Sheryl Crow "Feels Like Home" (Warner Bros)
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Saturday 09 June 2012
This beautiful historic market town in East Yorkshire has hosted the festival since 1983, when it was launched by the local White Horse Folk Club.
Friday 20 April 2012
Usually, when a team player strikes out on a solo project, it's a fair bet that the project, volitionally or not, will reveal more of the player's inner workings, allow a glimpse of their soul or spirit.
Monday 19 March 2012
Crooner Engelbert Humperdinck has unveiled the "soaring ballad" that he hopes will restore the UK's reputation at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.
Sunday 18 March 2012
'It was like a dance where I knew I could lead her, but she could lead me, too'
The Barometer: Santigold; Lambchop; Alison Krauss; The Drums; Danny Dusk and the Twilights; Sauna; Colleen Green; Black Tambourine; Simian Ghost
Friday 24 February 2012
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Friday 03 February 2012
The gritty blues-rock duo have sold out their British tour. Andy Gill meets them at their studio in Nashville
Sunday 11 December 2011
A kind of pathological localism lies at the heart of the American ideal of Christmas, and they don't get any more local than Joey and Rory, a husband and wife duo from Tennessee.
Friday 09 December 2011
Drums - John Bonham
For the fact that he was such a musical badass, inventive, intense and our drummer, Matt, will have a real problem with me if I pick another drummer that's not Bonham.
Monday 24 October 2011
Wilma Lee Cooper was an important link to the traditional sacred music of the Appalachians. Best known for her long-time partnership with her fiddle-playing husband, Stoney Cooper, she was a dynamic rhythm guitarist and banjo player and led her band, The Clinch Mountain Clan, for over half a century.
Friday 05 August 2011
The lure of Laurel Canyon stretches far and wide – to Iceland in Karl "Kalli" Henry's case, though he actually travelled to Nashville to record Last Train Home, surmising that top sessioners like Buddy Spicher, Hargus "Pig" Robbins and "Gentleman" Lloyd Green were best equipped to realise his country-rock dream.
Sunday 31 July 2011
There's something immensely gratifying about rockin' country music like this: the songs, the wit, the playing, the production values, the crackle of atmospheric enjoyment which accompanies such certainty of purpose.
Friday 29 July 2011
Nashville's "garage-rock lounge lizard extraordinaire" is given to bouts of Beefheartian lyricism on his latest collection, bawled with sinister charm over grinding riffs whose function is surely to keep his muse on the rails.
Friday 22 July 2011
Recorded over six days in Nashville with Dave Stewart, the debut release on Joss Stone's own label is, she claims, the first on which she has exerted total creative freedom.
Friday 15 July 2011
Gwyneth Paltrow makes the most unconvincing substance abuser since Zammo took up cocaine in Grange Hill in this hokey tale of achy-breaky hearts in the land of country and western.
Friday 24 June 2011
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 2 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 5 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees