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Re: CMP

Postby Moshe » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:19 pm

I liked the Shires first album & it was great to see them live holding up a pint during their anthemic drinking song "Friday Night".
"My universe" I found pretty dull.
By contrast, Ward Thomas have some great original songs on their second album. How country is it? That is for the goats and geese to say, but I like it!
Everyone will have their own definition of country. Me, I really like that new country singer Beyoncé who sings with the Dixie Chicks, but I draw the line at Florida Georgia line.

I like a pretty wide range of music, but mostly I listen to country, new & old, vintage jazz and various roots stuff. Mind you, I have a soft spot for Green Day now.

Back on topic, I agree re the comments on "Hurt" by Johnny Cash. It became a trendy track to like. It enabled people like Jonathan Ross to declare himself a Johnny Cash style while asserting "Johnny Cash was never a country singer". REALLY?
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Re: CMP January 2017

Postby livewire » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:48 pm

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kev wrote:New album by Jeff Woolsey trickled out on CD Baby yesterday. It's a shuffle-tastic goldmine!

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Played this on the way to and from work yesterday. It's a fantastic album, even better than his last one, and one of the best I've heard this year. I think this one will be on the play list for a while!



COUNTRY MUSIC PEOPLE January 2017 Issue
Features:
ZAC BROWN BAND Chicken Fried Country
The Critics’ Choice The ultimate review of 2016
The Cactus Blossoms Brothers in harmony
Shane Owens Third time’s a charm
Charlie McNeal 16-year-old California sensation
Leon Russell Remembered
plus...
Dallas Moore
The Western Flyers
CD REVIEWS CHARTS TOUR GUIDE and more http://joom.ag/hCpW

ALBUM OF THE MONTH
I’m naturally predisposed to liking Texas dancehall music and Jeff Woolsey is one of its finest purveyors, however, if I take a step back and remain objective this is still a wonderful album. It’s only January but I suspect I have a candidate for the best of 2017 right here - Duncan Warwick
Great minds think alike Kev! :wink:

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Release Date: 14 Nov 2016
Jeff Woolsey - The Real Me (Shuffle One Records | 822567132020)
14 Tracks Hard-core Honkytonk Music
Amazon UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Real-Me-Jeff-W ... B01NA9DD5T
UK iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-r ... 1178228949
CD BAby - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jeffwoolsey3
Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/album/2CwhbGO81rp0WZs0e2mYOH
Website - http://www.jeffwoolseymusic.com/general-store.html
The music on this album and all other albums that we have recorded are straight-up, traditional honkytonk music. The music that you will hear playing in Texas dancehalls. The music that fills the dancefloor every time. If you love shuffle music...you will LOVE this album!!!
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Re: CMP

Postby kev » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:21 pm

Ahhhhhh!!! Spoilers!!!!!!!!!!! Too much info man!!
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Re: CMP

Postby livewire » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:52 pm

kev wrote:Ahhhhhh!!! Spoilers!!!!!!!!!!! Too much info man!!


Point taken Kev, Hope you looked away. Review has been cropped for Jeff Woolsey.
You'll be wanting to have the physical copy in your hands.

SONGS OF THE YEAR 2016
Duncan Warwick
The editor’s pick top 10 out of 20 listed
1. The Magic Bullet - Spicewood Seven feat: Leon Rausch
2. Country In A Country Song – Tyler Hammond
3. You Moved Up In Your World – Mark Chesnutt
4. All They Serve In Here Is Misery – Landon Dodd
5. Gonna Love A Woman – Cale Tyson
6. The Afterwife – Clifton Brown
7. Whiskey Bottle – Scott Southworth
8. Both Sides Of The Wall – Cody Riley
9. She Ain’t In It – Jon Pardi
10. Good Morning Helen – Will Banister
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Re: CMP

Postby kev » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:56 am

Still not in the shops locally on Saturday but not to worry! Met Duncan Warwick in the city and snaffled a freebie off him!! Ha ha!!
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Re: CMP

Postby livewire » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:19 pm

kev wrote:Still not in the shops locally on Saturday but not to worry! Met Duncan Warwick in the city and snaffled a freebie off him!! Ha ha!!


Nice one, you deserve it for frequently helping spread the word on CMP favourites on this forum.
Did you meet Duncan at the BBC Radio Norfolk studio or after his guest interview.
He really needed your help and if asked his deceased mother to message in to Rodeo Norfolk as he was getting hammered by the listeners for his personal views on country music. Brilliant radio !

Duncan said on the show:
Johnny Cash by far and away, by those that voted (in the CMP Poll), by miles was the most popular
The Critics Choice that in itself is the most popular feature of the whole year.


He seems to just have people write one of two lines that doesn't constitute a CMP Readers letter, hence the severe lack of them in 2016
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Re: CMP

Postby livewire » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:44 pm

Alison Krauss is on the cover of http://cmpcountry.com this month.

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Curtis Grimes‏: Made the front page of UK's number one country music magazine, pretty cool!

Not sure how much trade CMP did at C2C2017 they were selling T-Shirts and pushing the digital edition with an offer subscription.
All the country mag stalls were next to each other in the Town Square area. It was busy till 16:30 then thinned out.

The Pop Up Stages finished an hour earlier than last year. 2 acts less on Big Entrance, Town Square and no Brooklyn Bowl this year (which closed down in January) last year acts went on in there till 20:15.
There was no live music on the Festival stages from 17:00-17:40. Couldn't get back into Saloon (All-Bar-One) as long queues up the stairs for Case Hardin. Instead talked with Big Machine label and merch area, Maverick Magazine, Country Music Mag and Country Music People (trade dead from 17:30).
Yes CMP Editor Duncan Warwick was there and had a good chat with him, nice chap and very proud of the traditional artists the magazine promotes.
Spoke about his appearance on BBC Rodeo Norfolk which was highly entertaining.
CMPs Chris Smith wasn't there who has reviewed the Pop Up Stages the previous few years so don't know if anyone was doing it this year, does anyone care about the side shows?

Most activity was on Country Music Magazine stand. First 3 issues for just £1 if you signed up to a subscription.
I'd already signed for the FREE Feb/March issue and got the Apr/May issue for £1 and think there is one more to hit the doormat.

So 4 issues into 2017 for Country Music People some 100+ album reviews, which gems have you found in amongst the dross :?:

Jack Phillips - Jack Phillips?
4 STARS; Duncan Warwick Review: http://www.jackphillipsmusic.com/cmp-cd-review.html
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Josh Turner - Deep South?
2 STARS, Duncan Warwick: The belatedness of this new album suggests the record company don’t think they can’t shift a lot of Josh Turner albums anymore and this stinks of desperation trying to re-invent him for today’s market = This weeks #1 Country Album in America
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Re: CMP

Postby Moshe » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:15 pm

That's a shame the Brooklyn Bowl has closed. I always enjoyed that one.
Also I saw no mention of under the apple tree, which is usually the coolest thing at C2C. Was that not on this year?
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Re: CMP

Postby livewire » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:31 pm

Moshe wrote:That's a shame the Brooklyn Bowl has closed. I always enjoyed that one.
Also I saw no mention of under the apple tree, which is usually the coolest thing at C2C. Was that not on this year?


As the Brooklyn Bowl closed they moved most of the bigger acts to Building Six which was where The Under Apple Tree Stage was last year.
They took drinks off you before you could go in.
This year dimly lit and standing only. Found a balcony later in day to see Mac Annally.

Overall lots of C2C Festival acts but less acts on the stages and finishing 1-2 hours earlier than 2016. One act at 10:00 was scrapped on the day with no replacement. If the 700+ who replied and were unsuccessful knew that they would NOT be best pleased.
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Re: CMP

Postby Moshe » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:02 pm

livewirer wrote:
Moshe wrote:That's a shame the Brooklyn Bowl has closed. I always enjoyed that one.
Also I saw no mention of under the apple tree, which is usually the coolest thing at C2C. Was that not on this year?


As the Brooklyn Bowl closed they moved most of the bigger acts to Building Six which was where The Under Apple Tree Stage was last year.
They took drinks off you before you could go in.
This year dimly lit and standing only. Found a balcony later in day to see Mac Annally.

Overall lots of C2C Festival acts but less acts on the stages and finishing 1-2 hours earlier than 2016. One act at 10:00 was scrapped on the day with no replacement. If the 700+ who replied and were unsuccessful knew that they would NOT be best pleased.

Standing only? I liked Building Six for Under The apple tree. Always lots of seats & a nice venue for the acoustic- orientated acts who performed there.
Brooklyn Bowl was nice for the rockier & more uptempo acts. So it sounds like less music outside the main arena than previously?
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Re: CMP

Postby Moshe » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:44 pm

Some interesting reviews in the new CMP. Glad to see they have caught up with Sarah Shook's album which I reviewed last year. Apparently, the album has been re-issued on Bloodshot records & thus has a higher profile. While admitting the album is not a "happy" listen, he gives it 4 & a half stars.
The new Mavericks album gets a very positive review from Duncan & LeAnn Rimes celebrated London Palladium gig gets a nice write up.
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Re: CMP

Postby livewire » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:40 am

Moshe wrote:Some interesting reviews in the new CMP. Glad to see they have caught up with Sarah Shook's album which I reviewed last year.


Have you bought the Digital copy? What are the 5 STAR reviews for April?
Good coverage of C2C Festival stages?
I'd bought several tracks from the March issue and had discovered one of their 5 STAR albums last year. It takes time sampling all the review albums (a lot turn out to be second rate). Like other publications a Spotify Link would assist readers
With Country Music People the reviewers generally give an honest review and rating. They have a Josh Turner feature but a 2 STAR review last month.
The March issue had a Jarrod Dickenson (who was great at C2C) feature in March but a 2 STAR review.
Mavericks 5 STAR reviews seemed to go hand in glove with the artists advertising!
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Re: CMP

Postby Moshe » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:03 am

Yeah, I bought the digital copy this month. Someone called Jonathan Parker has album of the month. The new Little Big Town album gets 5 stars.
Another act I trailed earlier this month, Little Bandit, gets a rave review. I had only heard one song from them which i quite liked, but the album does not sound like my thing, really. Gruesom murder ballads?
Anyway, an interesting read. I am doing another long stretch at work today into tomorrow so I will probably get more reading of the issue done tonight. I was at work when i bought it. I wanted something to read!
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Re: CMP

Postby kev » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:04 am

livewirer wrote:Jack Phillips - Jack Phillips?
4 STARS; Duncan Warwick Review: http://www.jackphillipsmusic.com/cmp-cd-review.html
CD Baby - https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jackphillips1



Jack Phillips, eh? He was around the event I attended in Canton, Texas last October and was invited up to play a couple of times. No doubt about it, he's a fantastic fiddle player - being mentored and tutored by Bobby Flores and Hank Singer has obviously rubbed off. But, being so young he lacks any stage presence and doesn't seem to know what to do with himself when he's not playing! And the voice!! Oh dear, obviously (hopefully) it'll be better as he gets older but it was pretty awful when I saw him. Talking to one of the organisers after he'd been on, she said, "When Jack sings, all the dogs come a-running!" He seems a nice enough lad but I ended up sitting next to his mother at one point and she was very much the 'showbiz mom': I think I was shown just about every picture she's ever taken of him and was pretty much browbeaten into linking to his facebook page (a link I ended as soon as I was away from her!). I expect to see the family again in Wichita Falls in June ... that's something to look forward to!! :? :lol:
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Re: CMP

Postby kev » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:07 am

Moshe wrote:Yeah, I bought the digital copy this month. Someone called Jonathan Parker has album of the month. The new Little Big Town album gets 5 stars.
Another act I trailed earlier this month, Little Bandit, gets a rave review. I had only heard one song from them which i quite liked, but the album does not sound like my thing, really. Gruesom murder ballads?
Anyway, an interesting read. I am doing another long stretch at work today into tomorrow so I will probably get more reading of the issue done tonight. I was at work when i bought it. I wanted something to read!


I opted for a digital subscription for the next year. It worked out half the price of getting a physical copy but my main reason for going down that line was to be able to see it in a timely fashion. I subscribed originally as I thought it would pop through the letter box earlier than it would appear in the shops and it did indeed ... sometimes! Considering publication day is the last Thursday of the month, it was often 10 days after that when it arrived, and already in Smiths!
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