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Roadhouse 570

The Roadhouse Podcast - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 00:58
You're probably gonna want to man up for this edition of The Roadhouse. It's full of tough subjects: the news, drinking, guns, the economy, danger. But the artists walk the line that blues walks so well - tough, yet still providing the motivation to spend an hour chair-dancing. Harmonica Shah, Zora Young, Luther Allison, Koko Taylor, and Sugaray Rayford. Let's just call this an hour of flinty blues and another hour of the finest blues you've never heard.

Re-Post of Show #211 from 5/18/2009

No Idle Frets - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 16:16

Maartje Meijer – So Small (Radio edit)

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 13:00

Maartje MeijerSo Small is the first excellent bass clarinet punctuated jazz-pop single from the forthcoming new album Inner Circle, by Amsterdam based singer, pianist and composer Maartje Meijer.

Maartje released her debut album Virgo in 2013, which has now officially been followed-up by her second album this last week, released physically in the Netherlands on January 22nd. A short video for the song “Wouldn’t You” follows that gives a nice teaser of what’s to come for those awaiting her full album elsewhere in the world.

[via Suburban Records]


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the bugcast 394 – Positive or negative

The Bugcast - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 02:00

thebugcast394This week on The Bugcast: more legendary departures, a discussion about discrimination, and our usual mix of 8 fantastic independent and Creative Commons tracks!

Songs played

Intro: Chris Juergensen – Bug Lips
Outro: Mark Marshall – Man Walking


BBC News: Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey, 67, dies
BBC News: Jefferson Airplane’s Paul Kantner dies aged 74
Discussion: Diversity at the Oscars

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  • The next live show will be episode 395, broadcast live in the chatroom on Friday 5 February 2016 at 21:30 UK time (GMT/UTC).
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Podcasts mentioned

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The artists for allowing us to play their music.
Everyone who joined us in the chat room for the live broadcast of this show.
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Ubuntu Podcast for the use of their Icecast server
Euterpia Radio for the use of their Shoutcast server
World Wide Indie Radio for relaying the live stream on their own service

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Kinder Than Wolves: Hazel Days

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 14:50
Kinder Than Wolves Orlando trio Kinder Than Wolves will release their debut EP Mean Something, 15th April. The first single, “Hazel Days,” is today’s Dose

“Delicate and hazy, the EP gently smolders like a cool blue flame. The shy flicker of the guitar is an invitation to step into the waterfall of sound on display.

“For Kinder Than Wolves the process of writing and recording their first album was a collaborative effort. All three members are audio engineers by trade, but it was singer and guitarist Paige Coley who produced, engineered, and mixed the EP in their converted studio/home. Coley says, “The title ‘Mean Something’ was chosen partly as a reminder for our future selves to remember why we make music.” Coley, combines her aqueous vocals with Ryan Snow’s shimmering guitar and Grant Freeman’s rolling drums. [via GLG Pub]

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Orphans and B-Sides by Skittish – Free Music Feature EP

The Justin Wayne Show - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 07:01


“Orphans and B-Sides” by Skittish is our excellent free feature as this week! Other than being brilliant, what make’s it even better is that you’re not just getting 1 song, you’re getting an entire EP!

Skittish calls Minnesota home, and through all the national tours, SXSW successes, CMJ charting albums, and nation-wide exposure, there has been one permanent member of Skittish: Jeff Noller. Minnesota born and bred, and sprung from the same hometown as Garrison Keillor, Noller crafts songs that are at times folky, rough, weird, and bitingly sarcastic. All with literary flair and more
hooks than a tackle box. He has written and recorded all Skittish albums in a hand-built lean-to of a studio in St Paul, Minnesota.

Orphans and B-Sides by skittish

William Wild: Pines (Remixed/Remastered)

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 13:00

William WildWilliam Wild began as a home recording project in the fall of 2012 for Knoxville based singer-songwriter Garrett Sale, who laid the cornerstone for what would become the band’s first full-length album in his bedroom while studying at University.

His new label Randm Records has remixed/remastered this first self titled record which will eventually be released in its entirety, and starting mid January he has started releasing new songs every Friday. Today’s feature is one of the favorite tracks from the new version.


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J Hacha De Zola: Let It Go

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:00
J Hacha De Zola Today’s Dose is the third single from Jersey City based artist J Hacha De Zola‘s album Escape From Fat Kat City which is out now.

Escape From Fat Kat City was recorded in Rahway, New Jersey in the shadow of a maximum security correctional facility and an oil refinery, a setting that perfectly contributes to the slinky back alley strut, dizzying waltzes, and surf-raga-samba-freakouts that populate the record.

With its abandoned industrial parks, rail road tracks, and refinery flares, Rahway was the perfect setting in which to create the album, which composites various musical styles ranging from Blues, Folk, Jazz, Latin, Funk, and Psychedelia and influences such as Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Syd Barrett, Cesar Romero, and Waits.

A salvaged toy piano, noise makers, 25-cent whistles, rattles, plastic flutes, and cheap candy ocarinas also help to color what has become Hacha De Zola’s unique “urban junkyard” sound.
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TJWS 322: A little High Country Drama with Greg Owens

The Justin Wayne Show - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 11:40


That’s right! Playwright, podcaster and man-about-coffee-shops Greg Owens joins me today as co-host and interviewee as we go through some great music grabs from his personal stash. He also talks about his brand new podcast showcasing first reads of short plays – it’s called High Country Drama and you should check it out.


Greg Owens joins us on the show this week filling in for Claire. He’s got great hair.

The Playlist
  1. America from the album America by The Clear
  2. Robert by Vincent Awuku
  3. Wolves by Strange Waves
  4. Owl Song by Firewoodisland
  5. In the Middle from the Close to Nowhere Live Recordings by Morgan Bain
  6. Lovesongs and Lullabyes from the album The Perfect Shade of Green I by Skittish
  7. Human aka Man’s Lot by The 150 Friends Club
  8. Holding On by Bobbie Morrone
  9. Leave Me Alone (live) from live session at Blunderbuss, Bozeman, MT by Kyle M. Helm
  10. Seeing Red from the album Shamanaid by My Baby
  11. Wildfire by Keston Cobblers Club
  12. Cool Girl from the album Madi Anne Davis EP by Madi Davis
  13. Easy from the album Closer EP by Nathaniel Rateliff
  14. Rewind And Retake from the album The Dues by Julia & The Basement Tapes
  15. Time from the album Colours EP by Navina
  16. Easy from the album Closer EP by Nathaniel Rateliff
  17. Honey Pie from the album Honey Pie by Charlie and the Rays
  18. Shake from the album What We Do by Shook Twins
  19. Interview with Greg Owens from The High Country Drama Podcast
  20. Mermen from the album Time Between The Times by The Westylvanians
  21. Atlas from the album Atlas by Sea at Last
  22. Not to Act is to Act from the album Bonhoffer by Ranges
  23. Kaja from the album Skantron by Pencil
  24. Operator Taunt from the album Debutante Warnings by Rasp Thorne and the Briars

Thanks again to Greg for being on the show!

See you next week.

~JW and GO

DC709 I am Fire, Henriëtta

Dark Compass - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:00

Another 10 tracks for you approval, and an experiment – making the show “enhanced”, Chapters.
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This week we have tunes from :

  1. Mythras: I am Fire, I am Death (from “Absolving the Treacherous”, Ohio, USA)
  2. The Lumberjack Feedback: Blackened Visions (from “Blackened Visions”, Kaotoxin Records, Lille, France) 15th January
  3. Ripper: Anthropophagic Life (from “Experiment in Existence”, Unspeakable Axe / Dark Descent, Chile) 4th March
  4. Il Vuoto: And Night Devours Me (from “Weakness”, Italy)
  5. Charm Designer: Never After (from “Everlasting”, Bogota, Colombia)
  6. Beneath The Storm: The Witches’ Sabbath (from “Devil’s Village”, Slovenia)
  7. Kill for Eden : Living on Mars (London, UK)
  8. Funeral Marmoori: Campane (from “The Deer Woman” , Italy, Minotauro Records)
  9. Black Tide: Angel in The Dark (Miami, USA, Pavement Entertainment, Against PR)
  10. Henriëtta: Henriëtta (from “Dead by Dawn”, Gouda, Holland)

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Merival: Kicking You Out

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:00

MerivalLovers is the new 5-song EP from Toronto, Ontario indie-folk artist Merival, aka Anna Horvath. The EP was reportedly shaped by relationships and reflection before she turned 20, when beauty and transformation were found in heartache. Merival wrote ‘Kicking You Out’ when she was 17, the second excellent single and oldest song on the EP. It’s about someone she’d been in love with for 2 years. She’d never lived with him so she took some artistic liberties there; the idea of kicking him out was more of a premonition she had, that she would carry him with her for years and years after the fact and would need to be continually kicking him out of her mind. So far it’s held true.

Since landing in Toronto in 2012, Merival has been active in the music community, contributing to projects and collaborating with a variety of musicians.

Today’s featured single just arrived January 14th and the entire LOVERS EP is out at the end of this week, January 29th 2016!


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Re-Post of Show #75 from 11/1/2006

No Idle Frets - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 03:17

The Degs: Here They Come

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 15:25
The Degs The Degs are from Zagreb in Croatia, and have several singles available on their web site and on the Free Music Archive for free download. Apart from that we know very little about them.

This song and music video are licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

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AMPed Show #528

AMPed Weekly Show - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 05:00

Hosted this week by Yannick Mauray of Euterpia Radio

Show: Euterpia Radio : Rock !
Song: Awake the Fire (Forever Still)

Show: Insomnia Radio: Canada
Song: Cherry Red to Monaco (Chemical Burn)

Show: Euterpia Radio
Song: Dina drömmar (Jon Magnusson)

Show: DarkCompass
Song: Jungle Book of Love (Like Animals)

Show: Euterpia Radio
Song: Dagger (Mad the Martian)

Show: Insomnia Radio
Song: Made up my Mind (Scary Little Friends)

Show: Euterpia Radio
Song: Inspiration (Noreen Fate)

Show: Insomnia Radio: UK
Song: You’re The Only One (Last Approach)

Show: Euterpia Radio
Song: Raindrops (The Corridors)

Show: Euterpia Radio
Song: Bricks Not Sticks or Straw (Van Susans)

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Idiosyncratic Transmissions Podcast – Episode 220

Idiosyncratic Transmissions - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 04:15

Music provided by the artists. Theme song provided by Dan at

Idiosyncratic Transmissions is a member of the Association of Music Podcasting.

White Ape – Believe
Gene P Kelly – High Life
Tom Carter – Look Around
Midnight Garden – Down
Raindeer – Postcard
Passion Fighter – There Are Rules

Cowboy Cantor Extra: Bed Legs (Braga, Portugal)

Cowboy Cantor - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:49

Entrevista com Tiago Calçada, guitarrista dos Bed Legs.

1. Country PlaygroundA Song for Neil (Leiria, Portugal)

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2. Bed LegsLove, Lies N’ Love (Braga, Portugal) [artistas do mês de Janeiro]

Cowboy Cantor, a excelência da música independente.


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Dave’s Lounge #322: Back for 2016!

Dave's Lounge - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:48

Dave's Lounge Music Podcast 322This week, I’m recording the first show of 2016 on my new laptop, so if my voice sounds a little different, it’s a result of a couple of my old audio plug-ins no longer working. I’m attempting to recreate those old settings in different plug-ins, so bear with me while I work the kinks out.

Also, I’ve decided to ditch the iTunes links in the show notes this year. They’re not worth the effort anymore, because too few people are using them, and music listeners are clearly shifting to streaming. Instead, I’ve created this Spotify playlist for this week’s music. It’s incomplete, unfortunately, but hopefully it will help artists more in the long run than those iTunes links. If you still want to purchase any of the music you hear on this show, I highly recommend clicking on the artist links below and letting the artists themselves direct you to where to buy.

This week’s show opens with a song inspired by this early 90s hip-hop track by Main Source — a track I played a lot on my old college radio show back in the early 90s. I miss those radio days…

Playlist for Dave’s Lounge #322:

  1. (00:17) RJD2 (feat. Jordan Brown), “Peace of What”
  2. (05:35) BLu ACiD, “Dust On A Wire”
  3. (09:16) Vallès, “Sorrow”
  4. (13:27) E1SBAR, “Cold Coast”
  5. (17:52) Shana Halligan, “Illuminate”
  6. (21:34) Amycanbe, “Queens (Dustin Lefholz Remix)”
  7. (26:09) Salt of the Sound, “Surrender”
  8. (29:54) Andrew Clam, “York Field”
  9. (33:56) Emapea, “Laka”
  10. (37:20) Fiendsh, “Winter In America”
  11. (41:35) Karmacoda, “Winter Song”
  12. (48:38) Submotion Orchestra (feat. Andrew Ashong), “Needs”

Let me know your favorite song from this week’s show in the comments below. Also, be sure to check out this bonus mix on Mixcloud.

Enjoy the show!

Dave’s Lounge #322

Edinburgh Man #223

Edinburgh Man Podcasts - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 22:41

Aw man. I think this is only the second time in the history of the podcast that I recorded a show and it didn’t actually record and I had to record the whole thing again. It was already a technological juggling act because I played all the music tracks “as live” from cassette! I know, I know. Be prepared to experience wobbly music and non-Dolby hiss.

Edinburgh Man #223 by Edinburgh Man on Mixcloud

1. The Son(s) – “If I Hear You Talk Apostrophes Again…” (Played courtesy of Olive Grove Records / The Son(s))
2. Tieranniesaur – “Intro” (Played courtesy of Soft Power Records)
3. Tieranniesaur – “DIYSCO” (Played courtesy of Soft Power Records)
4. The Spook School – “I Don’t Know” (Played courtesy of The Spook School / Soft Power Records)
5. Wounded Knee – “Love is Teasin'” (Played courtesy of Gerry Loves Records)
6. Randolph’s Leap – “I Can’t Dance To This Music Anymore” (Played courtesy of Peenko Records)
7. Trust Fund – “Sadness” (Played courtesy of Trust fund, Released under a Creative Commons licence)

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Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 29th January 2016

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 20:39
 Liverpool Acoustic Live - Friday 29th January 2016 Xander and the Peace Pirates to play rare acoustic gig

Friday 29th January 2016 sees Liverpool Acoustic playing host to a rare, acoustic gig by local rock legends Xander and the Peace Pirates.

Xander and the Peace Pirates (Keith and Stuart Xander, Mike Gay), who are endorsed by Gibson Guitars, produced by Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix,  Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie) and who’ve opened for Bon Jovi, will be appearing in the intimate performance space on the top floor of Mathew Street’s View Two Gallery.

Also playing will be Glasgow singer-songwriter John Rush who impressed everyone with his dynamic set at last year’s Threshold Festival.

Completing the lineup is Omagh-born, Liverpool-based Karen Turley. Formally of the Jessie Janes, Karen was last year chosen to represent Liverpool at the songwriting and performance exchange between Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Cafe and the Bluecoat.

Doors open at 7.45pm and the music kicks off at 8.15pm. Entry is by £5 advance ticket or £6 on the door and as always the money raised goes to the artists.

This is set to be an amazing night of live music in the heart of Liverpool’s historic Cavern Quarter and is the first ‘not to be missed’ gig of the year.
  • Event: Liverpool Acoustic Live, with Xander and the Peace Pirates, John Rush (Glasgow), Karen Turley
  • Date: Friday 29th January 2016
  • Times: Doors 7.45pm, music 8.15pm
  • Venue: View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street, L2 6RE
  • Tickets: £5 advance (+50p booking fee) & £6 on the door
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Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 144

To play click the player above or right click Spotlight 144 to download for free.

If you’re an acoustic musician from the Greater Merseyside area, or from further afield but play on the Liverpool scene, then feel free to send us your music for future shows. We can’t promise we’ll be able to play everything that’s sent to us, but we will listen to every track. Find out all about the show, how to submit your music, and the Terms of Use, at

1. Xander and the Peace Pirates – Rain
Taken from The Spy Music Sessions

2. John Rush – Oh Me, Oh My
Taken from The Shindig EP [iTunes]

3. Karen Turley – It Would Be Nice
Buy Karen’s latest song Restless [Bandcamp]


4. Thom Morecroft – Coming Up For Air
Buy the new EP Hand Me Down [iTunes]

5. Tom Speight  – Little Love
Buy the new single Little Love [iTunes]

Theme: King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water





Xander and the Peace Pirates & Gibson Guitars Rock America……

February 18, 2014 – There’s a monument close to Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club that proclaims ‘Four Lads Who Shook the World’ – referring of course to The Beatles. This musical city has now produced another group of ‘world shakers’ in the form of Xander and the Peace Pirates, who have just created a storm from one side of America to the other with their own unique brand of soulful, blues based rock.

Brothers Keith and Stuart Xander have been playing a regular weekly slot at The Cavern – as well as the North West circuit, along with support slots for stadium rockers Bon Jovi and Ritchie Kotzen. But now they have come to the attention of one of the world’s most famous guitar companies – Gibson Brands Inc.

Gibson recognized their musical skills and song writing talents – but also the fact that guitarist Keith doesn’t actually have a right hand – he plays the guitar with a prosthetic ‘hook’ adapted to hold a plectrum!

Keith was always told by his school music teachers he would never be able to play a two handed instrument with a prosthetic hand – of course he proved them all wrong, and is now a world class virtuoso – and an inspiration to musicians everywhere!

Last month, Gibson invited the guys from the winter rain of Liverpool to the sun kissed desert of Las Vegas – to showcase their talent at the world famous CES (Consumer Electronics Show) where this year Gibson ranked number 2 most talked about brands at the show. This is an opportunity for inventors, innovators – and gadget loving people to gather under one roof. With Gibson leading the world with their own ‘self-tuning’ guitar invention, it was the perfect opportunity for Xander and the Peace Pirates to wow the crowd with their music – using of course Gibson guitars!

Keith and Stuart made such an impression – not only on their American sponsor, but the worldwide crowd, they were immediately booked to play the Winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) – the USA’s biggest music trade event. 6,000 miles away from Liverpool, the Xander brother’s music ripped up the crowd at the Los Angeles exhibition show ‘Go Pro’ stage – bringing them to the attention of some of the biggest names of the music industry.

World renowned recording engineer and producer Eddie Kramer (the man behind the music of Jimi Hendrix – all his albums, Led Zeppelin – The Song Remains The Same, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Woodstock album, Peter Frampton – Frampton Comes Alive and Kiss and many more too numerous to mention) was so smitten with Keith and Stuart, he immediately offered to produce their next album. Not only that, but ex Atlantic Records A&R guru Leigh Lust wants to promote the album through Pledge Music – the latest innovation in album sales.

After playing on the Go-Pro stage at NAMM they were approached by Simon Phillips (Toto’s drummer and producer who also produced and played for Steve Vai). They then found themselves in his studio a day later negotiating a Xander song being featured on his current recording artist Billie Rainbird’s new album.

In just a couple of weeks, these two hard working songsmiths have created a ‘musical storm’. Even on their flight stop over at New York, they linked up with Bruce Springsteen sidekick Willie Nile to perform at the world famous Bitter End in Greenwich Village – this immediately resulted in them being re-booked to play a number of New York historic venues at the earliest opportunity as well as South California bookings being made for the coming year.

The next chapter in this fairytale takes place in March, when they fly out to Frankfurt to perform with Gibson at Musikmesse – Europe’s equivalent of NAMM – and the biggest music trade show this side of the Atlantic.

Its more than likely a safe bet to assume that pretty much every person that attends a Xander & The Peace Pirates gig leaves with the belief that this was one of the best gigs they have ever witnessed. And if mass chanting after every song was anything to go by, this band should be leading the music charts and headlining festivals across the UK. Currently endorsed by Roland and Boss UK these brothers are making a big impact. They are also in the first stages of filming a documentary on the meteoric rise from busking on the streets of Liverpool to supporting Bon Jovi and becoming weekly residents in the world famous Cavern Club and finishing with a road trip across the USA from east to west to visit the legendary NAMM festival and meet record executives in LA.

The current XATPP show incorporates Roland and Boss’s cutting edge equipment the rc300 and the GR55 midi synth guitar. The peace pirates use loops created live and the GR55 combined with the raw sound of driving acoustic and soaring lead guitar entwined with soulful rich vocals in synergy to create a huge sound. Xander & the peace Pirates are one of the most energetic, entertaining and they sound as good live as they do recorded. They have shared the stage with legends Buddy Guy, Eric Bibb, Richie Kotzen, San Brown, The Fabulous Thunderbirds & The James Taylor Quartet and are resident band in the world famous Cavern Pub, Liverpool.

With over 100 thousand views on You Tube, thousands more hits on MySpace and Facebook, a large fan base around the UK and Ireland, good looks and relentless talent, Xander and the Peace Pirates will continue to wow audiences with every show. Gibson Guitar flew us to CES in Vegas and is having us play for them at NAMM.

Xander and the Peace Pirates combine soul, blues and rock to channel a message of peace and love through their music. Questioning authority and shedding light upon the lies in the media and promoting what they feel to be true from within their being.

The band was formed by The Xander Brothers who love music, love writing, love performing and love listening to music. However, they don’t love the idea and belief in these reality show infected days that indoctrinate the idea that being a celebrity is more important than the message held within the music or that wealth is more important than the soul. They see a new world of creativity and soul liberation. Even as I write this bio about the band I’m in, pretending its a third person when you and i know its us writing about us, I feel like we all need a little truth, transparency and love.

Peace and love, Stu and Keith Xander



Glasgow based singer/songwriter John Rush with his ‘folk tinged pop songs’ has played some of Glasgow’s greatest venues such as ‘King Tuts Wha Wha Hut’, ‘O2 Academy’, ‘Barrowlands’ & most recently ‘The Royal Concert Hall’

Through the years he has racked up some highly acclaimed support slots with names like ‘Ocean Colour Scene’, ‘Mark Morris (Bluetones), ‘Chris Helme (Seahorses) and even Paul Weller favourite, Irish singer songwriter ‘Declen O’Rourke’ to name but a few.

Mr Rush took a selection of songs “The Anna E.P” across the pond to New York City, late September where he showcased the new E.P in a quick mini tour consisting of 4 gigs in 5 nights across the city, concluding in the prestigious New York Music Venue ‘The Rockwood Music Hall’ on the 23rd of September.

Not resting on this, John was straight back in the studio where he finished off a new set of songs “The Shindig E.P”. With this john will be starting a mini tour of Glasgow called “The Piccolo Tour”. This begun in House Martin Barbers and Cafe on Bath Street early December and ends back in “The Big Apple” on the 9th and 10th of April 2016.



Karen Turley is a Singer-Songwriter from Omagh in Northern Ireland, living in Liverpool. She started playing the guitar at the age of 15 and has always had a passion for music, particularly American Folk and Country.

Karen began writing her own music in 2008 when she moved to Liverpool for university. She recorded her own songs and covers from her bedroom and was lucky enough to have Gerry Anderson from BBC Radio Ulster play her cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘Boots of Spanish Leather’ in 2009.
Continuing to write and play in Omagh, she formed ‘The Jesse Janes’ in 2012 with two friends. An all female Bluegrass and Folk trio, Karen enjoyed success gigging with the girls in Liverpool and Omagh before parting ways to dedicate her time to her own material.

Karen continues to write and record her own material and has had her original songs ‘Little Old Me’ and ‘Dreamer’ played on BBC Introducing on BBC Radio Merseyside, as well as joining ‘Dave Monks’ for a few live sessions.

In March 2015 Karen was lucky enough to be one of two Singer/Songwriters chosen to travel to Nashville for a full week of Songwriting workshops and activities with esteemed songwriters. She was also able to perform ‘in the round’ with the prestigious Beth Nielsen Chapman and Don Henry in the famous ‘Bluebird Cafe’. The competition was part of an exchange between Liverpool and Nashville, with The ‘Bluebird Cafe’ being recreated in August 2015 in ‘The Bluecoat’ in Liverpool for an evening of live performances. Karen performed at the Early Show for this event while the late show was hosted by ‘Whispering Bob Harris’ and included special guests from Nashville.

Karen is also planning to launch a Pledge Music campaign in order to record a new EP in the next couple of months and in the mean time is actively gigging around Liverpool.

If you get the chance, please support your local artists by joining their mailing lists, liking their facebook pages, following them on twitter, leaving them comments, going to their gigs, and buying their music direct from them where possible. The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight is produced and presented by Graham Holland and Stuart Todd on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting. The theme music alternates between King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water, and Solid Ground by Neil Campbell.


Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 29th January 2016

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