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Folk album of the month: Alasdair Roberts, Amble Skuse and David McGuinness – What News

226 days ago
Guardian MusicThe Scottish musician’s collaboration with Skuse and McGuinness is tender and intricateTo work well in folk music, you have to be an industrious soul, and there are few more industrious in the field than Alasdair Roberts. The Scot, who grew up arou... more info

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Alasdair Roberts & more on 'Refugee' comp (listen)

905 days ago
Brooklyn VeganThe compilation is due out next week, and also includes music from Linda Thompson, BMX Bandits, and more. Continue reading… more info

Matt Kivel (Princeton) readies new LP; R Stevie Moore, Fred Thomas, Alasdair Roberts, more cover him for a comp (stream)

1147 days ago
Brooklyn Veganby Bill Pearis One half of brotherly pop duo Princeton, Matt Kivel also makes music on his own, having released two underheard/underrated solo albums -- Double Exposure in 2013 (on Burger) and Days of Being Wild in 2014 (on Woodsist).... more info

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - January 27, 2015

1391 days ago
LargeHeartedBoyJessica Pratt's On Your Own Love Again is easily my favorite new release this week. Alasdair Roberts' self-titled release, The Dodos' Individ, The Lone Bellow's Then Came the Morning, and Punch Brothers' The Phosphorescent Blues are other albums I... more info

Jason Molina – “September 11, 2001″ (Feat. Will Oldham, Alasdair Roberts)

1404 days ago
StereogumOn September 11, 2001, three celebrated singer-songwriters were in a farmhouse in Kentucky, trying to process their feelings about what had just happened the only way they knew how: through music. Will Oldham, Alasdair Roberts, and the late Jason Mol... more info

(Black Orchid) Reviews: Bardo Pond, Calhoun, Alasdair Roberts

1809 days ago
Impose MagazineHello, everyone. It's been a while. The last several months have delivered some things to my door that had to be addressed and I've been concentrating on those matters, so some of the music stuff has had to take a backseat. I won't bore you with all ... more info

The Big Eyes Family Players & Friends: Folk Songs II – review

2299 days ago
Guardian Music(Static Caravan)Three years ago, the Scottish singer James Yorkston recorded the album Folk Songs, making use of decidedly untraditional settings provided by Sheffield-based experimental instrumentalists The Big Eyes Family Players and their leader J... more info

Various: Harbour of Songs – review

2310 days ago
Guardian Music(Stables Trading)Earlier this year, artists Lone Twin launched a sea-going boat built from donated wooden objects, a feat celebrated in this collection from diverse folkies and writers. Each song tells the story of a particular donation. The Unthanks... more info

Various Artists – Weirdlore: Notes from the Folk Underground – review

2355 days ago
Guardian Music(Folk Police Recordings)It used to be called psych folk or acid folk, but Ian Anderson, the editor of fRoots magazine, has now decided it should be known as "weirdlore". Whatever you chose to call it, this is the quirky, spooky or experimental acoust... more info

Alistair Hulett Tribute - review

2484 days ago
Guardian MusicCeltic Connections festival, GlasgowAlistair Hulett never won (nor wanted) fame or fortune, and neither did he change the world – though he definitely wanted that. Yet the legacy of the socialist singer-songwriter who died of cancer two years ago i... more info

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