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.
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.
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.
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 release When the Roses Bloom Again to go with them, recorded from Laura’s appearance on Mountain Stage in November 2007
Laura Cantrell – Conqueror’s Song
Laura Cantrell – When the Roses Bloom Again
Laura Cantrell – Early Years
Here’s a wonderful set of songs from Rosanne Cash taken from the performance on Mountain Stage that was originally recorded in Nov 2008, Rosanne is accompanied by husband John Leventhal (guitar), Jeff Allen (bass) ,the set kicks of with two tracks from Rosanne’s Black Cadillac album, followed by Sea of Heartbreak which she duetted with Bruce Springsteen on her critcally acclaimed album The List released last year, the Hal David/Paul Hampton number is followed by another cover, the late great Townes van Zandt’s Two Girls, the set closed out with a classic track from Rosanne’s second album Right or WrongNo Memories Hanging Around, originally recorded with Bobby Bare this time she is joined on-stage by ex-husband Rodney Crowell. Dreams Are Not My Home The World Unseen Sea of Heartbreak Two Girls No Memories Hanging Around