Jason Isbell & 400 Unit – Tres Tangled Truckers

JI 400 Unit

Really enjoying this album, a definite step up from Sirens of the Ditch in the quality of the writing, a nice layering of styles, the more soulful sound works, liking the brass on No Choice In This Matter, the other stand out tracks for me are, Cigarettes & Wine, The Blue and However Long.
 
Early days yet but an album that should make the end of year Top Tens of many an americana /alt-country blog or forum.
 
Here’s a great acoustic bootleg featuring Jason Isbell, Caitlin Cary, Dave Bartholomew and Kevin Kinney,collectively the Tres Tangled Truckers” , if memory serves me well I got this boot from Berkeley Place
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Buddy Miller – Get Well Soon

Buddy Miller – one of Nashville’s most celebrated singers, songwriters, guitarists, recording artists and producers -reportedly suffered a heart attack in Baltimore, Md., on Thursday, Feb. 19. He was on tour with Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin and Shawn Colvin; the tour is dubbed “3 Girls And Their Buddy.”Miller, 56, was taken to John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, and he underwent a triple-bypass heart surgery on Friday, Feb. 20. The surgery was successful, and Miller will likely be recovering in Baltimore for several weeks.
Named the “Artist of the Decade” by No Depression magazine, Miller has written songs that have been recorded by the Dixie Chicks, Lee Ann Womack, Brooks & Dunn and others. He is a veteran of Harris’ Spyboy band, and in the past year he has been touring as a featured instrumentalist in Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ band. He has produced albums for Solomon Burke, Allison Moorer, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and others. Miller has lately been producing a new album for Patty Griffin.
He has been called “the best country singer” alive by Steve Earle. Miller is married to Nashville singer-songwriter Julie Miller, and the pair have a duo album coming out on New West Records on March 3
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Alejandro Escovedo

No Depression’ artist of the decade some years ago and no let up in the quality of his output, his latest album Real Animal was one of my top choices from last year.

Sister Lost Soul really struck a chord with me and is one my favourite Escovedo tunes of all, along with Baby’s Got New plans from the album Thirteen, Died A Little Today from Boxing Mirror ,Five Hearts Breaking and Pyramid of Tears from his debut album Gravity released in ’92, Pyramid of Tears was covered by Lucinda Williams and appears on the tribute album released in 03 to raise funds for Escovedo’s treatment after a near fatal illness as a result of suffering from Hepatitis C, the album Por Vida also included contributions from Steve Earle, Sally Timms & John Langford and Son Volt.

30 Days Out had a recent exclusive interview with the man ,check it out here .


Sister Lost Soul – Album

Sister Lost Soul – KGSR

Pyramid of Tears

Five Hearts Breaking – Live

Baby’s Got New Plans

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Neko Case NY Times

Case and her “strays” — a half-dozen pianos in varying degrees of disrepair that she has collected
— in her Vermont barn during the recording of her latest record, “Middle Cyclone.


Ahead of her new album release gets a big write up in the NY Times…….here



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