Album Review: The Young’uns – Strangers

It’s been quite a ride so far for North Eastern trio The Young’uns. Twice BBC Radio Folk Award winners for Best Group, a feat quite remarkable for what is primarily an a capella act – and now four albums in, these guys have built a reputation on incredible vocal arrangements, solid storytelling and bags of character in their performances, and rightly sit at the top table in the genre at this current time. 

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Album Review: Big Sadie – Keep Me Waiting

The mere name Big Sadie is somewhat evocative of country music and the Chicago based acoustic duo that form the band deliver on this idea a hundred times over. Though seemingly fairly new to the country and folk scene the duo have produced their debut album Keep Me Waiting, a soothing but jaunty collection of songs that bring to life their sophisticated and tender take on American roots music.

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Album Review: Paul Brady – Unfinished Business

Paul Brady is an Irish singer-songwriter who is known across the land for a variety of roles within a series of bands, musical projects and solo ventures since the early 1960s. With more than 50 years of experience within the music industry it is little wonder that golden songs seem to burst forth from his fingertips as he creates soulful melodies with rich infusions of a wealth of genres.

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Album Review: Martin Simpson – Trails & Tribulations

Acoustic singer-songwriter Martin Simpson has a rather healthy back catalogue of music and yet you will always find a smile playing across your lips when you hear that he has scheduled another release. This year see’s the release of his latest album Trails and Tribulations, a soothing and tender collection of songs that will wash you in a warming, golden glow.

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Album Review: Sam Densmore – Open Marriage

Portland based singer-songwriter Sam Densmore has produced a number of albums since he first started his career in music and it was with grateful hands that we picked up his latest offering, Open Marriage; a cheerful and eager album filled with experimental folk and country vibes that will help get your blood pumping.

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