Thursday, February 26, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Wild Soundtrack: First Aid Kit b/w Lucinda Williams

Perfect match. Both of these fine songs stand well outside the movie.

"If I have a bag of rocks to carry as I go
I just want to hold my head up high
I don't care what I have to step over
I'm prepared to look you in the eye"
First Aid Kit - Walk Unafraid (R.E.M. Cover)

"Conversation with you was like a drug. It wasn't your face so much as it was your words."
Lucinda Williams - Something About What Happens When We Talk

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Colin Hay - Did You Just Take the Long Way Home b/w Next Year People

A friendly voice from the past that stays strong and familiar. Who can it be now?

"Stars above, they don't align me. They only shine a dim light on you."
Did You Just Take the Long Way Home

"You can't live without hope that things soon will be better."
Next Year People

Friday, February 20, 2015

Jorma Kaukonen - The Other Side of the Mountain b/w In My Dreams

"Every mountain has two sides - which side are you on?"
The Other Side of the Mountain

"We'll go running through the mountains just in time to set the morning free."
In My Dreams

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Kristin Andreassen - Lookout b/w The Boat Song

"I got a flashlight and a flask, but I need a friend the most"
Lookout

"No man is an island, but most of us choose one
There are islands for bakers and bankers and thieves."
The Boat Song

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Treacherous Orchestra - The Long Count

Mind expanding instrumental experience.
The Long Count

No video of The Long Count yet. Enjoy this TV appearance for now, and buy the new single!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Mavericks - All Night Long b/w What You Do to Me

"A moment in history - that's what you mean to me. . ."
All Night Long

"It's the stars in the sky know the answer to why - I can't concentrate!" What You Do to Me

Monday, February 16, 2015

Catching up - What a Long Strange Month It's Been

lots of great music coming out. . .listening listening...

Soko - Who Wears The Pants
Andrew Combs - Rainy Day Song
Rival Boys - Fortune
Toco - Minas
Avishai Cohen Trio - Abie
Modest Mouse - Lampshades On Fire
The Vespers - Signs
Blackberry Smoke - Let Me Help You (Find the Door)
Kishi Bashi - Brandenberg Stomp
Robin Trower - What You Never Want to Do
Imagine Dragons - Summer
Caitlin Canty - I Never
Rosanne Cash - A Feather's Not A Bird
Edda Magnason - Game Of Gain
Andrew Combs - Nothing to Lose
The Stereo Twins - J2J
Colleen Green - Some People
The Appleseed Collective - The Periwinkle Blues
Eaves - As Old As The Grave
Freedom Fry - Shaky Ground (Hey Na Na Na)
Milk & Bone - Pressure
Pops Staples - Love On My Side
Stonefox - This City
Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Cornbread
Gretchen Peters - When All You Got Is a Hammer
Sidney York - Lily's Kitchen
The April Maze - I've Seen the Rain
Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer - Compass
Peace - Under the Moon
Steve Earle - Baby Baby Baby (Baby)
Robert Earl Keen - Footprints in the Snow
Rod Picott - Where No One Knows My Name
JD McPherson - Bossy
Samba TourĂ© - Touri Idje´ Bibi
Rhiannon Giddens - Up Above My Head
Paul Shapiro - Search Your Soul
Toco - Breque Bom
Robert Earl Keen - 99 Years for One Dark Day
The Vespers - Cynical Soul
Rosanne Cash - Modern Blue
Andrew Combs - Month of Bad Habits
The Stereo Twins - All That I Know
Criminal Hygiene - Turpentine
The April Maze - Homeland
Peace - Imaginary
Steve Earle - Acquainted with the Wind
Avishai Cohen Trio - Lost Tribe
Robert Earl Keen - This World Is Not My Home
Imagine Dragons - The Unknown
The Stereo Twins - Parable
Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Crash And Burn
Robert Earl Keen - Wayfaring Stranger
JD McPherson - Shy Boy
Gretchen Peters - When You Comin' Home
Andrew Combs - All These Dreams
The Appleseed Collective - Novelty Item
Blackberry Smoke - Too High
Rosanne Cash - 50,000 Watts
The April Maze - Don't Let the Bastards Bring You Down
Robert Earl Keen - Dark As a Dungeon
Steve Earle - King of the Blues
Peace - The Music Was to Blame
Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Lone Star Lap Dance
Avishai Cohen Trio - Amethyst
Andrew Combs - Slow Road to Jesus
The Stereo Twins - Hymn

Friday, February 13, 2015

Vince Bell - Look Who's Coming 'Round

Vince calls this an "experiment". I think it's genius. His words:

"A new experiment: some informal recording at home. New songs, and songs that have never been recorded, coming up this year."

Skip all the middle men and present yourself directly to the world. The result:

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Sweet & Lynch - Love Stays b/w Me Without You

"When we can build a bridge that lets the wounded cross
we will be found within the darkness where we are lost."
Love Stays

"Every man and every woman needs to fill a void of emptiness. . ."
Me Without You

Monday, February 02, 2015

Bettye Lavette - Unbelievable b/w Complicated & Wait

"It’s undeniable what they’d have you to think
It’s indescribable, it can drive you to drink
They said it was the land of milk and honey
Now they say it’s the land of money
Who ever thought they could ever make that stick"
Unbelievable

"I know just how to please my man
I can be softer than a baby lamb
I can be sophisticated
I can just don't give a damn
I'm kinda complicated

Now I'm kinda special in my own way
I do the same things everyday
And I'm so totally dedicated
To having my own way
I'm just complicated"
Complicated

Amazing performance. The lyrics never meant this much from Paul & John's lips.
"It's been a long time, now I'm coming back home."
Wait

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Bob Dylan - The Night We Call It A Day

A natural progression from Modern Times, I guess. Woulda expected more Buddy Holly than Frank Sinatra from Dylan myself, but he is not a man to be predictable. His crooning will not make new fans rush to his side, but completists will buy the full set. I'm betting this cut will show up on soundtracks for years to come.
The Night We Call It A Day

Abdullah Ibrahim - The Song Is My Story

This is an album you want to have handy to pull out on rainy Sunday afternoons to help make staying cooped up a wonderful feeling. Abdullah makes brilliant movies on his instrument and finds emotions to share without struggling to pull you in through artificial means. His fingers provide total honesty.
The Song Is My Story

No video available yet of this solo album. This live concert will give you a flavor of the strength Abdullah's piano has when working with others.