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Episode 60: Good Wholesome Roots Music

posted December 8, 2009, 9:47 am by dscanland | Filed Under Podcast | comment 1 Comment

Tags: roots, podcast, Califone, Cass McCombs, Wilco, Maria Taylor, Lightning Dust, alt-country, world, folk

This week I’m going to bring some roots type bands. Call it alt-country, call it folk, call it world. Whatever. It’s all wholesome, for the most part.

  • History – Lightning Dust (Infinite Light)
  • Orchids – Maria Taylor (LadyLuck)
  • Thirteen (Big Star cover) – Wilco (Big Star Small World)
  • The Executioner’s Song – Cass McCombs Catacombs)
  • Slow Down Jo – Monsters of Folk (Monsters of Folk)
  • Fatalidade – Cesaria Evora (Nha Sentimento)
  • Convenient Parking – Sun Kil Moon (Tiny Cities)
  • In The Avalon/Little Killer – Molina And Johnson (Molina And Johnson)
  • Alice Marble Gray – Califone (All My Friends Are Funeral Singers)


One Response to “Episode 60: Good Wholesome Roots Music”

  1. Profile photo of Brian Rutherford Brian Rutherford on December 8th, 2009 10:33 pm

    Again, another podcast, in which my ears are exposed to sounds I normally don’t feed ’em. Soft and subtle, the Roots genre has become sort of grayed over the years. By Grayed I mean, almost like its been kidnapped by many genres of influence. I enjoyed that Wilco cover for sho! VERY much a new fan of Cass McCombs who reminds me of Pat Macdonald, folk with funk soul. I especially enjoyed the random water drop effect.

    I’m still on the fence about supergroup Monsters Of Folk… its twangy, smooth and tasty, but it’s missing something I can quite put my finger on. I think I’ve enjoyed Cesaria Evora the most… upbeat yet sultry espanol sifting through subtlety. Need to freshen up on my spanish as well, but regardless music is a universal language.

    SunKillMoon was dope, but never thought anyone could cover Modest Mouse well. I enjoyed this hidden treasure. After several attempts at alerting me of Califone, you finally grabbed me…Funky roots folk with a tight set of vocals leading the way. Almost The Eelsish!

    You teach me every week Dennis, how will I ever repay all these years of knowledge?!

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