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MV & EE-Shotgun Willie(Willie Nelson cover)

Song Premiere: Steve Gunn, 'Milly's Garden'

They had me at new Steve Gunn!

Here is the trailer for the new Hiss Golden Messenger album. So today is off to a good start…

Natural Child-Derek’s Blues

An outburst of spastic guitar for a Monday morning.

The Band

—Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever

The Band-Loving You is Sweeter Than Ever

newspeedwayboogie made me think about Levon Helm as a drummer.  Levon is most known for his accent, voice, being an “Americana” icon and his subsequent deification.  What gets lost is the fact that he was a great drummer.  He cut his teeth on the Chitlin’ Circuit and studied at Berklee during the height of The Band.  For me, the first two Band albums exist on a higher plane.  You could even argue the second album is the greatest album ever.  The Band’s subsequent music was that of a crack, road band making really great rock ‘n roll.  Levon was the anchor of it all.

Neil Young

—Revolution blues

For me, this is the song that takes On the Beach in the dark direction the album is known for.  After Walk On and See the Sky About to Rain, Revolution Blues just pummels you.  The Danko/Helm rhythm section provides an almost bouncy counterbalance to Neil’s Manson inspired lyrics.  A brutal track indeed.


"we’ve got twenty five rifles just to keep the population down"

this song is brutal.

and it is awesome.

Neil’s On The Beach is the artist of the weekeend


Revolution Blues - Neil Young

Roky Erickson

—It's A Cold Night For Alligators

Roky Erickson-It’s A Cold Night For Alligators

Manager, Grateful Dead Properties Jobs

"This is a diplomatic role that requires patience, diplomacy, and DIY know-how."

Hiss Golden Messenger-Brother, Do You Know the Road?

A couple of takeaways from this mesmerizing track by M.C. Taylor and cohorts.

John Mulvey has been one of my favorite music writers for some time now. I am glad to see him getting exclusives.  I really cannot wait for the new HGM album and full band shows.

(Source: Spotify)

Sleaford Mods-Tied Up in Nottz

Sometimes the best music just punches you in the gut.  Happy Monday morning.

Megafaun with Hiss Golden Messenger - Mahogany Dread

I’m really looking forward to Hiss Golden Messenger’s new album coming out on Merge.  All the songs I heard that will be on it have been excellent.  

Students from Mercer University’s McDuffie Center for Strings-Little Martha

One of my favorite pieces of music ever.  It was always, and I’m sure still is, a rite of passage in Macon to go to Rose Hill and pay your respects to Duane, Berry, Elizabeth Reed and Little Martha.