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Friday, May 07, 2010


Thursday, May 6, 2010
Scott Foley

In the annals of music history, several rooms might be dedicated to the guitar. Shreddable, strummable, pickable, there's hardly a genre left untouched by the influence of the axe. While not as iconic, there ought to be at least a closet or two in tribute to the bass guitar. At the heart of most of the world' musics, percussion should be the recipient of its own wing.

The washboard, on the other hand ... ? Nevertheless, "Washboard" Breezy Peyton makes up a full third of her husband, the good Reverend's Big Damn Band. If you track down a video performance or two, you'll see Mrs Peyton raking away, hands dressed in what look like a variation on batting gloves. She also contributes a good deal of backing vocals to the Rev's forthcoming CD, The Wages. While the trio has been on my radar since their full length debut, Big Damn Nation, The Wages marks their jump from novelty outfit to full-fledged band.

This Episode also features our first peek into Alejandro Escovedo's forthcomer, as well as a rare look back at The Jayhawks' reissued Bunkhouse Album.

* Felice Brothers, "Frankie's Gun" Felice Brothers (Team Love, 08)
* Court Yard Hounds, "Then Again" Court Yard Hounds (Sony, 10)
* Lucero, "Mom" 1372 Overton Park (Universal, 09)
* Jim Lauderdale, "Good Together" Patchwork River (30 Tigers, 10)
* The Sadies, "Another Year Again" Darker Circles (Yep Roc, 10)
* Drunk On Crutches, "Tupelo" People Places Things (Self, 10)
* Mars Arizona, "Jesus Ain't Coming Back (That Way)" High Desert (Big Barn, 10)
* Mary Chapin Carpenter, "What You Look For" Age of Miracles (Zoe, 10)
* Trampled By Turtles, "Feet & Bones" Palomino (Banjodad, 10)
* Mark Olson, "Salvation Blues" Salvation Blues (Hacktone, 07)
* The Jayhawks, "Falling Star" The Jayhawks (aka Bunkhouse Album) (Lost Hwy, 10)
* Mystiqueros, "Would Not Make It Through" Agave (Blue Boot, 10)
* Or the Whale, "Call and Response" Light Poles and Pines (Self, 08)
* Fox Hunt, "Screw Me Up" Long Way To Go (Self, 10)
* Deer Tick, "20 Miles" Black Dirt Sessions (Partisan, 10)
* Rev Peyton's Big Damn Band, "Redbuds" The Wages (Side One Dummy, 10)
* Chris Pureka, "Wrecking Ball" How I Learned To See In the Dark (Bad Rabbit, 10)
* Yarn, "These Bars Don't Look Too Friendly" Come On In (UFO, 10)
* Otis Gibbs, "Where Only the Graves Are Real" Joe Hill's Ashes (Wanamaker, 10)
* Alejandro Escovedo, "Anchor" Street Songs of Love (Fantasy, 10)
* Slim Cessna's Auto Club, "Angel" Buried Behind the Barn (Alternative Tentacles, 10)
* Mary Gauther, "Another Day Borrowed" The Foundling (Razor & Tie, 10)
* Blue Mountain, "Soul Sister" Dog Days (All Blacks, 95)
* Amanda Shires, "Unwanted Things" West Cross Timbers (Self, 09)
* Bill Kirchen, "Shelly's Winter Love" Word To the Wise (Proper, 10)
* Sam Quinn, "Suite Motown" Fake That Sunk a Thousand Ships (Ramseur, 10)
* Cadillac Sky, "Break My Heart Again" Letters In the Deep (Dualtone, 10)
* Legendary Shack Shakers, "Lost Cause" Agri-Dustrial (30 Tigers, 10)
* Horse Feathers, "Vernonia Blues" Thistled Spring (Kill Rock Stars, 10)

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