Patrick and I took a look at roots/Americana releases for 2009 this morning, with some great input from you! We only had time for 32 songs, though. Some key releases were not aired, but need to mentioned as greats from this year: Levon Helm’s Electric Dirt, Jason Isbell the 400 Unit (one of the best according to the Americana Music Association), Joe Pernice, the Wailin’ Jennys live album. Check the playlist to see which ones we did get to. Thanks to Jackson Buck:http://www.kfai.org/freewheelin, Larry Englund:http://www.kfai.org/rhythmngrooves and Ellen Stanley:http://www.kfai.org/womenfolk for their suggestions, too!
Another week filled with excellent new releases. Topping the list was the fantastic “Prester John Sessions” from Tommy T (on Easy Star). More great new stuff from: Sushidread, King Midas Sound, Tony Dubshot, The Black Seeds, The Technician, Babilonci, Nneka, and Aldubb. Also, the new compilation “All Kinda Wall” on Dubkey.