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Both Kinds of Music

Elwood: What kind of music do you usually have here?
Claire: Oh, we got both kinds. We got country *and* western.
- The Blues Brothers

This ain't your Dad's country music. It's your Granddad's! None of that new Nashville bullshit either.

Both Kinds of Music digs deep to find musical ephemera from Country Legends, Seasoned Pros and Fresh Upstarts.

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Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited

Kris Kristofferson, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings - The Ballad of Ira Hayes

Well, this is the most honest/wrenching thing you’ll hear today.

From the new album, Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited.

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Valerie June and The Tennessee Express

Valerie June and the Tennessee Express - Raindance

Did you know Valerie June teamed up with Old Crow Medicine Show for an EP back in 2010? Me neither.

Valerie bills her music as “Organic Moonshine Roots”. She owns a unique voice that will perk up your ears and stick with you. Prior to her label debut from 2013, Pushin’ Against A Stone, she released two self-produced albums and two collaborations - the one above, plus The Wandering - Go On Now You Can’t Stay Here, which also featured Amy LaVere, Shannon McNally, Luther Dickinson and Sharde Thomas. 

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The Grand Old Gospel

Porter Wagoner & The Blackwood Brothers Quartet - There’s A Higher Power

Wash away the sins on Saturday night with a Sunday spiritual.

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The Complete Smash Sessions

Charlie Rich - Mohair Sam

Get your Saturday night dance party started.

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When The Whiskey Calls

The Freightshakers - When The Whiskey Calls

I had heard of these guys, but until a few weeks ago hadn’t seen them live. You know how it is - they’re based in Orange County and who in their right mind goes there when you live in L.A.? 

Anyhow, they ended up playing a bar in San Juan Capistrano and billed it as Chicken Shit Bingo. If there’s one thing I’m a sucker for, it’s paying a few bucks to bet on where a caged hen will drop a turd. An hour drive to San Juan Capistrano to hang with the swallows then? OK, let’s go.

First off, the bar The Freightshakers played at, Swallows Inn? It’s one of those places covered head to toe in ephemera. Like going to a cowboy/biker version of McSorley’s in New York. 

The band played in the corner with the chicken close to the stage (bottom right). They play originals and the honky tonk classics, even with a little Dale Watson mixed in. The lead singer, Gethen, was a real personable guy - gave me shit about taking pics of the hen and then came out after the set and introduced himself by means of apologizing for said shit giving. 

Look…dancers! Everyone in LA is too cool for school when it comes to two-stepping at shows. Not here. They’ll boot scoot your ass out of the way if you’re just gawkin’ on the dance floor.

At the end of the day, there was good country music, awesome people watching, but unfortunately for this guy, no winning bingo numbers. 

If you’re in the California metropolitan region and like some hardcore honky tonk music, go see a show when they come around. Even if you’re not, The Freightshakers aren’t hard to find…

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We're Gonna Hold On

George Jones & Tammy Wynette - (We’re Not) The Jet Set

Tour Rome, Athens and Paris with the Joneses in your classic song of the day.

Cale Tyson w/Pete Lindberg - Traveling Man

"Can’t make a living, when you’re living in your car."

Mighty fine. Cale is a Nashville-based country singer who’s put out a few EPs and is set to release a full-length album in 2015.

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The Goldmine

Kelsey Waldon - Old Time Again

Have you heard The Gold Mine by Kelsey Waldon? You should take a listen, it’s good.

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The Cactus Blossoms

The Cactus Blossoms - Cold Foot Boogie

Sure hope these fellas get to releasing a new album soon.

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Help Me Make It Through The Night

Sammi Smith - But Know That I Love You

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The Great Mel Tillis Sings Walk On By & Other Great Country Hits#

Mel Tillis - Walk On, Boy

Underrated artist appreciation. His early stuff is crazy good.

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Hag: Concepts, Live & the Strangers - The Capitol Recordings 1968-1976

Merle Haggard - I Saw The Light

Is today’s Sunday Sermon the greatest country hymn or the greatest country hymn?

First impression of Shooter Jennings’ Don’t Wait Up (For George): Imagine they hired George Jones to sing his songs in the style of the Pretty In Pink soundtrack at The Gathering of the Juggalos. Then they found out George was dead so they got this maroon to fill in. 

One word review: unnecessary. Too brief? Ok fine. Completely unnecessary.

My first impression of the new Billy Joe Shaver album, Long In The Tooth: I didn’t know Brak from Space Ghost made a country record.

The title track is just plain awful and the duet with Willie is typical old man “the world changed, but I didn’t, so why did I get left behind” jibber jabber.

The rest…like a portfolio teacher I had once wisely said, “it’s not making me shit my pants, but it’s OK.”

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Hair In My Eyes Like a Highland Steer

Corb Lund - Good Copenhagen

"Look out for them wranglers out in Longview with the left, back pocket worn out of their jeans."