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Record Reviews

Can’t Keep a Good Man Down (Borealis) Montreal-based singer/songwriter Michael Jerome Browne looks strictly at the blues in his latest Borealis release, a thoughtfully chosen compilation of mostly pre-war tunes taken from several previous releases. Part archivist, part instrumental wizard, Browne…
Apocalipstick (Independent) Much has happened over the course of the past three albums and this fourth release is no surprise to anyone following the band. Originally a variation from the Black Keys School of Simplification, Harpoonist Shawn Hall and Axe Murderer…
Far From The Tree (Sleight of Hand Records) This is the first album from this trio, which came together in London, England. Teyr are Irishman Dominic Henderson (uillean pipes, whistles), Welshman Tommie Black-Roff (accordion), and Cornishman James Gavin (guitar, fiddle).  Far…
Gryningsland (Nordic Notes) From the opening notes, it’s immediately apparent that Folk’Avant’s Gryningsland is a special recording by three immensely talented musicians. Anna Wikenius (vocals), Anna Rubinsztein (fiddle, vocals), and Maija Kauhanen (concert kantele, vocals) are no strangers to the Nordic folk scene.…
The Shantymen Of Pressgang Mutiny (Independent) A most robust collection of songs of the seas, belted out with verve and gusto by a group who may lay claim to being the youngest sea-shanty group on the planet. Hailing from Toronto, ON,…