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week.08

Lelle Dahlberg  "These Words Are True" (Lelle Dahlberg) 

Lelle Dahlberg finally decided to record some of his own best compositions for this album, and honestly, this album will not be qualified as breathtaking or renovating, but you can be ensured that you will enjoy every single song on it, and some of his exquisite ballads really deserve a place at the top in the charts of today’s country music.”

- Valére Sampermans / Rootstime -


"Really nice collection of original songs in the country genre with an outlaw wink."

- Lambert Smits / Keys & Chords -


”Nothing new under the sun, but a true, honest singer who sounds better and better on uptempo songs, good sound, I particularly like ’Till We Meet Again'…..”

- Mike Penard / Radio I.S.A. FM -

 

week.07

Zachary Richard  "Gombo"  (RZ Records/Zach Rich Inc)

"'Gombo' is another remarkable high quality album from zydeco and cajun master Zachary Richard, one of the Louisiana masters in roots music and americana....."

- Peter Jacobs / Keys & Chords -


“Top quality music and meaningful stories are typical features of all the albums that are created by Zachary Richard, the 67 years old singer, songwriter, poet and activist from Lafayette, Louisiana, he is famous for his promotion of the acadian culture and the use of the french language in the state of Louisiana, his 21st studioalbum ‘Gumbo’ reflects all this in 15 fabulous songs which once again show the unlimited skills and expertise of this very engaged and legendary musician.“

- Valére Sampemans / Rootstime -


”Zachary Richard is a monument, a legend at the crossroads of two cultures, his music is absolutely essential in the musical landscape, these new songs are another testimony of the excellence of the man and of the artist…..”

- Mike Penard / Radio I.S.A. -


week.06

Kelsea Ballerini  "Unapologetically" (Black River Entertainment/The Orchard)

"'Unapologetically' might sound to poppy for most of you, and while songs like 'Miss Me More', '“End Of The World' or the  title song will make you think twice about my musical taste, you can’t deny the fact that this album is well crafted, good produced and comes with a radio friendly sound....."

- Mr Blue Boogie / BillyBop -


"After a debut album that delivered 3 number 1 hits, Nashville based pop and country star Kelsea Ballerini is coming with an even better follow up album called ‘Unapologetically'. Also here we can hear several songs that will make it again to the top of the charts. This is a musical talent to closely watch, which in view of her pleasing looks, will not be really too difficult to do."

- Valére Sampermans / Rootstime -


"Part of what makes 'Unapologetically' so special is that, even after opening for country greats, including Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban and headlining her own tour, in addition to winning scores of accolades, including an ACM Award, a Billboard Rising Star Award and an ACCA for Breakthrough Female Of The Year, she’s kept in touch with life’s most important truths, and relayed that honesty through songs that make us laugh, make us smile, make us think and make us dance."


- Branimir Lokner / Time Machine Music -


week.05

Keegan McInroe  "A Good Old Fashioned Protest"  (Keegan McInroe)

"Accessible melodies occasionally give this an ironic easy listening feel, while hooks are aplenty, eventually, the smart lyrical content wins the day though, and we are left with the notion ‘for the world’s failing systems lie broke and dying’ and on that note the real reason for the existence of this excellent album has been nailed....."

- David / 3 Chords & The Truth -


"Mixed bag of contemporary protest songs."

- Jeremy Searle / Americana UK -


"Last year saw a welcome return of the protest album and it’s good to see the momentum hasn’t slowed, Texas based Keegan McInroe getting 2018 off to a suitably barbed start with this sparsely arranged 9 track collection of observations and commentary on the state of the world."

- Mike Davies / folking.com -


"A very insightful and rewarding work from an experienced and mature songwriter, worthy of further investigation."

- Paul McGee / Lonesome Highway -


"Timeless and contemporary songs of protest and hope, what a great way to start the new year, 9 highly articulate protest songs and poems about the need to stop wars of all ilks and persuasions around the globe."

- Alan Harrison / The Rocking Magpie -


"Folk songs that incite thinking, Keegan McInroe, Woodie Guthrie reinvented."

- Jan Coonen / Keys & Chords -


"What is wrong with a good established old fashioned protest song? Following the example of pioneering troubadours like Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, now also Texan singer songwriter Keegan McInroe wanted to ventilate his opinion in the folk songs on his most recent album ‘A Good Old Fashioned Protest’. Well said and well sung, Keegan!“

- Valére Sampermans / Rootstime -


week.04

Daisy Chapman  "Good Luck Songs"  (Broken Silence/Songs & Whispers)

"Surprisingly, reviews of this album have to date been very thin on the ground, and it might perhaps have been a better idea to hold off the release until the start of 2018, when critics are looking forward rather than compiling retrospective best of lists, a place on which it most assuredly deserves....."

- Mike Davies / Fatea Magazine -


"'Good Luck Songs' is Daisy Chapman’s 3rd studio album and her 1st for five years. There was a live set a couple of years ago, but Daisy is hardly what you’d call prolific. However, what she lacks in quantity, she more than makes up for in quality.  This is a very fine album."

-Dai Jeffries / folking.com -


"How to define this music?  Perhaps it is chamber folk? Maybe pastoral country? Does it need a box? No, because it is quite simply a joy to discover and that should be enough! Just check out this great talent!"

- Paul McGee / Lonesome Highway -


"This record is simply gorgeous. As is this lady’s voice. She’s one of ours, a British lass from Bristol, and this self penned (but 1) collection of 9 choice cuts, straddles the genres between folk and singer songwriter. She has one of the best voices I have heard in many years. From the off, she’s on fire. The title track kicks off proceedings and her voice soars, with power and passion."

- Simon Redley / Music Republic Magazine -


"Expect a clear, powerful, wide ranging voice, beautiful poetic lyrics, passionate piano playing and heavenly arrangements."

- Lambert Smits / Keys & Chords -


"'Wow!', is the only justified expression of our feelings when listening to the crystal clear voice and the melancholic piano playing of the British singing nightingale Daisy Chapman, her 3rd album ‘Good Luck Songs’ is a must have for every music fan with her 8 own new compositions and a heavenly beautiful version of Tom Waits’ classic song ‘Tom Traubert’s Blues’. Please buy this charming album a.s.a.p. and get instantly convinced.“

- Valére Sampermans / Rootstime -


week.03

Mojo Monkeys  "Swerve On"  (Medikull Records)

“'Swerve On' might not be the best album around, but it is truly one of the best I have heard in the past year, with some catchy tunes, addictive hooks, and a whole lot of fun, this band know what it is to make good music and have fun, highly recommended....."

- Patrick van Hauwaert / BillyBop -


"Swing, rock, rockabilly, funk and more, it's all on this beautiful album by the Mojo Monkeys, the ideal danceable party album!"

- Lamberts Smits / Keys & Chords -


"The 3 veterans of LA’s roots band Mojo Monkeys have in their lives been intensively soaked with the better roots sound from the American music history, that can be easily heard in the 11 tracks on their 3rd record 'Swerve On' with styles like country, blues and the breathtaking sound from the New Orleans swamp scene."

- Valére Sampermans / Rootstime -


"Messengers Raven, Watts and Prodaniuk make fun, good time music that draws on soul, blues, rock'n'roll, country, jazz and western swing in equal measure....."

- Mike Davies / Fatea Magazine -


"The Mojo Monkeys music is eclectic, adventurous, soulful, humorous, and also very alive and realistic!"

- Branimir Lokner / Time Machine Music -


"The sound of the week!"

- Benny Sörensen / Musik Fra Kyst Til Kyst -


week.02

Hayward Williams  "Pretenders"  (Why River Records)

Listening to the songs that Hayward Williams is performing on his 7th album ‘Pretenders’ is a very relaxing and meaningful experience, his intimate laid back style of singing and the lo fi sound of all tracks on this record will make you gradually shift into a dreamy world that is full of great music.“

- Valére Sampermans / Rootstime -

"Album of the week!"

- Leo Kattestaart / For The Sake Of The Song -


"The beauty of a delicate and subtile music, both with words and sounds, ghostly and haunting spirit, folk rock meets americana, really, really good....."

- Mike Penard / Radio I.S.A. FM -

 

 

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