Kate Rusby Underneath the Stars Underneath the Stars is Kate Rusby's first studio album in three years, and even if it had taken her ten, it would have been worth the wait. From the opening song, "The Goodman," Rusby will have you under the spell of her beautiful and powerful voice. It's rare to hear anyone sing as well as this, with effortless range, a charming lilt and … [Read more...] about Kate Rusby and Josh Kelley Out Now
Sinéad O'Connor Calls it Quits. ℘℘℘ It's not over until the bald lady sings, and in this case Ireland's brilliant vocalist Sinéad O'Connor is not retiring from the limelight quietly. As her swan song, she is releasing her final record She Who Dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High Shall Abide Under the Shadow of the Almighty on September 9 on Vanguard Records. The two-CD … [Read more...] about Music Roundup
Damien Rice: o If you have lost faith in the possibility for a new singer-songwriter to emerge with a graceful album of dirges and lullabies, it's time to believe again. Dublin-born Damien Rice's debut album, o, has been released in the U.S. by Vector Recordings (see also www. damienrice.com) after being praised ceaselessly overseas for the past year. With literary references … [Read more...] about The Rice Man Cometh
A roaring rip tide of traditional music recordings has been flowing out of Ireland and Irish America recently, much of it released by the musicians themselves without recourse to record labels. A listing of the year's best discs could easily include several dozen equally worthy releases, so limiting this roundup to a mere ten was a reviewer's nightmare. You won't go wrong, … [Read more...] about Traditional Music Round-up
Just like the old days. A new album (Wake Up and Smell the Coffee) from The Cranberries and the band are back on the road. May is pencilled in for the North American stretch of a world tour, beginning in Montreal and wrapping up in Miami before moving on to Mexico.
Just like the old days.
While the tour will take a mammoth 18 months it's a far cry from the crazy … [Read more...] about The Cranberries :
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