Saturday, June 30, 2012

Routes & Branches 6/30/12

The highlight of this week's show was the second hour set of my 6 choices for this month's Freeform American Roots Chart. Here are my picks for this month.
1) John Fullbright: From The Ground Up (Blue Dirt)
2) Grant Peeples: Prior Convictions (Gatorbone)
3) Marley's Ghost: Jubilee (Sage Arts)
4) The Brothers Comatose: Respect The Van (Self)
5) Sara Watkins: Sun Midnight Sun (nonesuch)
6) Langhorn Slim & The law: The Way We Move (Ramseur)
When I read the one sheet for John Fullbright and it quoted James McMurtry as saying that Fullbright was "one of the most interesting new songwriters he had heard recently", I took a close listen. For being only 25 Fullbright writes and sings like he has way more years on the road than that.
It seems that my first two choices have a common homestead, Oklahoma. Grant Peepls is another musician  who is writin great songs. Timely and real lyrics for every day life in America.

Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men - Fourth Of July - Out In California
Kasey Anderson - Mercy - Heart Of A Dog
Wilco - I Might - Wilco
Jalapeno Compadres -The Ride - The Ride
Elizabeth Cook - Every Humble Knee Must Bow - Gospel Plow
Alabama Shakes - Hold On - Boys & Girls
Blitzen Trapper -`Girl In A Coat - American Goldwing
The Band Of Heathens - Unsleeping Eye - Live At Antones
The Levon Helm Band - The Weight - Ramble At The Ryman
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Three Days Straight - Eternal & Lowdown
Hayes Carll - Stomp & Holler - KMAG YOYO
Yarn - Liquor Love - Almost Home

The Dirty Guv'nahs - 3000 Miles - Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies
Langhorne Slim & The Law - The Way We Move - The Way We Move
Sara Watkins - You And Me - Sun Midnigh Sun
The Brothers Comatose - Pie For Breakfast - The Brothers Comatose
Marley's Ghost - Hank And Audrey - Jubilee
Grant Peeples - Market Town - Prior Convictions
John Fullbright - Moving - From The Ground Up
Chuck Cannon - This Old Guitar - Symphony Of Scars
JJ Cale - Rollin' - Rewind
Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers - Walking The Line - Old Gold
Pegi Young & The Survivors - Flatline Mama - Bracing For Impact
Neil Young - This Land Is Your Land - Americana

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