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AmericanaFest 2016

Decided to do a quick podcast update from my 3 favorites at AmericanaFest 2016. Lots more video to come, but here’s a taste of my favorite band that I did not previously know: Ladies Gun Club (Sally Jaye/Sarah Roberts). I also dug a #CFRalumni band that I had never seen play live and the band all my music friends most-suggested to me. Tons of great music all week!

Listen for a feature on Ladies Gun Club soon.

Steelism #1425

The first time I saw Steelism play, I did not realize that they had their own band going; I was at The 5 Spot in East Nashville where they were just returning from a European run with Caitlin Rose. I knew they were sought-after players in mainstream pop country from various television awards shows, but when they stepped up to “play a few of their new tunes” as they said, I had no idea what was to come. Imagine hook-y pop rock with some psychedelic grooves and a danceable beat — on steel guitar. Since their EP, I have been awaiting their new album 615 to FAME.

The album has the magic touch of Country Fried Rock alumnus, Ben Tanner (Single Lock Records, Alabama Shakes) and was recorded partially in Nashville before Tanner came on board, and completed in Muscle Shoals at FAME Studios. Tanner mixed all of the record at his place, yielding a cohesive vibe and putting this record at the top of my instrumental rock list. I love instrumental pop rock. Vocals are polarizing, and for me, this is where instrumentals sometimes reign.

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones #1406

St. Paul & The Broken Bones put on one of the best shows I have seen in the past year, in fact, I have seen them 4 times in the past year. Rolling together Sam Cooke with a Southern Pentecostal ex-preacher, a delightfully self-conscious horn section, and a kick-tailfeathers lead guitar (and just recently, an amazing keyboard player), and you have the essence of St. Paul & The Broken Bones. Lead singer Paul Janeway commands the stage, moves like he is possessed by Archie Bell, and leaves nothing behind. Their album, Half The City, rocks.

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Liner Notes
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Radiohead
Jason Isbell & John Paul White
Verbena
Steelism
Browan Lollar
Patrick Sweany

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