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Friday, November 23, 2012

ROUTES & BRANCHES
November 17, 2012
Scott Foley

This busy week found me behind the mic no fewer than 4 times, owing to holiday vacations and such.  For me, this is fine, of course.  To date, I've navigated each program without duplicating an artist, departing the station with way too much good music that merited sharing.  Apparently, this is one of the few things in life I don't get tired of, so I'll be back on Saturday for another chance to get this R&B thing right.

Sure, formal submissions to KRFC have slowed to a virtual crawl over the last few weeks.  This just gives me a chance to pick up on a couple other quality releases I've overlooked during the past months.  This Episode, we commence our journey through a new Jesse Dayton tribute to the music of a man he portrayed on stage, the great Kinky Friedman.  Another legend, Bobby Bare, returns to CD with Darker Than Light, a collection of covers from everyone from Dylan to U2, several from the folk tradition.  The man himself adds two new compositions to the mix.  No matter what Bare is singing, his voice is one of our genre's classic instruments.

Best of all, at the time of this writing (yeah, I'm late again) we're on the far side of Thanksgiving.  Fair warning, I'm planning to unleash the Christmas beast for this weekend's Episode. 

*  Chuck Ragan, "Do You Pray"  Feast or Famine  (SideOneDummy, 07) 
Bow Thayer, "Epitome"  Hindsight  (Tweed River, 12)
*  Truckstop Darlin', "Southern Ghost"  Hope & the Heart It Breaks  (Self, 12)
*  Arliss Nancy, "40s"  Simple Machines  (Suburban Home, 12)
*  Willie Nelson, "Blue Hotel"  Songbird  (Lost Hwy, 06)
*  Jesse Dayton, "Nashville Casualty & Life"  Jesse Sings Kinky  (Stag, 12)  D
*  Iris Dement, "Go On Ahead & Go Home"  Sing the Delta  (Flariella, 12)
*  Jimbo Mathus, "Tennessee Walker Mare"  White Buffalo  (Fat Possum, 12)
*  Richmond Fontaine, "Don't Look & It Won't Hurt"  The Fitzgerald  (El Cortez, 05)
*  Hollyfelds, "We Both Know"  Title Stealers  (Self, 12)
^  Bobby Bare, "I Was Drunk"  Darker Than Light  (E1, 12)  D
*  Sara Watkins, "Impossible"  Sun Midnight Sun  (Nonesuch, 12)
*  Hayes Carll w/Caitlin Rose, "Love Don't Let Me Down" single  (Lost Hwy, 12)  D
*  Gromet, "Skip Your Stone"  Barren  (Self, 13)  D
*  Rosanne Cash, "Radio Operator"  Black Cadillac  (Capitol, 06)
*  Lee Bains III & Glory Fires, "Total Destruction Of Your Mind"  single  (Alive Naturalsound, 12)
*  Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, "I Lost My Job of Loving You"  Buddy & Jim  (New West, 12)
*  Leftover Salmon, "Teen Angst (live)"  Live From Georgia Theater 10/09/12  (Self, 12)  D
*  Delicate Cutters, "Where the Cottonmouths Hung"  Ring  (Skybucket, 12)
*  Sadies w/Catherine Irwin, "Walkin' Cane"  Poor Little Knitter  (Bloodshot, 99)
*  Tin Horn Prayer, "Rose"  Grapple the Rails  (Paper + Plastick, 12)
*  Ronnie Fauss, "This Year"  I Am the Man You Know I'm Not  (Normaltown, 12)
*  Nels Andrews, "Starboard"  Scrimshaw  (Self, 12)
*  Honkytonk Homeslice, "Texas Town"  Just Passin' Thru  (SCI Fidelity, 12)  D
*  Over the Rhine, "King Knows How"  Long Surrender  (GSD, 11)
*  Somebody's Darling, "Pretty Faces"  Jank City Shakedown  (Self, 12)
*  Browan Lollar, "Freight Train Hearts"  For the Givers & the Takers  (This Is Amer Music, 12)  D

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