Australian singer, Liz Stringer, releases her first live album this week. Live At The Yarra is a recording of a memorable, intimate gig Liz did earlier this year at the storied Yarra Hotel in Melbourne. Containing 10 of the songs she performed that night, from her four studio albums, the new CD also comes with a DVD of the gig (if you order a physical, rather than a digital, copy) and features Liz introducing the songs. You can hear one of the songs from the album on TIAMS #1437 and this is a clip from the DVD – of Liz performing her song, Children:
The unique new album by Canadian artist, Oh Susanna, comes out this week. The record contains 14 songs written especially for Oh Susanna – the name singer Suzie Ungerleider releases her music under – by 14 of Canada's most prolific and talented songwriters, including Amelia Curran, James Keelaghan, Ron Sexsmith and Jim Cuddy. TIAMS #1437 closes with a track from Namedropper – and this is a video of Suzie and Melissa McLelland performing Mozart For The Cat, the song that Melissa wrote for the album:
The debut album from Sam Newton, from Australia, has just been released. After a successful crowd-funding campaign, the 11 track album, called Set In Stone, came out last week and is the follow up to an initial EP Sam released last year. You can stream the album and find more info about Sam here.
There's new music from two Swedish artists as well.
Slow Fox, has just quietly released a new record. Slow Fox is the moniker for Sofia Henricsson (right), and her new record is a six track EP, called Black Dog. It is the follow up to last year's full-length album, Like The Birds. While she has yet to mention the EP on social media, you can get a copy from the major digital platforms here in the US.
And Swedish newgrass and acoustic roots band, G2, have just released their new album. Called Mind Over Matter, the hugely popular five-piece band recorded the album in Nashville earlier this year.
Scottish singer, Esther Sparks, who now resides in Colorado, releases her latest album, Love Songs, later this week. Esther is headed back to her hometown in Scotland to launch the album, but will be performing in America in November (details here). Love Songs, an 8 track record, is the follow up to Back To Life, which Esther, and her band, The Whisky Remedy, released last year. It was a largely autobiographical record which detailed some of the tough times that Esther has gone through over the past decade. The new record, Love Songs, comes out on October 25th. This is the video for the opening track, Forgive Me:
And Scottish Americana band, The Dirty Beggars, toured America earlier this year and while in the States, CMT asked them to perform three tracks for their Concrete Country sessions. The band performed Unforgiven, Come Away With Me and Hey, Hey, and the videos, shot at sunset in Music City, went live yesterday. Watch all three videos here.
Irish troubadour, John Blek, is set to release his debut solo album next month. John, who usually performs as John Blek And The Rats, will be releasing the album, called The Cutting Room Floor, on November 28th. Fittingly, he shot the video for the first single from the album, in one of Ireland's smallest cinemas. This is the video for the single, Portland, Oregon:
The biggest Americana band in China, The Randy Able Stable, whose members are Chinese and American, have released a video of one of their performances from earlier this year at one of China's biggest music festivals, the Taihu Lake Music Festival in Wuxi. The song, This Old Town, comes from the band's 2013 album, Stable Condition. The band will be releasing a new record in 2015. You can watch the video here.
Tracks by many of the artists on this page can be heard on The International Americana Music Show.