Sunday, August 31, 2014

New Lucinda coming...

( Lucinda Williams will release a double album, Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone, on September 30. It’s the 61-year-old Grammy winner’s first collection of new songs since 2011′s Blessed.  It will be released on her new label Highway 20 Records, via Thirty Tigers. 

Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone‘s twenty songs include “Compassion,” based on a poem written by Williams’ father, acclaimed poet Miller Williams, and a cover of JJ Cale’s “Magnolia.”
Guest musicians include guitarists Bill Frisell, Tony Joe White, Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan, and Elvis Costello rhythm section members Pete Thomas (drums) and Davey Faragaher (bass) and Wallflowers guitarist Stuart Mathis. The Wallflowers’ Jakob Dylan sings harmony on “It’s Gonna Rain.”

Written by July 14th, 2014

Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone Track Listing:
Disc One:

Burning Bridges
East Side Of Town
West Memphis
Cold Day In Hell
Wrong Number
Stand Right By Each Other
It’s Gonna Rain
Disc Two:
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Big Mess
When I Look At The World
Walk On
Temporary Nature (Of Any Precious Thing)
Everything But The Truth
This Old Heartache
Stowaway In Your Heart
One More Day

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Benjamin Booker May Be the Next Big Thing...

(  All music journalists like to claim to find “the next big thing”, but 25 year-old Benjamin Booker might be IT.  Although, he is already opening for Jack White even before his debut album hits stores on Tuesday, August 19th – so I hardly discovered him.  His self-titled debut was produced by Andrija Tokic, producer of Hurray for the Riff Raff, and another former White opener, The Alabama Shakes.  The album opener and single Violent Shiver grabs you with an immediate riff, making you think of Chuck Berry.  Booker describes his music as “punk blues.”  Throughout the album you certainly hear that attitude and vibe of punk and blues (maybe some Strokes, Black Keys type instrumentation & old school rocknroll)…but it is THAT voice that hooks you in and makes you press play again and again.  It’s hard to believe Booker’s 25, the voice so raspy you think he’s spent a lifetime yelling, making his voice hoarse.  (more)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

'Happy anniversary, baby, got you on my mind' trail mix...

Cigarettes and Coffee (Otis Redding) Very Best of Otis Redding
Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Dr. John) Duke Elegant
You're the Man (Shelby Lynne) Suit Yourself
Explosion (Ely Paperboy Reed) Come And Get It
For Everyman (Jackson Browne) For Everyman
What's the Matter, Baby (Timi Yuro) Classic 60's Hits
Blee Bop Blues (Manhattan Transfer) Anthology
Candy Lips (Johnnie Ray) A Proper Introduction
Moon Dreams (Gerry Mulligan) Re-birth of the Blues
Ohio (Black Keys) Brothers
Me Needing You (The Pretty Things) Get a Buzz
Ain't Goin' Nowhere (James Hunter) The Hard Way
The Circle Married the Line (Feist) Metals
Last Train (Allen Toussaint) The Allen Toussaint Collection
One Monkey (Gillian Welch) Soul Journey