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Cannery Row Records is a Berlin-based record label. It has grown out of an informal network of musicians and music lovers around the world which has developed over many years. Whether it is folk, country or garage rock, we are only interested in supporting and developing the careers of working musicians who sing and play from the heart.

 

UPCOMING AND CURRENT RELEASES:

 

Strip Me Naked "Counterpoise" CRR 1519

Release June 5th 2015

Release Party - Privatclub, Berlin, 5/6/15

The second album from Berlin band Strip Me Naked, as a follow up to their debut "Good Morning Mr Average", also released on Cannery Row. Fronted by the singer, songwriter and guitarist Robert Wildhack, "Counterpoise" showcases the development of Robert's songwriting, without straying from the honest rootsy rock'n'roll that is the trademark of this fine band.

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Frankétienne & Mark Mulholland "Chaophonies" CRR 1418

 « 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. The first performance of the work was in Jacmel, Haiti, in March 2013, and the reactions to the initial performance encouraged the pair to work on a recorded version of the project, in which 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 album is quite simply a jewel! Frankétienne’s voice is extremely supple, clear and powerful, and the music is really extraordinary, original and unexpected. » Julien Delmaire, writer and TV présenter, France

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Mark Mulholland and Craig Ward CRR 1217

Mark Mulholland and Craig Ward's music represents their own take on the British folk tradition of Graham, Jansch, Renbourn et al. Friends since their teens, when both were playing in bands in Glasgow and Edinburgh in the late '80s, the two have been travelling and playing music since, crossing paths at various points along the way. Craig produced Mark's band Two Dollar Bash's third album, “Lost River”, and accompanied the band on a 5 week North American tour in 2007. Around this time, the pair started talking of recording an album together, drawing from their mutual influences of the likes of Pentangle and Nick Drake. In the course of 2010 and 2011, they met up for a series of recording sessions in Berlin, Antwerp and Rotterdam, and the resulting album, “Waiting for the Storm”, will be released in summer 2012 by Cannery Row Records and the London-based Jezus Factory Records, accompanied by a tour of the UK, Ireland and France. The line-up is completed with the addition of Belgian double-bass player Hannes d'Hoine, and the trio completed a successful tour of Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the Czech Republic in February and March 2012.

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Trailhead, “Bodies in the Basement”, CRR 1216 Trailhead is the venture of Berlin songwriter Tobias Panwitz. Drawing from journeys through various parts of the world and musings on relations past and present, his songs are of a quiet restlessness, captured in simple, personal tunes. Combining energy laden melodies and roadside imagery, Trailhead captivates the listener with his moving off the beaten track lyrics in a way that few songwriters do.
Moments of restlessness, longing, loss and reconciliation pass you by, as Trailhead recounts his journeys along Spanish caminos, Swedish islands, Baltic coast lines Latvian rivers and American scenery.Echoing the folky americana sound of the 60s & 70s classics, the songs have the rootsy sound of Trailhead's backing band or strip down, as in his solo sets, to their calmer self of story and melody, accompanied by Panwitz' folky guitar and finger picking, piano, hamonica and ukulele. Together with his warm yet powerful vocal delivery, Trailhed's music relates to the sound of artists like Crowded House, Tom Petty, Neil Young and Jackson Browne.

Allen Devine Thrillride

Allen Devine, “Thrillride”, CRR 1115 After spending many years in the trenches with countless American bands including stints with Boston legends Asa Brebner (Jonathan Richmans Modern Lovers) and legendary producer David Minehan (Stardarts, The Neighborhoods, Paul Westerberg) and national U.S. exposure as guitarist featured on CBS/ MTV hit „The Girl with the Curious Hand“ Allen relocated to Berlin and now releases his 5th solo disc. Self produced, this disc features 16 catchy new tracks laced with interesting melodies and complimentary vocal harmonies. “Devine has perfected the three-minute pop song” Julia R. Destefano, "The Noise" Boston

Mark Mulholland The Cactus and the Dragon

,Mark Mulholland, “The Cactus and the Dragon”, CRR 1114

For many years, Mark Mulholland has been travelling and playing music, sometimes with bands, sometimes solo, sometimes with an assortment of musicians met along the way. His new album „The Cactus and the Dragon“, recorded in studios, kitchens and sitting rooms in Berlin, Paris, Antwerp and San Francisco, is a distinctive mix of folk, jazz, country and rock featuring guest appearances from many of Mark‘s musical collaborators. “An inventive, melodic guitarist with a warm and expressive singing voice; fl ashes of Jansch, Perrett, and Dylan; conjuring long languid afternoons and melancholy drawn-out nights in distant cities” Nick West, Rock‘n‘Reel

Two Dollar Bash New Adventures

Two Dollar Bash, “New Adventures”, CRR 1113

The Scottish/French roots band return with their 4th album including 14 original songs. From acoustic folk and country to jangly pop and rock, the CD is rich in vocal harmonies, and refl ects the fact that the band is composed of several singersongwriters who can back up each other‘s compositions with an intuitive feel that can only come from years of playing together.

 

“This is very heartfelt and very true Americana” Green Man Review (USA) “Think of a European version of The Band” Jazzwise (UK) “I have seen Two Dollar Bash...Praise be the Lord!” Rootsville (B)

Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Katz

Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Katz
Urban Calypso for the 21st century

Release Date 30.04.2010 CRR0911

About Lord Mouse:
Excerpt from an interview with the "West Indies Herald," 2005 "It must have been a good while ago" muses singer Lord Mouse from his lounge chair on the shore. " I was singing for the big cruise ships, the luxury ones. Well, I got work on one of them that was going to the Carribean. That was back before all these crazy hurricanes. Anyways, thats were I met the rest of the band, we were all working there together. Well, anyhow, We docked in the Port of Spain, thats in Trinidad. It was a fun night and we were testing the local drinks. I honestly don't know what happened after that, just that I woke up the next morning with a pounding hangover. Then I realize that I..m still in the bar. I start to panic, because I was supposed to have been back to the ship before midnight, and it's now sometime in the morning. Well, I get off the bar stool, and rush to the door, and guess what? I trip right over the bass player. Turns out that one of the locals had given us some booze that's so strong even the local drunks won't touch it. Well, I go out side, up to the port, and sure enough, the ship was long gone. Nothing there, just some fishermen, pelicans, and.... Who's that group of people there? Well, turns out the whole band missed the ship, except one guy, the marimba player, but nobody really liked him much anyways. Well, we were stuck, not much money, We'd all left our stuff in our cabins. We were in real trouble. Well, We'd never played Calypso, not even really heard of it, except for that Belefonte character. But we learned and learned fast. After about 5 months of playing on the street corners and little cafès, We finally had our money to get home. Well I ain't no European, but I liked these folks, We were like a family, so I decided to head on over to Europe and here we are today." -As told by interviewer Richard Flick

 

CRR Sampler

Cannery Row Records Sampler 2010

1. Man in Black - Two Dollar Bash

2. Doesn't Matter Any More - Eamonn Dowd and the Racketeers

3. Rat Race - Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Katz

4. She Told Me - Allen Devine

5. I Left The City Burning - Little Birdie

6. The Right Time - James Finch Jr

7. Our Houses - David Judson Clemmons and the Fullbliss

8. The Road to Salamanca - Trailhead

9. The Churches of Spain - The Slaters

10. Take on the World - Impure Thoughts

11. Penny for my Effort - Strip me Naked

12. The Whisky Tree - The Durgas

13. Don't Want to Hear you Laugh - Mark Mulholland

Eamonn Dowd and the Racketeers
"Mansions of Gold"


Release date 23.10 2009 CRR0909

Mansions Of Gold is the title of the new album from Eamonn Dowd & The Racketeers. A raw rootsy affair - 11 new songs including the singles ‘Women Around Here,’ ‘45’ and ‘Sweet Angel.’

It rocks , it roll’s and it exists in a world all of its own. You’d get the impression that these guys don’t give a damn about trends, radio play or commercial success. And you’d be right ! On this collection, Dowd lets rip on electric guitar, producing walls of feedback. Lyrically it takes you someplace else, another world, another time, and throughout, Les Keye and Chris Teusner hold down the beat. And then there’s the plaintive ballads augmented by organ, banjo and saxophone.

Since the mid 90’s Irish man Dowd has fronted The Racketeers as they brought their fiery brand of americana / rock n roll to audiences throughout Europe, releasing four albums along the way. In recent years Eamonn has also toured in a solo / acoustic capacity, blazing a trail through Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, the Baltics, USA and Canada.

www.theracketeers.com
www.myspace.com/theracketeersireland

 

Strip me Naked - Good Morning Mr. Average

Release Date 04.04.09 CRR0910
style: indie garage rock

Debut album from Berlin-based rock'n'roll band, ten great songs, played with lots of energy and attitude, this is an album to get the party going. A musical trip that soars between happiness, melancholy and ecstasy. No masks, just the belief in yourself and the music – that’s what STRIP ME NAKED stands for. The sound of this Berlin based band combines honest, basic roots-rock with catchy melodies and raw power. The band is touring constantly around Germany and Europe. Their concerts celebrate life, love and Rock’n Roll … and you're invited to celebrate with them.

http://www.myspace.com/stripmenakedberlin

Trailhead "The Road to Salamanca"
Release date 24.02.09 CRR 0908

 

Based around the compositions of Berlin singer-songwriter Tobias Panwitz, Trailhead have a gift for lyrical and melodic folk-rock and Americana with texts that are rich in imagery. With influences both from the 60s and 70s and from the current crop of alternative country bands, Panwitz's warm, atmospheric voice is backed sometimes by simple acoustic arrangements based around his country-esque guitar playing and at other times by a full band.

www.trailheadmusic.com
www.myspace.com/trailheadmusic

 

Two Dollar Bash - Lost River

Release Date 26.05.08(UK)19.09.08(Germany)

Style: Americana/Folk/Blues

Third album from great folk/country/blues band, originally from Scotland and France, consisting of 4 talented singer-songwriters, who back up each others compositions with an intuitive feel that can only come from many years of playing together. With great original songs, fine musicianship and impressive harmonies, the band blends influences from North American folk, blues and country with Celtic and European styles.
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The Slaters - Fresh Pint

Release Date tba

Style: Folk/Roots

The Montreal trio The Slaters debut album is a 42 minute romp through almost every folk music style of North America, paddy-rippers cheek by jowl with Tex-Mex tear-jerkers, Verdun klezmer sharing space with blistering banjo breakdowns. Produced by Marc L’Esperance (NoMeansNo, Veda Hille,...), “Fresh Pint” is a homage and a fresh contribution to the canon of working class people's music of the New World

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TWO DOLLAR BASH - ON THE ROAD

The Durgas - Back To The Start

Release Date 18-01-08

Style: Global Folk-Rock/Americana

We are proud to announce that we will be releasing The Durgas' (Ex A Subtle Plague) debut album 'Back to the Start' - recorded at Claustrophobia Sound Studios, Berlin, mixed by Boris Wilsdorf (Einstürzende Neubauten), remastered by Noa Winter Lazerus (The Rolling Stones, Tom Waits); with 3 bonus tracks recorded live in Hawaii, and a video clip of their song 'The Whiskey Tree'.


“Back To The Start” release Germany: Jan. 18th 2008 (Pool Musik); digital release -itunes, Amazon & Co- (Zebralution Distr.) Dec. 15th 2007.

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TWO DOLLAR BASH - ON THE ROAD

Two Dollar Bash - On The Road

Release Date 02-02-07

Style: Americana/Folk/Blues

“On the Road” is a creative outpouring of songs from these talented and prolific songwriters, originally from Scotland and France, who are backing each other up with the intuitive feel that can only come from many years of playing and travelling together. The album is a refreshingly authentic collection of handcrafted songs with an appeal that goes beyond any ephemeral trends in Alt-Country, Nu-Folk, or whatever is the currently hyped flavour of the moment.


“On the Road” release UK: Sept. 10th 2007 (Proper Music Distribution), Germany: Feb. 2nd 2007 (Pool Music), digital release (Zebralution Distribution) June 4th 2007.

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TWO DOLLAR BASH - ON THE ROAD

Two Dollar Bash - Two Dollar Bash

Release Date 17-09-07

Style: Americana/Folk/Blues

After the release of their album „On the Road”, due to popular demand Cannery Row Records is rleasing the band’s first, self-produced album, titled “Two Dollar Bash”. The songs range from careering bluegrass romps to lonesome ballads, from acoustic blues to alternative country, with different combinations of guitar, drums, mandolin, banjo, bass, harmonica and fine vocal harmonies.

“Two Dollar Bash” release UK (Proper Music Distribution) on June 4th 2007, Germany (Pool Music) Sept. 17th 2007, digital release (Zebralution Distribution) June 4th 2007.

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EAMONN DOWD AND THE RACKETEERS - SILVER AND DUST

Eamonn Dowd and the Racketeers -

Silver and Dust

Release Date 10-11-2006

Style: Country Rock/Folk Rock

4th great album from Dublin troubadour Eamonn Dowd and his band. Recorded by Paul Thomas, who is best known for his work with Thin Lizzy and early U2. Hot Press magazine said of The Racketeers’ last album, “Exit Hellsville”, "A damn fine example of gravel-voiced country rock.....these songs are full of unaffected, unrefined humanity, a kind of world-weary, warts 'n' all honesty that's getting rarer in music....there is something raw and real about The Racketeers that's easy to love."

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IMPURE THOUGHTS - LIGHTS AHEAD

Impure Thoughts - Lights Ahead

Release Date 24-02-2006

Style: Rock/Garage

Rock'n'roll band from Glasgow, now based in Berlin. 14 songs bursting with energy, searing guitars, vocal harmonies and tunes you won't be able to get out of your head.

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