Penguin Eggs

Record Reviews

Years In The Making (Story Sound Records) Eccentric, unpredictable, crazy, hilarious, brilliant, eloquent, risqué, silly, original, and enduring. Any or all of the above adjectives—and a whole boatload more—can be applied to Loudon Wainwright III.  For 50 odd years, his sprawlingly…
Acres of Elbow Room (Independent) It’s been a bit more than 17 years since I first heard the dulcet tones of one John Wort Hannam from down southern Alberta way. Since then, it has been a total pleasure watching and listening…
America’s Child (Alligator Records) There’s no shortage of folks horrified at the state of the Union and the outspoken daughter of Texas bluesman Johnny Copeland gives her father even more to be proud of, beyond her eight releases.  Ain’t Got Time…
The Wilderness Years (Thin Man Records) There are so many artists and so many recordings these days that it’s impossible to hear everything but this is a guy I’m sorry I hadn’t got to before.  Jory Nash has had eight discs…
So Much To Defend (RUF) With multiple wins at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, topped, surely, by his stunning Hollow Point—which details the 2005 shooting of the innocent Brazilian electrician Jean Charles de Menezes by British security forces on the London…