Willie Sugarcapps “Magdalena” from Willie Sugarcapps (The Royal Potato Family www.royalpotatofamily.com 2013) N —Welcome, Alan alongside, a new group led by the very busy Will Kimbrough. joined by Grayson Capps, Sugarcane Jane ( Anthony Crawford & Savanna Lee), and Corkey Hughs, this tune was written & sung by Grayson.Buy it!
Mike Cross “Streamside” from Crossin' Carolina (mima-mubo 2013) N —Mike's first new material since 1998, still in top form, but we're selfish and we'd like a little more, and how about a live visit while we're wishing for things, a welcome addition to the top releases of 2013Buy it!
Go Jane Go “When I'm Not Thinking About You (feat. David Francey)” from Go Jane Go (Dead Reckoning Records 2013) N —Go Jane Go is Kieran and Lucas Kane, joined by Canadian songwriter David Francey, recorded live in one take in Kieran's cabin in upper New York on the Canadian boarder, an under the radar gem.Buy it!
Buffy Ford Stewart “DAYDREAM BELIEVER” from Same Old Heart (Global Recording Artists 2013) N R —Buffy's heartfelt tribute to her late husband John, with an all star cast Nanci Griffith, Pete & Maura Kennedy, Peter Tork, and Davey Jones, with his last recording, before his sudden death. Eliza Gilkyson, Roseann Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Dan Hicks, & TBuy it!
Shane Nicholson “Where the Water Goes” from Familiar Ghosts (Liberation Music 2008) —The very talented husband of Kasey Chambers, with 11 amazing original tunes on this great solo release.Buy it!
Kasey Chambers “Millionaires” from Little Bird (Liberation 2010) —Speaking of Kasey, a great duet with her best friend Beccy Cole on a great song about best friends.Buy it!
Bill Chambers “Letter to Fred” from Live at the Pub Tamworth (self 2013) N —The matriarch of the Chambers family with a Fred tribute,& a special shout out to the Late Willie P. Bennett, Kasey, Shane, & Kevin Bennett also join Bill at the Pub in Tamworth, wish I'd have been there, headed for my best of 2013 list.Buy it!
Fred Eaglesmith “WHITE ROSE” from Drive-In Movie (Bluewater Music Services Corp./ Vertical Records 1996) —How could I not follow Bill with a Fred song, so I picked my favorite about the demise of a local gas station when the highway moved, hits home, Mt. Olive still has Soulsbys Service Station one of the few stations still standing on Old Route 66, part of tBuy it!
Tif Ginn “Middle Man” from Tif Ginn (self 2012) —Co-written with Fred Eaglesmith ...Tif part of the "Fabulous Gin Sisters" with her sister Brit breaks out with her first solo release produced, co-written and featuring Fred's band.Buy it!
Willie Nile “She's Got My Heart” from American Ride (River House www.willienile.com 2013) N —It's my 34 anniversary so this tune and set goes out to my wife Shelley for puttin' up with me, & Willie Nile says it better than I can.Buy it!
Monte Warden “THE ONLY ONE” from Monte Warden (Watermelon 1993) —Duet w/Kelly Willis, the former Wagoneer from his wonderful solo release, Monte has seemed to have disappeared from the Texas nusic scene, we need him back.Buy it!
Mustard's Retreat “A Good Place to Be” (Yellow Room 2013) N —The wonderful duo from Ann Arbour, Michigan of Michael Hough and David Tamulevitch return with a dozen new tunes that includes this gret title song about finding yourself in a great place, written by David.Buy it!
Ian Fisher & the Present “DOUBT” from Ian Fisher & the Present (self-released 2012) —@ Off Broadway this Thursday, August 22. a great chance to catch this duo with local ties as they are in and out of town, support live music.Buy it!
Sam Baker “Road Crew” from Say Grace (self 2013) N —Always surprises on our shelfs, including a new one from Sam, can't wait to sit down and get to know this one, read Sam's story on his website an amazing person.Buy it!
Blue Sky Riders “Little Victories” from Finally Home (3Dream Records 2012) —@ River City Casino this Friday, August 23 (Kenny Loggins leads the band, that includes superb singer / songwriters Gary Burr and Georgia Middleman, that's Georgia singing the great song we just heard.Buy it!
Slaid Cleaves “Rust Belt Fields” from Still Fighting the War (Music Road Records 2013) N —Co-written with Rod Picott ...his Maine high school buddy and bandmate in the "Magic Rats" taken from Springsteen's "Jungleland" one of many great tunes on Slaid's new one.Buy it!
Amanda Shires “Angels and Acrobats” from West Cross Timbers (Amanda Shires 2009) —A Rod Picott song ...Amanda will be at Off Broadway Tuesday Sept. 3 to support her brand new release, just married former Drive by Trucher Jason Isbell, Congrats !!Buy it!
Guy Clark “My Favorite Picture of You” from My Favorite Picture Of You (Dualtone 2013) N R —Guy's toughing tribute to his late wife Susanna, but it's always an event when this master singer/songwriter releases a new one.Buy it!
Richard Dobson “Old Friends” from State of the Heart (Sundown 1994) —Richard, who Nanci Griffith once called the Ernest Hemmingway of country music, with a song he co-wrote with his old friends Guy and Susanna.Buy it!
Townes Van Zandt “To Live Is To Fly” from Sunshine Boy, The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971 - 1972 (Omnivore 2013) N —Guy, Townes, and Richard with youngsters Rodney Crowell and Steve Earl hung out together in their early days, Richard wrote a fascinating book about it "The Gulf Coast Boys".Buy it!
Mick Thomas And The Sure Thing “From The Heart” from The Horse's Prayer (Croxton Records 2003) —Thought the perfect ending to this set would be Mick's wonderful cover of this amazing song written by Susanna Clark and Richard Leigh, from Mick's brilliant, must have double cd.Buy it!
Stan Rogers “Forty-Five Years” from Fogarty's Cove (Fogarty's Cove www.stanrogers.net 1977) R —A request for something for my friends Roger and Mary's 50th anniversary, can't think of a better song to play than this classic love song by the late Canadian legend.Buy it!
Kate Wolf “Give Yourself To Love” from The Wind Blows Wild (Rhino 2006) —Speaking of late legends, why not follow it up with another classic.Buy it!
JD Souther “Best of My Love” from Natural History (Entertainment One 2011) —@ the Old Rockhouse on Thursday, September 5., still in fine form J.D. sings this tune he wrote for the Eagles, you can find J.D. these days on the T Bone Burnett t.v. show "Nashville" a surprisingly good account of the music business.Buy it!
Michael Smith “Roger Maris” from Old Man Dancing (Bird Avenue 2012) —@ the Focal Point on Saturday, October 12. the Chicago based author of "The Dutchman" a contender for the best song ever written returns to support his new CD, Thanks for listening, Thanks Allan, see Ya !!!!Buy it!
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