Friday, 25 March 2016
Playlist week of March 19, 2016
Playlist week of March 19, 2016 - BBC Playlist
A round up of last weekend's Country2Country Festival.
Brand new music from Lonestar, Joey & Rory and a pop star of the 80s turned country star
Classics from Hoyt Axton and Jerry Reed
Miranda Lambert – What About Georgia?
Jerry Reed – Georgia Sunshine
James House – Anything For Love (March 20, 1937; died Sept 1, 2008 (aged 71) BIRTHDATE
The Black Feathers – Take Me Back | Album: Soaked to the Bone (Blue House Music) Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Bandcamp
Lori McKenna – Your Next Lover
Charlie Worsham – Mississippi In July | Album: Rubberband (Amazon UK new UK 2016 release)
Gordon Hendricks - Stirring Up Feelings
Lonestar – Never Enders New Single
Alice Wallace – A Traveling Song | Album: Memories Music & Pride (Oct 2015) Amazon UK | UK iTunes | Amazon.com
Billy Yates – She’s My Country Girl Hotdisc #207 March 2016 Single
Steve Young – Seven Bridges Road Obituary Outlaw Country Pioneer Steve Young died at 73 on March 17th. The Georgia native was a noted contributor to the Outlaw movement in the 1970s
Cyndi Lauper – Heartaches By The Number New Single
Red Sky July – Walking Country Song New
Alan West – Hillbilly Woodbines
Little Big Town – Sober
Lonesome River Band – Rose In Paradise | Album: Bridging the Tradition New Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
Roxie Dean – Cherokee Rose
Hoyt Axton – Nashville | Album: Joy to the World: The Definitive Collection (Humphead; 50 Tracks) New Amazon UK
Kelly Clarkson – Piece By Piece
Andrew Combs – Nothing To Lose | Album: Various Artists: Country To Country Vol.2 (Humphead) Amazon UK
Frank Solivan & Megan McCormick – Mexico | Album: Family, Friends & Heroes New Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
Joey & Rory – Softly & Tenderly | Album: HYMNS: That Are Important To Us Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
New on The Show
The Black Feathers
“Take Me Back” - "Really impressed, another lovely duo to come out of the UK, their voices blend so nicely, I think they've got a lovely sound" - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire
The Black Feathers are an award-winning duo from Gloucestershire in England. The perfectly paired voices of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler intertwine effortlessly to create a sound combining elements of folk, roots, alt-country and americana.
They married in 2012, which also marked the beginning of their musical adventure as The Black Feathers. They designed the band logo on honeymoon and the music soon followed. This close collaboration became the backbone of The Black Feathers’ sound.
Whether playing to a 1,500 strong audience at the Colston Hall in Bristol, or to 80 crammed in to the Green Note in London, The Black Feathers give an intimate performance that draws the listener in to a special, strong and unique bond between two people.
They have toured in Europe and in the USA including a sell out show at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee.
2014 saw the release of Strangers We Meet, the duo's debut 5 track EP. It gained national airplay on BBC Radio2, as well as warm reviews from national music press, including an interview in The Sunday Times. The Telegraph also listed it as one of the best albums of the year.
They released their album SOAKED TO THE BONE on Feb 26, 2016. All songs are written by Sian Chandler and Ray Hughes
except track 9 written by Bob Dylan and it was recorded at Strawhouse Studios in Oxford, England
Like their shows, this album is mesmerising and stunning in equal measure. 11 songs in total, 10 of them written by Sian Chandler and Ray Hughes themselves, the other written by Bob Dylan. And when I say that the Black Feathers own compositions stand shoulder to shoulder with Mr Zimmerman's "Make You Feel My Love", then this really is no exaggeration and gives you a good indicator of the strength and depth of their songwriting quality. This album ebbs and flows effortlessly, from the sublimely delicate "Homesick" to the harder edged "Blind" and from the breathtaking acoustic space of "Winter Moves In" to the slightly bluesier vocal inflections of "Spider And The Fly". There isn't a note wasted, nor a word out of place. It's a wonderfully balanced album that immediately insinuates its way into the listeners (sub)consciousness, and at time of writing shows no inclination to leave anytime soon.
"Soaked To The Bone" is an artistic triumph for a duo of undeniable talent - and that talent is there for all to see in terms of musicality, vocals and songwriting. - Fatea Records Review
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