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Thursday, January 01, 2009


THURSDAY MORNING MIX January 1, 2009
Scott Foley

With the holidays officially passed, I'm thrilled to return to plain ol' music on TMM. Whereas 2008 dawned with a yawn, with very few new releases heralding the new year, 2009 appears off to a promising start. Debuts this week from Eleni Mandell, Andrew Bird, Gourds, Ben Kweller, Graham Lindsey and Mark Olsen & Gary Louris. Before month's end, we should hear new stuff from a tribute to Robert Earl Keen, Lucero's Ben Nichols, Bon Iver, and more.

I also have great hopes to return some original commentary to this spot. Of course, these feelings are subject to change on a whim, so don't call the family just yet. For today, just enjoy the following fond recollection of this morning's Mix:


* Auld Lang Syne, "Where My Fortune Lies" Fortune 7" vinyl (Viper Bite, 08)
* The Wrights, "In the Summertime" In the Summertime (self-released, 08)
* Johnny Flynn, "The Box" A Larum (Lost Highway, 08)
* John Prine & Mac Wiseman, "Just the Other Side Of Nowhere" Standard Songs For Average People (Oh Boy, 07)
* Eleni Mandell, "Right Side" Artificial Fire (Zedtone, 09)
* Andrew Bird, "Oh No" Noble Beast (Fat Possum, 09)
* Steeldrivers, "Heaven Sent" Steeldrivers (Rounder, 07)
* Trampled By Turtles, "Shenandoah" Duluth (BanjoDad, 08)
* North Mississippi Allstars, "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (live)" (Songs Of the South, 08)
* Gourds, "Fossil Contender" Haymaker! (YepRoc, 09)
* Waco Bros, "See Willy Fly By" Cowboy In Flames (Bloodshot, 97)
* Desert Rose Band, "Story Of Love" Pages Of Life (Curb, 90)
* Ben Kweller, "Gypsy Rose" Changing Horses (ATO, 09)
* Charlie Robison, "New Year's Day" Good Times (Dualtone, 04)
* Split Lip Rayfield, "Rig Or Cross" I'll Be Around (self-released, 08)
* Carrie Rodriguez, "Absence" She Ain't Me (Back Porch, 08)
* Chip Taylor, "Jack Of Diamonds, Queen Of Hearts" Songs From a Dutch Tour (Train Wreck, 08)
* Cowboy Junkies, "Where Are You Tonight?" Caution Horses (RCA, 90)
* Randy Kohrs, "Dust My Broom" Hornography (Left Of Center, 08)
* Mark Olsen & Gary Louris, "Doves & Stones" Ready For the Flood (New West, 09)
* Blitzen Trapper, "Gold For Bread" Furr (Sub Pop, 08)
* Jim Avett & Family, "Learning To Lean" Jim Avett & Family (Ramseur, 08)
* Graham Lindsey, "Tomorrow Is Another Night" We Are All Alone In This Together (Spacebar, 08)
* Neil Young, "Sugar Mountain (live)" Sugar Mountain: Live At Canterbury House (Silver Bow, 08)
* Kathleen Edwards, "Only Love (live)" iTunes Exclusive (Zoe, 08)
* AJ Roach, "Revelation" Revelation (Waterbug, 06)


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