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Barb Jungr – Smashing it in NYC!

Posted by sgomusic on November 3, 2014 in News
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Barb Jungr takes Manhattan with a sensational run of shows at 59E59 … and gets the review of a lifetime in The New York Times …  “Barb Jungr interprets their (Dylan and Cohen) work with a ferocity and truthfulness that demolishes every cover version you’ve ever heard.” “For the audience members who stood and cheered, it was a moment of catharsis.” 

Blair Dunlop – Nell Bryden/Folk Expo/Live & Local

Posted by sgomusic on September 24, 2014 in News
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The musically masterful Blair Dunlop continues to promote his new Rooksmere Records album ‘House Of Jacks’ with UK dates throughout October including 4 shows with Nell Bryden; an appearance at Folk Expo 2014; and, a series of ‘Live and Local’ solo shows. All dates here. 

Bobby Long – Pledge Campaign Success!

Posted by sgomusic on September 21, 2014 in News
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UPDATE: It worked! Bobby Long succeeds with a major Pledge campaign and begins recording his new album in Austin, TX with producer Mark Hallman (Ani di Franco, Shawn Colvin, Carole King). Tour dates here. SGO’s excellent adventure with Bobby Long began way back in February 2009. They’ve been some very high ‘highs’ … “Let Me Sign” on the first Twilight soundtrack; an explosively successful Australian tour promoted by Gaynor Crawford, including Bluesfest; support tours in the US with Rodrigo y Gabriela and Steve…

Roxanne de Bastion – German Castles/New ep/BBC 6

Posted by sgomusic on September 21, 2014 in Key Releases
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Roxanne’s new ep ‘Seeing You’ release Sept 22 on Hidden Trail Records. The title track was ‘Song Of The Day’ on Folk Radio UK also played on Tom Robinson’s BBC Radio 6 show. “One of the most perfect voices I have ever heard!” Tom Whalley, BBC 6. Working her way up in the world gig by gig … or in the case of her summer tour of Germany, castle by castle. UK tour just completed and on her way back for…

Sadie & The Hotheads/Elizabeth McGovern – BLQ!

Posted by sgomusic on September 21, 2014 in News
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Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern’s Sadie and the Hotheads – happenings … The new UK series of Downton Abbey 5 commences Sunday 21st September ♦ Band taping live performance of Vintage TV (Sky channel) for October broadcast ♦ Prima magazine – cover and two page feature November issue (street date October 5th) ♦ AA single STAYIN ALIVE / FLYW AWAY W/c 10th November ♦  Bob Harris interview and session on BBC Radio 2 b/cast on 9th October ♦ Major (but top secret) Downton Abbey…

Barb Jungr – 5★ ‘Hard Rain’ reaction

Posted by sgomusic on September 21, 2014 in News
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Barb Jungr’s 2014 album ‘HARD RAIN the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen’ takes the UK by storm …5 ★ The Independent; 4 ★ The Times; 4 ★ The Daily Mirror; 4 ★ Jazzwise; 4 ★ R2; 4 ★ London Evening Standard; 8/10 Uncut The Independent: “a masterclass in the value of interpretive liberty, with songs transform in almost revelatory manner. A work of fiery cool.”Sunday Times: ” … simply heart-stopping. Jungr’s attention to timbre and nuance brings new depth to every syllable.”MOJO: “Fascinating Fare…it’s more than alright, Ma.”

Late News …

Posted by sgomusic on September 21, 2014 in Key Releases
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 JO Music Services writers Chris Eaton and Dan Wheeler co-wrote “Dream You Back” on the Top 5 album ‘Timeless’ from the Japanese boy band W-inds on Pony Canyon ♦  The Band of Gypsies album ‘Metafissicks’ is released worldwide on vBEAT Records. The Band of Gypsies under the alter ego, 3 Man Island wrote and produced the Rozalla rave generation hits “Everybodys Free”, “Are You Ready To Fly” and “Faith”. A cover version of “Everybodys Free” was used in the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo and Juliet”….

Moxie – Ireland’s ‘New Trad’ sensation

Posted by sgomusic on September 17, 2014 in Key Releases
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Five-piece Sligo/Limerick band Moxie is Ireland’s latest ‘New Trad’ sensation and Planted, its utterly infectious debut recording is released on Lyte Records. These young musicians – aged between 19 and 23 – are as versatile as they are virtuosic. Their unusual two-banjo/two-accordion attack weaves elements of bluegrass and pop around Celtic roots – like a cross between Bela Fleck and Kepa Junkera. Having just completed their first US tour to widespread acclaim Moxie has the world at its…

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