Here are the adds to rotation for September 22, 2014
Elvin Bishop - Can't Even Do Wrong Right
Elvin Bishop always struck me as kind of a shiftless guy. Not in a bad way mind you. In a gee-I-wish-I-could-be-that-relaxed-about-the-world kind of way. I kinda like that about him. But when I see him shuffle on to a stage in his signature over-alls, and a very rumpled flannel shirt, I can't help but wonder if the title track from Can't Even Do Wrong Right is secretly autobiographical, even though it's sung in third person. In any case, Can't Even Do Wrong Write is a feel-good blues opener that has just the right mix of disapproval and moral righteousness in it to allow us to feel just a little bit sorry for the hapless criminal in the song.
But there's nothing ramshackle about the playing on this album. Elvin Bishop and his band are as tight as ever with the grindy slide guitar work and roadhouse swagger. Every lick hits just right. Every beat is a boozy Saturday night at your favorite dive. It's fast, loose, and in your face and I can't get enough of it.
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Preview Can't Even Do Wrong Right by Elvin Bishop on Amazon.
I'm adding "Can't Even Do Wrong Right," "Blues With Feeling," "Let Your Woman Have Her Way" (lead vocals by Mickey Thomas), "No More Doggin'," and "Dancin'" to rotation.
Emma Swift - s/t
Emma Swift's self-titled album puts her on the map in the late-night torch singer, classic country crooner crowd. Her songs quiet songs command attention and make you appreciate the quiet darkness on the back porch in the middle of the night.
I'm adding "Bittersweet," "James," and "Woodland Street" to rotation.
Preview Emma Swift's self-titled album on Amazon.
Canebreakers - Frame and Floor
Canebreakers are Taylor Clements, Mason Feduccia, Lee Garcia, and John Paul Zimmerman who are based out of Lake Charles Louisiana. Their debut album is Frame and Floor and is ranges from alt.country to straight up rock & roll. Their harmonies often remind me of the Jayhawks and the lyrics are surprisingly poignant for such a hard-edged bands.
The Whiskey Gentry - Goose Creek: Live From Georgia
Goose Creek: Live from Georgia by The Whiskey Gentry was recorded live at the Georgia Theater. It was a great venue for the band to show case both their country rock stuff as well as their more classic string band sounding stuff. The producers know how to keep that live in the audience vibe and even though they don't talk that much during the show, you develop a rapport with them as you listen to the songs.
I'm adding "Dixie," "Dime Short Of A Dollar Bill," and 'Eula Mae" to rotation.
Preview Goose Creek: Live From Georgia by The Whiskey Gentry on Amazon.
Additional adds this week:
Down To The River / Gavin Sutherland / Tango At The Lost Cafe / 4:19
Something I Said / Gavin Sutherland / Tango At The Lost Cafe / 3:46
Postcards / Beyond The Trestles / Derek Thomas & Skyline Drive / 3:43
Blue Ridge Mountain Blues / Songs From My Mother's Hand / Mac Wiseman / 2:28
You're a Flower Blooming in the Wildwood (with Sierra Hull) / Songs From My Mother's Hand / Mac Wiseman / 3:29
11th Hour / Healing Waters / Michael On Fire / 3:53
Garden of Paradise / Healing Waters / Michael On Fire / 6:45
All That We Have Is Now / A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble / Jesse Winchester / 2:22
Never Forget To Boogie / A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble / Jesse Winchester / 4:02
Dancing / Tyller Gummersall Band / Live From The Henry Strater Theatre / 3:24
A Memory Like This / Tyller Gummersall Band / Live From The Henry Strater Theatre / 4:02
Just Ok / Fried Goat / Fried Goat / 3:11
Long Haired Country Boy / Fried Goat / Fried Goat / 3:12
River of Sand / Lynne Hanson / River of Sand / 3:02
Waitng by the Water / Lynne Hanson / River of Sand / 3:40
Colour My Summers Blue / Lynne Hanson / River of Sand / 4:12
Concerning Spectral Pinching / Hook & Anchor / Hook & Anchor / 3:50