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Americana Boogie new releases for the week of April 15th... Rodney Crowell, Bobby Bare Jr, Moot Davis, Secret Sisters, Ray Bonneville and more

BOBBY BARE JR. Undefeated (Bloodshot)Bobby Bare, Jr. could've phoned in a career. He could've exploited the fact that he s the son of Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare, instead, he blazed a path of unique songwriting craftsmanship. Undefeated is ten songs of reality checks, clever wordplay, and daring arrangements, the aural companion to that buddy who pulls up a bar stool next to yours to help…See More
Tuesday
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Americana Boogie new releases for the week of April 8th... Carlene Carter, Steve Dawson, Joan Osborne

CARLENE CARTER Carter Girl (Rounder)This the first album of new recordings this decade from Carlene, it is, in a very literal way, Carlene's personal homage to the Carter Family legacy that both underpins so much of America's music and is part of her own DNA. The album revisits both classic Carter Family repertoire as…See More
Apr 11
A blog post by Bill Frater was featured

Freight Train Boogie Show #251 features new music from Riley Etheridge Jr., Susan Gibson, Grady Kelneck, The Sea The Sea and more

FTB Show #251 features the new album from Riley Etheridge Jr. entitled The Straight and The Narrow. Also fine new music from Susan Gibson, Amelia White and The Sea The Sea. Here's the direct link to listen now! Show #251RILEY ETHERIDGE JR. - Another Time, Another Place…See More
Apr 9
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Americana Boogie new releases for the week of April 8th... Carlene Carter, Steve Dawson, Joan Osborne

CARLENE CARTER Carter Girl (Rounder)This the first album of new recordings this decade from Carlene, it is, in a very literal way, Carlene's personal homage to the Carter Family legacy that both underpins so much of America's music and is part of her own DNA. The album revisits both classic Carter Family repertoire as…See More
Apr 8
A blog post by Bill Frater was featured

Americana Boogie new releases for the week of April 1st... Nickel Creek, Jonny Two Bags, Leon Russell, Hank III and more

JONNY TWO BAGS Salvation Town (Isotone)Jonny Two Bags, a.k.a. Jonny Wickersham, guitarist for the Southern California punk rock institution Social Distortion, has a great solo debut produced by David Kalish, noted for his long association with Rickie Lee Jones, The material reflects a multiplicity of musical styles and influences. Wickersham’s father, a professional musician who played folk, rock…See More
Apr 6
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Freight Train Boogie Show #251 features new music from Riley Etheridge Jr., Susan Gibson, Grady Kelneck, The Sea The Sea and more

FTB Show #251 features the new album from Riley Etheridge Jr. entitled The Straight and The Narrow. Also fine new music from Susan Gibson, Amelia White and The Sea The Sea. Here's the direct link to listen now! Show #251RILEY ETHERIDGE JR. - Another Time, Another Place…See More
Apr 4
A blog post by Bill Frater was featured

Freight Train Boogie Show #250 features new music from Drive-By Truckers, Roosevelt Dime, The Amigos. Lydia Loveless and more

FTB Show #250 features the new album from Drive-By Truckers called English Oceans. Also new music from The Blushin' Roulettes, Lydia Loveless and Roosevelt Dime. Here's the direct link to…See More
Apr 1
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Americana Boogie new releases for the week of April 1st... Nickel Creek, Jonny Two Bags, Leon Russell, Hank III and more

JONNY TWO BAGS Salvation Town (Isotone)Jonny Two Bags, a.k.a. Jonny Wickersham, guitarist for the Southern California punk rock institution Social Distortion, has a great solo debut produced by David Kalish, noted for his long association with Rickie Lee Jones, The material reflects a multiplicity of musical styles and influences. Wickersham’s father, a professional musician who played folk, rock…See More
Apr 1
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Freight Train Boogie Show #250 features new music from Drive-By Truckers, Roosevelt Dime, The Amigos. Lydia Loveless and more

FTB Show #250 features the new album from Drive-By Truckers called English Oceans. Also new music from The Blushin' Roulettes, Lydia Loveless and Roosevelt Dime. Here's the direct link to…See More
Mar 28
A blog post by Bill Frater was featured

Americana Boogie new releases for the week of Mar. 25th... Johnny Cash, Simone Felice, Ronnie Lane & more

JOHNNY CASH Out Among The Stars (Columbia Legacy)Back in the early ‘80s, Cash was not exactly flavor of the month, C&W-wise. “He didn't quite fit,” says John Carter Cash, the producer son of Johnny and June. Cash recorded the tracks with producer Billy Sherrill but Columbia didn’t know what to do with it so this record was literally shelved. The tracks were rediscovered when John Carter and Cash…See More
Mar 28
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Americana Boogie new releases for the week of Mar. 25th... Johnny Cash, Simone Felice, Ronnie Lane & more

JOHNNY CASH Out Among The Stars (Columbia Legacy)Back in the early ‘80s, Cash was not exactly flavor of the month, C&W-wise. “He didn't quite fit,” says John Carter Cash, the producer son of Johnny and June. Cash recorded the tracks with producer Billy Sherrill but Columbia didn’t know what to do with it so this record was literally shelved. The tracks were rediscovered when John Carter and Cash…See More
Mar 25
A blog post by Bill Frater was featured

Freight Train Boogie Show #249 features new music from Chuck Mead, Grant Peeples, Irene Kelley, St. Paul & the Broken Bones and more

FTB Show #249 features the new album from Chuck Mead called Free State Serenade.  Also new music from Grant Peeples, Irene Kelley and St. Paul & the Broken Bones.  Here's the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB…See More
Mar 25
A blog post by Bill Frater was featured

Americana Boogie new releases for the week of Mar. 18th... Eliza Gilkyson, Luther Dickinson, Darol Anger & more

LUTHER DICKINSON Rock 'n Roll Blues (New West)Luther Dickinson enters a new phase of his storied musical career with his new solo album, Rock n Roll Blues. As a member of North Mississippi All Stars, Luther Dickinson may have innovated blues and boogie rock but he is also an acutely observant songwriter. The new album tells the story of a guy growing into a life in music. As a member of the NMAS's,…See More
Mar 22
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Freight Train Boogie Show #249 features new music from Chuck Mead, Grant Peeples, Irene Kelley, St. Paul & the Broken Bones and more

FTB Show #249 features the new album from Chuck Mead called Free State Serenade.  Also new music from Grant Peeples, Irene Kelley and St. Paul & the Broken Bones.  Here's the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB…See More
Mar 20
A blog post by Bill Frater was featured

Freight Train Boogie Show #248 features new music from Clay McClinton, Will Kimbrough, Reagan Boggs and Jamestown Revival

FTB Show #248 features the debut album from Clay McClinton called Bitin' at the Bit. Also new music from Will Kimbrough, Reagan Boggs and Jamestown Revival.  Here's the direct link to listen now!Show #248CLAY McCLINTON - Wildflowers…See More
Mar 19

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Americana Boogie new releases for the week of April 15th... Rodney Crowell, Bobby Bare Jr, Moot Davis, Secret Sisters, Ray Bonneville and more

BOBBY BARE JR.

Undefeated (Bloodshot)

Bobby Bare, Jr. could've phoned in a career. He could've exploited the fact that he s the son of Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare, instead, he blazed a path of unique songwriting…

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Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:00am

Americana Boogie new releases for the week of April 8th... Carlene Carter, Steve Dawson, Joan Osborne

CARLENE CARTER

Carter Girl (Rounder)

This the first album of new recordings this decade from Carlene, it is, in a very literal way, Carlene's personal homage to the Carter Family legacy that both underpins so much of America's music and is part of her…

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Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Freight Train Boogie Show #251 features new music from Riley Etheridge Jr., Susan Gibson, Grady Kelneck, The Sea The Sea and more

FTB Show #251 features the new album from Riley Etheridge Jr. entitled The Straight and The Narrow. Also fine new music from Susan Gibson, Amelia White and The Sea The Sea. 

Here's the direct link to listen now

Show #251…

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Posted on April 4, 2014 at 12:30pm

Americana Boogie new releases for the week of April 1st... Nickel Creek, Jonny Two Bags, Leon Russell, Hank III and more

JONNY TWO BAGS

Salvation Town (Isotone)

Jonny Two Bags, a.k.a. Jonny Wickersham, guitarist for the Southern California punk rock institution Social Distortion, has a great solo debut produced by David Kalish, noted for his long association with Rickie Lee Jones, The material reflects a multiplicity of musical styles and influences. Wickersham’s…

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Posted on April 1, 2014 at 10:00am

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At 1:30pm on March 13, 2013, Phil Lee said…
And thanks for the feature!
At 10:07am on April 30, 2012, Dirtsandwich Music said…

Happy birthday, brother Bill.

At 11:15am on February 11, 2011, Tanya Pinkerton said…
Welcome Bill! swak! Tanya
At 5:20pm on January 12, 2011, rick ahern said…

hey big  guy what's up?

 

At 12:26am on January 6, 2011, GJHare said…
..thanks Bill - will follow your music closely..GH
At 6:02pm on December 10, 2009, Jenny Kerr said…
Hey there, Bill,
Glad you made it! We had a great meeting. See you at the next one? (Jan 2, 2-3:30)

xoox
At 3:36pm on April 15, 2009, No Depression said…
Hi Bill - Welcome to the new community site! We hope you're finding everything okay. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback (here are some FAQs in case anything's confusing). Thanks for joining. Cheers!
Kim
 
 
 

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