Americana Boogie Music Releases for the week of June 12th include Mary Chapin Carpenter, BoDeans, The dB’s…
Here’s the best Americana and roots-type music releases for the week of June 12th, 2012. Click the artist or album links to find out more. The artist’s names link to their websites and the CD title links go either ” target=”_blank”>Amazon or CD Baby for easy ordering. The Freight Train Boogie podcasts feature mostly songs from new Americana releases. Playlists with players and iTunes links are posted at FTBpodcasts.com.
On this, her twelfth studio recording, Carpenter continues to produce writing that is nearly peerless in the way her compositions dig deep into the various extremes of experience. “This is one of those albums that comes along every now and then by an established artist that makes you think they are speaking directly to you. Thirteen new songs (Each between four and five minutes long oddly enough)that serve as a meditation on life and the changes that we know are coming but somehow are never quite ready for. Soul baring for sure, but uplifting in ways I didn’t expect.” (Village Records)
Anchored by 2 great music cities, Austin & San Antonio, the music here is a passionate and undisciplined (thank God) mix of jukebox country, soul, Tejano, Blues, Storyteller folk, German polka, and cowboys songs. The folks, like the music, are unpretentious, generous, open, and occasionally wild as all hell, and fun, always fun. This record was made in a spirit of gratefulness for having grown up here, and having come home a few years ago. These are some of my favorite songs from the last couple of seasons since returning home and played with musicians who are like family to me. (WW)
Also new this week…
Coming out soon… CHRIS SMITHER, STACEY EARLE & MARK STUART, DON WILLIAMS, RACHEL HARRINGTON … more new releases
Here’s a link to this week’s Americana Music Association Americana Airplay Chart