The Stray Birds : Best Medicine

The first song I heard by a band that was previously unknown to me. Of course this sounds quite a lot like Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings’ work, but what the hell is wrong with that? Nothing, that’s what.


Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer : Gentle Arms Of Eden

This song was newly written at the time of this recording at Sisters Folk Festival in Sisters, OR. It also appeared on the last album Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer should record together before Carter’s death in 2002, Drum Hat Buddha. Read my review of their album Seven Is The Number here

Bill Morrissey and Greg Brown : He Was A Friend Of Mine

Just bought the album of the same name and it is really outstanding – which could have been expected of course, coming from Mrs. Morrissey and Brown. This version of the classic He Was A Friend Of Mine is gorgeous and heartwarming.

For Tex Art Hobart and Michael Roth (who are both alive and well, by the way). You know who you are to me.