Here’s a midsummer mix, because this previous mix is getting stale, and there remain lakes to be boated and campfires to be lit.
On the mix below, you’ll find songs about an Illinois tributary (#20), a train bound for Mexico (#16), murder & deceit (#11), raucous drinking (#5), the Cowboy State (#2), love (#9), unrequited love (#13), falling in love via camping (#3), despondency (#17), optimism (#21), divine protection (#7), rebelling against religious silliness (#4), inner peace (#19), and one mysterious blues musician (#6).
The songs are entirely new or newish, mostly upbeat with a handful of acoustic downers, and with plenty of hand-claps and foot-stomps.
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The cover art was again done by the fine miscreants over at FaithlessStreet.org.
Special thanks to the inimitable (if occasionally insufferable) “Monkey” for coming up with the concept, and to “DougoBlue” for putting on the finishing touches.
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1. Eels – Fresh Feeling (live @ Royal Albert Hall)
2. Family & Friends – Wyoming
3. Old Man Luedecke – Prologue: Yodelady
4. Josh Ritter – Getting Ready to Get Down
5. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – S.O.B.
6. Rayland Baxter – Mr. Rodriguez
7. Pops Staples – Somebody was Watching
8. Galactic feat. Mavis Staples – Does it Really Make a Difference
9. Anderson East – Only You
10. Tyler Childers – Rock Salt and Nails
11. Ryan Adams – Carolina Rain
12. Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell – Done This One Before
13. Watkins Family Hour feat. Fiona Apple – Where I Ought to Be
14. Charlie Parr – Over the Red Cedar
15. Amos Lee – I Hear Ya Talkin’ (Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys cover)
16. Streets of Laredo – Lonsdale Line
17. Ezra Furman – Lousy Connection
18. Cody Chesnutt – Til I Met Thee
19. Christopher Paul Stelling – Revenge
20. Ryley Walker – On the Banks of the Old Kishwaukee
21. John Fullbright – Keeping Hope Alive