Townes Van Zandt “Tecumseh Valley” from Live At the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas (Tomato 1977) —R.I.P. Townes, 14th anniversery of Townes final bow, hard to believe.Buy it!
Dierks Bentley featuring Chris Thile and Punch Brothers “Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)” from Up On the Ridge CD ALBUM (CAPITOL 2010) —Starting more of the best of 2010, this one caught me by surprise, great Dylan coverBuy it!
Jimmy Webb with Linda Ronstadt “All I Know” from Just Across The River (E1 Music www.e1entertainment.com 2010) —Great release from the songwriting legend joined by many friends, Vince Gill, Jackson Browne, Mark Knopfler, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Glen Campbell, Lucinda Williams, Michael McDonald, & J.D. Souther.Buy it!
Jackson Browne & David Lindley “Take It Easy” from Love Is Strange (Inside 2010) —Great to see these 2 together, they put on one of the best shows of the year at the Fox.Buy it!
The Trishas “Till I'm Too Old To Die Young” from They Call Us the Trishas (The Trishas 2010) —Great new Texas Quartette, featuring Jamie Wilson, Kelley Mickwee, Liz Foster, & Savannah Welch, daughter of songwriter Kevin Welch, doing a song Kevin Co-wrote, this set features children of songwriters we regularly play on the show.Buy it!
Chelsea Crowell “I Want My Seven Years Back” from Chelsea Crowell (Cleft Music 2009) —Chelsea joined by her Dad Rodney, course her Mom is Roseanne and Grandpa Johnny, sounds like she was born to sing.Buy it!
Lucy Wainwright Roche “Open Season” from Lucy (Lucy Wainright Roche 2010) —Another good set of genes, Daddy Louden who seems to fall for musical sisters, this time it was Suzy Roche.Buy it!
Colin Gilmore “Circles in the Yard” from Goodnight Lane (Colin Gilmore 2010) —Last of our offspring set, makes me feel way too old !! Colin was in town recently at The Old Rock House opening for his Dad Jimmy and his Flatlander buddies.Buy it!
The Atomic Duo & Friends “The River” from First Grab For The Brass Ring (self thesailorkicks.bandcamp.com 2010) N L —My first exposure to this local band, looking forward to more, you can too, this Friday, 1/7 at the Focal Point I think it gets going around 8 PM.Buy it!
Michele Isam “Annie's Revenge” from Songs of a Midwestern Girl (Michele Isam 2010) N L —2Nd song in an all local set, heard Michele in the kdhx studio with Stacy, in fact I think she played this fine song.Buy it!
The Jenny Kavanaugh Band “Be Alright” from Be Alright - EP (self thesailorkicks.bandcamp.com 2010) N L —Another great local release that appeared in my mailbox, I really try to do my best to keep up with the disks in my box but it's tough, glad I found this one.Buy it!
Fred Eaglesmith “Rebecca Street” from Cha Cha Cha (Lonesome Day www.lonesomeday.com 2010) —Fred will be back in town soon, Friday 2/11 at Off Broadway, always a great event !!Buy it!
Steve Earle “This City” from Treme Music From the HBO Original Series, Season 1 (geffen records 2010) N —No new releases from Steve this year, but he did release this great new song on HBO'S Treme miniseries soundtrackBuy it!
John Prine & Josh Ritter “Mexican Home” from In Person & On Stage (Oh Boy Records 2010) —John Prine and friends making you feel like your there.Buy it!
Josh Ritter “Folk Bloodbath” from So Runs the World Away CD ALBUM (Pytheas Recordings 2010) —Not a good folk song without a high body count, steals the chorus from Mississippi John Hurt.Buy it!
Eric Brace & Peter Cooper “Missoula Tonight” from Master Sessions (Red Beet www.redbeetrecords.com 2010) —One of 2 Great releases this year from Peter Cooper, Eric Brace from Last Train Home home joins him on this one, along with 2 of their heros Lloyd Green and Mike AuldrigeBuy it!
Amelia Curran “Bye Bye Montreal” from Hunter Hunter (Six Shooter Records 2009) —New Discovery Canadian Curran with one of my very favorite songs of the past yearBuy it!
Great Big Sea “Nothing But A Song” from Safe Upon the Shore (Warner Music Canada 2010) —Another one from my top ten list, not a week song on the cd produced by Los Lobo's saxaphone player Steve BerlinBuy it!
Mark Erelli “Basement Days” from Little Vigils (Hillbilly Pilgrim Records 2010) —If you remember the 60's and 70's you'll remember the songs in the chorusBuy it!
Jonas Fjeld & Chatham County Line “Brother of Song” (RCA Records Label 2009) —Great collaberation with norwegian singer songwriter, fjeld and Chatham County Line, Chatham County Line without Fjeld will be at Off Broadway Saturday, February 5Buy it!
Tom Pacheco with Steinar Albrigtsen “You Know” from I'll Leave A Light On For You (Trackattack Records 2010) —Tom Pacheco dedicated this one to his brother, Paul who died this past year, joined on this duet by his Norweigen buddy, Steinar, who produced the cd.Buy it!
Adrian Brannan with Tom Russell “Stories We Could Tell” from Boots and Pearls (self thesailorkicks.bandcamp.com 2009) —Teenage songstress joined by Tom Russell on this great John Sebastian song, Tom also produced the cd.Buy it!
Kasey Chambers with Kevin Bennet “Love Like A Hurricane” from Little Bird (Liberation 2010) —Another wonderful set from Kasey, joined by Kevin Bennet lead singer for the ozzie band The Flood.Buy it!
Katy Moffatt with Julian Dawson “Kind Woman (feat. Julian Dawson)” from Playin' Fool (Strickly Country Records 2010) N —Katy from a great set recorded in Holland doing the Richie Furay classic, joined by lots of friends on this set, including her brother Hugh, Tom Russell, Andrew Hardin, & Rosie Flores.Buy it!
Bill Morrissey “Birches” from Bill Morrissey: The Essential Collection (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com 2004) —This ones for Larry.Buy it!
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