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Browan Lollar #1319

Browan Lollar released For The Givers And The Takers, an EP of his songs backed by someone from each of the hottest bands in Alabama right now in the studio, then promptly joined St. Paul & The Broken Bones on-the-spot one week later.  In the craziness that ensued with joining that fantastic band, Lollar’s EP may not have gotten the attention it should.  As an artist, Lollar is more than a go-to guitar slinger, he also is a visual artist with many notable album covers in his portfolio.  He prefers a complicated scratch-etch with colored India ink method that yields intense designs  that lend themselves to graphic replication, and creatively, this allows him to distill the music he hears on an album into a visual thought that adds to the story.  Although you may know him more for playing with some other bands, Browan Lollar’s EP demonstrates that he has a lot to offer of his own music as well.

Buy For the Givers and the Takers here or Browan Lollar on iTunes.

Liner Notes
The Pollies Where the Lies Begin
St. Paul & The Broken Bones Free EP
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit (Deluxe)
Big Star #1 Record/Radio City
The Bear Overseas Then Under
Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil Victims, Enemies & Old Friends The song in this radio show is from their previous album, but they have a new one, too: Catch the Presidents
Pine Hill Haints Ghost Dance
Etta James Tell Mama The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions

Browan Lollar For The Givers & The Takers I don’t do track by tracks reviews, but I’ll give my impressions of some of these songs because I really like them.
“Freight Train Heart” reminds me of the Replacements a little bit. You know I love them times eleventy zillion.
“Cars” I don’t think they know each other, but this song reminds me of The District Attorneys.
“Hotel Bars and Ringing Ears” Mellow interlude.
“One In Every Color” Intro builds like something familiar? What is it? This song has the lyrics for the title, “For the givers and the takers,” a phrase used regularly by my best friend. This is a dark tune…
“30 Nails” A delicate duet about divorce, that has a shift midway and the instrumentation really spreads the mood. I’m struck by the comments made by BJ Barham of American Aquarium on one of their songs about Bill Corbin’s divorce, “This is a song about divorce and how much it sucks.”


Here’s a gallery of some of Browan’s album cover art:

Contact Browan Lollar for cover art work through Twitter @BrowanLollar

Best of 2011

Wow! In 2011, Country Fried Rock featured 50 roots musicians via in-depth conversations, highlighting their songwriting and musical influences.  From those, we selected the 40 most-listened to programs, and let our listeners select their Top 10.  Hundreds of listeners voted for the Country Fried Rock “Best of 2011” list, yielding a surprisingly clear Top 10.

If you liked any of the music we have featured this year, please consider buying the albums and supporting the musicians who make great songs.  All of the songs posted for download are with express written permission of the artists.  Please “thank” them by visiting their pages or buying their music.  If you buy music through our links, a very small portion also goes to bring you Country Fried Rock in the future.  Thanks for supporting roots music & Happy (almost) New Year!
10. Renee Wahl, Cumberland Moonshine
Free download “One More to Go

9. Betsy Franck, Still Waiting
Free download here.

8. The Back Row Baptists (now called Some Dark Holler), Broken Hearts and Bad Decisions
Free download “Purple Hearts” from the new Some Dark Holler EP

7. Dylan Sneed, Texodus
Free Download of “No Worse for the Wear,” Live on Dutch Radio

6.  James Scott Bullard, The Rise & Fall of James Scott Bullard & The Late Night Sweethearts
Free exclusive download, “Skin and Bones”

5.  Driftwood, Wanderlust
TWO exclusive, free downloads! “Jeannie and the Giant”
and “California’s Burning.”

4.  The Mother Truckers, Van Tour

3.  Kevn Kinney, A Good Country Mile (with the Golden Palominos)
Free download of “In the Land” exclusively for Country Fried Rock listeners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.  Abby Owens, Indiantown

1.  Stephanie Fagan, Heart Thief
Free download of “You Are the Devil,” first available for our listeners

So, who would you like to hear in 2012 
on Country Fried Rock?  Leave a comment and let us know.

Rounding out the fan-voted Top 25 of 2011:
25. Dehlia Low
24. Stonehoney
23.  The Only Sons
22.  Efren
21.  Dodd Ferrelle
20. The Avery Set
19. Doc Dailey (My personal favorite of 2011, even though it was released in late 2010.)
18.  The Wild Rumpus
17.  Matt Woods
16.  Mark Cunningham
15.  Joe Pug
14.  Allen Thompson
13.  Packway Handle Band
12.  Boo Ray
11.  Farewell Drifters