FTB Show #235 features the new album by Paul Burch entitled 'Fevers'. Also new music from Tom Gilliam, Heidi Feek and Milton. ... The Americana Music Assoc.'s album of the Year award goes to Old Yellow Moon By EMMYLOU HARRIS & RODNEY CROWELL. More AMA Awards stuff here. Legendary singer - songwriter "Cowboy" JACK CLEMENT died at the age of 82. Here's PETER COOPER's excellent story on Jack... more news
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Thanks is and EP that features five brand new songs written and produced by Lynne. ''As a musician, these songs are a way to express my love and gratitude to the universe and to all of the music appreciating souls out there for the friendship and fellowship that music brings us - all in the name of love and sharing,'' says Shelby. Lynne recorded Thanks at Everso Studio in Palm Desert, CA with co-producer Ben Peeler, who also played lap steel and guitars and contributed background vocals. In addition, the EP features the Maxine Waters on piano and vocals, Michael Jerome on drums/percussion and Ed Maxwell on upright and electric bass.
An album of unreleased live performances from late 1970, the latest in Young's ongoing Archives Performance Series. From an intimate six-show solo stand at The Cellar Door, in Washington D.C. Since the gigs were only a few months after his third solo album, After The Gold Rush, five of the thirteen tracks here are from that very record. Also featured, is "Cinnamon Girl" performed on piano rather than guitar, a handful of Buffalo Springfield songs, including "Expecting To Fly" and "Old Man" which wasn't released until two years later on 1972's Harvest album.
Coming out next year... ROSANNE CASH, DAVID CROSBY, MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, SHARON JONE & THE DAP KINGS, TOMMY CASTRO, HARD WORKING AMERICANS... more new releases
New releasesfor the week ofNov.26th...
BILLY JOE ARMSTRONG & NORAH JONES Foreverly (Reprise)
Interesting collaboration between Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones. Foreverly is a collection inspired by Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, an album of traditional folk and country songs reinterpreted, recorded and released by The Everly Brothers in 1958. The album captures the beauty of the Everly's close harmonies to create a moving and powerful testament to these traditional ballads.