Pierre Bensusan and John Renbourn, then Kyle Fosburgh is a name you should become familiar with. He has all the guitar skills you would want to hear, and he comes up with highly inventive runs at times, such as that in “Why is it This Way – It is Going to be This Way”. Fosburgh does not forget the art of interpretation and instrumental songcraft while showing off his guitar skills, which makes his creative output, something to take interest in. This album is further example of that.
© David Hintz

Ahab "Wit’s End"
Navigator Records, 2013

From busking to Cropredy and many points in between, this English four-piece folk band has avoiding wasting time on white whales, and instead focused on their music, no matter where they go ashore. They have a lot of Americana, Appalachian, and Bluegrass in their sound with maybe a smidgen of English folk. Their harmonies are the key, but there is also some nice instrumental flourish on most of the songs. This is compiled with some material produced by John Leckie (you have heard many gazillion hours of records he has produced if you don’t know the name) and some songs that are self-produced. The band has a professional sound, but clearly sings from the heart with smarts to accompany it well. This should be a successful record for them and I would love to see the live show.
© David Hintz

Steve Mayone & Kristina Stykos –
The Cousins Project "Beautiful Blood"
Thunder Ridge Records; 2013

Apparently, these two active musicians from Brooklyn and Vermont only recently learned they are second cousins while at a show talking backstage. And now they decided to combine talents with this album of original folk/roots music. I particularly enjoy Stykos vocal work as she has a classic folk style that works well in the lead or on harmony. But Mayone has some nice vocal moments as well. They have individual songs and write some together as well, cementing the family affair. Mayone has some tasty guitar moves as well, as evidenced on the brisk “Safe Passage”. There are some other guests and a rhythm section that subtly adds welcome textures. This is a fine album and I am impressed by both the individual skills and the combined talents, so both artists are worth watching go forward.
© David Hintz

Dylan Sneed "Texodus"
Own label; 2013 (2010)

This self-made record, with kickstarter campaign assistance, was made in 2010, but is now getting full US and European release. It features 12 songs of heartland singer songwriter material from this native Texan, now residing in South Carolina. The recording is good, the songs warm and should connect with the fans. The guitar work is nice and the original songs all have a certain charm to them. I could do without the “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” cover, even if it is reworked to fit this style. A little more energy infused into the last half of the album would have helped the pace for me as well. Still, there is some nice material here that could create interest here and abroad.
© David Hintz

Anna Granata "Zagarage"
Materiali Sonori, 2013

This Italian release features Ms. Granata on vocals and electric piano. She is accompanied by a drummer and an electric guitarist. This is interesting rock music with a bit of pop hookery to it, and does not settle into the roots or folk areas too often. “Lettera” does have a nice slow twang to the guitar, but does not exactly invoke the American West as much as Sergio Leone did. Instead, this is a modern and interesting take on Circus 2000 or Savage Rose. But there is a lighter touch ala Louise Forestier at work as well. Not folk, but I am not complaining and plan on giving this one a few more listens… maybe before heading out for a night on the town in the big city.
© David Hintz

Jenn Grant "The Beautiful Wild"
Blue Rose Records, 2013

Jenn Grant has 23 musicians assisting her here. There is also the Saddle River String Band and the Halifax Boys’ Honour Choir. Yet this album has everything from singular accompaniment to complex and highly busy pop rock arrangements. Jenn Grant’s voice is highly emotive through subtle shifts of lower volume levels. The music fits the songs, which are balanced among about every straightforward variation of lounge-rock-pop you can envision. “Eye of the Tiger” done with just voice and piano should not work, but somehow does. These are lovely songs and will pull in all but the most cynical listeners out there.
© David Hintz

Amelia Curran "Spectators"
Blue Rose Records, 2013

Ten songs presented in full band singer songwriter mode is the story of this album. Curran has an easy-going voice and the band is settled and relaxed for many songs. Curran hits some nice emotional depths on songs like “The Great Escape” with her vocal touch on top of strings, acoustic guitar, and waves of percussion. Lyrically, there are some nice lines now and then, but a few too many predictable lines. Still, the emotion and style is strong and there are some lovely cuts to explore on this album. Amelia Curran has the heart and style to develop into an artist that people will want to pay attention to.
© David Hintz

Markus Schlesinger "Changes"
Own label; 2012

Finger style instrumentals are all played on acoustic guitar in these ten songs. “Fantasia in DADGAD” gives you a pretty good idea of what to expect. The keys are more major and bright and happy, although deep emotions kick in at times. There is a touch of ragtime and Americana style acoustic guitar. I have heard more exciting and vibrant albums in this field, but the skills are here for those that are more attuned to the style and approach. I would certainly see him at the local folk club any time he came to play. And with a website called ‘fingerpicking’, you are getting straight up honest music here.
© David Hintz

Yza Ya "Yza Ya"
Broken Silence, 2013

I am not sure what this is doing in Folkworld, as there are no ties to folk and the only ties to world, is that they appear to share the same planet as most Folkworld readers (as far as I can tell). It’s rap electronica with some nice guitar crunch. I wasn’t thinking a whole lot about it, until the combination of electronic squawks and rhythms kept working their way into my head and the guitars added some necessary heft. So this is a fun, but short, album here if you like this sort of thing.
© David Hintz

Jonny Grave "The Hammer"
Own label; 2013

One of DC's most authentic and interesting roots-folk-blues singer/guitarists has just released this fine album. He mixes instrumental finger style songs with gutsy roots numbers that display both an amazing amount of talent, but also dexterity in styles. He also adds in some banjo, which only furthers his versatility. Rarely do you see it come together so well, without heading back to the classic English scene where finger stylists embraced blues, traditional folk, and even some amazing Eastern moves. Check out “Afraid of the Dark” and see if you can hear the Robbie Basho style, with possibly even tighter technique. Although Jonny Grave may not be as varied as Davy Graham, he is certainly one of the best in DC if not anywhere in what he brings to acoustic music. There really is not much more to say. If you like finger style guitarists, you should listen to see exactly where he fits into your listening scheme of live and be sure to take in a live show some time, where he proves it all again right before your eyes and ears.
© David Hintz

Dia del Mercado "7 Years of Dirt"
2419 Records; 2013

This is a reworked Dia del Mercado album that features reworked instrumental versions of previous songs. Composer Ruud Slingerland accurately points out this release highlights the cinematic qualities of the band’s music. I completely agree with that, as I felt I was listening to an Ennio Morricone soundtrack album featuring cuts that could feature in westerns comfortably positioned next to his more urban soundtrack scores. There is a load of atmosphere here, and even some forays into jazz and some songs that seem to pull from world folk tunes. You can try to put this on in the background, but there is so much going on that you will likely find yourself actively engaged in listening to this dense and intriguing music.
© David Hintz

Various Artists [Samplers, EP's, Demo CD's, Downloads, ...]

Fletcher Bright & Bill Evans "Fine Times At Fletcher's House" (CD, Native And Fine, 2013). 81-year old Tennessee old-time fiddler Fletcher Bright joins forces with Scruggs-style banjo picker Bill Evans[49] for a series of vibrant duets: Appalachian old-time music, modern bluegrass, and its Celtic roots. Not exactly rehearsed, just two pals playing away at the porch.

Les Chauffeurs á Pieds "Les chats jaunes ne meurent jamais" (CD, Scorbut, 2012). The latest outing from one of Quebec's best, Les Chauffeurs á Pieds:[38] traditional French Canadian music with fiery reels and foot-tapping, gorgeous call-and-response songs and harmony vocals.

Guy Clark "Dualtone Sampler" (Download, 2013). In anticipation of Guy Clark's[47] forthcoming release "My Favorite Picture Of You", Noisetrade is offering 6 tracks from the singer/songwriter's back catalogue for free. Download it @!

Ben de la Cour "Ghost Light" (CD, Own label, 2013). Nashville based singer-songwriter Ben de la Cour's latest release features new songs and favorites from his first two rough-cut albums, recorded in a band setting with double bass and drums. Exploring the territory somewhere between Townes Van Zandt and Leonard Cohen.

Andrew Duhon "The Moorings" (CD, Own label, 2013). On his debut album, New Orleans native Andrew Duhon presents stunning folk-pop songs, his gritty vocals and bare storytelling tying together jumping Celtic folk rock and meditative Delta blues.

The Dustbowl Revival "Carry Me Home" (CD, Own label, 2013). Los Angeles-based roots music collective, The Dustbowl Revival, merges bluegrass, gospel, blues, jug-band and swing music of the 1930’s: Imagine Old Crow Medicine Show meeting Louis Armstrong’s Hot Seven Band in New Orleans or Bob Dylan and Fats Waller jamming with Mumford & Sons on a front porch in 1938.

Vincent Grégoire, Elly Aerden, Amorroma "Chants d'Amour et de Mort en Wallonie" (CD, Home Records, 2013). Musicians from three different Belgian regions are exploring the traditional music of Wallonia, the last bastion of the Roman language in the north of Europe. The vocals of Vincent Grégoire and Elly Aerden are beautifully supported by Amorroma's[47] flute, triple harp and double bass.

Theo Hakola "This Land Is Not Your Land" (CD, Wobbly Ashes Records, 2012). Baudelaire with an electric guitar, singer-songwriter and slide-guitarist Theo Hakola, American of Swedish and Finnish ancestry and based in Paris since 1978, is paying a whacky homage to the likes of Woody Guthrie and Phil Ochs.

Lily Henley "Words Like Yours" (EP, Own label, 2013). Singer and fiddler Lily Henley was brought up with traditional Irish and Cape Breton music, but eventually found her own voice in the music and language of the Sephardic culture. "Words Like Yours" is her 7 track debut EP, featuring a mix of American, European and Middle Eastern roots music.

Hues "Journals" (Download, 2013). Hues is the acoustically driven solo project of St. Louis based blues and folk singer Taylor Hughes: These songs have been the milestones that have arisen over the past two years, each representing a distinct and important moment in my life. These songs are not perfect. Mistakes, wrong notes, and background noise are audible. But music isn't about perfection. Neither is life.
Download it @!

Jimi the Piper (Promotional Video, 2013). The new Jimi McRae (aka Jimi the Piper) album is scheduled for autumn 2013. In the meantime check out a wee promo video of his folk rock bagpiping @!

Marc Malempré & Rémi Decker "Codicill 2013 - Chanson Populaire de Wallonie" (CD, Home Records, 2013). In 1872, the Society for Literature in Wallonie established a competition for the most complete collection of Cramignons de Liège - a type of folk dance unique to the area in South Belgium. In 2013, Marc Malempré (vocals, violin, bagpipe), Rémi Decker (guitar, vocals, bagpipes, whistle)[46] and friends revisit the cramignons to take them into the 21st century.

Nikola Materne & Bossanoire "Les Saisons - The French & English EP Collection" (EP, ideedeluxe records, 2013). Nikola Materne's passionate jazz and chanson music and poetical lyrics convinced both German audiences and critics.[46] And now in French and English ...

Matuto "The Devil and the Diamond" (CD, Motema Music, 2013). American guitarist Clay Ross and Brazilian forró accordionist Rob Curto brought together some of the first-rate musicians from New York City's jazz, roots, and world music scenes to blend their respective roots music: Bluegrass meets Brazil.[47]

Maut "1.0" (CD, Own label, 2011). MAUT was a 16th century wizard in Tierra de Biescas in Northern Spain who could make the people bark like dogs. Weird inspiration for a bunch of folk, rock and electronic musicians merging the Aragonese tradition with drum'n'bass, dub, techno, house ...

Mean Mary "Year of the Sparrow" (CD, Own label, 2013). She learned to read music before she could read words and wrote her theme song "Mean Mary from Alabam’" before she went into kindergarten. These days "Mean" Mary James has her own TV show, and a brand new novel and album of original folk, bluegrass, blues and Celtic music.
Watch the music video for "Iron Horse" @!

Molasses Creek "An Island Out of Time" (CD, Soundside Records, 2012). 23 miles off the North Carolina coast lies the remote island of Ocracoke. Home and inspiration for Molasses Creek's traditional to contemporary acoustic ballads and instrumentals (the 12th album since 1993): We invite you to return to a time and place teetering on the edge of the known world, far from the deafening roar of the sound-byte existence we call civilization.

New Country Rehab "Ghost of your Charms" (CD, Kelp Records, 2013). Gritty alt-country music from Toronto, Canada, the urban landscape turning simple country songs into groovy Americana.[47] Watch the album’s single, "Home to You," on American Songwriter Magazine, along with a free download.

Norris-Brown "As If" (Demo EP, Own label, 2012). Birmingham’s hidden gem ... Norris-Brown was a contemporary acoustic duo comprised of Ingrid Brown on vocals and Adrian Norris on guitar formed in Birmingham in 1992. Ingrid sadly passed away in 2010 at the age of 46. Adrian has ten original songs, home-recorded over the years, and is looking for a record label. Here's a four song demo enhanced with the addition of extra musicians (The Musgraves, James Banner).

Olla Vogala "Live in de Sint-Baafsabdij" (CD, Home Records, 2013). Flemish folk orchestra under the tutelage of violinist Wouter Vandenabeele[46] running since 1998.[9] The original line-up supported by vocalists Soetkin Baptist, Elly Aerden (see above) and Ludo Vandeau recorded its mixed bag of medieval and Arabian music, Flemish dance tunes and French ballads at the historical Sint-Baafs Abby in Ghent in June 2012.

Emerald Rae "If Only I Could Fly" (CD, Own label, 2012). Fiddler Emerald Rae has become a musical fixture in the Boston area, adept in old-time, Cape Breton, Scottish and Irish traditions. Her latest solo album features her original music on guitar, fiddle and crwth (medieval Welsh fiddle), blending new world Americana with old word Celtic influences and featuring Flynn Cohen, Liz Simmons and Mariel Vandersteel of folk group Annalivia.[50]

Red Tail Ring "The Heart's Swift Foot" (CD, Own label, 2013). The previous release of Laurel Premo (fiddle, banjo) and Michael Beauchamp (guitar) was a double album; one of traditional Appalachian songs, the other of promising originals. They're back now with 10 original songs and 2 standards, inspired by traditional Americana, showcasing beautiful vocal harmonies.

John Reischmann "Walk Along John" (CD, Corvus, 2013). Best known for his recent work with bluegrass band The Jaybirds,[29] Vancouver's[41] mandolinist John Reischmann is back with his first solo album in 13 years. Original and traditional bluegrass and old-time instrumentals and hard-driving improvgrass, ft. Bruce Molsky,[32] Tony Trischka,[38] Trent Freeman,[50] Ivan Rosenberg (see below), Chris Thile (Punch Brothers),[49] The Deadly Gentlemen,[46] ...

Ivan Rosenberg "Oldies and Old Time" (CD, Own label, 2013). Montana-based resonator guitarist Ivan Rosenberg is best known for playing anonymously in the background of over 250 US TV programs. Here old-time folk of Appalachia ("Red Rocking Chair") meets early American popular music of Tin Pan Alley ("Georgia on My Mind") in solo clawhammer banjo and dobro settings: The great pop hits of yesteryear, given enough time to steep, eventually become some of the most enduring of all folk songs. Oldies and old time, together at last!

David Rovics "Into A Prism" (Download Album, Own label, 2013). David Rovics[32][44] is back with another 15-song digital album. 15 new songs, all of them written in the past few months about recent events. The album is called after the title track, "Prism," about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The "Into A Prism" world tour guides David to Europe in late September/early October 2013.
Download it @!

Lissa Schneckenburger "Covers" (CD, Footprint Records, 2013). New England trad fiddler[43] and folk singer[38] Lissa Schneckenburger has released her particular take on beloved pop songs from the 1950s to today (Dylan, Mitchell, Simon, ...).

Darrell Scott "Long Ride Home" (CD, Full Light, 2012), Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott "Live: We're Usually a Lot Better Than This" (CD, Full Light, 2012). Darrell Scott enjoys a hard-earned reputation as highly skilled guitarist and steel guitarist.[28] People particularly love his collaborations with Tim O'Brien.[11] Tim gives him a hand on his 7th studio album, "Long Ride home," an intimate homage to the country music Darrell remembers from his childhood. "We're Usually a Lot Better Than This" finds them together on stage in Asheville, NC, in 2005 and 2006 doing benefit concerts for the Arthur Morgan School where they each had a child attending.
It is reported that Tim and Darrell are currently back together again for a new studio album in 2013.

John Strider "Road Kill / Workin' Girl" (EP, New Sky Records, 2013). Two song mini album from a Californian singer-songwriter residing in Sweden, performing solo, with his own band Happy Feet and the B Ensemble. Strider calls his music Rhythm N Folk, which is American west coast folk rock in the Jackson Browne mould.

Nora Jane Struthers "Bike Ride" (Video, 2013). Nora Jane Struthers' favorite track from her current album "Carnival",[50] co-written with Robby Hecht.[39] Check out the video @ NPR Music's All Songs Considered Blog!

April Verch "That's How We Run" (CD, Slab Town Records, 2011), April Verch "Bright Like Gold" (CD, Slab Town Records, 2013). Young Canadian fiddler April Verch[23][27] is steeped in both the Franco-Celtic music of her native Ottawa Valley and in the old-time traditions from across the border. "Bright Like Gold" is an intoxicating mix of trad und original music and song in classic country, bluegrass and western swing style, featuring bluegrass vocalist Mac Wiseman, banjoist Sammy Shelor and old-time fiddler Bruce Molsky.
Exclusively for Noisetrade, April has put together a sampler featuring 3 songs from her new album as well as the entire previous release, "That's How We Run." Download it @!

Mat Walklate "3 Polkas" (Video, 2013). Mat Walklate, harpist of The House Devils[41] and Depot[44] has got some prototypes of Seydel Harmonicas' new G/D Sampler for Irish music. Mat has made a short demo video!!

Levi Weaver "One Man Band" (Download, 2013). Lately, singer/songwriter Levi Weaver put his music career on hold and started to fight the Bank of America when he discovered that the venerable Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth, Texas was to be demolished and turned into a drive-through bank. The battle is over now, Weaver has succeeded. Download an 11 song sampler including tracks from his last two studio albums and his live album @!

Gavin Whelan "Catch the Air" (CD, Chló Iar-Chonnacht, 2013). Dubliner Gavin Whelan is widely regarded as one of the biggest talents on tin whistle and uilleann pipes.[47] With a liking for reflective tunes, his latest recording is an exclusive selection of slow airs, including both the popular ("An Paistin Fionn", "Beann dubh an ghleanna", "Limerick's Lamentation", ...) and the obscure ("Ian Ghlinn Cuaich", "Geaftaí Bhaile Bhuí", "A Hiúdai Pheadair Éamainn", ...), some he had already recorded for his previous album ("Hector the Hero", "Lord Mayo", "Easter Snow", "Ae Fond Kiss").

Brandy Zdan "Lone Hunter" (EP, Cavalier Recordings, 2013). The lone hunter is coming your way ... Brandy Zdan, the Canadian vocalist and multi-instrumentalist of Twilight Hotel,[36][45] has gone solo. Here's a 6-track teaser for the debut album scheduled for release in 2014.

Various Artists "The Beautiful Old - Turn-of-the-Century Songs" (CD, Doubloon Records, 2013). Back to Vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley before the general advent of gramophones and radios. Vocalists such as Richard Thompson,[50] Kimmie Rhodes,[45] Kelly Richey,[51] Heidi Talbot,[50] Eric Bibb[49] and Carrie Elkin[37] with piano accompaniment by The Band’s Garth Hudson re-interprete 19 tunes from 1823’s "Home Sweet Home" to 1918’s "Till We Meet Again." Past, but timeless subjects!

Various Artists "Celtic Britanny" (CD, ARC Music, 2013). A vivid and diverse selection of Celtic music from Britanny, featuring artists such as Dan Ar Braz,[38] Bleizi Ruz,[9] Soig Siberil,[50] and many more. Folk and folk-rock, biniou and bombarde, harp and electric guitar, ridées and hanter-dro - Breton music galore!

Various Artists "Delicious Peace: Coffee, Music & Interfaith Harmony in Uganda" (CD, Smithsonian Folkways, 2013). Aimed to overcome religious conflict and bring peace through song and fair trade coffee, this is the 2nd album of Ugandan music compiled by GRAMMY-nominated ethnomusicologist Jeffrey Summit, ft. music from the interfaith Mirembe Kawomera coffee cooperative in Mbale, Uganda. The farmers sing in a wide range of musical styles (including guitar groups and women's choirs) of the five language/ethnic groups who form the cooperative.

Various Artists "The Golden Demon - New Songs about Chaos & Transition" (Do-CD, Hemifrån, 2013). Compilation by Citizen K aka Klas Qvist[42] with the subject of the current sense of chaos and transition, experienced in places where stability was supposed to last until the very end. Ft. Greg Copeland,[39] Steve Noonan,[39] Jenai Huff,[48] Hat Check Girl,[50] JeffLarson,[48] The Good Intentions,[39] Michael Weston King,[50] Keith Miles,[41] Bob Cheevers,[50] Michael Ward,[49] Mikael Persson,[51] ...

Various Artists "The Music Is You - a Tribute to John Denver" (CD, ATO, 2013). 16 track tribute to the late singer/songwriter and Poet Laureate of Colorado, John Denver, featuring covers of Denver’s most popular songs by Amos Lee,[44] Emmylou Harris,[16] Josh Ritter,[50] Old Crow Medicine Show,[43] Kathleen Edwards,[47] ... Clearly intended to introduce his sentimental songs about love and nature to a new generation and those who were in grade school at the time of his death 15 years ago.

Various Artists "Folk Note Lithuania" (CD, Music Export Lithuania, 2012), "Note Lithuania 2013" (CD, Music Export Lithuania, 2013). Music Export Lithuania introduces a series of promotional releases – genre-specific promotional CDs and DVDs -, designed to bring artists of this three million Baltic country to the attention of the international music industry. The 2013 edition features pop and rock songs, mostly in English, the 2012 edition looks into the fascinating world of Lithuanian folk and roots music,[41] ft. artists such as Atalyja, Pievos, Sutaras[48] and Zalvarinis.

Various Artists "The Rough Guide to Flamenco" (2 CDs, World Music Network, 2013). Founded in 1994, the Rough Guide series is aimed to give the best possible starting point for exploring different music from all over the world. Here, it is modern flamenco forms and fusions from Andalusia and beyond, ft. Barcelona-born cantaora Mayte Martin[44], Sephardic singer Yasmin Levy[50] and the avant-garde flamenco of La Xula.[35] The bonus disc is featuring the music of Buenos Aires based Al Toque Flamenco.

Various Artists "The Rough Guide to the Music of the Mediterranean" (2 CDs, World Music Network, 2013). The trip around the Mediterranean features Italian jazz saxophonist Daniele Sepe,[26] Croatian singer/guitarist Darko Rundek[41] and Greek singer Kristi Stassinopoulou[49] alongside Israel's Ruth Yaakov[31] and the French Watcha Clan.[46] With the bonus disc by Spanish jazz flamenco guitarist Eduardo Niebla and Palestinian oud player Adel Salameh the circle is completed.

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