Son Volt “Medicine Hat” from Wide Swing Tremolo (Warner Bros. 1998)Buy it!
Rodney Crowell “The Rise and Fall of Intelligent Design” from Sex and Gasoline (Yep Roc 2008) —At the Duck Room on Monday.Buy it!
Ron Sexsmith “Long Player” from Long Player Late Bloomer (Thirty Tigers 2011) N —Due out March 1.Buy it!
The Cave Singers “Gifts and the Raft” from No Witch (Jagjaguwar www.jagjaguwar.com 2011) N —Pete Quirk, Derek Fudesco, and Marty Lund with their third album.Buy it!
Katie Costello “After Dark” from Lamplight (Tiny Tiny Records 2011) N Buy it!
Danny Schmidt “Buckets of Rain” from Man Of Many Moons (Red House www.redhouse.com 2011) N —hard to do a bad cover this Dylan songBuy it!
Solomon Burke “Honey Where's the Money Gone” from Nashville (Shout! Factory Records 2006) —Written by Barry Tashian and Paul KennerleyBuy it!
Ruby Johnson “When My Love Comes Down” from 1000 Volts of Stax (stax 1966) —Produced by Isaac Hayes and David PorterBuy it!
Randy Newman “Rollin'” from Good Old Boys (Warner Bros 1974) —at the Sheldon on Friday nightBuy it!
Levon Helm “Kingfish” from Electric Dirt (Din Farmer Music53 2009) —a Newman compositionBuy it!
Rebecca Pronsky “Mercury News” from View Finder (self released 2011) N Buy it!
Lucinda Williams “Blessed” SINGLE (Lost Highway 2011) N Buy it!
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart” from Howl (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2013) —at Off Broadway on FridayBuy it!
Drive-by Truckers “Everybody Needs Love” from Go-Go Boots (ATO 2011) N —Excellent Eddie Hinton coverBuy it!
Teddy Thompson “The Next One” from Bella (Verve Forecast 2011) N —backed by Daniel Mintseris on keys, Jeff Hill on bass, and Ethan Eubanks on drumsBuy it!
Telekinesis “You Turn Clear In the Sun” from 12 Desperate Straight Lines (Merge 2011) N Buy it!
Justin Vernon of Bon Iver “Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)” from Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine (Oh Boy Records 2010) R Buy it!
Iron & Wine “Godless Brother In Love” from Kiss Each Other Clean (Warner Bros. 2011) N Buy it!
Greater Pacific “Your History” from Rainfall (Yer Bird 2011) N —Kyle Kersten and John Phinney, along with Angela CorreaBuy it!
Gurf Morlix “For Anything Less” from Blaze Foley's 113th Wet Dream (Rootball 2011) N R —Really fine tribute to his old friend and Austin legend Blaze FoleyBuy it!
Kasey Anderson and the Honkies “Mercy” from Heart of a Dog (Red River 2010) N Buy it!
Apex Manor “Southern Decline” from The Year of Magical Drinking (Merge 2011) N Buy it!
Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion “Speed of Light” from Bright Examples (Ninth Street Opus 2011) N —Very different and welcome sound from Sarah and JohnnyBuy it!
Darren Hanlon “Scenes From A Separation” from I Will Love You At All (Yep Roc Records www.yeproc.com 2010)Buy it!
Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers “I've Been Gone” from Starlight Hotel (Signature 2011) N —From Seattle, with a welcome minor label debut. However, please seek out new art director.Buy it!
Jonathan Byrd “I Was An Oak Tree” from Cackalack (Waterbug Records 2011) N Buy it!
Ponderosa “Penniless” from Moonlight Revival (New West Records Inc. www.newwestrecords.com 2010) N —Kalen Nash and Co. from AtlantaBuy it!
The Crystals “Uptown” from Wall of Sound: The Very Best of Phil Spector (Sony Legacy 2011) N Buy it!
Kings Go Forth “One Day” from The Outsiders Are Back VINYL (Luaka Bop 2010) —Fri 3/4 Kings Go Forth w/Jon Hardy and the Public – Off BroadwayBuy it!
Billy Preston “God Bless the Child” from 16 Year Old Soul (Abko 2011) N —Originally recorded 1963Buy it!
Dirty Dozen Brass Band Feat. Norah Jones “Ruler of My Heart” from ...Featuring (Blue Note www.bluenote.com 2010) —an excellent version of the Irma Thomas classicBuy it!
Six Organs of Admittance “Hold But Let Go” from Asleep On the Floodplain (Drag City 2011) N —Ben Chasny from San FranciscoBuy it!
Vetiver “Roll On Babe” from A Thing of the Past (EMI Australia 2008) —written by Derroll Adams, also covered by Ronnie LaneBuy it!
ALSO “Call It Funny” from Music Belongs in the Background (self 2011) N —Drew Conrad, Scotland Stephenson, and Mark Zelen of LABuy it!
Marcellus Hall “Laughing With You” from The First Line (Glacial Pace 2011) N —former leader of Railroad Jerk, if anyone remembersBuy it!
Paul Simon “The Afterlife” from So Beautiful or So What (Universal 2011) N —First single from the album due out in April.Buy it!
Destroyer “Chinatown” from Kaputt (Merge 2011) N —Mon 3/28 Destroyer with the War on Drugs – Luminary Center for the ArtsBuy it!
Roky Erickson & Okkervil River “Goodbye Sweet Dreams” from True Love Cast Out All Evil (Chemikal Underground Records 2010)Buy it!
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