More Twang Volume 1 – Beat Surrender Mixtape

























Having enjoyed the mixtapes put together by fellow bloggers at High Noon Saloon, Truer Sound, On The Right Side of a Good Thing and Fairly Random Mix amongst others (check out Blogs I follow), I thought it was time I go in on the act and have a go myself.

So here’s Beat Surrender’s premiere mixtape “More Twang Volume 1”, featuring a cast of characters from Australia, UK, Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden, Canada and of course the home of Twang.
Here’s the track listing for the download, hope you enjoy it, if you want a Volume II drop us a line.



Willy Clay Band – Money’s All Gone (www)
Adam Klein – Hank’s Woman (CD Baby)
Taneytown – Picking Up the Pieces (www)
Mark Jungers & The Whistling Mules -Silos & Smokestacks (CDBaby)
Arlenes – Smallville 336 (www)
The Ramalamas -Train She’s On (www)
Ryebender – One Horse Town (www)
Howard Eliott Payne – Come Down Easy (iTunes)
Inneke 23 – No More Heroes (LastFM)
Bellwether – South Dakota (eMusic)
Terri Clark – Poor Poor Pitiful Me (www)
To The Last Dead Cowboy-Waco Brothers (www)
Austin Collins – Something Better (iTunes)
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings – Swinging From The Chains Of Love (Amazon)
Broken Family Band – Alone in the Make-Out Room (www)
Thad Cockerell and the Starlite Country Band – Banged Up, Black and Blue (www)
Jason Boland & the Stragglers – Falling with Style (www)
Additional Moog -Pedal Steel (www)
Amy Speace – Double Wide Trailer (Amazon)
Whiskeytown – Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight

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Minimalism Set to Music Son Volt’s Jay Farrar learns the virtues of restraint

Wall Street Journal article.

On Son Volt’s latest album, “American Central Dust” (Rounder), we hear evidence of Jay Farrar’s evolution as a composer. Compared with what he wrote for the band Uncle Tupelo’s 1990 debut, “No Depression”—in which his words run together, fail to find a seat on the melody and never let the composition coalesce into a complete statement—the 12 songs on the new disc, Son Volt’s eighth, are minimalism set to music.

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Israel Nash Gripka – The Alternate Route

There’s a great interview in The Alternate Route magazine with Israel Nash Gripka, who’s album New York Town is one of my favourite releases of the year so far, if you missed it first time around I posted some mp3’s here, the magazine also features Paul Thorn, John Doe and Slaid Cleaves, you can get a look here

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