Here are the adds to rotation for October 6, 2014
Shakey Graves - And The War Came
Uber folk-rock from Austin-based, visionary, hipster, and wildman “Shakey Graves,” aka Alejandro Rose-Garcia.
I’m adding “Only Son,” “Dearly Departed,” “Pansy Waltz,” and “Hard Wired” to rotation.
Read the review.
Preview And The War Came by Shakey Graves on Amazon.
Luke Winslow-King - Everlasting Arms
On his latest album, Everlasting Arms, Luke Winslow-King proves that he’s a keen student of all kinds of music found in new Orleans both with the mind of an academic and the heart of a street busker. These original songs cover the gamut from sad and mournful blues, to juke joint jive, to stand-up gospel, and gritty troubadour rock.
I’m adding “Everlasting Arms,” “Swing That Thing,” “Graveyard Blues,” “Cadillac Slim,” and “The Crystal Water Springs” to rotation.
Read the full review.
Preview Everlasting Arms by Luke Winslow-King on Amazon.
Dave Ray - Legacy
Dave Ray was a blues musician back in the early post war days when it was still unusual for a geeky white guy in college to play the blues. It's kinda hard to imagine those time now. But he was part of that American Blues Revival movement that help a whole generation rediscover the blues of the 20's and 30's and performed it with the energy and gusto that college kids muster. Dave Ray performed music for about five decades from the early 60's to the early 200's and his musicianship is amazing. Red House Records has released a compilation of his work from his entire music career called Legacy. I especially like his Leadbelly covers.
I'm adding "Fannin Street," "Becky Dean," "New Someday Baby," "Statesboro Blues," "Fort Worth And Dallas," "That Will Never Happen No More" to rotation.
Preview Legacy by Dave Ray on Amazon.
Eliot Bronson - self titled
Eliot Bronson's finding his song writer voice on his latest album which is self-titled. He reminds me a lot of some early Ryan Adams in a roots rock kind of way and early Paul Simon in an indie-pop sort of way.
I'm adding "Comin' For Ya North Georgia Blues," "Time Ain't Nothin'," and "Just Came Back To Tell You I'm Leaving" to rotation.
Preview Eliot Bronson's self-titled album on Amazon.
Additional adds this week:
- Before Gas and TV / Pieta Brown / Paradise Outlaw / 3:22
- Browns Ferry Blues (LIVE) / The Red Dirt Skinners / Live In Aberdeen / 4:20
- Hot Tamales / The Red Dirt Skinners / Live In Aberdeen / 4:28