Tom Waits “Downtown Train” from Beautiful Maladies (Island 2000)Buy it!
Madeleine Peyroux “(Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night” from Half The Perfect World (Rounder 2006)Buy it!
Bettye Lavette “Yesterday Is Here” from Thankful n' Thoughtful (Anti-Records 2012) —Written by Waits and Kathleen Brennan, originally on Frank's Wild Years (1987).Buy it!
Saintseneca “Happy Alone” from Dark Arc (Anti- 2014) —Due out April 1Buy it!
Miranda Lee Richards “Seventh Ray” from Echoes of the Dreamtime (self released 2014) —No release date set for the new album but to say I'm looking forward to this would be an understatementBuy it!
Matrimony “Golden City” from Montibello Drive (Columbia 2014) —From Charlotte, NC.Buy it!
Simone Felice “Gettysburg” from Strangers (Dualtone 2014)Buy it!
Lissie “Go Your Own Way” from Covered Up With Flowers (Fat Possum 2012) —Rock Island, Ill. native Elisabeth Corrin Maurus wtih a new album of covers this spring.Buy it!
Lykke Li “No Rest for the Wicked” from I Never Learn (Atlantic Records UK www.atlanticrecords.com 2014) —Due out May 5Buy it!
St. Paul & The Broken Bones “Grass Is Greener” from Half the City (Thirty Tigers 2014) —Vocal performance of the year? That's Paul Janeway of Birmingham. Fri 4/4 St. Paul and The Broken Bones w/ Brass Bed – Off BroadwayBuy it!
DeRobert and the Half-Truths “The Dole Pt. 2” from I'm Tryin' (G.E.D. Soul Records gedsoulrecords.com 2014)Buy it!
Curtis Mayfield “Dirty Laundry” from Dirty Laundry - The Soul Of Black Country (Trikont 1983) —Originally from the album HonestyBuy it!
By Webb “AM Blues” from Free Will (self released 2014)Buy it!
The Emperors Of Wyoming “Bittersweet Sound of Goodbye” from The Emperors of Wyoming (Proper 2014) —Butch Vig, Phil Davis, Frank Anderson and Pete AndersonBuy it!
Skin and Bones “Gibson Bull” from Skin and Bones (self released 2014)Buy it!
The Byrds “5D (Fifth Dimension)” from Fifth Dimension (Columbia 1966) —Eight Miles High: A Tribute to the Byrds at Off Broadway on March 28. Details at KDHX.orgBuy it!
Peter Holsapple and Chris Stam “Here Without You” from Mavericks (Rhino 1995)Buy it!
Grant McClennan “The Ballad of Easy Rider” from Horsebreaker Star (Blanco y Negro Records 1995)Buy it!
The Byrds “He Was a Friend of Mine” from Turn! Turn! Turn! (Columbia 1965) —A brilliantly reworked version of the folk song by Roger McGuinn.Buy it!
The Belle Brigade “Likely to Use Something” from Just Because (ATO Records (AT0) www.atorecords.com 2014) —Barbara and Ethan Gruska return with quite a different, much more studio-oriented album. They'll be touring with Ray LaMontagne and appearing at the Fox this spring. Wed 6/18 Ray LaMontagne w/ Belle Brigade – Fabulous FoxBuy it!
The War On Drugs “Burning (Radio Edit)” from Lost In the Dream (Secretly Canadian 2014)Buy it!
The Hold Steady “The Ambassador” from Teeth Dreams (Razor & Tie 2014) —A darker, heavier Hold Steady, but with the ever-growing, ever-observant songs of Craig Finn.Buy it!
Spirit “Forever Gone” from Single (self released 2014) —Melbourne band led by Luke Yeoward.Buy it!
My Sad Captains “Wide Open” from Best of Times (Bella Union www.bellaunion.com 2014) —Third album from the London band led by Ed Wallis, who took the name of the band from the poet Thom Gunn.Buy it!
Dawn Landes and Bonnie Prince Billy “Dark Eyes” from Dylan in the '80s (ATO www.atorecords.com 2014) —As my friend Michael Friedman says, it's impossible to screw up such a perfect song; so let's just say that Dawn and Will are about as far from screwing this up as possible.Buy it!
Peter Case “Cold Trail Blues” from Flying Saucer Blues (Vanguard Records vanguardrecords.com 2006) —Wed 5/7 Peter Case (seated show) – Off BroadwayBuy it!
Butch Hancock “The Damage Done” from 13 Ways to Live (Red House www.redhouse.com 2004) —Wed 4/9 Butch Hancock w/ the Wilhelms (seated show) – Off Broadway. Taken from the benefit CD for the anti-landmine advocacy group Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF).Buy it!
Griffin House “Barricades of Heaven” from Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne COMP (Music Road Records 2014) —Not a band but a dude, from Springfield, Ohio.Buy it!
Richmond Fontaine “Exit 194b” from The Fitzgerald (El Cortez 2005) —Willy Vlautin will be in town April 16ish for a book tour and record store performances; and he'll be coming by KDHX for an instudio session that Wed morning.Buy it!
Drive-by Truckers “Hanging On” from English Oceans (ATO Records (AT0) www.atorecords.com 2014) —Sat 3/29 Drive-By Truckers w/ Blitzen Trapper – PageantBuy it!
Bruce Springsteen “The Wall (Radio Edit)” from High Hopes (Columbia 2014)Buy it!
The Baseball Project “Monument Park” from 3rd (Bonus Track Version) (Yep Roc Records 2014)Buy it!
The Minus 5 “Retrieval Of You” from Down With Wilco: A Tragedy In Three Halfs (Yep Roc 2003) —Fri 4/18 The Minus Five w/ Magnolia Summer – Off BroadwayBuy it!
Mise En Scene “Endless Summer” from Desire's Despair (Pipe & Hat / Fontana North 2012)Buy it!
Woods “Impossible Sky” from Bend Beyond (Woodsist 2012) —Tue 5/6 Woods w/ Quilt – Off BroadwayBuy it!
Quilt “Tie Up the Tides” from Held In Splendor (Mexican Summer 2014)Buy it!
Lake Street Dive “Bad Self Portraits” (Signature Sounds Recordings 2014)Buy it!
The Byrds “Hickory Wind” from The Byrds (Rhino/Elektra 2005)Buy it!
Like everything else, times are approximate.
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