The quantity of albums being released by international Americana artists has diminished for the time being, but the quality certainly hasn't. English band, Police Dog Hogan, release a great new, 12 track record, Westward Ho!, this week. The band recently performed at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville, where they performed at the BBQ co-hosted by The Americana Music Association UK and British Underground. You can hear a track by the band on TIAMS #1436, but while they were in Music City, they recorded this song, from the new album, for the YouTube Channel, Whispering Bob TV:
Also arriving within the next seven days (Monday, October 13th) is the debut album from Australian singer, Caitlin Harnett. Her cover of the Lucinda Williams song Jackson, from her EP, Tiny Spark, was featured on TIAMS #1419, but her new record, The River Runs North, is Caitlin's first full-length album. It was recorded in Canada earlier this year and features Kathleen Edwards on one track. This is a video of Caitlin performing Wandering Man, one of the songs from it:
Canadian troubadour Duane Rutter has launched a crowd-funding campaign to help him record and release a third album. His first two, Waiting Room and Never Bet The Devil Your Head, garnered Rutter numerous fans and positive reviews. He is aiming to build on his reputation as a great story-teller with a record he plans to record later this year in Ontario. You can contribute to his campaign, and find all the details, here. This is a video of Duane performing the track, Rachel Sings, from his debut album:
Two other Canadian artists have charted highly with their newly released records in a couple of the Americana charts this month.
Kenny Butterill has been getting great reviews for his latest album, Troubabour Tales, which features 13 songs, many of which were recorded with other roots musicians, including Zoe Muth, Ray Bonneville, and acclaimed mandolin player, John Reischman.
And Lynne Hanson has been making waves on both sides of the Atlantic in the last few weeks with her first new album for four years. Called River of Sand, it was produced by fellow Canadian musician, Lynn Miles. This is a video for one of the tracks from the new album, recorded live in a garage:
Tracks by many of the artists on this page can be heard on The International Americana Music Show.