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Listen again to the great Ralph McLean chatting to Hub founder Rob Ellen on BBC Radio Ulster about his quest to encourage concerts in peoples own homes, when the Medicine Show toured Ireland this year with Chuck Hawthorne and Libby Koch (featuring interview and session with them too) 35 minutes into the show.(click picture)

 

April 2013 Blog Posts (61)

The Alternate Root's New Release Rack

The Alternate Root Magazine launched a new feature yesterday called "The New Release Rack" to help their readers discover new music.  They feature 20 releases and have short reviews for them.  HOWL by The Howlin' Brothers was tapped as one of them...  …

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Added by John Porter on April 30, 2013 at 12:56 — No Comments

NEW ALBUM 'HOPE STREET'

hello there 

I've not been on here for a while I have since released a new album called "HOPE STREET' it is available from http://scottmacdonald.bandcamp.com

And Just to say a thanks to those who listen to my music as I am at number 2 in the Glasgow songwriters chart with Revebnation now wooo. Thought I may as well shout about it.

I have some gigs in May and would be brilliant if you can make any of them. thanks…

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Added by scott macdonald on April 29, 2013 at 16:53 — No Comments

Canadian Lynne Hanson LF house concert (s) June 2013 in England

Hiya,

I'm a Canadian singer songwriter and I'll be back in England this coming June after having supported both Steve Forbert and Gretchen Peters on tours in 2012.  I've got a few dates open between June 13-20 and would love to fill them with a house concert or two.  Current dates…

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Added by Lynne Hanson on April 26, 2013 at 23:30 — No Comments

Aussie Blues Artist Visiting the Uk in September and looking for gigs

Hi,

I am new here it looks like a great place to do some networking.I will be in the UK in September and I am very keen to play some gigs while I am there.My name is Greg Bowles I am a blues musician from Western Australia I play early acoustic blues and specialize in Delta Blues and Bottleneck slide guitar and play a little Piedmont and Texas style blues as well.

I am interested in doing support slots for established blues artists in the UK,open mics,busking,blues clubs…

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Added by Greg Bowles on April 25, 2013 at 4:26 — No Comments

Michael J Tinker Spring Tour 2014

"Top notch..." Jon Boden (Bellowhead)

"...mesmerising..." Stirrings Magazine



Hi all



We're currently booking for a duo/trio tour between 20th February and the 2nd March 2014. The linup will include myself on guitar/vocals/cigar-box guitar and Ella Sprung on fiddle/vocals/nickleharpa. We may also be bringing an accordian player too.



If anyone would be interested in booking us please reply to this or email me through my website…

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Added by Michael J Tinker on April 23, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

All Things Considered (NPR) feature on Amy Speace

Here's the link to today's All Things Considered (NPR) feature on Amy Speacehttp://www.npr.org/2013/04/21/177988757/a-folk-singer-sets-sail-with-the-bard-at-the-bow

Added by John Porter on April 22, 2013 at 0:23 — No Comments

Amy Speace on NPR's All Things Considered Today

Amy Speace is the featured musical guest on NPR's All Things Considered today.  Here's a link that previews the appearance - http://ning.it/11bUGbA

Her new album, How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat - will be released in Europe on May 27th via CRS.

She will tour in the UK and Europe opening for John Fullbright beginning September 24th.  The London date…

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Added by John Porter on April 21, 2013 at 13:02 — No Comments

HughShowRedux first record/last record bought + (short interview w/Brother Ben from The Howlin' Brothers)

HughShowRedux (blog) posted this fun short interview w/Brother Ben (Plasse) from The Howlin' Brothers this week before their Pittsburgh show Wednesday night - http://hughshowsredux.blogspot.com/2013/04/firstlast-howlin-brothers.html

Added by John Porter on April 20, 2013 at 15:55 — No Comments

Hamish Roberts Booking listening room shows and festivals here now!

Bute Guitar Festival winner, Hamish Roberts, is a poetic performer on Guitar, Banjo and Harp. Already a respected Guitar Teacher and Troubadour, has performed all cross Scotland, as well as England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece and Belgium. Also played Belladrum Festival Scotland (& invited back this year 2013 with his band) + The BSA Festival France. This year already is lined up for Maverick, Summertyne, Southern Fried and…

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Added by Hamish Roberts on April 19, 2013 at 19:00 — No Comments

KaiL Baxley's background & music profiled @ Could've Been A Contender (blog)

Could Have Been A Contender (U.K. based blog) posted a great story yesterday on KaiL Baxley's background and MUSIC - http://ning.it/117k8yV

His debut album Heatstroke/The Wind and the War was released in the U.S. last month.  Looking for a label partner in the U.K. at the moment.  Happy to share his music with you all early via this stream - …

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Added by John Porter on April 19, 2013 at 13:36 — No Comments

No Depression posts "Big Time" video from Music City Roots (The Howlin' Brothers)

No Depression posted The Howlin' Brothers performance of "Big Time" at Music City Roots yesterday - http://www.nodepression.com/video/the-howlin-brothers-big-time-1

Another cool thing that happened yesterday?  KCA Artists (booking agency) formally announced signing the band for North America.  They may help us with…

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Added by John Porter on April 18, 2013 at 10:39 — No Comments

Tour dates for Tom Mason in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales, plus a new anthology!! Big Thanks to the House Concert Hub!!

In less than a week I'll be heading across the pond to  start my tour, and I'm absolutely thrilled! Big thanks go out to Rob Ellen and the House Concert Hub! 

Here's where the tour stands, performing with Tony McLoughlin through 12 May and finishing off the tour solo and with Mighty Matt Morrow.  I've just completed an anthology of earlier work called Salmagundi, which I'll be bringing along with "The Blue Buccaneer". 

25 April Victoria House,Tramore ,County Waterford,…

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Added by Tom Mason on April 18, 2013 at 4:26 — No Comments

Fingerstyle blues singersongwriter Jon Shain from USA available for Euro dates in late Aug - early September

Hello folks -

I'm new to this site, but it looks like a great resource.  I'm embarking on my first European tour later this summer from Aug 26-Sept. 9. I have a few weeknights still available in Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, or Netherlands. Specifically trying to fill Aug 26, 27, Sept 3 and 4.

Please check out my stuff online here -- I've set up links to music and to my tourdates embedded in my profile.

Thanks very much -

Jon…

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Added by Jon Shain on April 18, 2013 at 2:28 — No Comments

re: Thea Hopkins Seeking UK Gigs Sept 24th - Oct 8th

  Hello,

  I am an Americana performing songwriter based in Boston.  I am seeking UK gigs for Sept 24th - Oct 8th.

 My  new CD Lilac Sky is receiving airplay in the UK and getting some very nice reviews.

  Here is a link to my website with reviews and live performance videos :  www. theahopkins.com

  For booking  and or more info, please contact Dan Gewertz:  grownupgirlmusic@aol.com

  I appreciate your time and…

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Added by Thea Hopkins on April 17, 2013 at 21:34 — No Comments

Twangville posted "Mayer's Playlist" for March/April today

yep, it features a track by The Howlin' Brothers - "Gone" and says some nice stuff - http://twangville.com/14551/mayers-playlist-for-marchapril-2013-part-2/

This just in - may not translate to the UK - but will be HUGE in America.

"Big Time" has been tapped as the theme song for NASCAR by Fox TV, ad campaign begins in…

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Added by John Porter on April 17, 2013 at 17:31 — No Comments

Owls of the Swamp (Australia, acoustic indie-folk) seeking House Concert in South/Central Germany on 29th April and/or 1st May

Hi everyone,

Pete here. I'm an Australian indie-folk songwriter who performs under the name 'Owls of the Swamp'.

I've released a new single called 'The Hypnotist' (featuring guest vocals/pianos from the Swell Season's Marketa Irglova) which I'll be touring in Germany in a few weeks time (late april until early may).

I have two dates free on this tour which I would LOVE to perform house concerts for. These dates are Monday 29th May and Wednesday…

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Added by Peter Uhlenbruch on April 17, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

WFUV Radio's Sunday Breakfast show w/Amy Speace

WFUV Radio posted the entire show they broadcast Sunday featuring host John Platt & his guest Amy Speacehttp://ning.it/10ftiy0  

She showcased the entire new record, How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat last night at Joe's Pub in NYC with her backing band The Storm.  T'was a beautiful night of music...  

Added by John Porter on April 17, 2013 at 11:49 — No Comments

Country Standard Time reviewed How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat by Amy Speace today

Country Standard Time posted this great review of Amy Speace's new album, How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat today by critic of note - Lee Zimmerman.  http://ning.it/111Ph6O

Added by John Porter on April 17, 2013 at 4:32 — No Comments

NYTimes.com "Music Match" Feature (Amy Speace/Jusy Collins)

NYTimes.com posted this cool "Music Match" feature today on Amy Speace &  Judy Collinshttp://ning.it/111O2EG

Added by John Porter on April 17, 2013 at 4:17 — No Comments

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