Here’s a set recorded at Mountain Stage in November 2007 by Kasey Chambers, the set included the title tracks from my two favourite Kasey solo releases The Captain and Barricades and Brickwalls amongst the five recorded.
Kasey has a new album out Little Bird, not got a copy of this yet but the title track I’ve listened to on-line and I wasn’t that impressed to be honest, but I’ll reserve judgement until I’ve listened to the full album, was hoping for something along the lines of Rattlin’ Bones recorded with husband Shane Nicholson which is a fantastic album.
Kasey Chambers – The Captain
Kasey Chambers – Pretty Enough
Kasey Chambers – On a Bad Day
Kasey Chambers – If I Could
Kasey Chambers – Barricades & Brick Walls
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. . . → Read More: Kasey Chambers “Mountain Stage” (November 23, 2007)
This is a great Mountain Stage performance from by Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (Jimbo Hart on bass, Derry deBorja on keyboards, Chad Gamble on drums and Browan Lollar on slide guitar), the band performed five tracks from last years wonderful self titled album, which has never being far from my turntable since it’s release.
The good news is the the man himself is back in the studio cooking up another set of songs at FAME – can’t wait.
Soldiers Get Strange
Streetlights Seven-Mile Island The Blue The Last Song I Will Write . . . → Read More: Jason Isbell & 400 Unit – Mountain Stage
Photo Credit: Thirty Tigers
Chris Knight’s Trailer Tapes II was a favourite album of mine from 2009, there are no songs on this Mountain Stage set from either of the Trailer Tapes albums but it serves as further evidence for me that Chris is at is best in troubadour mode – just the man, his words and the acoustic for accompaniment. Down on the Rural Route Danville Heart of Stone Enough Rope Hell Ain’t Half Full
. . . → Read More: Chris Knight – Mountain Stage
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Another short but sweet set from Elizabeth Cook, featuring three tracks from Balls and a cover of “a depressing mountain murder type ballad”
Elizabeth Cook – Awful Dreadful Snake
Elizabeth Cook – Mama’s Prayers
Elizabeth Cook – Sometimes It Takes Balls to Be a Woman
Elizabeth Cook – Sunday Morning
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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.
The Rise and Fall of Intelligent Design Dancin’ Circles ‘Round the Sun (Epictetus Speaks) I Wish It Would Rain Wandering Boy Closer to Heaven Buy @ Amazon Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
. . . → Read More: Rodney Crowell "The Houston Kid – Live at Mountain Stage"
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DJ and singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell gained a lot of fans in the UK after getting the highest of praise from the venerable broadcaster and all around good guy John Peel. Cantrell’s debut album Not the Tremblin’ Kind was described by Peel as “My favourite record of the last ten years and possibly my life is an LP by a New York woman born in Nashville called Laura Cantrell. It’s country, and I don’t know why I like it, but it has the same sort of effect on me as Roy Orbison had in the ’60s.”
Cantrell went on to record five sessions for Peel between February 2001 and December 2003, some of the tracks from those sessions are available to download along with a choice selection of others at Cantrell’s website.
Here’s a trio of tracks including the title track from the 2002 . . . → Read More: Laura Cantrell – Beyond Country