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Thursday, May 05, 2011


THURSDAY MORNING MIX
May 5, 2011
Scott Foley

Lindi Ortega is from Canada, with one Mexican and one Irish parent. Navigating by her voice, she falls on a map somewhere between Kasey Chambers' Australia and Dolly Parton's American South. Ortega's full-length debut, Little Red Boots is a welcome addition to a week healthy with quality new contributions from women songwriters. The otherworldly voice of Sally Ford leaves an indelible impression from the spooky side of rockabilly/punk. And Emmylou Harris proves it's never too late to try a new direction, on an unexpectedly gritty album recorded with just two other musicians.

On a related note, my gratitude goes out to all the TMM listeners who contributed to help us meet our lofty goal for KRFC's Spring Membership Drive. With your help, we'll be able to continue on our mission to provide a refuge for excellent music in Northern Colorado.

* Michael Fracasso, "Ada, OK" Saint Monday (Self, 11)
* Finnders & Youngberg, "Give a Little Back" FY5 (Neighborly, 11)
* Greg Brown, "Someday House" Freak Flag (Yep Roc, 11)
* Todd Snider, "45 Miles (live)" Storyteller Live (Thirty Tigers, 11)
* Emmylou Harris, "Six White Cadillacs" Hard Bargain (Nonesuch, 11)
* Billy Joe Shaver, "Love is So Sweet" Earth Rolls On (New West, 01)
* Jayhawks, "Cotton Dress" Tomorrow the Green Grass (American, 11)
* Dave Alvin, "Run Conejo Run" Eleven Eleven (Yep Roc, 11)
* Crooked Fingers, "Solitary Man" Reservoir Songs (Merge, 02)
* Quiet American, "Talk is Cheap" Quiet American Vol 2 (Boulder Acoustic Society, 11)
* Blind Boys of Alabama, "Can You Give Me a Drink" Take the High Road (Saguaro Rd, 11)
* Shannon McNally, "Little Stream of Whiskey" Western Ballad (Sacred Sumac, 11)
* Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers, "If I Can't Trust You With a Quarter" Starlight Hotel (Signature Sounds, 11)
* Son Volt, "Down to the Wire" American Central Dust (Rounder, 09)
* Alela Diane, "Heartless Highway" Wild Divine (Beggars Banquet, 11)
* Cowboy Junkies, "Flirted With You All My Life" Demons (Razor & Tie, 11)
* Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, "Heart on a String" Here We Rest (Lightning Rod, 11)
* Alejandro Escovedo, "Always a Friend" Real Animal (Back Porch, 08)
* Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, "Danger" Dirty Radio (Partisan, 11)
* Devotchka, "Exhaustible" 100 Lovers (Anti, 11)
^ Lindi Ortega, "I'm No Elvis Presley" Little Red Boots (Last Gang, 11)

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