acoustic · banjo · dobro · fiddle · male singer · old-time · traditional · viola

Luke Abbott: Take Me Home (MP3)

Santa Cruz, California is the home of barefoot hemp-wearing earth-mamas, world-famous surf breaks, and mossy redwood forests of epic proportions. Down on Pacific Street you see everything from bass-thumping Chicano low riders to panhandler addicts with cats riding on their shoulders. And of course the Umbrella Man who walks the street wearing all pink and… Continue reading Luke Abbott: Take Me Home (MP3)

acoustic · banjo · bluegrass · male singer · mandolin

Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band (MP3 Download)

Today marks the release of Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band’s new record titled Legacy (COM 4543). Legacy is a satisfying ramble through 13 tracks of mellow retro-trad newgrass, most of them written and sung by Peter himself. His merry band of veteran pickers is composed of Jody Stecher on mandolin, Keith Little on banjo, Paul Knight… Continue reading Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band (MP3 Download)

acoustic · banjo · blues · male singer · singer-songwriter

Shaun Cromwell: The Gristmill (MP3)

Fiddlefreak was fortunate to hear and meet Shaun Cromwell at the FARwest convention in Irvine, CA. Shaun Cromwell’s one-man acoustic blues connect the modern world to a long-lost southern Gothic past. On guitar and banjo, his fingerstyle approach lifts a soulful vocal delivery, and the gripping songs tell stories of murder, love and loss. Death… Continue reading Shaun Cromwell: The Gristmill (MP3)

acoustic · banjo · blues · male singer · rock · singer-songwriter

Tony Furtado: Deep Water (MP3)

Tony Furtado has a new record out called Deep Water, on Funzalo Records. Jeez, I don’t know how many this makes, but one of his previous releases is titled Thirteen, so it’s quite a few. I first heard Tony perform years ago at the Live Oak Music Festival near Santa Barbara, where I immediately bought… Continue reading Tony Furtado: Deep Water (MP3)