Monday, 27 April 2015

Playlist week of April 25, 2015


25th April 2015 – BBC Playlist

Highlights of the 50th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards a tribute to songwriter Nancy Montgomery who recently died following a battle with cancer. Classics from Johnny Horton and Charley Pride with brand new music from Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard, Daryle Singletary and Shelby Lynne.

Luke Bryan - Better Than My Heart | Album: Crash My Party CD ACM Entertainer of the Year
Shelby Lynne - Paper Van Gogh | Album: I Can't Imagine (out May 4, 2015) MP3 - UK iTunes -  NEW
Rob Crosby - She’s A Natural | Album: One Light in the Dark MP3 (April 25, 1954) BIRTHDAY (For Bill in Litchfield) 
Highway 101 - Baby I’m Missing You | Album: BING BANG BOOM (1992) Amazon UK  # Featured songwriter Nancy Montgomery 
Graeme Connors - Let The Cane Fields Burn | Album: (April 29, 1955) BIRTHDAY
LeAnn Rimes - Ten Thousand Angels Cried | Album: Top 25 Country Songs Of Faith (Hump Head) 2-CD CD - MP3 (Oct 14)
Cale Tyson - Lonesome In Tennessee | Album: Introducing Cale Tyson NEW CD - MP3 - UK iTunes 
Mary Black - Marguerite And The Gambler | Album: Stories from The Steeples (Nov 2011) CD MP3
Daryle Singletary - Spilled Whiskey | Album: There's Still a Little Country Left NEW CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - 
Deanie Richardson & Second Fiddle - Moving On | Album: In The Mood (1994) MP3 (co-written with Irene Kelley) # Featured songwriter
Charley Pride - Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town | Album: The Ultimate Hits Collection 2-CD 
John & Audrey Wiggins - There Hearts Are Dancing | Album: John & Audrey Wiggins (1994) MP3  (For Roy Frost)
Mulligan Brothers - I Don’t Want To Know | Album: Via Portland MP3 - UK iTunes -
Karen Brooks - Love Has Left The Building (April 29, 1954) BIRTHDAY >> Live in 2009
James Bonamy - The Swing | Album: Roots And Wings (1997) CD
Tia McGraff - Mesa Gold | Album: Crazy Beautiful (Bandana Records) CD Baby  
Johnny Horton - North To Alaska | Album: 6 Classic Albums Plus.. Box set NEW (April 30, 1925; died November 5, 1960 (aged 35)) BIRTHDAY
Lee Brice - I Don’t Dance | Album: : I Don't Dance MP3 - UK iTunes -  ACM Single Record of the Year 
Reba & Brooks & Dunn - If You See Him | Album: Reba McEntire / At Her Very Best CD ACM 50th anniversary Milestone Award
Delta Reign - Country Sunday | Album: Nothing But Sky NEW MP3 - UK iTunes - 
Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard - It’s All Going To Pot | Album: Django And Jimmie (out 1 June 2015) CD  NEW Single Play MPE 
The McCarters - The Gift | Album: The Gift (1988) Amazon UK # Featured songwriter
The Gibson Brothers - The Sweetest Gift | Album: Brotherhood (Feb 2015) CD -
Tim McGraw - Diamond Rings & Old Barstools | Album: Sundown Heaven Town CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - (May 1, 1967) BIRTHDAY

New on The Show

Cale Tyson

“Lonesome In Tennessee” - ”Very honky tonk reminds me of Dwight Yoakham in places” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire 

Cale Tyson is a singer and songwriter from Nashville, TN. Born in a small town in Texas, he was raised in Fort Worth, the home of Townes Van Zandt and the place where he first heard the classic country sounds that have inspired and enriched his gentle, melancholy, and undeniably whiskey-soaked sound.
In 2013, Tyson released HIGH ON LONESOME, his debut EP, which features Kenny Vaughan (Marty Stuart) on electric guitar. The release was featured on and in American Songwriter Magazine, as well as numerous other outlets. Tyson has recently been opening shows for Dwight Yoakam on the road, in addition to wrapping up a new record which heavily features Robert Ellis on guitar and vocals. In April 2014, Tyson was featured as one of PolicyMic’s “9 Real Country Music Stars of Our Generation.” In October 2014, Rolling Stone featured Tyson as one of the "10 New Country Artists You Need To Know."
"Old school, sad-bastard outlaw country for a new generation of excited country fans."  - Rolling Stone
Cale Tyson is easy to pick out in a crowd. You can’t miss him: just look for the tall guy in a Stetson hat and classic western wear. Put two and two together and it isn’t hard to guess that Tyson has a hand in country music. His latest EP, Cheater’s Wine, is a six-song goldmine of classic country songs and features Robert Ellis on guitar. Ellis got involved with the project after sitting in with Tyson’s band at a local dive bar during one of Tyson’s weekly performances. “My friend suggested I just go up and ask him if he wanted to work on the EP, and he said ‘yes.’”
Before he was hanging out with Robert Ellis and performing internationally (he has a run of U.K. shows planned for spring), Tyson was an intern at American Songwriter, where he first formed his sensibilities about the songwriting world....Read More....Intern Hall of Fame: Cale Tyson American
LR Baggs & American Songwriter present Cale Tyson & Pete Lindberg performing >> Traveling Man.

Music: (27 Oct 2014) High on Lonesome (Clubhouse Records UK) 7 Tracks/ Time: 23:08 (Country Music People November; Rating: 5 Stars) MP3 - UK iTunes -
(7 April 2015) Introducing Cale Tyson (Clubhouse Records) 13 Tracks (Country Music People April 2015; 5 Stars) CD - MP3 - UK iTunes >> Test Drive on SPOTIFY
Clubhouse Records were delighted to announce the release of 'Introducing Cale Tyson' a thirteen track album featuring the rising country star's first two highly acclaimed EPs, HIGH ON LONESOME and CHEATERS WINE.
“This could well be one of the most important releases this year and we owe it to country music to make sure his upcoming live shows are sell outs” - Duncan Warwick (Country Music People)
“REALLY REALLY good ...Great sound” -  Bob Harris BBCRadio 2

Cale Tyson with INTRODUCING CALE TYSON (Clubhouse Records UK) made a bow at No.13 on the Official UK Country Album Chart (chart week 12 April - 18 April 2015)
Cale Tyson interview with >> countryfriedrock >> YouTube
UK and Ireland Tour (April/ May 2015) - Tour Details
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Delta Reign

“Country Sunday” – “I think they’re great’s a really delight, love it, the whole album is great, this one particularly struck’s a lovely album and that track is just beautiful”  - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire 

Genre: Bluegrass, Americana, Swing, Folk, Blues
Record Label: Mountain Fever Records
Band Members: Benita Murphy (Lead vocal, Guitar), Pat Murphy (Vocals, Banjo, Dobro), George Mason (Vocals, Fiddle) & Josh Faul (Vocals, Bass)
Home Town: Mobile, AL
Current Location: Mobile, AL
Influences: Flatt and Scruggs, Jim and Jesse, The Osborne Brothers, Vassar Clements
Short Description: "delta bluegrass" from the Mobile River delta region of the gulf coast. As 5 rivers flow together into Mobile Bay to form the delta, so Delta Reign brings together the musical influences of each member...bluegrass, western
swing, blues & jazz...
Delta Reign is made up of the dynamic husband and wife duo of Pat Murphy and Benita Murphy from Mobile, AL, with George Mason and Joshua Faul completing the group.

Pat is a hard-driving and innovative banjo player who assists in the music arrangement. Benita is a singer/songwriter and arranges most of the group's music. She plays a strong rhythm guitar while occasionally adding the rousing swing rhythm that the band is well-known for. Dazzling fans with his fiddle, George is from Gulfport, MS and has an impressive musical resume which is full of exceptional experience that helps set Delta Reign apart. His tenor vocals enhance the group as well. Also from Gulfport, MS, Joshua is the newest member of the band. Originally an electric bass player, he happened upon the upright
bass while filling in with the band for a performance.

There are places in the US where folks are plenty aware of bluegrass, but where some other regional culture holds sway. Such a spot is the US Gulf Coast, from Corpus Christi, TX to Tampa, FL, where tourism and the beach scene dictate the culture of the cities, and fishing and agriculture hold sway in rural and waterfront areas…… Delta Reign flies pretty close to the bluegrass brand, but with distinct elements of swing and folk music in the mix. Read More Bluegrass
Watch Delta Reign’s Dugger Mountain Music Hall 2014 (Full show) >> YouTube

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Sunday, 19 April 2015

Playlist week of 18th April 2015

18th April 2015 – BBC Playlist

Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire Show playlist April 18, 2015

Brand new music from Allison Moorer, Daryle Singletary and Love & Theft.
Classics from The Louvin Brothers, Larry Gatlin and Glen Campbell.

Julie Roberts - The First To Never Know | Album: Men & Mascara (Aug 2006) MP3
Darius Rucker - Southern Style | Album: Southern Style NEW CD - Smart Choice Music - 
Irene Kelley - Garden Of Dreams | Album: Pennsylvania Coal CD - Smart Choice Music -
Wade Hayes - Go Live Your Life | Album: Go Live Your Life (27 Feb 2015) MP3 - UK iTunes - (April 20, 1969) BIRTHDAY 
Sasha McVeigh - Someone To Break My Heart | Album: I Stand Alone CD (out 27 May) NEW Single
Louvin Brothers - I Don’t Believe You’ve Met My Baby | Album: The Very Best Of The Louvin Brothers MP3  (Ira Louvin April 21, 1924 died June 20, 1965 (aged 41)) BIRTHDAY  
Joey & Rory - Now That She’s Gone | Album: Made To Last CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - (Rory Feek April 25) BIRTHDAY
Michael English - A Million Memories NEW Single >> Audio  
Derek Ryan - Welcome Home (The Gathering) Single: UK iTunes | Album: Country Soul CD  
Faith Hill - A Man’s Home Is His Castle | Album: It Matters To Me (1995) MP3
Glen Campbell - After The Glitter Fades | Album: Letter To Home MP3 (April 22, 1936) BIRTHDAY
Sara Watkins - Will We Go | Album: Sara Watkins MP3
Zane Williams - Kansas City Sunrise | Album: Texas Like That MP3  NEW
Bari Leigh - Man’s World | Album: Tonight, I'm Unchained  (July 2014) MP3 - UK iTunes -
Cleve Francis - Run Like The Wind | Album: Walkin'  MP3  (April 22, 1945) BIRTHDAY
Lindsay Lou & The Flatbelly’s - The River Jordan | Album: Ionia (Feb 2015) MP3 - UK iTunes
Daryle Singletary - Like Family | Album: There's Still a Little Country Left NEW CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - 
Reba McEntire - Right Or Wrong | Album: Willie And The Wheel (2010) MP3
Love & Theft - Whiskey On My Breath | Album: Whiskey On My Breath (Feb 2015) NEW Single CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - 
Pam Tillis - Whiskey on The Wound | Album: Every Time (1998) MP3
Gatlin Brothers & Roy Orbison - Indian Summer | Album: Rare Orbison Vol.2 (Roy Orbison April 23, 1936; died Dec 6, 1988 (aged 52)) BIRTHDAY
Rebecca Lynn Howard - Tennessee In My Windshield | Album: Rebecca Lynn Howard (2000) MP3 (April 24, 1979) BIRTHDAY
The Oak Ridge Boys - Sweet Jesus | Album: Rock of Ages: Hymns & Gospel Favorites (out May 26, 2015) CD NEW Single
Miranda Lambert - Sunday In The South | Album: Platinum CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
Dwight Yoakam - Second Hand Heart | Album: Second Hand Heart NEW CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - Smart Choice Music -
Allison Moorer – Blood | Album: Down To Believing NEW CD - MP3 - Smart Choice Music  

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Playlist week of April 11, 2015


11th April 2015 – BBC Playlist

Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire Show playlist April 11, 2015
Brand new music from Shelby Lynne, The Shires and Darius Rucker. 
Plus classics from Roger Miller and Glen Campbell

Abbi Scott – Flying NEW Single (out April 7, 2015) MP3UK iTunes
Jim Lauderdale & Jon Weisberger - Don’t Count Me Out | Album: Now & Then I've Been Mostly Awake MP3 - UK iTunes -  (April 11, 1957) BIRTHDAY 
Chalee Tennison - Someone Else’s Turn To Cry | Album: Chalee Tennison (1999) CD (April 11, 1969) BIRTHDAY
Steve Azar - Sunshine | Album: Slide On Over Here (2009) CD - MP3 (April 11, 1964) BIRTHDAY
Sonia Leigh - The Bar | Album: 1978 December (2011)  Vinyl
Roger Miller - Kansas City Star | Album: | Album: Roger Miller - the Definitive Collection (50 Tracks) CD  
The Shires - How Many love Songs | Album: | Album: Brave CD (Standard Version) MP3 - UK iTunes
Dave Sheriff - I Love You To The moon & Back | Album: Let's Dance (July 2014) MP3 Hotdisc #196 April Single
Nathan Carter - Wagon Wheel (2015 Version) | Album: Beautiful Life (Deluxe; out 11 May 2015) MP3
Shelby Lynne - I Can’t Imagine | Album: I Can't Imagine (out May 4, 2015) MP3 - NEW Single
Vince Gill - The Hills of Caroline | Album: The Key (1998) MP3 (April 12, 1957) BIRTHDAY 
The Barefoot Movement - Too Long In One Place | Album: Figures of the Year CD - MP3 - UK iTunes
Deryl Dodd - One Ride in Vegas | Album: One Ride in Vegas (1996) CD (April 12, 1964) BIRTHDAY  
Joni Harms - Millie | Album: After All (2001) CD (written by Wood Newton) Songwriter Feature
Wood Newton - Riding With Private Malone (Single; Feb 2015) MP3
Callaghan - When You Loved Me | Album: A History of Now NEW CD - MP3 - UK iTunes -
Blake Shelton - Sangria | Album: Bringing Back The Sunshine CD - MP3 - UK  NEW Single
Jessica Ridley - Bluer Than The Bluegrass In Kentucky | Album: Fit To Be Tied (2011) MP3 
Jeff Bates & Loretta Lynn - After The Fire Is Gone | Album: Me & Conway (Nov 2014) CD - US iTunes - Smart Choice Music -  (Loretta Lynn; April 14, 1932) BIRTHDAY 
Zane Williams - Texas Like That | Album: Texas Like That (out 14 April 2015) MP3 NEW 
Trio - He Rode All The Way To Texas | Album: Trioo II (2006) MP3
Kacey Musgraves – Biscuits NEW Single (out March 15, 2015) MP3 - UK iTunes
Glen Campbell - Love Always Letter To Home | Album: Platinum Collection CD (For: Craig Perry & Mavis in Shrewsbury)
Lynn Morris - Mama’s Hand | Album: (1995) CD
Darius Rucker - So I Sang | Album: Southern Style NEW CD - Smart Choice Music -
Ashley Robertson - How Are You My Love NEW Single (out 14 April 2015) MP3

New on The Show


“Flying” - ”We’re flying high this Saturday night, getting us off to a flying start there was Abbi Scott and that’s her brand new single” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Record Label: Independent
Affiliation: BMI
Interests Music: fishin; huntin; NRA; and a whole lot more!
Attending: Lipscomb University, TN

Abbi Scott is a proud Indiana native with her feet planted firmly in Nashville, Tn.
She shares on Facebook: A lil blonde from the Hoosier State, huh? Well, that's me! I'm 19 years old and have been singin a song since I could hold a microphone. I've opened up for major artists such as Luke Bryan, Lee Brice, Cole Swindell, Dierks Bentley, Trick Pony, Maggie Rose, Jana Kramer, Confederate Railroad, David Bradley (UK) and more.

Blurb: Abbi is an independent country artist with a genuine soul that radiates out to her audience, peers, and those that fall in love with her unique sound.  This petite blonde was raised on southern rock, traditional country, and classic rock. You will find that her passion for all types of music are evident in her classic sound as she croons like no other. Abbi draws you in with every breath she takes and leaves you waiting for more. 
 Abbi has surrounded herself with grammy winning songwriters, a duo of producers, Phillip White and Amber Leigh White, that have a catalog and list of hits to impress the toughest of all critics, and an entertainment lawyer, Orville Almon that represents the best of the best.  Abbi is an honest, down home, good-to-her-country-roots artist. 
 Her new single "Flying" (written by Green River Ordinance) was sent to country radio for Adds on April 7, 2015
Abbi shares “It is a very personal experience when I sing for you, or a write a song about my life, I am sharing my heart with you”  
Other songs: “Got My Own Shotgun” released Feb 10, 2015,  listen on soundcloud available on US iTunes

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The Barefoot Movement

“Too Long In One Place” - “I really like the sound, I think they’re great” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Americana/ Folk/ Bluegrass
Besed: Hendersonville, TN
Band Members: Noah Wall (Vocals, Fiddle), Tommy Norris (Mandolin), Hasee Ciaccio (Vocals, Upright Bass), Alex Conerly ( Guitar, Vocals)
The Barefoot Movement is an acoustic quartet with members hailing from Nashville, TN. The group fuses the styles of bluegrass, old-time, Americana, and rock, creating an eclectic, original sound, featuring interweaving harmonies, progressive instrumentation, and accomplished songwriting.

Blurb: Heartfelt, energetic, and down home. Heralded by CMT Edge as "one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene," the music of the Nashville based group The Barefoot Movement is as down to earth as their intention for members of their audience: sit back, relax, take your shoes off, and stay a while.  With two full length albums, several cross-country tours, and appearances at some of the top bluegrass festivals in the United States already under their belt, the possibilities are endless. The group has enjoyed almost non-stop touring including a trip to Burkina Faso, Africa where they were guests of the American Embassy.
The "movement" can be traced back to the teen years of singer-songwriter and fiddler Noah Wall, of Oxford, NC. Just as she had begun penning her first compositions, she met mandolinist Tommy Norris their senior year of high school. Convinced of their musical chemistry and driven by mutual ambition, they continued to build the band from the ground up throughout their college careers. While Tommy studied classical music and recording engineering at Western Carolina University, Noah chose East Tennessee State, particularly for their Bluegrass, Old-time and Country Music Program. Here she began to shape her musical identity, under the tutelage of ETSU's renown staff, and found an instrumental home in old time fiddling. Just before graduation, she met fellow student and lively upright bassist Hasee Ciaccio. Hailing from Myrtle Beach, SC, Hasee brought another female vocal and a solid foundation of rhythm to the group. With the addition of versatile guitarist and singer Alex Conerly of Hattiesburg, MS in 2013, the lineup was complete with all the elements that make up the Barefoot sound: lush harmonies, thoughtful instrumentation, and memorable melodies.

The Johnson City outfit have been making waves in the folk world since the release of their 2011 debut album FOOTWORK.
2013 brought the release of a new album, cross country touring, and all manners of shoeless excitement. The 16 track album FIGURES OF THE YEAR, released on June 4, 2013 (UK iTunes), came on the heels of their west coast tour, opening for Anti Records artists The Milk Carton Kids from Denver to San Francisco to Vancouver. The album was a crowd funded project via Kickstarter (259 backers pledged $16,313)
Debuting on Sept 3, 2014, their third release, a 6 track EP titled "The High Road (UK iTunes) showcased traditional material that has consistently been among the crowd favorites at their live performances.
They have appeared in Country Weekly Magazine, on CMT Edge, Music City Roots, and Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour.
Watch the Official music video for >> "Second Time Around".

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Sunday, 5 April 2015

Playlist week of 4th April 2015


4th April 2015 – BBC Playlist

Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire Show playlist April 4, 2015

Brand new music from Montgomery Gentry, Daryle Singletary and Allison Moorer.
Classics from Tommy Cash, Bobby Bare and Merle Haggard. Plus some Gospel flavoured tracks peppered in for Easter weekend.

Judy Rodman - Girls Ride Horses Too | Album: A Place Called Love/ Back To Back MP3  
Larry Gatlin & The Gatlins - Half Moon Motel (Steve Gatlin April 4, 1951) BIRTHDAY
Erin Enderlin - Monday Morning Church | Album: Erin Enderlin EP MP3 (2011) 
Montgomery Gentry - Folks Like Us | Album: Folks Like Us MP3 (Out April 21) NEW Single
Ruth Bloomquist - I Know Love | Album: One Day Ain't Enough MP3  
Tommy Cash – Listen | Album: The Very Best of Tommy Cash CD (April 5, 1940) BIRTHDAY
Jimmy Webb - High Rent Ghetto | Album: Twilight of the Renegades CD
Callaghan - Noah’s Song | Album: A History of Now (out 7 April 2015) CD - MP3 - UK iTunes - 
Balsamo Deighton - I Don’t Know Why (Single) MP3
Daryle Singletary - There’s Still A Little Country Left | Album:There's Still a Little Country Left CD (out April 20)  MP3 - UK iTunes - 
Tina Adair - Pray For Mama & Daddy | Album: Classic Country for the Family MP3 (recorded 1997)
Tyler Barham - Just Two Kids  NEW Single
The Fairfield Four & Lee Ann Womack - Children Go Where I Send Them | Album: Still Rockin' My Soul  (R&B/ Soul out March 10, 2015) MP3 -
Jill King - The Part I Don’t Understand | Album: Jillbilly (2003) CD
Merle Haggard & Janie Fricke - Ridin’ High | Album: The Very Best Of Janie / Saddle The Wind (2 On 1; 2 Jun. 2014; Morello Records) MP3  (Merle Haggard; April 6, 1937) BIRTHDAY
Melonie Cannon - I Feel You Everywhere | Album: Melonie Cannon (2004) CD
Bobby Bare - Miller’s Cave | Album: The hits of Bobby Bare, Vol. 2 MP3 (April 7, 1935) BIRTHDAY
Bari Leigh - Was She Pretty | Album: Tonight, I'm Unchained  (July 2014) MP3 - UK iTunes -  
Joey & Rory - Gotta Go Back | Album: Inspired Songs of Faith & Family CD (July 2013)
Darius Rucker - You Me & My Guitar | Album: Southern Style NEW CD - Smart Choice Music - 
Allison Moorer - If I Were Stronger | Album: Down To Believing NEW CD - MP3 - Smart Choice Music
John Schneider - The Auction | Album: Take The Long Way Home (1986) CD (April 8, 1960) BIRTHDAY
Jeff & Sheri Easter - Mama’s Bible | Album: By Request (1999) MP3 
Hal Ketchum - Baby I’m Blue | Album: I'm the Troubadour CD - UK iTunes -  (April 9, 1953) BIRTHDAY
Jenny Ritter - A History Of Happiness | Album: Raised By Wolfs (out in Sept?) NEW
Jeanette Williams - Your Last Mile | Album: Cherry Blossoms in the Springtime (1999) CD 
Alan Jackson - The Old Rugged Cross | Album: Precious Memories (2013) MP3

New on The Show

Bari Leigh

Was She Pretty” – “My favourite one off the album” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Genre: Southern Rock/ Country/ Country Rock / Pop
Home Town: Darnestown, MD
Record Label: Starfish Music Group ECR Music Group
Short Description: Singer, Songwriter, Whiskey Dranker and Geetar Slanger.
Influences: Miranda Lambert - Brandi Carlisle - Jack White

Bio - Bari Leigh began writing songs at age 7. In her teens, she found her voice and her life's passion. Self taught in guitar and piano, she stepped onto the stage and never looked back. Born and raised in Darnestown, Maryland, Bari's music has a slant of country, infused with pop and heartfelt soul.
She moved to Los Angeles this year to advance her career and often performing at local venues such as The Key Club, House of Blues and Room 5 to name a few. Bari's EP was submitted to be reviewed at the ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo by her producer. Out of 900 applicants, Bari's "The Sand Will Catch Our Fall" was chosen as the judge's favorite. They were impressed by her advanced songwriting and strong voice. This led to Bari Leigh's radio debut. "The EP" (Starfish Music/Engine Company) a 5 track set was released March 8, 2011 (Amazon UK - current Best Sellers Rank: #952,839 in Music) was played across the United States. According to the blurb: Bari Leigh's original lyrics and sound impact people on a visceral level. Her authenticity is a breath of fresh air and leaves you wanting more. Her highest aspiration would be to make a difference in this world through her music, making a positive difference. With her poignant writing, soulful voice and steadfast ambition, we expect great things from this rising young star.

The 10 track TONIGHT, I'M UNCHAINED (Starfish Music/ ECR Music Group MP3 - UK iTunes - ; current Best Sellers Rank: #490,295 in Music) released July 29, 2014 was Bari Leigh's debut album. Written and recorded over a two-year period, the then 25 year- old artist was at its helm as the beautiful Leigh co-produced the album, wrote or co-wrote all of the songs.,
However it seems that excitement about her music was built from early DIY recordings that Leigh released prior to founding Starfish Music. Surprisingly, national and college radio embraced the tracks, as did the taste-making music press. This early notoriety culminated with a feature about Leigh and her music on national television, with CBS's Entertainment Tonight.
"Bari Leigh is set to explode with her infectious mix of pop, country, blues and soul...(a) buzz-worthy artist." – Entertainment Tonight (CBS)

For The Country Record - Bari flirts with the darker sides of life a lot across this record. ‘Was She Pretty’ (written by Bari Leigh and Mamie Lew Gardiner) accuses her partner of playing
away, but instead of raging at him or wailing of her heartbreak, she simply asks, “was she pretty?”, almost as if she is trying to give him an understandable reason for loving another woman. “Were her eyes so blue she made you untrue last night? Did she smile and call you witty? Baby did I ever cross your mind?” Bari continues to plague him with desperate questions, wondering if the reason he betrayed her was because the woman in question was so irresistible, so complimentary, that he couldn’t help himself. The blame almost doesn’t lie with him, taking a picture of a relationship so painstakingly real and gritty that we start to wonder why no-one has considered this angle before.

In March 2015 this beautiful looking lady went for adds at radio and should certainly attract attention with the stuning cover art.
Top Tracks: Was She Pretty, Man’s World, One Last Ride, Desperately
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“I Don’t Know Why” – ”On the fringes of country music but I really like what they’ve done to this one, just wait for her vocal to come in, really beautiful” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire

Americana, Folk rock, Country

Steve Balsamo is a Welsh singer and songwriter, best known for playing the lead role in the London production of Jesus Christ Superstar during the mid-1990s. See >> solo performance  Gethsemane Live as shown on BBC TV's Songs Of Praise.
The band The Storys were formed in 2003, with Steve at the helm, playing a '70s West Coast-influenced country rock style.
(Maverick Magazine features:  Image - Images ) A huge music fan, Elton John personally called Steve and told him how much he loved the album. He then invited the band to tour with the “rocket man” all over the UK and Europe during the summer of 2005.
"Wonderful songs, great playing and instinctively beautiful harmonies" - Bob Harris OBE, BBC Radio2
The Storys quietly built up a large fan base, which includes some major stars with Elton John personally calling the band to say how much he loved their debut album. The move saw them support the rocket man at his Liberty Stadium gig.
The Storys could have been the next Eagles but were let down several times when so close to making it big with labels falling flat. Rosalie Deighton (vocals/guitar) later joined the band replacing Dai Smith. In June 2010 Smith returned to play The Storys last gigs hosted by Bob Harris at The Grand Theatre in Swansea. Deighton helped write and record for the The Storys third album, ‘Luck’.
Rosalie (influences Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris) was playing spoons by the time she was four and soon progressed to mandolin and fiddle, touring with the family until she was 19. After EMI, Rosalie was signed for four years to Independiente Records, who have represented artists like Travis and Paul Weller, and she was published by Chrysalis, while Echo Records became her label.
Steve Balsamo and Rosalie Deighton first met over 10 years ago at Grammy award winning producer Martin Terefe’s London recording studio where he was working on their respective major label debut albums. Bonding over a love of 70’s singer/
songwriters, country music and cake, they vowed one day to record together as they felt their voices would blend and give what Emmylou Harris calls ‘the rub’.
Several times around the world in various musical guises and Balsamo Deighton’s paths crossed again when Rosalie supported Steve’s highly regarded country/rock band.  

To date the duo have released a couple of cover songs to whet peoples’ appetites; ‘Sky Blue and Black’ by Jackson Browne (A Song for Harry's Fund) released March 24,  2013 (Amazon UK Bestsellers Rank: #272,65 in Songs) and Shawn Colvin’s ‘I Don’t Know Why’ (released Aug 12, 2012 Amazon UK Bestsellers Rank: currently ranked # 66,806 was #172,054 in Albums) for which “they have made a remarkable, hair raising/removing video”
Balsamo Deighton have been putting the finishing touches to their debut album with producers Tim Hamill and Ben Robbins and are looking forward to sharing the fruits of their labour both on record and on the road.
Watch their >> EPK (published in Jan 2014) which gave a preview of tracks from their  Balsamo Deighton anticipated debut album. They excitedly collaborated with PledgeMusic (167 Pledgers raised 116% of the goal) to crowd fund the project.
They are planning on releasing the new music in early May 2015.
On Sunday 8th March 2015 they played on the Big Entrance Stage as one of the numerous Pop Up Stage acts at C2C2015 Country to Country Festival at London’s O2 Arena 

Catch Balsamo Deighton live when they will be opening for the wonderful CALLAGHAN during April 2015:
Mon 13 April - The Cellars, Portsmouth / Fri 17 April - Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
Tue 21 April - The Rocking Chair, Sheffield / Wed April - The Louisiana, Bristol /Thu 23 April - Green Note, London

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