Leaked Tracks

Chicago Farmer

Chicago Farmer is hitting the road! A fairly recent Country Fried Rock alum, this folk singer’s record Backenforth, IL stayed in my CD player for weeks. Be sure to catch one of his upcoming shows.

Chicago Farmer 2014 Tour Dates
Jan 11 Springfield, IL – Donnie’s Homespun
Jan 29 Madison, WI – Hotel Red
Jan 30 Two Rivers, WI – Waverly Inn
Jan 31 Minocqua, WI – Minocqua Brewing CO.
Feb 01 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
Feb 07 Nashville, IN – The Cabin Fever Concert
Feb 08 Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival
Feb 13 St. Louis, MO – The Gramophone
Feb 14 Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre
Feb 15 McHenry, IL – Winter Roots at Mackey’s Hideout
Feb 20 Chicago, IL – Dunn Dunn Fest at Tonic Room
Feb 21 Davenport, IA – The Redstone Room
Feb 22 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
Feb 28 Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Other Side

Buy Chicago Farmer’s music here on Amazon.

John The Conqueror

I love these guys. Check out John The Conqueror here.

You can also get a free EP from them here.

Buy more of their music HERE on Amazon and HERE on iTunes.

Sour Bridges: EXCLUSIVE Album Stream

Stream the new album from Sour Bridges, Catfish Charlie, exclusively this week on Country Fried Rock!

Beau Hinze & The Backporch Shufflers

We are happy to share the new live album from Beau Hinze & The Backporch Shufflers, recorded on a steamy night in Houston, Texas, and originally aired in Louisiana and Texas on the TV show, Texas Roadhouse Live.


Sarah Alden: *Exclusive* Song Premiere

Sarah Alden‘s debut solo album, Fists of Violets, expands her fiddle sounds beyond even that of her association with Luminescent Orchestrii, where I first became aware of her because of their collaboration with Carolina Chocolate Drops.

I learned about Eastern European music from a klezmer band in my hometown of Atlanta, and I happen to love how the music makes you want to move, even if you are driving. Alden hints at the many traditions from which the fiddle arises in this collection of songs, which could make it seem like a world music sampler, if she were not the connecting talent bringing these divergent styles together. I like the whole album, especially because as a collection, the songs tell a story of the fiddle across nations, but I have three favorite tracks: “Fists of Violets,” “Aunt Viola’s Waltz,” and “Niz Banju Idem.”

Buy Sarah Alden’s music HERE ON AMAZON or HERE ON ITUNES .
Buy Luminescent Orchestrii HERE ON AMAZON or HERE ON ITUNES.


Vandaveer’s most recent album is an entire collection of traditional murder ballads.

Buy Vandaveer’s music HERE on Amazon or HERE on iTunes.

Great Divide

Great Divide is a great band that we enjoy.

From their SoundCloud page:

Performed Live at Chicago Recording Company on March 4th, 2013

Recorded by James Auwarter at Chicago Recording Company
Assisted by Danny Rago, Ron Etters, Dustin Moore

Mixed by James Auwarter at Clybourn, Chicago, IL
Assisted by Joshua Miller

Mastered by Glenn Meadows at Mayfield Mastering, Nashville, TN

Great Divide:
Teddy Grossman – vocals, guitar
Jeff Leibovich – piano
Jeff Burke – lead guitar
Josh Kahle – bass
Josh Teitelbaum – drums

Vernard Burton, Zita Smith, Carya Holmes, & Martin Woods – Choir
Sam Trump – Trumpet
Ryan Imboden – Trumpet
David Ben-Porat – Trombone
Davis Jones – Alto Saxophone
Darren Garvey – Percussion

Website: www.greatdivideband.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/greatdividelive
Twitter: www.twitter.com/greatdividelive

This set contains 3 sounds, total time: 13.48

Eddie Spaghetti

Leaked track from Eddie Spaghetti’s (of the Supersuckers) upcoming solo album, The Value of Nothing, on Bloodshot Records.

Buy the music for Eddie Spaghetti here on Amazon or Supersuckers here on Amazon. It’s right here Eddie Spaghetti on iTunes or Supersuckers on iTunes.

From the media release:
Eddie Spaghetti, front man for those Seattle-based pleasure barons of arena garage punk The Supersuckers, kicks out his first solo album of all originals. You might find that songwriting distinction surprising—given his lifetime traveling to two-bit hotels and dumpy backstages in order to spend a couple glorious hours on stage throwing devil’s horns and country-damaged metal to the adoring masses—but it’s the truth. The Value of Nothing distills everything he’s learned in his career-long, over-the-top and tongue-in-cheek adoration of all things rock and roll into a genre-scoffing dose of snarling country rock, full of pop hooks and wiseguy humor delivered with a brain, a heart, & a beer.

Recorded in Eddie’s surrogate hometown of Austin, TX, he employed the assistance of a genuine Texas badass, one Mr. Jesse Dayton (collaborator with such country legends as Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and, um, Rob Zombie), in the hopes of making a more authentic country record. Well, ol’ JD thought that working with Eddie was his opportunity to get his RAWK on, so The Value of Nothing ended up a hybrid: a ragtop-down road trip soundtrack; an album embracing the guilty and not-so-guilty pleasures of classic rock, hooky-as-hell Texas roadhouse, and the alwayslurking- on-the-corner-barstool dirty joking of classic Supersuckerism.

The Value of Nothing gallops out of the gate with the Southwestern-inflected title track, all wide-lens spaced-out cowpunk, Eddie’s gravel road vocals both urgent and laid back cool. “Empty” follows with classic rock power chords filtered through the haze hanging over his buddy Willie Nelson’s ranch. The ragged, lazy charm of “Waste of Time” is a paean to kickin’ back, the theme song to those days where it’s almost too much goddamn effort to get off the couch and get a beer, all sung with a crooked smile and topped with some wicked fried slide guitar. With the lighter-sparking final track, “When I Go, I’m Gone,” we hear a surprisingly subdued Eddie, a man confident in the power of his hooks.

It wouldn’t be an Eddie Spaghetti record, though, without some full-on wise-assery. “Fuckin’ with My Head” channels ‘77 era UK punk with its jittery energy and feels-so-good-to-shout-along chorus. And then there’s that Chuck Berry-gone-metal guitar solo by Jesse D… The swinging conjunto throwdown of “People Are Shit” tells it like we all know it is, but Eddie’s got the stones to come right out and say it.

Eddie’s last solo album, Sundowner (Bloodshot 2011), featured covers from the likes of C&W stalwarts like Dave Dudley and Johnny Cash right next to punk rock snots like the Dwarves and the Lee Harvey Oswald Band. The Value of Nothing continues Eddie’s disinterest in tedious genre orthodoxies. From punk rock’s energy, metal’s showmanship, and country’s storytelling intimacy, Eddie finds unexpected commonalities.

The Deadfields

Country Fried Rock alumni, The Deadfields, have a new album out!

There are 3 songs in this set that you can download!

Buy The Deadfields first album Dance in the Sun here.

We first heard them at our favorite festival, Albino Skunk Fest (formerly with “Bluegrass” in the name), which is held each spring and fall in Greer, South Carolina, between Greenville and Spartanburg. It’s a small-ish event on private property with the most incredible band lineups on the planet.

Teen Getaway

Free track from the upcoming record by Birmingham, Alabama rock band, Teen Getaway.

Available soon!

James Hunter Six

This is soooo good!

Buy it HERE or .

Jeanette Lynne

Y’all might know how I love to discover music at Couch By Couch West… Here’s a songwriter from CXCW with a couple tunes for you! Click to listen or right-click to “save as.”

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Jeanette Lynne is an up and coming songwriter from West Chester, Pennsylvania. She has worked her way up through the ranks to play some of Philadelphia’s finest venues and listening rooms. Sweet, simple, and from the heart… her songs will captivate any audience, and leave them wanting more.

2013 Top 11 Finalist – The Philadelphia Songwriter Project Contest @The Blockley, Philadelphia PA
2013 Top 5 Finalist – UEA Chester County Songwriter Competition @The Note, West Chester PA
2013 Finalist – Laurita Idol Singer Competition @Laurita Winery, New Egypt, NJ
Raised over $2,000 in 2012 to record debut album via crowd funding platform, Kickstarter.com
2013 Debut album “You’ve Got Me” released on Itunes, Amazon, Google, Spotify
2011 Competed in the We R Indie Music Conference – Songwriter Showdown in Knoxville,TN
Jeanette Lynne: Vocals, Guitar, Producer
Jamie Victor: Bass, Mandolin(*Intro),Glockenspiel(*No Reason), Vocals(*When I Cry)
Tom Hampton: Dobro(*When I Cry)
Glenn Barratt: Co-Producer, Engineer, Keys (*Intro)

Album artwork, Graphic Design: Jamie Victor

All tracks recorded, mixed and mastered by Glenn Barratt at Morningstar Studios in East Norriton, PA.
Copyright 2013 Jeanette Lynne