Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunday in Boston

What kind of sick April Fool's joke is it to have two killer concerts in that same city on the same night? While I am at the Revival Tour tonight at the Middle East, which I believe is sold out, I want you to check out Jonny Corndawg with Shovels & Rope and Robert Ellis at the Great Scott.

Here's our main man Jonny Corndawg with his Couch by Couchwest performance (more on Couch by Couchwest later).

He may be eccentric, but he's one of the few country musicians who doesn't take himself too seriously, and actually adds some much needed humor to country music. He's one entertaining dude.

Jonny Corndawg - Night Rider.mp3
Buy: Down on the Bikini Line (2011)

Shovels and Rope are husband/wife duo Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent. They have a handful of solo albums between the two of them, and their first proper duo release was entitled Shovels and Rope, which they now use as a band name. It's a great country album, and wow, does Hearst have some pipes! I can't wait to hear more from this duo.

Cary Ann Hearst & Michael Trent - Gasoline.mp3
Buy: Shovels & Rope (2009)

Robert Ellis is an up-and-coming country/folk singer from Houston who pens lyrics miles beyond his 22-years. Someone on Amazon referred to him as Texas's Nick Drake. I've heard nothing but stellar things about his live show.

Robert Ellis - Westbound Train.mp3
Buy: Photographs (2011)


toomuchcountry said...

Can listen to another song from The Dawg in the September 2011 Feel Bad For You comp.

L said...

Sorry I missed this concert. Dawg is terrific and just heard Shovels & Rope on WMBR. Nice write-up.