accordion · acoustic · banjo · bluegrass · Cajun · dobro · fiddle · male singer · mandolin · swing · ukulele

Whiskey Chimp: Barely Right Now (MP3)

It has been almost a year since Fiddlefreak reviewed a live show by Whiskey Chimp, calling them “seven deadly sons who are bound for glory, or Hell in a handbasket.” We have been proven prophetic by their brand new third full-length record Barely Right Now (FP Records). On this CD they seem to fuse into… Continue reading Whiskey Chimp: Barely Right Now (MP3)

acoustic · Canadian · fiddle · mandolin · singer-songwriter · ukulele · world

Folkies Gather in New York

Last weekend I made a cross-country trek with my band to attend the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance music booking conference, or NERFA. The event was held for three days at a hotel/resort in the Catskills, a couple hours drive north of NYC. While my primary goal there was shameless self-promotion, I was also able to… Continue reading Folkies Gather in New York

acoustic · male singer · singer-songwriter · swing · ukulele

The Johnny Starlings

The Johnny Starlings are singer/songwriter Jody Mulgrew and friends, sometimes changing but always including multi-instrumentalist Yohei Shikano. Their newest release Aiming Too High features the crystal-clear vocals of jazz diva Inga Swearingen on backup harmonies. I saw the Starlings on the main stage at the Live Oak Music Festival, where they brought forth a mellow… Continue reading The Johnny Starlings