accordion · Canadian · female singer · rock · singer-songwriter

The Abramson Singers: Late Riser

Here at Fiddlefreak World Headquarters, we come across lots of young new indie singer-songwriters who make brilliant music. Like housecats doing cute stuff on Youtube, they seem to pop up everywhere you turn. Reviewing their music is something we just don’t usually do. But Leah Abramson‘s music cannot be ignored. When I first heard her… Continue reading The Abramson Singers: Late Riser

acoustic · Celtic · female singer · flute · Irish · world

Grada: Natural Angle (MP3)

From the Better Late Than Never Dept: Here’s a post on Grada’s latest release Natural Angle. I hate it when I’m rummaging through some random pile of desktop detritus and find a CD I should have reviewed a year ago. That’s what happened with Natural Angle, which came out early in 2010. It’s so good… Continue reading Grada: Natural Angle (MP3)

acoustic · banjo · bluegrass · bouzouki · country · dobro · male singer · old-time · singer-songwriter

Cahalen Morrison and Eli West: The Holy Coming of the Storm (MP3)

Here’s another sweet new record that has come to Fiddlefreak by way of Devon at Hearth Music. The Holy Coming of the Storm from Cahalen Morrison and Eli West hit the streets on January 30 and has been stuck in my CD player ever since. Their new old-time bluegrass songs strike just the right balance… Continue reading Cahalen Morrison and Eli West: The Holy Coming of the Storm (MP3)

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)