A 25-track collection of various tracks that Gram Parsons either covered or was influenced by, this set works just as well as a sequence without the Parsons connection. When you can hear the Louvin Brothers’ “The Christian Life,” Merle Travis’ “I Am a Pilgrim,” and Dock Boggs’ harrowing version of “Pretty Polly” and then back it up with the Coasters’ “Searchin'” and Little Richard’s “Lucille,” you’ve got yourself a nice little chunk of American music history, and yes, the roots of Gram Parsons, too.
Rebecca Moore is a highly accomplished, award winning singer songwriter. Her music is described as traversing the plains between Led Zeppelin’s Battle of Evermore and Stevie Nicks’ Gold Dust Woman. Her new album was recorded in London with Afro Celt Sound System producer Martin Russell and spans a decade of touring and songwriting.
Sally Spring is joined by Gene Parsons (the Byrds),Tift Merritt, Marshall Crenshaw, Caitlin Cary (Tres Chicas,Whiskeytown), Fred Smith (Television)and many other talented musicians on her cd, “Mockingbird”.
For the first three months of this year, Sally’s new cd remained in the top 15 on the radio charts in Europe for Americana music climbing to #5! Sally merges folk, rock and country that made many critics “Best of” lists for 2006 and 2007 including WMBR at MIT.
Goodluck Man, the debut album from Austin, Texas singer/songwriter Carson McHone, might as well have been cut live. Packed with attitude and vigor, the minimal production on Goodluck Man lets McHone’s raw talent beam.A student of classic honky-tonk, McHone and her band chug through an equal mix of original floor stompers and shoulder waltzes. The first half of Goodluck Man consisting of songs like the timeless-sounding “GTDB” and the in-the-moment arrangements of “Poet” and standout “Ain’t You Lucky (I Love Being Lonely)”; the latter a mix of ballads that highlights McHone’s voice — one that embodies both the rough vocal edges of Wanda Jackson and Melba Montgomery and vulnerability of Nanci Griffith and Emmylou Harris.
Like a back country crossroad, the songs of sing-er/songwriter D.L. Marble are a rich tapestry that is American story telling at its best.With influences like Robert Earl Keen, Ray Wiley Hubbard & Fleetwood Mac, D.L. Marble’s music blends traditional Country, Americana, Rock, and Blue-Eyed Soul into songs that are very honest and uniquely American.Many of the characters that populate D.L.’s songs come from his own personal experiences growing up in a less than ideal version of the American dream.
The Sunny Cowgirls have delivered their seventh album with a collection of carefully selected covers paying tribute to paternal figures across the country.Don McLean to John Williamson, Paul McCartney to Joy McKean and only enhanced further by the likes of Stevie Nicks, Bob Dylan and Burt Bacharach to name just a few, the underlying tone of this album is recognising great songwriters domestically and internationally.
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