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Thursday, July 01, 2010

July 1, 2010
Scott Foley

Two Golden State artists offer new albums on this Episode: Dave Gleason and Mike Stinson. Of the former, Dave Alvin waxes, "If Dave Gleason walks into the room, I set my guitar down." The songs on both releases feature a timeless quality. Gleason's Turn and Fade favors a more country-rock groove, while Stinson's Jukebox in Your Heart sounds like a honky-tonk record from anytime in the past forty years (actually, Stinson has since relocated to Houston, TX, tho his sound remains firmly in California ...).

Also debuting on this Episode, Howe Gelb's attempt at transplanting flamenco music into the Arizona desert, and a promising, stark recording from north of the border in Amelia Curran.

* I See Hawks in LA, "Byrd From West Virginia" Shoulda Been Gold: 2001-2009 (American Beat, 09)
* Jeff Tweedy, Roger McGuinn and Jay Bennett, "James Alley Blues (live)" Harry Smith Connection (Smithsonian, 98)
* Chatham County Line, "Crop Comes In" Wildwood (Yep Roc, 10)
* Gurf Morlix, "Madalyn's Bones" Diamonds To Dust (Blue Corn, 07)
* Sally Spring, "Mentone Alabama" Made of Stars (Sniffinpup, 10)
* Norman, "Hay Hay Make a Wish" Hay Hay Make a Wish (Timber Carnival, 10)
* Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore, "New Boots" Saints & Sinners (Remington Rd, 10)
* The Beauties, "You and Me" The Beauties (Six Shooter, 10)
* Son Volt, "Jukebox of Steel" American Central Dust (Rounder, 09)
* Howe Gelb, "Uneven Light of Day" Alegrias (Self, 10)
* 30Db, "Lick #6" One Man Show (Sci Fidelity, 10)
* Eilen Jewell, "Man I Hardly Know" Butcher Holler: Tribute to Loretta Lynn (Signature Sounds, 10)
^ Mike Stinson, "Other Side of the Blues" Jukebox in Your Heart (Stag, 10)
* Drive-by Truckers, "Day John Henry Died" Dirty South (New West, 04)
* Jimmy Webb w/Lucinda Williams, "Galveston" Just Across the River (E1, 10)
* Stone River Boys, "Love On the Dial" Love On the Dial (Cow Island, 10)
* Cindy Bullens, "Misty Hills of Tennessee" Howling Trains & Barking Dogs (MC, 10)
* Mark Olson, "Wind and Rain" Many Colored Kite (Ryko, 10)
* James McMurtry, "Peter Pan" It Had to Happen (Sugar Hill, 97)
* Amelia Curran, "Bye Bye Montreal" Hunter Hunter (Six Shooter, 10)
* Sunny Sweeney, "From a Table Away" internet single (Republic, 10)
* Dave Gleason, "Radio 1965" Turn and Fade (326 Records, 10)
* Old Californio, "Mother Road" Westering Again (Self, 09)
* Jason Isbell, "Cigarettes & Wine (acoustic)" Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit (Lightning Rod, 09)
* Susan Cowsill, "Dragon Flys" Lighthouse (Threadhead, 10)
* Larry Jon Wilson, "Heartland" Larry Jon Wilson (Drag City, 09)

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