In late October Bobby Long went to Austin and recorded album #3. Venue – The Congress House. Producer – one of America’s musical greats, Mark Hallman. Here’s how it went with some pics. We’re EXCITED!
Our end-of-year musical adventure … in late October our long-term pal and songwriter extraordinaire Chris Eaton presented a song he wrote in commemoration of WW1 to the RAF Benevolent Fund. They loved it and a plan was hatched to put it out for Christmas to raise funds for the 3 main services charities – RAFBF, RNRMC and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. There was no label as such, just the team at the charity, renowned plugger Jeff Chegwin and propermusic.com Distribution….
The Adventure Travel Trade Association has used Moxie’s music in 5 of the films in their Ireland Is An Adventure series. Those crazy Moxsters dip their toes into 2015 with their debut appearance at Celtic Connections, Glasgow on 24th January. Then it’s off for a 3-week run of shows in Austria. We say make a date to see a young band on its way to greatness.
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.” ‘Hard Rain’ is Broadway World, NY Best CD 2014 winner.
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.
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…
You may have heard Lail Arad‘s Everyone is Moving to Berlin, the song that travelled from the UK all across Europe. Now, released 22nd September, we have 1934 (A Song For Leonard Cohen). The track has already been played on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 2 show; is play-listed on Germany’s leading alternative radio station, Flux FM; and is included on French rock magazine, Les Inrock’s Leonard Cohen tribute cover-mount. Not only does Lail write the cleverest, quirkiest, coolest songs, she also curates very special events… you…