The Milk Carton Kids “Michigan” from Prologue (Milk Carton Records 2011)Buy it!
Pat Haney “Hound Dog Poetry” from Wrong Rite of Passage (Free Falls Entertainment 2000)Buy it!
Lucinda Williams “Metal Firecracker” from Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (Mercury 1998)Buy it!
Dr. John “Revolution” from Locked Down (Nonesuch 2012) —One of my favorite albums thus far of 2012. Check out all the DJ midyear favorites at KDHX.org.Buy it!
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “This Land Is Your Land” from Naturally (Daptone 2005) —Just One Big Soul: Woody Guthrie 100th Birthday Party, Tribute and 88.1 KDHX Benefit on July 14 at Off BroadwayBuy it!
Laura Veirs “July Flame” CD ALBUM (Raven Marching Band Records www.ravenmarchingband.com 2010)Buy it!
Bruce Springsteen “Chimes Of Freedom” from Songs And Artists That Inspired Fahrenheit 9/11 (Sony 2004)Buy it!
The Hold Steady “Party Pit” from Boys and Girls In America CD (Vagrant www.vagrant.com 2006)Buy it!
John Doe “4th of July” from Live at Twangfest 16 (KDHX 2012) N —Recorded live at Twangfest 16 this past June at the Duck Room. With Cindy Wasserman on the harmony vocalsBuy it!
Iris DeMent “Go On Ahead and Go Home” from Sing the Delta (Flariella Records 2012) N —First album of original songs in 16 years from Iris, due out October 2Buy it!
Van Morrison “High Summer” from Back On Top (Warner Brothers 1999)Buy it!
Eleni Mandell “Magic Summertime” from I Can See the Future (Yep Roc 2012) N —Due out July 10Buy it!
Rough Shop “Convenience Store” from Beneath the South Side Bridge (Perdition 2012) L —Rough Shop is a St. Louis band, and, in the interest of full disclosure, good friends; however, this album really is one of the best records I've heard in 2012. And the top spin of thus far in 2012 on this radio station.Buy it!
Son Volt “No More Parades” from Straightaways (Warner Brothers 1997)Buy it!
Josh Ritter “Girl In The War” from The Animal Years (V2 North America 2006) —Sat 7/21 Josh Ritter – PlushBuy it!
Neil Young & Crazy Horse “Travel On” from Americana (Reprise 2012) N Buy it!
Marah “Firecracker” from Live at Twangfest 8 (KDHX 2004) —Recorded at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room during Twangfest 8 in 2004 and featuring the classic lineup of Jon Wurster on drums, Mike "Slo-Mo" Brenner on lap steel guitar, and Kirk Henderson on bass and keyboards.Buy it!
Leonard Cohen “Democracy” from Live In London CD ALBUM (Columbia 2009)Buy it!
Delta Spirit “California” from Delta Spirit (Rounder www.rounder.com 2012)Buy it!
Jason Anderson “July 4, 2004” from Tonight (ECA 2007) N Buy it!
Ben E. King “4th of July, Asbury Park” from One Step Up, Two Steps Back (THE RIGHT STUFF 1997)Buy it!
Sam Cooke “Summertime (Pt. 1)” from The Man Who Invented Soul (Sony 2000)Buy it!
Wye Oak “Hot As Day” from Civilian (Merge www.mergerecords.com 2011) —Tues 7/17 Dirty Projectors w/Wye Oak – PageantBuy it!
Beach House “Other People” from Bloom (Sub Pop 2012) N —Wed 7/11 Beach House w/Wild Nothing – PageantBuy it!
Red House Painters “Star Spangled Banner” from Red House Painters II (4AD 1993)Buy it!
Midlake “Roscoe” from The Trials of Van Occupanther (Bella Union 2006)Buy it!
New Pornographers “July Jones” from Electric Version (Matador 2003)Buy it!
Rocky Votolato “Sparklers” from True Devotion (Barsuk 2010)Buy it!
Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker & Yim Yames “Fly High” from New Multitudes (Rounder www.rounder.com 2012) —Just One Big Soul: Woody Guthrie 100th Birthday Party, Tribute and 88.1 KDHX BenefitBuy it!
Beachwood Sparks “Forget the Song” from Tarnished Gold (Sub Pop 2012) N Buy it!
Glen Hansard “Maybe Not Tonight” from Rhythm and Repose (Anti- www.anti.com 2012) N Buy it!
Laura Cantrell “Indoor Fireworks” from Laura Cantrell Live At Schubas 06/07/2003 (Laura Cantrell 2003)Buy it!
Bottle Rockets “The Long Way” from Lean Forward (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2009) L —Sat 8/11 Open Highway Festival Night 3 – Bottle Rockets and more – Off BroadwayBuy it!
The Starkweathers “Burn The Flag” from For a Decade of Sin: 11 Years of Bloodshot Records (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2005)Buy it!
Bob Reuter and Kamikaze Cowboy “Lynchburg” from Down in America (Magoo Records 2000) LBuy it!
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