Saturday, December 29, 2012

Routes & Branches 12/29/12

The annual "Best of The Year" show this week. I finally narrowed down my choices for this year's FAR & Away 2012 best of chart. Here is a list of my choices followed by this week's playlist. Be sure to tune in next week when I will feature some of the discs that didn't make it into this show as well as featuring my favorite CD's from local musicians this year.

John Fullbright: From The Ground Up (Blue Dirt )
J P Harris & The Tough Choices: I'll Keep Calling (Cow Island)
Corb Lund: Cabin Fever (New West)
Grant Peeples: Prior Convictions (Gator Bone)
Old Crow Medicine Show: Carry Me Back (ATO)
Marley's Ghost: Jubilee (Sage Arts)

DEBUT ALBUM (up to 3)
Alabama Shakes: Boys & Girls (ATO)
The Time Jumpers  (Rounder)
The Lumineers (dualtone)

This One's For Him (Dualtone)
Even More Songs Of Route 66 (Lazy SOB)
KIN: Songs By Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell (Vanguard)

REISSUE/HISTORIC ALBUM (up to 3) This also covers vintage material appearing for the first time.
The Flatlanders: The Odessa Tapes (New West)
The Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal (Sony)
Woody Guthrie: Woody At 100 (Smithsonian Folkways)

LIVE ALBUM (up to 3)
Halden Wofford & The Highbeams: Live At Hodi's (Self)
Tedeschi Trucks Band: Everybody's Talkin' (Sony)
Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott: We're Usually A Lot Better Than This (Full Light)

Lindi Ortega
Brandi Carlile
Chelle Rose

MALE ARTIST (up to 3)
Corb Lund
Grant Peeples
Jimmy LaFave

DUO/GROUP (Up to 3)
Scott Chism & Better Half
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
The Honeycutters

Sonny Landreth: Elemental Journey (Landfall)
Joe Goldmark: The Wham Of That Steel Man (Lo-Ball)
Jerry Douglass: Traveler (Entertainment One)

SONGWRITER (up to 3)
Chuck Cannon
John Fullbright
Ray Wylie Hubbard

BEST IN THE INDUSTRY (up to 3) This is a back stage deal, record labels, producers, publicists, anyone who’s contributed to the music in any way other than playing it.
Donna Mavity
Sue Dumond
Jenni Finlay

Marley's Ghost - Hank And Audrey - Jubilee
The Time Jumpers - On The Outskirts Of Town - The Time Jumpers
Alabama Shakes - Hold On - Boys & Girls
Sonny Landreth - For You And Forever - Elemental Journey
Joe Goldmark - The High Road - The Wham Of That Steel Man
Old Crow Medicine Show - Mississippi Saturday Night - Carry Me Back
Jimmy LaFave - Land Of Hope And Dreams - Depending On The Distance
Corb Lund - Drink Like You Mean It - Cabin Fever
Chelle Rose - Browder Holler Boy - Ghost Of Browder Holler
Brandie Carlile - Keep Your Heart Young - Bear Creek
Lindi Ortega - Cigarettes & Truckstops - Cigarettes & Truckstops
Taj Mahal - Sweet Mama Janisee - The Hidden Treasures Of Taj Mahal
The Flatlanders - Shadow Of The Moon - The Odessa Tapes
Woody Guthrie - This Land Is Your Land - Woody At 100
Slaid Cleaves - Pickin' California - Even More Songs Of Route 66
Rodney Crowell & Kris Kristofferson - My Father's Advice - Kin: Songs By Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell
Joe Ely - Dublin Blues - This One's For Him
Grant Peeples - Things Have Changed - Prior Convictions
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - The Train That Carried My Gal From Town - Buddy & Jim
Scott Chism & Better Half - Jet 'N Dewdrop's Farm - Long Haul Steady
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Mother Blues - The Grifter's Hymnal
Tedeschi Trucks Band -  Rollin' And Tumblin' - Everybody's Talkin'
Halden Wofford & The Hi-Beams - Hippie In My House - Live At Hodi's
J P Harris & The Tough Choices - Gear Jammin' Daddy - I'll Keep Calling
Chuck Cannon - You Let The Fox Watch The Hen House - Symphony Of Scars
John Fullbright - All The Time In The World - From The Ground Up

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