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Thursday, July 29, 2010


Thursday Morning Mix
July 29, 2010
Scott Foley

Good Stuff aplenty on this episode of TMM. If you squint your eyes and ears and have a couple sips beforehand, sometimes Bobby Bare Jr sounds a bit like a raggedy Elton John. A Storm A Tree My Mother's Head actually sounds nothing like Tumbleweed Connection or even Too Low For Zero (possibly the first Elton John album I ever owned), but it could be Bare Jr's most mature release to date. Having said that, A Storm does feature songs "Your Goat is On Fire" and "Liz Taylor's Lipstick Gun," so ...

I'll be out from behind the mic next Thursday, which is too bad since Ronnie Fauss will stop by the studio to chat with my sub. I'll be making my first return trip to sweet, sweet Oregon since turning my back two and a half years ago. If I was a real americanite, I'd jettison my dislike of crowds and spend a day at this year's stellar Pickathon festival.

* Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, "Hello New Day" No More Beautiful World (EmmaJaya, 07)
* Justin Townes Earle, "Harlem River Blues" Harlem River Blues (Bloodshot, 10)
* Bill Kirchen w/Nick Lowe, "Shelly's Winter Love" Word To the Wise (Proper, 10)
* Larkin Poe, "Long Hard Fall" Spring an EP (DefPig, 10)
* Backyard Tire Fire, "Roadsong #39" Good To Be (Self, 09)
* Los Lobos, "Tin Can Trust" Tin Can Trust (Shout, 10)
* David Baerwald, "Compassion" Here Comes the New Folk Underground (Lost Hwy, 02)
* Will Sexton, "Move the Balance" Move the Balance (Self, 10)
* Mat D, "Resurrection Cadillac" Plank Road Drag (Self, 10)
* Chase Fifty Six, "Goodbye Princess" Allatoona Rising (Dirt Leg, 10)
* Paper Bird, "Colorado" When the River Took Flight (Self, 10)
* Chatham County Line, "Saturdays & Sundays" Wildwood (Yep Roc, 10)
* Robert Plant, "Angel Dance" Band of Joy (Rounder, 10)
* Crooked Fingers, "Black Rose" Reservoir Songs Vol 2 (Foreign Leisure, 10)
* Jessi Alexander, "Make Me Stay or Make Me Go" Honeysuckle Sweet (Columbia, 05)
* Sahara Smith, "Are You Lonely" Myth of the Heart (Playing in Traffic, 10)
* Ronnie Fauss, "Pistols in the Air" New Songs From the Old Frontier Vol 1 (FTG, 09)
^ Bobby Bare Jr, "Rock and Roll Halloween" A Storm A Tree My Mother's Head (Naked Albino, 10)
* David Jacobs-Strain, "West County Rain" Terraplane Angel (Self, 10)
* Blue Giant, "Run Rabbit Run" Blue Giant (Vanguard, 10)
* Seth Walker, "Lay Down (River of Faith)" Leap of Faith (Hyena, 09)
* Tift Merritt, "Never Talk About It" See You on the Moon (Fantasy, 10)
* Luke Doucet, "Ballad of Ian Curtis" Steel City Trawler (Six Shooter, 10)
* Ray Lamontagne, "Beg Steal & Borrow" God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise (RCA, 10)
* Fox Hunt, "Get Back Home" Long Way to Go (Self, 10)
* Mic Harrison, "The Only Road" Push Me On Home (Self, 08)

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