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Jon Dee Graham – Garage Sale (2012)

Posted by on June 26, 2012 with No Comments

Along with peers James McMurtry, Lucinda Williams, Alejandro Escovedo and Steve Earle, Graham has made a long series of records that artfully combine his personal tale with universal truth…it’s perhaps the first time Graham let’s his music open up and stretch out like a lazy Sunday morning in bed with the newspaper and a big mug of coffee. Garage Sale is supple. Graham takes his time with beds of hymn-like organ, Crazy Horse-style jamming, and instrumental lap steel. It’s still a Jon Dee Graham record, complete with moments of punk abandon and pointed turns of phrase. But it’s also something new. –No Depression

mp3 160 kbps | 42 MB | UJ

Jonathan Wilson – Gentle Spirit (2011)

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“Gentle Spirit” is not simply the name of the debut solo album by songwriter / musician / producer Jonathan Wilson, it represents the ethos of the artist himself. Warm, supple melodies etched in layers of stringed instruments and willowy organ motifs accompany his earnest, North Carolinian drawl as he tells tales of humane values lost and found.
Wilson’s music is steeped equally in the woodsy contours of his Blue Ridge experiences and the atmospheric guitar reveries of Neil Young and Quicksilver Messenger Service. In fact, “Gentle Spirit” is remarkably evocative of that golden late `60s, early `70s period when rural and urban sensibilities colluded in producing some of rock’s most imperishable recordings.

mp3 320 kbps | 178 MB | DF