Compass Records is thrilled to announce that Tony McManus, renowned Celtic guitarist, is the recipient of a Canadian Folk Music Award in the category of Best Instrumental Album for his latest release, The Maker’s Mark: The Dream Guitar Sessions. Click here to see a full list of award winners. Congratulations Tony!
"Go Tell the Devil" off of accordionist Sharon Shannon’s latest album, Saints and Scoundrels, is currently featured on the blog Track A Day. Featuring and written by Imelda May, "Go Tell the Devil" is rockabilly gone Irish.
Colin Hay’s interview & performance at WFUV in NYC is available now on NPR.org. Click here to listen to Colin chat with Claudia Marshall about his latest album, American Sunshine, his time as the frontman of Men At Work, and life in California. You can also hear him perform "Beautiful World", "Waiting For My Real Life to Begin", & "Pleased to Almost Meet You".
The Gibson Brothers are Bluegrass Music Profiles Artist of the Week! Click here to read Eric Gibson’s Q&A with the editor’s of BMP. "Ring the Bell", the title track off of their new album, is currently #1 on the BMP radio chart.
Karan Casey will appear live on A Prairie Home Companion this Saturday at 5pm CST, with a re-airing on Sunday from 11am-1pm CST. A Prairie Home Companion is available live on public radio stations across the country, Sirius XM, and streams live at http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/. Click here for full listening info, including how to get A Prairie Home Companion on your mobile device.
Karan Casey’s much anticipated duo album with John Doyle, Exiles Return, will be available in-stores February 2010.
Click here to watch Catie Curtis’ appearance on 207, WLBZ’s (NBC affiliate in Bangor, ME) live arts & culture show. Catie was in town to promote her appearance at Safe Passage’s 10th anniversary celebration and Boston CD release party for her new string band album, Hello, Stranger.
Jeff Coffin will appear on Saturday Night Live this Sat, Nov 21 with Dave Matthews Band. Coffin, a world renowned sax player & 3-time GRAMMY Award winner, is currently a member of Dave Matthews Band and a long time member of Bela Fleck & The Flecktones. Click here to check out his latest solo album, Mutopia, and to see a full list of appearances.
From the review:
"[Hello, Stranger is] a feel-good, sing-a-long set that clearly establishes Curtis’ place among songwriting giants and countryfolk legends, and would make an excellent gift for fans new and old." - Margaret Coble, Curve Magazine
Click here to read the entire article.
Sharon Shannon’s new album, Saints and Scoundrels, is #2 at Americana radio out of the box. Saints and Scoundrels is available immediately via www.compassrecords.com (physically and digitally), iTunes, and at live appearances. Click here to sample tracks including standouts "Go Tell the Devil" featuring Irish burlesque and rockabilly vocalist Imelda May, and "Saints & Angels" written by Mike Scott of The Waterboys.
"...a warm, lovely retrospective of audience favorites and timeless classics, done in a hootenanny-friendly country-folk style. In a songwriter world that too often sees only life’s darker shades, she is wonderfully able to write of life’s bright moments, without seeming smiley-faced or trite."
The Gibson Brothers are again at the top of Bluegrass Music Profiles Top 30 Hot Singles chart with "Ring the Bell", making November 09 their third consecutive month at #1.
Click here to see the entire chart.