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Episode 252 – Best Of 2014 Pt. 1

HERE IT IS! At the beginning of every year, I recount my favorite albums of the year prior. So, this is the first part of my favorite jams from 2014. Almost two and a half hours of auditory magic. Enjoy!

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Music in this episode:

– Truck Stop Gospel AND Quite Contrary by Parker Millsap
(from Parker Millsap)
www.ParkerMillsap.com

– Jukin’ Joint AND The Midnight Porter by The Black Tongued Bells
(from Every Tongue Has A Tale To Tell)
www.TheBlackTonguedBells.com

– Swell AND Call The Police by Kerosene Stars
(from Kerosene Stars)
www.KeroseneStars.com

– With Love From Brushy Mountain AND Snack Bar Mary And The Ten Pin Priest by Matt Woods
(from With Love From Brushy Mountain)
www.TheRealMattWoods.com

– Bottles & Can AND Countdown by Caleb Caudle
(from Paint Another Layer On My Heart)
www.CalebCaudle.com

– You Only Talk About Your Band AND Restless by M. Lockwood Porter
(from 27)
www.MLockwoodPorter.com

– Still Go On AND Skipping Stones by Big Shoals
(from Still Go On)
www.BigShoals.Bandcamp.com

– Built For Speed AND Be Your Man by Girls, Guns and Glory
(from Good Luck)
www.GirlsGunsAndGlory.com

End Of The Line AND No One Else by Hurray for The Riff Raff
(from Small Town Heroes)
www.HurrayForTheRiffRaff.com

– Morning Light AND Morning Light by The Dirty Guv’nahs
(from Hearts Of Fire)
www.TheDirtyGuvnahs.com

– OK DJ AND What Would I Do If I Were Me? by Steve Conte
(from The Steve Conte NYC Album)
www.SteveConteNYC.com

– Hospitals AND Life Boat by NQ Arbuckle
(from The Future Happens Anyway)
www.NQArbuckle.ca

– Burnpiles, Swimming Holes AND Dereconstructed by Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
(from Dereconstructed)
www.TheGloryFires.com

– Gimme Something Good AND Stay With Me by Ryan Adams
(from Ryan Adams)
www.PaxAMRecords.com

– Transistor Resistor AND Skeletons by The Whistles & The Bells
(from The Whistles & The Bells)
www.TheWhistlesAndTheBells.com

– Black And Blue AND Do Watcha by The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer
(from A Real Fine Mess)
www.HarpoonistAxeMurderer.com

– Just A Man AND Never Go Gently by Big Kettle Drum
(from Lock And Key)
www.BigKettleDrum.com

– They Don’t Know AND Really Wanna See You by Lydia Loveless
(from Somewhere Else)
www.LydiaLoveless.com

– Run A Mile AND Another Train by Hard Working Americans
(from Hard Working Americans)
www.TheHardWorkingAmericans.com

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Episode 217 – Songs With A Story To Tell

Some songs and albums have a real story to tell. Strangely, most of the good ones are not happy stories. But the music still rocks. Enjoy!

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Music in this episode:

– Just A Man AND Never Go Gently by Big Kettle Drum
(from Lock And Key)
www.BigKettleDrum.com

– Gloria AND We Are Not Alive by Georgia Fair
(from Trapper Flame)
www.GeorgiaFair.com.au

– Sawmill Road AND Holyoke by Mat D And The Profane Saints
(from Holyoke)
www.MatDAndTheProfaneSaints.com

– All The Marijuana AND Ain’t No Grave by Red Eye Gravy
(from Dust Bowl Hangover)
www.RedEyeGravyBand.com

– Radar AND White Light by Bosey Masket
(from Even Trade)
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– Ain’t Nothin’ Free AND Rise Again by Root Jack
(from Oasis Motel)
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Mini Mix submitted by Martin Clarke

1 – St. Mary’s by American Aquarium
(from Burn.Flicker.Die)
www.AmericanAquarium.com

2 – Freedom’s A Stranger by Scott Miller & The Commonwealth
(from Citation)
www.ScottMiller.com

3 – Alcohol And Pills by Todd Snider
(from East Nashville Skyline)
www.ToddSnider.net

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Episode 189 – Folk Punk Is Good For Your Soul

In this episode I talk about the complications that have befallen me for the Anniversary Party, and introduce some great new music to you guy. Enjoy!

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Music in this episode:

– Purchase Rope AND Lynch Pins by The Taxpayers
(from Cold Hearted Town)
www.TheTaxpayers.net

– Trouble Your Door AND I Know Where I Went Wrong by Roddy Woomble
(from Listen To Keep)
www.RoddyWoomble.com

–  Places We’ve Never Been AND Songs By Heart by The Wild
(from Dreams Are Maps)
www.TheWildATL.com

– Super 8 AND Flying Over Water by Jason Isbell
(from Southeastern)
www.JasonIsbell.com

– High Road by Have Gun Will Travel
(from Fiction, Fact, Or Folk Tale)
www.HGWTMusic.com

– Affliction AND Mr. Wishing Well by Big Kettle Drum
(from Nantucket Circle)
www.BigKettleDrum.com

–  House Of Chaos (333 S. Henderson) AND House Of The Undying by Ghost Mice
(from Shelter)
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– Railroad Of Sin AND Some Days by Sturgill Simpson
(from High Top Mountain)
www.SturgillSimpson.com

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Episode 175 – Fainting Like A Wuss

It’s been… a week. That’s for sure. The title of the episode should give a clue as to what I might talk about. I saw Jon Snodgrass and Cory Branan perform together this week, so that inspired me to mix in some of their great tunes with the other amazing music in this week’s episode. Enjoy!

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Music in this episode:

– Pick Your Battles AND Strongman by Kingsley Flood
(from Battles)
www.KingsleyFlood.com

– Make A Little Room AND Wild Bill’s Lament by The Reverend John Delore
(from Sweet Talk For Pretty Daughters)
www.JohnDelore.com

– Song For A Phobic AND Splainin’ by Kurt Von Stetten
(from Androlafi)
www.KurtVonStetten.Bandcamp.com

– Survivor Blues AND Yesterday by Cory Branan
(from Mutt)
www.CoryBranan.com

– Last One Standing AND Get Over It Or Get It Over With by Drag The River
(from Found All the Parts)
www.DragTheRiver.com

– Mr. Wishing Well AND Affliction by Big Kettle Drum
(from Nantucket Circle)
www.BigKettleDrum.com

– Helter Skelter AND We Put You Down by Tokyo Rosenthal
(from Tokyo’s Fifth)
www.TokyoRosenthal.com

– Carnations AND Fading Away by Left Arm Tan
(from Alticana)
www.LeftArmTan.com

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Americana Rock Mix Review: Big Kettle Drum – “Nantucket Circle”

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The last release from Big Kettle Drum made it into my top albums of 2012. So, when this EP popped up in my email inbox, it jumped to the top of my listening pile.

“Nantucket Circle” is a release of raw feelings and emotions that had built up during a very difficult time in the life of, front man, Brant Menswar. His son, Theo, was diagnosed with a rare form on cancer in his blood called Myleodysplastic Syndrome. Theo had to undergo a bone marrow transplant, and the effect of this was felt though out the band.

With the help of their close friend, Marty Dodson (who has chart-topping songs with George Strait, Dierks Bentley, Joe Cocker, & more), they were able to properly place these strong emotions on tape.

Despite the very unfortunate and heavy-hearted backstory prior to their recording sessions, the album is not a downer. Despite the fact that some of lyrics would definitely lead to a conception of defeat, the band still maintains their mostly upbeat sound and story driven lyrics without burdening the listener. Rather, there is a strong sense of endurance and promise.
This EP is somewhat contradictory in the fact that sometimes the music tells a different story than the lyrics.
So with that being said, listen with your headphones on, turn it up, and pay attention.
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