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I have heard My Woman and it is very, very good.
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August 26, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Yea, although I think a longer think piece is in order. The Guardian article was more of a "hey this is happening, here's some music to listen to" kind of thing. I also think it would be worth really digging into the influences of the resurgence. Jack Rose wasn't just a rehash of John Fahey, but was heavily influenced by raga and gospel music in addition to being more closely tethered to Appalachian mountain music than Fahey ever was. And Ryley Walker's inclusion of Chicago jazz musicians creating something that's kind of reminiscent of Nick Drake and Bert Jansch, but still sounds distinctly American. Basically, that it's not all just more of the same.
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August 26, 2016 on Stream Nathan Bowles Whole & Cloven
Worth noting, Nathan Bowles played in Pelt with Jack Rose. Dude's been around the block.
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August 26, 2016 on Stream Nathan Bowles Whole & Cloven
Super pumped for that Itasca release too. PoB has been on fire the past two years.
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August 26, 2016 on Stream Nathan Bowles Whole & Cloven
The Guardian did a piece a few weeks ago, but I think 'Gum should do something too! https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jul/28/theres-a-hunger-for-the-next-frontier-the-new-cosmic-americana-gram-parsons
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August 26, 2016 on Stream Nathan Bowles Whole & Cloven
I agree. Although I -- selfishly perhaps -- want these songs to be so much longer than they are. Especially hearing Phil Cook do that super Allman-esque slide solo on Biloxi... that one could go on forever.
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August 24, 2016 on Hiss Golden Messenger – “Tell Her I’m Just Dancing” Video
Sharp eye. Loved those Carvin catalogs. Couldn't afford shit at the time, but I liked looking at them.
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August 22, 2016 on Joni Mitchell Makes First Public Appearance Since Hospitalization Last Year
Reminds me of Beezleboss from Pick of Destiny
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August 18, 2016 on Metallica – “Hardwired” Video
Damn, what a track. Perfect blending of his earlier, rawer finger picking and the lush arrangements from Dark Bird. Really loved those horn flourishes.
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August 17, 2016 on The Tallest Man On Earth – “Rivers”
Probe my favorite Nina Song. Maybe tied with Strange Fruit.
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August 11, 2016 on President Obama Listens To Chance The Rapper, Courtney Barnett, Fiona Apple
I was gonna do Conditions Wild but went with Ancient Jules for solidarity.
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August 4, 2016 on Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2016
I'm still writing in Bernie Sanders.
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August 4, 2016 on Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2016
Steve's set is so fucking good right now, I highly recommend everyone going to see him if he's through your town.
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July 17, 2016 on Watch Steve Gunn & The Outliners Play CBS This Morning
Just got that email as well. The impulsive collector in me is itching to hit order (as well as needing to pre-order Heart Like a Levee). Also, this track is gorgeous. I wasn't familiar with her previous work, but will make that a priority.
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July 13, 2016 on Itasca – “Buddy”
So excited for this. What an incredible year for psychedelic- and folk-tinged rock.
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July 12, 2016 on Hiss Golden Messenger – “Biloxi”
Maybe your excitement asymptotes at impossible?
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July 12, 2016 on Hiss Golden Messenger – “Biloxi”
It really is. A few years back I spent part of the summer in a village in Mali that devoutly followed Islam, and was there during Ramadan. At no point was there any contention about what we (non-Muslim folk) did during the day that was out of alignment with their practices. Because reasonable people know that people of different cultures do things, well, differently. Anyway, during the weeks there I bonded a bit with some of our friends in the village over music. It was a few weeks after Arcade Fire's 'The Suburbs' came out and I had it on my iPod and was listening to it non-stop. I talked to them about AF and some of my other favorite musicians and they told me about theirs. Coincidentally, that's when I realized Malian music (and their guitar players) is fucking awesome. Point being, during the time, music was a cultural exchange and somewhat of a common currency -- and I think it was a really nice experience for everyone. So to your point Kirsty, the fact that this community event was unjustly and severely penalized is truly sad. It begs the of question whether anything is truly sacred.
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June 18, 2016 on Radiohead Listening Event In Istanbul Attacked, Band Responds
Life's pretty cheap to that type, Janet. But really, hope he's ok.
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June 17, 2016 on Meat Loaf Hospitalized After Collapsing On Stage In Edmonton
And the Black Keys are a handful of moldy grapes?
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June 16, 2016 on Patrick Carney Criticizes YouTube Over Artist Payouts
Listened to it again today uninterrupted at work. I think I need a few more of those 70 minute blocks without someone tapping me on the shoulder -- especially for those 10 minute jamzz.
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June 16, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
Yeaaa, I just haven't given CSH it's fair share of spins. I think the length is the deterent, at least right now.
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June 15, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
Based on this list is Kevin Morby going to be the most overlooked/underrated album of 2016? I honestly can't stop playing it. But I think I knew my favorites would be different and more narrowly focused this year since it's been sooo so good for folk and psychedelic. My faves so far, in no particular order other than Kevin Morby at #1: Kevin Morby "Singin Saw" Sturgill Simpson "A Sailor's Guide..." Steve Gunn "Eyes on the Lines" Woods "Sun City Eater..." Dead Tongues "Montana" William Tyler "Modern Country" Jenks Miller & Elysee Thebner Miller "Blues from WHAT" Parquet Courts "Human Performance" Mind Spiders "Prosthesis" Diarrhea Planet "Turn to Gold" Anticipated: Hiss Golden Messenger
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June 15, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
Second to the dude himself singing, my favorite part of this is the audience going fucking nuts.
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June 8, 2016 on Enjoy This 82-Year-Old Man Singing Drowning Pool On America’s Got Talent
Favorite show this year so far, I think. Still have Kevin Morby and Steve Gunn within the next month, though.
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June 7, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Diarrhea Planet Turn To Gold
If you can get your hands on Tired Hands Trendler, I highly recommend it.
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June 7, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Diarrhea Planet Turn To Gold
Also, always enjoy a when there's a lovefest of this kinda music on 'gum.
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June 7, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Diarrhea Planet Turn To Gold