Monday, September 11, 2006

Three previews from Bloodshot

Veering for once from my normal album-centered reviews, today I'm going to post three songs that Bloodshot Records sent out to audioblog types from upcoming albums of theirs.

Wayne Hancock's new album Tulsa drops October 10. I'm a big fan of his. I reviewed a live album of his here. I'm really looking forward to hearing this whole disc.

Wayne Hancock - Shootin' Star From Texas

The Wee Hairy Beasties' album Animal Crackers comes out on October 24. This Bloodshot supergroup of Jon Lanford, Sally Timms, Kelly Hogan, with backing by Devil in a Woodpile sings kids songs.

Wee Hairy Beasties - Toenail Moon

Also out October 24 is the Bloodshot tribute to the Old Town School of Folk Music. For the Kids: The Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook features most notably Jon Langford and Robbie Fulks and many others singing songs that fit under the general category of standards.

Robbie Fulks - Browns Ferry Blues

Hope to have a real post up soon!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Dewayn Brothers - A Family Farewell

The Dewayn Brothers started out as a side project of Emporia, KS-based jam band Loco Macheen. Playing in a more rock/funk oriented jam style, they decided to branch out into an acoustic, bluegrass style. Their bluegrass doesn't come out all that jam-band-y, though.

The band has a pretty typical bluegrass line-up, but with the addition of an accordion, which gives them a little bit of distinction over all the other side-project bluegrass bands floating around Lawrence.

This is their second CD; I'm not sure if it's available still. Their third and fourth CDs are at CDBaby. Their most recent was produced by Mike West at the old 9th Ward Pickin' Parlor.

The Dewayn Brothers - Pigeon Stew/That Train

Frontyard Junkyard from CD Baby (3rd CD)
Critter Creole from CD Baby (4th CD)