Weekly Roundup for March Twentieth / down in the city where the heathens go

On this week’s roundup . . .


Tyler Childers – Purgatory / Oneida / Follow You to Virgie

This fella just might be the next big thing in great country music.  Three good reasons for that are below.

His new record, Nights Across the River, is due later this year.

In the meantime, any midwest folks can take a listen to this and maybe watch this and then get yourselves to the Hi-Fi in Indy this Saturday to check him out.  If there’s any justice in the musical world, he’ll be playing much bigger venues in the not-too-distant future….

RIYL: Sturgill Simpson, John Prine, good music, hay bales, tractors


Benjamin Booker – Witness (feat. Mavis Staples)

Hand-claps, foot-stomps, a gospel choir, and Mavis Staples.

Yep, that’s gonna be a pretty great three minutes right there.


Wilderado – Now That I’m Older

Here’s one that starts as a quiet, introspective confessional and builds to a climax that’s tailor-made for yelling along in your car.

Still waiting on a debut full-length from these guys, but there’s an EP and some random songs out there to help bide the time.


Colter Wall – Thirteen Silver Dollars

Some good old-fashioned front porch folk here.

Mr. Wall’s self-titled debut record is due out 5/12.

RIYL: Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, bluetick hounds, good music


Justin Townes Earle – Champagne Corolla

JTE has done timeless-sounding folk, blue-eyed R&B, and twangy country.

Now the ever-prolific, often-troubled, consistently great troubadour tries his hand at shuffling throwback rock n’ roll.

Hit play and feel free to ignore the silly lyric video.


Until next week, cheers . . .

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