Monthly Archives: May 2012

Cowtown Is A Feeling, Not A Place

The linoleum on the dance floor at the Continental Club on South Congress in Austin is so badly worn away that the concrete scree beneath has become polished smooth by the millions of steps that have danced across its surface. There were … Continue reading

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No Room For Doubt: Lianne La Havas

Lianne La Havas is a new name on the Ironbath’s radar, but as always there is a back story behind every over night success. She wrote her first song at 11, became more seriously involved in music at 18, became … Continue reading

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The Civil Wars hit Sour Times in Bristol

The Ironbath got to see The Civil Wars back in March in a packed gig at the Bristol O2.  The duo were riding high with tremendous media support resulting from their double Grammy success. Personally I felt that Joy and John … Continue reading

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A dash of Lucinda Williams and a dollop of Mary Chapin Carpenter

The promo material for Jess Klein claims a soundness (an aural likeness – a new definition for the word that the Ironbath claims to have invented!) with Brandi Carlile, Stevie Nicks & Lucinda Williams. Quite an unholy trinity of female … Continue reading

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What’s been happening with the Ironbath?

The last few months have had quite a few changes in the Ironbath’s life. A new job meant a new location – lots of boxes and a move back across the country. The good news is that the Ironbath is … Continue reading

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