Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Tastemaker Time

I'm lucky enough to get sent loads of freebies to listen to by people labouring under the misapprehension that I am what these days is called an influencer. I'm not sure its true, but I won't tell them if you don't.

Here is a small selection of the small percentage of the recent freebies that I have actually had a chance to listen to. Three of them are broadly in the country/ Americana camp, the other one wings its way to you all the way from Malawi. The Faith Mussa and Whitney albums are out already, Jack M. Senff is out on Friday (6 September), and Dori Freeman at the end of the month. All are worth buying, with Dori the pick of the bunch for me.

The best free album I have received recently is Tyler Childers' "Country Squire". It is an absolute must have for fans of outlaw country. But it was sent by RCA Records with so many warnings about how they would obliterate me if I shared it that I'm not going to risk it. Enjoy the video instead.

"Go On" - Dori Freeman (from "Another Time")

"Friend Of Mine" - Whitney (from "Forever Turned Around")

"Somewhere" - Jack M. Senff (from "Good To Know You")

"Aphiri" - Faith Mussa (from "Kalilima")


  1. Will I be the only one who is reminded of The Carpenters whilst listening to Dori Freeman?

    1. Who knows? Some of the other tracks on this and her earlier albums remind me a bit of Laura Cantrell, which is a good thing

  2. The Tyler Childers video is fabulous. Will definitely investigate further.