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John Moreland #1403

I am late to the party on John Moreland’s songs. Although I made myself a note to track him down after Couch By Couch West 2013, our schedules did not overlap for a long time, and I forgot to follow up. Nearly a year later, we have finally been able to talk about his record, In The Throes. Prepare yourself for heavy lyrics, more emotion from one guy and a guitar than you can imagine, and for an album you might not be able to turn off.

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Liner Notes
John Moreland
Austin Lucas
Caleb Caudle
Jay Farrar/Will Johnson/Yim Yames/Anders Parker
Drag The River
Parker Millsap
Turnpike Troubadours

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Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy #1334

If you think you know Shonna Tucker from her years playing bass with Drive-By Truckers, then you are in for a surprise with her debut album of her songwriting with her new band, Eye Candy. The songs are sweet, fun, grooving, mellow, occasionally dark and reflective — a nice analogy for her last couple of years. Given the amazing band of John Neff (another former Trucker and player on nearly every record out of Athens in the last 15 years that I can recall), Bo Bedingfield, Clay Leverett, and Neil Golden, the record could easily move into heavier territory, but Tucker’s voice keeps it lighter and balances the monster playing. A Tell All has instant sing-alongs and lyrics that will make you laugh aloud, but also some deeper themes that are even a bit disturbing. If you are looking for a repeat of her previous band, you will not find it in this album; if you are looking for a solid hang out and have a mellow happy time, or weekend morning drive record — with a fantastic band and guest keys from Spooner Oldham — then you will be thrilled with A Tell All. Be sure to order the recipe poster, designed by our alum, Jack Logan, with Shonna Tucker’s recipes!

Liner Notes

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