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Wednesday, February 29, 2012


ROUTES & BRANCHES

February 25, 2012
Scott Foley

 Legendary Austin rocker Jon Dee Graham has participated in his fair share of "supergroups".  A list of the recording's on which he's participated runs the length of a webpage.  On this Episode, we're introduced to JDG's most recent project:  The Hobart Brothers , with Lil' Sis Hobart, featuring Graham, Freedy Johnston and Susan Cowsill.  The trio started out writing a couple tunes about their experience working in restaurants (hence the name, a prominent brand of industrial dishwasher).  Fortunately, they've moved on to less mundane subject matter on At Least We Have Each Other, taking turns at lead vocals and songwriting credits.  

Also on this installation of R&B, Band Of Heathens' 2-CD / 2-DVD live set, recorded just down the road a piece in Denver.  Also, it seems only yesterday we last enjoyed the Del Fuegos, though it's actually been over 20 years, which is quite a long time ago. 




*  Chapin Sisters, "Palm Tree"  Two  (Lake Btm, 10)
*  Oakhurst, "Hallelu"  Barrel  (Self, 12)
*  Great Lake Swimmers, "Easy Come Easy Go"  New Wild Everywhere  (Nettwerk, 12)
*  Lincoln Durham, "Love Letters"  Shovel vs the Howling Bones  (Rayburn, 12)
*  Gretchen Peters, "Woman On the Wheel"  Hello Cruel  (Scarlet Letter, 12)
*  Band Of Heathens, "Say (live)"  Double Down Live In Denver  (BoH, 12)
*  Kentucky Parlor Pickers, "Roadside Diner"  Barn Burner  (Self, 11)
*  Punch Brothers, "This Girl"  Who's Feeling Young Now  (Nonesuch, 12)
*  Chuck Mead, "Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor"  Back At the Quonset Hut  (Ramseur, 12)
*  Far West, "Bitter Drunk and Cold"  Far West  (Wooden Tapes, 11)
*  Bad Weather California, "I'll Sing Along"  Sunkissed  (Family Tree, 12)
*  Steve Earle, "All My Life"  Transcendental Blues  (Artemis, 00)
*  Lucero, "Women & Work" Women & Work  (ATO, 12)
*  Little Willies, "Permanently Lonely"  For the Good Times  (Milking Bull, 12)
*  Lumineers, "Classy Girls"  Lumineers  (Dualtone, 12)
*  Dave Alvin, "Beautiful City Cross the River"  Eleven Eleven expanded  (Yep Roc, 12)
*  Farrar Johnson Parker Yames, "Old LA"  New Multitudes  (Rounder, 12)
*  Kathleen Edwards, "Soft Place To Land"  Voyageur  (Rounder, 12)
*  Jim White, "State Of Grace"  Where It Hits You  (Yep Roc, 12)
^  Hobart Brothers, "Ballad Of Sis (Didn't I Love You)"  At Least We Have Each Other  (Freedom, 12)
*  Jimmie Dale Gilmore, "Ripple"  One Endless Night  (Rounder, 00)
*  Del Fuegos, "Friday Night"  Silver Star  (Del Fuegos, 12)
*  Drunken Prayer, "Always Sad"  Into the Missionfield  (Fluff & Gravy, 12)
*  Lyle Lovett, "White Boy Lost In the Blues"  Release Me  (Lost Hwy, 12)
*  Otis Gibbs, "Big Whiskers"  Harder Than Hammered Hell  (Wanamaker, 12)
*  Yawpers, "Worthless"  Savage Blue  (Self, 12)
*  Julie Lee, "How He Lied"  Julie Lee & the Baby Daddies  (Self, 12)

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