Album Review - 'Old Flowers' Courtney Marie Andrews by Mike Ritchie. Album Review – Courtney Marie Andrews ‘Old Flowers’ by Mike Ritchie, July 2020 Not a word is wasted, not a note out of place, not a moment that can’t be savoured on this gem of an album from Courtney Marie Andrews who beckons us to her heartbreak, loss and reflections of a love and loving time that … [Read more...] about Album Review – ‘ Old Flowers’.
Review by Mike Ritchie of Paul Cauthen 'Room 41' CD Paul Cauthen Paul Cauthen : Room 41 Review by Mike Ritchie He’s a big guy is Paul Cauthen – well over six feet tall in his stocking soles and an impressive beard, striking headgear and attire accentuate this. The man from Tyler in Texas clearly commands attention and this album – three years on from his debut, My … [Read more...] about Review – Paul Cauthen ‘Room 41’ CD
Album Review 'When You’re Ready' by Molly Tuttle Review by Mike Ritchie Molly Tuttle Watching Molly Tuttle on stage in an intimate setting is just unforgettable as hands and fingers conjure up such magical sounds from her guitar. What you see and hear, and what you experience, fall into a life moment marked unbelievable. Since the joyous day in Ireland in … [Read more...] about Album Review -Molly Tuttle
Album Review - 'Trails' Roseanne Reid By Mike Ritchie There hasn’t been a time when Roseanne Reid didn’t want to write songs, to perform or to make records – and her pursuit of this has resulted in a glorious debut album, where her commitment, effort and determination have come together wonderfully. Trails is a unerringly glowing flow of songs that veer … [Read more...] about Album Review – ‘Trails’
Kalyn Fay – ‘Good Company’ By MIKE RITCHIE Kalyn Fay’s second release is an out and out gem – I praised her debut album two years ago in this manner and have no hesitation in doing so again. Good Company is a beguiling, thoughtful, honest collection of warming, flawlessly-performed songs with Kalyn’s captivating, smokey vocals wonderfully supported by a band playing … [Read more...] about Review – Kalyn Fay – ‘Good Company’ CD
Son Volt ‘Union’ CD Label: Thirty Tigers By MIKE RITCHIE There is a rip-roaring political protest cut and thrust to this, the ninth Son Volt studio album, all the while tempered by songs designed to remind us of the timeless power of love and the endless lure of music. Jay Farrar, who wrote all 13 tracks here, pulls it off and brings it all together … [Read more...] about Review – ‘Union’ by SonVolt
JP HARRIS SOMETIMES DOGS BARK AT NOTHING I met JP Harris when he was hosting his Sunday Morning Coming Down event in East Nashville’s Gallatin Avenue in September, described correctly as “an afternoon of gumbo and good times.” There are more good times to be savoured, courtesy of JP, on this hugely impressive and engaging album – it is quite brilliant in places. … [Read more...] about JP HARRIS SOMETIMES DOGS BARK AT NOTHING (Free Dirt Records)