I put together this week's show mostly around groups that have played recently in our area or will be coming in the near future.
Robert Plant and his "Band Of Joy" just announced a show at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland on April 19th. Plant's album "Band Of Joy" which came out last September is still sitting at #1 on the Americana Music Association's chart. Besides Plant the band has a stellar line-up which includes Patty Griffin, Byron House, Marco Giovino, Darrell Scott and Buddy Miller who also co-produces the album with Plant.
Other artists playing in our area soon include Amos Lee who is playing in Eugene tonight, The Asylum Street Spankers who are playing their last show this week at the WOW hall, Tom Russell who stops by Tsunami Books on Feb. 5th. and Drive By Truckers who will be making their 1st Eugene appearance in March. Speaking of the Drive By Truckers every time I play their new track "Used To Be A Cop", I get a lot of phone calls asking about it. It is one of two tracks from the new album Go-Go Boots that the Truckers released on a 10" vinyl 45. Go-Go Boots is due out on Feb. 15th.
2011 is shaping up to be a good year for live music. Get out and see your favorite artist or group.
Robert Plant - Get Along Home Cindy - Band Of Joy
Patty Griffin - Move Up - Down Town Church
Green Whiskey - One Phone Call - Triple Shot High
JJ Grey & Mofro - Georgia Warhorse - Georgia Warhorse
Amos Lee - Windows Are Rolled Down - Mission Bell
Asylum Street Spankers - My Baby in the CIA - God's Favorite Sampler
Wayne Hancock - Midnight Stars And You - Viper Of Melody
Boris McCutcheon & The Saltlicks - Bad Road, Good People - Wheel Of Life
Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck - Bottom Of The Sky - Bottom Of The Sky
Los Lobos - Tin Can Trust - Tin Can Trust
Eric Clapton - Everything Will Be Alright - Clapton
Little Sue - Pictures Are Perfect - Baby Knows Better
Miss Lana Rebel - Road Song - All I Need
Kate Jacobs - Jesus Has Been Drinking - Home Game
Hayes Carll - KMAG YOYO
Jason & The Scorchers - Land Of The Free - Halcyon Times
Drive By Truckers - Used To Be A Cop - Go-Go Boots
The Wood Brothers - Postcards From Hell - Loaded
Rodey Crowell - The Rise And Fall Of intelligent Design - Sex & Gasoline
Rodey Crowell - I Walk The Line (Revisited) - The Essential Rodney Crowell
Tom Russell - East Of Woodstock, West Of Viet Nam - Blood And Candle Smoke
The Shinkle Band - Roadside Blues - The Shinkle Band
Peter Case - Dig What You're Puttin' Down - Wig
Dave Alvin - Sonora's Death Row - West Of The West