The Byrds - The complete Columbia albums collection (13 c.d box set)
Probably the best single artist box set ever!
Jason T. Lewis - The Fouteenth Colony (2011) 4****
Charlie Parr - Keep your hands on the plow (2011) 5*****
June Star - Slow dance (2012) 3.5***
The Carper Family - Back when (2011) 4****
Steve Young - Rock Salt and Nails (1969) 4****
A slightly dated but still classic example of early country rock. The supporting cast was a veritable who's who of country rock including Gene Clark and Gram Parsons
The Damn Quails - Down the hatch (2011) 3.5***
Some pretty good rootsy countryish folk from two talented singer songwriters
Groanbox - Guts, lungs and Bones (2011) 3***
If 'World music' with a swampy New Orleans feel all mixed up with some rural blues is your thing, you could love this!
The Loose Salute - Getting over being under (2011) 2.5**
Dreamy folksy pop!
McCarthy Trenching - Fresh Blood (2011) 3***
Quite sparse mellow sounding folksy alt.countryish story songs
Goldmund - All will prosper (2011) 2**
Some pleasantly mellow guitar/piano acoustic versions of old songs such as Shenandoah, Barbara Allen and Amazing Grace
Crazywater (2011) 2.5**
Decent hard driving Southern countryish rock debut from this 4 man Texan band.
Crooked brothers - Lawrence, Where's your knife (2011) 4.5****
One of the albums of the year!
Hickman/Dalton Gang - Volume 2 (2011) 3***
Some fairly high quality country rock!
Lonesome Wyatt and the Holy Spooks - Heartsick (2011) 3***
A good Gothic countryish album that will probably improve with repeated listens!
Ugly Valley Boys - Double down (2011) 4****
Deep dark rockabillyish sounds!!!