From: Sue Cavendish [suecavendish_at_blueyonder_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 26 August 2008 08:53
Subject: NetRhythms News & More Reviews
Hello Everyone, welcome back to NetRhythms
NetRhythms Front Page celebrates a new release from one of our favourite labels - ROUNDER RECORDS - the very tasty 22-track collection by Rounder artists, "SINNER'S PRAYER". Tracks by Slaid Cleaves, Loudon Wainwright III, Kathleen Edwards, Soloman Burke, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Madeleine Peyroux, Kelly Joe Phelps, Linda Thompson and many more show the breadth of Rounder's roster. This year Rounder has 'found a home' with Decca - and this will enable the roots label to find a wider audience internationally.
NetRhythms has a couple of copies of Sinners Prayer to GIVE AWAY to the first two readers who can answer the question, "Which Rounder release has been a surprise (or maybe not!) chart-topper during the past year?". In addition, for a free Signature Sounds sampler, can you tell us who was the mythical substitute for the unavailable "Pig" in Robert Altman's film "Nashville"?
We also feature three outstanding new BLUEGRASS releases from Rounder/Decca:
Dan Tyminski - Wheels (October 16)
Sierra Hull - Secrets (Out now)
The Grascals - Keep On Walkin' (October 16)
Watch BBC4 TV this Friday 29 August
9:30 pm - Seth Lakeman Featuring Noah and the Whale: Performances from Seth Lakeman and his band with their own dynamic brand of contemporary folk, and Noah and the Whale with infectious folk-based tunes. 
10:00 pm - Martha Wainwright Featuring Devon Sproule: A look at the face of American folk with two undeniably hip female singer-songwriters, both from fascinating family backgrounds with strong folk roots.
10:30 pm - The Imagined Village: Simon Emmerson's headlining multi-cultural project takes the English tradition and interweaves contemporary sounds and voices. Featuring Eliza Carthy and Andy Gangadeen.
Further details of repeat times at
The Latest Album Reviews - AUGUST 2008
If you can't find what you are looking for here, go to the alphabetical section
Teddy Thompson - A Piece Of What You Need (Blue Thumb)
Randy Newman - Harps And Angels (Nonesuch)
Jackie Leven - Lovers At The Gun Club (Cooking Vinyl)
Various Artists - Great British Skiffle Volume 2 (Smith & Co)
Mawkin: Causley - Cold Ruin (Navigator)
Various Artists - That's Proper Folk (Proper)
The Sacred Shakers - Sacred Shakers (Signature Sounds)
Seth Lakeman - Poor Man's Heaven (Relentless)
Kirsty McGee - The Kansas Sessions (Hobopop)
Various Artists - Folk Rising 2 (Proper)
Mrs. Ackroyd Band - Dark Side Of The Mongrel (Mrs. Ackroyd Enterprises)
Mudcrutch - Mudcrutch (Reprise)
Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain - Top Notch (UOGB)
The Toy Hearts - When I Cut Loose (Woodville)
Jefferson Pepper- American Evolution (American Fallout)
Jenny Lindfors - When The Night Time Comes (Flock)
Rodney Crowell - Sex And Gasoline (Yep Roc )
Kimmie Rhodes - Walls Fall Down (Sunbird)
She & Him - Volume One (Double Six)
The Hold Steady - Stay Positive (Rough Trade)
Elliott Brood - Mountain Meadows (Six Shooter)
Grupo Fantasma - Sonidos Gold (Me & My Other Records)
Hey Negrita - You Can Kick (Fat Fox)
Ida Maria - Fortress Round My Heart (RCA)
Rory Ellis - Two Feathers (Villainous Records)
Doug MacLeod - The Utrecht Sessions (Black & Tan Records)
Ben Waters - Hurricane (Hypertension)
Darrell Scott - Modern Hymns (Appleseed)
The Mayflies - Jerusalem Ridge (Feral Dachshund Records)
John Gorka - Writing In The Margins (Red House)
José González - In Our Nature (Peacefrog)
Mike Musick - Honest (Union Street)
Le Vent Du Nord - Dans Les Airs (Borealis)
Shaun Davey et al. - Béal Tuinne (Tara)
Dave Sheridan - Sheridan's Guiest House (Own Label)
Hilary James - Burning Sun (Acoustics Records)
Ailie Robertson - First Things First (Lorimer)
Judy Dunlop & Steve Marsh - Painting Should Be Fun (Jump1)
Tom & Barbara Brown - West Country Night Out (WildGoose Studios)
Chris Foster - Outsiders (Green Man Productions)
Claire Hamill - One House Let Standing / October / Love In The Afternoon / The Minor Fall, The Major Lift (Esoteric)
Celia Bryce - No Deals, No Promises (Vermillion Road)
Grantura - In Dreams And Other Stories (Ruffa Lane)
James Summerfield - Count To 10 And Start Again (Commercially Inviable)
Sun Kil Moon - April (Caldo Verde)
Will Tang - Everything Changes (Zen)
Pete Greenwood - Sirens (Heavenly)
Daniel Wylie - Car Guitar Star (Neon Tetra)
Green Peppers - Adventures In The Slipstream (Neon Tetra)
Paul Kelly - Stolen Apples (Capitol)
The Junipers - Cut Your Key (San Remo)
Tom Lewis - Worth The Singin': The Tom Lewis Songbook (Book) (Self-Propelled Music)
Mick Ryan & Paul Downes - Grand Conversation (WildGoose Studios)
Melissa Vaughan - Melissa Vaughan (Red Heart White Song)
Oli Brown - Open Road (Ruf Records)
Mellow Candle - Swaddling Songs (Esoteric)
Dan McKinnon - Just Another Day (Own Label)
Tom McConville - Tommy On Song (Tomcat Music)
Spike Milligan & Jeremy Taylor - Love At Cambridge University (Folksound)
The Malkies - Suited And Booted (LimboLabel)
The Simon Hopper Band - The Less Blessed (Control-Shift)
Take care -
Love, Sue
Sue Cavendish, Editor