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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

August 20, 2011
Scott Foley

Could take a couple Episodes before "You're with Scott Foley on KRFC's Routes & Branches" rolls off my tongue like it once did. Can't promise that I'll ever abandon tripping over "KRVM" here and there. Old Habits. But I'm honestly thrilled to be back on Saturday afternoons (from 4 to 6 Mountain Time, spread the word), and there is a sort of liberation in not being part of a larger "Mix" operation. I'm now a self-contained entity.

For this inaugural Episode, this return to R&B, we looked a couple weeks down the road at some pending releases. Chuck Ragan is joined by Revival Tour companion Brian Fallon from Gaslight Anthem. Laura Marling begins her new tune in the same brit-folk vein as her previous CD, but pulls the sonic curtain aside to reveal a real live band by the song's end. Even better, our second glimpse at Blitzen Trapper's forthcoming album almost prompts me to reserve a spot on my year end favorites list ...

* Ryan Adams, "Peaceful Valley" Jacksonville City Nights (Lost Hwy, 05)
* Ana Egge, "Hole In Your Halo" Bad Blood (Ammal, 11)
* Dead Man Winter, "New Orleans" Bright Lights (Banjodad, 11)
* Deer Tick, "Miss K" Divine Providence (Partisan, 11)
* Bonnie & the Beard, "Lonely Hills" Bonnie & the Beard (Self, 11)
* Chuck Ragan, "Meet You In the Middle" Covering Ground (Side One Dummy, 11)
* Bottle Rockets, "Smokin' 100s Alone (live)" Not So Loud (Bloodshot, 11)
* Pieta Brown, "Mercury" Mercury (Red House, 11)
* Hickman Dalton Gang, "(Come On Back To) Stockton" Hickman Dalton Gang Vol 2 (Self, 11)
* Ollabelle, "One More Time" Neon Blue Bird (Thirty Tigers, 11)
* Laura Marling, "Sophia" Creature I Don't Know (Self, 11)
* Ray Bonneville, "Good Times" Bad Man's Blood (Red House, 11)
* Tom Waits, "Long Way Home" Orphans (Anti, 06)
* Steve Cropper w/Lucinda Williams, "Dedicated To the One I Love" Dedicated (429, 11)
* Paper Bird, "Dear Friend" Carry On (Long Spoon, 11)
* Milk Carton Kids, "No Hammer To Hold" Prologue (Self, 11)
* Elmo Buzz, "Ways and Means" Shit Sandwich (Self, 11)
* Jeff Bridges, "Everything But Love" Jeff Bridges (Blue Note, 11)
* Shelby Lynne, "Revelation Road" Revelation Road (Everso, 11)
* Old Californio, "Better Yet" Sundrunk Angels (Self, 11)
* Blitzen Trapper, " Love the Way You Walk Away" American Goldwing (Sub Pop, 11)
* Richard Buckner, "Traitor" Our Blood (Merge, 11)
* Jonny Corndawg, "Shaved (Like a Razor)" Down On the Bikini Line (Nasty Memories, 11)
* Shooter Jennings, "Outlaw You" Outlaw You (Self, 11)
* William Elliott Whitmore, "Don't Need It" Field Songs (Anti, 11)
* Kasey Chambers, "Beautiful Mess" Little Bird (Essence, 11)

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