Category Archives: Richard Thompson

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: 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

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

Sharing a cup of tea with Lissie and Charlene Soraia

Once upon a time back in the real world the Ironbath used to make tea for a living. With hindsight it was an inevitable career path after he became a championship tea maker at a very tender age during a cub … Continue reading

Posted in Adele, Cambridge Folk Festival, Cayamo, Charlene Soraia, Fleetwood Mac, Gretchen Peters, Keb' Mo, Lissie, Nanci Griffith, Richard Thompson, The Calling, The Unthanks | Leave a comment

Cayamo 2012: The best boat in the ocean

The Ironbath’s blog is back from his February break! It is very hard to explain or review Cayamo. In basic terms it is a big boat in the Caribbean filled with over 45 artists ranging from The Civil Wars, Lyle … Continue reading

Posted in Aurora Belle, Brady Blade, Buddy Miller, Callaghan, Cayamo, Civil Wars, David Ryan Harris, Enter The Haggis, James McMurtry, Jim Lauderdale, Joe Purdy, John Hiatt, John Prine, Keb' Mo, Levi Lowrey, Lucinda Williams, Lyle Lovett, Native Run, Regina McCrary, Rhett Miller, Richard Thompson, Sara Watkins, Sarah Dugas, Sarah Jaffe, Sean Watkins, Shawn Mullins, Sixthman, The Civil Wars, WPA | 1 Comment

Top 5: Covers of Cayamoans

The Ironbath loves a good cover version. There is a distinct difference between a cover version and a copy. The former requires the performer to deliver someone else’s song in their own style. Whereas a copy is simply when a … Continue reading

Posted in Brandi Carlile, Cayamo, Eileen's Revenge On ..., Girl Parts, Hank Williams, Hayley Amanda, John Prine, Lissie, Lyle Lovett, Paolo Nutini, Richard Thompson, Sara Watkins, Top 5 | Leave a comment

English Folk IV: Music that matters today and remembered tomorrow

If you think that folk music is about times gone by the Ironbath would like to dispel this myth with three totally contemporary songs from traditional English Folk performers. Folk music is about the here and now. The Ironbath is convinced that it … Continue reading

Posted in Andy Gangadeen, Chris Wood, Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy, Richard Thompson, Sheema Mukherjee, Show Of Hands, The Imagined Village | Leave a comment