Episode 159 – May 10, 2018

New music this week includes tracks from Joshua Hedley, Birds of Chicago, Keaton Simons, and Mipso. We’ll also be picking through some tracks from the last three years that rate high in our playlists…including pieces from The Bellfuries, Chris Stapleton, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings and a handful of others. I also hope to pull in a new track from a band called Twisted Pine. They’ve pulled off an infectious cover of one of those Euro-pop earworms by the Scissor Sisters that should brighten up any day. And that’s what we try to do for you while the swamp gets deeper and darker.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Joshua Hedley This Time Mr. Jukebox Amazon
3Joshua Hedley Mr. Jukebox Mr. Jukebox Amazon
4Leigh Nash Cruel Heart The State I'm In Amazon
5The Black Lillies The First Time Hard to Please Amazon
6Blackberry Smoke Feat. Amanda Shires Let Me Down Easy Find A Light Amazon
7John Prine The Lonesome Friends Of Science The Tree Of Forgiveness Amazon
8Birds Of Chicago Roisin Starchild Love In Wartime Amazon
9Blackie and the Rodeo Kings North South Amazon
10Wood & Wire Kingpin North Of Despair Amazon
11Steve Forbert Devil (Here She Comes Now) Compromised Amazon
12Western Centuries Far From Home Songs from the Deluge Amazon
13Old Man Luedecke; Tim O'Brien Yodelady Domestic Eccentric Amazon
14Chris Stapleton Traveller Traveller Amazon
15Will Hoge Thoughts & Prayers Thoughts & Prayers Amazon
16Ryan Bingham Nobody Knows My Trouble Fear and Saturday Night Amazon
17John Paul Keith Someday Somebody's Gonna Love Me Heart Shaped Shadow (feat. Will Sexton) Amazon
18Keaton Simons Crane City 123 Go Amazon
19The Bellfuries Bad Seed Sown Workingman's Bellfuries Amazon
20The Milk Carton Kids Secrets of the Stars Monterey Amazon
21Mipso People Change Edges Run Amazon
22Joe Ely Cold Black Hammer Panhandle Rambler Amazon
23Merle Haggard/Willie Nelson The Only Man Wilder Than Me Django and Jimmie Amazon
24Sarah Shook & the Disarmers Damned If I Do, Damned If I Don't Years Amazon
25Old Crow Medicine Show Whirlwind Volunteer Amazon
26John Mellencamp Them Double Blues Johnny Cash : The Music Forever Words Amazon
27Amy Helm Rescue Me Rescue Me [Single] Amazon
28Marcia Ball Shine Bright Shine Bright Amazon

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