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Saturday, August 29, 2009


THURSDAY MORNING MIX August 27, 2009 Scott Foley


Been awhile since I've had so many quality new releases to review. In addition to this week's debuts (TX Sheiks, Rosanne, Bap, Subdudes, Malcolm Holcombe, et al), I'm looking at several more for next week's Episode. Cross Canadian Ragweed, Madison Violet, Tom Russell, not to mention a "B-Sides" compilation that proves that Drive-By Truckers' trash is still better than most bands' treasure.

* Boulder Acoustic Society, "Until Then" Punchline (9Mile, 09)
* Naomi Sommers, "Hard To Love You" Gentle As the Sun (American Melody, 08)
* Ryan Adams, "When the Stars Go Blue" Gold (Lonesome Highway, 01)
* Angela Easterling, "A.P. Carter's Blues" Blacktop Road (De L'est, 09)
* Geoff Muldaur, "World Is Going Wrong" Texas Sheiks (Tradition & Moderne, 09)
* Porterdavis, "Smack You Back" Porterdavis (self, 09)
* Jayhawks, "Break My Mind" Music From the North Country (Sony, 09)
* Rosanne Cash, "Sea Of Heartbreak" The List (Manhattan, 09)
* Bap Kennedy, "Cold War Country Blues" Howl On (Lonely Street, 09)
* Patterson Hood, "Range War" Murdering Oscar (and other love songs) (Ruth St, 09)
* Will Hoge, "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" The Wreckage (Ryko, 09)
* Band Of Heathens, "Shine a Light" One Foot In the Ether (self, 09)
* Mac McAnally, "Down By the River" Down By the River (Show Dog, 09)
* Bonnie Bishop, "Think I Will" Things I Know (self, 09)
* Buddy & Julie Miller, "Ellis County" Written In Chalk (New West, 09)
* Nanci Griffith, "Tower Song" Poet: Tribute To Townes Van Zandt (TVZ, 09)
* Delbert McClinton, "Can't Nobody Say I Didn't Try" Acquired Taste (New West, 09)
* The Subdudes, "Standing Water" Flower Petals (429 Records, 09)
* Two Tons Of Steel, "Hold Over Me" Not That Lucky (Smith, 09)
* Old 97s, "Murder (or a Heart Attack)" Alive & Wired (New West, 05)
* Elliott BROOD, "Garden River" Mountain Meadows (Six Shooter, 09)
* Christabel & the Jons, "Losing Sleep" Custom Made For You (Roots & Rhizomes, 09)
* Ashley Cleveland, "You Got To Move" God Don't Never Change (E1, 09)
* Todd Snider, "Don't Tempt Me" The Excitement Plan (Yep Roc, 09)
* John Fogerty, "Back Home Again" Blue Ridge Rangers Ride Again (self, 09)
* Malcolm Holcombe, "For the Mission Baby" For the Mission Baby (Echo Mountain, 09)
* Mavis Staples w/Patty Griffin, "Waiting For My Child To Come Home" Oh Happy Day (EMI, 09)
* Yonder Mountain String Band, "Complicated" The Show (Frog Pad, 09)

~ Scott

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