Jerry Hionis - Songs From The Bahr Bela Ma

Jerry Hionis
Songs From The Bahr Bela Ma

Since I started this years postings with somehow releated musical concepts I will continue and connect the new Jerry Hionis album to the previous posted Rag Lore Demos Blue For al​-​Watawit of Yashkur. Jerry's connection to the arab world is …
Rag Lore - Blue For al​-​Watawit of Yashkur

Rag Lore
Blue For al​-​Watawit of Yashkur

Not unlike the previous post of Samuel Gray Edmonson's Suite this is also a long piece divided in three parts. Due to his personal connection to North Africa and specially Egypt, Matthew R. Boteilho aka Rag Lore embeds his guitar improvisations i …
Samuel Gray Edmondson - Suite

Samuel Gray Edmondson

A lovely 4 track EP by a, to me unknown guitar player from the US East Coast. This is basically a 12 minute composition, divided into four pieces. Wonderful picking style similar to James Blackshaw. So it's less the country blues picking and more …
Toby Hay - Marteg EP

Toby Hay
Marteg EP

Welsh fingerstyle guitarist Toby Hay crossed my internet browsing paths last year, but it didn't struck a chord with me back in those days. He's a classical guitar trained musician and so his technique is great, but the music was sounding ver …
Dominick Joseph Gambini - s/t

Dominick Joseph Gambini

Fantastic recordings by a guy who listed Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and John Fahey as his influences. This short demo starts off with a cover version of "Sundogs" by Jack Rose (RIP). It's basically a constant, metallic drone made by moving a …
Beatified - Cellular Life

Cellular Life

Beatified is the new project name of Mike Garrett, the founder of American Primitive Records. Maybe you've never heard of either one. American Primitive Records is a tiny label with a big name. I think they are working since years on releasing th …
Lac La Belle - A Friend Too Long

Lac La Belle
A Friend Too Long

Every time I get back from the United States into my cozy little German town, I realize how big America is, how much music is going on there, and how many amazing musicians collaborate, compete and dream the American dream of making a living doing wh …
Ben Collier - Reels, Rags, & Relics

Ben Collier
Reels, Rags, & Relics

​What a great, entertaining tape Ben Collier has put together here. It's that "lazy afternoon on the back porch" kind of songs. Well known tunes like Candyman (the only one I recognized) and own songs, recorded in a very lofi one-man- …
Sarah Louise - Field Guide

Sarah Louise
Field Guide

Sarah Henson learned to play guitar and banjo at the foot of the black mountains in North Carolina. That's how the press text I've found, starts. Under the name Sarah Louise, she released two beautiful folk albums and especially her latest re …

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