Back Road Bound’s Favorite Songs Of 2014

To wrap up the year 2014 I made a mix with some of my most-loved songs released this year.

Follow the link below to hear them on Mixcloud

The Tracklist:

Willie Dunn : I Pity The Country (from Native North America Vol. 1)

Sun Kil Moon : Jim Wise (from Benji)

Conor Oberst : Night At Lake Unknown (from Upside Down Mountain)

Willy Mitchell : Call Of The Moose (from Native North America Vol. 1)

Luther Dickinson : Bar Band (from Rock’n’Roll Blues)

Hard Working Americans : Straight To Hell (from Hard Working Americans)

Wes Tirey : Come Home (The End Is Near Blues) (from O, Annihilator)

John Angaiak : Hey, Hey, Hey, Brother (from Native North America Vol. 1)

Lucinda Williams : Burning Bridges (from Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone)

Joe Henry : Grave Angels (from Invisible Hour)

Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt : Sky Picked Blue (from For Keeps)

Groupe Folklorique Montagnais : Tshekuan Mak Tshetutamak (from Native North America Vol. 1)

Taj Mahal : Cakewalk Into Town

Until very recently I only knew Taj Mahal by name and from his fabulous contribution to Michelle Shocked’s Arkansas Traveler . I am not really the biggest Blues-aficionado but I like some every now and then, especially when it comes to the more rural Folk and Country Blues artists. Then I bought The Best Of Taj Mahal and discovered this gem of a song. It makes me grin from ear to ear when I listen to it.

Native North America (Vol. 1 : Aboriginal Folk, Rock and Country, 1966 – 1985)

This release touches some of my main concerns at the moment, music and Native American interest. I haven’t got the album yet, but have recently ordered it. I will be writing more about it once I have got the album and had the chance to engange with it properly. In the meantime, here’s a link to a short video on YouTube explaining what the project is about.

For more information, please also check the following link to the label website.