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
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)
Merry Christmas to all my followers and friends!
San Antonio, TX, December 2012
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.
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.