Americana Boogie new releases for the week of April 30th…Peter Rowan, Carla Olson, Chapin Sisters, Stillhouse, Frank Solivan, Giddens Sisters and more…
The Old School (Compass)
On The Old School, Rowan delves further into his legacy as one of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys with some of the first generation players who really know “the old school” while welcoming younger players considered to be the torchbearers for the future of bluegrass music. The album includes 11 Rowan originals and a rework of “Freedom Riders,” the Civil Rights anthem made popular by Odetta. Featured guests include Del McCoury, Bobby Osborne, Jesse McReynolds and guitarist Bryan Sutton on “Doc Watson Morning.” Other guests include the Traveling McCourys, JD Crowe, fiddlers Michael Cleveland, Stuart Duncan, Buddy Spicher, Dennis Crouch, Don Rigsby and the members of Peter’s own California-based band.
Carla Olson co-founded the critically acclaimed group The Textones, of which Mikal Gilmore said, Carla Olson “combines John Fogerty-style, working-man populist politics with a grand, Rolling Stones-inflected bent for hellfire rock n roll.” The Textones 1985 major-label debut included Ry Cooder, Gene Clark and Barry Goldberg, and was followed by 1987’s Cedar Creek. Her latest album, Have Harmony, Will Travel, consists of twelve cover songs, each featuring a duet with a guest vocalist: Richie Furay (Poco, Buffalo Springfield), Juice Newton, Peter Case, James Intveld, Rob Waller (I See Hawks in L.A.) and more.
Also new this week…
THE CHAPIN SISTERS –A Date with the Everly Brothers (Lake Bottom)
ANDREW DUHON – The Moorings (self released)
THE GIDDENS SISTERS – I Know I’ve Been Changed (Fat Possum)
FRANK SOLIVAN & DIRTY KITCHEN – On the Edge (Compass)
STILLHOUSE –The Great Reprise (self released)
VANDAVEER – Oh, Willie, Please… (Quack Media)
THE WILL CALLERS – What Else Is Left? (Mystery Egg)
Coming out soon… PATTY GRIFFIN, SHE & HIM, DAILEY & VINCENT, NATALIE MAINES, THE PISTOL ANNIES, RUTH MOODY, CHIP TAYLOR, DAN HICKS & THE HOT LICKS, THE DEL-LORDS, RANDALL BRAMBLETT, JASON BOLAND, JOHN FOGERTY… more new releases
Here’s the best Americana and roots-type music releases for the week of April 30th, 2013. 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. Also check out the Freight Train Boogie podcasts featuring mostly songs from new Americana releases. Playlists with players and iTunes links are posted at FTBpodcasts.com,
Here’s a link to this week’s Americana Music Association Americana Airplay Chart
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