January 13, 2014
On episode 174 of the Americana Music Show, Rick Miller from Southern Culture On The Skids talks about the original Kudzu Ranch, being a DIY band, and getting inspired by a septic tank. He also sets up and plays three tracks from the band’s latest album, Dig This! Also on this episode, cowpunk from Pierce Edens and the Dirty Work, twangy blues from Rick Shea, old-time string band music from Eric Lambert and Friends, a country ballad from Brandy Clark, indie rock from Pat Todd and the Rank Outsiders, honkytonk from Casey James Prestwood, country rock from D.B. Rielly, and a country tear-jerker from the Wild Ponies.
Doug and Telisha Williams renamed themselves to Wild Ponies and applied their top notch songwriting talents to a more rock and roll vibe, producing one of the most emotionally intense albums of the year called Things That Used To Shine. A lot of the tracks have an early Drive By Truckers feel in the sense that the riffs and lyrics sound like authentic back forty rock. The characters in their songs are proud of who they are even if they aren’t “winners” and not afraid to do what what’s right. Things That Used To Shine has songs about loss, and losing, and getting into trouble with your friends. I’m proud to announce that in January we’re giving away five copies of Things That Used To Shine courtesy of The Wild Ponies and the Americana Music Show.
Brandy Clark has written some of most engaging story songs I've heard in a long while on her latest album, 12 Stories. I'm adding "Pray To Jesus," "Crazy Women," "Get High," and "Stripes" to rotation. http://www.
I've been digging the Will Hoge album Never Give in and am adding "A Different Man" and "This Time Around" to rotation. like that country/rock sound he's got going.http://www.americanamusicshow.
Find your way back home,
- Why Did It Take so Long? / Wyatt Easterling / Goodbye, Hello / 3:36
- Somebody Prayed / Wyatt Easterling / Goodbye, Hello / 2:58
- She's Had Enough / Hamilton Loomis / Give It Back / 4:57
- When Mama's Happy / Da Mudcats / You Better Mind / 4:21
- A Different Man / Will Hoge / Never Give In / 3:16
- This Time Around / Will Hoge / Never Give In / 3:42
- Pray To Jesus / Brandy Clark / 12 Stories / 3:23
- Crazy Women / Brandy Clark / 12 Stories / 3:37
- Get High / Brandy Clark / 12 Stories / 3:31
- Stripes / Brandy Clark / 12 Stories / 3:16
- Cat's In The Kitchen / Amy Black / This Is Home / 2:56