From: Sue Cavendish [suecavendish_at_blueyonder_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 24 November 2010 14:50
Subject: NetRhythms & a bad day for turkeys

Hello Everyone - Welcome back to NetRhythms

This Thursday 25th November is Thanksgiving Day - and we wish our American friends a very happy one

As announced last week, here are the BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2011 NOMINATIONS
Chris Wood
Heidi Talbot
Jon Boden
Kris Drever

Chris While & Julie Matthews
Eliza Carthy & Norma Waterson
Nancy Kerr & James Fagan

Coope Boyes & Simpson
Fishermans Friends

As If - Coope Boyes & Simpson
Gift - Eliza Carthy & Norma Waterson
Handmade Life - Chris Wood
Hedonism - Bellowhead

Hollow Point - Chris Wood
Queen of Waters - Nancy Kerr (performed by Nancy Kerr & James Fagan) Rambling Man - Laura Marling Stick Stock - Emily Portman

New York Girls - Bellowhead
The Demon Lover - Andy Irvine
Poor Wayfaring Stranger - Eliza Carthy & Norma Waterson Willie Taylor - Heidi Talbot

Emily Portman
Ewan McLennan
Fay Hield
Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell

Andy Cutting
Brian Finnegan
Michael McGoldrick
Richard Thompson

Fiddlers Bid
The Demon Barbers
The Unthanks

A panel of more than a hundred and fifty folk music professionals have cast their votes, and tonight Mike will reveal the top four in each of the categories - including Best Album, Folk Singer of the Year and The Horizon Award for most promising emerging act.
The panel will vote again to establish the winner in each category, and the results will announced at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ceremony on 7 February 2011 at The Brewery in London.
Details of the music played, and a full rundown of the nominations can be found on the BBC Folk and Acoustic website, where you can also download a free weekly podcast.

BTW, continuing our Music Jokes section: How many folk musicians does it take to change a lightbulb?
10. I to change it, 9 to complain that it's electric.

This week we are thrilled to see a new album of original songs by Kate Rusby.
There's Darrell Scott's double album which some have said will be their album of the year (Darrell has been touring as part of Robert Plant's Band of Joy);
Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez have released an album of some of their old and some new songs together - If there was a musical duo made for eachother it is those two.
Adrian Nation has finally come out of the shadows with a fine album which we hope gets the attention it deserves.
And for Christmas - the first of the season from Kimmie Rhodes.
Read all about them and more:

The Latest Album Reviews - NOVEMBER 2010

Kimmie Rhodes - Miracles On Christmas Day (Sunbird) Ruarri Joseph - Shoulder To The Wheel (Pip) Tensheds - Crazy Beautiful (White Wail) Beth Hart - My California (Mascot)
Imagined: The John Lennon Song Project (Red Engine) The Kenn Morr Band - Higher Ground (Own Label) Mr Love & Justice - Watchword (Homeground) Luke Doucet and the White Falcon -Steel City Trawler (Six Shooter) Old Blind Dogs - Wherever Yet May Be (Compass) Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez - The New Bye & Bye (Train Wreck) Darrell Scott - A Crooked Road (Full Light Records) Po' Girl - Follow Your Bliss (Po'Girl) The Dixie Chicks - The Essential (Legacy) Savana - Redbird (Own Label) Various - See My Friends (Universal) Punch Brothers - Antifogmatic (Nonesuch) Joan Armatrading - Live At The Royal Albert Hall (Hypertension) Adrian Nation - Fall Or Fly (Laburnum Bridge) Bruce Springsteen - The Promise (Columbia) The Pines - Tremolo (Red House) The John Hartford Stringband - Memories of John (Compass) Ange Boxall - Writing Letters (Proper) Mick Ryan & Paul Downes - Away In The West (WildGoose Studios) Various Artists - Sweeps (Talking Elephant) Marianne Green - Dear Irish Boy (Glas Records) Caladh Nua - Happy Days (Caladh Nua)
Katzenjammer- Le Pop (Nettwerk)
The Outcast Band - The Longest Mile (Thirsty Dog) Kelly Dalton - Everything Must Go (Halfway Home) JJ Grey & Mofro - Georgia Warhorse (Alligator Records) Finest Kind - For Honour & For Gain (Fallen Angle Music) Duck Soup - Open On Sundays (Hebe Music) Blabbermouth - Me And The Metronome (Hobgoblin) Ann Scott - Flo (Raghouse Records) Les Shelleys - Les Shelleys (Fat Cat) Jake Cogan and the Liberty Roses - Jake Cogan and the Liberty Roses (Arosa) The Bad Shepherds - By Hook Or By Crook (Monsoon) Rose Kemp - Golden Shroud (Twelve Year Stretch) Sophie Bancroft - Bird Of Paradise (Lisaleo) Kate Rusby - Mark The Light (Pure) Rachel Harrington - Celilo Falls (Skinny Dennis) Harry Shapiro - Jack Bruce: composing himself, the authorised biography (Jawbone Press) Various Artists - Mills And Chimneys (Fleet Arts/Derbyshire Libraries) Cupola - Ivy (Own Label) Pete Coe - Backbone (Backshift) The Low Countries - A Brown Cafe At 3 AM (Nub Country Records) Shahkilid = Nedaye Asemani (Muziek Publique) Ricky Skaggs - Mosaic (Skaggs Family Records)

Every year about this time we ask NetRhythms' readers to email us their Top 10 Albums and/or gigs.
Put your thinking caps on and send yours to us by replying to this email. You may see previous years' lists at
Take care and give the gift of music for Christmas!

Love, Sue