Friday, December 28, 2007
Listen: Lowstar - Last Chrismas
in other news - there's a new AMC album out in February apparently.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Catherine Howe - What a Beautiful Place
Easily the most listened to in the car, for the palpable surge of joy and pleasure whilst stuck in traffic I guess. The odd instrumentals that sound like the intro to the original Star Trek along with her slightly plummy, ever so English talk overs are a treat in themselves, but the strings are a true thing of beauty.
Listen: Catherine Howe - Up North
Patty Griffin - Railway Wings
Bloody marvellous, a firm favorite for both of us. Our first exposure to Patty's work, and on the basis of this album we're both looking forward to exploring her back catalogue.
Listen: Patty Griffin - Railroad Wings
The Acorn - Tin Fist
A mini album of mini masterpieces that also gave us the fantastically named Tin-Fisting tour. Classy chamber-pop.
Listen: The Acorn - Dents
Two Dollar Pistols - Here Tomorrow Gone Today
Quality, straight up country from a man blessed with a truly extraordinary set of pipes. No nonense, tear in your beer honky tonk and all the better for it.
Listen: Two Dollar Pistols - Nothing Left of Me at All
Leatherbag - Love Me Like the Devil
Probably 2007's most-played album in the northern lonesome outpost. We had a long debate about which song to post up here - really, all of the tracks are superb. Stripped down melancholia with a story to tell and strings and steel to bring you to your knees. Highly recommended.
Listen: Leatherbag - Jennie from Milwaukee
Soulsavers - It's Not How Far You Fall it's the Way You Land
Without doubt, Revival is the song of the year. Mark Lanegan sings country feedback, spiritualized style. Amazing. The rest of the album can't quite match it, but when a song is this good, that's not surprising.
Listen: Soulsavers - Revival
Riders in the sky - Public Cowboy Volume One - A Centennial Salute to the Music of Gene Autry
We're Rider Pals and so should you be, too. Proper big sky western music with a knowing smile but without any trace of cynicism.
Listen: Riders In The Sky - Take Me Back to My Boots and Saddle
Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog
Sam Beam makes the leap from spartan to splendour look effortless.
Listen: Iron & Wine - Flightless Bird, American Mouth
James Blackshaw - O True Believers
Instrumental 12 string guitar music that is more about mood than flash. Somewhere between baroque & folk, Philip Glass on a harpsichord maybe?
Listen: James Blackshaw - Spiralling Skeleton Memorial
Laura Veirs - Saltbreakers
Much more going on than first impressions would suggest.
Listen: Laura Veirs - To The Country
Hayward Williams - Another Sailor's Dream
We stumbled upon this charmer when he supported No River City and his album is a very easy listen. It's everything the Ryan Adams album should have been - bittersweet, rootsy and full of heart. With extra harmonica.
Listen: Hayward Williams - Careful Please
The Roadside Graves - No-one Will Know Where You've Been
Relentlessly bleak and beautiful, this album is a woozy roadtrip of a record, full of gorgeous songs about ugly things. Imagine the Jayhawks singing Richmond Fontaine to a National backing track and you get the picture.
Listen: The Roadside Graves - Live Slow
There's more information and likely some more songs from each album above tucked away in this year's archives. Enjoy.
Wishing you all a happy, safe and peaceful Christmas,
Howard and Beth X
Friday, December 14, 2007
So then, I'm assuming that most of our (UK) readers had a local pub during their formative years. Well, we did and what a fine no-nonsense establishment it is too. No jukebox, but a bar stereo stocked with an impressive range of straight-up country and celtic delights. As it's nearly time for a trip home, let's have a warm up with some honky-tonk round here.
Austin's The Derailers have been putting out boot-stomping, hangdog honky-tonk for a decade now, and their tribute to Buck Owens is a pure delight. Every songs's a winner. It's full of good time rollicking stompers and enough steel guitar to keep all the family happy. Perfect for putting up the christmas decorations to. Enjoy.
Listen - The Derailers - Down on the Corner of Love
Listen - The Derailers - Cryin' Time
More info here.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Listen: Merle Haggard - Mama's hungry eyes
Listen: Merle Haggard - Wouldn't that be something
Buy it (on import still!)
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Lonesome Dad was a teacher and, one year, someone stole Baby Jesus from the school nativity scene.
Our family seems to find this hilarious and I can't help but wonder about the fate of the doll. Really, if you were a kid, and you'd stolen Jesus, what would you do with him? (Him?) And how guilty would you feel? And for how long?
Listen - Wayne Robbins and the Hellsayers - Jesus
(*warning - really very noisy bit*)
Listen - The Lonesome Sisters - Forgiveness.
Buy, buy, buy the glorious Lonesome Sisters, or Wayne Robbins and the Hellsayers.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Listen: The Story of Everest - Moonshiner
Listen: The Story of Everest - Sweat
Friday, November 09, 2007
The joys of modern technology mean that I have a veritable treasure trove of sad songs for company and, my God, some of them show no mercy when it comes to plucking at the heartstrings. If you're reading this site, then you'll know what I mean.
Still, nothing like welling up among the suits to set you up for the day.
To mark the end of the working week, here are some culprits.
Listen - Lucy Kaplansky - More Than This
Listen - Damien Jurado - Apart
Listen - The Czars - Anger.
Buy Lucy Kaplansky, or The Czars.
The Damien Jurado song is from a tour-only CD, but if you liked that, then I'd recommend his newish one.
And if you have five minutes to spare, go and have a look at some beautiful and evocative images of trains in cinema, (yes, really), here.
Monday, October 29, 2007
What teeth. What suits.
What a guy.
Listen - Porter and Dolly - Better Move it On Home
Listen - Porter Wagoner - Sorrow on the Rocks (for Kate)
Listen - Porter Wagoner - The Rubber Room
Listen - Porter Wagoner - Be a Little Quieter
More songs on the marvellous There's Always Someone Cooler than You
Read all about it
Buy some Porter and Dolly, the frankly nuts Rubber Room or this year's Wagonmaster
Friday, October 26, 2007
Here at lonesome Beth & I post pretty much what we like, but I regularly describe our choices as being Americana/folk, especially to artists/hype departments looking to submit songs. It's a neat way to reduce the amount of r&B, electro, ambient & new-rave (no reggae yet - although we'd still give it a listen) that comes our way, especially from those that don't stop to wonder why we're called lonesome music.
Recently I've had a few qualms about posting what I would consider mainstream Nashville artists (after listening to the tracks I didn't post), mainly because the music just isn't that interesting to me on a personal level. The article talks about the need for a feeling of connection with an artists music, something I just don't get when Country collides with pop in those Nashville artists being represented.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
They rocked out in a set that drew heavily on their new album and it took a fair while for the audience to warm up. Like Laura Veirs' album earlier this year, this new one has a much bigger and fuller sound - the Calexico stuff has obviously rubbed off - and it is very different from their earlier releases. The band (all eight of them - I couldn't even work out what a couple of them were playing) told us that they were "blowing the dust off", but they were tight, precise and heavy on the steel guitar and handclaps. Perfectly lonesome.
Don't fear the change. The new album is superb - layered and complex, but still sounding as organic and dreamy as the earlier stripped down stuff. I think it's all in Sam Beam's easy delivery.
How does he remember all those words?
Listen - Iron and Wine - Carousel
Listen - Iron and Wine - Resurrection Fern
Friday, October 19, 2007
If you're a fan of Lucinda Williams/Caitlin Cary/Roseanne Cash, then give this a whirl and wonder why you haven't heard of her before.
Here's my personal favourite, the fantastic Cowboy Junkies-like Make Me Lonely Again and Two, a duet with Gary Louris of the Jayhawks.
Listen - Amy Speace - Make Me Lonely Again
Listen - Amy Speace - Two.
Monday, October 15, 2007
It's been at least a couple of weeks since either of us posted something AMC-related, so allow me to rectify that immediately and to celebrate last night's stellar Eitzel gig at The Luminaire.
I know that some people find the Eitzel back catalogue a bit overwhelming - I can sympathise, (I feel the same way about, say, The Mountain Goats), so let me make a heartfelt suggestion. Leave the covers/jazzy/Greek stuff for later and go straight for the dark delights of Songs of Love.
My Lastfm profile is evidence of my love of all things early 90s AMC/Eitzel. It's a prime example of a band hitting its creative peak at a time when you are most susceptible to it. I first heard Songs of Love on the B side of a tape that Howard did for me way back in the midst of adolescence; I thought it was him, his response was a typically understated "thank you". Seeing Eitzel at Reading in 1994 was quite extraordinary and then finding Everclear in Jumbo Records later for a fiver (having by then progressed to CDs) probably played an instrumental part in me moving to Leeds.
Having survived a run of bad luck and armed with only an acoustic guitar, Mark Eitzel laughs and cries his way through a set that pulls from the early AMC albums and proves what a trooper he is. Dark music is for people who are healthy enough to take it, indeed. I could happily post the whole album - and if you stick around long enough, we probably will - but here are two from the hard to find California album. Enjoy.
Listen - Mark Eitzel - Firefly
Listen - Mark Eitzel - Blue and Grey Shirt.
Buy Songs of Love
More info and what looks like the entire Love Songs for Patriots album for free on the official site.
Friday, October 05, 2007
As Howard wrote earlier this week, it's all change on the work front and my days of commuting to Birmingham have come to an end. To mark the great occassion, I thought I'd post some Scott Matthews, Woverhampton's boy-wonder. So much for the Midlands being the home of ROCK.
I'm surprised that Scott hasn't had more coverage - he makes the kind of breathy, dense boy songs that normally explode over the blogosphere with all manner of 'OMG it's the next Buckley/Smith/Drake' comparisons that I find so massively nauseating. (Tell me it's not just me). A re-release of the album this year, (off the back of the single Elusive), an upcoming support slot for Rufus Wainwright over here and then a trip to the US should change all that though.
What sets this apart for me is the instrumentation. There are tablas, wurlitzers, flutes and vibraphones running right through the album. Proof positive that music doesn't have to change your life to make it better.
Listen - Prayers
Listen - White Feathered Medicine (good flute)
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Both Beth and I are experiencing a little job/career change/turbulence so posting will be even more sporadic than normal. On the other hand my commute-time will increase by a factor of two, so the opportunities to listen to even more new music and old favourites will increase (as will my book consumption). It was on just such a tube ride into London that Meg Baird's lovely new album Dear Companion burst into focus.
I'd got the album a few weeks ago, heard it in the background whilst working at home a couple of times, but a decent set of headphones and some time staring out on a prematurely Autumnal scene of rain and browning leaves was all it took to convince me that there was about half an album of postable tracks to choose from. Maybe more than half. That's a lot of lonesome and quite some recommendation.
Listen: Meg Baird - do what you gotta do
Listen: Meg Baird - Waltze of the tennis players
Buy it, although if you want it on vinyl you need to get it through Drag City.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
There is no denying that they sound a lot like CSNY - it is warm folky rock, straight up and easy listening in its purest sense. They even namecheck Neil Young on Carina's Waltz - "and they all sang along when we played Mr. Young". It's joyful and knowing without being tainted by the weight of cynicism; perfect for a spot of dancing round the kitchen.
Listen - Remmelt, Muus and Femke - Carina's Waltz
Listen - Remmelt, Muus and Femke - Here Comes The Sun
And a singalong bonus that sounds like it was performed in a 1968 musical - Remmelt, Muus and Femke - One Way or Another
Buy it or just have a mild chuckle at the general European nature of their official site
More info on their MySpace.
Friday, September 14, 2007
The Broken Family Band's 4th album Hello Love was out a while back (I think I picked it up sometime in July) and finds the band caught between alt.country and something a little less stylised. The album works for the most part, with intelligent lyrics and a strong set of tunes winning me round to their ever expanding musical palettes, arrangements and expensive sounding production techniques - but don't let that last sentence think you're about to hear any Nashville pop masquerading as country.
Listen: The broken family band - give and take
Listen: The broken family band - you get me
Thursday, September 13, 2007
I've just sat through a whole banjo lesson on youtube from the man who wrote the how and the tao of 5 string banjo. I'm still none the wiser, but find myself wanting a banjo, again.
Listen: Christian Williams - Henry May
Listen: Christian Williams - Preacher
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Listen - Emmylou Harris - Too far gone
Monday, September 10, 2007
Gah. Much as we love a bit of melancholia around here, it's quite another thing to see one of our friends feel fed up. Now my record collection isn't ever going to make for the most cheery post, but here are some songs that I hope make things better.
Listen - Serge Gainsbourg - Ballade de Melody Nelson
Ron Sexsmith (ft. Chris Martin) - Gold in them Hills
Listen - Great Lake Swimmers - See You on the Moon (a rare lighthearted moment finds them wondering what to do when they grow up. Utterly charming).
Buy yourself some Serge, Ron Sexsmith, and/or the Great Lake Swimmers.
Saturday, September 01, 2007
The vocals are right up there too, a bit Lucinda Williams, a bit Patty Griffin and maybe even a spot of Hugo Largo's Mimi Goese in there, too. Clare's a classically trained musician and you can tell. Highly recommended.
I could have happily posted up any of the songs on her new album, but as it's the weekend, here's a spot of cosmic cowgirl twang:
Listen - Clare Burson - Angels
And here's an older one from 2005's Idaho EP:
Listen - Clare Burson - Love Me In The Morning.
Buy it from Clare's official site.
More info and tour dates on MySpace.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Whilst trawling my mp3 blog feeds I found over on songs:illinois a lovely subtle track by Little Wings sounding not unlike Nixon with Will Oldham singing. Recommended.
Also whilst away I've been enjoying the soft rock stylings of Crosby and Nash playing a short 5 song set for the BBC on youtube - you can enjoy them by clicking here. Nothing has made me want a great big Martin dreadnought guitar quite as much, pity they cost so much.
So whilst gently buzzing I thought I'd bring your attention to a band called you and me. Now for me that's triggering a mental image of a crow and a doormouse standing beside each other, maybe for you it's the best song by the wannadies. Hailing for Montreal, they fill the gap left in my life by the lack of a new Mojave 3 album quite nicely. Sweet and downtempo country rock/folk/indie with boy/girl vocals and the sort of ennui I already feel for my holiday. Their album is called The Romantic and the Realist.
Listen: you and me - for five
Listen: you and me - in the still
Official - to buy the album from the band direct just follow the disco tab link.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
I find that the melancholy here is provided by my sweet-toothed, brown paisley (with mustard detail) nostalgia for the 70s, a decade I can only just remember - indeed this was recorded in the year I was born - 1971. There are spoken interludes at the beginning middle and end that create a framework for some impeccably arranged and very lushly orchestrated folk pop. I will be investigating her other albums soon. Check it out and let me know what you think.
Listen: Catherine Howe - Up North
bonus: Catherine Howe - In the hot Summer
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Listen - Gillian Welch - Elvis Presley Blues
Listen - Elvis Presley - If I Can Dream
Listen - Elvis Presley - An American Dream (hello Woodhouse)
Buy the marvellous Time (The Revelator)
Get yourself some Elvis.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
So, here's some tunes from the Asheville, North Carolina-based bluegrass band, The Steep Canyon Rangers. These young guns have caused quite a stir on the bluegrass scene, helped by the fact that they seem to be constantly touring, (there's youthful stamina for you), and last year they were voted Emerging Artist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association.
They are about to release their second album on Rebel Records next week and it's a glorious blend of bluegrass and honky town, with enough swing to get you jigging round the kitchen. These were the most downtempo songs I could find on the album, which should give you a clue as to how much they go for it. Listen the lyrics for the melancholy, though, folks.
Listen - The Steep Canyon Rangers - Desperate and Blue
Listen - The Steep Canyon Rangers - Be Still Moses
Buy it and listen to a few more MP3s on their website.
Lots more North Carolina goodness at the marvellous The Oak Room.
Monday, August 06, 2007
It's been a good three years - a lonesome baby (Howard), a lonesome house (me), a lonesome jaunt to Spain, happy holidays, hundreds of gigs, a scary low and many, many highs. We've made new acquaintances, learnt some new stuff and heard and shared a lot of really good music.
When you get involved in this blogging business, people ask why you do it and who you write for, yourself or your readers? Well, it doesn't really apply here - whatever rubbish I write, I know Howard will read every word and encourage me to write more. And vice versa. And that pretty much says it all, really.
Happy birthday to us. It's a laugh, isn't it?
Listen - The Arlenes - Lonely Won't Leave Me Alone (Buy)
Listen - Shelagh McDonald - Lonely King (Buy)
Listen - Beck - Lonesome Tears (Buy)
Listen - Billy Bragg and Wilco - At My Window Sad and Lonely (Buy)Listen - Gruff Rhys - Lonesome Words (Buy)
Listen - Richard Hawley - Lonely Night (Buy)
Listen - Ricky Nelson - Lonesome Town (Buy)
Listen - Waylon Jennings - Lonesome, On'ry and Mean (Buy)
Friday, August 03, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007
First of all, I love Riders in the Sky in a completely non-ironic way. Secondly, you should too. The first time I heard of them was when they brought the house down at the Katrina benefit at the Grand Ole Opry, so then imagine my delight when they popped up a few days later at Dollywood. Yep, those were good times on a good holiday.
Riders In The Sky are completely charmingly, massively entertaining and have pretty much single-handedly revitalized the Western (as opposed to country and western) genre since they formed in 1977. They are re-releasing their 1996 album, Public Cowboy #1: The Music of Gene Autry, complete with four bonus cuts and new liner notes, as it's 100 years since Public Cowboy #1, Gene Autry, was born. Any excuse to hear some good old fashioned western cowboy tunes again, I say. Ranger Doug, aka the Governor of the Great State of Rhythm, was kind enough to answer our lonesome questions...
Q. What distinguishes Western music from Country and Western?
A. Country music is often about feeling sorry for yourself, getting drunk, and hitting on your neighbor's wife. Western music is about free life and fresh air and hitting on your neighbor's sheep.
Q. What's your favourite kind of Ranger?
a) Texas Ranger
b) Park Ranger
c) Glasgow Ranger
d) Power Ranger
A. Smokey the Bear
Q. Where can our lonesome readers go to hear some more fine yodelling?
A. I can only recommend my guru, Elton Britt. Buy all you can, he is the master
Q. Do you think that the element of humour in your shows detracts from or adds to the music?
A. I don't know if it adds or detracts from the music, but it certainly has given us a 30 year career!
Q. What's your favourite Riders in the Sky song?
A. When Payday Rolls Around
Q. What is the least amount of money that you would recommend spending on a pair of boots?
A. Buy low, sell high
And the all-important lonesome question…
Q. What is the band's favourite cheese?
A. Joey's Polka smile.
Listen - Riders in the Sky - Take Me Back to My Boots and Saddle
Listen - Riders in the Sky - Mexicali Rose
Listen - That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine (for our Dad).
Buy it here.
Check out their joyous webpage.
Learn more about the Cowboy Code and busy some fabulously embarrassing baby cowboy outfits at Gene Autry’s store here.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Hem will always have a special place in my heart - the one they share with the cowboy junkies' first two albums. The purity of the voice and the subtle male vocal that underpins it along with the frightening musicianship make listening at once comforting and faintly nostalgic.
Listen: hem - The part where you let go
I'm not sure where you can buy the EP from, but there's more info here
I bought the album this comes from (Bavarian Fruit Bread) for my wife years ago, but I don't think she's given it much of a listen, she prefers the Mazzy star of among my swan. Since my son was born we haven't had a lot of trouble going to sleep, so listening opportunities for albums are limited to those moments when you need to hear Ride it On one more time, or marvel in the shimmy of the only truly gothic tambourine I can think of. My wife and I saw them at the Union Chapel in Islington, London - a cavernous church, in which they made a lovely sound whilst Hope hid behind her hair.
Listen: Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions feat. Bert Jansch - Butterfly Mornings
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Tricky to see on such a small scale, but that's Porter there in the blue -click to enlarge a bit (thanks Mel for your holiday snaps!)
Listen: Porter Wagoner - Committed to Parkview
her explanation of the song makes it from a time that that probably wasn't her intention.
..It’s at least 35 years old, but it’s never been on a record. ..It had to have been right when I first came to Nashville [in 1964], because there were other songs on that tape that were written before I even left home.
Listen: Dolly Parton - Not for me
Sunday, July 22, 2007
I was talking to Beth about the soulsavers album the other day, we both agreed that we hadn't given it enough time. Well it's been on repeat most of the weekend and although far from perfect (it has a few tracks that sound too much like the Sopranos theme and there's not enough pedal steel), it contains some absolutely great songs - uplifting, joyous even but always tinged with regret. When I first heard Revival I realised it was the best songs I'd heard all year, sounding like REM's sublime Country Feedback (that's those Em, G, D, C cowboy chords, no we won't be tabbing any songs) with Mark Lanegan singing a Spiritualized tune.
Listen: soulsavers - revival
Listen: soulsavers - spiritual
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
I went to see Midlake at a packed Irish Centre last night - great mixed audience, including whole families, indie kids and lots of beards. I think it is the best gig I've been to this year so far. I was trepidatious about how they would manage to recreate their big and dense sound live, but they completely blew my socks off. So much noise from one little stage. Superb harmonies, twirly bits, only one guitar solo and all manner of banter - it was ace. They've reclaimed the Chemical Brothers song that Tim Smith has contributed vocals to - The Pills Won't Help You (lots of versions doing the rounds on hype machine) and very lovely it was too. And best of all, they seem like a smashing bunch of lads - they even said that they'd done the bingo earlier on that afternoon.
Listen: Midlake - van Occupanther
Listen: Midlake - Branches
Buy The Trials of Van Occupanther
Andrew Bird was one of the supporting acts - his Roger Whitaker/Rufus Wainwright/KT Tunstall/Jeff Buckley mix (yes really) got a mixed reaction from the crowd. I've given the album a few listens but certainly couldn't eat a whole one live. Go and sample it for yourself over at Speed of Dark.
And if you like the Midlake track, give this a whilrl and let me know if you can hear the link my brain made. **Warning - no steel guitar**
Listen - The Divine Comedy - When the Lights Go Out All Over Europe
Monday, July 09, 2007
Listen: Chris Thile - You're an Angel, and I'm Gonna Cry
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
I first saw Blanche when they supported The Handsome Family at the ever-great City Varieties a few years ago and I can honestly say it was one of the best gigs I have ever been to. Proper laugh-out-loud funny gags, husband/wife/boy/girl vocals and gorgeous songs about really ugly things. I hear that some of our readers saw them when they supported The White Stripes and I imagine the vibe was the same. I certainly hope you had as good a time as I did.
So what a delight to see Blanche headline last night. They were superb but the whole evening was marred by a frankly appalling sound system/engineer at the Cockpit. It was desperately murky at the start of the gig and didn't get too much clearer all night. It's such a pity as the lyrics are a key part of their sound. Anyways, in the end, the power of a steel guitar and banjo won out and a good time was had by all - there was a group of lads having a bit of a spiritual experience by the looks of it. Manly do-si-dos all round. See if these don't get you up and dancing.
Listen - Blanche - I'm Sure of It
Listen - Blanche - What This Town Needs
Buy the new album, Little Amber Bottles, for a bargain tenner.
Look at their beautiful website. Even if you’re not a fan, your eyes will thank you. I also recommend getting on their mailing list for a quarterly dose of witty goth americana to cheer up your working day.
More quirky loveliness on their MySpace page.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Listen: Dead Heart Bloom - Who Will You Love
Listen: Dead Heart Bloom - Someday our time will come
Monday, June 25, 2007
One of our kind readers has recommended Hayward Williams to us as he’s been doing a quick tour stint with No River City, who we posted about last week. It’s a real pleasure to hear from you lot about good things – it’s one of the reasons we do this. More is more, right? So, onwards…
You’ll like this - a slice of americana with a good healthy dose of bluegrass and some Van in there, too. The classic lonesome ingredients are present and correct - pedal steel, a harmonica, dobro and a whole lot of guitars.
Listen - Problems with Hemingway
It’s far more Dylan than I normally go for, and the lyrics sound like they’ve come straight out of the 1984 lyric generator, but it is has a tender charm that is quite irresistable. And it has a cute talky bit at the beginning and I’m always a sucker for that.
Listen – Redwoods
This is Hayward’s new single, and it’s more of a folk rocking rootsy stomper (technical term, obviously). It’s a bit Whiskeytown, more melodic Wilco, maybe a bit Springsteen; I’d recommend it for the harmonica action alone.
Buy the new album, Another Sailor’s Dream, here
More information on his website, or have a squizz at the ubiquitous MySpace.