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Featured New Releases:


Various artists - THIS AIN'T NO MOUSE MUSIC!
2-CD soundtrack for Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon's documentary film about roots music producer Chris Strachwitz and his label, Arhoolie Records. Contains cuts from Lightnin' Hopkins, Flaco Jimenez, Ry Cooder, Michael Doucet, many others, all spanning 54 years of traditional American music. 38 tracks, with 32 page full color book.
ARH-CD545 .. CD .. code U


Gloaming, The - THE GLOAMING
2014 - Irish super-collaboration with Clare fiddle stylist Martin Hayes, guitarist Dennis Cahill, singer Iarla O Lionaird, pianist Thomas "Doveman" Bartlett and Caoimhin O Raghallaigh on Norwegian Hardanger fiddle.
BRL-CD25587 .. CD .. code M


Bowhunter - THE RIGHT HANDS 'ROUND
2014 - "Laurel Premo and Michael Beauchamp of Red Tail Ring join with fellow Earthwork Artist Sam Cooper and banjo slayer Sam Herman to form the quartet stringband known as BOWHUNTER. With twin fiddles, banjo, and guitar, the group renders old-time tunes to fuel a traditional dance floor frenzy... also a few traditional ballads with sweet harmony singing. The inclusion of a few off-the-cuff jokes and laughter pulls the listener into the intimate circle of the fun-loving four piece string band."
EARTHWORK-CD4801 .. CD .. code O


Various artists - YA GOTTA QUIT KICKIN' MY DOG AROUND: SONGS THAT SEEDED THE FOLK REVIVAL
21 tracks culled from JSP's past CD sets, filled with folk tunes, mountain songs and murder ballads. Compiled and annotated by Pat Harrison, with contributions and remastering by Christopher King. Grayson & Whitter's "Tom Dooley," Jimmie Rodgers' "Waiting for a Train," The Carter Family's "I Never Loved But One," many more! Release date 11/04/2014
JSP-CD5403 .. CD .. code U


Spinney Brothers - TRIED & TRUE
2014 - Hard-driving bluegrass from this beloved brother duet, also featuring Gary Dalrymple on mandolin and Terry Poirier on bass. "Gonna Catch A Train," "The Mirror", "Regena," 12 in all.
MFR-CD140812 .. CD .. code J


Madcat Midnight Blues Journey, The - THE MADCAT MIDNIGHT BLUES JOURNEY: MMBJ @ SOTE
Recorded live at Salt of the Earth Restaurant, Fennville, MI. Ann Arbor's harmonica ace shifts back to eclectic-electric form, backed by prized Michigan musicians including Drew "Cap'n Midnight" Howard on guitar/lap steel/vocals, Mark "Papa" Schrock on bass/vocals, and Michael "Kid" Shimmin on drums/percussion. Features a set of 11 blues classics, Madcat style: "Help Me," "My Babe," "Mellow Down Easy," more.
MMBJ-CD01 .. CD .. code I


Ray, Dave - LEGACY / RARE AND UNRELEASED RECORDINGS, 1962-2002, FROM AN AMERICAN BLUES MASTER
3-CD retrospective from this influential folk/blues revivalist; produced, compiled, and annotated by musical comrade Tony Glover. 55 cuts, mostly unreleased or out-of-print recordings, from his early days to collaborations and solo work. With 32-page booklet. "Devil Got My Woman," "Can't Be Satisfied," "Shake 'Em On Down," "It Should've Been Me," more.
REDH-CD276 .. CD .. code Y


Peyroux, Madeleine - KEEP ME IN YOUR HEART FOR A WHILE: THE BEST OF MADELEINE PEYROUX
Her first-ever compilation is a collection of favorites from the Rounder catalog, as well as Atlantic and Decca/Ermarcy Records: "Don't Wait Too Long," "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome," "Dance Me To The End Of Love," the unreleased title track penned by Warren Zevon, more.
ROUN-CD3615 .. CD .. code M


Block, Rory - HARD LUCK CHILD: A TRIBUTE TO SKIP JAMES
Traditional acoustic country-blues guitarist/songstress pays homage one of her mentors. 10 tracks: "Devil Got My Woman," "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues," "I'm So Glad," more.
STONY-CD1373 .. CD .. code P


Arnold, Billy Boy - THE BLUES SOUL OF BILLY BOY ARNOLD
2014 - Chicago blues-harp legend, produced by Duke Robillard and including the Roomful of Blues horn section. 14 cuts: "I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water," "St. James Infirmary," "Ain't That Just Like a Woman," more. - on order, expected arrival date 11/10/14
STONY-CD1378 .. CD .. code P


Taylor, Chip - THE LITTLE PRAYERS TRILOGY
3-CD set. His most unique yet; disc one features a disparate, international cast of characters facing injustice and turmoil. Disc 2 is more fun and lighthearted, but no less passionate. The last is an intimate recording destined for late night listening. Lucinda Williams guests on two tracks.
TRAINW-CD0050 .. CD .. code V


Coole & Ivan Rosenberg, Chris - RETURN TO TRION
2014 - The dexterous duo is back with their brand of old-time clawhammer banjo and Dobro wizardry. 11 selections, including "Rain and Snow," "Sail Away Ladies," "Glory to the Day," more.
VOT-CD004 .. CD .. code P


Dervish - A CELEBRATION!! 1989-2014
2014 - The very best of a quarter-century of one of the Emerald Isle's most elite folk ensembles! A new version of "Welcome Poor Paddy Home" recorded expressly for this project; and 14 tracks culled from their eight albums.
WHIRL-CD017 .. CD .. code O


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DVD - BLUES HARMONICA BLUEPRINT taught by Annie Raines
2+ years in the making, the interactive video format sets a new standard for harmonica instruction. Hands-on learning tools, text lesson guide, interactive notation and tab, practice tracks, more. Includes secure PIN for download of more learning tools. 263 min.
495-DVD10141 .. code $24.95


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DVD - OLD-TIME TIKI PARLOUR PRESENTS RAFE & CLELIA STEFANINI
Archival-style footage of the masterful father/daughter fiddling duo, recorded on high definition cameras and high-end microphones. Filmed for both listening audiences and players alike, this release is filled with traditional, old-time tunes & songs, a few of which find the two switching instruments to banjo and/or guitar. 16 tracks, including "Ladies Fancy," "Lady Hamilton," Walking Boss," "Fire on the Mountain," more.
OTTP-DVD9900 ..


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CARRY IT ON... LIVE! WHEATLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL 40th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION produced by Sharon Leahy & Rick Good
"On Sat. night Sept. 7, 2013, more than 70 performers came together on the Wheatland stage to celebrate four decades of traditional dance at the festival. Over a year in the making, this performance featured the finest percussive dancers in the country... dancing to the music of the best dance band in all the world: Kevin Anderson, Tom T. Ball, Sam Bartlett, Ben Cooper, Rick Good and Cleek Schrey. Captured here on DVD is the entire sensational performance along with behind-the-scenes footage and director's commentary." 81 mins.
WMO-DVD4079 ..