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Thread #119488   Message #2591674
Posted By: Colin Randall
18-Mar-09 - 08:39 AM
Thread Name: Back to the West: what have I missed?
Subject: Back to the West: what have I missed?
After a spell in the Middle East, I'll be returning to London by the end of this month.

Encouraged by the responses I've had to interviews and other features, and in particular from the good folk at Mudcat, I fully intend to devote more time to my site Salut! Live

I will be spending at least half the year back in France, where I lived for three years before moving to the UAE. But wherever I end up, I'd be interested to hear any thoughts on the singers/musicians/bands who may have escaped my attention during my absence. I've been kept up to date with the obvious, better known people - Kate Rusby, Eliza Carthy, the Unthanks, Bellowhead - and some of the younger talents such as Kerfuffle and Ruth Notman. But I am conscious of having fallen a little out of touch with other musical developments in Britain & Ireland and - yes - America.

Any ideas on how I should be listening to make a start on catching up?

Don't say Bruce Murdoch, Jack Crawford or Debra Cowan - all of whose albums have safely reached me in the desert and will be reviewed as soon as I can make time between farewell drinks and packing my bags. Anyone who needs my new address for review copies etc should contact me by PM