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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

February 4, 2012
Scott Foley

 Great to see Patterson Hood and friends supporting an effort to keep downtown Athens, GA independent.  On his new single, "After It's Gone" the Drive-by Trucker collaborates with members of Widespread Panic, REM's Mike Mills, Lera Lynn, Futurebirds and more on a track that actually stands as one of his better recent cuts.  Go here to stream the video and to play Who's Who. And to download the song. 

File Dr Dog's fine new release with other rootsy indie stuff from Blitzen Trapper, Dawes, Delta Spirit, Megafaun, et al.  Like a slightly more sober Deer Tick, perhaps?  With prominent barrelhouse piano, fuzzy guitars and a slightly psychedelic sensibility, you might also compare Be the Void to more recent releases by Marah.  Like several of these other bands, you likely won't trip across Dr Dog on many other programs of our type. Consider yourself lucky!

Finally, working hard to arrange a last minute in-studio set with Greensky Bluegrass for this Saturday's Episode of R&B.  If the gods will it, you'll hear some chat and some live cuts at the top of the 4:00 hour. 

*  Honeycutters, "On My Mind"  Irene  (Buttons Down, 09)
*  Radney Foster, "LA Freeway"  This One's For Him  (Icehouse, 12)
*  Kevin Gordon, "Don't Stop Me This Time"  Gloryland  (Self, 12)
*  Fred Eaglesmith, "Dangerous"  6 Volts  (Self, 11)
*  Patterson Hood, et al. "After It's Gone"  internet single  (Protect Downtown Athens, 12)
*  Katya Chorover, "Big Big Love"  Big Big Love  (Cat & the Moon, 11)
*  Greensky Bluegrass, "Cold Feet"  Handguns  (Big Blue Zoo, 11)
*  Lyle Lovett, "Isn't That So"  Release Me  (Lost Hwy, 12)
*  Shinyribs, "Shores Of Galilee"  Well After Awhile  (9 Mile, 10)
^  Dr Dog, "Lonesome"  Be the Void  (Anti, 12)
*  Orbo &  the Longshots, "High Grass Dog"  Prairie Sun  (Blue Mood, 12)
*  Arliss Nancy, "St Forget"  Simple Machines  (Suburban Home, 12)
*  Amelia White, "St Christopher"  Beautiful & Wild  (Self, 12)
*  Chris Castle, "Both Ends Of a Gun"  Last Bird Home  (Dirtsandwich, 12)
*  Steve Earle, "One More Cup Of Coffee"  Chimes Of Freedom  (Amnesty, 12)
*  Great Unknowns, "I Wish I Was the Girl I Was"  Homefront  (Self, 12)
*  Two Tons Of Steel, "Cryin' Eyes"  Not That Lucky  (Smith, 09)
*  Jeff Black, "Plow Through the Mystic"  Plow Through the Mystic  (Lotos Nile, 11)
*  John Statz, "Honest"  Old Fashioned  (Yer Bird, 12)
*  Tift Merritt, "Sweet Spot"  Sweet Spot EP  (Self, 12)
*  Elliott BROOD, "Lindsay"  Days Into Years  (Paper Bag, 11)
*  Split Lip Rayfield, "Rig Or Cross"  I'll Be Around  (Self, 08)
*  Lincoln Durham, "Love Letters"  Shovel vs the Howling Bones  (Rayburn, 12)
*  Far West, "Town Called Lonesome"  Far West  (Wooden Tapes, 11)
*  Kentucky Parlor Pickers, "Rosalie"  Barn Burner  (Self, 11)

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