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Saturday, October 10, 2009

October 8, 2009
Scott Foley

With a good five inches of snow blanketing the grounds of the Greater Longmont Metro Area, the musical mind wanders towards the holidays. Specifically, Tuesday the 13th marks the effective beginning of the spate of Christmas albums for 2009. Of course, Bob Dylan's Christmas in the Heart has received a good amount of attention since its arrival was heralded. Tuesday also marks the release of Jerry Christmas (Jerry Douglas) and Comfort and Joy from John Cowan.

My heart is warmed to see the reissue of Bruce Cockburn's terrific Christmas album (it's called Christmas), altho that enthusiasm is tempered somewhat by the news that Tori Amos and REO Speedwagon are also throwing their Santa hats into the ring. More news on holiday releases as soon as we get a few weeks further away from summer. But honest, there's half a foot of snow on my lawn (which I was making plans to mow just yesterday afternoon, alas). For today's Episode, you'll have to settle for debuts from Greg Trooper (an album with its inception way back in 1995), Lyle Lovett, Exene Cervenka (a kindler, gentler Exene) and more. Meaning more from Lee Barber's understated but excellent Thief and Rescue.

Josh SmallSay HelloTall2007
Suburban Home
Shelby LynneDon't Think Twice It's AlrightThe Village200910/08/2009429 Records
Amy FarrisUndecidedAnyway2004
Yep Roc Records
Greg TrooperStronger All the TimeWilliamsburg Affair200910/08/200952 Shakes
Rickie Lee JonesRemember MeBalm in Gilead200910/08/2009Fantasy
YayhoosRoamPut the Hammer Down2006
Lakeside Lounge
Works Progress AdministrationAlways Have My LoveWPA200909/03/2009WPA
Rosanne CashSatisfied MindThe List200908/27/2009Manhattan
Tom RussellMississippi River Runnin' BackwardsBlood and Candle Smoke200908/20/2009Shout Factory
James McMurtryHurrican Party (live)Live In Europe200910/08/2009Lightning Rod
100 Damned GunsBroken Bottle BluesMusica de Tormento200910/08/2009TXMF
Felice BrothersPenn StationYonder Is the Clock200904/16/2009Team Love
Reckless KellyWild Western Windblown Band (live)Live at Stubb's2000
Reckless Records
Lyle LovettNatural ForcesNatural Forces200910/08/2009Lost Highway
Gillian WelchPaper WingsRevival1999
Langhorne SlimBack to the WildBe Set Free200909/17/2009Kemado
Stephen Kellogg and the SixersThe BearThe Bear200910/08/2009Vanguard
Monsters of FolkRight PlaceMonsters of Folk200907/30/2009Shangri-La
Brandi CarlileDying DayGive Up the Ghost200910/08/2009Columbia
Rosie FloresWest Texas PlainsAfter the Farm1992
Chuck RaganRotterdamGold Country200909/03/2009Side One Dummy
Exene CervenkaWalk Me Across the NightSomewhere Gone200910/08/2009Bloodshot
Danny BarnesBroken ClockPizza Box200909/24/2009ATO
Matt the ElectricianGot Your BackAnimal Boy200909/17/2009self
Avett BrothersLaundry RoomI and Love and You200906/25/2009American
Dayna KurtzIt's Not Love (But It's Not Bad)For the Love of Hazel200909/03/2009Kismet
North Mississsippi AllstarsIt's Backfirin' NowThings About Comin' My Way: Tribute to the Mississippi Sheiks200910/08/2009Black Hen
Lee BarberBroken CupThief and Rescue200910/01/2009Lee Barber

~ Scott

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