Category Archives: Singer-Songwriter Reviews

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry Shine their Light in London

This was one of those gigs that you catch at just the right time and place. As the trans-Atlantic partnership of Bragg and Henry played the show, polls were beginning to close in the US presidential elections, and the setting … Continue reading

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Bruce Cockburn – Rumours of Glory (a Memoir)

How many lives a can one man live at once? Rumours of Glory traces Bruce Cockburn’s story, detailing his music, faith, poetry, women and activism. It’s a fascinating trail and a valuable read – even for people who disagree with … Continue reading

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Duke Special: Under the Dark Cloth

The Duke again gets inside other people’s skin to portray the background, the lives and the images of America’s photographic pioneers in his best commission to date. 4 Stars Label: Adventures in Gramophone Time: 12 tracks / 44 minutes New … Continue reading

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Charlie Peacock – No Man’s Land (Twenty Ten Music)

Über-artist-producer strikes again in a personal slice of Americana that is his best so far – and that’s saying something. 4.5 Stars Time: 12 Tracks / 57 minutes Some albums are like hussies in bars, grabbing you with their bold … Continue reading

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Eliza Carthy: Neptune (Hem Hem Records)

Eliza Carthy is exhilarating in her passion for invention 4 Stars Time: 10 tracks /50 Minutes When a disc begins with the line, “I was drinking champagne with Jerry Springer” it’s a good start, but then the name Eliza Carthy … Continue reading

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Bruce Cockburn: Small Source of Comfort (True North)

Still witty, Cockburn lightens up – and gives us a few welcome instrumentals 4 Stars 14 Tracks / 54 minutes For those who can’t wait to find out what is in store, Cockburn gives a foretaste of the whole disc … Continue reading

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