November 11, 2013
On episode 165 of the Americana Music Show, Yarn front man Blake Christiana talks about meeting Caitlin Cary at Sadlacks, the Lou Reed influence on his music, and turning fans into friends. He also sets up and plays three tracks from Yarn’s latest albium, Shine The Light On. Also on this episode, blues from Whelan, honky tonk from Sturgill Simpson, country rock from the Kieran Ridge Band, blues rock from Lydia Loveless, greasy rock and roll from Southern Culture On The Skids, Memphis soul from John Paul Keith, and cow punk from Two Cow Garage.
While you’re listening to the Barn Birds, take a minute and check out Beth McKee’s kickstarter program. I’ve been a huge supporter of her past two albums and am looking forward to hearing her next. Please consider supporting her kickstarter campaign. You could earn a spot in the liner notes and even win your own personal house concert!
Don't forget to vote for the Americana Music Show in the 2013 Podcast awards in the Podsafe Music Category. You can vote once a day through November 15th!
Do you need some great pick-me-up music? Then you need to have Ganey Arsement's album Le Forgeron in your CD player. It's full of fantastic Cajun music and East Texas Blues. I'm proud to announce that I'm giving away five copies of the album in November, courtesy of Ganey Arsement and Salty Bayou Music. So visit the giveaway page today to enter for your chance to win!
It's been a while since we've heard anything from Lydia Loveless, but she's got a new EP out called Boy Crazy. I'm told this is just a snack to whet our appetite for a full length album next year. Well this EP stands on it's own pretty well. Lydia continues her mastery of the simultaneously strong in-your-face and delicately feminine. I'm adding "Lover's Spat" and "Water" to rotation.
Sturgill Simpson's got a new honky tonk album out called High Top Mountain. He hits that achey honky tonk vibe just right, not too sad, not to crazy, but a little bit bluesy.
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