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Wednesday, June 08, 2011


THURSDAY MORNING MIX
June 2, 2011
Scott Foley

Beginning this Episode of TMM with a fitting tribute to the late Gil Scott-Heron. Ironically, the tune is not one of his own, but one written by Bill Callahan that Scott-Heron made his own on his final recording. We're also privileged to take an inaugural listen to Star Anna's third CD and the sophomore release from Dawes.

One of the biggest steps forward in Colorado music this year has come from Haunted Windchimes, whose new release shines new light on some older songs, while featuring some unheard tunes as well. The quintet's harmonies are tight, and musically they have worked their way out of the potentially deadly stringband pigoenhole. While I've played tunes from at least two of their previous releases, this bodes well for the possibility of a great studio CD to come.

* Gil Scott-Heron, "I'm New Here" I'm New Here (XL, 10)
* Grant Peeples, "Last Great Buffalo Hunt" Okra & Ecclesiastes (Gatorbone, 11)
* Cody Canada & the Departed, "Make Yourself Home" This is Indian Land (30 Tigers, 11)
* Bonnie & the Clydes, "Pretend I Never Happened" Bonnie & the Clydes (Self, 11)
* Grayson Capps, "Highway 42" Lost Cause Minstrels (Royal Potato Family, 11)
* Crooked Jades, "Waiting City Shining" Unfortunate Rake Vol 1 (Copper Creek, 00)
* Jimmie Dale Gilmore & the Wronglers, "Way Downtown" Heirloom Music (Neanderthal, 11)
* Malcolm Holcombe, "Becky's Blessed" To Drink the Rain (Music Road, 11)
* Drag the River, "Way With Women" Bad at Breaking Up (Suburban Home, 09)
* Dave Alvin, "Manzanita" Eleven Eleven (Yep Roc, 11)
* Levon Helm w/Sheryl Crow, "No Depression in Heaven (live)" Ramble at the Ryman (Vanguard, 11)
* Amy Black, "One Time" One Time (Reuben, 11)
* David Mayfield, "I Just Might Pray" Parade (9th Grade, 11)
^ Haunted Windchimes, "American Dream (live)" Live at the Western Jubilee (Blank Tape, 11)
* Matt the Electrician, "Daydreamer" Accidental Thief (Self, 11)
* Emmylou Harris, "Home Sweet Home" Hard Bargain (Nonesuch, 11)
* Old 97s, "Perfume" Grand Theatre Vol 2 (New West, 11)
* Felice Brothers, "Honda Civic" Celebration Florida (Fat Possum, 11)
* Nathaniel Rateliff, "Shroud" In Memory of Loss (Rounder, 10)
* Jeffrey Foucault, "Idaho" Horse Latitudes (Signature Sounds, 11)
* Dawes, "If I Wanted Someone" Nothing is Wrong (ATO, 11)
* Lindi Ortega, "When All the Stars Align" Little Red Boots (Last Gang, 11)
* Owen Temple, "Prince of Peace" Mountain Home (El Paisano, 11)
* Magnolia Electric Co, "Lonesome Valley" Fading Trails (Secretly Canadian, 06)
* Star Anna, "Bird Without Wings" Alone in This Together (Local 638, 11)
* Those Darlins, "Let You Down" Screws Get Loose (Oh Wow Dang, 11)

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