New Releases (April 19): Ralph Stanley, Robyn Ludwick & Zoe Muth; Sunny Sweeney For Free; Hayes Carll & Amanda Shires On Daytrotter
- Sunny Sweeney‘s “Staying’s Worse Than Leaving” is the iTunes Free Single of the Week. (Check out Blake Boldt’s review here on The 9513)
- Over at Country California, CM listed his favorite tracks from albums that were for the most part released in March. I’ll get a jump on him and say I hope Zoe Muth‘s “If I Can’t Trust You With A Quarter (How Can I Trust You With My Heart)” makes his April list.
- Music Fog:
- Country California: Quotable Country – 04/17/11 Edition
- Daytrotter posted a couple of cool sessions form Amanda Shires (can’t go wrong with the “Train” song) and Hayes Carll.
- Country Universe’s Leeann Ward reviewed the self-titled debut from Craig Campbell favorably:
The combination of [Keith] Stegall’s spot on arrangements, Campbell’s commanding baritone, and the song’s sing-able melodies provides a very fulfilling sonic experience for the listener who longs to hear unapologetic country music in the mainstream again. In fact, the brightest spot on the album is a severe, though sincere, indictment on the current state of country music that simply concludes, “If you gotta tell me how country you are, you prob’ly ain’t.”
The Electric Earmuff posted a few videos from a recent Justin Townes Earle concert at The Basement in Nashville, including performances of “Ain’t Glad I’m Leavin’,” “Ain’t Waitin’,” and “I Don’t Care.” (via Nashville Cream)
- bob: Thanks Barry. Just reserved the Adam Gussow book. Sounds interesting.
- Barry Mazor: It may be over-stated, in arriving at practically a single explanation of everything, but Adam Gussow's book on lynching and …
- Leeann: Wow! Heavy topic and horrifying indeed! "Beer for My Horses" was all fun and games until that reference, I'll have …
- Barry Mazor: Everything else aside, the way that reporter fills us in, with must-have, pointless generational snark included, about who this "Little …
- luckyoldsun: "The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia" seems to be about a lynching--even if there's something about a judge …
- Arlene: Sorry. I meant to give the link for "Supper Time." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ58Kfe41kI
- Arlene: Another song sung by Ethel Waters: Irving Berlin's "Supper Time"
- bob: Powerful songs. I read the book "A Lynching in the Heartland" by James H. Madison about a dozen years ago. …
- Ron: Sky Above, Mud Below by Tom Russell is another.
- Jack Williams: Another Othis Taylor song from White African is "My Soul's in Louisiana."