Thought it was time to share another bootleg nugget featuring Rodney Crowell, this time around it’s a Mountain Stage set that was aired in Nov 2008, Houston-born songwriter Crowell was jointed by Jenny Scheinman on violin and backing vocals and Will Kimbrough on guitar, percussion and backing vocals, the set starts and finishes with a track from Crowell’s last album Sex & Gasoline, one from The Outsider and a pair from the 2001 autobiographical album The Houston Kid.
Organic acoustic roots – not another industry label, just me trying to summarize the sound and style of Roanoke Virginia based Americana combo Red Clay River, you can agree or disagree with the summary by taking a listen yourself to a trio of the tracks below – however you choose to categorize there’s no escaping the quality, top notch stuff.
The songs are are self produced and released by the five piece – Daniel Bivins (vocals, guitar), Aaron Parker (guitar, vocals), Greg Szechenyi (upright bass), Camellia Delk (fiddle, viola, vocals), Marcus Hodges (banjo, mandolin, vocals, percussion), you can get your hands on more downloads and CD’s by following the links from the bands Myspace page or straight to the album here.
The band have suffered a set back recently having their van and equipment stolen, if you like what you hear get yourselves some Red Clay River.
More videos featuring songs from the album on the bands YouTube page
“You Really Got Me – The Story of the Kinks” is a recently released 90 minute DVD that uses a montage of footage including many rarely scene performances in both B&W and colour to take you on a trip through the legend of The Kinks however as the voice over and narrative are from a US perspective and because of the infamous ban handed down to the band for “reasons unknown” the period of bands exile from USA is skipped over.