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
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
I’ve had an eMusic account for some time now and use it in the main for discovering new music or maybe following up on a review I’ve read, sometimes the 30 second samples don’t catch my ear but when they grab my attention it has resulted in some great “finds”, most recently a couple of EP’s from a Canadian songstress from Toronto, Emily Weedon & Delta
I got the downloads from eMusic & the CD EP “All Out In the Open” from Indiepool, without wanting to stick labels on it’s a rounded mixture of twang & alt-country, contemporary but with a nod to the past – Canadiana? it’s has five well written, original tracks with a light production keeping Emily’s sweet vocal to the fore, it’s pure country, a splash of Emmylou with a hint of Dolly and Elizabeth Cook.
The title track from the All Out In The Open track is available below along with Come On Up from the Black Crowe EP, the tracks appear with the artists blessing.
The EP’s are available through eMusic and iTunes and the CD by following the link on the website, or you can check out some more tunes on Myspace