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Saturday, July 18, 2009

July 16, 2009
Scott Foley

Debuting a couple of the year's best songs on this week's Episode. Joe Pug's "Lock the Door Christina" is (as I mentioned on-air) simultaneously sweet and creepy. And good. A very good tune recorded during the sessions for last year's Nation Of Heat EP. I fear Pug will explode in popularity, once he releases a real album (if indeed it's possible for a folksinger to explode ...).

Also gracing our airwaves is a band of brothers called Sons of Bill (see, because their dad's named Bill). In my eerily prescient wisdom I passed on their One Town Away album two weeks ago. Fortunately, I neglected to return it to the station that week. Because a second listen revealed a couple very strong songs, including "Broken Bottles". Like a mash of Drive By Truckers and Cross Canadian Ragweed. Cross Canadian Truckers? "Hank Williams might've been a lovesick drinker / But being a lovesick drunk don't make you Hank."

* Joe Ely, "Boxcars" Honky Tonk Masquerade (MCA, 78)
* Neko Case, "Don't Forget Me" Middle Cyclone (Anti, 09)
* Sarah Jarosz, "Edge Of a Dream" Song Up In Her Head (Sugar Hill, 09)
* Owen Temple, "Dollars and Dimes" Dollars and Dimes (El Paisano, 09)
* John T Van Zandt, "My Proud Mountains" Poet: Tribute To Townes Van Zandt (TVZ, 09)
* Minus 5, "Big Beat Up Moon" Killingsworth (Yep Roc, 09)
* Boulder Acoustic Society, "Until Then" Punchline (NMR, 09)
* Kasey Chambers, "Jackson Hole" Rattlin' Bones (Sugar Hill, 08)
* A A Bondy, "When the Devil's Loose" When the Devil's Loose (Fat Possum, 09)
* Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, "All I Have To Do Is Dream" Symphonion Dream (Capitol, 75)
* Joe Pug, "Lock the Door Christina" In the Meantime EP (self, 09)
* Amanda Shires, "Upon Hearing Violins" West Cross Timbers (self, 09)
* Leeroy Stagger, "Hell Of a Life" Everything Is Real (Rebel Tone, 09)
* Holly Williams, "Three Days In Bed" Here With Me (Mercury, 09)
* Jayhawks, "Two Angels" Music From the North Country (American, 09)
* Dave Gleason, "Rusty Ol' Halo" Just Fall To Pieces (Well Worn, 07)
* Kieran Kane, "Way Down Below" Somewhere Beyond the Roses (Compass, 09)
* Rosanne Cash, "Change Partners" The Wheel (Columbia, 93)
* Sons Of Bill, "Broken Bottles" One Town Away (Grey Fox, 09)
* Phosphorescent, "Reasons To Quit" To Willie (Dead Oceans, 09)
* Magnolia Electric Co, "Song For Willie" Josephine (Secretly Canadian, 09)
* Lucero, "Nights Like These" Tennessee (Mad Jack, 02)
* Linemen, "Through Side One" Through Side One (self, 06)
* Duke & the King, "Still Remember Love" Nothing Gold Can Stay (Ramseur, 09)
* Katy Moffatt, "What Lack Of Love Has Done" Fewer Things (Zeppelin, 08)
* Ha Ha Tonka, "Walking On the Devil's Backbone" Novel Sounds Of the Nouveau South (Bloodshot, 09)
* Noah Earle, "Lighting Fireworks" Postcards From Home (May Apple, 07)
* Blind Boys Of Alabama, "Just Wanna See His Face" I-10 Chronicles: Vol 2 (Back Porch, 01)

~ Scott

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