Category: Roots

Stunning New Roots Album From Tom Townsend, ‘Leave It Up To Me’, Out January | #TomTownsend

A supremely talented songwriter who is only now working on a solo career after 25 years in music, Tom Townsend is an artist who deserves to find an audience. Not only is he a great example of how hard work can take you places, his new album ‘Leave It Up To Me’ is absolutely top class. The video for the title track can be found below, and is a great example of what makes Townsend such a compelling listen. His use of jazz and soul tropes mixed with pop structure to make it more accessible, plus his endearing vocal...

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Album Review: A Burdensome Year by Benjamin William Pike | @BWPike

Benjamin William Pike, one of the UK’s rising singer songwriters and a critically acclaimed guitar virtuoso, released his new studio album A Burdensome Year at the start of 2017. It is always a challenge to follow up a successful debut such as Being & Nothingness, which was featured on Folk Radio’s albums of the year in 2013, but the artist from Leeds has risen well to the task. His vocals have the same soft northern rasp to their tone, as Pike sings 10 new tracks which centre largely around his personal circumstances of the previous year. Recorded on either...

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WORLD EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Marc Daniels Ready For Single ‘Summer Song’ @MDanielsCountry #SummerSong

A country rock singer with a lovely vocal and a contemporary roots sound, Marc Daniels is an artist from the US with great potential. Having broken through last year, Daniels is now rapidly building his reputation across the pond. And we’re pleased to say that The Music Site have the very first look at his new video for track ‘Summer Song’. The single is the latest release from last year’s well receive debut album ‘The Starting Line’, and once again finds Daniels on top form. As ever, he shines thanks to down-to-earth, heartfelt lyrics in the tradition of his...

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The Cambridge Folk Festival 27th-30th July

Cambridge Folk Festival is delighted to reveal exciting new additions to this year’s bill, including Lisa Hannigan and Martin Simpson.e They join a line-up that brings together up and coming artists and established folk legends in the grounds of Cherry Hinton Hall. First capturing attention through her work with Damien Rice, Mercury Award nominated Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan’s subsequent solo albums have attracted much critical praise. She has continued to collaborate with a diverse range of artists as well as contributing to soundtracks for the TV series ‘Fargo’ and the Oscar-winning score for ‘Gravity’. Universally acclaimed as one of...

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Spotlight Song of the Day: Bruce Mississippi Johnson – ‘No Good’, from new LP ‘The Deal Baby’

An ex-marine who stands at 6’4″, you might be forgiven for thinking that Bruce Johnson belongs in a WWE ring instead of in the recording studio. However, one moment of his assured, soulful vocal style puts any doubts to immediate rest. Influenced by generations of blues and soul, he is a clear product of his upbringing in the southern states of the USA, and his new album ‘The Deal Baby’ puts that smooth baritone to excellent use. Look no further than the lead track, ‘No Good’. Immediately into its groove, it’s just one example of why this artist should...

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