Buford Pope, (a.k.a. Mikael Liljeborg) was born in 1971 on Gotland, a Swedish limestone island in the Baltic Sea. With a small population and isolated from the Swedish mainland the young Mikael discovered music, primarily Bob Dylan and then on to other greats of the singer songwriter genre such as Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and Jackson Browne. He recently released an outtake that didn't quite make his most recent, and fifth, album 'Sticks In The Throat' from 2014. Spotify users can listen to the track on the link below.Read More
The Academy and Grammy Award nominated singer-songwriter Allison Moorer is set to release her Proper Records debut, Down To Believing, on March 16. Produced by long-time friend and collaborator, guitarist Kenny Greenberg, the album was recorded over two years in Nashville while Moorer commuted back and forth from her home in New York City. Her eighth studio recording since her 1998 debut Alabama Song, Down To Believing is her most personal collection of songs to date as it deals with her separation from Steve Earle and their son John Henry’s diagnosis of Autism.Read More
January 26, 2015 is the date for the new album 'All These Dreams' from acclaimed musician, songwriter and performer Andrew Combs on the Loose Music label. The first single from the album ‘Foolin’ is out December 15 and is inspired by the digital age we live in.Read More
January 12, 2015 will see the welcome release of ‘Absent Fathers’ the new album from Justin Townes Earle on the Loose label. The album was recorded alongside ‘Single Mothers’ his previous album from Sept, 2014 as a double album, but as Justin began to sequence it, he felt each half needed to make its own statement and they took on their own identities.Read More
C2C is proud to present the Country Music Association (CMA) Songwriters Series, in London on Friday 6th March 2015 at Indigo at The O2, with host Kix Brooks and featuring Brandy Clark, Sam Palladio, Jessi Alexander and Jon Randall. This is great news for country fans and the ideal appetiser for the C2C Festival as the CMA Songwriters Series will once again take place on the evening before C2C, a huge two-day music festival extravaganza at The O2 featuring an outstanding line up of music stars from across the Atlantic.Read More
When someone as universally respected as Mark Knopfler is singing your praises, guesting on your records and featuring you as his support act on large international tours, you must be doing something right. Ruth Moody is doing something very right indeed. Australian by birth but based in Winnipeg, Canada the two-time Juno award winning singer-songwriter , best known as a founder member of The Wailin’ Jennys, has now released two fine solo albums with ‘The Garden’ from 2010 and her 2013 release ‘These Wilder Things’ receiving rave reviews.Read More
Legendary rock act Toto will return to the UK in May 2015 for three 'An Evening With' shows in support of their new album due Spring, 2015. The new album Toto XIV will be their first since 'Falling In Between' in 2006.Read More
Fresh off her induction into the prestigious Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Gretchen Peters has confirmed the 9th February release of her new album 'Blackbirds.' Co-produced with Doug Lancio and Barry Walsh and recorded in Nashville, the album features a who's who of modern American roots music: Jerry Douglas, Jason Isbell, Jimmy LaFave, Will Kimbrough, Kim Richey, Suzy Bogguss and more.Read More
Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors will release a new album ‘Medicine’ January 26th, 2015 via his own Magnolia Music label. The album is a follow up to the well received and highly successful ‘Good Light’ from 2013 and marks a decade in existence for The Neighbors - wife Ellie (vocals / guitar), Nathan Dugger (guitar / keys) and Rick Brinsfield (bass). ‘Medicine’ was recorded in just eight days at Middletree Studios in East Nashville with Joe Pisapia (KD Lang, Ben Folds, Guster, Josh Rouse) co-producing with the band.
Nashville based, Memphis born Drew Holcomb will be touring the UK and Ireland early in 2015 accompanied by Nathan Dugger.
A full review of 'Medicine' will be featured on Red Guitar Music very soon.
In the meantime why not check out the video for the terrific opening track from the album ‘American Beauty’.Read More
Blackberry Smoke may still be on their European tour, with Australian act Massive in support, but the Atlanta rockers are in no mood to let the grass grow under their feet. On February 9, 2015, they will release Holding All the Roses, the band’s fourth studio album.Read More