JJ Grey & Mofro “99 Shades of Crazy” from This River (Alligator 2013) N —Okay, I get here and my computer won't start, so I'm improvising with CDs in the library, and worried as heck about my laptop. Good morning.Buy it!
Robert Randolph and the Family Band “Take the Party” from Lickety Split (Blue Note 2013) N —With Trombone Shorty.Buy it!
Trombone Shorty “You and I (Outta This Place)” from Say That To Say This (Verve 2013) N —Hey, Raphael Saadiq co-produced this album.Buy it!
The McCrary Sisters “Train” from All the Way (self 2013) N —Man, that's a tough groove established on this one.Buy it!
Valerie June “Trials, Troubles, Tribulations” from Pushin' Against a Stone (Concord 2013) N —A rare record with Dan Auerbach involved that I actually really like.Buy it!
Mavis Staples “One True Vine” (Anti- 2013) N —A lovely song written by Jeff Tweedy, and featuring former St. Louisian and current NRBQ dude Scott Ligon on piano.Buy it!
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell “Sun's Gonna Shine” from Love Has Come For You (Rounder www.rounder.com 2013) N —This is such a sweet song.Buy it!
Tim Easton “Little Doggie (1962)” from Not Cool (Campfire Propaganda 2013) N —I'm pretty sure this is Easton's best album. It sounds better and better every time I hear it.Buy it!
Brian Wright “Over Yet Blues” from Rattle Their Chains (SUGAR HILL 2013) N —I don't know anything about this guy, but I really like this album. Killer songwriter with some punch.Buy it!
Beach Day “Beach Day” from Trip Trap Attack (Kanine 2013) N —Thanks to Rich Reese for a great suggestion.Buy it!
Buddy Miller “Yellow Submarine” from Let Us In Americana: The Music of Paul McCartney (Reviver 2013) N —A completley enjoyable version of a goofy song.Buy it!
The Rides “Search and Destroy” from Can't Get Enough (429 2013) N —Kenny Wayne Shepherd sings Iggy Pop as Stephen Stills plays along.Buy it!
Primal Scream “Culturecide” from More Light (First International 2013) N —Like being hit by a neutron bomb.Buy it!
The Blind Eyes “Waves” from World Record (self-released 2013) N L —A catchy and pretty little number from local faves.Buy it!
Franz Ferdinand “Right Action” from Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (Domino 2013) N —The best song they've done in a long time.Buy it!
Garland Jeffreys “It's What I Am” from Truth Serum (Thirty Tigers www.thirtytigers.com 2013) N —Very cool to see Mr. Jeffreys back again so soon with a new record.Buy it!
Court Yard Hounds “Aimless Upward” from Amelita (Columbia 2013) N —Playing at Loufest, I believe tomorrow, and probably the most exciting act on the whole bill.Buy it!
Patty Griffin “Wild Old Dog” from American Kid SINGLE (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2013) N —This is one heck of a sad song.Buy it!
Over the Rhine “Against the Grain” from Meet Me At The Edge Of The World (GSD 2013) N —An exquisite double CD set produced by Joe Henry.Buy it!
Tift Merritt “Train Song” from Traveling Companion (Yep Roc www.yeproc.com 2013) N —Tift Merritt covers Tom Waits.Buy it!
Marshall Chapman “I Don't Want Nobody” from Blaze of Glory (TallGirl 2013) N —The first time I heard this song, I thought she sang "I don't want nobody calling me their honey again," but it's actually "but you."Buy it!
Willie Nile “Life on Bleecker Street” from American Ride (River House www.willienile.com 2013) N —He's a "how you doin', honey" kinda guy. Just one of many brilliant lines in this song.Buy it!
King Khan & the Shrines “Born to Die” from Idle No More (Merge 2013) N —It says you should imagine Roky Ericson backed the Sun Ra Arkestra, and it's not really quite like that, but it's pretty cool.Buy it!
Middle Class Fashion “Come Around Anytime” from Jungle (Blip Blap! 2013) N L —So many killer songs come out of these St. Louis popmeisters.Buy it!
Jason Isbell “Cover Me Up” from Southeastern (Thirty Tigers www.thirtytigers.com 2013) N —I'm slowly starting to find things to like in Mr. Isbell's music.Buy it!
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys “Nothing to Lose” from What a Dream It's Been (Cow Island Music 2013) N —A new Mexican ballad take on this powerful song.Buy it!
Natalie Maines “Trained” from Mother (Columbia 2013) N —Well, this rocks.Buy it!
Black Joe Lewis “Skulldiggin'” from Electric Slave (Vagrant 2013) N —There aren't many songs on this that can be played on the radio, not that it's easy to hear the bad words.Buy it!
Luke Winslow-King “The Coming Tide” (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2013) N —That sliding steel guitar kills me on this one.Buy it!
Jerry Miller “Slaughter on Roosevelt Boulevard” from New Road Under My Wheels (Signature Sounds www.signaturesounds.com 2013) —One killer guitar player, master of many licks.Buy it!
Bill Kirchen “Flip Flop” from Seeds and Stems (Proper 2013) N —Well, I started the wrong song, then stopped it by accident, and started the one I meant to play. Oops.Buy it!
Buddy Guy “What You Gonna Do About Me” from Rhythm & Blues (RCA 2013) N —With a guest appearance by Beth Hart.Buy it!
Beth Hart “Swing My Thing Back Around” from Bang Bang Boom Boom (Mascot Records 2013) N —Hey, here's Beth Hart on her own.Buy it!
Rosanne Cash “You Don't Know Me” from Ghost Brothers of Darkland County COMP (Hear Music 2013) N —I really think this Mellencamp/King/Burnett thing is a pretty good record.Buy it!
Ashley Monroe “Monroe Suede” from Like a Rose (Warner Brothers 2013) N —Perhaps this was a jarring segue. At any rate, both songs are great - gotta plan better.Buy it!
Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott “Paradise” from Memories and Moments (Full Skies 2013) N —Covering John Prine is always a good idea.Buy it!
Shannon McNally “But I Do” from Small Town Talk (Sacred Sumac 2013) N —Simply lovely take on this standard by Bobby Charles. Great guitar solo by Vince Gill, too.Buy it!
Willie Nelson “I Can't Give You Anything But Love” from Let's Face the Music and Dance (Legacy 2013) N —This album with Willie's musical family playing and singing old faves is so lovingly beautiful.Buy it!
Albert Lee featuring Jay Dee Maness “Rainbows All Over Your Blues” from The Big E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons (Warner Nashville 2013) N —You can't go wrong with the talent on this tribute.Buy it!
Robbie Fulks “I'll Trade You Money For Wine” from Gone Away Backward (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2013) —A low key but very nice new record from the songster.Buy it!
Kim Richey “Breakaway Speed” from Thorn In My Heart (Yep Roc www.yeproc.com 2012) N —Beautiful cut.Buy it!
Slaid Cleaves “Whim of Iron” from Still Fighting the War (Music Road Records 2013) N —I hadn't heard this one yet, but it was short and it fit and I like Slaid Cleaves.Buy it!
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