August 26, 2013
On episode 154 of the Americana Music Show, Ronnie Fauss tells the story of the title of I Am The Man You Know I’m Not, why he covered Gram Parsons, and watching the Old 97′s’ record. Ronnie Fauss also plays three tracks from I Am The Man You Know I’m Not. Plus, southern rock from the Truth & Salvage Company, rockabilly rock from Tim Easton, blues rock from Too Slim and the Tail Draggers, southern rock from Mike Stinson, roots rock from The Coal Men, country rock from The Whiskey Bottles, twang from The Coals, newgrass from The O's, and old school R&B from Fats Domino.
You got a taste of Tim Easton's new one on last week's episode. But this week I officially add it to rotation. Not Cool has a swinging, retro, roots rock vibe. Think Jon Spencer/Heavy Trash on steroids. I'm adding "Troubled Times," "Little Doggie," Tired and Hungry," and more to rotation.
Good god that's some bare-knuckle soul/rockabilly/roots rock/blues from Barrence Whitfield's Dig Thy Savage Soul. Adding to rotation: "The Corner Man, "Bread," "Daddy's Gone To Bed," "Hey Little Girl," and "I'm Sad About It"
Whether he's squeezing out a traditional cajun tune or thrashing through some East Texas blues, Ganey Arsement never forgets to entertain on his new album, Le Forgeron. Even though he's true to the cajun tradition, (he's one of the few cajun singers that both writes and sings in French), his music is not some stuck-in-the-museum artifact, it's meant to be played here and now in the roadhouses of Louisianna. The title/highlight tracks are covers of a tune he originally heard his grandfather play. You get to hear both Ganey's version and his grandfather's version. Both of them are exactly what you'd want from a cajun tune: high energy, upbeat, happy. The album also features some excellent east Texas electric blues. I'm adding "Le Forgeron," "Pipeliner Blues," "La Verite'," "John Dale's Zydeco," "C'est trop tard," and "Le two-step du forgeron."
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