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I hope to post stuff that tells you about my travels, taste in music, my thoughts on this crazy world around us and other whimsical interludes.

Residing in the beautiful city of York, the capital of God’s own County, that is, Yorkshire in the North of England.


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        Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

        However, it would be fair to say that I am always lost in music...

        Welcome to Tony Ives' web site. I suppose it is a terrible indulgence to have one for personal use but you can go further from here and read about my travels, music & observations on the immediate and wider world. I hope you take a look.

        November 11, 2019

        I’m not sure who books the artists to play Selby Town Hall but they deserve a Knighthood. I live near a small, busy and slightly neglected former mining town in the North of England. Miraculously, a procession of exotic Americana heroes whose music you’ve loved for som...

        September 18, 2019

        Chris Knight - Almost Daylight

        After a seven-year hiatus, Knight returns with a tour de force. His songs are lyrically rooted in the blue-collar world of Kentucky and his sound is uncompromising electric guitar drenched country-blues-rock. Ray Kennedy (5 Time Grammy Awa...

        August 19, 2019

        Rodney Crowell - Texas

        Texas, America’s biggest state, is the main theme in either the montage of tales he compiles and the origin of his collaborators. Crowell, a Texan, had the idea for several years of pulling together a Texas concept album; now he’s delivered.

        I appr...

        July 12, 2019

        Shinyribs - Flog & Bling

        Shinyribs (a.k.a Kevin Russell) is back with his inimitable slinky rock, soul and funk. Imagine KC & The Sunshine Band colliding with Dr John and Al Green. Picking up on the vibe of 2016’s epic I Got Your Medicine Russell has penned ten songs an...

        June 25, 2019

        What an absolute treat! Netflix commissioned Martin Scorsese to direct a movie/documentary of Bob Dylan’s 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue. Film footage and sound recordings were available and Scorsese gathered it all up, added talking heads and released a movie of this odys...

        June 17, 2019

        Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real - Turn Off The Radio (Build A Garden)

        I remember thinking, when writing about his 2017 blistering release, that I hoped he could shake off being a Country legend’s son and get the recognition he deserved. Two years on I think we can sa...

        May 28, 2019

        The Hollering Pines - Moments In Between

        (Unusually with all the music around me then this band enjoys it’s second appearance on my site as a Record Of The Week).

        The Hollering Pines rely on Marie Bradshaw’s song writing; it’s a fine gift. Possessing a sweet and melliflu...

        May 9, 2019

        Hitchcock wended his way to a fearfully rainy wet York to enthral an audience of devotees of the bard’s canon. He’s currently touring some lesser venues in the UK between a selection of gigs in the land of his domicile, the USA. The assembled were not disappointed as h...

        May 1, 2019

        Over The Rhine - Love & Revelation

        The 15th studio album of Cincinnati based duo Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist is an accomplished and crafted affair of 11 self penned songs. This unusual band name stems from their location in the town. Back in the day German imm...

        March 15, 2019

        Daniel Norgren - Wooh Dang

        Sweden’s Daniel Norgren has released a really interesting record. No newcomer, he released his first record in 2006. You could call his sound stripped down but analogies with Scandi Noir are more satisfying - simple, precise, initially bleak,...

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