The astounding folk noir songwriter, singer, guitarist and double bass player follows up his previous album based on the words of fellow Isle Of Wight resident, Tennyson, with his latest opus, 'Up Here'.
Born into a four generation touring bluegrass family, The Abrams Brothers are the youngest Canadians to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. They were named 2005 Emerging Artist of the Year at the Canadian Bluegrass Music Awards and have shared the same stage with Feist and John Hammond.
Lisa O'Neill's latest album, 'Same Cloth or Not' captures the Irish singer as an assured songwriter, as comfortable with lyrical pathos as she is comic turn of phrase - switching mood from forlorn love songs to shady tales.
Norman Blake and Joe Pernice release their debut album as The New Mendicants on One Little Indian - expect plenty of banter, open-tunings and sublime pop smarts from the Teenage Fanclub and Pernice Brothers men.