David Rodriguez “Gulf Coast Plain” from Racing Aimless (Waving Fish Music 2012) —Welcome to 2013, How did that happen ?? First new studio work from David in 6 years, well worth the wait, may be his best work, for Larry Weir.Buy it!
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison “Border Radio” from Cheater's Game (Thirty Tigers www.thirtytigers.com 2013) —Another one I've been waiting for, a great take on a Dave Alvin classic (Dave's at Off Broadway 5/31/2013) would have made my top 10, came out too late.Buy it!
BettySoo & Doug Cox “Morning Song to Sally” from Across the Borderline: More Lies (Borderline Talent 2012) —Another late release and the 2nd volume of well chosen covers by Texas Singer/Songwriter Bettysoo and her Canadian buddy Doug Cox, a master of the resophonic guitar, they're covering Jerry Jeff on this one.Buy it!
Jonny Burke “Long Haul” from Cup Runneth Over (Dreamcar Records 2012) —New one I found this week at Austin's waterloo records this week, Jonny's an Austin singer/songwriter that you should get to know.Buy it!
Cheryl Wheeler W/Kenny White “Rolling By” from Cheryl Wheeler Live (Dias Records 2012) —Another late arrival from the delightful stand-up comedian who doubles as a wonderful singer/songwriter, heard the way she should be heard with laugh out loud intros and Kenny White alongside.Buy it!
Tif Ginn “Middle Man” from Tif Ginn (self 2012) N —Spent a delightful New Years Eve in Schuylenberg Texas, home of the Gin Sisters, Tif's new one has 9 Fred co-writes, is produced by Fred & Scott Merrit, and features Fred's band, wow my revised top 10 is getting crowded.Buy it!
Fred Eaglesmith “Betty” from 6 Volts (A Major Label 2011) —Fred, as always was at the top of his game New years Eve, the only problem was the midnight curfew, as usual it left the crowd wanting more.Buy it!
Tif Ginn W/Fred Eaglesmith “OVER YOU” from Tif Ginn (Tif Ginn 2012) N —This is Tif's first release without her sister, Brit, both sisters were in fine form New Years Eve, this ones a duet with Fred on a song they Co-wrote.Buy it!
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings W/Patty Loveless “Let's See The world On Fire” from Kings and Queens Deluxe Edition (FU:M 2012) —Hard to imagine how B.A.R.K. Kings & Queens release could get any better, I guess adding 2 new duets by the wonderful Patty Loveless will do the trick.Buy it!
Scott Nolan “You Rock We Roll” from Montgomery Eldorado (Transdigital 66 2011) —Canadian producer, Singer/songwriter with his best release yet, again joined by long time partner Johanna Miller.Buy it!
The Waymores “Wilder Girl” from The Waymores (Waymores Records 2012) —The Waymores are Sally Barris, Tom Kimmel, & Don Henry with a terrific collection of tunes, would love to see them visit our fair city in 2013.Buy it!
John Fullbright “Moving” from From The Ground Up (Blue Dirt Records 2012) —Okemah's new musical prodigy is nominated for a much deserved grammy, a delightful visit to the KDHX studio's in 2012, Let's all root for him on Grammy night.Buy it!
Indio Saravanja “Real Gone” from Travel On (Del Norte Records 2012) —Canadian singer/songwriter with a great new release, Indio should be better known (so should everyone we play), We'll do our best to rectify that.Buy it!
Corb Lund “September (Acoustic Version)” from Cabin Fever (Deluxe Edition) ((RED) New West 2012) —Canadian rancher, turned singer/songwriter will be at Off Broadway this Thursday, hope to see you there.Buy it!
Patty Griffin “Trapeze Live” from Live From the Artists Den (ATO Records 2008) —The soundtrack to a terrific live DVD released on CD from the Artists Den in New York, Patty is joined by Doug Lancio, J.D. Foster, Ian McLagan, Bryn Davies, & Michael Langoria. Patty lives in Austin with her new Hubby, Robert Plant.Buy it!
Paul Kelly “New Found Year” from Spring and Fall (Gawdaggle 2012) —Aussie icon with a mellow release, from a guy that has never made a bad record, why isn't he better known in the states ????Buy it!
Catherine Britt W/Tim Rogers “Troubled Man” from Always Never Enough (ABC Music 2012) —My album of the year, Catherine is joined by Tim Rogers, frontman for the Aussie band You Am I, Bill Chambers Co-produces along a whole host of Austins finest.Buy it!
Tom Russell “If I Were a Child” from Trouble in the Fields - An Artists Tribute to Nanci Griffith (Paradiddle 2012) —Tom Russell and Andrew Hardin with a great take on an obscure, early song by Nanci, a lot of other great talents join in on this fine tribute.Buy it!
Dolly Varden “Saskatchewan to Chicago” from For Awhile (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2012) —Dolly Varden frontman Steve Dawson wrote and sings this great ballad for the upcoming Dolly Varden release.Buy it!
Gretchen Peters W/Rodney Crowell “Dark Angel” from Hello Cruel World (Gretchen Peters 2012) —Gretchen with one of the years best releases, joined on this track by Rodney Crowell who recently performed Gretchens wedding ceremony to long time companion, keyboard master, Barry Walsh.Buy it!
Matt Harlan & The Sentimentals “The Easy Road” from Bow and Be Simple (Berkalin Records 2012) —Another top 10 pick, joined by a fine Danish band, a songwriter to watch with a very strong Sophmore effort.Buy it!
The Trishas “Rainin' Inside” from High, Wide & Handsome (Fatty Four Music 2012) —Can't wait to see this quartette this is a song Kelley Mickwee wrote with Kevin Welch, Savannah Welch (Kevins daughter), Liz Foster, and Jamie Wilson are the other members.Buy it!
The McEuen Sessions “Long Hard Road” from For All The Good (ME3 2012) —Longtime Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member, John is joined by his very talented sons Nathan & Jonathen, here they do a great take on a Dirt Band hit written by Rodney Crowell.Buy it!
Buskin & Batteau “Words That Bring The Tear” from Love Remembered/Love Forgot (Nouveau Retro 2012) —We're outta here, thanks for listening, a new recording of a Songwriter/Showcase favorite, for Larry Weir, a great new release from David Buskin & Robin Batteau, see you next week.Buy it!
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