KANKOU album out and getting great reviews, Mark Mulholland's "The Devil on the Stairs" re-released
"Kuma", the debut album of the young Malian singer Kankou Kouyate, in collaboration with Scottish musician and producer Mark Mulholland and French electronic artist Olaf Hund, was released by Cannery Row Records on December 6th 2019, to coincide with their performance at Africolor, the prestigious French festival of African music. The album has been receiving fantastic reviews, being chosen as the best album of the year by the Danish newspaper Globalnyt, debut album of the year by the British magazine rockshot, reaching no 14 in the World Music Charts Europe and receiving 4 star reviews in the Financial Times, Songlines, Rock'n'Reel and many other publications.
Cannery Row Records is pleased to re-issue Scottish singer-songwriter Mark Mulholland’s first solo album, “The Devil on the Stairs”, a double album consisting of one volume of studio tracks and a second disc recorded live at a concert in 2005 in London's legendary 12 Bar Club (which sadly since fell victim to “redevelopment”). Originally released by the UK label Troubadour, and produced by the Australian engineer Dugald Jayes, “The Devil on the Stairs" showcases Mark's songwriting, guitar playing and singing, covering a variety of styles including folk, blues and rock. As the American guitarist and singer Bill Hangley Jr., said, “When I play his songs, I find out quickly who among my listeners knows what it’s like to fall in love, or fall apart, or dream a drunken dream, or smile at a sunrise from the back of a truck. Those people are the ones who say, “Wow, what a great song.”
KANKOU - 1st single to be released in September, Mark Mulholland "The Cactus and the Dragon" vinyl release
Cannery Row is proud to announce that we are working on a new project with the young Malian singer Kankou Kouyate. Kankou comes from one of the most respected musical families of Mali, and in the past has worked with many of the great Malian musicians, including her uncle Bassékou Kouyate, Cheick Tidiane Seck, Habib Koité and Toumani Diabate, on whose forthcoming album she sang lead vocals on several songs, and has also collaborated with international stars Damon Albarn, Brian Eno and Nick Zinner. Kankou has been working for the last couple of years with Scottish musician and producer Mark Mulholland, and they have written and recorded an album of original songs, with electronic elements provided by Parisian musician Olaf Hund. Ranging from acoustic folk and hypnotic blues to catchy pop and psychedelic rock, their songs blend African and western influences in a fresh and innovative style, and the blend of electronic beats, electric and acoustic guitar and Kankou's sublime voice and charisma captivate the audience at every performance.
The first single, "Obadya", will be released in September, with the album to follow in the autumn. For more info, visit kankou.ml.
Mark Mulholland's 2010 album "The Cactus and the Dragon" will be released in 2019 in vinyl format for the first time. Among the many favourable reviews it garnered at the CD release, here's one from Drowned in Sound: "The Cactus and the Dragon, with its shades of dark green and brown and reeking of stale coffee from a roadside diner, is a seriously impressive piece of work.” (8 stars from 10)
Tony Rose album release June 15th.
Scottish singer-songwriter Tony Rose, who has made many albumsover the years with bands such as Two Dollar Bash, Impure Thoughts, Band of Jakeys and the Oul' Bogwarriors, has recorded his first solo album, "Medicine Tunes", which will be released on June 15th 2018. Produced by Mark Mulholland, and featuring American guitarist and banjo player Sean Condron, Norwegian mandolinist Geir Voie and French drummer and percussionist Stéphane Doucerain, the album is organic, heartfelt roots music at its very best. The album is being released as a double CD, along with the companion disc, "Roll High & Roll Good", which is a comilation album of covers of Tony's songs, recorded on 4 continent, by some of the many artists who regularly play Tony's songs.
"Medicine Tunes/Roll High & Roll Good" along with much of the Cannery Row catalogue will be distributed through a new partnership with Dutch distributor Xango Music.
Single by Funteni Baby, album in preparation, Tony Rose album coming soon.
Bamako-based band Funteni Baby released their first single, "Funteni Be Bi De", on September 29th. You can see the video clip at this link, and you can find more info about the band at funtenibaby.com. The second single, "Anw Te Kele Fe" will be released before the end of the year, and an album is in preparation.
After many albums with bands such as Two Dollar Bash, Impure Thoughts, Band of Jakeys and the Oul' Bogwarriors, Scottish singer-songwriter Tony Rose has just completed his first solo album, "Medicine Tunes", which will be released in 2018. Produced by Mark Mulholland, and featuring American guitarist and banjo player Sean Condron, Norwegian mandolinist Geir Voie and French drummer and percussionist Stéphane Doucerain, the album is organic, heartfelt roots music at its very best.
New album by Strip Me Naked, DVD and CD by Claire Mulholland/Mark Mulholland/Nikki Schuster
The Berlin band Strip me Naked are releasing their second album on Cannery Row Records, "Counterpoise", and celebrating this momentous occasion with a concert and party at the Privatclub in Berlin. For more details go to the band's website : stripmenaked.bandcamp.com
We are soon releasing a DVD entitled "Through a Glass Brightly", of a film based on the work of stained glass artist, painter and writer Claire Mulholland, with music by her son Mark Mulholland. The film was made by Nikki Schuster, using images of Claire's glass and drawings, plus texts and recordings of her reading her poetry, set to instrumental guitar pieces by Mark. The project explores the relationship between colour and music, and the DVD is accompanied by an audio CD of the music. All proceeds will go to support St Margaret's Hospice in Glasgow, where Claire spent her last weeks before her death in 2013.
Happy New Year !!!!!
Forthcoming album by Frankétienne and Mark Mulholland
« Chaophonies » is the fruit of a collaboration between the Haitian poet, painter, novelist, playwright and actor Frankétienne and the Scottish musician Mark Mulholland combining spoken word and music. Theatrical readings by Frankétienne of extracts from his book of poetry « Rapjazz, Journal d'un Paria » blend with original music composed and performed by Mark Mulholland.
Frankétienne is one of the foremost literary figures in the Caribbean, with a career that spans half a century, since he founded the « Spiral » movement in the 1960s. Unlike many of his contemporaries who left Haiti during the dictatorial regime of the Duvaliers, Frankétienne has always remained in Port-au-Prince, where he founded and ran a school while continuing his literary activities. "Chaophonies" is a tortured hymn to Port-au-Prince, his « schizophonic » hometown, with all its chaos and contradictions, its beauty and violence, its sounds and smells, its people.
Mark Mulholland is a guitarist, singer and songwriter from Glasgow, who has made numerous albums both solo and with bands including Two Dollar Bash, with whom he toured extensively around Europe and North America. After years of splitting his time between Berlin, Paris and other European cities, Mark moved to Haiti in 2010, where he has been working on youth music projects in a cultural centre in Port-au-Prince, as well as collaborating with established Haitian artists and continuing his musical activities in Europe during regular trips back there.
Soon after his arrival in Port-au-Prince, Mark met Frankétienne, leading to a series of collabborations, including a guest appearance by Frankétienne on « Les Belles Promesses », a track on the album that Mark released in 2012 with fellow Scot Craig Ward, « Waiting for the Storm », which received superlative reviews in the British press, with the title featuring Frankétienne being singled out by The Telegraph as being « a remarkable and bold collaboration », and by the web magazine 6 Days from Tomorrow as « a strange and beautiful créole/celtic drama »
In their new recording, « Chaophonies de Port-au-Prince », Frankétienne's captivating and dramatic readings and occasional créole songs, are combined with settings drawn from different musical backgrounds – rock, blues, Celtic folk, musette…masterfully played by Mark Mulholland and the other musicians who appear on the album : Haitian percussionist Zikiki, Belgian double bassist Hannes d’Hoine and violinist Buni Lenski, French accordionist Olaf Hund and Scottish cellist Nicola Geddes.
The project will be performed at the Maison de la Poésie in Paris on March 15th 2014, and at other venues to be confirmed.
"Waiting for the Storm", by Mark Mulholland and Craig Ward getting fantastic reviews in UK
Trailhead, Two Dollar Bash, Eamonn Dowd on tour
Mark Mulholland and Craig Ward's album, "Waiting for the Storm" has been getting rave reviews since it's release in the UK in September, with R2 describing it as "one of the best albums of 2012". You can read the full articles on Mark Mulholland's website.
Trailhead, Two Dollar Bash and Eamonn Dowd are touring this spring- click on the band names to get the info from their sites. After 10 years and 4 albums, Two Dollar Bash are calling it a day after this tour, due to the original members being spread between Berlin, Prague, Haiti and South America, so this is your last chance to catch them.
New Albums from Trailhead + Mark Mulholland and Craig Ward
UK release of "New Adventures" and "The Cactus and the Dragon" to critical acclaim
The Berlin-based Americana band Trailhead have released their second album on Cannery Row Records, "Bodies in the Basement", and Mark Mulholland has teamed up with ex-dEUS guitarist Craig Ward to record an album entitled "Waiting for the Storm", which will be released this summer on Cannery Row Records and on Jezus Factory Records in the UK.
Two Dollar Bash's album "New Adventures" and Mark Mulholland's "The Cactus and the Dragon" have been released in the UK, and have both been getting fantastic reviews - you can check out what the critics have been saying at the following links : Two Dollar Bash , Mark Mulholland.
New Albums from Two Dollar Bash, Allen Devine and Mark Mulholland
Release Party, Lovelite, 30.9.11, 9pm
We are happy to announce the release of three new albums on Cannery Row Records, "New Adventures" by Two Dollar Bash, "The Cactus and the Dragon" by Mark Mulholland, and "Thrillride" by Allen Devine. To celebrate the releases, there will be a concert at Lovelite, Friedrichshain, Berlin, on Friday Sept 30th. See releases page and tourdates page for more details.
Bob Dylan Birthday-Bash
24th of May 2011 * Bassy Cowboy Club
Entry 21h * Ticket Euro 10
Bob till you drop - A Night of bloody Dylatants
Various Artists with
Al DeLoner, Comedian Pharmacists, Chris Lastelle,
David Judson Clemmons, five pints per mile,The
Kitty Solaris, Mamasweed, Meadowstar, Strip Me
Naked, Trike, Trailhead,
Two Dollar Bash and more dedicated artists tba
In the honour of the 70th Birthday of his Bobness
Berlin based Cannery Row Artist Collective invites
an excessive Million Dollar Bash
in the Bassy Cowboy Club.
Do expect not less than thirty performing
Ramblers & Gamblers and over
70 tunes from Black Crow Blues to Yazoo Street Scandal.
For your right shot of Rock'n'Roll pleasure On
a Night Like This
the real DJ Whicked Messenger will spin inspired
tunes for you.
Are you ready... Bop till ya drop
Sampler, Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Katz,
Little Birdie, Hazi Brothers and other upcoming
We have put together a compilation from all the
current and upcoming releases on the label, available
here for 7€ including postage, or free with
the purchase of any of the CDs in our catalogue,
featuring 14 great tracks. The first album from
urban calypso band Lord Mouse and the Kalypso
Katz is now on sale in shops and online.
Folk/blues trio The Hazi Brothers'
latest album "The Plum Harvest was Bad This
Year" will be available digitally from May
30th, and Canadian songstress Little Birdie's
latest disc "I Left the City Burning"
will be released physically on the same date. Other
upcoming releases include Allen Devine,
David Judson Clemmons and The Slaters
- we'll keep you posted with more details
Cannery Row Festival
Cannery Row Records presents a showcase festival
in the Friedrichshain club Lovelite (Simplonstr.
28-30, S-Bhf Ostkreuz) on Fri April 30th, with 9
great bands whose music styles range between Americana,
Folk, Rock'n'Roll and Calypso. As well as the bands,
there will be great tunes to dance to from DJ Tomcat,
video projections and thanks to the girls from the
Kalypso Katz, fashion-lovers won't be disappointed
either. It kicks off at 9pm, and you can dance 'til
dawn, all for just 10€.
Festival Line Up:
Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Katz http://www.myspace.com/lordmousethekalypsokatz
Strip me Naked http://www.myspace.com/stripmenakedberlin
Two Dollar Bash http://www.twodollarbash.net
David Carroll and the Migrating Fellows http://www.myspace.com/migratingfellows
Allen Devine http://www.allendevine.de
Little Birdie http://www.myspace.com/weelittlebirdie
David Judson Clemmons http://www.myspace.com/fullbliss
The Hazi Bros. w. fp/m http://www.myspace.com/hazibrothers
Row Records will
be represented at SXSW in Austin, Texas for
the 4th year in a row. The label will be taking
part in the delegation to the conference organised
by the Berlin Music Commission, and Mark Mulholland
will be playing a showcase as part of the
music festival. Mark's album is released in
the USA under license from Cannery Row by
Cadiz Music/Koch Distribution.
be doing an extensive European tour in July
and August. For more info check out the Tourdates
Dowd will be touring in Germany again
in September and October to promote his new
album "Mansions of Gold",
which has already received good reviews
in the British and Belgian press.
Row Records is pleased to announce that we
will be releasing the debut album of the Berlin-based,
16-piece calypso band Lord Mouse and
the Kalypso Kats. More details soon.
Dollar Bash will be touring in Germany,
the Netherlands and Belgium in October, and
have hooked up with the Paris-based booking
agency Artracksion, who have
started work on a tour of Germany, Switzerland,
Italy, France and Spain in Novemebr and December.
THE DURGAS CONTRIBUTE TO TWO FILM SOUNDTRACKS,
EAMONN DOWD TOUR, NEW ALBUM
documentary feature Hotel
Sahara, directed by Bettina Haasen,
produced by Gebrüder Beetz (Berlin), The Durgas
contributed the title track called ’In Between’. The film is
featured at the DOC Alliance and will be shown at the following
upcoming documentary film festivals around Europe: >>> film
Visions du Réel
April 23rd - 29th, 2009
6th Planete Doc Review
8th - 17th, 2009
The Durgas are
also going to contribute
to the soundtrack of Energy Autonomy in
collaboration with producer/composer/musician Noa Winter Lazerus.
This film, produced by Fechner Media (Germany),
documents the necessity and feasibility of energy transition by
>>> film website
EAMONN DOWD AND THE RACKETEERS have
finished their new album, "Mansions of Gold", which will be released on
Cannery Row Records in the spring. You can hear some excerpts on their myspace page
Eamonn will be on tour solo in February in Benelux, and with the band
in Germany in April
DOLLAR BASH SELECTED FOR SXSW 2009 - THIRD SUCCESSIVE YEAR!!! +
INVITED TO SHOWCASE AT FOLK ALLIANCE CONVENTION
Dollar Bash have
been selected for a remarkable third successive year to play a
showcase gig at the prestigious South by Southwest music industry
conference and festival, which is widely viewed as one of the most
important live music and industry events in the world.
band has also received an invitation for a showcase at the North
American Folk Alliance annual conference in Memphis, Tennessee, in
February. This is another important event which is attended by
festival bookers, agents and labels from throughout the United States
+++ October 2008
Two Dollar Bash will
be on tour in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium
to promote "Lost River". See Tourdates page for
Two Dollar Bash "Lost River" release in Germany at FOLKTOWN,
Grüner Salon, Berlin, September 19th
Two Dollar Bash will mark the German
release of "Lost River" with a concert on Friday
September 19th at Folktown , a new event showcasing
the talents of Berlin's roots/acoustic/Americana scene, at the
Grüner Salon in the Volksbühne, along with Trailhead
and The Cowboy Killers. For more info, go to the Folktown myspace page
is just finishing work on a new album,
which will be available early in the new year
Cannery Row Records is proud to announce the release of English
troubadour Jason McNiff’s album «In my
Time», available from May 9th. The album is a collection
featuring 4 brand new recordings alongside highlights from his 3
critically acclaimed albums. “One of the UK’s best kept secrets”
Live launch show: Tuesday May 13th,
21.00h, East of Eden International Bookshop, Schreinerstr.10,
10247 Berlin, with support from Mark Mulholland.
plus an additional gig on Wednesday May 14th at Artliners,
Gärtnerstr. 23, 10245 Berlin
Two Dollar Bash
Scottish/French roots/folk/country band Two Dollar Bash
will be on tour in the UK in June to promote their third album, “Lost
River”, which will be released through Proper Distribution on June
9th.The album will be released in Germany in September.
After their tours of Thailand, Hawaii and the West Coast of the USA,
The Durgas will be playing around Germany over the next few months to
promote their album “Back to the Start”
Canadian folkies The Slaters will be doing a series of dates around
Europe in May. Their album, “Fresh Pint” will now be released in the
autumn, when they will come back over for another tour.
The Great Escape and Europavox
Cannery Row Records will be represented at
two forthcoming music conventions/festivals: The Great
Escape in Brighton, England on May 16th and 17th and Europavox
in Clermont Ferrand, France on June 4th-6th.
Anyone wishing to arrange a meeting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
+++ March 2008
Eamonn Dowd & The Racketeers
have a brand new single out, called The Women 'round Here
It's available as a download only (as is the fashion these days). Click
on the link below to buy it for €0.99. Les Keye is taking production
credit, so you can blame him if you don't like it. We've also got
downloadable art work here for you. If you get a kick out of collecting
round pieces of plastic, you can always burn the track onto a CD, get a
jewel case and print out the sleeve. Image 1 Image 2 Right
click and "Save as"
London label Troubadour Records
are releasing “The Devil on the Stairs”, a solo album
by Mark Mulholland of Two Dollar Bash, under license
from Cannery Row Records. The double CD is comprised of one disc of
studio recordings and another of a live gig from London's 12 Bar Club.
In advance of the release of the album, Troubadour has released an i-Tunes
EP consisting of "Don't Want to Hear You Laugh" from the
studio part of the album, "Taking a Taxi" from the live disc, and two
bonus tracks not on the album, "Departure Lounge Blues", a new song
recorded in San Francisco" in January with Rusty Miller and James Finch
Jr of the great Californian band Jackpot, and "Lonesome Whistle", a
solo version of a song which also features on the third Two Dollar Bash
album, "Lost River", due for release in June.
You can download the tracks via the
There will be a CD release party on Monday March 31st, at the 12 Bar
Club, Denmark St, London, starting at 7.30pm. Mark will be playing with
drummer and percussionist Chris Hughes, who also played on the album.
Also playing on the same bill will be Jason McNiff, who is celebrating
the UK release of his album "In my Time" on Snowstorm Records (which
will also be released in Germany by Cannery Row Records in May), and
Phil Shoenfelt and Pavel Cingl, whose album "Live in the House of Sin"
is being released on Exupery Records
Two Dollar Bash at SXSW. Two
Dollar Bash are about to set off for Texas, where they will play for
the second successive year at the South by Southwest Festival and
conference (SXSW) in Austin. The showcase is on Wed 12th March
at 1 am, at the Ale House, 310 E. 6th St (alley
The new Two Dollar Bash album, "Lost
River", will be released in June in the UK, and September in
continental Europe. Some extracts can be heard on the band's website and myspace
THE DURGAS have just
finished a great series of concerts on the island of Hawaii
promoting their frist official release of their acclaimed debut album "Back
To The Start". The Durgas are just back from their support
tour in Thailand/Cambodia, where they played to and with children from
Tsunami affected areas (the Tsunami anniversary being the 26th of
December) and Burmese refugees, in HIV hospitals and in communities
where they are bringing together children from different ethinc and
religious groups. Check their website for further information.
From May 2008 on the
Durgas will be coming back to tour in Europe Check
out latest news and tourdates of the great Durgas family at www.thedurgas.com
New signings from the US, UK and
Canada We are happy to welcome some new members to the Cannery
Row tribe: Montreal folkies The Slaters, English
singer-songwriter Jason McNiff, spacey country
rock’n’rollers Jackpot and songsmith and
multi-instrumentalist Tom Heyman, both from San
Francisco, are all joining us to release their albums in 2008. Check
the releases page for more info.
Solo album by Mark Mulholland on UK
label Troubadour Records
Cannery Row Records is pleased to announce that we are licensing the
recording "The Devil on the Stairs" by Mark
Mulholland, of Two Dollar Bash, to Troubadour Records, a sub-label of
the UK company Easy Action Records
Troubadour are releasing a double album, comprising the original 11
songs from The Devil on the Stairs, self-released by Mark in 2003, plus
"Taking a Taxi" from the first Two Dollar Bash album, and a second disc
recorded live at the 12 Bar Club in London in 2005.
The album will be released on March 31st, with
worldwide distribution, combined with a gig at the 12 Bar featuring
Mark and Chris Hughes, who played drums and
percussion on the album. This will in fact be a triple release party,
with sets from Jason McNiff, who is also releasing "In
my Time", an album which he will be licensing to Cannery Row
for continental Europe, and Phil Shoenfelt and Pavel Cingl,
whose album "Live at the House of Sin" will be
released on Czech label Exupery Records in February.
There will be an iTunes single in conjunction with
the release of The Devil on the Stairs, with “Don’t Want to
Hear you Laugh” from the original recording, “Chilled
Beer, Sunshine and Miniskirts” from the live disc, and two
bonus unreleased tracks: “Lonesome Whistle”, a solo
version of a song which also features on the new Two Dollar
Bash album, “Lost River”, and “Departure
Lounge Blues”, a new song recorded in San Francisco in January
2008 with Rusty Miller and James Finch Jr
+++ November 2007
Cannery Row Records now is on Myspace too
- pay us a visit!
Our last Newsletter
, both in German and English.
Buy The Durgas '
album "Back To The Start" in our Shop - before its official release! 5 Euros of
each CD will support the realisation of their benefit tour this
December/January in Thailand/Cambodgia, where they will play to and
with children from Tsunami affected areas (the Tsunami anniversary
being the 26th of December) and Burmese refugees, in HIV hospitals and
in communities where they are bringing together children from different
ethinc and religious groups. Check their Website for further
The Durgas are
touring the US westcoast and Hawaii in January/February
2008, coming back to tour Europe next April
and May. Check the Tourdates.
After an exiting summer - having last toured
the UK for 3 weeks - Two Dollar Bash are
working on their new album "Lost River" to
be released next spring. Also they regularly play shows in various
German venues. Check the Tourdates.
+++ August 2007
We are proud to announce that Cannery Row
Records will be releasing a special bonus edition of
the album "Back to the Start" by
The DURGAS album .
The Durgas will be performing in Berlin
during Pokomm on 21st of September, LOVELITE, at the sensational FRANKY
THE DEVIL FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
- a very special POPKOMM Night -
Friday, 21st September 2007 featuring:
SUPER 700 EXPLOSION (Berlin)
THE DURGAS (USA)
ABALONE DOTS (Sweden)
THE HONEYS (China)
plus Special Guest “The Funny Clown” and
LOVELITE - SIMPLONSTR. 38/40 - 10245
U/S Warschauer Str. – S Ostkreuz – M13 Wühlisch-/Gärtnerstr.
Eintritt 8,- Euro / Doors 10pm till open End
+++ June 2007
Check out Keeley Brinemans Animation on Two Dollar Bash's song "Wayward
One" (Album "On The Road")
WAYWARD ONE ON YOUTUBE
NEWSLETTER TWO DOLLAR BASH MAI 2007
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MATT’S CANADA/USA TOUR DIARY 2007