I requested a couple of mp3′s from a small English label, fortunately they didn’t know what I meant or weren’t able to deliver, so they sent the cd across the Atlantic instead. The label is Tiny Dog and the band is Magic Car. The new record is called Family Matters. Magic Car is a bright shining light in the burgeoning UK Americana scene.
Employing just the right amount of pedal steel, hammond organ, harmonica and mandolin, Magic car have blended Fairport Convention with Cowboy Junkies and British folk with American pop. The results are sweet.
So here’s a couple from Magic Car’s 2005 release Family Matters. You can buy it here through the label’s order page. So here’s two standout tracks plus a hidden track.