Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Golden Bath’s 2013: Song Of The Year

The next category for the Golden Bath of 2013 is Song of the Year. Here are the nominations in the Ironbath’s order of appreciation. 12 Steve Earle – The Low Highway Heard an old man grumble and a young girl … Continue reading

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The Golden Bath’s 2013: Album Of The Year – Part 3 of 3

These are the albums that stood out above all the others. It is impossible to say which is better than the other, so these are all tied for second place as the Ironbath’s favourite album of 2013. Patty Griffin ‘American Kid’ … Continue reading

Posted in Amy Speace, Band Of Joy, Bella Hardy, Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, English Folk, Jason Isbell, John Fullbright, Matraca Berg, Patty Griffin, Robert Plant, Rodney Crowell | 1 Comment

The Golden Bath’s 2013: Album Of The Year – Part 2 of 3

So this is the list of 20 albums that the Ironbath thought were pretty damn good in 2013 – but didn’t quite reach the shortlist. They are not in any order of merit, but are roughly alphabetical (at least in the … Continue reading

Posted in Andy Cutting, Art Garfunkle, Band Of Heathens, Brandy Clark, Caitlin Rose, Cayamo, Chris Wood, Devon Sproule, Emily Baker & The Red Clay Halo, Ethan Johns, Gillian Welch, Hem, Kim Richey, Laura Marling, London Grammar, Lori McKenna, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Martin Carthy, Michael Jackson, Mike O'Neill, Milk Carton Kids, Paul Simon, Portishead, sarah Jarosz, Steve Earle, Sturgill Simpson, The Civil Wars, The Imagined Village, The Lone Bellow, Willie Sugarcapps | 2 Comments

The Golden Bath’s 2013: Album Of The Year – Part 1 of 3

It wasn’t even half way through the year that it became evident that the Album Of The Year was going to be a race for second place. But enough of that for now, this is the process that was used … Continue reading

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Anti-Christmas 2013: Waiting For Christmas

So there we are another year. Older, wiser & richer? – Well, at least one of those is true. It has been a pretty good year. The Ironbath has travelled the equivalent of around the globe in search of music. He … Continue reading

Posted in Adelee & Gentry, Amy Macdonald, Anti-Christmas, Choir Of Angels, Christmas Music, Dan Wilson, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Emmylou Harris, Goodnight Lenin, Hope & Social, Invisible Flock, John Fullbright, Kensington Prairie, Kristina Train, Liz Longley, Milk Carton Kids, Norah Jones, Rachael Yamagata, Richard Thompson, Rodney Crowell, Rosabella Gregory, Rosanne Cash, Rumer, Shelby Lynne, Shovels & Rope, Smith & Burrows, You & Her | 2 Comments