mp3 VBR~197 kbps | 40 MB | UL
Listening to The Maldives play their dusty, rainy-day country rock, one might wonder if this (mostly) bearded group would be better suited to the lonely, expansive corn fields of Kansas than the crowded city streets of Seattle. Geographic incongruity aside, vocalist Jason Dodson, one of the best unheralded songwriters in Seattle, has a keen ear for relating his city blues with a country twang, accenting his voice with ambient pedal steel, fully electric guitars, and the occasional fiddle. The result is Dodson’s somber songs of hope and failure, the kind of plaintive, self-reflective stories you’d hear from a heartbroken farm-hand sipping on whiskey in an empty tavern. –The Seattle Stranger
mp3 160 kbps | 54 MB | UL
Tommy Hooker – Texas Honky Tonk Favorites. 2012 release and the third for this Honky Tonker. A Jim Justin Trevino production with the usual Heart of Texas “pickers” assisting, Jake Hooker(bass),Reggie Rueffer(fiddles), Randy Lindley (rhythm guitar)T. Bonata(piano) Jim Loesberg(bass & steel guitar) with harmony vocals by Hooker & Trevino. Familiar songs we all want to hear, one more time!
mp3 256 kbps | 67 MB | UL