This site too slow? Try a mirror  --  Subscribe to the Guide  --  Find artist:
the Ectophiles' Guide: * Guide Home* What's new* * Alphabetical* Genre* Commentator* Location* Random artist* Search* Contact the editors* Credits

Jackie Oates


Country of origin:

England

Type of music generally:

Mostly traditional, occasionally contemporary folk

Status:

Most recent release, The Spyglass & The Herringbone (2015)

See also:

Jackie Oates's site

Wikpedia's entry on Jackie Oates

Comparisons:

Kate Rusby, Bill Jones, Niamh Parsons, Karine Polwart, etc.

Covers/own material:

Mostly traditional, also own tunes and covers

General comments:

Jackie Oates has a gorgeous, very slightly husky, expressive voice and she does lovely versions of traditional songs. Quite pure, strong, and true. Her interpretations are more along the lines of Kate Rusby than The Unthanks or those of her brother, Jim Moray. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

Hyperboreans is the only one we've heard

Recordings:

  • Jackie Oates (2006)
  • The Violet Hour (2008)
  • Hyperboreans (2009)
  • Saturnine (2011)
  • Lullabies (2013)
  • The Spyglass & The Herringbone (2015)

Hyperboreans (2009)

Release info:

2009—Unearthed/One Little Indian—TPLP1034CD

Availability:

Wide, though some places priced as an import

Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans of traditional folk

Group members:

Jackie Oates—vocals, five-string viola, octave violin, shruti, cello

Guest artists:

James Dumbleton—guitar (4, 6, 7, 10, 11)
Alasdair Roberts—guitar (2, 9): vocals (2, 10)
Saul Rose—melodeon (1, 2, 3, 6, 9)
Sille Ives—open-tuned fiddle (4); bowed lyre (7)
Belinda O'Hooley—piano (11)
The Stringbeans Quartet (8):
     Bethany Porter—cello
     Emma Hooper—viola
     Sue Lordoosecond violin
     Emily Travis—first violin
Bethany Porter—cello (2)
Jim Moray—guitar, mandolin, bazouki, acoustic bass, banjo, tenor guitar, sampling, vocals

Produced by:

Jim Moray

Comments:

Jackie Oates' lovely vocals are the core of this mostly traditional collection. She's a wonderful interpreter of these songs: bold, expressive, and sure of herself. Not particularly edgy, but that is a plus for most fans of traditional music, who will find a lot to love here. There's even an unexpected cover of The Sugarcubes' song "Birthday," reimagined as a sprightly ballad. It's charming, and might even be my favourite track of the album. Most of her chosen songs here are lively, but there are a few affecting ballads, too. A well-balanced collection, and especially, gorgeously sung. I can see why she has won awards. (Neile)

Further info:

Jackie Oates has performed on various other singer's albums, including The Unthanks and her brother, Jim Moray's albums.

Why the ads?


Contemporary Folk

241 - 280 of 380 entries

<<  10-Br  Br-Da  Da-Fr  Fr-Jo  Jo-Ma  Ma-Mu  My-Re  Rh-Ta  Ta-We  We-Ze  >>

Click the bullet for speed (drop the menu) or the name for convenience (keep the menu)


>
Myshkin's Ruby Warblers

>
Marissa Nadler

>
Nancy Elizabeth

>
Nina Nastasia

>
Nathan

>
Holly Near

>
Carrie Newcomer

>
Sheila Nicholls

>
Nerissa & Katryna Nields

>
Stina Nordenstam

>
Jackie Oates

>
Agnes Obel

>
Diana Obscura

>
Oh Susanna

>
Once Blue

>
Only on Tuesdays

>
Over The Rhine

>
Deborah Pardes

>
Victoria Parks

>
Evalyn Parry

>
Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris

>
Alice Peacock

>
Robin Pearl

>
Hannah Peel

>
Don Peris

>
Karen Peris

>
Utah Phillips and Ani DiFranco

>
Pilgrim Beware

>
Po' Girl

>
Rose Polenzani

>
Karine Polwart

>
Emily Portman

>
Potion

>
Maddy Prior

>
Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band

>
Push3

>
Melissa Rapp

>
Rat Wakes Red

>
Eddi Reader

>
John Renbourn & John Renbourn Group

<<  10-Br  Br-Da  Da-Fr  Fr-Jo  Jo-Ma  Ma-Mu  My-Re  Rh-Ta  Ta-We  We-Ze  >>


Other Genres...
the Ectophiles' Guide: * Guide Home* What's new* * Alphabetical* Genre* Commentator* Location* Random artist* Search* Contact the editors* Credits

DISCLAIMER: Comments and reviews in the Ectophiles' Guide are excerpted from the ecto mailing list or volunteered by members of the list. They are the opinions of music enthusiasts, not professional music critics.

Entry last updated 2015-06-04 23:20:51.
Please request permission if you wish to
reproduce any of the comments in the
Ectophiles' Guide in any context.

The Ectophiles' Guide to Good Music is copyright © 1996-2004 by the editors.
Individual comments are copyright © by their authors.
Web site design and programming copyright © 1998-2004 usrbin design + programming.
All rights reserved.