Recent additions to the playlist include new albums by City Dwelling Nature Seekers, Iris Dement, Marc Berger, Josh Doyle, Susan Toney, Buffy Lawson,The Time Jumpers, Ben Folds Five, Nicki Bluhm, Missing Monuments, Yo Ma Ma (Stephen Kalinich & Jon Tiven)Ian Siegal & The Mississippi Mudbloods (feat. Luther & Cody Dickinson, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Garry Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm), Rayna Gellert (Uncle Earl fiddler), The Wood Brothers, James Justin & Co., Seth Davis, Tim Chaisson, Barbara Cassidy Band, SJ, Robb Moss, Chastity Brown, Dwight Yoakum, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Band of Horses, ZZ Top, The Raveonettes, Field Report, Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Ray, Liam Fitzgerald & The Rainieros, Raymond Byron, The Avett Brothers, Calexico, Ben Sollee, Aimee Mann, Grizzly Bear, Paul Simon, Hans Theesink & Terry Evans feat. Ry Cooder, Low Cut Connie, The Stone Coyotes, Carolyn Mark, Lucy Kaplansky, Catherine Irwin, The Abrams Brothers, Dave Douglas Quintet (w/ Aoife O'Donovan), Reid, Something Blue, Ty Gilpin, Coty Hogue; plus "Lowe Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe" with covers by Hayes Carll, Amanda Shires, Caitlin Rose, Robert Ellis, Ron Sexsmith, Chatham County Line, Jeff The Brotherhood and more. Tune in at http://RadioFreeAmericana.com.
The Radio Free Americana Airplay Chart for the 7 days ending 9/06/12 has been published at http://RadioFreeAmericana.com/chart.htm. #1 album is Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood's "Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance".
Recent adds to the playlist include new albums by Bob Dylan, Cat Power, Ryan Bingham, Rickie Lee Jones, Black Prairie, Dirty River Boys, Seven Handle Circus, Trevor Alguire, David Wax Museum, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Bob Mould, The Sheepdogs, Jess Klein, Buffalo Killers, Tom Bolton, Shoebox Letters, Jeff Witzeman & The Jealous Housewives, and Dan Stevens. Tune in at http://RadioFreeAmericana.com.
LOTS OF NEW MUSIC! This morning's (8/31/12) additions to the playlist include new albums by Patterson Hood (w/ appearances by members of Drive-By Truckers & Centro-matic + Kelly Hogan), Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott (live), Janis Martin ("The Female Elvis" co-produced by Rosie Flores), Chris Knight (w/ appearances by Buddy Miller, John Prine & Dan Baird), Kathy Mattea, Chakra Bleu (w/ Kenny Vaughan on guitar), Arthur Alligood (NewSong winner), Rick Holmstrom (w/ Mavis Staples), Chris Pickering, and Marci Geller. Tune in at http://RadioFreeAmericana.com/.
The Radio Free Americana Airplay Chart for the 7 days ending 8/30/2012 has been published at http://RadioFreeAmericana.com/chart.htm. #1 album is Cuff The Duke's "Union", the Canadian band's second part of a two part album project that started with the release of "Morning Comes" late last year. This is a fantastic record likely to have universal appeal, as I think it fits equally on Americana, AAA and college radio -- great music that transcends formats or genres. On this album, I can hear the influence of Wilco (e.g., complex and varied styles and arrangements, especially on the opening, and my fave, track, Live My Life), and Blue Rodeo (e.g., delicious hooks, harmonies and twang). The album's theme deals with, well, the union of two people in a relationship. Highly recommended.
COUNTRY FRIED ROCK interview & music of LUCERO - TUNE IN FRIDAY, 8/24/2012 @ 4:00 PM U.S. EASTERN TIME. Radio Free Americana is presenting an episode of Country Fried Rock with Sloane Spencer, featuring Memphis rock 'n roll band Lucero. Tune in Friday 8/24/2012 at 4:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time at http://RadioFreeAmericana.com/. Lucero's "Women & Work" is one of 2012's best rock 'n roll albums.
MUSIC CITY ROOTS feat. REV. PEYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND, SETH WALKER & MORE - TUNE IN THURSDAY 8/23/2012 @ 8:00 PM U.S. EASTERN TIME. Radio Free Americana will present Music City Roots, Live from the Loveless Cafe, featuring the August 8th performances by Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band, Seth Walker, Amber Rubarth & Dave Eggar, The Packway Handle Band and Sol Driven Train. Tune in Thursday 8/23/2012 @8PM Eastern at http://RadioFreeAmericana.com/.
AUTOGRAPHED CD GIVEAWAY! WORLD FAMOUS HEADLINERS! Radio Free Americana is giving away a copy of the new (and fabulous) World Famous Headliners album autographed by all the members of this Americana/Rock 'n Roll supergroup: Big Al Anderson, Shawn Camp, Pat McLaughlin, Michael Rhodes and Greg Morrow. To enter our drawing, email DJ@RadioFreeAmericana with "World Famous Headliners Giveaway" in the subject line, by no later than Friday, 8/24/2012 at 12:00 Noon U.S. Eastern Time. The winner of our drawing will be randomly picked on Friday afternoon.
Today's (8/21/12) adds to the rotation include new albums by Ian Hunter & The Rant Band, Ry Cooder, The Old Ceremony, Dylan LeBlanc, Ruby Free, The Burns Sisters, and Mighty Sam McClain. Visit http://RadioFreeAmericana.com/ for more info and to tune in.
This morning's (8/18/12) adds to the rotation include new albums by Michael Koppy, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Deanna Bogart, Rosco Bandana, Reto Burrell, and Twangtown Paramours; plus 3 advance tracks from Dwight Yoakum's forthcoming album ("3 Pears"), the advance title track to the Lee Boys' forthcoming album ("Testify", produced by Warren Haynes); and the recently released Muddy Waters and The Rolling Stones live. Visit http://RadioFreeAmericana.com/ for more info and to tune in.
The Radio Free Americana Airplay Chart for the 7 days ending 8/16/2012 has been published at http://RadioFreeAmericana.com/chart.htm -- World Famous Headliners & Jimmy Cliff tied at #1; lots of additions to the chart
This morning's (8/17/12) adds to the rotation include new albums by John Hiatt, Somebody's Darling, Uncle Lucius, Firewater, Bobtown and Sierra West; plus a single from the Avett Brothers' forthcoming album. Will debut on the broadcast shortly. Visit http://RadioFreeAmericana.com/ for more info and to tune in.
8/15/12 adds to the rotation include new albums by The Flatlanders (Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock), Charlie Mars, Bullet Bob & The Colts, and David Greenberg & Harpeth Rising; plus new singles by Cat Power and Rebecca Ferguson, and a live track from Carrie Rodriguez (available from Carrie's website). Tune in at http://RadioFreeAmericana.com/.
8/14/12 adds to the rotation further our efforts to bridge the gap between you and your 20-year old college student son or daughter who's been sleeping in your spare bedroom all summer. School starts soon and she/he will be gone, so you'd better start getting along. RFA hopes these adds help: "Just Tell Me What You Want: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac" is mostly indie band covers of the Mac. Also adding new albums by acts on top of the college radio charts, including JEFF The Brotherhood (co-produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys), and garage rockers Ty Segall Band, plus singles by Dirty Projectors and Metric. Free-form radio is fun. No rules.
8/13/12 further adds to the rotation include new albums by Jeremy Spencer (original Fleetwood Mac guitarist), My Darling Clementine, Houston Marchman, Michael "Iron Man" Burks (R.I.P.), Jim Byrnes, Steve Azar, Craig Elkins, Kyle Adem, Liz Mitchell, Joy Mover, plus new singles by Elliot Randall & The Deadmen and Charlie Peacock. Visit http://RadioFreeAmericana.com/ for more info and to tune in.
8/13/12 early adds to the rotation include an excellent crop of new albums by Amy Cook (w/ guests Robert Plant, Patty Griffin & Ben Kweller), Steve Forbert, Jimmy LaFave, Corb Lund, Gordie Tentrees, AJ Downing, John Velche & The Prodigal Sons, Waz E James, plus "We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash" (feat. Lucinda, Old 97's, Buddy Miller, Shooter Jennings, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, Iron & Wine, Jamey Johnson, Carolina Chocolate Drops and more). Also adding the latest "A Taste of Triple A & Americana" sampler featuring new singles from over a dozen artists; and the advance single ("Heart of Rhythm") from Ryan Bingham's forthcoming album. Visit http://RadioFreeAmericana.com/ for more info and to tune in. There's lots more CDs in our inbox to be added, so stay tuned...
DON'T BE SQUARE. Keep up with new and future CD releases at http://RadioFreeAmericana.com/. Here's a list of upcoming releases on our radar (excluding new stuff we've already added to the playlist), for which you can find out more info (and sample or purchase) at our website:
2012-08-14: Lund, Corb - Cabin Fever Various Artists - Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
2012-08-21: Cooder, Ry - Election Special Old Ceremony, The - Fairy Tales and Other Forms of Suicide
2012-08-28: American Aquarium - Burn.Flicker.Die Campbell, Glen; Jimmy Webb - In Session Cook, Amy - Summer Skin Cray Band, Robert - Nothin' But Love Flatlanders, The - Odessa Tapes Herring, Caroline - Camilla
2012-09-04: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Rattle Them Bones Cat Power - Sun David Wax Museum - Knock Knock Get Up Hunter & The Rant Band, Ian - When I'm President Mould, Bob - Silver Age Sheepdogs, The - The Sheepdogs Tentrees, Gordie - North Country Heart
2012-09-11: Avett Brothers, The - The Carpenter Calexico - Algiers Dylan, Bob - Tempest Firewater - International Orange Forbert, Steve - Over With You Hood, Patterson - Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance Knight, Chris - Little Victories Knopfler, Mark - Privateering Mattea, Kathy - Calling Me Home Primus - Green Naugahyde
2012-09-18: Band Of Horses - Mirage Rock Bingham, Ryan - Tomorrowland Black Prairie - A Tear In The Eye Is A Wound In The Heart Burdon, Eric - 'Til Your River Runs Dry Coal Porters - Find The One Folds Five, Ben - The Sound of the Life of the Mind Grizzly Bear - Shields Jones, Rickie Lee - The Devil You Know Mann, Aimee - Charmer Martin, Janis - The Blanco Sessions [with Rosie Flores] Yoakum, Dwight - 3 Pears
2012-09-25: Cahoone, Sera - Dear Creek Canyon Copeland, Shemekia - 33 1/3 Dum Dum Girls - End of Daze (EP) Kaplansky, Lucy - Reunion LaVette, Bettye - Thankful N' Thoughtful Mavericks, The - In Time McDermott, Michael - Hit Me Back Mumford & Sons - Babel Murder By Death - Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon Sollee, Ben - Half Made Man
Sep 2012: Hiatt & The Dropped Ponies, Lily - TBA Robison, Bruce; Kelly Willis - Cheater's Game
2012-10-02: Dement, Iris - Sing the Delta Krall, Diana - Glad Rag Doll [prod. by T Bone Burnett] Mountain Goats, The - Transcendental Youth Ortega, Lindi - Cigarettes and Truckstops Orton, Beth - Sugaring Season Wallflowers, The - Glad All Over
2012-10-09: Golightly & The Brokeoffs, Holly - Sunday Run Me Over Gomez, Max - If I Could Rule the World Jackson, Wanda - Unfinished Business Lynne, Jeff - Long Wave Lynne, Jeff - Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra [re-recorded] Neville, Aaron - My True Story
2012-10-16: Johnson, Jamey - Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran Lytle, Jason- Dept. of Disappearance Miss Tess & The Talkbacks - Sweet Talk
2012-10-23: Chambers, Kasey; Shane Nicholson - Wreck & Ruin Cuff The Duke - Union
Oct 2012: Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition, Jimbo - White Buffalo Rodriguez, Carrie - TBA
Fall 2012: Pilgrim and the All Grows Up, William - The Great Recession Sons Of Fathers - Big Diamond Waltz SteelDrivers, The - TBA Stone River Boys, The - Galveston County Jail
2012: Bratcher, Billy - In The Lobby Fabulous Thunderbirds, The - TB