Five new discs to the playlist this week. The first one is the Evangenitals EP released last year. They are a band from the Los angles area whom I had never heard of before. Besides liking their name, I like their country, rockabilly, punk sound. Looking them up on-line I found that they have a couple of earlier releases as well as the new EP.
Another band who was new to me this week was Shoebox Letters who are from the Portland area. Their recent release Damaged Goods is a mix of Americana and Alt-country songs about everyday life from the heartaches to the joys. I liked several tunes on the disc.
Jakob Dylan has a new release called Women & Country that is produced by T Bone Burnett and also features Neko Case and Kelly Hogan on vocals. I like this CD a lot more than Dylan's last album. It has more of an Americana sound to it than his previous releases.
Otis Gibbs has a new CD Joe Hill's Ashes which reflects the real experiences Gibbs has had. Done in more of a roots style the CD has the sound of a real troubadour. Also done in the roots style is my final new disc New Morning, by Mulebone. Mulebone is mix of Hugh Pool's excellent blues/roots guitar and John Ragusa's incredible mix of conch shell, Jews harp, cornet, all manner of flutes, tin whistle and back-up vocals. I find John's tasteful additions give Hugh's traditional sounds a sense of evolution. Their CD is a mix of tunes written by Pool and covers from the likes of Fred McDowell,Rev Gary Davis and Merle Travis.
John Hiatt - My Baby - The Open Road
The Mother Truckers - Daiquiris & Dice - Something Worth Dying For
Evangenitals - Hard Luck Song - Evangenitals
One Horse Shy - Just Me And You - One Horse Shy
Dave Rawlings Machine - Monkey And The Engineer - A Friend Of A Friend
Jacob Dylan - Truth For A Truth - Women & Country
Kasey Anderson - From Now On - Nowhere Nights
Tyler Fortier - When Time Stands Still - This Love Is Fleeting
Ryan Bingham - The Weary Kind - Crazy Heart
Otis Gibbs - Where Only The Graves Are Real - Joe Hill's Ashes
Eric Bibb - Rocking Chair - Booker's Guitar
Trampled By Turtles - Wait So Long - Palomino
Delta Moon - Take The Back Road Home - Hell Bound Train
Blue Rodeo - One More Night - The Things We Left Behind
Johnny Cash - Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound - American VI: Ain't No Grave
Merle Haggard w/ Johnny Cash - I'm Leaving Now - Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard
Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price - Pick Me Up On Your Way Down - Last Of A Breed
Merle Haggard - Workin' Man Blues - Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard
Alejandro Escovedo - 1968 - Man Of Somebody's Dreams
Amy Cook - Moonrise - Let The Light In
Jimmy LaFave - Walk A Mile In My Shoes - Cimarron Manifesto
Lewi Longmire - Find Me A Women - If I Live To Be 100
Shoebox Letters - Our Love's Gonna Survive - Damaged Goods
Mulebone - Steady Rollin' Man - New Morning
Marley's Ghost - My Love Will Not Change - Ghost Town
John Hiatt - Carry You Back Home - The Open Road