Rarely do I go in depth on a record release that is a reissue, live, or tribute album. But two such albums featuring Bob Dylan and Jackson Browne are getting special treatment this week.
Originally aired as a live pay-per-view event on October 16, 1992, Columbia Records threw Bob Dylan a 30th anniversary bash at Madison Square Garden with one of the most impressive lineups in the history of rock and roll. My VHS tape has long worn out and trying to locate a copy…Continue
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Legendary singer and songwriter Gene Clark’s life is revisited in the long awaited documentary film “The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark.” Clark can be heard in archival interviews throughout the movie along with family and friends. "Triumphs and Tragedy" is set in a similar pattern to previous documentaries that have been released of unsung heroes (see Docs on Nilsson, Phil Oches,…Continue
It's been a while since I posted here. I'm not sure anyone pays attention to these posts here, so it slips my mind.
I got up early on a Saturday morning to enjoy the awesome weather we’re having down here in sunny Florida. Sometimes you remember that it’s important to relish in the good moments of life. So, this is a set of some good ol’ Americana rock ‘n’ roll to help with your mood.
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L.A. honky-tonker goes power-pop
David Serby's Honkytonk and Vine revisited 1980s Los Angeles' honky-tonk with its cowboy-booted country twang. Serby's follow-up, Poor Man's Poem, turned from honky-tonk to folk-flavors, but still kept its roots in…Continue
I’m a big fan of music cruises. For me they are ideal entertainment. You get a bunch of great bands onboard, all the food you care to gorge yourself on, nice accommodations, a friendly service staff and a party atmosphere like no other. Suffice it to say, these excursions are like traveling seaworthy festivals, except at the end of the day when you’ve burnt yourself to a crisp you don’t have to go back to a tent and flounder in the mud. Instead, you can beat a retreat to your…Continue
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I have been waiting for a record to catch my ear and make me perk up. A new release to turn my head and say … Whoa. So thank you Lydia Loveless for delivering the goods with a great rock and roll record titled Somewhere Else that with every play is making me fall in love with it.
The little girl who grew up surrounded by farmlands in Coshocton, Ohio before leaving for the big city of buckeye nation in Columbus at age fourteen has once again left her comfort zone for…Continue
Performed a week before laying down The Days of Wine and Roses, this September 1982 live set provides a career bookend to the Dream Syndicate's 1989 set…Continue
A too-small helping of singer-songwriter brilliance
Given the wealth of Paul Simon's catalog, both in concert with Art Garfunkel and solo, and given the many reconfigurations and reiterations of this material issued on vinyl, 8-track, cassette, CD and digital download, it's difficult to place the specific utility of this new 20-track collection. Six essential tracks from Simon & Garfunkel and fourteen stretching across Simon's solo…Continue
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With a pair of indie releases behind them, and their Elektra debut, Too Far to Care, just ahead, the Old 97's caught the ear of Waylon Jennings, who talked them up in an interview. Emboldened by this notice, the group…Continue
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Steve Poltz's soundtrack for Suzanne Mitchell's documentary Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde, features eight new lyrical songs interspersed among seventeen short instrumentals. Poltz wrote his…Continue
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I've got a lot of great new music for you guys. I also try to keep the talking to a minimum, because the dog has been keeping me up at night. I'll explain in this episode. Enjoy!
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Music in this episode:
- The Road Beckons AND The Joneses by The Deadfields
(from Often Wrong, Never In…
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Former Day of the Outlaw front man Stewart Eastham debuts as a solo with this semi-autobiographical album documenting his transition from Los Angeles to Nashville, and his rebirth in Music City. Ironically, given the genesis of his new songs, the album was actually produced by former band mate Burke Ericson in…Continue
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The Band of Heathens continues to surprise. While their new album offers up the Americana and Little Feat-styled funk fans have come to expect, there's a thread of late 1960s production pop that's a welcome addition. This opening track, "Shotgun," tips the album's surprise with its nod to "Everybody's…Continue
Marisa Anderson is a Portland, OR-based songwriter and guitarist who explores the complex fabrics of American folk, blues, and country. At 19 she left college to walk across the country (and in her words, "didn't stop for 19 years"). Marisa was a founding member of The Dolly Ranchers, before embarking on her own solo career. Her solo debut, Holiday Motel, was an Outmusic nominee for…Continue
Added by Chris Mateer on December 9, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Re- Introducing A Major Italian Rocker's Scorching All-Blues English Album
Released in March 2006 this CD -- in some markets -- passed under the radar but should have been widely heard by aficionados of the blues especially in the United States and other English-speaking countries.
Americana, folk, blues, roots music – nowadays it comes from many more places than just America as this collection attests. Canada, Australia, New Zealand and England…Continue
Added by John Apice on December 5, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
In this episode I play NEW music from bands that were featured in past episodes. Enjoy!
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Music in this episode:
- Gangsters, Thieves & Villains AND The Maze by LaVendore Rogue
(from What's the Meaning of...)…
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A collection of recently released country, Americana, rock and folk, plus a few catalog items for good measure.
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This has been one of the most prolific years for outstanding record releases. It was very difficult to narrow down my choices; especially for my critic’s pick Top 10 turned into No Depression. As I’ve broken it down in the past, this edition of Liner Notes has three divisions: Male, Female and Duo/Group. After the dust settles, one will be crowned the overall champion. Just like the BCS, I’m splitting hairs at times to determine who…Continue
I recently got my hands on the amazing box set about Duane Allman's short but elaborate career called "Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective". So I'm going to spin some tunes from that, and we'll be listening to a radio special about the Skydog box set which includes interview from Duane's daughter Galadrielle, and Allman Bros. band members Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes and more. Enjoy!
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Added by Americana Rock Mix on November 27, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
To some, Joseph Arthur is a painter from New York. To others, he is a recording artist who has clocked well over fifteen minutes of fame since the release of Come to Where I’m From in 2000. But to the locals, he’s just another kid from Akron that took his talents elsewhere as his star power had outgrown the small metropolis of Midwestern Ohio culture. But just like other Firestone High School alumni Chrissie Hynde, Dan Auerbach, and Patrick Carney, his heart never really…Continue