March 2010 Blog Posts (249)

Jayhawks debut to see digital release...finally

Quickly, clipping the press release and moving on...never heard this record, not sure that I should care. But I know a lot of y'all will...






Nashville, TN – For the first time on CD, the self-titled debut album from the highly-acclaimed, alt-country pioneers… Continue

Added by Grant Alden on March 31, 2010 at 10:09am — 6 Comments

Devon Sproule - "Don't Hurry for Heaven"

Review by Douglas Heselgrave

I remember the first time I heard Lucinda Williams. It was in the mid eighties and she was opening for the Cowboy Junkies at a converted movie theatre in Vancouver. Even though she had a following in the States, she was relatively unknown in Canada, and before she came on stage with only an acoustic guitar between her and the audience, I’d never heard any of her music before. It was one of those… Continue

Added by doug heselgrave on March 31, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

A Chat with James McMurtry

By Kyle McCraw | Originally posted at

“Rock & Roots or Roots & Roll, whatever you want to call it – we challenge you to find a description that fits other than good music you can count on when you thought maybe you just couldn’t count on music anymore!” That quote from Lilly Ruby, the Webmaster of… Continue

Added by on March 31, 2010 at 9:59am — 1 Comment

Hi Friends!

Hi Everybody! We are Awesome Sounds Like Austin, out of Athens, Georgia. We are two friends, Austin Barnes, and Charlie McRae who put together this album in our bedrooms with cheap guitars and cheaper microphones. We hope you enjoy it! Please let us know what you think! :-)

Added by Awesome Sounds Like Austin on March 31, 2010 at 9:45am — No Comments

ATW in 5 - 3/31/10

Bottle Rockets 2005 Sbd:

What's in a chicken nugget? NSFYS (Not Suitable For Your Stomach):

DBT's "Birthday Boy" free d/l:

Q&A w/The… Continue

Added by tous on March 31, 2010 at 5:33am — No Comments

One-Man Band Series, #2: Bloodshot Bill

One of the more standout presences in the obscure music world today is the Montreal-based one-man band Bloodshot Bill. When it comes to this rockabilly wild man, it is pretty safe to say that he is an exception to what many have come to expect from modern one-man bands. That is to say, Bloodshot Bill has departed somewhat from the primitive rock’n’roll, blues trash, and garage sounds that have been so heavily attached to the subculture in recent… Continue

Added by James G. Carlson on March 31, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

New CD from Sam Amidon

Welp, this is my first post to the No Depression community, so I'll keep it short. Just got the new album, I See the Sign, from indie folk prophet Sam Amidon. Sam signed to Bedroom Community Records, a label improbably housed in Iceland, to produce his previous album,… Continue

Added by Hearth Music on March 30, 2010 at 10:59pm — 3 Comments

ATW in 5 - 3/30/10

Out today - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's 'Dirty Shirt Rock 'n' Roll' (free stream):

Those Darlins - video session:

Death by hamburger:…


Added by tous on March 30, 2010 at 5:34am — No Comments

One day Rufus Wainwright will knock you out

Every time I hear about a new Rufus Wainwright release, I get excited. All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu will be released on April 20th and last week I received an advance copy. I uploaded it, listened to it and then deleted it. Like most of his albums, it just didn't appeal to me. But I'm a fan...a huge fan to be sure...and one day I know he's going to give me an album I'll love.

Okay...take a deep breath...this is not a review. And I really don't care if you don't like… Continue

Added by Easy Ed on March 29, 2010 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Robert Earl Keen-Live Review

Robert Earl Keen

Lincoln Theatre-Raleigh, NC

March 28, 2010

A long weekend of music came to a close Sunday night where I found myself back at the Lincoln Theatre for a show by Robert Earl Keen. After witnessing both a blazing Friday night set by Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit and a perfectly mesmerizing three-hour masterpiece by Wilco on Saturday night, I wasn’t sure I could muster the enthusiasm for the rowdy revelry that normally accompanies a Keen show. Well, ol’ REK… Continue

Added by Jeff Strowe on March 29, 2010 at 8:21pm — 3 Comments

Two from Drew: "An Audio Guide To Cross Country Travel" and "Alone, But Not Lonely" (one's free, the other isn't)

In addition to coming up with one of the best album titles of recent years, Drew Kennedy recorded one of my favorite discs of 2009. "An Audio Guide To Cross Country Travel" (NimBitMusic) kicks off the journey in "Room #27" and rambles on in an Americana meets "Spoon River Anthology"… Continue

Added by Hal Bogerd on March 29, 2010 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Folk Alley presents NPR's First Listen: Black Prairie - Feast of the Hunters' Moon

by Elena See,

NPR's First Listen - Click here to hear Black Prairie's debut CD, Feast of the Hunters' Moon, in it's entirety, or sample each track separately. --- Listening to Black Prairie's debut, Feast of the Hunter's Moon, is like walking onto the set of an HBO show about fear, longing,… Continue

Added by Folk Alley on March 29, 2010 at 3:38pm — 1 Comment

On there being no such thing as "old people music"

I'm 32, which is really neither here nor there.

I'm old enough to rent a car, own a home, adopt a child, and hold public office. I have three or four grey hairs. I'm old enough to know I don't know much of anything about anything at all, but too young to be able to call that "wisdom."

In the world in which I operate - this roots/whatever music world - however, I tend to be on the green end of things. I've been around this community long enough to have gotten the hang of… Continue

Added by Kim Ruehl on March 29, 2010 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

Folkin’ Excellent Lineup in Newport

Tickets for the 51st Annual Newport Folk Festival went on sale on Friday…and I bought some. I doubt the Newport experience with top that of Telluride, but I am honestly more excited about the Newport lineup and the travel distance required.

Tickets are $30-$85 for the seated event on Friday night and $125 for a 2-day pass for Saturday & Sunday. You can also purchase one day pass for Saturday or Sunday. I'm doing all three… Continue

Added by Garland Harwood on March 29, 2010 at 11:23am — 3 Comments

Crosby Tyler "Lectric Prayer" Featured Album of the Week on the Medicine Show

Crosby Tyler has been touring relentlessly opening for Peter Case and then headlining on his own and winning audiences and critics alike in Scotland and England where he toured in February 2009.......He has just completed a tour of the Northwest playing in Northern California, Oregon, and Washington...........The latest fork in the road brought him north to Inverness where I was there to meet greet, interrogate and enjoy.… Continue

Added by The Medicine Show on March 29, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

ATW in 5 - 3/29/10

Peter Wolf - the making of 'Midnight Souvenirs':

Teacher, teacher...teach the golden rule:

Yes, that's me yelling in the… Continue

Added by tous on March 29, 2010 at 5:25am — No Comments

Alex Was Our Beatle

I was playing in Tuscaloosa in the mid to late 1980s. My band, Will and the Bushmen, was in town to play and my friend had hooked me up to open for Alex Chilton at one of the clubs on the college strip. I was such a fan of Alex'----a fan of his Big Star records, a fan of his whacked out early solo records, a fan of the bootlegs circulating around the fans at that time, a fan of The Cramps, Tav Falco, Lorette Velvette, whatever Alex played on, I owned. He was a topic of conversation among my… Continue

Added by Will Kimbrough on March 28, 2010 at 8:32pm — 2 Comments

New Big Enchilada Podcast



This month, after a rowdy free-form set, The Big Enchilada takes a rockin' musical trip to the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico -- and then a boat ride into the heart of the Rock 'n' Roll Jungle. So…

Added by swt on March 28, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Playlist for The Acoustic Edge 89.1 The Wood, KCLC St. Louis, MO Sunday, March 28, 2010

Playlist for The Acoustic Edge 89.1 The Wood, KCLC St. Louis, MO Sunday, March 28, 2010

Information about The Acoustic Edge, FM89.1 The Wood and St. Louis music on Facebook, My Space and Twitter

Our New Mailing Address

The Acoustic Edge

Naomi Soule/Terry Moses

7211 Heege Road

Saint Louis MO 63123

Phones: 314-395-7797, 314.497.4481 or 314.374.6083 or 636.949.4891 KCLC Sundays 1:00- 4:00 p.m.,… Continue

Added by Terry B Moses on March 28, 2010 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit Live

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit

Lincoln Theater-Raleigh, NC

March 26, 2010

Friday night I attended a friend’s birthday party barbecue. Other than a few girlfriends mixed in, the guests were all of the same ilk, semi-scruffy, low-key, and early to mid 30’s. Content to drink a few beers and shoot the breeze around a backyard bonfire; the night passed by in a satisfying yet uneventful manner. I excused myself halfway through the festivities though, and made my way down the… Continue

Added by Jeff Strowe on March 28, 2010 at 2:05pm — 2 Comments

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