1. Adam Carroll -
Buy: Lookin' Out the Screen Door (2000)
Submitted by: toomuchcountry
Comments: This one is for all you June brides and grooms who want your new marriages to last. My suggestion is to put down that copy of 50 Shades of Gray and listen closely to Carroll’s lyrics of romance based on the couple from a comic strip legend.
2. River City Extension - Clever & Quickness
Nautical Sabbatical (2009)
Submitted By: @popa2unes
Comments: Formed in Asbury Park, NJ, in 2007. The band played an explosive showcase at last year’s SXSW; Newport Folk Festival producer Jay Sweet stumbled upon the gig, and later told Billboard, "This band, River City Extension, is ripping the paint off the wall."
3. The Rolling Stones - No Spare Parts
Some Girls (2011 reissue)
Submitted By: Bowood
Comments: Jagger in hillbilly mode for this great road trip song from last years deluxe reissue
4. The Gaslight Anthem - "45"
Submitted By: Gorrck
Comments: Single released in advance of the album. Thinking about actually getting the 45 on vinyl.
5. O. Children - PT Cruiser
Submitted By: tincanman2010
Comments: Sunshine. Music. Cruising. I said cruisING not cruisER. Oh well, rockin’ driving song so I’ll keep it.
6. Ryan Montbleau - Head Above Water
For Higher (2012)
Submitted By: Mando Lines
Comments: Ryan Montbleau’s new album was recorded in New Orleans with George Porter, Jr., Ivan Neville, Simon Lott and Anders Osborne. Ben Ellman (Galactic) produced. The majority of the songs (including this one) are Montbleau originals, but the record also has covers of Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers and Muscle Shoals great Eddie Hinton. Great record.
7. The Lovely Bad Things - I Just Want You To Go Away
New Ghost/Old Waves (2012)
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: I just heard of this band a couple of months ago, so I’m still trying them on for size. But sometimes the best love song is an anti-love song.
8. Cory Branan - Yesterday
Buy: Mutt (2012)
Submitted By: TheOtherBrit
Comments: Cory finally got this album out and this ode to John Cougar is the perfect way to kick off summer.
9. Red Red Meat - Chain Chain Chain
Bunny Gets Paid (1995)
Submitted By: Ryan (Verbow @ Altcountrytab.ca)
Comments: I’m constantly surprised at the numbers of bands I missed out on in the 90′s. Red Red Meat were straight outta Chicago, even touring with Smashing Pumpkins – yet I’m only just now finding out about them thanks to Tim Rutili’s current band (Califone). This is off of their recently reissued Sub Pop masterpiece Bunny Gets Paid – damn fine song if you ask me. Crank it.
10. Ray Wylie Hubbard - The Messenger
Crusades of the Restless Knights (1999)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: Killer song by RWH. This version features Patty Griffin on background vocals.
11. TV Smith - Ready For The Axe To Drop
Useless – The Very Best of TV Smith (2001)
Submitted By: Simon
Comments: The only redeeming feature of this week's Jubilee celebrations for me has been the various media articles and TV programming on the BBC revisiting punk, not that it ever really went away – which brings me to this month's song choice from a guy who’s continued to record solo and in various collaborations after the punk band he fronted split in 1979, prompted by one of the aforementioned BBC Rock-docs, here's a track from the The Adverts front man TV Smith http://www.tvsmith.com/
12. Austin Lucas w/Glossary - Alone In Memphis
Submitted By: Bryan Childs (ninebullets.net)
Comments: This, I assume, will be on Austin’s next album.
13. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires - Everything You Took
There is a Bomb in Gilead (2012)
Submitted By: @philnorman
14. The Mavericks - Come Unto Me
Suited Up and Ready EP (2012)
Submitted By: Trailer
Comments: Bad ass song. Glad they’re back!
15. Pearl Woods - Sippin’ Sorrow
From: Eeny Meeny Moe! (song orig. 1961, out of print)
Submitted By: BoogieStudio22
Comments: An old R&B tune, from a ripped LP that I recently acquired (quality’s not great). Just plain fun!
16. Jake Klar - Bring Flowers To My Grave
Jake Klar (2012)
Submitted By: Slowcoustic
Comments: Some great twangy singer songwriter "alt-country" from this new-to-me artist. The 7 track album is even a free download on his bandcamp page: http://jakeklar.bandcamp.com/ Highly Recommended.
17. Michael Dean Damron - Creakin’ Ol’ Bones
Nah Death, Im’a Comin’ For You (2012)
Submitted By: Romeo Sid Vicious
Comments: Mike D. has been getting me through a lot as of late and this track is the one I queue up the most at the moment.
18. Shooter Jennings & Last False Hope - Title: 1922
Outlaw Radio Compilation Vol. 2 (2012)
Submitted By: Adam Sheets
Comments: Based on a Stephen King novella.
19. The Riverboat Gamblers - Loser Neck
The Wold You Feed (2012)
Submitted By: erschen
20. Magnolia Mountain - Set On Fire
Buy (only $5): Town & Country (2012)
Submitted By: Corey Flegel (This Is American Music)
21. Micah P Hinson - Sweetness
…And The Pioneer Saboteurs (2010)
Submitted by: Lord Summerisle
Comments: I am baffled as to why this man is not huge. Probably my favourite artist of the last 10 years in terms of consistency. Every album is great.
22. Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys - The Devil Ain’t Lazy
Buy (mp3) Western Cowboy Classics (song orig. 1948)
Submitted By: April @ Now This Sound Is Brave
Comments: I get a kick out of the fact that this song is essentially praising Satan’s work ethic. And, of course, since it’s Bob Wills, it swings. The mellow-voiced Tommy Duncan provides the vocals.