R.L. Burnside - Rollin’ and Tumblin’
i love the blues, especially the Delta Blues and mainly because of the slide. it’s the perfect music for a hot summer afternoon. if i wasn’t abstaining from booze these days, i’d be drinking a few glasses of whiskey with this one. “the river was whiskey and i was a diamond dog”
Patty Griffin – Live from the Artists’ Den
about time i obtained a PG CD. don’t know what’s taken me so long. i do love a strong rich voice. imagine her in a band with Neko Case and Margo Timmins, lordy, lordy. ”Get yourself another fool”
The Black Keys – Rubber Factory
i have two of their albums already, so getting another one wasn’t a big stretch. some musicians are worthy of collection and the BK fit this category for me. strong rhythms, sexy voice, mesmerizing guitar… can’t go wrong. i’ve only listened to this a bit since i downloaded this morning and so i’m waiting for it to hit as strongly as their first CD The Big Come Up did. doesn’t hurt that they play Burnside covers such as Busted.
Samantha Cain and the Midnight Shivers– You (Understood)
never heard of before. love the voice(s) (similar to the Heartless Bastards), the lyrics, the music. & hey, there’s a banjo! “I wake up all rewired…”
so what’s all this got to do with literary stuff? maybe nothing to you or maybe something. for me, it’s all related: music, art, literature...from spark to spark.