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Freight Train Boogie Show #253 featuring Jonny Two Bags, Eliza Gilkyson, Scott H. Biram, Peter Mulvey and Tattletale Saints

FTB Show #253 features the debut album from Social Distortion's Jonny Two Bags called Salvation Town. Also new music from Peter Mulvey, Eliza Gilkyson and The Porter Draw.

Show #253

JONNY TWO BAGS - One Foot In The Gutter…


Added by Bill Frater on April 24, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

A Celebration of Blues and Soul: The 1989 Presidential Inaugural Concert - Various Artists (Album Review)

You might not agree with his politics, but the man sure knew how to throw a party. For his '89 inauguration gala, G.W. Bush the first hosted a musical shindig worthy of a superstar arena tour.

The backing band was almost as impressive as the front line. Led by Billy Preston's B-3, Booker T and the MG'S' Steve Cropper and Duck Dunn along with CBS Orchestra's Anton Figg on drums, that core band mingled with members of Delbert McClinton's Band and Stevie Ray Vaughan's Double…


Added by big boy on April 24, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Small Consolations...with a Twist

I have always considered my communication skills to be above average, delivering extensive monologues on the critical difference between the words “a” and “the”. They are NOT interchangeable. Despite my love for words and their proper use, I must admit that simply using the words accurately is not the only skill needed to communicate one’s feelings. In the same way that two speakers with different native tongues must learn to understand each other, even those of us who share the…


Added by Katie Harber Gonzalez on April 24, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Brandon Luedtke - A Self-Titled EP (Album Review)

The first thing that stood out to me about this album is Brandon Luedtke's voice. It's distinctive but it somehow has a timeless quality; like Bob Dylan took a right turn on the way to Albuquerque instead of a left.

That's how the music feels, too. The first two tracks on the album (the A side if you get it vinyl) are traditional songs: "Molly and Tenbrooks" has deep roots, and most Americans are/should be familiar with "Lonesome Highway." The final three tracks (the B side)…


Added by Rachel C on April 24, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Alejandro Escovedo, Amy Cook Play Narrows Center (19 Apr, 2014 - Fall River, MA)

Austin, Texas was “in the house” last Saturday night at The Narrows Center as Roots Rocker Alejandro Escovedo returned to Fall River. It was a spirited show from the celebrated Americana artist, who began his career with The Nuns, a seminal punk band of the late 70s.

His Own Genre

Escovedo’s style is a little hard to categorize. Rolling Stone writer David Fricke noted…


Added by Ken Abrams on April 24, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

An interview with Kevin Russell (Shinyribs, The Gourds)

Horton Records is bringing Kevin Russell’s Shinyribs to Tulsa for a free show on Guthrie Green Sunday April 27 at 4:30 PM. Fans of Austin’s fabulous Gourds will recognize Russell as the mandolin and guitar picking vocalist of this thinking man’s party band, or as they say “music for the the unwashed and well-read”. While many grieved when the Gourds announced the band’s…


Added by Julie Wenger Watson on April 24, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q and A with Jenna Lindbo - A Kerrville New Folk Finalist

The first time I experienced Jenna was at NERFA (North East Regional Folk Alliance).  I had heard her name prior to that but didn’t know what to expect when I was finally able to sit back and experience her doing her thing….totally captivating an audience within seconds of taking the stage.  I immediately knew that this was a singer-songwriter that had not only some very good songs to share but had such a sunny disposition and outlook on life that I needed to do what I could to…


Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on April 23, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Brigitte DeMeyer - Savannah Road (Album Review)

Southern Gothic Country to make your spine tingle

I first encountered Brigitte DeMeyer a couple of years ago when she shared a stage with legendary guitarist Will Kimbrough (who co-wrote 10 of the 13 tracks here alongside Ms. DeMeyer); and while I remember enjoying her performance; sadly she was over shadowed by Kimbrough who the majority of the audience had come to see, and salivated every time he touched his guitar.

Subsequently I’ve bought a couple of her…


Added by Alan Harrison on April 23, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

"Genius" Jason Moran ain't gettin' a big head, he's updating Fats Waller for shows in Milwaukee and San Francisco

So, who is Jason Moran, really? Well, seems he took his MacArthur “genius” Fellowship and began messin' with folks, in his latest musical project.  For part of the show, he transforms into the Harlem Renaissance pianist-singer-songwriter Fats Waller, wearing a giant caricature head.

If you go, and shout out something about his head getting too big, he'll be asking for it, with that get-up. But he might just grin and say "Yo' feets' too big!" as Fats would have, in one of his…


Added by Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch) on April 23, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Turchi - Can't Bury Your Past (Album Review)

Growing up in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains, you'd think that bluegrass music would have seeped into your pores. But Asheville's Turchi ain't about that. The band calls its sound kudzu boogie, mixing hill country fuzz and swampy hoodoo fonk, blending Dr. John, the North Mississippi Allstars and R.L Burnside. “I think all over the place is a pretty fair description,” frontman/guitarist Reed Turchi says.

Their latest, Can't Bury Your Past, was recorded in Memphis,…


Added by big boy on April 23, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Talk Minus Action Still Equals Zero: Interview with DOA's Joe Keithley

Talking with the Canadian Punk Rock legend about politics, Pete Seeger, the Guthries and that acoustic album he keeps threatening to record.

Activist Summit: Joe Keithley and DOA talking backstage with Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie at Vancouver's Malkin Bowl before the 'Expo Hurts Everyone' free concert, May 25 1986

 Not many punk rockers get profiled on roots music websites.  It wouldn't make sense. What could - say - Merle Haggard and The Sex Pistols possibly…


Added by doug heselgrave on April 23, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Americana Rock Mix: Episode 226 – Let’s Get Experimental

I’m back this week after being absent last week because of some dental work. Ugh. Anyway, I’ve got some “different” kind of Americana mixed in with your favorite flavor of music today. Enjoy!

Download this episode HERE

- Transistor Resistor AND Love In Minor Key by The Whistles & The Bells

(from The Whistles & The…


Added by Americana Rock Mix on April 23, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Rod Stewart's Tonight's the Night: Live 1976–1988 (Box Set Review)

Nearly a quarter century has passed since Warner Brothers issued the excellent Storyteller, which covers all the bases of Rod Stewart’s career up to 1990 but features only a few previously unreleased goodies. Finally, though, the record company has unlocked the vaults and swung the doors wide open. In 2009 it delivered the revealing Rod Stewart Sessions, a four-CD box that contains 63 previously unavailable outtakes, demos and other rarities recorded between 1971 and 1998. And this…


Added by Jeff Burger on April 23, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

Chuck Ragan, The White Buffalo, and Jonny Two Bags - The Stone Pony (Asbury Park, NJ - 4/19/14)

Church was brought to The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ the Saturday before Easter with guest sermons by Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham, Jake Smith aka The White Buffalo, and Chuck Ragan.  Not to practice sacrilege but the night had a religious overtone to it, albeit due to the fact that Easter Sunday was dawning only a few short hours after shows end.  Not to mention the aura of Chuck Ragan, who does resemble Jesus, had he been a rocker and could play a sweet Martin and stomp the stage… Continue

Added by Sad Songs Keep The Devil Away. on April 22, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Health & Happiness Hour: Danni Nicholls in session April 23 2014

This weeks medicine show we welcome Danni Nicholls, talks about recording in Nashville with Chris Donahue, I play a track from the album and she sings a couple more, we feature tours with Madison Violet, & Fraser Anderson, I have new music from Willie Campbell, Lachlan Bryan and Adam Holmes, revisit Joe West & John Spillane + a classic track from Mickey Newbury.…


Added by The Medicine Show on April 22, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

John Howie Jr and the Rosewood Bluff - Everything But Goodbye (Album Review)

People who like to throw labels around once labeled his music alt country. ’”I don’t know what that means,” singer/ guitarist John Howie says. His sound is what country used to sound like and still oughta if it has that label. It's honky-tonk as all get out, full of twang and tension, peppered with pedal steel and hosted by a voice that sounds like it just unfurled itself from the toes of Ernest Tubb's muddy cowboy boots.

The Chapel Hill native…


Added by big boy on April 22, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Jo Bartlett - Highway Found (Album Review)

4 track sampler of Modern Folk with a 70's twist

As there wasn’t a Press Release with this CD I’ve had to do my own research and I find that Jo Bartlett has been around the music industry in a variety of guises for more years than her photograph would have us believe; (she must have begun as a schoolgirl) recording intermittently and releasing her own solo album in 2010.

What goes on to be a reasonably impressive quartet of songs gets off to a God-awful start…


Added by Alan Harrison on April 22, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q and A with Boston's Antje Duvekot

There are certain songs that transport you back to the time and place when you first heard them.  It’s an auditory memory that lingers, sometimes for a lifetime.  For me, the first time I heard Antje Duvekot’s song “Judas,” I was driving to work.  I admit it.  I am radio flitter and it’s gotten worse now that I have satellite radio.  In this instance, I was listening to the old WERS Coffeehouse program and it came on the air.  There was something…


Added by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on April 22, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Americana Boogie new releases for the week of April 22nd - Black Prairie, Keb' Mo', Magnolia Sisters, Little Feat, Seldom Scene and more...


(Sugar Hill)

By now, Black Prairie has clearly outgrown its roots as a casual side project, solidifying into a primary, creative focus for its members a band with its own internal momentum, genuine character and style. Still, it s only…


Added by Bill Frater on April 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Willie Sugarcapps and The Mulligan Brothers Together for the First Time at Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm

April 20, 2014 was the last Sunday Social in the third season at The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm in Silverhill, Alabama. If the season had to end, Cathe Steele closed it out the right way with The Mulligan Brothers and Willie Sugarcapps playing together for the first time.  It was a…


Added by The Southern Rambler on April 22, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

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