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The Jayhawks or Wilco--which show to see?
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Hey all, tomorrow in PDX we've got the Jayhawks. The next night, Wilco. You can only go to one show--so which one would it be? I can't decide! Help!Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by sean schonfeld Feb 17, 2012.

The song I just can't get out of my head! What's yours?
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Well, for me right now, it's Jason Isbell's "Go It Alone". What an absolutely killer song. A minor-key powerhouse with an anthemic, head-turning hook of a chorus. Lyrically--I can't quite figure out…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by LB Ellis Mar 22, 2012.

Digital music--is there a method to your madness of buying songs?
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So, let's say you're a member of Emusic or you got an Itunes gift card for Xmas. You use your monthly allotment or most of your gift card to buy a couple of albums. For example, I just picked up the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe FitzGerald Jan 20, 2012.

What song simply brings a tear to your eye?
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As I was driving down the road the other day with my Ipod on shuffle, Richard Thompson's "Beeswing" came on.  It never fails to bring a tear to my eye.  So much emotion--you can feel the love and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Coffee Mar 12.

 

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Joe Coffee replied to Matt Mesa's discussion 'What song simply brings a tear to your eye?'
""Beeswing" by Richard Thompson can definitely cause misting, as does his "From Galway to Graceland."  Two songs that I play to prove that I'm still human are Ramblin' Jack Elliott's version of Woody's…"
Mar 12
Meghan (aTinyTune.com) replied to Matt Mesa's discussion 'What song simply brings a tear to your eye?'
"There are so many!  I recently saw Paul Thorn perform acoustic.  He did a song called 'I Have a Good Day'...the recorded version sounds upbeat and happy but the acoustic version made me cry...especially followed by the story he…"
Jan 14
Bruce Brantley replied to Matt Mesa's discussion 'What song simply brings a tear to your eye?'
"Where've You Been by Kathy Mattea and Hello in There and Souvenirs by John Prine are beauties, Paul Seibel's Louise sung by Bonnie Raitt, The World Unseen by Roseann Cash, Everybody Hurts and I Can Stand a Little Rain by Joe Cocker, Climb…"
Jan 13
Bruce Brantley replied to Matt Mesa's discussion 'What song simply brings a tear to your eye?'
"San Fracisco Mabel Joy by Newbury is a beaut and Kris Kristofferson does it well"
Jan 13
Tim M. Otto replied to Matt Mesa's discussion 'What song simply brings a tear to your eye?'
"The song that brought a tear to my eye was at a Mickey Newbury concert: "Frisco Depot.""
Jan 11
Aurelia replied to Matt Mesa's discussion 'What song simply brings a tear to your eye?'
"I agree with "therewolff" - "My Old Man" chokes me up every time I hear it.   Another one to consider is off Jerry Jeff''s - A Man Must Carry On album called "MY BUDDY" by Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson.…"
Jan 11
therewolff replied to Matt Mesa's discussion 'What song simply brings a tear to your eye?'
"whew! What a read. 2 out & out weepers from Steve Goodman:  My Old Man & Fourteen Days. Almost a weeper (I probably need sensitivity training):  She Doesn't Live Here Anymore - Alejandro Escovedo Beautifully sad:  Highway…"
Jan 10
Aurelia replied to Matt Mesa's discussion 'What song simply brings a tear to your eye?'
"Kate Wolf's "Pacheco/Redtail Hawk" off her " Give Yourself to Love" and 'Weaver of Dreams' albums - gives me chill-bumps and brings tears.   The YouTube versions do not do it justice. Check it out on Pandora,…"
Jan 10
W E B replied to Matt Mesa's discussion 'What song simply brings a tear to your eye?'
"Try this on for size.... Take a rock glass and pour three (make it four) fingers of good rye whiskey, have a box of  kleenex nearby, put Fred Eaglesmith's splendidly written album "Dusty" on and enjoy the ride. It's just one…"
Jan 10
Aurelia replied to Matt Mesa's discussion 'What song simply brings a tear to your eye?'
"Well said!"
Jan 10
Sam Hammond replied to Matt Mesa's discussion 'What song simply brings a tear to your eye?'
""Shelter from The Storm" and "Up to Me" both make me want to cry.  They both describe love from the perspective of someone who's lost it.  "
Jan 9
Sibylle replied to Matt Mesa's discussion 'What song simply brings a tear to your eye?'
"Joey Ramone recorded 'What A Wonderful World' when he was dying of cancer. It's the opening song of his posthumously released album Don't Worry About Me."
Jan 9
Dennis Nyman replied to Matt Mesa's discussion 'What song simply brings a tear to your eye?'
"When I saw Mary Gauthier perform a  couple of years ago she mentioned between songs that when she heard Willie Nelson had recorded with Toby Keith she asked people, "What in the hell is Willie singing with that bully for?" People told…"
Jan 8
Will James replied to Matt Mesa's discussion 'What song simply brings a tear to your eye?'
"I played All My Tears by Julie Miller as sung by Emmylou (Daniel Lanois producing) when I buried my mother's ashes in 2001 on our land next to my dad, grandmother and grandfather (you'd never find the spot). I still call it It Don't…"
Jan 8
Dave Crotts replied to Matt Mesa's discussion 'What song simply brings a tear to your eye?'
"When my 93 year old father passed away, the first song on the funeral list was "What A Friend We Have In Jesus", inspired by Doc Watson's a capella version (with 34 second harmonica intro) on DOWN SOUTH.  Recent songs I like…"
Jan 8
Jeff Kessler replied to Matt Mesa's discussion 'What song simply brings a tear to your eye?'
"Louden Wainright and Kate McGarrigle getting back together one more time to sing "Over The Hill" in 2010 after she came down sick with cancer."
Jan 8

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On the healing--and death defying--power of music

At 52, I’m starting to experience some of the downsides that come with reaching “middle age”.  No, I’m not talking about some of the vagaries that come with reaching this milestone, such as how my knees feel or the fact that I need glasses or that perhaps I should experiment with Viagra. I’m talking about some real life tragedies that tend to happen to folks around my age, such as the loss of friends, or caring for our increasingly infirm parents, or the ravages of diseases that are starting…

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Posted on November 12, 2013 at 8:29pm — 4 Comments

A case for record of the year: John Fullbright's "From the Ground Up"

I don’t write on this website very often--I read it all the time, but I don’t often write. Up until now, I’ve been content to let the professional bloggers inform me about the comings and goings in the alt-country, Americana, roots-rock world (whatever that is). It’s always fun to read concert reviews, watch a video or two, and perhaps chime in on a dialog that, like coffee caramel chocolate cheesecake, you just can’t seem to stay away from (e.g.,…

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Posted on December 17, 2012 at 1:30pm — 21 Comments

Steve Earle and the Dukes and Duchesses, Portland, OR, June 10, 2011

Hello Music Lovers

 

First, let me say that I haven't seen Steve live for a few years now--no "Washington Square Serenade" or "Townes" tour for me. Just couldn't make it. So, I was pretty excited to see him and the band live again--to see if he still had that raucous energy and political angst of the past (he does). Also, this review (my first) won't be a song-by-song accounting of everything he did--I'll just present some highlights, if you will. To be honest, I was too busy…

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Posted on June 11, 2011 at 11:35am — 10 Comments

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