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About Ironbath

The Ironbath is a passionate music lover.

Does it make you happy?

Cynics might say that there is nothing in the music industry and hasn’t been done before. That everything turns in a great circle and that the only new ideas are actually those that are being recycled from the past. …. And … Continue reading

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Golden Bath’s 2013: Moments of the Year

So far the Ironbath has given awards to Jason Isbell for Album of the Year, Bella Hardy for Song of the Year and Ethan Johns for Concert of the Year, but there are more awards to be given for those people … Continue reading

Posted in Americana Music Festival, Amy Speace, Bella Hardy, Buddy Miller, Cayamo, Dawes, Devon Sproule, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Johns, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Hank Williams, Jason Isbell, Jim Bianco, Jim Lauderdale, Johnny Cash, Mary Gauthier, Meghan Arias, Meghan Coffee, Mike Farris, Neil Young, Paul Kelly, Richard Thompson, Rodney Crowell, The Rock Boat | 1 Comment

The Golden Bath’s 2013: Concert of the Year

It has been quite a year for live music. With Cayamo, The Rock Boat, the Americana Music Award’s and with gigs around the country (UK) the Ironbath has seen something like 200 sets, from hot new bands like The Lone … Continue reading

Posted in Amanda Shires, Americana Music Festival, Amy Speace, Cayamo, Ethan Johns, Jason Isbell, Joe Purdy, John Fullbright, Laura Marling, Milk Carton Kids, Rosanne Cash, Ryan Adams, Saints Of Valory, Scars On 45, St Paul & The Broken Bones, The Lone Bellow, The Rock Boat, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Amy Speace, Bella Hardy, Brandy Clark, Chris Wood, Jason Isbell, John Fullbright, Lindi Ortega, London Grammar, Milk Carton Kids, Over The Rhine, Steve Earle | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Ahab, Aiofe O'Donovan, Alela Diane, Billy Bragg, Birdy, Bruce Robinson & Kelly Willis, Court Yard Hounds, Ethan Johns, Gabriella Aplin, Griffin House, Hannah James & Sam Sweeney, Heidi Talbot, Hey Marseilles, Holly Williams, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Lindi Ortega, Lisa Knapp, Local Natives, Lucy Ward, Nora Jane Struthers, Richard Thompson, Ruth Moody, Samantha Crain, Seth Glier, Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers, The Black Lillies, The Last Bison, The Staves | Leave a comment