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Rowland Jones

Born in Swansea, but based in Manchester since the 70s, guitarist Rowland Jones has long been winning friends and beguiling audiences with magnetic, understated blues influenced guitar playing and a nifty line in classic rootsy songwriting.
Rowland has gigged extensively – from legendary venues like The Marquee, and The Speakeasy, to festival stages throughout Italy - rubbing shoulders with artists as diverse as Oscar Peterson and Captain Beefheart and touring with bands such The Exciters and Limmie And The Family Cookin’.
One thing he HASN'T done is release a solo album - until now.
Album: New Start, New Day (2017)
A cursory listen to Rowland's latest batch of songs in early 2017 persuaded noted producer Nigel Stonier (Thea Gilmore, Fairport Convention, Waterboys) that he wanted to work with Rowland - and in a heartbeat pedal steel player CJ Hillman - voted U.K. Americana musician of the year 2017 - and legendary drummer Paul Burgess (10cc, Jethro Tull, Chris Farlowe) had stepped up to offer their services.
The result - recorded mostly live at Airtight in Chorlton, Manchester over 2 weeks in early summer - is "New Start, New Day" marking the importance of this change of gear for Jones It's a collection of 10 road honed reflections which touch on country, blues, roots and even a hint of jazz, without ever being classifiable as any of the above.
The twitchy restlessness of the title track quickly gives way to the hard won happiness of ‘Grown-up love songs’. If the deftly sketched human failures and resignation of "How Did It Happen" bring the tears welling up then the sheer exuberance of "So Good" will see them off.
And if the tragedy of the protagonist of "If Not For Me" casts a dark sombre shadow, then the laugh-out-loud ruminations of "Gods Busy Changing Strings" will dispel it.
Jones' own melodic lead and rhythm playing is expertly framed by ever empathetic contributions from Hillman, Stonier and Burgess, ensuring the record is a feast of top flight musicianship and understated virtuosity.
'I'm absolutely thrilled by what we have achieved' said Jones 'Working with great musicians together with Nigel's vision of where we were going, was an amazing experience . . . and it was great fun - I hope everyone who hears the album will enjoy the experience as much as we did making it!'


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# (PST) Name length Rating Notes
1 9:00 New Start New Day 00:51 2
2 9:00 Anymore 02:45 4
3 9:03 Grown-up Love Songs 03:42 4
4 9:07 So Good 03:40 4
5 9:11 How Did It Happen 03:34 4
6 9:14 You for Me 04:38 4
7 9:19 Devil's in the Detail 04:12 4
8 9:23 Slip Away 03:01 4
9 9:27 If Not for Me 04:28 4
10 9:31 God's Busy Changing Strings 03:55 4

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Anja Schumann   

Anja Schumann - Singer/Songwriter aus Dresden
Die Dresdner Sängerin Anja Schumann verzaubert mit ihrer sanften, jazztemperierten Stimme und eigenen Songs. Ausdrucksstark – dabei oft melancholisch, manchmal verspielt und ironisch, dann wieder klar und ernst interpretiert sie ihre deutschsprachigen und englischen Stücke. Sie erzählen von Beziehungen zu Menschen, unserer schnelllebigen Zeit, von Gedanken über die Liebe, über Trennung, den Tod und den ewigen Motor der Hoffnung. Sie begleitet sich dabei selbst am Piano oder tritt mit Band auf.
Die Musik schlägt Funken, treibt, bäumt sich auf, um sich dann an anderer Stelle wieder sphärisch hinabzulassen und in einer weiten Ebene zu schweben, getragen von Anjas unverkennbarer Stimme. Ihre Lieder sind kleine und große Perlen außerhalb des Pop-Mainstreams und trotzdem eingängig und stark. Zu hören war die aus Chemnitz stammende Sängerin schon mit diversen Bands unter anderem beim SonneMondSterne-Festival, dem f6 Music Award, als Support von Beady Belle und beim Sound Of Dresden.
Darüber hinaus steht sie mit VOC A BELLA und der Vogtland Philharmonie Greiz-Reichenbach und den Chören Chorallen Dresden und Tuesday Singers auf deutschen Bühnen.
Anja Schumann is a singer and composer from Dresden/Germany. Her songs follow the heartbeat, tell stories from the bottom of her soul - about love, her grandma, her favourite fairytale, water of the sea and water from the sky...


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# (PST) Artist Name length Rating Notes
11 9:35 Anja Schumann The Little Mermaid Song 04:20 4
12 9:40 Gary and Linda Sclafani Learning To Dance In The Rain 03:20 4 New song
13 9:43 A&L Tell Me When it's Over 03:36 4 New song
14 9:47 Allen and Douglas Love Takes Precedence 03:01 4 New song
15 9:50 BK Gray Hellbound 04:43 4 New song
16 9:55 Kim Smith Back in Time 03:34 4
17 9:58 Mack Meadows I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World 03:56 4
18 10:02 Mars Bonfire Better Luck Next Time 04:14 4
19 10:07 Nicole Berke UP  05:00 4 New song
20 10:12 Skidbone The Otherside of Over Here 04:14 4 New song
21 10:16 Sonny Hunter Anxious 02:46 4
22 10:19 The Sorentinos Love And Peace Never Grow Old 02:28 4
23 10:21 TolbertToz Back to Yesterday 04:00 4
24 10:25 TolbertToz Always 04:37 4
25 10:30 W. Dire Wolff Delilah in Black 02:47 4
26 10:33 Naryan Together In This 05:38 4
27 10:39 Crawling Solo Sail Away 04:44 4
28 10:43 Jiggley Jones That Pearl 03:43 4
29 10:47 Coco Scott A Song for Judith 03:31 4
30 10:51 Russell Foisy Smile 03:43 4
31 10:55 WholeSpirit Heatwave 03:52 4
32 10:59 COBURG Echoes In The Night 04:56 4
33 11:04 Katiebeth Special Place in Hell 03:59 4
34 11:08 Mark Reitenga Are You Waiting 03:42 4
35 11:12 Mars Bonfire Starfawn 02:26 4
36 11:14 Max Hixon Simply Spellbound 02:22 4
37 11:16 Milk N' Honey American Whiskey 05:36 4
38 11:22 Minus Cube Into The Air 07:54 4
39 11:30 Minus Cube Master of None 05:23 4
40 11:36 Pete Falloon Contemporary Ways 02:21 4
41 11:38 Petrella Sons & Daughters 03:16 4
42 11:41 Red Toad Walls 03:28 4
43 11:45 Russell Foisy On My Own In San Anton 03:21 4
44 11:48 Small Town Shade Rewind 03:56 4
45 11:52 Camel Juice Cool Riff 03:43 4
46 11:56 Swilly Start Talking 04:20 4
47 12:01 TJ Doyle Rosemary's Wishes 05:08 4
48 12:06 Two Inch Voices Nightstand 02:38 4
49 12:09 Welsh Avenue The Great Exchange 03:43 4
50 12:12 a strAnger The strange 04:22 4
51 12:17 Alan Fish Dig Deep Dig Deeper 03:26 4
52 12:20 Alison Reynolds Here beside me 03:26 4
53 12:24 BAMIL 188 Or The Train 05:02 4
54 12:29 Big Infinite Lady 04:12 4
55 12:33 Black Water You 03:31 4
56 12:37 Christopher Carrion Taste the Desolation 05:06 4
57 12:42 COBURG Thy Dagger 06:05 4
58 12:48 Dovile Lee Dead Man Walking 04:06 4
59 12:52 Juxta & Grand Space Adventure Stronger 03:38 4
60 12:56 Landing on the Sun Monstrous 04:08 4
61 1:00 Mars Bonfire A Fadeaway 03:37 4
62 1:04 Gary and Linda Sclafani We Two In Love M2 03:49 3 New song
63 1:08 Shauna Burns Scarborough Fair 05:41 3
64 1:14 Brian The Hat Duckworth I'll Just Run Away 02:29 3 New song
65 1:16 Danielle Haskell Always With You 03:51 3
66 1:20 Gail Everett Latin Fun 03:02 3
67 1:23 Garry Moore Come Ride With Me 04:50 3 New song
68 1:28 Shane Martin Nobody's Gettin' Outa Here Alive 03:01 3
69 1:31 Anne-Marie Lax Will You Dare? 03:55 3
70 1:35 Maureen Griffin Ridin 9 To 5 04:11 2
71 1:40 Maureen Griffin I Know That My Redeemer Lives 02:34 2
72 1:42 Erick Florence Front Porch Dancin 04:14 2 New song
73 1:47 Joseph Ferrante Here Comes A Brand New Day 03:32 2 New song
74 1:50 Marc Tomé Romance Selvagem 03:37 2 New song
75 1:54 TheKunig A Very Sleepless Night 03:24 2 New song
76 1:57 TheKunig What 02:41 2 New song