ROOTS v.45

Here are the artists on the Acoustic Rainbow ROOTS Sampler V45 released worldwide in December 2015

HANS THEESSINK – Delta Time TRT: 3:21 INTRO :22 END: cold UPTEMPO JENNIFER CROOK –Long Drive Back Home From Love TRT: 4:10 INTRO :12 END: cold MEDIUM THE BATTLEFIELD BAND – The Micky Dam TRT: 4:20 INTRO :11 END: cold UPTEMPO PAT FLYNN – Take Me To Forever (Radio Edit) TRT: 8:14 INTRO: 23 END: fade UPTEMPO DAVE ZOBL – John Prine Sunday Morning TRT: 3:15 INTRO :14 END: cold MEDIUM RAISON D’ETRE – The Night John Hartford Opened for Us TRT: 2:57 INTRO :10 END: cold BALLAD ROBERTA SCHULTZ – Backwards and Inside Out TRT: 4:28 INTRO :05 END: cold MEDIUM NOCTAMBULE – Since I was Begotten TRT: 3:36 INTRO: 16 END: cold UPTEMPO CARI RAY – Time TRT: 4:25 INTRO: 13 END: cold MEDIUM RICK LANG featuring STEPHEN MOUGIN – Looks Like Snow TRT: 3:50 INTRO :10 END: cold MEDIUM SHARON ANDERSON – The Other Side of Life TRT: 3:28 INTRO :11 END: cold UPTEMPO SHARON ANDERSON – Melody to Mozart TRT: 4:01 INTRO :08 END: cold BALLAD PHIL TEUMIM – Old Songs TRT: 3:21 INTRO: cold END: cold BALLAD JOHN CABLE – Silence TRT: 3:47 INTRO :12 END: cold MEDIUM BAR SCOTT – Ah ha ha TRT: 3:16 INTRO :13 END: cold UPTEMPO CHICKEN AND DUMPLING – Death Don’t Have No Mercy TRT: 4:40 INTRO :45 END: cold MEDIUM MIKE JORGENSEN & THE POSSE –Sittin in the Saddle TRT: 2:34 INTRO :12 END: fade UPTEMPO DAVID HYAMS – You Are The Song TRT: 4:06 INTRO :15 END: cold UPTEMPO


Here are the artists delivering FULL CDs in this mailing:










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Format:  Blues     Artist: Hans Theessink

Song:  Delta Time     CD:  Delta Time

Hans is one of the premier finger picking Delta inspired bluesmen to be found anywhere. He’s the real deal, simply a roots-blues master who is as good as it gets on every level. A killer picker with a magical voice and a storyteller of the highest order.

Contact:,  blue groove/distribution CITY HALL RECORDS

Format:  AAA      Artist:  Jennifer Crook

Song:  Long Drive Back Home From Love    CD:  Carnforth Station

Beautiful, rootsy, acoustic folk that draws on Jennifer’s Americana influences but remains undeniably English in it’s story-telling. This acclaimed UK songwriter wrote many of the songs her 3rd album on the lever harp. Her finest work to date.


Transatlantic Roots/Long Tale Recordings, Box Mill, Mill Lane, Box, SN13 8PL, ENGLAND

Format:  Celtic

Artist:  Battlefield Band

Song:  The Micky Dam

CD:  Beg & Borrow

New from the legendary Celtic band. The CD explores Scottish and Irish traditions, with 12 special guests, citizens of the “global village.”  This song features the Band, Mike Whellans & producer Robin Morton (bodhran & backing vocals).


Contact: Temple Records, Shillinghill, Temple, Midlothian, EH23 4SH, SCOTLAND

Format:  Americana

Artist:  Pat Flynn

Song:  Take Me To Forever

CD:  reNew

An epic Americana masterwork from former lead guitarist, and chief songwriter of New Grass Revival. John Cowan adds soaring harmony vocals. The CD has a brilliant extended jam with Pat and Rob Ickes.


Contact:  Mea Culpa Music, 5056 Kingsview Court, Nashville, TN 37210

Format:  Americana`          

Artist:  Dave Zobl

`Song:  John Prine Sunday Morning    

CD:  Simplify

With Nashville ace Will Kimbrough producing, this Denver songwriter, now based in Nashville, pays homage to one his songwriting heroes. Recorded in Muscle Shoals, his new album “Simplify,” is a poetic call to slow down and step back.


Contact: Dave Zobl, PO Box 331892, Nashville, TN 37203

Format:  Folk

Artist:  Raison D’etre

Song:  The Night John Hartford Opened for Us   

CD:  So Dear

Celebrating 25 years together, this East Kentucky folk trio are known for their divinely stirring harmonies. This original written by Roberta Schultz, who is also appearing on the sampler as solo artist, is based on a true story. The album is full of heart, laughter and mountain soul.


Contact: Detremental Records, 622 W. Johns Hill Road, Wilder, KY 41076

Format:  Folk

Artist:  Roberta Schultz

Song:  Backwards and Inside Out

CD:  One Small Step

This songwriter and poet from Kentucky performs in the folk trio Raison D’Eetre also featured on this sampler. This cut from her first solo CD is a loving tribute to her Dad written shortly after he passed away.


Contact: Detremental Records, 622 W. Johns Hill Road, Wilder, KY 41076

Format:  Folk

Artist:  Noctambule

Song:  Since I was Begotten

CD:  The Waking

Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor are master musicians that make up this duo. Their latest project is poetry-set-to-music, beautifully recorded and masterfully played. This piece features the poetry of Stephen Vincent Benét.


Contact: Marla Fibish, Noctambule Music, 82 Corte del Coronado, Larkspur, CA 94939

Format:  Americana

Artist:  Cari Ray

Song:  Time

CD:  Swagger

Her smoky voice, blues roots and clever songwriting shows why she’s an artist to watch on the Americana scene. Her third album was produced by Reverend Peyton and it’s a unique blend of heart and grit. Contact now for the release.


Contact:  Michelle Damrell, Pikeville Ent, PO Box 170, Nashville, IN 47448

Format:  Americana

Artist:  Rick Lang

Song:  Looks Like Snow

CD:  That’s What I Love About Christmas

We serviced this beautiful acoustic roots holiday album last year and this track is a great reminder to have it ready for your holiday playlist. The album was recently nominated for two IMEA awards. A great seasonal song!


Contact: RLM Records, PO Box 424, Kingston, NH 03848

Format:  Folk

Artist:  Sharon Anderson

Song:  The Other Side of Life

CD:  Life and Times

Sharon and co-writer Michael Shellard were prairie troubadours from Canada’s West. Since then, Sharon signed with a major in Nashville and Michael played in the legendary One Horse Band. The two re-unite their creative sparks here.


Contact: Sharon Anderson, 302 Jefferson Pike, La Vergne, TN 37086

Format:  Folk

Artist:  Sharon Anderson

Song:  Melody to Mozart

CD:  Enchanted Trails

This is an inspirational tribute to Sharon’s spiritual teacher, a wistful yearning for the kind of love that blossoms majestically in the wilderness. Strings beautifully done by George Bradfute and dobro by Chas Williams. It’s stunning.


Contact: Sharon Anderson, 302 Jefferson Pike, La Vergne, TN 37086

Format:  Folk

Artist:  Phil Teumim

Song:  Old Songs

CD:  All Over the Map

This tune celebrates Phil’s love affair for the songs of yesterday in a very heartfelt way. The CD looks at the world with a bit of nostalgia, a dose of humor, and an eye on the future. It’s included in this mailing. This is a great album!


Contact: Phil Teumim, 37 Ruxton Road, Delmar, NY 12054

Format:  Americana

Artist:  John Cable

Song:  Silence

CD:  Broken Knife

Former Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member’s haunting song with searing slide guitar about communication in relationships. From his new album, where old school tradition meets modern sound layering all bringing out the best in his melodies.

Phone:  (214) 538-2767 Email:

Contact: Underground Cable Music, 449 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. #10, Decatur, GA 30030

Format:  Singer/Songwriter

Artist:  Bar Scott

Song:  Ah ha ha

CD:  Journey

Known for her expressive and insightful lyrics, here’s a catchy original from her 7th album. Bar has been an ASCAP Special Award winner for 12 years and worked with Phoebe Snow, Beth Nielsen-Chapman, Levon and Amy Helm, and others.

Phone:  (719) 371-0228 Email:

Contact: Lucy Max, Bar Scott, POB 576, Westcliffe, CO, 81252

Format:  Blues

Artist:  Chicken and Dumpling

Song:  Death Don’t Have No Mercy   

CD:  Feel Like Goin’ Home

If you love the authentic down-home, delta-style blues of Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, Bessie Smith, then check out this acoustic blues duo from California. This take on the Rev. Gary Davis is filled with great fingerpicking and gritty vocals.


Contact: Charles Oriel, 2920 Prado Lane, Davis, CA 95618

Format:  Traditional

Artist:  Mike Jorgensen and the Posse

Song:  Sittin’ in the Saddle

CD:  Dreams of a Cowboy

This band is on a mission to bring back songs and melodies that can be sung walking down the street or on a long walk in the woods. Acoustic instruments with traditional production and a cowboy swagger. The album is fun listen.


Contact: Muduck Music Inc., 309 Dixie Drive, Dutton, VA 23050

Format:  Folk

Artist:  David Hyams

Song:  You Are The Song

CD:  Travelling Bones

Hailing from Perth, Western Australia, David has traveled far and wide to get his music heard while collecting many award nominations. His most recent album is his first singer/songwriter album. Strong songwriting with melodic guitar hooks.


Contact: David Hyams, 127 Solomon Street, Beaconsfield, Westein, Australia, 6162

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