The Back Country (Music)
Sat Dec 28th 2013 3.00pm–5.00pm
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Ryan Spearman “Pretty Polly”
from Pain & Time (self 2013) L —Four live sessions recorded in the winter of 2012 are the source of this release
Mike Zanger “Lonesome and Blue”
from Vanity Press (self 2013) —Mike is co-host of Log House Concerts in Edwardsville. Lots of great musicians assist on this, including Brad Benge, Aaron Till and Richard Smith, recorded at Richard's Tunesmith studio in Nashville.
The David Bromberg Band “Medley: Cattle in the Cane/Forked Deer/Monroe's Hornpipe”
from Only Slightly Mad (Appleseed www.appleseedrec.com 2013) —It was a thrill and an honor to host an in-studio session on September 20th of this year. I've been an avid fan of his for forty years. This is the kind of album Bromberg produced in the Columbia and Fantasy years.
Peter Rowan “That's All She Wrote”
from The Old School (Compass Records 2013) —Peter's latest is bluegrass, lots of great artists playing along, and one of a number of great albums put out by Compass Records in 2013.
Bill Kirchen “Flip Flop”
from Seeds and Stems (Proper 2013) —Bill's show at Off Broadway in the fall was a great one. He's still got his tele (and trombone) chops.
Son Volt “Tears of Change”
from Honky Tonk (Rounder www.rounder.com 2013) L —This is marked local because most of the musicians (we include Jay here) hail from St. Louis. Jay Farrar's songwriting sensibilities in a country music ensemble.
The Carper Family “I Gotta Have My Baby Back”
from Old-Fashioned Gal (self 2013) —A terrific version of this Floyd Tillman classic. Quite a year for these great musicians--from Off Broadway in STL to Prairie Home Companion to Germany. Here's to more in 2014.
Sturgill Simpson “Some Days”
from High Top Mountain (High Top Mountain 2013) —Since they have us pick a "Song of the Year" too this is my entry. "Some days you kill and some days you just choke, Some days you blast off and some days you just smoke". Sturgill kills it on his debut album.
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