Davidson Hart Kingsbery, 2 Horses
I just got a double CD for 1 cent, plus shipping, of Al Stewart's "Definitive Pop Collection". It's old, glossy stuff but the best penny investment in a while.
Recommended listening: "Crow" by Berkley Hart. They are San Diego's best roots band and this disc is superb.
Mickey Newbury - Stories From The Silver Moon Cafe.
Great album , best of the three recent reissues.
All we need is Lovers now !
Rosie Flores - "Working Girl Guitar"
Didn't realize Rosie was all that and a bag of chips on the six-stringer. She cooks on this release.
Just downloaded it, Chip. Great tip! Thank you! Jeff
Terri Hendrix - Wilory Farm
A very talented and eclectic singer and songwriter.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse 'Horse BAck' 37 minute jam on the Blue Ray of The Pill - better than the whole PILL.
Four way tie for my favorite album this week: 3 CDs and a single track.
1) Chris Knight - Little Victories. It's not my favorite album of his, but there are some great songs. The cross of electric and acoustic is great, but Tammy Rogers' "rock and roll" mandolin (and fiddle) add a great touch to the overall sound.
2) Ian Hunter - Shrunken Heads. I've been listening to his new one, "When I'm President" a lot, and it's great, but it's made me pull out his fantastic album from 2007. It reminds me of the rock and roll I heard growing up that made me want to be a musician, and could be the best album Mott the Hoople never made. The closing track, "Read 'Em 'N' Weep" is one of the most hearbreakingly beautiful songs about heartbreak I've ever heard.
3) John Zorn - A Vision in Blakelight. Cool acoustic jazz, gorgeous melodies, interesting instrumentation (harp and vibes on many tracks) and some top-notch players including John Medeski on piano and organ and the amazing Joey Baron on drums.
and the single track - 4) Trampled by Turtles - "Where is my Mind?" (Pixies cover). With the mandolin, this sounds better than the original.
Shovels & Rope --- Can listen to it over and over, great vocals and lyrics. My favorite "Birmingham".