Jami Lynn – Sodbusters (2011)

A decade or two back, it was said that in South Dakota heaven and hell share the same space.  The landscape transforms from blissful prairies to deserted badlands;  culminated at it’s western most border with the majestic Black Hills.  The land is rugged, often times more intimidating and beautiful than you can imagine.  Interstate 90 is it’s spiritual fault line, dividing prairie and desert sand.  You’ll feel as though paradise lay on one side of the black top, with apocalypse  looming on the other.   The same can be said about the music of singer-songwriter Jami Lynn- her angelic voice invokes images of yesteryear in rugged and refined hues.  Jami has been making a name for herself in her native South Dakota for a few years now, however I’m very happy to say that she’s become a badland flower in full bloom, touring an performing across the nation displaying an out of this world vocal ability and subtle songwriting that sneaks up on you like a wallflower slowly coming out of her shell in a Texas speakeasy.  Anyone that’s familiar with her music will know I’m speaking the truth when I say this young lady is going places, and is destined to become a formidable force in modern American Roots music. Her albums “Dreamer” and “Sodbusters” show a primitive and progressive strength- combining collaborations with top notch musicians and a solo performance style that’s powerful yet disarming in it’s approach and sound.  In other words, she’s good.  Damned good!   I caught Jami Lynn in the midst of traveling on this interview.  Recently she’s been performing all the way from Tennessee to her current home base in Rapid City, so I’m glad she took the time to do this.  Pay attention folks…she’s a rising star.

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Davy Graham – Midnight Man [1966] (Reissue 2005)

DAFirst released in 1966, Midnight Man has a slightly more rhythm’n’blues focus than his other Decca albums – as Mr. Graham plays homage to some of his musical heroes. Beautiful playing as always, and a repertoire drawn from the songs of Lalo Schifrin, Herbie Hancock, Lonnie John, Oscar Brown Jr., Blind Willie Johnson and Lennon / McCartney. For this carefully remastered edition Fledg’ling have restored all the elements of the original artwork and added several previously unpublished photographs.

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