Posts by date : April 2011

Steve Earle – I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive (2011)

Posted by Zorn on April 27, 2011 with No Commentsas

I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive is the anticipated follow up to the Grammy® Award winning 2009 release “Townes.” The 11-track set was produced by T Bone Burnett and is Earle s first collection of original material since his 2007 Grammy® Award winning album, Washington Square Serenade. The album includes the celebrated song This City, written for the HBO Original Series, Treme, which Earle also appears in as an actor. This City features horn arrangements by Allen Toussaint and has garnered a Grammy® Award Nomination in the Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media category. Other highlights include the ballad Every Part of Me and the ode to those who make their living on the The Gulf Of Mexico.

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Felice Brothers – Celebration Florida (2011)

Posted by Zorn on April 24, 2011 with No Commentsas

New and fourth LP Celebration, Florida is an exhilarating amalgamation of frightening horn sections, unexpected 808s, ambient synth lines, schoolyard taunts, booming, primitive drum beats, heavy bass lines, piano, violin, accordion, ringing guitars, rave beats, and sinister acid jazz that captivates and mystifies. Recorded in the library and theater of Beacon, NYs old high school, the band explores a multitude of sounds and instru-mentation throughout the expansive album. Its inspired, imaginative, heady, menacing, passionate, and rollicking. Most importantly, its as steadfastly authentic as ever, expanding upon the dark, woozy undercurrent of ramshackle barroom blues, vaudevillian atmospherics, and surreal storytelling of their previousalbums. Celebration, Florida revels in this inventive, outlaw spirit; its the sound of a band that knows its roots and knows where its growing. Its a group who just might expand the definition of Americana music along the way. Celebration, Florida casts scenes of dreamy characters and stories interwoven like a block of primetime TV. Among the tales: a young woman who sets off to find a secret paradise; a teenager who enters a boxing gym in Catskill, NY; a late night host recounting his rise to fame to his honeybee while traveling in a private jet and much more and beyond.

  mp3 320 kbps | 104 MB | FSo | FSe

Hot Tuna – Steady As She Goes (2011)

Posted by Zorn on April 21, 2011 with No Commentsas

Hot Tuna is back with Steady As She Goes, their first all-new studio album in 20 years! Founding members Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady masterfully blend Americana rock with blues and acoustic folk on a record that hits their full spectrum of styles from electric and acoustic Hot Tuna to their days in Jefferson Airplane. Reaching a zenith of their historic career, Steady As She Goes is an absolute masterpiece.During their more than four decade long career Jorma and Jack have created some of the most significant music of our time and Steady As She Goes proves that they remain one of the most innovative bands in American music. Recorded at Levon Helm’s studio and produced by Grammy-winning producer Larry Campbell, the album captures the energy of their live performances with Barry Mitterhoff on mandolin, drummer Skoota Warner (Cyndi Lauper, Matisyahu, Santana) as well as Campbell joining them on guitar, fiddle, organ and vocals.With their amps turned up to eleven, Hot Tuna rips into the blistering opener “Angel of Darkness” and puts the wind in your sails with the `hop on your Harley and take to the road’ free-spirit jams like “Easy Now Revisited” and “A Little Faster.” Steady As She Goes tastefully mixes in the acoustic side of Tuna with folk tunes like the moving “What Might Have Been” and the reflective “Second Chances.” Along with masterful covers of the blues-rock infused “If This is Love” and a funky rendition of Reverend Gary Davis’ “Children of Zion” Steady As She Goes is an iconic record that Hot Tuna fans have been waiting for!

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Van Morrison & the Blues Band – London 18 dec. 1986 (1986)

Posted by Zorn on April 20, 2011 with No Commentsas

Van Morrison, vocals, with The Blues Band (Paul Jones Dave Kelly Gary Fletcher Tom McGuiness, Rob Townsend) Tracklist: 1. Announce 2. Help Me 3. Stormy Monday 4. What’d I Say FLAC + Covers | 105 MB | FSo | FSe

Blind Boys of Alabama – Take the High Road (2011)

Posted by Zorn on April 20, 2011 with No Commentsas

Five-time Grammy Award winners The Blind Boys of Alabama’s amazing spirit and soul is celebrated through songs as they team up with country music royalty to release TAKE THE HIGH ROAD, a powerful new album that explores the deep connections between traditional country and gospel music. Jamey Johnson, currently one of country music’s most acclaimed […]

Hugh Laurie – Let Them Talk (2011)

Posted by Zorn on April 19, 2011 with No Commentsas

Hugh Laurie will release his debut album ‘Let Them Talk’ on May 9th on Warner Bros Records. A glorious celebration of New Orleans blues, ‘Let Them Talk’ unites Laurie’s musical talent with a very personal selection of standards and lost blues classics performed with his band of renowned musicians and some very special guest stars. […]

Shannon McNally – Western Ballad (2011)

Posted by Zorn on April 18, 2011 with No Commentsas

Shannon McNally characterises her seventh album Western Ballad as “psychedelic Americana,” but only the second half of that description rings especially true; this is American music to its core, McNally, armed with her guitar, standing poised at some imagined leyline crossing of country, soul, blues and rock. The songs, though, are less balanced, and the album […]

Erica Buettner – True Love and Water (2011)

Posted by Zorn on April 18, 2011 with No Commentsas

Erica Buettner follows the siren song of two muses: New York and Paris. Growing up in Connecticut, just North of New York on the East Coast, this 26 year-old American singer-songwriter has always felt a great affinity for the Greenwich Village scene of the 60s – for a style of songwriting as influenced by traditional […]

The Steve Miller Band – Let Your Hair Down [Special Edition] (2011)

Posted by Zorn on April 17, 2011 with No Comments
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Let Your Hair Down, according to plan, follows the number one blues album, BINGO!, as the second new Steve Miller Band album of the twenty-first century. He not only saved the bluesiest, rockingest, most guitar-playing-est tracks for the second serving, but he spent the additional year between releases tweaking, polishing and obsessively applying finishing touches […]

Patterson Hood – Killers & Stars (2004)

Posted by Zorn on April 16, 2011 with No Commentsas

“I recorded killers and stars, by myself in the dining room of the house where i was living, in early March, 2001. I had just gotten divorced, was fighting with the band (Drive-By Truckers) and a good number of my friends. I was feeling pretty freaked out and isolated and this album was my therapy. […]

Drive-By Truckers – Pizza Deliverance (1999)

Posted by Zorn on April 15, 2011 with No Commentsas

This release of the Alabama foursome’s 1999 sophomore record picks up where its debut album Gangstabilly (also re-issued by New West Records) left off–fruitful storyteller Patterson Hood and his cotton-drawl vocals bobbing and weaving through the trepidations and peculiarities of his life in the Deep South. The Truckers abstain from some of the white-trash bulls-eyes […]

Sally Timms & Jon Langford – Songs of False Hope & High Values (2000)

Posted by Zorn on April 14, 2011 with No Commentsas

This EP was originally released as a numbered Limited Edition (2000 copies!) eight-song CD in a special paperboard sleeve with cover art by Jon Langford himself. Tracklist: Horses Watching the Horizon Anything Can Happen Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain I Picked Up the Pieces Dark Sun Down from Dover Joshua Gone Barbados mp3 320 […]

Giant Sand – The Love Songs [25th Anniversary Edition](2011)

Posted by Zorn on April 8, 2011 with No Commentsas

“The Love Songs” was originally released in 1988 and is the fourth reissue from Fire Records. Often called Giant Sand’s best album of their early period, 1988’s “The Love Songs” features an expressiveness and songwriting maturity that rivals Bob Dylan. “Giant Sand is a mood,” says Howes of Giant Sands, as if trying to offer […]

Natalia Zukerman – Gas Station Roses (2011)

Posted by Zorn on April 4, 2011 with No Comments

I really struggled to put into words why I like the latest release from Natalia Zukerman, Gas Station Roses. When I would write down notes on the songs they ended up best summarized by thoughts like “pleasant”, or “comfortable”. But when you put those in a review, it comes off as damning something with faint […]

Van Morrison – Live!: Live Perfomances On CD Singles (2010)

Posted by Zorn on April 3, 2011 with No Commentsas

Tracklist: 01. It Must Be You 02. And The Healing Has Begun 03. See Me Through Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands April 1St, 1991 From Van Morrison And John Lee Hooker Cd Single “Gloria”, Polydor Vancd11, Cd1, 1993. 04. Whenever God Shines His Light 05. It Fills You Up 06. Star Of The County Down […]

VA – The Music Inside: A Collaboration Tribute to Waylon Jennings, Vol. I (2011)

Posted by Zorn on April 3, 2011 with No Commentsas

Tracklisting: 01. Jamey Johnson- This Time 02. Alabama -Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way 03. Randy Houser- I’m A Ramblin’ Man 04. Shooter Jennings- Belle of the Ball 05. Sunny Sweeney, Jesse Colter- Good Hearted Woman 06. James Otto- Don’t You Think This Outlaw Bits Done Got Out of Hand 07. John Hiatt, […]

Marc Pessar – Heart to Heart (2011)

Posted by Zorn on April 2, 2011 with No Commentsas

“Heart to Heart” by Marc Pessar is a diverse collection of original Americana/Roots music including Country Blues, Rockabilly, Doo Wop, Memphis Soul, New Orleans Brass Band and Contemporary Folk selections. Produced by Spencer Bohren .  Full Descriptionin New Orleans, LA and Fredericksburg, VA the CD features powerful vocal performances and some of the finest musicians […]