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Thursday, June 10, 2010

June 10, 2010
Scott Foley

This week I will embark on a search for unexpected pleasure. After serving me well for nearly 8 years, my musical Box of Awesome is falling apart. It carries a couple dozen CDs that have made the cut, having landed in my mailbox at KRFC. After a quick listen, I will either slide a new arrival into the NOPE pile, or house it in my BoA. Of course, reason dictates that I first preview more certain things, like today's debuts of Mark Olson, Shinyribs and Chapin Sisters, followed by lesser-known maybes. But those maybes pile up, patiently awaiting their turn. On any given week, a couple of those will make it onto my add list, and a couple will make their way back to the land of NOPE.

So, this week I've committed to going through most of these least of these. I've always defined my show in part by what happens between the bigger names. I like to think that the CD by Dave McCann and the Firehearts will receive as fair a hearing as anything else. So here's to you, Danielle Doyle, Stoneyhoney and Shane Lamb. You've made the first cut. Guthrie Kennard, J Shogren and Ted Lukas & the Misled: This week you'll have your chance. With any luck, come next week's Episode, I hope to facilitate a meeting with our listeners.

* Chip Robinson, "Bee Sting" Mylow (Red River, 10)
* Audra Mae, "Happiest Lamb" Happiest Lamb (Side One Dummy, 10)
* Kasey Anderson, "All Lit Up" Nowhere Nights (Red River, 09)
* David Jacobs-Strain, "How Long" Terraplane Angel (Self, 10)
* Frazey Ford, "Firecracker" OBADIAH (Nettwerk, 10)
* Jayhawks, "Good Long Time" Jayhawks (aka the Bunkhouse Album) (Lost Hwy, 10)
* Mark Olson, "Little Bird of Freedom" Many Colored Kite (Ryko, 10)
* Paul Thorn, "Better Days Ahead" Pimps and Preachers (Perpetual Obscurity, 10)
* Mary Gauthier, "Another Day Borrowed" The Foundling (Razor & Tie, 10)
* Susan Cowsill, "Dragon Flys" Lighthouse (Threadhead, 10)
* Todd Snider, "Boy Named Sue" Twistable Turnable Man (Sugar Hill, 10)
* Peter Case, "Look Out!" Wig! (Yep Roc, 10)
* Terri Hendrix, "Slow Down" Cry Till You Laugh (Wilory, 10)
* Jason Webley, "Almost Time To Go" Cost of Living (11 Records, 08)
* Trampled by Turtles, "Wait So Long" Palomino (Banjodad, 10)
^ Shinyribs, "Shores of Galilee" Well After Awhile (Nine Mile, 10)
* Fred Eaglesmith, "Dynamite and Whiskey" Cha Cha Cha (Lonesome Day, 10)
* Sam Quinn, "So Strong" Fake That Sunk a Thousand Ships (Ramseur, 10)
* Chapin Sisters, "Let Me Go" Oh Hear the Wind Blow (Lake Bottom, 10)
* Blitzen Trapper, "Man Who Would Speak True" Destroyer of the Void (Sub Pop, 10)
* Claire Small, "Angels Over Texas" How Do You Like Love (Freedom, 10)
* Norman, "Bellfountain Stars" Hay Hay Make a Wish (Timber Carnival, 10)
* Jim Lauderdale, "Between Your Heart and Mine" Patchwork River (Thirty Tigers, 10)
* Drunk On Crutches, "Caroline (Go Back To Bed)" People Places Things (Self, 10)
* Cowboy Junkies, "Little Dark Heart" Renmin Park (Latent, 10)
* Steel Wheels, "Nothing You Can't Lose" Red Wing (Self, 09)

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