Monthly Archives: December 2011

Please Don’t Chop Another Christmas Tree

 Try as I might the Ironbath can’t find the Christmas spirit this year. Blame the unseasonably mild weather or the impending collapse of the European monetary system, either way it just doesn’t feel like Christmas. What has 2011 been for? Why … Continue reading

Posted in Anna Gilbert, Choir Of Angels, Devon Sproule, Hem, Jane Taylor, Joshua Hyslop, Juliana Finch, Lex Land, Maroon 5, Meg Hutchinson, Nellie McKay, O'Hooley & Tidow, Rebecca Ferguson, Sarah Dawn Finer, Sleeping At Last, Smith & Burrows, The Band Of The Black Watch, The Civil Wars, Tift Merritt | 3 Comments

Best of 2011: And the album of the year is ….

So here are the Ironbath’s Top 5 albums of 2011. To engender a modicum of suspense they have been ranked, but in all honesty there is nothing that can separate them …. or for that matter the 10 albums that went before. Drum roll please….. 5 Ryan … Continue reading

Posted in Eric Clapton, Gillian Welch, Glen Campbell, Robbie Robertson, Rough Island Band, Ryan Adams, Steve Winwood, Top 5 | Leave a comment

Albums of 2011: Another 5 nominations

2011 really was a great year for music. This time last year the choice was far more sparse. There were some great albums in 2010: Caitlin Rose ‘Own Side Now’ (A 2010 release in the UK), Mary Gaultier’s ‘The Foundling’, Laura Marling’s … Continue reading

Posted in Adele, Bella Hardy, Caitlin Rose, Elizabeth Cook, English Folk, Laura Marling, Mary Gauthier, Megan Henwood, Over The Rhine, The Tallest Man On Earth, The Unthanks, Top 5 | 3 Comments

Albums of 2011: The first 5 nominations

Everyone who is anyone is currently writing their ‘Album of the Year’ list, and if the band wagon is rolling who is going to say that the Ironbath can’t jump on board. This list is split into 3 parts. The first … Continue reading

Posted in Buddy Miller, Cayamo, Devon Sproule, Lucinda Williams, sarah Jarosz, The Civil Wars, Top 5 | 2 Comments

Benton … Benton, Benton … Benton … Jesus Christ!

Whilst Euro-geddon is threatening to knock out the economic systems of every nation in Europe like a row of dominoes, wiping out society as we know it, the Ironbath thought he’d spread a little smile amongst those that read this blog. It all started … Continue reading

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Gretchen Peters – The “best of” & A Future Preview

NoiseTrade is a great source for discovering new music from unsigned bands. Of course you have to be prepared to listen through a lot of average music but hang around for a while and you’re bound to discover something great. However … Continue reading

Posted in Bob Harris, Cambridge Folk Festival, Etta James, Faith Hill, Gretchen Peters, Martina McBride, Neil Diamond, Patty Loveless, Rodney Crowell | Leave a comment

Bumping into Will Hoge at the grocery store

So if you live in Music City you never know who you might meet when you go out shopping. Back in September you might have met Will Hoge. This 20 minute set is a really good acoustic performance of material … Continue reading

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